Decibrity Playlist: Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost)

April 19, 2012

British legends Paradise Lost will release their thirteenth album on Tuesday, the latest entry in a discography that is quickly approaching a quarter-century worth of releases. To celebrate this achievement, we asked guitarist Greg Mackintosh to a pick a non-PL record that related in some way to each of the thirteen full-length PL records that…

Buy a killer t-shirt from Justin Bartlett because fuck cancer

April 18, 2012

Justin Bartlett, eternal metal art badass, is going through some trying times. His 28-year-old sister Ashley was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer on March 3rd and: On March 5th, she underwent emergency grueling surgery which seemed to last a day. Not only did the surgeons remove a 6″ and an 8″ tumor removed, they…

Interview: Mares of Thrace, Part II

April 18, 2012

Last week, I interviewed one half of Calgary’s Mares of Thrace – the singing/guitar playing half, Therese Lanz – about a bunch of stuff that didn’t really have anything to do with the band or their upcoming release (next week!) on Sonic Unyon Metal, The Pilgrimage. This week, I offer this chat with drummer Stefani…

Exclusive Premiere: New Live Rwake 7″

April 17, 2012

The same folks, Handshake, Inc., who had the good sense to bring you Managing Editor Andrew Bonazelli’s latest mixed-media masterpiece, DTV, have provided us with two exclusive like Rwake tracks from a very special upcoming 7″. The two savage tunes, “Forge” and “Imbedded”—both from If You Walk Before You Crawl You Crawl Before You Die—were…

STREAMING: Marduk “Souls for Belial”

April 17, 2012

Unless you live in Sweden and can subscribe to Sweden Rock Magazine for less than $132.77 per year (that’s the rate to America), chances of owning a physical CD slice of Marduk’s new “Souls for Belial” single are slim at best — pretty much up to eBay and/or those of you lucky enough to have…

Video Premiere: ÆGES “My Medicine”

April 17, 2012

As someone who grew up on shitty Midwestern boner rock radio, I get a little more excited than most of our staff (most of whom were making corpsepaint rorschachs in their diapers) when a clever, no-bullshit hard rock band graces our pages. ÆGES have already got some Upfront and reviews section love (well, they will…

Confessions: Orange Goblin on the beer and on the road

April 16, 2012

Orange Goblin’s appetite for ale is the stuff of legend. When the Deciblog caught up with them prior to the long-awaited release of Eulogy for the Damned, frontman Ben Ward, bassist Martyn Millard, drummer Christ Turner and guitarist Joe Hoare were piecing together the making of an album that was recorded over nine weekend sessions….

The Varg Vikernes Spring Collection is Here!

April 16, 2012

Look, as regular viewers of Project Runway and The Rachel Zoe Project already well and truly understand, there is a fine line between embodying haute couture and becoming, in the immortal words of Tim Gunn, “a pterodactyl out of a gay Jurassic Park.” In Varg Vikernes’ promo shoot for the upcoming (actually quite excellent!) third…

NOW There Will Be Blood: Watain Finally Join the Decibel Magazine Tour

April 16, 2012

After very regrettably missing the first four dates of the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour due to visa delays, black metal miscreants Watain officially enter the fold at tonight’s show in Lawrence, KS. We’re all beyond thrilled to finally see the completion of this diabolical puzzlebox, and you should be too. Let’s all go off to…

The Lazarus Pit: Disharmonic Orchestra’s Expositionsprophylaxe

April 13, 2012

Welcome to The Lazarus Pit, a biweekly look at should-be classic metal records that don’t get nearly enough love; stuff that’s essential listening that you’ve probably never heard of; stuff that we’re too lazy to track down the band members to do a Hall Of Fame for.  This week, we have another Dis- band, although…