Exclusive: Nails/Skin Like Iron Split 7″

January 11, 2012

Nails/Skin Like Iron: Split EP by Decibel Magazine On January 31st two unfuckwithable hardcore bands are co-self-releasing a four song 7″ that’s roughly a ten minute pillage of your every unshielded orifice. And while you should already feel compelled to pick up this split by Nails and Skin Like Iron, any skeptics can now hear…

STREAMING: Corrosion of Conformity – “The Doom,” brand new track from forthcoming LP

January 11, 2012

Having not released an album since 2005’s Southern riff compendium In the Arms of God, and since reformed as of summer 2010 with the much-loved Animosity-era lineup, anticipation for Corrosion of Conformity’s new studio album is such that we’d like to think that this stream of “The Doom” will be greeted by fainting fits, impulsive…

STREAMING: Terrorizer “Subterfuge”

January 11, 2012

There isn’t just a horde of zombies coming from Camp Terrorizer. There are hordes of zombies. Plural. As the first Terrorizer, helmed by the inimitable Pete “Commando” Sandoval, album since 2006’s Darker Days Ahead, Hordes of Zombies repositions two members of Morbid Angel as the bad-ass mother-monster truckers we’ve come to expect (at least since…

Anvil Ticket Giveaway: Lips! Vibrators! Metal!

January 10, 2012

We suckered you in with the giveaway, but in addition to that great offer, you’re gonna get more Anvil than you know what to do with. First, though, we’ll start with the tickets. Five lucky winners will receive a pair (that’s 2) of tickets to to see Canada’s finest old school metal-on-metal purveyors on Tue,…

Heretics Rising

January 10, 2012

Christ, it is tough to believe The Day the Sun Went Out came out long enough ago for Boysetsfire frontman Nathan Gray to be playing in a band with his seventeen year-old son, but what perhaps surprise even more is the buzzing vitality of the raw, frenzied, shades-of-early-Integrity metallic hardcore I Am Heresy delivers. Gray…

UK extremists The Atrocity Exhibit on fierce riffs and one-take grind

January 9, 2012

You’ve got to love and admire the optimism of people in the UK. While limited releases are a staple practice in underground music, adding both that exclusivity/collector appeal and some fiscal security, British grind champs The Atrocity Exhibit took it to, uh, extremes and limited the supply of 2011 faceripper Grind Over Matter to a…

STREAMING: The Devil’s Blood “Die the Death”

January 9, 2012

Self-described “occult rock” outfit The Devil’s Blood garnered a fair amount of attention on 2008’s Come Reap EP. Now that time separates Come Reap from The Devil’s Blood’s lauded debut, 2009’s The Time Of No Time Evermore, the mysterious, Fenriz-approved Dutch duo has prepared yet another ritual in the form of The Thousandfold Epicentre, a…

The Lazarus Pit: Gang Green’s Another Wasted Night

January 6, 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 tackle the best band to…

IN SOLITUDE INTERVIEW: Frontman Hornper on The World. The Flesh. The Devil.

January 6, 2012

According to the wholly democratic, incorruptible and failsafe Decibel End of Year Poll, In Solitude’s superlative The World. The Flesh. The Devil. was officially the fourth-best album of 2011. (Yeah, in reality it was probably like the third best, but that doesn’t matter, not really. The thing is not to sleep on it.) The coltish…

Flex Appeal

January 5, 2012

For about a year now, the paper and staple parent to this little blog thing you’re reading has been offering subscribers exclusive bonus tracks and covers by some of the magazine’s favourite folks via the antiquated and nostalgic, but nerdishly cool, medium of the flexi disc.