Megadeth – “Rust in Peace”

March 30, 2012

Rust in Peace, as you will learn, wasn’t written in a day. It wasn’t even written in the studio—well, Dave Ellefson’s “Dawn Patrol” was birthed there—over many months, like so many records of the day were.

The Lazarus Pit: Disgust’s Brutality of War

March 30, 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 discharge the extreme noise terror…

Streaming: Hour of 13 “Who’s to Blame”, new track from forthcoming LP

March 30, 2012

The last time we saw photographic evidence of what Hickory, NC doom troupe Hour of 13 get up to when taking care of official band business—heavy metal, viz. doom in the vein of St.Vitus et al—they were hanging out in a forest with a naked girl squatting in the foreground. Since then they’ve went off-radar….

Catching Up With: ROTTENNESS

March 29, 2012

Rot of any description isn’t the sort of thing that comes to mind when you think of Cancun. But even dudes living life by the beach, surrounded by fluorescent coloured drinks, bronzed locals and tourist eye candy aren’t immune from becoming obsessed with death metal and grindcore, dedicating one’s life to the noise and kicking…

Decibrity Playlist: “Best of” Meshuggah

March 29, 2012

Sure, Meshuggah releasing its seventh full-length on Tuesday was an event in and of itself. But what has gotten somewhat lost amidst the furor is that, for the quintet, this year marks a quarter century of polyrhythms, polymeters and, of course, polytours. To celebrate both achievements, we enlisted the help of some of the many…

Dave Mustaine releases another thing worse than ‘Risk’

March 28, 2012

Endless excretor Dave Mustaine decided it was about time to unleash another turdlet in the punch bowl of public discourse by affirming his fuzzy knowledge of history, geography and conspiracism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpZzFYYWFj8&t=7m52s (If you go back a little you’ll hear the equally incredible assertion that Rick Santorum could be the next JFK.) So yes, Mustaine is…

The Decibel Magazine Tour Official Video Trailer

March 28, 2012

The unholy unification of Euro extremists Behemoth, Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude on this spring’s Decibel Magazine will be having its way with U.S. audiences in just a couple weeks. But the official tour trailer is here now: Psyched? You should be. Go get your tickets here. See you down in front.

STREAMING: General Surgery’s “A Collection of Depravation”

March 28, 2012

It ain’t often we here at the Deciblog get to premiere a 30-track album. That’s like reading a book for fuck’s sake. (I’m currently reading Holy Blood Holy Grail, and who knew the French were so important to history?) Anyway, General Surgery, as you may or may not know, are the first (and best) CarcassClone….

How About Some Split Cranium (feat. Aaron Turner)?

March 27, 2012

So had everything worked out just right, we’d be giving you an exclusive premiere of this track from Split Cranium. However, considering the fact the album came out last week, some of you may have already “premiered” it on your home stereo. And, as such, the “exclusive” part of this is moot. For those of…

Mike IX Williams — Live from the Corner of Devastation Street!

March 27, 2012

As above, so below. Through his work with EyeHateGod, Outlaw Order, Arson Anthem, and The Guilt of… Decibel readers have long known Mike IX Williams as one of extreme music’s most distinctive, subversive and iconoclastic voices. Less attention has been paid, however, to Williams’ similarly idiosyncratic and visionary literary output, including his excellent collection of…