Murder Death Kill Mired In Controversy? No, Stupidity.

January 30, 2012

Metal writers (sorry, not journos) are subjected to a slew of email proclamations from publicists, labels, and other label-centric interests. Stuff like “on tour now”, “new promo materials”, “x band celebrates the release of y album”, and so on. Basically, every day it’s email after email of one band’s new album release after another. Well,…

Say hello to the weekend with RED FANG’s “Hank is Dead” video

January 27, 2012

Oh praise be! The most miserable month of the year is all but over and it’s the weekend. This has been such a dry-mouthed hump of a month, but when Red Fang released their video for their super-catchy loose-minded stoner jam “Hank is Dead” the Deciblog made like Barney Gumble with the non-alcoholic champagne and…

From the Middle East to Southern Ontario. An Interview with Nephelium

January 26, 2012

The band’s name may not be familiar to the majority of you and their moniker isn’t going to help them stand out from the crowd, but Toronto’s Nephelium is bound to garner interest solely based on the fact that they originally called Dubai home. And not the “new” Dubai where everything seems like it prolapsed…

Black Insect Laughter present: “Top 5 albums to download before they shut down the internet”

January 26, 2012

The sirens have sounded, and gears too big to comprehend are turning. In the wake of MegaUpload swallowing a massive Viral Load, it’s time to hurry up and download anything at all that you think you might need in your music catalog. It’s crunch time. Our laissez faire internet and “music is free attitude” may…

We Like ‘Girls Don’t Like Metal’

January 25, 2012

As any old schooler can attest to, gender equality in metal has never been better. But that doesn’t mean there still isn’t a very vocal contingent of the ever expanding scene that thinks chicks are dumb sluts who only go to shows because they’re drawn by the arousing potpourri of dread, sweat and a beer…

Fenriz (Isengard, Darkthrone) interviewed

January 25, 2012

How does the commentary track thing work? Are you talking over the music in real-time or is the commentary track spliced in after it’s finalized? Fenriz: Lord have mercy! Just listening to Viking’s Do or Die album from ‘87 on vinyl and starting the interview. Well, it works like a commentary track on a movie—I…

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Ferocious Fucking Teeth “Hinkley”, Albini-produced downcast noise-rock.

January 24, 2012

We’ve never been over to visit and the tourist information website was fucking useless, but we’d like to think that New London, Connecticut is just the sort of place where parents just vacate their family homes en masse for months at a time, and leave their surly offspring to mulch around in unwashed jeans and…

Decibel Magazine Tour Dates Revealed/Tickets on Sale Now!

January 24, 2012

The lineup reveal of the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour (featuring the star-studded, blackened Euro-revue of Behemoth, Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude) shook the world last week. But today we finish off with the announcement of the cities, venues and ticket info for the 26-date run. Start salivating, then go to http://decibelmagazinetickets.com and grab…

Requiem Metal Podcast: Pinged, Weakened & Chuffed by Hard ‘N Heavy’s Grindcore Special

January 24, 2012

There are game changers and then there are game changers. I wouldn’t say Hard ‘N Heavy’s Grindcore Special Issue was a game changer in the same way Entombed, Paradise Lost, Napalm Deafth (phonetic spelling, natch), Bolt Thrower, Tiamat, and many others were in the dimmest part of the early ’90s, but it, unlike any Xeroxed…

Streaming: Goatwhore Premiere from Blood For the Master

January 23, 2012

Talk about a kick-ass way to start the week. Not only did we put the Big Easy’s finest purveyors of blackened thrash, Goatwhore, on the cover of our current issue, we managed to wrangle a new tune off their upcoming Metal Blade album, Blood For the Master. “When Steel and Bone Meet” is everything we…