Lightning Swords Of Death Vinyl Contest

March 9, 2011

Remember grade school?  Those were the days, eh? Cap’n Crunch in the breakfast bowl and the world at your feet. Sure, there was some reading, writing and arithmetic in there somewhere, but mostly it was  just waiting for the bell to ring so you could go home and watch Def Leppard videos. In our case,…

A Billion Blackie Lawlesses, All Wanting to Fuck Like Beasts

March 8, 2011

As a jaded old man who still buys CDs, I’ve never thought much about how the youth of today kill time while ripping digital files off the information superdriveway. Well, some days you really do actually learn something new and thanks to a bit pulled together by the crack investigative journalism team over at Nerve…

Schmier (Destruction) “Day Of Reckoning” track-by-track commentary

March 8, 2011

Someone in grand old Europe stole our thunder by premiering new music by lauded German thrashers Destruction. So, we fought back by asking lead destructer, bassist/vocalist Schmier, to provide a track-by-track breakdown of new album, Day of Reckoning. Sure, a lot of the old guard have reformed and are releasing new albums with pretty decent…

Virgin America Airlines is Kvlt as Fvck

March 7, 2011

I’m jet lagged and red-eyed to the tits right now, so apologies in advance if this post is incomprehensible. The photo above was taken last night by moi aboard a Virgin America airplane. Instead of having a steward or stewardess go through the whole “what to do in case of an emergency and a dude…

STREAMING: Pentagram “Call the Man”

March 7, 2011

In many ways, the opportunity to stream new music from legendary rockers/proto-metallers Pentagram is both an honor and a surprise. The Virginians, who have been kicking around in some shape or form since the early ’70s, are, to many, on the same level as British gods Black Sabbath or Judas Priest. Sure, the latter have…

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 5

March 4, 2011

What: UFC 127When: February 26th, 2011 Where: Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia Te Huna vs. Gustafsson Sweden’s own Alexander Gustafsson made it onto the Ion broadcast of the prelims, and did not squander the opportunity as he put on quite the performance and defeated James Te Huna by rear naked choke towards the end of the…

The Lazarus Pit: Grief’s Come to Grief

March 4, 2011

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 for students of extreme metal that you may not have ever heard of.  Stuff that we’re too lazy to track down the band members to do a Hall Of Fame for.  This…

Decibel’s Internet Round-Up

March 3, 2011

Time for another assemblage of random links that I have dutifully stolen from other much more responsible blogs and nice people. 1. The_Network doing an incredible cover of Deadguy’s “Pins and Needles.” http://www.pinsandneedleszine.com/DL/97N/netp&n.mp3 2. A not yet finished rerecording of a track from Polonium, the band the Austerity Program was before they were the Austerity…

Top 6 Songs That Influenced Maruta

March 3, 2011

By Mitchell Luna (Maruta) It actually turned out to be a lot more difficult—than I anticipated—to narrow down the list to 10 bands that have greatly influenced Maruta, let alone 5. So, 6 made the cut! These are bands that in our opinion(s) did something new and fresh at the time. They all managed to…