New Trailer for Thor Movie – It’s Hammer Time!

February 21, 2011

File this one under: shit that demands your inebriated attention. Come May 6, this movie is guaranteed to incite much forehead-smacking from Viking enthusiasts.

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 3

February 18, 2011

By Oscar Dronjak (HammerFall), Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament Being raised on the early UFC, I am a sucker for tournaments. While I completely understand why it was eventually abandoned, I do miss the real sport-feel coming with an elimination event. Just look at TUF (The Ultimate Fighter); I’m sure the format of winning to stay in…

The Lazarus Pit: Root’s Hell Symphony

February 18, 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.  Having…

Grandpas of the Grave

February 17, 2011

Geezer Butler confirmed this morning that, contrary to rumors, “there will be definitely no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.” I’d like to be one of the first people to say it publicly- Great. Black Sabbath is one of the only classic metal/rock bands…

STREAMING: Turisas “The Great Escape”

February 17, 2011

OK, so the Discovery Channel has Shark Week. Pretty cool series about fish at the top of the oceanic food chain. For the Deciblog, we’re officially calling this week (February 14th – February 20th) Viking Week. No, we don’ t have the budget to film bloody reenactments, travel to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, or the…

Debut: Rotten Sound- “Hollow”

February 16, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw8oYZdO22o On the internet, anything weird can be out-weirded. No matter how shocking or absurd something is, there is always plenty more around the corner to make it look tame by comparison. But with that said, this new clip by Rotten Sound is fucking weird. It would be a bad idea to give away much…

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Celtic Frost’s “Cold Lake”

February 16, 2011

Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every now and then, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the site to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody’s full of shit and said dud is, in fact,…

STREAMING: Liturgy’s “High Gold”

February 16, 2011

Thrill Jockey. A label known for its wide musical scope. Tortoise. Gaunt. Trans Am. David Byrne. Mouse On Mars. Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake. So, where does black metal fit into the aforementioned? It doesn’t. Which is precisely the point, I think. Satan’s square peg in New Music’s round hole. Brooklynites Liturgy have taken black…

Top 5 Metal Albums You Should Work-The-Fuck-Out To! by Charles Elliott (Abysmal Dawn)

February 15, 2011

By Charles Elliott (Abysmal Dawn) Decibel asked me to create a list of top 5 (insert inane subject here) things for their blog so this is what I came up with. I wasn’t big on working out really until maybe a year and half ago when I started going through a real rough patch in…

Who is Scarier: Big Brother or Freddy Cricien?

February 15, 2011

Ever wonder what Vinnie Stigma would do if he encountered a litter bug while playing chess in a little piazza? The new video for the Madball track “All or Nothing” off Empire has the answer: He’d tell the punk to keep Brooklyn beaut-ee-ful, or else. Actually, prowling around the city looking for at-risk youth is…