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…

WTF o’ the Day: The Grammys Gave This Lady a Stroke (Maybe)

February 14, 2011

The Grammys caused a commotion last night with two major shockers—Justin Bieber was denied and then Arcade Fire got top honors with Album of the Year. Right, we know, you don’t give a shit about either, whatever, but the craziness was too much for CBS reporter Serene Branson. After the jump, watch a video of…

STREAMING: Amon Amarth “Slaves of Fear” Worldwide Exclusive

February 14, 2011

Awaken from your slumber you filthy Vikings! It’s time for battle! Make damned sure your Stiklestad swords are sharp, your shields mended, every link in your chainmail strong, and your helms strapped. And don’t forget those vambraces, my blood-thirsty mates! Last time Alvar forgot his and he got a nasty flesh-wound on his left forearm….

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Decibel Special!

February 14, 2011

For the few of you who aren’t resorting to celebrating this Valentine’s Day with, you know, whatever happens to pop up online, the big, annoying day’s right around the corner (Monday), and you probably haven’t gotten your significant other a damn thing yet. While nothing says love like inundating your cherished one with 12 months…

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 2

February 11, 2011

By Oscar Dronjak (HammerFall), A look at UFC 126 The UFC usually stacks their Super Bowl weekend card to the max, and this year was no exception. On paper, UFC 126 was an unbelievable card that had almost otherworldly expectations. And for once, there was no question it absolutely lived up to the hype! Miguel…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

February 11, 2011

Every other Friday, Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. Happy almost-V Day, you loveless fucks. First of all, I’m implementing a rating scale of 0-10 FUCKING pecks (you old school S.O.D. fans will know what’s up). Since it’s a day…

Decibel’s Internet Round-Up

February 10, 2011

Listen, I can’t compete with a metal post about redheads from a nice guy who does cool shit like this. So time to come up with a generic headline and just link to ten random things, most you’ve probably already seen. Let’s, uh, do this: 1. Guy in corpsepaint somehow turns “The Alphabet Song” into…

DevilDriver’s Dez FaFara Loves Redheads!

February 10, 2011

For some men it’s unmistakable: the draw the to the color red. Like a bull to the red cape of a matador, we men are transfixed, relentless in pursuit and the feeling is strong and pure. I myself have been with a “natural” redhead for years and every day I see her, the same drop…