Marc Okubo (Veil Of Maya) Interviewed By Facebook & Twitter Users

December 9, 2010

Since we do more interviews than we ever care to admit (transcription is the devil!), we figured we’d open the journalistic kimono to our Facebook and Twitter friends/haters when the opportunity to interview Chicago tech-death specialists Veil of Maya presented itself.  We always ask the same damned questions. “When did you form?”, “Why did Johnny…

Bonus Q&A with Oderus Urungus

December 8, 2010

Shortly after our trip to the Slave Pit to bring you this month’s GWAR cover story, we sent foul-mouthed front-cretin Oderus Urungus a few follow-up questions via email. Here’s what he told us between long, suffocating hits from his trusty crack pipe: GWAR has been threatening to exterminate the human race for 25 years now,…

Slay Bells

December 8, 2010

If you couldn’t tell by the zombie Santa chilling up top, Mr. Richard Christy himself is hosting a horror fest this Saturday on ReelzChannel, the only TV station that I’m not sure I can correctly pronounce. The heavy metal/horror guru, whose monthly Horrorscope article really ties every Decibel issue together, will be showing films, taking…

Please Explain the Heavy Metal Holiday Commercial

December 8, 2010

The world of marketing and consumerism and why people buy what they buy is a mystery to this simpleton. I understand people want to look cool and feel good about themselves, and marketing exists in part to make those two things happen. I also understand we rely on fancy, flashy corporations to prescribe and sell…

New Sodom Tracks “Storm Raging Up” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

December 7, 2010

Over the last two weeks we’ve been fortunate enough to open two cans of Sodom tear gas on your sorry asses. Week 1 we premiered an uncompromisingly intense set of tracks in “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire”. For Week 2, another two cans of Sodom tear gas were ceremoniously launched out of the dB…

The Shape of Voluntary Exchange to Come

December 7, 2010

Regular Decibel readers have long been aware of the charms, brilliant hot hot chaotic post-hardcore jams, and edifying intellectual aspects of Look What I Did. (Who could not love a band that titles an album Atlas Drugged then plumps it with songs like “My Girlfriend, Leo Strauss,” “Pussy Comitatus,” “Jekyll Island Fiat Scratch”?!) Those who don’t…

Dukatalon “Saved By Fear” Full Album Streaming

December 6, 2010

Track-by-track commentary by Zafrir Zori (Dukatalon) “Pai’s” [audio:http://www.decibelmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/01-Peis.mp3] A person who holds an arrogant truth, taunts, preaches, and tries proving everyone wrong ends up being the worst of them all. “Run” [audio:http://www.decibelmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/02-Run.mp3] This one deals with a state of mind where you want to run away and dwell in a secluded place, but such place…

Vanity Nemesis: Stuff on License Plates

December 3, 2010

There comes a time–mostly mid-to-late teens–when you want your preferences known. Any and all preferences. Musical, religious, movie, food, drink, fuck partner, etc. You broadcast your preferences anywhere there’s retail space. Could be on a folder you bring to class (admittedly, I’ve never seen, “I fuck Amanda” instead of “I love Amanda” scrawled on a…

Twitter Must Be Destroyed

December 3, 2010

Even if you’re a grumpy asshole like me who fears and detests Twitter, today’s the day to visit ours. Specifically, 3 to 4 p.m. EST, as 43-billion-year-old Scumdogia expat/January cover star Oderus Urungus will log in to discuss doily mending, cookie icing and Advent calendars with the Decibel faithful. Share your favorite book in the…

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

December 3, 2010

Every Friday, Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. Waldo here. There’s not really much to “crow” about this week in the way of new releases. In fact, it seems like most labels aren’t really doing much this week, but first…