Exclusive Video Premiere From “Last Days Here”

February 28, 2012

Much of Bobby Liebling’s life seems completely improbable. The Pentagram singer, despite a decades-long battle with drug addiction, is alive today and still performing. And Pentagram’s musical career/trajectory has been even more bizarre. Starting in the early ’70s, the band has experienced tumultuous lineup changes (and break-ups), botched recording deals and enough drama for a…

Paradise Lost haunts the chapel, Parts I & II

February 28, 2012

Without spilling too much digital ink, we’d like say we’re pretty chuffed — as Mick Harris would say circa ’91 — to be premiering not one but two studio reports for beloved doom metal outfit Paradise Lost. The Yorkies — not the dog, natch — are preparing for the release of new album, Tragic Idol,…

INTERVIEW || ex-Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris on Scum, Scorn and the hell of urban living

February 27, 2012

Before getting round to talking about the imminent reissue of Napalm Death’s now 25-year-old [iconic/seminal/etc.] debut Scum, the Deciblog is engaging Mick Harris in a discussion about his favorite fish—the barbel. You see, Napalm Death’s drummer from the years between ’85 and ’91 has long since put his sticks down, and—in his words—has dropped out…

Black metal warriors Nightbringer added to open Denver date of the Decibel Magazine Tour

February 27, 2012

Now that we’ve announced doom gods Evoken and black-sludge purveyors Wolvhammer as regional openers of the inaugural, totally tits Decibel Magazine Tour, it’s time we bring the music down a few shades of color. See, Evoken are a dark shade of grey, clouds of doom and desolation, so to speak. Wolvhammer slide along the grey…

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

February 24, 2012

What’s up, mothersquawkers? Let’s get it the peck on. Deep, minimalistic, black, doomy and cold. You like where this is going? This is a great way to describe Omens by the French band MONARCH! Fuzzy guitars, pounding drums and haunted vocals are the norm here for these doomsters. This thing is beaking DENSE, like a…

LIVE REVIEW | Kylesa w/Circle Takes The Square & Ken Mode – 23rd Feb 2012

February 24, 2012

Tearing half-empty venues apart with earnest vigor is all just part of the job when you’re KEN mode and opening a three-band bill on schoolnight. But y’know there are worse ways to working your ticket across Europe, spreading at-once fierce and reflective metal/hardcore/noise jams to crowds that might lack the numbers but not the appreciation….

MY, HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED

February 23, 2012

The same bunches of you reading this who are still scratching your heads over why this post from a couple weeks ago created any amount of anything, anywhere in anybody are the same bunches of you who’ll likely be confused when we mention how compilation records used to be fucking awesome. “How the fuck?” we…

Decibrity Playlist: Shane Embury (Napalm Death)

February 23, 2012

In the preface to his interview with Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway in Issue #89, J. Bennett wrote that “[t]here are few bands you can rely upon to deliver the fucking goods on their 14th album. Or to even make it that far in the first place. The number of grind outfits that have accomplished…

STREAMING: Asphyx “Deathhammer”

February 23, 2012

I covered Asphyx in Decibel #89 [Municipal Waste cover] and from that feature, I quickly realized that across Asphyx’s impressive, if somewhat under sung, discography, the Dutch outfit has the word ‘death’ in nearly half of its discography; 3 out of 8, to be more precise. Well, that fact wasn’t lost on drummer/songwriter Bob Bagchus,…

Helms Alee’s Ben Verellen discusses video for “8/16”

February 22, 2012

Click Here To Watch The Video Who came up with this? Was it a band effort or was there one lone genius amongst you? I don’t remember how it came up, all I know is that it’s been an idea for as long as we’ve been a band. How did you pick the videos? Were…