11.11.11: A Brouwer’s Beer Odyssey

November 15, 2011

Here’s the set-up: We’re in Seattle for a long weekend and we’re thirsty. So, of course we have to visit the recent the subject of our Brewtal Truth column, Matt Bonney, director of operations at Brouwer’s Cafe. As you may remember from our interview with Bonney in Decibel, Brouwer’s specializes in what he calls “the…

Not Quite Naughty Enough

November 15, 2011

Yep. It’s that time of year again when everyone starts bitching about department stores replacing the Katy Perry jams on the overhead sound system with whatever yuletide shit is forcing Burl Ives to roll over in his grave this year. Determined not to be outdone by Zakk Wylde — who is apparently following up his…

DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT Q&A: UK extremists on indivisibility, influences and hunting amplifiers

November 14, 2011

Dragged into Sunlight are one of the most exciting things to happen to the UK underground metal scene since Anaal Nathrakh started experimenting with black metal’s forbidden fruits and spitting the pips through a particle accelerator. Mixing elements of doom, black and death metal with a horrible, uncodified ritualistic live/visual aesthetic, Dragged into Sunlight genuinely…

STREAMING: Anal Cunt – Choice Possibly Gay Cunts from “The Old Testament”

November 14, 2011

Anal Cunt, otherwise known to jittery magazine editors and PC fucks the world over as AxCx, rarely failed to mash the fuck button like 5-year kids hopped up on donuts and Mt. Dew. Not solely because of the group’s name either. Fronted by Seth Putnam, the Massholes from Newton pushed every possible boundary and penetrated…

The Lazarus Pit: JPT Scare Band’s Sleeping Sickness

November 11, 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 that you’ve probably never heard of; stuff that we’re too lazy to track down the band members to do a Hall Of Fame for.  This week, we go back before the dawn…

EVILE INTERVIEW: Guitarist Ol Drake’s keeping the mystery and chasing off the influences

November 11, 2011

UK thrashers Evile were plucked from the womband signed to Earache in 2006, offered before the world as not only the saviors of UK thrash, heir apparent to Sabbat, but the more frenzied quarters of society were proffering them to be the next Metallica. Like, yeah, let’s not burden four kids form Huddersfield, a reasonably…

The 2011 Goregrowlers Ball: Come Growl With Us

November 10, 2011

It’s been well established that the Maryland Death Fest is the favourite annual gathering for us around here at Decibel HQ as well as for a couple thousand of y’all as well. This shouldn’t be taken to mean that there aren’t other extreme metal pow-wows taking place on American soil worthy of your time, money,…

Flesh Parade Installment 2: “Everything Went Black” Tattoo

November 10, 2011

Ah! It’s wonderful to get a tattoo up here that’s not on a man’s ass. Jack, from the valley of the dolls, brings us this fantastic pale slab of Black Flag ink. He clearly had the right idea when he got it. I don’t think you can fuck up with a Black Flag tat, and…

Exclusive- Beneath Oblivion: ‘From Man to Dust’

November 9, 2011

Beneath Oblivion: ‘From Man to Dust’ by Decibel Magazine Rarely do you hear a doom band so good at integrating other influences, from folk to death metal to experimental samples, while being so fucking good at also playing doom. But Beneath Oblivion has created a record that will satisfy those who crave a new spin…

D. (Woods of Desolation) Interviewed

November 9, 2011

Is Woods of Desolation a one-man outfit? You enlisted Tim Yatras (Nazxul, Lord) for the drums and vocals on new album, Torn Beyond Reason.D.: Yes. Woods of Desolation (WoD) will probably always consist of just myself whilst utilizing session members for recordings. Tim only agreed to help out on the Torn Beyond Reason album. Unfortunately,…