Snake, Rattle, Rock ‘n’ Roll

October 20, 2010

Greetings, unwashed Philadelphians. Short of a midweek rainout, there won’t be a Phillies game to command your undivided attention this Friday; hell, we may even know the victor of this high-stakes wager by then. So, take a break from pondering the complexities of the double switch, hop on the Blue Line and do irreparable auditory…

Picture of the Day 10-20-10

October 20, 2010

It’s no secret that Decibel writers spend lots of time looking at pictures of cats on the internets. The December 2009 issue featured the Cutest Kittehs in Metal story. We’re disciples of I Can Has Cheezburger and Cute Overload. When I stumbled upon this picture of a 4-month-old European Burmese kitten at some ridiculous cat…

Johan Ericsson’s (Shadowgarden) Top 5 Swedish Gothic Metal Records

October 19, 2010

By Johan Ericsson (Shadowgarden, Draconian, Doom:VS) 5. Bay Laurel – Where Pain Comes to Die (2000) This is a forgotten gem. I don’t know what the sales were for this album but I guess not many people have heard it. After releasing a couple of albums and EPs this came to be their final release….

Modern Life: Kottonmouth Kings, Medicaid Fraud, & Gilbert Gottfried Edition

October 19, 2010

From the crackerjack crime-fighting outfit at the Idaho District Attorney’s office comes word, via press release, of a great & glorious victory: A Hayden psychosocial rehabilitation worker was sentenced today for Medicaid Provider Fraud, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. First District Judge John P. Luster sentenced Lindsay A. Nelson, 26, to 30 days in jail,…

Stream the New Ehnahre Before You Can Pronounce It!

October 19, 2010

If that picture doesn’t make you want to roundhouse a 13-year-old’s teeth in during a wall of death, we feel sorry for you. Just kidding. Ehnahre are a pretty stellar DM/free jazz/esoterica hybrid from the perpetually psycho Crucial Blast envelope-pushers. Featuring members of dB favorite Kayo Dot, Taming the Cannibals is a late contender for…

James Delgado’s (Kill The Client) Top 5 Influential Tunes + Streaming Kill The Client MP3

October 18, 2010

By James Delgado (Kill The Client) We never really sounded like any of these bands in the end but the spirit of these specific songs were what we were tuning into back when we started this band up and after digging this little list up and playing it back all these years later… it still…

Incantation NYC Hall Of Fame Show – Moved

October 18, 2010

U.S. death metallers Incantation have had their Onward To Golgotha Hall of Fame show moved to Club Europa on November 20th, 2010. Again, the show will not take place at Rebel as previously published. Club Europa is located at: Europa Night Club 98 Meserole Ave. (corner of Manhattan Ave.) Brooklyn, NY 11222 Incantation will perform…

Valient Thorr Tour Diary, Part 665 (Almost Over)

October 15, 2010

By Valient Himself (Valient Thorr) Alahoyus Broskeetos, and Broskeetas. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you from out here in the concrete jungle.  This tour should have been called something with the words awesome, endurance, wisdom, speed, courage, and hecticness in there.  Come see Valient Thorr in the SUPER AWESOME SPEED…

Black Anvil Video Interview + Live

October 15, 2010

Scion Rock Fest 2010: Black Anvil Interview from Scion A/V on Vimeo. Black Anvil may’ve formed out of the ashes of punk outfit Kill Your Idols three short years ago, but today they’re a black/thrash powerhouse. New album, Triumvirate, is merely the beginning of the New Yorkers’ future reign as kings of U.S. aggression. Recognizing…

Strife Up Your Life

October 15, 2010

The first time I went to CMJ was, I dunno, eight years ago when I lived in Seattle. It coincided with Halloween, as usual, and having little petty cash or patience for costuming, I decided to take the super-innovative “Dawn of the Dead zombie” approach. The only problem was, instead of mixing my $2.99 Duane…