Wolvhammer Star In: Yet Another Tour Diary, Except This One’s Maybe Funny and Original II: The Secret of the Booze

November 1, 2010

When they’re not getting down with the Cinnabon sickness at the Mall of America, Minneapolis BM punks Wolvhammer enjoy decimating faces on tour. Drummer/resident smartass Heath Rave will give us the gory, hopefully idiotic details. Thursday, Oct 28 Good morning/afternoon/evening to all of my fellow fans of heavy music (i.e. snobby, opinionated, nerdy shitheads). I’ve…

Valient Thorr Tour Diary, Part 667 (Skipped 666; Final)

October 29, 2010

By Valient Himself (Valient Thorr) Alahoyus. This will be the final transmission of the VALIENT THORR FALL- INTO MADNESS TOURR. Or the VALIENT THORR AUTUMN OF 1000 CHARACTERS TOURR. Or whatever. I like to change the name nightly. We have definitely met some interesting cats out there this go round. When we last left off,…

The Decibel Study Hall of Fame: Reign in Blood

October 28, 2010

Those of you who dragged your asses to the previously formatted Deciblog on a regular basis might be familiar with my 8-year-old son, Sam. At the time, he won a trio of bad-ass Immortal skatedecks, courtesy of Vans and Nuclear Blast, for dropping 75 words about how bad-ass he thought Immortal is. Truth is, he…

Win Lesbian’s “Stratospheria Cubensis”

October 28, 2010

It’s contest time, motherfuckers (no offense). Lesbian, the Seattle psych-metal maelstrom who write the kind of music Satan himself smokes weed to, have released their newest record, Stratospheria Cubensis (Important). It is an incredible leap from their Power Hor debut, both sonically technically, while still pushing their singular sound. Just look what our own Leah…

Mike Huckabee Endorses Torche + Gutfeld Interview

October 27, 2010

Former Arkansas governor, presidential candidate, and current Huckabee talk show host Mike Huckabee is Fox News Channel’s first (and possibly last) “Doom Metal Expert”. No shit! Decibel doesn’t even have a resident “Doom Metal Expert” — well, Scott Koerber and EIC Mr. Mudrian have the right credentials, but have never self-proclaimed “I am a Doom…

Win a Copy of American Hardcore: A Tribal History, the 2nd Edition

October 27, 2010

Nine years ago this month, author Steven Blush released the hardcore book-of-books, American Hardcore: A Tribal History. Because he’s a glutton for punishment, he updated the book to include a load of new material: The author has updated all of the chapters, added a new one titled “Destroy Babylon,” which explores the mutant forms of…

Carnifex (Nefarium) interviewed

October 26, 2010

What is black metal?Carnifex: Nefarium’s (Myspace link) primary thought concerns the communicative aspect, with the idea that a black metal listener could understand a message of hate and anger towards those elements that can be [considered] personal. In an apathetic and driven world, powered by hypocrisy, we seek personal illumination to give the most adequate…

A Giant Headache

October 26, 2010

Ed Note: I don’t have the time (and perhaps not even the physical ability) to grow a Brian Wilson beard, as per my NLCS bet with Matt Harvey (plus, like you’re really gonna even remember this bet in the five weeks it would take to grow it), so just enjoy my concession speech. “In your…

Deciween: All Hail Shock Totem!

October 26, 2010

For those of us who prefer our Halloween more Samhain than All Saints’ Day it isn’t always easy to wade through the morass of dark culture in search of the elusive story/record/film that is both sinister and smart. Disappointments abound. So when Decibel caught wind of a discerning metalhead launching his own upscale horror publication,…

Nuns Have No Fun

October 25, 2010

If you’ve been following us here on the Deciblog for the last few months, you know that exactly every two weeks we post a flyer for something called Heavy Tuesday. We’re still not really sure what it is, but J. Bennett keeps insisting that it’s occasionally awesome. As far as we can tell, it’s this…