Brutal Truth

Track Premiere: End Christian – ‘Delivered In Shame’

July 26, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from End Christian, featuring members of Brutal Truth, Hex Inverter and more.

EXTREME CONDITIONS DEMAND EXTREME INSTRUMENTS: OWN DANNY LILKER’S BRUTAL TRUTH BASS

December 14, 2016 Shawn Macomber

“Works fine, but looks a little beat up due to being my main bass during Brutal Truth’s career in the early 90s.”

So reads the no doubt understated Ebay listing for the US-made B.C. Rich 4-string bass extreme music trailblazer and living heavy metal legend Danny Lilker — revisit our “Better Living the Danny Lilker Way” for a reminder of the man’s unquestionable supremacy — deployed on such landmark Brutal Truth grinders as Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses and Need To Control as well as S.O.D.’s 1992 Live at Budokan.

Venomous Concept

January 26, 2016 Shawn Macomber

Kick Me Silly – VC III
Bigger Bang
dB Rating: 8/10

Danny Lilker’s Short Retirement: Stream Blurring

April 22, 2015 Justin Norton

Last we checked wasn’t Brutal Truth/SOD/Nuclear Assault impresario and longtime Decibel friend Danny Lilker retiring? Well, that didn’t take too long. The guy just put out another grindcore record!

Better Living, The Dan Lilker Way

November 11, 2014 Shawn Macomber

My review of Dave Hofer’s excellent Perpetual Conversion: 30 Years & Counting in the Life of Metal Veteran Dan Lilker — out now on Handshake, Inc — will appear in an upcoming issue of Decibel, but the book is such a crazy, inspiring smorgasbord of gonzo metal history/wisdom a distillation of a dozen of its…

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Danny Lilker Biography “Perpetual Conversion”

March 18, 2014 Jeff Treppel

Danny Lilker is a goddamn legend in the metal scene. His long history includes stints in bands as diverse and influential as Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, Storm Troopers of Death, and Brutal Truth. Now on the verge of his 50th birthday, he’s announced his retirement from the touring life, and what better to celebrate his accomplishments…

EXCLUSIVE: Danny Lilker Elaborates on Departure from Brutal Truth

January 15, 2014 Jesse Chase

On Friday, January 10, Brutal Truth bassist Danny Lilker announced via Facebook that he “will be retiring from being a full time recording and touring musician” on his forthcoming 50th birthday, October 18, 2014. The news flash resonated throughout the entire online extreme community, who, in the process, appears to have disregarded Lilker’s commitment to…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Read This Now!

November 8, 2013 Adem Tepedelen

There are all kinds of new products popping out of the woodwork in the Decibel Universe right now. You may have heard of this limited-edition 100th Issue Show: The Movie DVD that’s just arrived at dB HQ. Then there’s the Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue that’ll be the perfect holiday…

No Chimes in Decibel-land

February 8, 2012 Zach Smith

About two weeks ago, a massive set of Bob Dylan covers compiled to honor 50 years of Amnesty International—4 discs, 73 tracks and 73 different artists—hit shelves.  Sure, it’s fascinating to see an expansive and eclectic roster that includes old-timers like Pete Townsend, Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler alongside relative newcomers like The Gaslight Anthem,…

Secret to Placing in Decibel’s Year-End Top 5 Revealed!

January 3, 2012 Adem Tepedelen

First we’d like to congratulate Tombs on topping our annual list of the Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2011. It was, of course, well deserved. Not all our readers may agree with it, but then again there’s no satisfying the most extremely extreme readership in all of metaldom. You’re an opinionated lot, and we love…

The Truth is a Brutal-ful Thing

November 17, 2010 Andrew Bonazelli

Hopefully you’ve already heard the news about our incredible new Decibel Flexi Series—a subscriber-only treat in which one band each month will drop exclusive unreleased music on clear vinyl inside the magazine—and if so, you know that the first artist stepping up to deliver the brutal is, appropriately, Brutal Truth. But that’s not the only…

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

October 18, 2010 Chris Dick

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…

Brutal Truth – “Need to Control”

August 1, 2006 Decibel Magazine

When New York grinders Brutal Truth released their debut, Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses, bassist extraordinaire Danny Lilker (Anthrax, S.O.D., Exit-13) had just severed his ties with Nuclear Assault.