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Hall of Fame Countdown: Carcass’s “Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious”

November 7, 2019

Ranking the songs on Carcass‘s Hall of Fame-inducted blasterpiece Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious from least awesome to most awesome.

Entombed – “Clandestine”

October 27, 2016

Trying to follow the Swedish death metal institution’s lineup throughout the years takes more brain cells than anyone who has spent most of their life listening to Swedish death metal has left, so it’s a particularly gnarly conundrum.

Do your best Bolt Thrower, win a limited Bolt Thrower LP

February 12, 2014

Our friends at Century Media records recently unveiled something incredibly cool: a limited 500-run vinyl pressing of Bolt Thrower’s War Master. Here’s how they describe it: Pressed in a double gatefold format, this special War Master reissue features three sides of “blood-drenched” hymns on red/silver splattered white wax with side 4 being an exclusive etching….

Interview: Mick Harris and Shane Embury recall Napalm Death’s debut Peel Session

September 23, 2013

How did Napalm Death get its first Peel Session? Shane Embury: “I joined Napalm in July ’87, so the first thing I ever did with Napalm Death was a Peel Session—even before we had played live or anything, strangely enough. At that time, the BBC would have contacted Earache and this guy Martin Nesbitt was…

Cauldron: The Final Chapter

July 2, 2013

We asked Toronto’s premiere purveyors of “true, unadulterated heavy metal” Cauldron to keep tabs on the havoc and devastation left behind in the wake of the band’s epic America’s Lost tour and dudes did not disappoint. (See earlier posts here and here.) We couldn’t resist beginning the third diary entry at Orion Fest before going…

EXCLUSIVE: Godflesh clip from Maryland Deathfest: The Movie III

May 8, 2013

There’s no introductory preamble necessary for this clip from Maryland Deathfest: The Movie III. You all know that Maryland Deathfest is an obligatory pilgrimage for any self-respecting blastbeat-worshipping Decibangers. And Godflesh are, well Godflesh: The marriage of riff to machine, the sound of urban alienation, of a dead city collapsing in on itself, et cetera….

STREAMING: Natur “Vermin Rift”, from long-awaited debut LP

April 27, 2012

Since Natur received a commendation from Fenriz’s Band of the Week approval bunker, the folks waving the searchlight through metal’s underground have been waiting impatiently for signs that the New York quartet could all get themselves into a studio and actually release an album. A four-track demo, released two years ago and featuring signature track…

WIN STUFF: Celebrate 25 years of Earache by winning a bunch of swag!

January 13, 2012

Earache records is officially 25 years young this year. While it was the vinyl-only release of The Accüsed’s The Return of Martha Splatterhead that marked the label’s debut, it was the release of Napalm Death’s inconic/incendiary/etc debut, ‘87’s Scum, that started an uncanny hot-streak for the label, one which saw them go on to bogart…

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…

Never get off the van: Wormrot check-in from UK tour with Evisorax

September 12, 2011

Singapore grind trio Wormrot’s sophomore UK tour Evisorax was the sort of faceripper that had the usual confederacy of punk and metal extremists out in force, complete with dogs on strings, and the usual anarcho-patched collective. The Deciblog could only witness first-hand the fireworks-indoors intensity of tour finale in London, but enlisted band manager Azean…