grindcore

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Napalm Death’s “Diatribes,” “Inside the Torn Apart” & “Words from the Exit Wound”

June 16, 2016

Even Napalm Death had growing pains. Our latest Justify Your Shitty Taste defends that era of the legendary grindcore band.

The Daily Grind: An Interview with Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway

May 26, 2016

Did you catch Napalm Death in the past couple of months when they rolled through your town? If not, you missed one of the most eclectic tour packages of 2016. We caught up with vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway ahead of the band’s first of two sold-out shows at Slim’s in San Francisco to talk about how the “Savage Imperial Death March Tour” came about, the logistics of grindin’ for six straight weeks and, of course, the three-ring circus that is American politics.

White Whale Caught: Memoriam/ex-Bolt Thrower Drummer Andy Whale interviewed

May 17, 2016

War master Andy Whale re-enters the realm of chaos for death/grind victory with Memoriam.

Make Your Day a Bit Uglier with this Musket Hawk Premiere

April 26, 2016

Equal parts bluesy sludge and trudging grind, Musket Hawk bring the slow despondency necessary on the most hungover of afternoons. 

Graf Orlock

March 28, 2016

Crime Traveler
Whoa, whoa, whoa—you on the list, fuckface?
dB Rating: 9/10

Venomous Concept

January 26, 2016

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

Napalm Death – “From Enslavement to Obliteration”

September 28, 2015

This particular iteration of Napalm Death was notably short-lived, but the sheer amount the quartet was able to accomplish in a two-year run between the summer of ’87 and summer of ’89 is absolutely mental.

Making Napalm: Q&A With Napalm Death Producer Russ Russell

May 6, 2015

One of the reasons Napalm Death has been so successful is their relationship with producer Russ Russell. Russell has worked with the band since 2000 and will probably be with them when they are making albums in their 70s. He joined us from England for a chat on working with the grind legends. 

Danny Lilker’s Short Retirement: Stream Blurring

April 22, 2015

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!

Exclusive: Napalm Death Video Premiere

January 23, 2015

Folks, that’s an animated Barney Greenway. Consider us chuffed. Napalm Death was recently featured on our cover in conjunction with the release of their massive new album Apex Predator-Easy Meat. In our story last month Greenway told us: “I know it sounds sickeningly upbeat but I’ve never gone into a show and been in the…

Q&A and Album Stream: Boddicker

November 19, 2014

If you don’t dig deep into the demos reviewed in our print edition you will miss many gems. Case in point: Boddicker‘s nasty little album Crime Upheaval, which reminded us of classics like World Downfall and Misery Index with Brujeria theatrics. Boddicker is actually the name of the villian in the original Robocop so there’s…

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #10: Marissa Martinez-Hoadley

May 7, 2014

Marissa Martinez-Hoadley is: A. Awesome B. Bandmates with our first ever studio participant Elizabeth Schall C. A bonafide shredder She’s also working to finalize a new Cretin album for release this year. It’s about eight years later than we wanted but it’s a new record so we’ll take it. Please welcome Marissa Martinez-Hoadley the shredder’s…

UK grinders Human Cull talk tribalism, bleak anger and “Stillborn Nation”

March 10, 2014

English grind trio Human Cull don’t look to reinvent the wheel each and every time they step into the practice space. They are way more interested in trying to split the atom with bass, drums and throat. Originally formed under the name Gran Toucher, they soon got serious in 2011, became Human Cull, and focused…

Talking Good Beers and Grindcore with Bill Yurkiewicz

February 14, 2014

Long before there was a Brewtal Truth column in Decibel or Municipal Waste was celebrating the Art of Partying or Three Floyds was making beers for its favorite metal bands, Bill Yurkiewicz and his grindcore band, Exit-13, were not only drinking amazing beers from around the world, they were writing songs about them. Yurkiewicz, who…

Grind! Stream the new Cripple Bastards song

January 29, 2014

Here’s some fresh new grind to get you through midweek. Below, stream the new track “Nemico A Terra” from certified legends and lifers Cripple Bastards. It’s off the new album Nero In Metastasi, due in North America on February 18th and available for preorder from Relapse. Frontman Giulio The Bastard says: ‘Nemico A Terra’ translates…

STREAMING: Nausea “Cries of Pain”, from forthcoming album Condemned to the System

November 18, 2013

Courtesy of the good people at Willowtip, we’ve got a fierce, frantic and faceripping track premiere from Nausea‘s forthcoming LP, Condemned to the System. While Nausea have been grinding it out live over the past couple of years, showing up and throwing down at such shindigs as MDF and Bloodshed, they’ve hardly been prolific; Condemned…

STREAMING: Puig Destroyer’s “First To Third”

November 14, 2013

Any devoted reader of Decibel and the Deciblog knows that most of the folks here are passionate about grindcore and baseball. So there’s no better way to mourn the end of the season and prepare for the long wait for spring training than a new Puig Destroyer track. Stream “First To Third” below — it…

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…

INTERVIEW: Bill Steer of Carcass

September 9, 2013

There are a lot of hooks on Surgical Steel, but that has always been the case with Carcass; no matter how brutal it gets, it’s always hummable. Has that been deliberate?“Well yeah, I’m glad you think that. Yes some of the music is difficult to the untrained listener but we do wanna have hooks; they…

Episode DB003 – Scott Hull

August 22, 2013

In our first on-location podcast, we infiltrate the sordid underworld of Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound studio to talk Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, the Decibel 100 show and much more. Featuring:Pig Destroyer “Rotten Yellow” (Live from Decibel’s 100th Issue Show)Pig Destroyer “The Bug”Agoraphobic Nosebleed “Merry Chrystmeth”Pig Destroyer “Junkyard God”

The Corn Is Back On the Macabre

August 20, 2013

There has never been a shortage of bands in extreme music eager to wed horror cinema imagery to brutal riffage, but few have ever managed to do so with as much skill, class, or cleverness as avant grinders Corn on Macabre. A few months back the defunct band unleashed the towering, essential Discographic Violence retrospective…

UK grind-swines Purify The Horror release their “Untitled EP” as a free download

August 12, 2013

Three guys in pig masks? While we’d like to think that Purify the Horror were channelling the heist scene from BMX Bandits when they were working on their aesthetic, but it’s probably the whole anonymity thing that they were going for. Apart from the mortal threats issued during said bank job, the “Australian Goonies” doesn’t…

Episode DB002 – 2013 Decibel Tour Wrap-Up

July 24, 2013

Albert and Andrew interview Decibel publisher Alex Mulcahy and talk shop with members of the three bands leading the 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour–Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse, Shane Embury of Napalm Death and Ross Dolan of Immolation.   Featuring: Immolation “All that Awaits Us”Cannibal Corpse “Crucifier Avenged”Napalm Death “A Gag Reflex”

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREMIERE AND TRACK-BY-TRACK PREVIEW: MUMAKIL “Flies Will Starve”

June 24, 2013

New week; new grind, folks. . . And this one’s a doozy, all the way from Switzerland and four years in the making. Courtesy of the good people at Relapse, we’ve got an exclusive premiere stream of Flies Will Starve from Mumakil. It is kind of ironic for a band who made their name with…

The Grindcore Riches of P.O.O.R.

June 11, 2013

Last September the frenetic Ventura, California quartet P.O.O.R. — i.e., Point of Our Resistance — released Extinction of Trust, which just so happens to be one of the great grindcore records of the last several years. Yet despite featuring members/ex-members of Fatalist, Dirty Dead, Decrypt, Stump, and Burning at the Stake, and a slew of…

VIDEO: Palkoski’s Cinematic Grind

October 30, 2012

Sometimes in the face of overwhelming shittiness, we need a little something to distract us. We suspect that a pretty large number of our brethren (and sistren, or whatever…) are currently without the ability to log onto the Interhole at the moment thanks to Sandy but for those who are, here’s something that is completely…

INTERVIEW: Noisear’s Dorian Rainwater on the New Mexico grind crew’s “Turbulent Resurgence”

September 10, 2012

What else could New Mexico nerve-shredders Noisear have named their forthcoming album? Turbulent Resurgence kinda sums everything up nicely; in the year since the release of the near free-jazz grind lunacy of Subvert the Dominant Paradigm, the band have shed some serious personnel and had to regroup and re-focus. But despite the changing of the…

STREAMING: Premiere two tracks from Noisear’s “Turbulent Resurgence”

August 13, 2012

Noisear’s debut Subvert the Dominant Paradigm was one of the finest grind albums to scar the planet last year. It was remarkable: not only was it a nerve-shredding compendium of white-hot dissonance, skronky grind and blast that recalled by-gone genre royality Discordance Axis, but it was written and recorded in little over a day. Maybe…