Repulsion

Contest: WIN Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Tickets

October 20, 2017 Vince Bellino

Are you ready to be blinded by beer? Here’s your chance to do it for free.

Watch: Expulsion – ‘Nightmare Future’ (Guitar Playthrough)

August 11, 2017 Vince Bellino

Matt Olivo shows us how it’s done in a new Expulsion guitar playthrough.

Track Premiere: Expulsion – ‘Total Human Genocide’

June 7, 2017 Vince Bellino

Hear the second song from Expulsion, featuring members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Gruesome, Phobia and more.

Gearified: Jackson’s DK2M Pro Series Dinky

November 7, 2015 Jesse Chase

There’s nothing rinky-dink about Jackson’s DK2M Pro Series Dinky.

Gearified: Ron Thal’s DoubleBfoot

October 31, 2015 Jesse Chase

Because one guitar neck just isn’t enough for proper shredding, noodling, crunching, and general rocking out.  

Gearified: Jackson’s Pro Series King V still reigns, bloodily

October 3, 2015 Jesse Chase

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as our #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In October 2013 Matt plugged into Jackson’s Pro Series King V, which “still reigns, bloodily.” 

Gearified: Peavey’s Vypyr VIP 2

September 12, 2015 Jesse Chase

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as our #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #110 Matt plugged into Peavey’s Vypyr VIP 2, which “is coiled up and ready to pounce.” 

Gearified: Dave Ellefson’s Kelly Bird bass

May 16, 2015 Jesse Chase

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #113, Matt gave his feedback on Dave Ellefson’s Kelly Bird bass, which “gave 2014 a rude awakening.” 

Gearified: NAMM 2014

March 21, 2015 James Lewis

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #114 Matt took a trip to NAMM 2014, where “metal gear is indeed solid.”

The National Association of Music Merchants, or NAMM, or “The NAMM” (careful—only if you’re a vet) is a massive four-day convention held annually in Anaheim, CA. It exists so that music gear companies from every rank, tier and division can present their latest designs in hopes of making deals to distribute them for financial gain. Fortunately for us, the smell of new music gear is practically a clarion call for tattooed longhairs and hessian beardfolk. They crawl out from under manhole covers in all directions and make their way to the venue. Once inside, they sprinkle metal, lice and everything vice into the crowd, thus making it much more festive atmosphere.

Gearified: Hammer Claws Signature Pickup Set

February 28, 2015 James Lewis

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #116 Matt spent some time “hammering on Brent Hinds’ bloody, thunderous new pickups”…

Gearified: Seymour Duncan’s Dirty Deed Distortion Pedal

January 31, 2015 James Lewis

Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time.

Gearified by Matt Olivo: ESP Eclipse LTD EC-1000T

January 24, 2015 James Lewis

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #120 Matt gave his feedback on ESP’s Eclipse LTD EC-1000T guitar, which “offers…

Gearified by Matt Olivo: Intronaut mainman drops customized axes via Dunable Guitars

January 16, 2015 James Lewis

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we are bringing his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #121 Matt gave his feedback on Dunable custom guitars made by Sacha…

Gearified by Matt Olivo: Peavey ReValver 4

January 7, 2015 Bruno Guerreiro

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we are bringing his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #124 Matt gave his feedback on the Peavey ReVavlver 4, which “promises…

Repulsion: Live Tonight!

March 26, 2014 Justin Norton

In case the lineup of Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder and Gorguts isn’t enough to convince you to attend the San Francisco stop of the Decibel Tour tonight (in which case you’re crazy) there’s another treat on hand: an exclusive appearance by Hall Of Fame verified legends Repulsion. Repulsion is near and dear to both…

Repulsion cover Bathory’s “The Reaper” with Pelle Åhman

May 23, 2013 Chris Dick

Things always come full circle. And when they do it’s either super-rad or pretty depressing. For Repulsion’s first visit to Stockholm, Sweden, it’s super-rad. Why? Let’s just say, the extremely extremes of Sweden’s early metal scene influenced Flint, Michigan’s grindcore/death metal revolutionaries Repulsion and, in turn, the dudes from the city whose motto is “Strong,…

Happy Birthday To Us: Photos From An Epic Evening of Metal

January 23, 2013 Justin Norton

In case you have been on a spiritual pilgrimage or without an Internet connection in recent months a quick reminder that we had a big party last weekend to celebrate our 100th issue. A bunch of bands that have graced the cover, best of lists or Hall Of Fame (some of them multiple honorees) played….

INTERVIEW: Evoken’s Vince Verkay on bringing the doom-death live

November 26, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

On January 19th, Decibel will celebrate a century of extremely extreme issues at Philadelphia Union Transfer in exalted company: four-time cover stars Converge; swine-ablating grindhogs Pig Destroyer; crossover champs Municipal Waste; Repulsion (be still, beating heart); 2011’s AOTY artists Tombs; and funerealy epic doom titans Evoken. It’s the perfect Decibel storm, a line-up of bands…

Behold: Decibel 100th Issue Celebration Show Details!

September 4, 2012 Andrew Bonazelli

The Mayans were off by a month: The world will officially end on Saturday, January 19 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA, when Decibel Magazine proudly brings you our truly apocalyptic 100th Issue Celebration Show! Faces will be decimated not only by Pig Destroyer Repulsion Municipal Waste Tombs and Evoken but a special surprise headliner…

Who Owns The Blastbeat?

November 28, 2011 Chris Dick

We know who coined the term ‘blast beat’ or ‘blastbeat’, but which group was the first to employ the technique now synonymous with extreme metal drumming? Now that is a question I bet even a TakeLessons drum teacher wouldn’t be able to answer. Was it grindcore legends Napalm Death? Was it crossover heroes D.R.I.? Or…

Nuns Have No Fun

October 25, 2010 J. Bennett

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…

Repulsion – “Horrified”

August 18, 2008 Jesse Chase

It’s both Repulsion’s genre-sparking album and the way enlightened metal fans will look at you should you admit ignorance of the fact—which is very well possible, seeing as Repulsion has always been a band that your favorite bands worshipped, but were somehow otherwise criminally unheard of.