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Track Premiere: Vaultwraith — “Four Beasts Before the Throne”

November 14, 2018

Occult-obsessed melodic death thrashers Vaultwraith summon new demons on this exclusive premiere of “Four Beasts Before the Throne.”

TRACK PREMIERE: VAULTWRAITH’S “RAVAGED IN THE CRIMSON MIST”

November 30, 2016

Over the last three years Razorback Records co-owner/death-doom shredder extraordinaire Vanessa Nocera has unleashed an almost unfathomably insane amount of gore-festooned top-shelf extreme music via Surgikill, Wooden Stake, Cauldron Burial, and Howling — all while editing the underground horror culture mag Evilspeak.    

And, yet, as difficult as it may be to believe, there’s more enlivening, superior blood n’ bile in that well draw from: We’ve got an exclusive premiere of the rerecorded version of the riff-heavy Vaultwraith jam “Ravaged in the Crimson Mist” from the forthcoming 2017 full-length.

LET SURGIKILL TAKE YOU ON A DEATH METAL ROCKET SHIP RIDE TO THE “PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES”

July 27, 2016

Decibel caught up with death metal legend Stevo do Caixao and Howling/Wooden Stake mainwoman Vanessa Nocera for a chat about the Surgikill origin story and its reworking/resurrection of the lost/last Impetigo song “Planet of the Vampires.”

Six Steps Toward Extreme Metal Halloween Preparedness

October 29, 2013

Halloween is this Thursday. Decibel wants you to be ready. 1. Minor Threat-aping Texas Chainsaw Massacre T-shirt The genius behind this Salad Days EP cover re-imagining… …should start an agency with whoever came up with “Guilty of Being Dwight” pic below, stat: (Picture cribbed from the Salad Days: The D.C. Punk Revolution documentary Facebook page.)…

A Beast Conceived: Introducing Howling

February 19, 2013

The most aptly titled release of the year so far is almost certainly Howling’s A Beast Conceived — a hellacious sonic amalgamation of Heartwork, Ride the Lightning, and Tom G. Warrior-style sinister riffage fronted by the restless extreme music paragon Vanessa Nocera and brimming with lyrical homages to cult horror movie classics like The Beast…

A Very Heavy Halloween: Vanessa Nocera of Wooden Stake

October 2, 2012

When we interviewed metal iconoclast Vanessa Nocera back in August for the Women in Metal issue she cited the “poetic atmosphere” of surrealist horror films as an prime influence, so we are extremely pleased and honored the Wooden Stake frontwoman has graciously agreed to help us kick off our Halloween month coverage with a truly…