Five For Friday: July 10, 2020

Five For Friday: July 10, 2020

Hello readers! This week’s selection of heavy, brutal and weird new releases includes the latest from Inter Arma, Rebel Wizard, Voivod and more! — Inter Arma- Garbers Days Revisted In an homage to Metallica’s celebrated Garage Days Revisited, death-doom crushers deliver their own serving of cool cover tunes. I’m particularly stoked they covered “The Girl…

Demo:listen: Phthisis

Demo:listen: Phthisis

  The beginning of Embodiment of Decay, with all its harsh electronics and fragmented screaming, sounds like Phthisis undergo a painful and horrifying teleportation via some cruel but nevertheless effective device. What materializes from that tortured wall-of-noise is this monstrous assemblage of grave-digging riffs, meat-grinding drums and bass and crumbling mausoleum vocals that altogether makes…

Decibel Presents Get Behind the Mask: An Online Gallery of Metal Musicians in Support of Public Health

Decibel Presents Get Behind the Mask: An Online Gallery of Metal Musicians in Support of Public Health

Co-authored by professors at Mathematical Science Research Institute in Berkeley, California and Middlesex University across the pond in London, a 19-page research paper entitled “The effect of messaging and gender on intentions to wear a face covering to slow down COVID-19 transmission” revealed a frustrating finding: In the age of the coronavirus, men are less likely to…

Hall of Fame Countdown: Deadguy’s “Fixation on a Coworker”

Hall of Fame Countdown: Deadguy’s “Fixation on a Coworker”

Metalcore was exciting in 1995, and Deadguy’s lone full-length, Fixation on a Coworker, was peak metalcore excitement. The album is 30 minutes of sheer, jagged, labyrinthine mayhem; if Keith Huckins’ guitar work doesn’t get your blood boiling, Tim Singer’s absolutely raging vocals will. And I mean raging: Singer channels an uncomfortable amount of anger in…

Full EP Stream: Trial – “1”

Full EP Stream: Trial – “1”

Thrash has always been a dystopian genre, lyrically, but UK thrash duo Trial take it to the next level with the mechanical, industrial tinges that litter their debut EP, aptly titled 1. The two members, who identify themselves as Interim_Void and Demöniac, are members of industrial duo khost and dark weirdos Primitive Knot, but Trial…