FEAR, EMPTINESS, DECIBEL: LISTEN TO REVOCATION COVER DEATH’S “PULL THE PLUG”
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
I know, I know — we’ve (ab)used this space in past weeks to toot our own devil horns, re: the Decibel Flexi Series. (And frankly, we’ll probably continue to, at least until ESPN The Magazine trumps us by including monthly dong shot Polaroids, or until Revolver… uh, forget it.) That said, we have something pretty inarguably special in line for the March issue: not only a sprawling oral history on Death, but the mighty Revocation taking to plastic to cover “Pull the Plug” from Chuck and company’s 1988 classic Leprosy. This is the first instance—hopefully far from the last—of a band recording a track specifically to coincide with a Decibel cover, and as you can hear here, the Boston-based death-thrashers knocked it out of the park.
Hopefully it’s a harbinger of more brutality to come, as their third LP will be out on Relapse this summer. Anyway, a super-limited number of advance copies have just been made available; it’s the easiest way to secure a flexi unless you’re already a Decibel subscriber. If you want to check out what you’ve been missing, all the flexi tracks are streaming right here.