FEAR, EMPTINESS, DECIBEL: THE ROB ZOMBIE-FREE ZOMBIE ISSUE IS HERE!
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 read the first issue of Kirkman’s Walking Dead and thought it was a derivative, pointless mash-up of 28 Days Later and name-your-post-apocalyptic-Stephen-King-doorstop. So, it blew my fucking mind (pun intended) when the AMC show eventually popped up and became an instant smash. That said, I often overvalue originality (Carcass clones, for example: don’t see the point). This is probably why I whined/winced more than usual when our EIC informed me that Decibel was doing a zombie issue. I like entrail-gutting and helicopter haircuts as much as the next guy, but exclusively of the 1978 or earlier vintage.
Of course, being an idiot, I failed to acknowledge just how integral the undead are to heavy music culture. From the influential/über-cult Blind Dead film series and gore guru Tom Savini to Romero-worshipping Hall of Famers Deceased and, well, pretty much every band on the Razorback roster, extreme zombie action will, indeed, never die. All are covered herein, and there’s nobody better to bind the putrid package together than Cannibal Corpse. We tried to be as thorough as possible in unearthing everything once and still awesome about the living dudely. Like the cover says, you get 116 Rob Zombie-free pages; but even if you have a soft spot for “Dragula” (or his many horrible movies), this mall’s worth walking. Very, very slowly.
The April 2012 issue of Decibel, which also features an awesome Municipal Waste flexi disc, is available for order here. But why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue?