Fear Emptiness Decibel



Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is DecibelHere’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…

In our Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2010 feature, J. Bennett asked, “What kind of band unleashes some of their best shit on their… seventh album?” Indeed, Electric Wizard joined the rarified company of Priest and Pantera (other suggestions, anyone?) with our 20th favorite record of that year, Black Masses. The centerpiece of the album is the thudding, nearly 10-minute padded room howl of “Satyr IX,” and the Wiz have deigned to revisit its narcotic splendor for August’s flexi disc.

The Dorset doomsters, notorious for bestowing exquisite wax rarities to the converted, were good enough to record an exclusive four-track demo of “Satyr IX” just for us. Frontman Jus Oborn refers to it as an “ultra morbid version”—if you’ve heard the original, that’s pretty fucking daunting—and it manifests in the form of ghostly purple foil on black. Peep it here:

As always, all subscribers get one of the beauties, but we do have limited quantities available here in the dB web store, so bust a move now before you’re paying out the bong-hole for one on eBay.


The August 2012 issue of Decibel also features Kylesa, Cretin, and Royal Thunder, and can be ordered hereBut why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue?

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