Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: 1349 Cover Voivod’s “Tornado”
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…
The three witches in Macbeth don’t have shit on 1349, who are brewing sixth album Massive Cauldron of Chaos for consumption in late September. We review the prolific Norwegian black metal quartet’s latest apocalyptic vision in October’s Decibel, with Justin Norton noting that, despite a misstep or two, 1349 have always “sounded and performed best with the foot glued to the gas pedal, and that’s the approach here: do not pass go, do not fuck around.” Fucking a, right? In that spirit, we’ve got the first taste of 1349’s rekindled breakneck attack via the Decibel Flexi Series.
The corpsepainted plague-bringers offer their version of Voivod’s legendary thrash whirlwind “Tornado,” the A-side closer to 1987’s classic Killing Technology. It was recorded exclusively for the Flexi Series and arrives on white-on-black plastic. As you know, the only way to procure this ripper is to subscribe, so “drop down from the clouds” by 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, August 5 to be sure your subscription begins with the 1349 flexi.