Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Stream 1349’s Cover of 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…You may be experiencing déjà vu, but you’re not seeing double. Two weeks ago, I trumpeted 1349’s forthcoming Decibel Flexi Series debut, in which the black metal crew mangles Voivod’s “Tornado.” Which was all well and good, except you probably could have used, you know, a stream, rather than dialing up Voivod’s version on YouTube and imagining Ravn croaking over it. So, snap your afternoon drudgery in half right here you’ll find that the corpsepainted Norwegians do ample justice to the fuel-injected A-side closer of Voivod’s 1987 classic, Killing Technology.
How did this exclusive come into being? Well, you may recall our October 2013 all-Carcass issue—cover story and flexi disc. After it sold out, 1349’s founding guitarist Archaon contacted our editor-in-chief Albert to see if he could score said flexi. (Important Note 1: Do not attempt this unless you are friends with Albert—better yet, even if that’s the case, do not attempt this.) The conversation continued, and Albert suggested that 1349 should get in on the Flexi Series. (Important Note 2: Do not attempt to pitch your band for the Flexi Series—the queue is really fucking long.) Anyway, presto: Now you have this slab of new music to preface sixth album Massive Cauldron of Chaos, which will be released in just over a month. Now that you’ve heard “Tornado,” head to the Decibel webstore and grab an issue with a physical copy of this ultra-limited flexi disc, then dangle it over the head of a prominent Norwegian black metal guitarist when it sells out! He’ll do stuff for you!