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<p><em>Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is</em><a href= Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…

And now for another ball-garglingly bodacious round of Guess the Next Hall of Fame and Win a Six-Month Subscription to Decibel. Albert seems to think this won’t be an easy one to guess, but I disagree — I’m setting the over/under at the first seven comments, and taking the under (although feel free to ruin that by posting Three Dollar Bill Y’all$ eight times).

I’m reluctant to offer hints since I already think the artist quote is too much of a giveaway, but will say that this is a Reunion Band, and Reunion Bands drive me up the wall. I know nobody wants you to write new songs so your brilliant legacy isn’t sullied, and I know the intra-band hatred has calcified, but how about this? Write a new song. Take the hour out of your life. Maybe three, even. Play them out. I know how potent a force nostalgia is in the metal world —particularly at our magazine — but leave the cash-in shit to the Pixies and Pavement. Extreme music shouldn’t make that compromise, even if it’s a situation where nobody was cool enough to pay attention the first time. The sequel is never as good. Fuck victory laps.

Anyway, apologies for the sound quality of this clip. As our production guru Luke said, “The Krampus is bringing digital recorders to all the naughty little dB writers next year.” Here’s a transcription, if you’re fat and lazy:

People expected me to jump in the crowd, lose my clothes and be at least a couple of sheets to the wind. I don’t know how much of that was due to our fanbase, or if it was from the media attention we had gotten. People did seem focused on my, ahem, antics. I always think of stage-diving as something that predated us. When Southern California punk rock was really taking off in the early ’80s, it was an essential part of that experience. Black Flag had us beat by at least a decade.

DECIBEL HALL OF FAME MARCH 2011

DECIBEL HALL OF FAME MARCH 2011

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Check out the February 2011 issue of Decibel to read their Hall of Fame entry on Corrosion of Conformity’s Animosity — or, better still, go ahead and get a full subscription to ensure you never miss a HOF!

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