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 Solitude don’t even have a Wikipedia page (as of this Wednesday afternoon writing), but so what? Let’s all overcrowd the ground floor together. Their second full-length, The World. The Flesh. The Devil, was our fourth favorite of 2011, so it’s only fitting that the infectious Swedish occultists are fourth-billed on our inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour. Pale-faced Pelle Åhman and his motley crew also get the honor of this month’s flexi disc, interpreting Samhain’s 1986 classic moan-along “Mother of Mercy.” Fans of In Solitude’s small but explosive heavy metal discography may not assume Åhman has much vintage Glenn snarl in him, but will be pleasantly surprised at the “emotionally exquisite” ferocity of this cut, arriving in metallic silver on red.

Preview here:

And then order the new May issue, which contains the actually flexi, here.

Of course, there are three other participants on the dB tour—the Devil’s Blood, Watain and Behemoth—none of whom have appeared in the flexi series. Yet. So, you tell us: What would you want to hear if we ever capture any of those bloodletters on wax? Remember, it can be a cover, a b-side, hot liveage, an alternate take, pretty much anything you haven’t already heard on a single, EP or album.


The May 2012 issue of Decibel, which also contains a Megadeth/Rust in Peace hall of fame and a Baroness studio report, can be ordered hereBut why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss one of these awesome flexi discs?

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