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…

The Decibel Flexi Series has brought you plenty of sick exclusivity from across the pond, but with the notable exception of about-to-go-on-hiatus Wormrot, we haven’t really braved the Pacific. That changes now, with the latest from notorious Japanese doom merchants Coffins.

The mysterious trio’s new offering is three and a half minutes of chugging virulence titled “Reborn,” which was recorded exclusively for the series and, as always, is unavailable anywhere else. Here’s a streaming preview.

Coffins went for—what else?—a white-on-black design, but the guttural death therein offers much more than neutral colors. (Speaking of aesthetics, this is our first flexi flaunting a new, rad redesigned logo.) Obviously, these dudes do a ton of one-offs and splits, but “Reborn” just might be a bridge to their new Relapse LP, scheduled to drop either later this year or early 2013. But you can own the flexi as part of our September issue right now.

So, what other Far East bands would you like to see immortalized on flexible vinyl? I vote Melt-Banana.


The September issue of Decibel also features Testament, Gojira, Ghost, and an Isis Hall of Fame, and can be ordered here. But Chief Chuck Billy says you should just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue!

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