Fear Emptiness Decibel



FEAR, EMPTINESS, DECIBEL: CONVERSE X DECIBELBefore 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…

There are a few shitty things about living in Brooklyn: You probably have seven roommates, most people walking around need to fall into an open manhole, and the Nets are about to get really irritating because fuck Jay-Z, seriously. But unlike a lot of American metropolises, you at least have a venue specifically oriented towards all things heavy, owned and curated by guys who give a shit. That’s the focus of the new Converse x Decibel.


Non-false Brooklynites are by now more than familiar with Saint Vitus Bar, a haven for ripping food, beer and extreme music on the outskirts of the Hipster Apocalypse. As in: no sign, black façade, little other immediate entertainment options in the area. Opened by Primitive Weapons guitarists Arthur Shepherd and Justin Scurti, and longtime friend George Souledis, the place is clearly a labor of love. Watch as the noise-doom merchants explain their desire to foster a legitimate local metal scene—pretty inspiring stuff for dudes in their late 30s. And does the man behind their venue’s namesake make a cameo to stamp his personal seal of approval? I just spoiled it, duh, but it’s still pretty sweet.


The October issue of Decibel features Converge, The Faceless, a Sick of It All Hall of Fame, and a killer Tombs flexi disc, and can be ordered here. But why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue?

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