Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Stream the New Watain Flexi Disc!
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…
They were the penultimate band on the inaugural Decibel magazine tour, so fuck yeah we’re proud to administer a lethal double dose of Watain as the release date for The Wild Hunt draws closer. Erik Danielsson’s mortifying mug befouls the cover of the September issue (third time overall—we could all use a bath by now), and subscribers get twice the bloody fun with exclusive new Watain music, courtesy of the Flexi Series.
For this installment, the Swedish black metal mercenaries opted to bang out a cover. From Venom and Slayer to Burzum and Mayhem, there are countless controversial metal icons that Watain could have (somewhat predictably) tackled. And yet, they broke off yet another curveball; you’ll hear massive departure “They Rode On” from the actual album soon enough, but before that, deal with their take on “Fuck Off, We Murder” by dearly departed degenerate GG Allin.
“GG has been with us since the start,” Danielsson says in the cover story. “He’s been the soundtrack to our lives. He did it the right way, and he has a special place in my heart. He should be an inspiration for any aspiring rock artist.” Damn right. The hammering punk assault arrives on white-on-black vinyl, of which there is a limited quantity available in the Decibel webstore right now:
Eat shit and, you know, don’t die. That would suck.
The August 2013 issue of Decibel also features Carcass, Autopsy, and Gwar. You can purchase it here. But why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue?