Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie Now Available on DVD!
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…
Over my nine years working at Decibel, I’ve seen a lot of sweet merch: countless shirts and hoodies, a couple of exhaustively authoritative books (we have one more on the way, about not just metal, but beer and metal!), even a box to keep all those killer flexi discs in line. But short of the official Decibel cockring, I think we’ve outdone ourselves this time. Back in January, we somehow convinced a ridiculous lineup (Converge, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion, Municipal Waste, Tombs and Evoken), a living legend DJ (Tomas Lindberg of At the Gates) and hype men for every band (Ian Christe and John Baizley, amongst others) to participate in Decibel’s 100th Issue Celebration Show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. (Not to mention Axl was in attendance, too, so there’s your official MS cosign.) Now there’s a DVD commemorating the experience, and it’s not just some bullshit single-camera snoozefest capturing what we could see of each performance. It’s, you know, an actual film.
Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie not only spotlights the very best of all six sets, but offers backstage interviews with staffers, fans, bands and friends; a commentary track where the masthead squares off with members of Pig Destroyer and Muni Waste; a healthy slice of Editor-In-Chief Albert Mudrian talking shit with Carcass provocateur Jeff Walker; an (intentionally, kind of?) idiotic documentary about dB HQ; and plenty more. We limited this thing to just 1,000 copies, and if you’re still somehow not quite convinced of the rulingness, try on this exclusive sneak preview of Municipal Waste ripping through “You’re Cut Off.”