Archive for June, 2012

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases On: Friday, June 29th, 2012

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Howdy folks… Waldo here, bringing you all the stuff that’s good to hate. Ladies and “djentlemen,” we’re going to tear this one apart. PERIPHERY release the very hateable Periphery II, as if one of these wasn’t bad enough. Apparently this is some form of music called “djent,” whatever that means, and boy howdy does it suck. This is your typical Hot Topic fare, some ambient ...

Interview – Arbrynth

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, June 29th, 2012

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Nothing unites the metal community quite like a healthy hit of righteous rage.  War, complacency, ignorance, religion, technology, the opposite sex, government subsidies - if something pisses you off, someone's encoding your disgust into guitar riff magic. Any good New Ager Rager knows that nature is very, um, fertile soil for dark musical themes.  As humans do thoughtless injury to ...

Exclusive Stream: Seven Inches of Seven Sisters of Sleep

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Orange County's Seven Sisters of Sleep aren't big on going out of their way to get in people's faces. Then again, I'm speaking from a shaking babies and kissing hands perspective. I've never seen them live and judging by the rusty heroin needle guitar tone and sociopathic throat abuse that drives their hammering of metallic hardcore into cubes of sludgy waste, they sound like the sort of band who ...

INTERVIEW: The Day After The Sabbath (Part 2)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized On: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Last week, we brought you Part 1 of our interview with The Day After The Sabbath's proprietor Rich. This week not only includes the rest of our interview, but a mini-playlist of five tracks hand-picked by the man himself. And while you're at it, be sure to check out the latest TDATS compilation (#71), his third collection of tracks featuring female vocalists and no doubt a fitting companion to ...

Women In Metal Bonus: Uta Plotkin’s Playlist

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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Decibel published its first ever "Women In Metal," issue this month, which offers an exhaustive look at the enormous contributions women have made to metal music (and the metal industry). If for some inexplicable reason you don't subscribe then you can snag a copy from our store . If you are wise, you might have already read our profile of Witch Mountain in the August issue. But since we can't ...

STREAMING: Kalopsia “Salt Sown Earth”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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We can count the number of times we've applied some Deci-clusivity to an unsigned act on the Deciblog. Of course, yammerers and Internet lonely-hearts will cry that we should only spotlight the label-less, the bands fighting for a slice of a slice of a depreciated penny. The problem is this: turn on the demo-powered floodgates and it becomes next to impossible to sort through the good, the bad, ...

LIVE REVIEW: Municipal Waste Fucked Seattle Up

By: adem Posted in: featured, heavy tuesdays, live reviews, liver failure On: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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June 15, Neumos, Seattle, WA. We received the message through the usual channels, but this time the priority was urgent. "We're coming to Seattle," said Witte, "and I need to go to Brouwer's." As the local beer ambassador to the extremely extreme set, we felt compelled to honor this request, so upon Municipal Waste's arrival in Seattle, a meeting was set up and arrangements were made to ...

Versus I: When Afgrund Met Church of Misery

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured, listen On: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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Welcome to the first installment of VERSUS, an online segment where we'll stream exclusive tracks from new records that have piqued our interest, head to head, and let you, dear reader, referee the fight in the comments section. To sweeten the deal, the commenter who makes the most persuasive case for his or her preferred record will win themselves a little swag package. Our first face off is ...

VOICES FROM THE UK UNDERGROUND pt 2: HUMAN CULL on picking the crust off 30 second grind

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, June 25th, 2012

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Human Cull are a gnarly grindcore trio from the United Kingdom who deal largely in 30-second riff-salvos. Guitarist and vocalist Edd Robinson admits as much that the band's entire canon will be fast and crusty, but dammit he's a humanitarian, it'll be memorable too. Brevity in grindcore song structures was hardwired at the genre's birth in the mid-80s, and since then there hasn't been any ...

Deader Than Ever

By: rod.smith Posted in: featured, videos On: Monday, June 25th, 2012

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Mephedrone (bath salts), mushrooms, a new kind of acid—and in the case of Miami face-eater Rudy Eugene at one point—weed? So far, pretty much every official explanation for the wave of bizarre crimes slowly blanketing the planet has hinged on drugs with histories that make their purported roles unlikely. No wonder people are holding on to the zombie apocalypse hypothesis, CDC be damned. ...