Archive for September, 2012

The Lazarus Pit Acrimony’s Tumuli Shroomaroom

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, lazarus pit, listen On: Friday, September 28th, 2012

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Welcome to The Lazarus Pit, a biweekly look at should-be classic metal records that don’t get nearly enough love; stuff that’s essential listening that you’ve probably never heard of; stuff that we’re too lazy to track down the band members to do a Hall Of Fame for.  This week, we’re going on a 50 million year trip over the course of (what feels like) a million-year summer with ...

Throw Me A Frickin’ Label Hack: Germany’s Oliver Kaah

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, September 28th, 2012

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Decibel knows you’ve got a metal wishlist 23 albums long and five gigabytes of Profound Lore records you still haven’t heard all the way through, but each week we like to give you the opportunity to tune in to a project that isn’t backed by anybody’s hype machine.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know ...

The Great Sabatini on Tour

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, free, tours, uncategorized On: Thursday, September 27th, 2012

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Eagle-eye devourerers of Decibel will likely recall my review of Montreal's The Great Sabatini's latest album, Matterhorn in a recent issue. In reviewing their new record, I made reference to Pig Destroyer, Kyuss, Blind and Deliverance-era Corrosion of Conformity and described the proceedings thusly: "...hails from further out in left-field with more peaks and valleys than the heads-down-tits-up ...

Decibrity Playlist: Witchcraft (Magnus Pelander)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, September 27th, 2012

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To celebrate the release of Legend, last week we brought you Witchcraft bassist Ola Henriksson's playlist of weightlifting songs. We'd wager that this week's entry, however, marks the first time any of the artists below have been, and likely will be, mentioned around these parts (other than this apparently). Not only did frontman and founder Magnus Pelander pitch us a much welcomed curveball ...

STREAMING: Bedemon’s “Lord Of Desolation”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

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Pentagram frontman Bobby Liebling has received much deserved attention for his comeback from a harrowing addiction and the revival of his musical career, not to mention late in life fatherhood. A few of his former bandmates might not have dealt with the same demons but they've had their share of tough times seeing their musical vision realized. Bedemon, featuring former Pentagram members ...

STREAMING: Stinking Lizaveta “View from the Moon”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

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“I think ‘Doom-Jazz’ means playing heavy music, but not robotically,” said bassist Alexi Papadopoulos to Decibel when we were all much younger. “We like to give ourselves the elbow room for self expression. We are very scientific about our modes and time signatures and cues, but that’s what makes it fun.” That's exactly the type of thinking that has landed the Philly-based trio ...

STREAMING: Snakedriver’s “Incessant Madness”

By: adem Posted in: featured, heavy tuesdays, listen On: Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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We're of the opinion that there can never be too much metal in the world. Thus, we greet the news of a new label, Mutants of the Monster—started by C.T. from Rwake and David Hall from Handshake, Inc.—with great expectations. And the best way we here at Decibel can to celebrate the debut of this new union is to stream a song from its first release—a split from Snakedriver and Laser Flames on ...

Benign Is Overrated

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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We're just about two weeks out from a new Malignancy record (!), and the Yonkers, New York tech-death grinders have graciously provided Decibel with an uber-sick opening salvo entitled, "Global Systemic Collapse" -- which actually might be one of the more cheerily optimistic tracks off Eugenics. Here's what the band has to say about the album in the Romero-esque accompanying press ...

Banger Films needs you! Help fund Metal Evolution’s “lost” extreme metal episode

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, videos On: Monday, September 24th, 2012

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Decibel usually maintains a safe distance from the film and TV business because, well, it looks totally fucked up and confusing and the printed word is a tough enough mistress to keep. But when anthropologist, award-winning film-maker and metal fan Sam Dunn came calling looking for funding and support for an extreme metal episode of his Metal Evolution documentary series, it seemed liked the sort ...

Fursy Teyssier (Les Discrets) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, September 24th, 2012

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How do you separate the debut and Ariettes Oubliées... as musical entities? Fursy Teyssier: I'd say that Ariettes Oubliées... is a much more dense and solid album than Septembre... as the concept of Les Discrets became more precise in my head, so I knew exactly which atmospheres I wanted to create and what the album needed to say. SESDP was composed in 7 years when Ariettes was composed in 2. ...