Archive for October, 2012

dB Live Report: Converge in San Francisco

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, live reviews, tours On: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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“How’s the iPhone pit over there,” Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon says at one point midway through the band’s headlining show last week at Slim’s in San Francisco. Good question. It’s hard to figure out who would want to mind meld with their personal device when a trashcan was lobbed into the pit midway through “Trespasses.” Converge, supported by also dB approved Torche, hit ...

Drag A Prize Widowmaker Into Sunlight

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured On: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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In less than one week Dragged Into Sunlight will unleash Widowmaker, and while perhaps not quite powerful enough to actually slay a significant other, it is a churning, seething beast of a record sure to raise the bar in the world of pitch black epic, serpentine metal. Those sky high post-Hatred for Mankind expectations? Widowmaker blows right past them. And Decibel is offering you a shot at ...

VIDEO: Palkoski’s Cinematic Grind

By: adem Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, heavy tuesdays, videos On: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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Sometimes in the face of overwhelming shittiness, we need a little something to distract us. We suspect that a pretty large number of our brethren (and sistren, or whatever...) are currently without the ability to log onto the Interhole at the moment thanks to Sandy but for those who are, here's something that is completely not about reality. This clip comes to us courtesy of Vienna, VA, ...

STREAMING: Hooded Menace “Theme from Tenebre” + Contest

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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Samhain is upon us! It's better known as All Hallow's Eve or Halloween these days, but that's the Christians-supplanting-an-ancient-pagan-ritual-for-conversion-purposes naming convention thing. Ah, they did such dastardly deeds all over Europe, the Near East, Africa, Asia, and so forth. Anyway, it's time for the leaves to turn a golden brown, the air to have a chill in it, and for ghastly ...

The Lazarus Pit: Midnight Syndicate’s Born of the Night

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, lazarus pit, listen On: Friday, October 26th, 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 have a special treat (or is it a TRICK) for Halloween – the spine tingling ambience of Midnight ...

THE DARKNESS: THE DECIBEL Q&A REMATCH

By: j.bennett Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews On: Friday, October 26th, 2012

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When word arrived that the Darkness would be rolling through L.A. again on their way to meet up with Lady Gaga in South America, we told J. Bennett to grease up his tits for a pre-show rematch with frontman Justin Hawkins. The following conversation took place on Tuesday, October 23, the night before the band’s face-ruling performance at Club Nokia, where Bennett and Henry & Glenn Forever ...

Throw Me A Frickin’ Label Hack – Secrets of the Sky

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, October 26th, 2012

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Originally, this frickin’ boner was supposed to go out to the tragically unsigned Secrets of the Sky, an Oakland, CA collective who specialize in black-splashed prog-n-doom awesomeness.  Now that Secrets of the Sky are untragically signed to Gravedancer Records, you’re hopefully going to hear a lot more about them in the coming months and years.  Earlier this year, the band offered a ...

COME FOR THE MERCH, STAY FOR THE PARTY!

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, liver failure, repulsion, tours, uncategorized On: Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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Ok motherfuckers, starting tomorrow, one of the most fun-filled touring adventures of the year kicks off in Springfield, Virginia. A co-heading run featuring grind grand pappies Napalm Death and the travelling bachelor party known as Municipal Waste with the reigning good-time guardians of gore grind, Exhumed offering direct support would normally be enough to top up a good percentage of ...

Decibrity Playlist: All That Remains

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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Since All That Remains released its debut a decade ago, the band has been a model of consistency in terms of the album cycle. In fact, it has dropped a new record like clockwork every two years since 2002, meaning no one should be surprised that full-length number six is set to drop on November 6th. So in anticipation of the release of A War You Cannot Win, bassist Jeanne Sagan—who first ...

Full Album Stream: Venomous Maximus — “Beg Upon The Light”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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Venomous Maximus isn't a cover band that does a cool version of "Witching Hour." This Houston band likes riffs, penned a song that's an indirect ode to King Diamond (see below) and has earned comparisons to Pentagram and Electric Wizard. We'll gladly take that over a Cronos impersonation. For your exclusive streaming pleasure, Venomous Maximus has let their friends at dB host their new album ...