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Win A Copy Of Season Of The Witch

By: Posted in: contest, exclusive, featured On: Wednesday, February 18th, 2015


At the beginning of the year we published an interview with author Peter Bebergal about his excellent new book Season Of The Witch: How The Occult Saved Rock and Roll. Among the topics discussed: why metal has picked up (again) on the occult approach and themes so popular in the 70s: "There’s just something about wanting to get back to a simpler sound that 70s metal offered. I really like metal ...

CONTEST: Heiress

By: zach.smith Posted in: contest, featured On: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Heiress Decibel Contest Image

Our friends at The Mylene Sheath are not messing around in 2015 (not that they did before). The label's first release will be Heiress's sophomore effort, Of Great Sorrow, and happens to have been recorded by none other than Tad fucking Doyle. Not only should you check out a few tracks below, but don't miss Shawn Macomber's profile of the quintet in the pages of our latest and greatest. But ...

CONTEST: Woods of Desolation

By: zach.smith Posted in: contest, featured On: Thursday, January 15th, 2015


Yesterday was a big day for music nerds, especially critics. Even though we're already two weeks into 2015, end of the year fever never really subsides until the Village Voice's annual Pazz + Jop poll hits. Ever wanted to know what some of your favorite Decibel scribes enjoyed most during the year? Well, now you can judge away! Some have even taken things a step further, making mathletes and ...

STREAMING: Armageddon “The Watcher” + Contest!

By: Chris D. Posted in: contest, listen On: Monday, December 22nd, 2014


** See Armageddon contest info at bottom of post! It's no secret guitar wiz Christopher Amott is no longer sharing albums and stage with his brother Michael in death metal sensation Arch Enemy. The younger, blonder Amott has moved on to his labor of love called Armageddon (no relation to the '70s hard rock band of the same name). But Armageddon isn't a new entity. The group, helmed by Amott ...

CONTEST: Axegressor CDs

By: zach.smith Posted in: contest, featured On: Thursday, December 4th, 2014


Axegressor hails from Finland, home of Decibel HOFers like Amorphis and Skepticism. As you can tell from the video below for "Command to Last", even though the quartet might sound nothing like those fellow countrymen--it's more thrash than anything else--like most Fins we've encountered in our worldly travels, the band seems to know how to have fun. Since the group's hometown of Turku is set ...

Album Stream and Giveaway: Murder Junkies

By: Posted in: contest, featured, free, listen On: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014


Old outlaw scumfucs never die. Actually, the virtuous go first and the bad people continue along in almost cockroach fashion. They're unkillable. Case in point: Merle Allin, brother of the legendary musical outlaw GG. You might hate GG but you certainly know about him. Not only did Merle survive life with one of the craziest people to ever walk planet Earth he also survived life in his ...

A Very Heavy Halloween: Alice Cooper DVD Contest!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured On: Thursday, October 30th, 2014


Alice Cooper famously refuses to even broach the idea of maybe someday retiring and if there's one thing the ridiculously epic mash-up of career-spanning fist-in-the-air anthems and grandiose dark carnival theatrics so exquisitely captured on Raise The Dead -- Live From Wacken makes clear it's that there's abso-fucking-lutely no reason on earth he should pull the plug anytime soon. In honor of ...

Get Sinister: Exclusive A389 Mixtape Stream/Contest!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured, free On: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


A389 Recordings is the most dangerous record label in America, period. Those who doubt it will have a tough time accounting for the 2014 A389 Digital Mixtape/Sampler, an utter beast of a collection featuring fifty-plus salvos from such sinister extreme music heavyweights such as Integrity, Bloodlet, Ringworm, Weekend Nachos, The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, and Noisem, alongside a slew ...

Our GWAR bobblehead contest winner!

By: Posted in: contest, featured, RIP On: Monday, July 14th, 2014


We'd like to say that we were overwhelmed with video responses paying tribute to Oderus. Actually, it's probably appropriate that too many people were busy partying this summer to record an ode. But one proud blog reader stands out: Mr. Kyle Messick. True to our word we are sharing his video entry with the world and getting our friends at Aggronautix to send these killer bobbleheads. Order now ...

All Hail Beer City: Joe Petagno Skate Deck Giveaway!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured On: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014


Here's the deal: The legendary Joe Petagno -- AKA the creator of the Motorhead "Snaggletooth" mascot, amongst other iconic images -- has drawn three custom exclusive skateboard graphics for Beer City Skateboards and Records. Beer City has been around for over twenty-one years making the highest quality skateboard decks as well as putting out all kinds of records for sick, seminal bands like DRI, ...