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Lo! (and Behold) It’s an Interview and Video Premiere!

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, videos On: Thursday, January 29th, 2015

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Australian sludge metal miscreants, Lo! have decided to celebrate the arrival of new vocalist, Sam Dillon by dunking him repeatedly into a vat of what looks like congealed Pepto Bismol in their brand new video, "Orca." While some may see the video below as evidence of some cruel hazing ritual (whatever happened to the good ol' days when Metallica got the Misfits to beat the crap out of Jason ...

Get Free Pallbearer Vinyl by Subscribing to Decibel

By: andrew Posted in: featured, flexi disc On: Thursday, January 29th, 2015


They're too young for Hall of Fame consideration, but that's probably the only honor Decibel hasn't already bestowed upon Pallbearer. Both of their full-lengths have appeared in the top five of our year-end Top 40 list (Foundations of Burden being our favorite extreme album of 2014); they've graced the cover; they scored two slots in our Top 100 Doom Metal Albums of All Time issue; and they're ...

Sons of Drayton Sawyer: Kaliya Serve Up “Human Meat”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Thursday, January 29th, 2015


We're about a month out from the release of a seriously brutal self-titled full-length debut courtesy underground berserkers Kaliya, but Decibel has an exclusive preview of the Dallas quintet's tasty grind-infused take on the classic Swedish death metal sound in the form of..."Human Meat." For more information hook up with Kaliya via Facebook, Bandcamp, and YouTube. Check out another ...

Streaming: Monolith’s “Caravan”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015


Gore House Productions is known for their embrace of some of the most depraved death metal on the planet. The bulk of their catalog would be considered NSFW. But gore-hound-in-chief Carlos Matt is launching a sister label called Funeral Noise Records that aims to embrace different and, dare we say, more accessible metal. Decibel got a sneak peek of this new direction with a track from ...

VALLEY OF THE DAMNED: Wells Valley’s “Matter As Regent”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015


We don't hear much about Portuguese metal, but pissed off dudes make pissed off music no matter the geographic location. Wells Valley may not have the most threatening name, but their Gojira-style post-metal sure feels intense. These six tracks will crush you in their powerful grip, leaving nothing but devastation behind. Check them out below. ***Matter As Regent comes out February 7 on ...

BURIED ALIVE IN BLACK METAL: Vivus Humare’s “Einkehr”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


My friend and I spent a while trying to figure out what "Vivus Humare" means in Latin, and the best we could come up with was that it was a clumsy translation of "buried alive." Whatever, though – bad Latin is one of the universal constants amongst metal bands, no matter where they're from. This particular quartet hails from Germany, and their black metal resides in the coldest environs of the ...

Limited number of TIAMAT “Wildhoney” 20th anniversary vinyl available now!

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


Right now you're either praising the demigods that 2015's first Snowpocalypse has confined you to your nice, warm couch, or cursing them for not dumping enough white stuff to keep you out of work. Either way, we're sure nobody on your social media destination of choice has shut up about it, so Decibel has your kind of distraction: a blink-and-you'll-miss it offer for a very special rarity: the ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Hate “Leviathan”

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, videos On: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


It's only been two years since its last slab of blackened death metal, but Hate is back with album number nine in the form of Crusade:Zero. While the LP--which was recorded at Bialystok, Poland's Hertz Studios (Vader, Decapitated, Behemoth)--doesn't drop for another couple of weeks (February 10th in the US via Napalm Records to be exact), we've got the premiere of the Polish trio's lyric video ...

Streaming: Imperial Triumphant’s “Dead Heaven”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, January 26th, 2015


The East Coast is about to get hit with a snowstorm of apocalyptic proportions in the next 24 hours or so. Could there be better timing to debut "Dead Heaven," the first track off Abyssal Gods, the second album from the urban black metal band Imperial Triumphant? Here's what we're hearing: “Abyssal Gods focuses on the darkness of human existence and the weight of life in New York City. ...

Steve Jansson (Crypt Sermon) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, January 26th, 2015


** Philadelphia isn't the hottest bed of heavy metal activity. Not since Cinderella and Britny Fox has the City of Brotherly Love engaged in traditional metalisms with any seriousness. And, let's face it, apart from certain songs on Night Songs, there isn't much heavy metal in either Cinderella or Britny Fox. So, it's with denim jackets, pyramid spikes, and poodle-cut hair that Philadelphia is ...