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Sucker For Punishment: Dying, Screaming

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Ever since I saw them play twice at Roadburn 2013, I’ve been spouting a lot of praise about power trio Satan’s Satyrs, whose idiosyncratic blend of proto-metal and Nuggets-era garage rock scratches an indescribable itch for yours truly. Equal parts boogie, psychedelia, and cheeseball horror, it’s ferocious, catchy, and enormously fun. Sure, it’s all reminiscent of when The Mooney Suzuki ...

STREAMING: Aurvandil’s “Thrones”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Aurvandil play sick folk-influenced black metal. You can listen to our debut of their second screed to the darkness below, and in the meantime, here's the man himself to explain what's going on. What's your writing process like? There are a lot of intricate layers going on in the music and that must be complicated to compose. AURVANDIL is rather simple, 4/4 riff-based music with more or ...

Survival Knife’s Metal Edge

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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After an extended layoff Justin Trosper of the late, much-mourned noisy post-hardcore heroes Unwound has returned with an excellent infectious-if-still-decidedly-off-kilter outfit of musical subversion, Survival Knife. Our Deci-antennae really started vibrating, however, when Trosper cited Enslaved and Opeth, among other extreme metallers, as influences for his new venture in a great interview ...

S. A. Destroyer (Nocturnal Breed) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 21st, 2014

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** Norwegian thrashers Nocturnal Breed have been kicking it old-school for the better part of the last 15 years. Formed by guys originally associated with the black metal scene, but are now fully entrenched in the rigors of thrash, Nocturnal Breed know exactly what they're doing on new album, Napalm Nights, the group's first in almost a decade. Horns up and high tops on to S. A. Destroyer (aka ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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One of the least brewtal beers we included in our Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers had to have been Shmaltz's He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16. Well, the beer itself was pretty insane—16 hop varieties, 16 types of malt and brewed to 16% ABV—but the pastel-colored label, complete with little dancing unicorns, didn't accurately represent the beer inside. Jewbelation is the brewery's anniversary ...

Noisem and Occultist release split covers 7″ on A389 Recordings

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Record Store Day (RSD) is tomorrow, April 19th. Record Store Day was created to celebrate and extract cash from habitual brick and mortar record store junkies (hey, Decibel are record store junkies). But the best thing about RSD is that labels, large and small, produce cool one-offs for collectors (nay, junkies) to stash, drool on, or, let's be honest, eBay. One such label is Baltimore-based ...

Darken Your April With Decembre Noir

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Finally, it's here!  I'm referring to the one weekend every year when even the brightest eyed, bushiest tailed Christian joins our cult of death for 48 hours and worships the treachery of friends, agonizing torture and public humiliation, and the brutal suffocation of a (reportedly) innocent life, just before we all pay lip service to the pagan feast day honoring the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the ...

Gospel of the Witches – Kickstarter Campaign Final Days

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Gospel of the Witches is a new project of Karyn Crisis (Crisis), Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath), Ross Dolan (Immolation), Danny Walker (Intronaut). If the lineup wasn't cool enough, the musical statement -- made by Ephel Duath's Tiso -- is quite something else. Check out Crisis's explanation of the project. Says Crisis: "The album is a bold statement and an epic, unabashedly emotional work of ...

It’s About Time: Playing Enemy’s I Was Your City Issued on Vinyl

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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This bit of news may be a week or two old, but considering the connection to the Decibel family and that this album is one of the unsung, unheralded, un-everything albums of the 2000's that you probably don't own but should, we felt it merited some more mention. Here are a few informational snippets from the official Earsplit PR press release: "Newly-launched, Detroit-based Corpse Flower ...

Thanks for Making the Third dB Tour Unforgettably Radical

By: andrew Posted in: featured, the decibel magazine tour On: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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We're still recovering from a long, drunken, ripping Sunday night in Silver Spring, MD, the last (slam) dance of the third annual Decibel Magazine Tour. Regional openers Coke Bust got their moniker hilariously plastered on the Fillmore's marquee; Noisem, Gorguts and the Black Dahlia Murder were in full take-no-prisoners mode; and Carcass blasted through over 25 years of classics in an ...