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Mysticum (all members) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, September 19th, 2014


** Mysticum have mystified black metal purists for decades. The Norwegians' debut album, In the Streams of Inferno, split black metal into tiny shards, its fans wondering what the fuck in its wake. Originally slated to be released on Euronymous' Deathlike Silence Productions, the ground-breaking, genre-defying release found a home on American black metal label, Full Moon Productions. Even today, ...

Let Abazagorath Rekindle Your Spirit of Hate For Mankind

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, September 19th, 2014

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New Jersey-based brazen black metallers Abazagorath have sprinkled the last six or seven years with splits and an EP, but October 7th of this year will see the release of their first album in ten years.  What does the band have in store for you on their nearly-dawned The Satanic Verses?  How do you feel about losing limbs, face flesh and copious amounts of blood from your neck?  Abazagorath ...

Witch Mountain: An Outgoing Debrief with Uta Plotkin

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, tours On: Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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While the news has had time to sink in with the passing of time, it was a big ol' shocker when Witch Mountain vocalist Uta Plotkin announced she was stepping away from her post after five years of fronting the Portland doom heroes. According to drummer Nathan Carson, he and the other members [guitarist Rob Wrong and bassist Charles "Charles Dingus" Thomas] received the disheartening news via ...

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 2

By: Eddie Gobbo Posted in: encrotchment, featured On: Thursday, September 18th, 2014


You ever go to your parents' house, watch football all Sunday, and forget to feed their dog? Week 2 in the books. Let’s do this. Skinhand I met Ryan Wolfe, drummer of Richmond doom band Windhand, back in 2012, when I booked his band the first time they came through Chicago. After load-in, he asked me if the bar’s TV had cable. He wanted to watch the Washington Redskins/Buffalo Bills ...

Decibrity Playlist: Hark

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists, uncategorized On: Thursday, September 18th, 2014


Our Managing Editor and I share a fondness for many bands, but if I'm remembering correctly, he was responsible for introducing me to one in particular via his review of The Ruin of Nová Roma way back in the day: Taint. While the trio broke up in 2010, guitarist/vocalist Jimbob Isaac has resurfaced in Hark. The group released Crystalline earlier this year, an effort that will not leave Taint ...

STREAMING: White Empress — “A Prisoner Unleashed”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014


Peaceville: the venerable label is home to some of Decibel's all time favorites: Darkthrone, Autopsy and My Dying Bride. Lest you think the label is resting on their laurels they continue to push bands out into the extreme universe. Today we're streaming some Peaceville-approved symphonic metal: "A Prisoner Unleashed" from the forthcoming White Empress album Rise Of The Empress. "For the ...

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Anaal Nathrakh’s “Monstrum in Animo”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014


Anaal Nathrakh doesn't -- or at least shouldn't -- require much of an introduction -- the ridiculously consistent Birmingham black metallers are simply one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene. Elite level mind-fuckers. Aural devastators. Masters of what the band's new Metal Blade bio calls the "true spirit of necro." And so ...

Sucker For Punishment: Fire Up the Chain Saw!

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014


When a veteran band finds its second wind working with a certain producer, it’s totally understandable if they decide to stick to that same collaboration for an extended period. Cannibal Corpse went through it in the wake of the stunning success of 2006’s return-to-form Kill; realizing they had found a perfect partner in producer Erik Rutan they proceeded to record two more albums with him, ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Noctem’s “The Adamantine Doors (Orchestral Version)”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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The Spanish answer to Behemoth, Noctem have been slamming out blackened death metal since 2001. Their third full-length, Exilium, drops today, and it sounds pretty damn evil. Of course, like many bands in the style, Noctem are big fans of symphonic bombast. In fact, one of the bonus tracks for the album is an orchestral version of the song "The Adamantine Doors." It's not very indicative of what ...

Help Katherine Ludwig Annihilate Her Cancer

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: featured On: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Katherine Ludwig, pioneering metal maniac

If there’s a select group of people responsible for Decibel becoming the magazine it is today, one of those people is undoubtedly Katherine Ludwig. Why? Because as the founding editor of Metal Maniacs magazine, she helped spearhead extreme-music journalism. Unlike the more popular Metal Edge, a sort of US Weekly of hair metal bands, Metal Maniacs saw extreme music and bands as topics just as ...