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“All PsychFest All the Time.” Interview with White Hills

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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New York-based experimental psychedelic stoner spacerockers White Hills has only been a band since 'round about 2005, yet they've already amassed the following discography: They've Got Blood Like We've Got Blood (Fuck Off And Di/Head Heritage, 2005) Koko (White Hills, 2006) Glitter Glamour Atrocity (White Hills, 2007) Abstractions and Mutations (White Hills, 2007/Thrill Jockey, 2009/Immune, ...

Decibrity Playlist: Mutilation Rites

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Mutilation Rites' last record, Empyrean, landed on our top 40 records of 2012. To these ears, however, the group's new LP tops that effort and so we've been playing it on a near daily basis since it dropped last week (Daniel Lake also streamed the whole thing here earlier this month). Since the Brooklynites just finished up an East Coast jaunt, we figured we'd check in with bassist Ryan Jones ...

STREAMING: Bastard Of The Skies and Grimpen Mire

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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For your streaming pleasure this Wednesday, the Deciblog presents a British sludge noise vs. doom knife fight courtesy of the Bastard of The Skies and Grimpen Mire joint LP from Future Noise Recordings. Bastard Of The Skies, last heard from two years ago on their LP Tarnation, do their damage via monster riffs touched with attitude. Grimpen Mire has just three songs on their side of the split ...

Sucker For Punishment: I Got Hurt Feelings

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Extreme metal bands withholding lyrics is commonplace, something we writers have learned to constantly deal with, to the point now that even though we’re never given the complete album experience, it’s pretty much taken for granted that we have to give readers an even and thorough assessment of a record even though we have literally no idea what so many of these bands are screeching and ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Eluveitie’s “Call of the Mountain”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, videos On: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Folk metal, fuck yeah. You know what I like about the video for Eluveitie's "Call of the Mountain?" Lots of nature. You don't need crappy CG for your video when you have the beautiful wintry landscapes of Switzerland. I guess there is also a dude with a harp and some woman standing on top of a mountain (although if she's the one that's calling, does that make her the mountain?). But man, in the ...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Device (CA)’s “Miracle Metal”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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No, not THAT Device. This Device is from Canada, which instantly makes them 1000% cooler. Featuring noted metal scribe Kyle Harcott putting his money where his mouth is (or drumstick holding/typing hands) and a sweet space station album cover from up-and-coming designer Brandon Duncan, Device go decidedly old-school. Not just the usual touchstones like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, though; they ...

The Phantom of the Paradise is Back!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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Never thought I’d get to meet the devil Never thought I'd meet him face to face Heard he always worked alone, that he seldom wrote or used a phone So I walked right up to meet him at his place Two years before unleashing Carrie on the world in 1976, Brian DePalma concocted the profoundly weird, unabashedly flamboyant horror-flick-meets-rock-opera romp Phantom of the Paradise -- a ...

Bad Mojo: Death Curse Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Monday, July 28th, 2014

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So...here's one of those times when you actually can go ahead and judge an album by its cover: Friday the 13th obsessives Death Curse play nasty, fuzzy, stripped down death n' roll and the band isn't really isn't inclined to do fuck-all to pretty it up for anyone outside the horror metal cult. We've got an exclusive track from the upcoming debut on Razorback Records later this year. Get ...

Ihsahn (Emperor) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, July 28th, 2014

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** Hall of Famers Emperor are celebrating the 20th anniversary of black metal classic, In the Nightside Eclipse. As part of our journalistic duties, we couldn't pass up a chance to talk to icon/good guy Ihsahn about two decades of black fucking metal and why this time Emperor are taking the stage with them to the grave. What prompted you to re-start Emperor this time? Sure, In the Nightside ...

STREAMING: Saturn “So, You Have Chosen Death”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, July 25th, 2014

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Retro is cool. Retro is where the girls are at. Retro is where the dollars are at. If you're retro, you've got it made. Unless you're in the business of retro heavy metal. Then, you just get the girls. Just ask Swedes Saturn. With just a few strums of their throwback axes and bygone haircuts, they hook in the ladies. Actually, we have no idea about their womanizing abilities. But we do know the ...