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Decibrity Playlist: Giant Squid (Part 1)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, November 6th, 2014


Giant Squid's debut LP, Metridium Fields, was re-recorded in the very early days of Decibel and we've been following the group's musical trajectory ever since. Fortunately, the band is still going strong, having released a new album at the end of October. While guitarist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory described the record as a "giant love letter to the Mediterranean and specifically Bronze-age ...

Video Premiere: Deadkill’s “Shakes”

By: Posted in: exclusive, featured, videos On: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014


Massive hangovers! Camel breath! Riffs! Hair of the dog shots! Barfing on video! Fortunately, these guys decided to walk to the bar for another day of partying. The aforementioned bad behaviors are in full effect in the low production cost but high comedic value video debut of Deadkill's "Shakes." Decibel premiered the No, Never! album in the beginning of 2014. Back then, the band told us ...

Exclusive Stream: Hollow Earth, “The Reclamation”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014


If you're looking for some doom-y metallic hardcore nastiness, rising Michigan badasses Hollow Earth are here to oblige. We've got an exclusive stream of the uber-brutal slow-burner "The Reclamation" of band's upcoming debut full-length, Silent Graves. Check it out. Preorder here. Metal Injection has got the video for "Swallowing Knives." Tour dates after the jump. ...

New Nader Sadek Studio Video: “Deformation by Incision”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014


We love Nader Sadek up in the Decibel compound - and by compound I mean the various living rooms, man caves and bathrooms where all this shit gets put together on a monthly basis.  If you're a subscriber, you are getting/have gotten the new 4-song EP, The Malefic (including current band members Flo Mounier on drums, Rune Eriksen and Bobby Koelble on guitars, and Travis Ryan on vox), with the ...

Decibel unveils TOP 100 DOOM METAL ALBUMS OF ALL TIME special issue

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, exclusive, featured On: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014


Feeling depressed? Antisocial? Apathetic? We've got just the thing: The Top 100 Doom Metal Albums of All Time special issue! Hey, we never said we'd be good therapists. But let's keep it real: all the counseling you need is in these pages. Our staff navigated six decades (!) of proto-doom, funeral doom, gothic doom, stoner doom melodic doom and even "doom-pop" (don't sound the false alarm; ...

Sucker For Punishment: Blackest of Times

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014


The year is starting to wind down, but a smattering of noteworthy new metal releases are still trickling in over the next month, including a couple this week. Read on! Apostle of Solitude, Of Woe and Wounds (Cruz del Sur): More people should be getting excited for the first new Apostle of Solitude album since 2010, but it seems to have arrived with barely a whimper. Was the promotion not as on ...

Low Fidelity: Last Shift At The Shore

By: Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014


For more than a year, Neill Jameson has posted periodic columns about his life in a New Jersey record store at the Deciblog. They've been among the most popular features we've run in recent years. Neill recently clocked out for the last time and agreed to give us his thoughts after last shift. Fear not: you will hear more from Neill in the future. -- It’s been more than a year since I was ...

Where Gothic Folk & Darkwave Meet: Neuropa Double Shot

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014


Time to take that pep back out of your step, kids -- this morning we've got two haunting premieres from Belgium's dark ambient/industrial music mainstay Neuropa Records... First up is "Conquest of Glory" off Barcelona-based darkwavers Der Blaue Reiter's upcoming Le Paradis Funèbre II -- L’ Adieu Du Silence, a record "inspired by a tragic vision of a world governed by secret societies, ...

Looking for Trouble: The Skull’s “For Those Which Are Asleep” Album Stream

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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Apparently there are two competing versions of doom progenitors Trouble now – at least this one isn't called "Trouble featuring Eric Wagner" or something like that. This iteration does feature Wagner's inimitable pipes, along with bassist Ron Holzner and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson – and while Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin's guitars were obviously important, that monolithic rhythm section ...

STREAMING: Ladder Devils “Clean Hands”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, November 3rd, 2014


Philly noise merchants Ladder Devils aren't the most verbose of bands. They don't have long, philosophical treatises on the whys, hows and whens of their origins and music. They simply state: "We are a four-piece band from Philadelphia and we make music." OK, they've added a bit more: "Ladder Devils, formed in 2009 are a noisy rock outfit from Philadelphia." They don't compare themselves to ...