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March Decibel Featuring Leviathan Available Now

By: mr ed Posted in: featured On: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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Black metal and baby bottles? No, we haven't employed Anne Geddes as our cover photographer, and no, we haven't lost our minds. It's just the latest step in the tumultuous, unbelievable journey of Jef Whitehead, the one-man trailblazer behind USBM institution Leviathan. Just four years ago, Whitehead was arrested on multiple criminal charges, his legacy and life in jeopardy. Since then, with ...

Dawn of “Uncreation”: Exclusive Disgrace Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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Courtesy many of the same scene levelers who brought you Twitching Tongues and Nails now comes Disgrace, a quartet that seamlessly marries true blue classic American death metal buzz n' pummel to premium metallic hardcore for a sound that is worthy of the predictably sick Dan Seagrave cover artwork. This morning we've got the exclusive premiere of "Uncreation" off the band's debut LP True ...

Deciblog Interview: Nunslaughter

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, January 19th, 2015

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Nunslaughter has been recording mandatory underground metal since 1987, a time when extreme metal was largely in retreat and teased hair was the norm. The band has been led for close to three decades by the inimitable Don Of The Dead (Donald Crotsley) a walking metal encyclopedia content to release the bulk of his band's work on splits. Reading the band's catalog is a lot like flipping through a ...

Visigoth Steps Out “From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Monday, January 19th, 2015

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We're a little over a week out from the release of the new Visigoth record, The Revenant King, but we've got the exclusive premiere of the epic closer for you today...Enjoy! Check out another album cut over ...

Top 5 New Releases (Q1) Not In Decibel’s February Issue

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, January 19th, 2015

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** Our February 2015 (HERE) issue features a fantastic expose on the upcoming releases of 2015. Here's five crucial releases by killer bands that weren't part of our list. 5. Hate - Crusade:Zero Hate are viewed as underlings to the kingdom Vader built, but over recent years the Warsaw-based trio have come into their own. There's still plenty of "Polish" in their sound---overly tight rhythm ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Wek

By: admin Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, January 16th, 2015

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Happy New Year, you pecking geeks. There’s not much going on at the end of the year, and not much going on in the beginning of the year either. At least we’re out of the doldrums of the reissue cycle, although there have been some that are cool. Hailing from Portland, OR, LORD DYING release Poisoned Altars on Relapse. It's produced by Joel Grind, who is normally known for having immense ...

Gearified by Matt Olivo: Intronaut mainman drops customized axes via Dunable Guitars

By: James Lewis Posted in: featured, gear, repulsion On: Friday, January 16th, 2015

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**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel's #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we are bringing his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #121 Matt gave his feedback on Dunable custom guitars made by Sacha Dunable of Intronaut. This month, Gearified takes a break from the ...

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo of Jar’d Loose: Championship Weekend

By: Eddie Gobbo Posted in: encrotchment, featured On: Friday, January 16th, 2015

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R.I.P. Taylor Negron The Resurrection of Andrew Wood Growing up, I was a huge Andrew Wood fan. He was the singer of Mother Love Bone, which, all things considered, is the band that wrote the book on most of what came out of Seattle in the '90s. Even though he grew up in Seattle, Wood was a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan. Recently, I came across a website where Wood’s family is auctioning off a ...

Devin Townsend Interview: Part 2

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 16th, 2015

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When the Devin Townsend Project played their string of dates with Animals As Leaders a month ago, it was clear the show was not the Hevy Devy indulge-fest that the band's past headlining shows have been.  Conspicuously absent was the pre-show Ziltoid Radio craziness that have accompanied Townsend's stage show for a few years.  Townsend worked hard to engage the crowd in his version of a metal ...

Calgary’s Arbitrator, Featuring Drummer Dirk Verbeuren, T(he)y Would Like You to Know

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen, videos On: Thursday, January 15th, 2015

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I don't know much about Calgary's Arbitrator outside of the fact that they refer to themselves (or at least have been referred to) as "industrial death metal" and have existed in various line-up permutations over the course of four years of existence. They've existed as everything from full-on quartet to duo status to one-man on a downtown street corner popping slick blasts on plastic buckets for ...