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STREAMING: October 31′s “Bury the Hatchet”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

October 31

Sometimes you just want to play some damn heavy metal. Members of October 31 play in Deceased, Overlord, and Twisted Tower Dire, but this is a much more primal proposition, a chance to bang out some straightforward, satisfying jams in the vein of Iced Earth.  I mean, look at those guys above. What ELSE are they going to play? It's been nine years since the last time they last appeared, and it's ...

STREAMING: Necrophagia “WhiteWorm Cathedral”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014


Originally slated for a 2012 release, Necrophagia's new album, WhiteWorm Cathedral, is finally seeing the light of day through Season of Mist. Main maggot Killjoy (aka Frank Pucci) isn't one to let the products of his darkest and bloodiest desires get the best of him, so he let WhiteWorm Cathedral stew in a pot of human remains, werewolf semen, and nude chicks over the course of two years. The ...

A Very Heavy Metal Halloween: Nivek Ogre

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014


Even those who don't find the exquisite cacophony of Skinny Puppy all that alluring would be hard pressed to deny frontman Nivek Ogre is a singular artist and consummate performer. We're talking about a man who on a trio of instant-classic albums a couple decades back -- Rabies (1989), Too Dark Park (1990) and Last Rights (1992) -- basically redefined sonic abrasiveness even while teasing real ...

Full Album Stream: Inferion’s This Will Decay

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, October 13th, 2014


Florida and death metal are practically synonymous. Most of that has to do with the legendary albums cranked out of Morrisound in the 90s by Obituary, Death, Cannibal Corpse and other luminaries. But don't forget Miami, which is the home of Decibel favorite grinders Maruta and birthed Hall Of Fame inductees Cynic. Let's showcase a little more metal from the Sunshine State. Decibel is ...

New Violence From Old Lines

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Monday, October 13th, 2014


No Child Left Behind, the latest record from guitarist Mitch Roemer's post Pulling Teeth/Ruiner crusty hardcore behemoth Old Lines, is out tomorrow and we're streaming the whole damn thing below for our class-cutter readership. Which is okay, apparently, 'cause the press materials here tell me Old Lines uses its music as "a device to speak their mind in a direct, albeit confrontational way, ...

STREAMING: Ghost Brigade “The Knife”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, October 13th, 2014


Finland's Ghost Brigade might be the best band you've never heard of. True, they've been around since 2005 (debut album, Guided by Fire, received rave reviews in 2007), but Jyväskylä-based sextet haven't toured much and most of their respective catalog has resided on import status here in the US. And true import status means jack in today's content-everywhere world, but certain conditions must ...

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

By: admin Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, October 10th, 2014


Here we go. Let's just peck it right up. All positive reviews. Hmmm... HORRENDOUS releases Ecdysis. The title refers to the process of molting, and you know I don’t know ANYTHING about that.  Having made some waves in the underground typically makes me more judgmental on a release, and I definitely was, but you know what? I beaking like this.  As the name would imply, this is a nod to ...

Ride Wormwood’s Doom Trip: “I’d Rather Die”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, October 10th, 2014


Next week, Magic Bullet Records will force-feed us new bone-scraping sludge from Wormwood, a project dredged from the minds of Doomriders vets Chris Pupecki and Chris Bevilacqua.  Born out of a need for yet-unexplored heaviness, Wormwood have retched out 20 minutes of crusty crush that are sure to nod some heads. Check out third track "I'd Rather Die" here and find out what Pupecki has to ...

It’s Good to Have Goals and Dreams Can Come True – An Interview with David Rodgers of Southwest Terrorfest

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews On: Thursday, October 9th, 2014

deciblog - swtf cross

Around this time last year, we spoke to Godhunter guitarist/vocalist David Rodgers as he was in the process of putting together the second edition of Tucson, AZ's Southwest Terrorfest (go here to read all about it). At the time, under the Deciblog's interrogation hot lamps, Rodgers mentioned that one of the bands on his "booking bucket list" was Neurosis. Well, guess what he went and did? Rodgers ...

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 5

By: Eddie Gobbo Posted in: encrotchment, featured, nfl 2014 On: Thursday, October 9th, 2014


Mulaney Death Watch, 2014. KC at the Bat, Chiefs on the Back Burner I’ll admit, if there’s ever a lag in me watching the NFL, it’s during October. I usually drop from watching 30 hours of football a week to about 25. I’m an MLB fan, and I love spending hours watching great, hard-nosed baseball from the drunks of summer. I spent the past week sending annoying Facebook PMs to my ...