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Greber: Not Named After a Goalie

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, videos On: Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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I'd like to take this opportunity to nip something in the bud: Cambridge, Ontario's Greber is in no way associated with, saluting, paying homage to, or actually even really aware of, former NHL goaltender Martin Gerber. The first indication should have been that the moniker as selected by the two-man sludge/doom monolith is spelt completely differently than the former Mighty Ducks/Senators/Maple ...

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 14

By: Eddie Gobbo Posted in: encrotchment, featured, nfl 2014 On: Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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Darth Raider Welp, Raiders fans: I hate to say it, but I think I’m going to be retiring Oakland Raiders talk for the rest of the season. With three weeks left, and teams fighting for their playoff lives, I don’t see how a two-win team could be worth mentioning. That said,  I’m going for one last dip in to the Black Hole this week. What better man to lead me in one last time than heavy ...

Rage In Bloom: Exclusive Ampere Stream!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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Ampere -- the band featuring Will Killingsworth of much-celebrated Amherst, Massachusetts scream-y, powerviolence-y trailblazers Orchid -- is back with a new split on No Idea and, as the super-intense, raw-as-fuck exclusive stream below will surely attest, the band has not missed a single goddamn step... Here is what vocalist Stephen Pierce told Decibel about the lyrics and ...

Decibrity Playlist: Primordial

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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Primordial dropped its eighth LP late last month, another stellar entry in an already impressive oeuvre. To celebrate, frontman Alan Averill (aka A.A. Nemtheanga) sent us a playlist that, as he describes, "might be something a little different." After perusing his picks, it's hard to disagree. We'll let him take it from here: "I always think too hard about lists, I think it's the rainman in me ...

Botanist’s Otrebor Interviews Pestilential Shadows

By: Etan Rosenbloom Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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I consider Botanist to be one of modern black metal’s great “projects.” Germinated by a solitary San Franciscan named Otrebor, it’s a band whose music is both utterly bizarre (floraphilic paeans from a misanthropic hermit, rendered only in drums, voice and hammered dulcimer) and emotionally devastating. This is all to say that when Otrebor tells us that the Australian black metal brood ...

Full Album Stream: NervoChaos

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

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Ah, December -- the time of the year when everyone puts out their "best of" lists and thinks about albums that will come out in summer 2015. We're just as guilty at Decibel; our annual top 40 extravaganza is probably on your nightstand. This would lead you to think that no new music comes out just weeks before the year ends. That's certainly not the case. Thanks to Greyhaze Records we are ...

Exciter, High Spirits Highlight Defenders of the Old Festival III

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

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Brooklyn might be known for its rather healthy underground metal scene that revolves around more cutting-edge, extreme sounds, but it’s heartening to know that some folks in the borough are flying the old school, “true” heavy metal flag high and proud. The Defenders of the Old Fest has been kicking around the Eastern seaboard for a few years, with its first two fests held in Baltimore. ...

WOLFHEART IN A WOLF WORLD: “Routa Pt. 2″ Video Premiere

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, videos On: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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Finland and fire are the cheapest special-effects for a metal video. Wolfheart have both! Started as a solo project by Tuomas Saukkonen (ex-Before the Dawn, Black Sun Aeon, a whole bunch of others), it's since morphed into a full band effort. The video below comes from the upcoming reissue of his debut, Winterborn, so most of the people you see in the video below didn't actually perform on the ...

This “Atlas” Doesn’t Shrug: Hear Alekhine’s Gun Slay Kings!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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They say to know the heart of a man first you must walk a mile in his shoes What I am learning from your footsteps...One day in my life would destroy you I remain firm where you falter I swim in the tears of your daughter So roars Alekhine's Gun's singular force of nature frontwoman Jessica Pimentel on "Atlas," one of six genre mashing extreme music salvos on ...And Kings Will Fall the ...

NSFW: Couch Slut’s Cover Conundrum

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, videos On: Monday, December 8th, 2014

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We're not at all shocked that a band called Couch Slut had trouble printing the artwork to their new album My Life As A Woman. And that's before we even saw the image -- a nothing-is-hidden illustration of felicitous fellatio too racy for ribald 70s tome The Joy Of Sex (check it out on their Bandcamp page). We've decided not to print it here, well, because we don't want our Mom to see the image ...