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Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Indiana’s Lysura

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, June 6th, 2014

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Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

Streaming: Rage Nucleaire’s “A Sino-American Chainsaw War”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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Any time we hear that Lord Worm is back it's like the return of the coolest substitute teacher at your school; the shop class alternate who lets the kids have at it with the broken bandsaw. Worm is a legendary death metal vocalist, a Hall Of Fame inductee with Cryptopsy and one of the most gifted metal lyricists working today. And, his new song with Rage Nucleaire has a lot of ...

A Gruesome Salute to Death

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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Hearing about Exhumed's Matt Harvey joining forces with ex-Malevolent Creation drummer Gus Rio, Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen to form Gruesome, a band designed to be "basically a Death tribute band - as the County Medical Examiners are to Carcass, this pretty much is to Death" got me pretty excited. I must admit a mild tinge of disappointment when it was ...

Body Count’s Ice-T Talks Shit but Does the Shooting

By: Laina Dawes Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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1992 was an interesting year. On the West Coast, the dichotomy between the intensity of Seattle’s grunge scene and Los Angeles’ growing racial tension (thanks to the highly publicized beating of Rodney King and the following riot) made for some interesting times. White kids were rebelling against conformity and black folks were rebelling in the name of social justice. While Body Count was ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Soft Pink Truth’s “Black Metal”

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: exclusive, featured, videos On: Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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Earlier this spring I interviewed Rune Grønn of Turbonegro, and one nugget he shared was that the biggest reason why the Norwegian band embraced gay imagery in the 1990s was because they knew it was the one thing that would scare away their peers in the Oslo black metal underground. No musical genre is untouchable, as all musical forms deserve a good skewering once in a while. The Soft Pink ...

Decibrity Playlist: Arch Enemy

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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Nick Cordle may no longer be the newest member of Arch Enemy, but he's still a relative newbie compared to Michael Amott, Daniel Erlandsson and Sharlee D'Angelo. While the band's latest record, War Eternal, will mark his first Arch Enemy recording, the guitarist (that's him on the bottom right) started touring with the quintet in 2012. So to celebrate the release of the group's tenth ...

Behind The Art: Pyrrhon’s The Mother Of Virtues

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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Caroline Harrison is an artist who sometimes photographs for online music publications. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Listen to The Mother Of Virtues and learn more about Pyrrhon. Please double click on the images below to enlarge. --- I’ve been the sole visual artist that Pyrrhon has worked with during the nearly six years they’ve been together. We understand each other's ...

Official Report: Dave Brockie Died of Accidental Heroin Overdose

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, RIP On: Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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Earlier this year,  the world of film lost acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman to a tragic heroin overdose. Now it appears the drug is also responsible for the demise of one of metal's most beloved figures. Dave Brockie, popularly known as Oderus Urungus, died on March 23, but it wasn't until yesterday that officials ruled that his death was due to acute heroin toxicity. It's unknown how long ...

Sucker For Punishment: What is and What Should Always Be

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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If you’re a metal fan, you have to know your history, know where the music you like comes from. It’s funny, though, when you find yourself digging through the lesser-knowns of “proto-metal” if you will, the Sir Lord Baltimores, the Buffaloes, the Pentagrams, you can lose sight of the forest for all those darn trees. But take a step back, and a pair of colossal redwoods looms over the ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Moab’s “Whittled Away”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

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Scion A/V have tossed lots of free singles, EP's, splits, compilations, and socks to the ravening metal hordes, but it's rare that a band releases an entire album through that imprint. Los Angeles-based heavy rock trio Moab are doing just that. Their latest nine-song opus of fuzz and feedback, Billow, will be released later this month as a free download on the Scion A/V website, but we have your ...