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The Deciblog Interview: Jamie Myers

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, June 30th, 2014

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Jamie Myers: her voice is the stuff of both fever dreams and Byzantine nightmares. Since getting involved with underground music back in the 90s she has progressed from punk bands to playing bass and singing in Hammer of Misfortune and a guest slot with Wolves in The Throne Room. After returning to Texas to start a family she put music on hold. But Dave Nuss of Sabbath Assembly was a fan of ...

Paul Groundwell (Thine) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, June 30th, 2014

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** UK dark rockers Thine have a new full-length out. The Dead City Blueprint is probably an album not on your radar, unless you've followed the group since A Town like This back in the late '90s. Should it be on your radar? Yes, if dark, melodic, melancholic, honest metal-infused rock is in your wheelhouse. Who do Thine sound like? Possibly somewhere between Riverside, newer Katatonia, and ...

Danny Cavanagh (Anathema) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, June 27th, 2014

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** Anathema's on the cusp of a breakthrough. Actually, the Liverpudlians have been on said cusp for the better part of 15 years. But that's neither here nor there. Music is always about right place and right time. That place and time have come for Anathema on, Distant Satellites. Like previous album, Weather Systems, the group's new album stretches emotional and musical boundaries. Always from ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack (NOISE Edition): Guillermo Pizarro

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, June 27th, 2014

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By now, many of you are enjoying Decibel's August issue, #118.  Perhaps you're excited because it's The Godflesh Issue, and the emphatically awesome return of that project is certainly worthy of your enthusiasm.  Maybe you're psyched about it being The Melvins HOF Issue, a look back on an extraordinary record by an influential band that never settled for less than exactly what it wanted from ...

Holy Shit III – Ironsword’s Overlords of Chaos

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Hello folks, it's been a while, but I'm back with another installment of 'Holy Shit.' If you're unfamiliar with the concept - and you should be, because until a few days ago, I totally forgot this series existed here and here - basically it boils down to the disciplinary practice of me keeping it in my pants (my wallet, that is!) while record shopping UNLESS I come across something that makes me ...

Decibrity Playlist: Tombs

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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In case you can't remember that far back, Tombs' last record, Path of Totality, was our top album of 2011. Fast forward three years, and the band's latest release appears to have garnered near-universal acclaim since it dropped earlier this month. So it's only fitting that guitarist/vocalist Mike Hill's playlist focuses on something that, in one way or another, most people have experienced. As ...

Sucker For Punishment: Taking the High Road

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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As a metal writer you often meet young bands that are so desperately hungry to get out on tour and live the road dog life in their van, going from city to city, crashing wherever they can. Just to live the live of a touring metal band and do what they love to do most in the world. Once you make it to that one short rung above that of a local band, though, it’s a serious, serious grind that ...

STREAMING: Nunslaughter’s “Angelic Dread”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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None more slaughter, the slaughterest of the slaughter, Nunslaughter have an actual full-length out now after approximately 600 EP's, singles, and splits. It sounds like Nunslaughter. What more could you ask for? In case you don't believe me, we have THE ENTIRE ALBUM streaming for you below. Angelic Dread has 31 blasphemous blasts, half of which are new and half of which are re-recordings with ...

All Hail Beer City: Joe Petagno Skate Deck Giveaway!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured On: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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Here's the deal: The legendary Joe Petagno -- AKA the creator of the Motorhead "Snaggletooth" mascot, amongst other iconic images -- has drawn three custom exclusive skateboard graphics for Beer City Skateboards and Records. Beer City has been around for over twenty-one years making the highest quality skateboard decks as well as putting out all kinds of records for sick, seminal bands like DRI, ...

Get Yer Witch On: Hekseri Premiere

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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The superb Boston/Norway black metal outfit Hekseri will be conjuring its unique brand of "witching metal" opening for Behexen at Martyrdoom this Sunday and to get you ready we've got an exclusive stream of "Der Hexenhammer," a searing, turbulent track off the band's new CD single Soul's Prison is Flesh. "'Der Hexenhammer' is about the hellish situation surrounding the book Malleus ...