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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 ...

Yngwie Malmsteen, the Still-Reigning King of Shred Mountain

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

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It's been thirty years since Yngwie Malmsteen unleashed Rising Force on an unsuspecting world, obliterating any and all preconceived notions of what was possible with an electric guitar. Now comes Guitar Gods, a tour featuring the legit insane line-up of Malmsteen headlining over a shred-heavy bill that includes Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun), Gary Hoey ("Hocus Pocus") and Bumblefoot ...

dB Exclusive: Making Hail Death documentary

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, videos On: Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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Decibel has been excited for Black Anvil's third album Hail Death since last year, when we gave readers a sneak peek of studio happenings in a print story. We've since teamed with the band to offer the first view of the documentary Making Hail Death. You can order Hail Death now from Relapse. Jason ...

Mattias Frisk (Vanhelgd) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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** Death metal record of the year? It might just be Vanhelgd's new album, Relics of Sulphur Salvation. Featured in DB (June #116), we decided mainman Mattias Frisk had too much to say than we could fit in print. So, we took out the full transcript for 'heads everywhere. Read on and don't sleep on Vanhelgd! You appeared in our Death Metal Revival article in 2009. Now that a few years have ...

STREAMING: Publicist UK “Never Gone To School”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, May 30th, 2014

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What happens when members of Revocation, Municipal Waste, Goes Cube and Freshkills get in a digital room together, run through a few ideas over craft beer (presumably picked and curated by none other than Dave Witte), realize they have less time than they ever had before but decide to form a new music project? That would be Publicist UK. Publicist UK are intense, heavy, and are tangentally ...

Premiere: New Grave Digger lyric video

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, videos On: Friday, May 30th, 2014

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The metal institution known as Grave Digger has been around almost as long as the genre of heavy metal. They will release their seventeenth album (yes, that's correct) called Return Of The Reaper on July 11. Your friends at Decibel got a chance to premiere the lyric video of the track "Season Of The Witch." The good news is that mainman Chris Boltendahl has been quoted saying the album is a ...

Dweller In The Valley New Release: Younger Dryas

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, May 30th, 2014

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Semi-rural, semi-suburban Maryland is hardly an obvious spawning ground for gritty black metal.  With Washington D.C. and Baltimore hogging all the attention, and Frederick area bars almost exclusively hosting good-time cover bands of dubious quality, the area’s heavy music scene is pretty damn subdued. Dweller in the Valley drummer/vocalist Dane Olds is a current Frederick, MD resident, ...

The Great Sabatini Premiere New Album, Don’t Drown Despite What it Looks Like

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen On: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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Montreal's kings of noise rock diversity and awesome promo photos, The Great Sabatini (who we have mentioned on this blog previously), have a new album in the starting gate. It's called Dog Years and you can listen to the whole damn thing below while you read guitarist/vocalist Sean Sabatini discuss the record's nuts 'n' bolts below that. You're welcome. So, what's the story with the new ...

Decibrity Playlist: Archspire

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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When Oli Peters takes his songs about "lucid dreaming, a monster made out of teeth, a king who creates duplicates of himself who then overthrow him, and a guy who feeds himself to his backyard pig" on the road (my favorite part of KSP's recent profile), he and his Archspire brethren tend to keep the traveling stereo tuned to the more extreme side of things. Well, at least until touring starts to ...