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STREAMING: Xibalba/Suburban Scum “Split”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Sometimes, it's not enough to have your recommended daily dose of righteous anger delivered by just one band. Sometimes, you need to split the rage. Xibalba and Suburban Scum are happy (angry?) to oblige. On their side of things, Xibalba bring the sludge. On the flipside, Suburban Scum deliver some thrashing hardcore. We have both sides for you a few days before the release date. Get ready ...

High Priestess Invocation: Exclusive Kobra & the Lotus Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, videos On: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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By the time future preconception-leveling heavy metal siren Kobra Paige hit age fifteen the Calgary, Alberta native had already been studying piano, classical vocal technique, and music theory for eight solid years. She possessed the pipes for a career in opera, but found her teenage musical muse gravitating toward punk. And then Judas Priest came through town on the Painkiller tour. "The ...

Interview: My Dying Bride’s Return of the Robertshaw

By: mr ed Posted in: breaking newz, exclusive, featured, interviews On: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Yesterday U.K. death/doom progenitors My Dying Bride announced the departure of longtime guitarist (and current Vallenfyre axeman) Hamish Glencross due to “irreconcilable differences.” Replacing Glencross is the man he originally supplanted back in 1999—founding guitarist Calvin Robertshaw. In his first interview since rejoining band, the author of rifftastic MDB classics like “Your ...

STREAMING: Devangelic’s “Crown Of Entrails”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen, tours On: Monday, June 9th, 2014

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For your streaming pleasure this Monday we have some death metal from Rome. "Crown Of Entrails" is from Devangelic's Comatose debut Resurrection Denied and will be released June 24. The band is touring the United States now as part of the Comatour -- check all of the remaining dates following the stream. Comatour featuring Devangelic, Lust Of Decay and Coathanger Abortion: Monday, June ...

STREAMING: Wretched “Cannibal”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, June 9th, 2014

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"Well, from the get go, we wanted to write a straightforward heavy record from start to finish," says guitarist Steven Funderburk in a recent interview with No Clean Singing. "We had nothing but heavy grooving in mind. It just made sense to have a title that not only fit with the lyrical content, but with the musical aspect of the record. We wanted to get straight to the point with the title, ...

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

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, June 6th, 2014

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Looks like there's some stuff worth talking about. Could it be? Two columns in a row? So, you leave Carcass, start a successful band, your ex-members make a comeback and kill it, and your singer quits. Where to now? ARCH ENEMY answer that with War Eternal. There seemed to be a lot of hurdles to overcome, and they at least put out an Arch Enemy record.  Never one of my favorites, their version ...

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 ...