Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

Spell Song Premiere: “Possessed By Heavy Metal”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, March 21st, 2014

Spell band Photos - web-5 (best)

Candles?  Flowing hair?  Human bones?  Leather?  Bullet belts?  A moustache?  Song titles like “Shocker” and “Possessed by Heavy Metal”?  We all know what this leads to… Vancouver rollickers Spell used to be called Stryker, and under that earlier name the trio released an EP and a split full of trad-heavy love.  Next month, they’ve enlisted the help of Hard and Heavy ...

Kevin Stewart-Panko’s 7 Inches of Pleasure, Pain and Mediocrity

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, stupid crap On: Thursday, March 20th, 2014

deciblog - jukebox

I get sent a lot of shit* to review; more than I can fit in any one place at one time. But because folks out there take the time to send me their wares, I usually feel obligated to give some sort of mention, nod, kudo or deliver a full-on scathing, hatchet job to those releases that find their way to me. It's kinda like Adrien Begrand's column, except without the comprehensiveness, quality ...

Decibrity Playlist: Fight Amp

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, March 20th, 2014


Last we'd heard from Fight Amp, the trio was just off a red-eye after spending 30 days last fall playing 30 shows across Europe with Black Tusk. Now that the South Jersey natives are set to hit the road yet again--a brief jaunt of seven shows in seven days--guitarist/vocalist Mike McGinnis passed along five current band's that influence him (consider it a close cousin to bassist/vocalist Jon ...

Coprolite Crüe: The Deciblog Interview With Shitfucker

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, videos On: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014


Shitfucker caught our attention with their 2013 Hells Headbanger's release Suck Cocks in Hell, which received an "8" in the pages of our print sibling. The record contains some of the most infectious, rocking songs that have crept from the underground in a dog’s age. Shitfucker took it up another notch with the wonderfully low-fi video for “Sex Dungeon,” which wrecks Roger Meno’s Euro ...

Decibel Hall of Fame Feature Kick-Starts Agnostic Front Reunion

By: adem Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

AF_CFA lineup

There have been many proposed Hall of Fame features that have been derailed by inner-band animosity and grudges, but our recent spotlight on Agnostic Front's groundbreaking NYC crossover masterpiece, Cause for Alarm, in the March issue, actually brought the five musicians that played on the album back together. Guitarists Vinnie Stigma and Alex Kinon, bassist Rob Kabula and drummer Louis Beato ...

Sucker For Punishment: They Are (They’re Them)

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014


One of the best ideas the music industry has had in the last couple years is the mini box set. Either consisting of a band’s entire discography or a certain era in its history, these reasonably priced little collections of CDs in replica vinyl sleeves, usually housed in either a clamshell box, cardboard sleeve, or something slightly fancier in a few cases, have been a godsend for those who have ...

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Danny Lilker Biography “Perpetual Conversion”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

danny in the crowd NJ (photo by howie abrams)

Danny Lilker is a goddamn legend in the metal scene. His long history includes stints in bands as diverse and influential as Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, Storm Troopers of Death, and Brutal Truth. Now on the verge of his 50th birthday, he's announced his retirement from the touring life, and what better to celebrate his accomplishments than a oral history covering his life and career? Dave Hofer has ...

STREAMING: I Declare War “Noose”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014


Formed in 2007. As of 2014 no original members are left standing in I Declare War. How does that lineup dynamic fit into I Declare War's new album, We Are Violent People By Nature? It doesn't. Not one iota. And why should it with a band with huge t-shirt slogans like, "Fuck your tits! Show me your cunt!" and "Who fucking cares", which is, to some degree, a take off of Pungent Stench's Been Caught ...

The Decibel Magazine Tour Starts TONIGHT!

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, the decibel magazine tour, tours On: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014


You've patiently waited out one of the grimmest winters in recent memory. Now it's time to collect your reward: The third annual Decibel Magazine Tour is finally upon us, as Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem descend upon Orlando's Beachum Theater tonight before traversing North America for 21 dates of vintage and modern death metal devastation. If you've been putting this off, ...

Demon Hunter Goes Extreme, Track By Track

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014


Looks like it's time to storm the gates of Hell again, kids. That's right. Demon Hunter returns today with Extremist, an aptly-titled album that raises all of the various and sundry elements of the band's burly signature sound to new maximal intensities before melding the whole shebang into a more cohesive, focused whole than ever before. Or, as the Demon Hunter Facebook profile prefers ...