Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

Decibrity Playlist: Scale The Summit

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 11th, 2013


We here at the Deciblog are proponents of good health. So when we were presented the opportunity to present a playlist with that lofty goal in mind, it was an easy choice (not to mention we're big fans of Scale the Summit's instrumental musings). As guitarist Chris Letchford explains, "I spend five days a week in the gym lifting. Health and fitness is a huge part of my life. When I go on ...

STREAMING: Bangladeafy’s “The Briefcase”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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If you are scanning the Internet chances are you have a set of headphones and 15 minutes to burn. If that's the case check out this funky little EP The Briefcase from New York City duo Bangladeafy. We're running out of phrases to describe their music today so if you have any questions just ask the band directly on Facebook. If you dig it the album is available from Nefarious ...

Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Wednesday, July 10th, 2013


** Dark Tranquillity have a new album out. It's called Construct. As one of the many requirements of writing about metal is interviewing bands when they have new albums out. Hence, this feature. Actually, scratch that. I've been interviewing Dark Tranquillity for almost 20 years now, since the Skydancer effort, so me and the Gothenburg boys have a bit of a rapport. Not that I'm a creature of ...

STREAMING: Beyond’s “Fatal Power of Death”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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Those who have been following my writings in the pages of the magazine , on here, or on Twitter (@JeffTreppel) will probably have figured out that I'm not the biggest death metal guy. So, for a death metal band to catch my attention, they really have to be something special. Beyond (Germany) fit that criteria. Their full-length debut, Fatal Power of Death (accurate, if somewhat redundant), ...

STREAMING: Axeslasher “Woodland Tortuary” with Comic Book Lyric Sheet (Plus Contest!)

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


Axeslasher and Decibel present an exclusive stream of a song off the gore-obsessed thrashers' upcoming album Anthology of Terror, Vol. 1, due later this year on Antithetic Records. Mixed and mastered at the Filth Chamber in Denver with producer Patrick Bruss (CRYPTICUS, TOMBSTONES), "Woodland Tortuary" is a tongue-in-cheek look at late '80s sadism, inspired by equal parts grindhouse splatter ...

Revocation’s Dan Gargiulo’s Top 5 video games for keeping sane on the road

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, lists On: Monday, July 8th, 2013


Like his bandmates in Boston death-thrash champs REVOCATION, Dan Gargiulo should have been getting ready for Summer Slaughter 2013. Y'know, there are important duties to be done before hurtling across the country in a van: like filling said vehicle full of diesel, packing a bag, loading his guitar into the van, stockpiling Cheetos and cancelling the milk. But instead, we had Gargiulo sneak off ...

White Wizzard’s Top 5 Obscure ’80s Metal Albums, Part II

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, lists On: Monday, July 8th, 2013


By Jon Leon (White Wizzard) 5. Watchtower’s Control and Resistance (1989) Possibly the most over-the-top falsetto vocals of all time...Mixed with some of the most technically proficient playing I have ever heard. Everyone talks about Voivod, who are great, but I think this album is superior to anything any technical metal band did in the '80s. On pure musicianship, it is hard to beat this ...

Blues Into Metal #3: Joe Wood

By: Posted in: featured, interviews On: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013


Guitarist and vocalist Joe Wood is best known for his time in T.S.O.L., including the classic Change Today? album – a hybrid of punk and blues that I consider one of the best Southern California punk albums in the early-to-mid 80s. The album’s highlight is “Flowers By The Door,” a near-perfect song that is still moving and powerful decades later. Wood also appeared on the ...

Road Rituals: Blood Ceremony Tour Diary, Part 4

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: diary, featured, tours On: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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Window display at Sonic Boom in Toronto: trying to pelt the glare into submission with invisible oranges. ***As chronicled by Alia O’Brien, singer/flutist/organist for Canada’s finest occult rockers, from their recently completed tour with Kylesa, White Hills, and Lazer/Wulf. Order their phenomenal new LP, The Eldritch Dark, here As we drove away from Calgary, missing the devastating ...

STREAMING: Witherscape “Dead for a Day” (Lyric Video)

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013


Dan Swanö. The man. The myth. The machine. The dude's got more bands, projects, one-offs, production credits, and engineering nods than anyone in the so-called 'biz.' Well, he's returned, with buddy and guitarist extraordinaire Ragnar Widerberg in tow, on new outfit Witherscape. Those in the Swanö Swanclub have known about Witherscape for a day or two, but the rest of the scenerati need to know ...