Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

TRACK PREMIERE: Graveborne’s “Tiesi Päähän”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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Graveborne have clearly studied at least 75% of the albums in our Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time Special Issue. Also, they are from Finland. That should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect when you click the Soundcloud link below. Still, it's really, really good black metal, the sort that has enough filth to scare your parents/pets but enough melody to keep things from getting ...

Exclusive: Backtrack Premiere

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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The upcoming Backtrack record Lost In Life is a pretty damn awesome slab of modern NYHC and Decibel has the honor of premiering one of the best tracks in this space this morning. Check it out below then go preorder the whole album here. [Photo via Daniel Jeavons ...

Chicago doom titans Indian stream new track from forthcoming album, From All Purity

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: breaking newz, featured, listen On: Monday, December 9th, 2013

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Well folks, it is the holiday season; what with the temperatures falling and nights closing in, and even the walls closing in, too, it's officially the most miserable time of the year. Respite is in short supply. Hard liquor and pharmaceuticals can only do so much. But, step away from the shotgun, there's a hefty new LP from Indian dropping on January 21st that is sure to complement winter's ...

STREAMING: Malevolence “Antithetical”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 9th, 2013

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The last time Portugal's Malevolence released a full-length President Bill Clinton was still basking in acquittal glow for semenizing Monica Lewinsky. If Lewinsky (or the scandal name "Tailgate") don't ring a bell, well, you're probably too young. Of course, we don't expect you to recall Malevolence, whose Martyrialized full-length ultimately got lost in the melodic death metal shuffle 15 years ...

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

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, December 6th, 2013

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Well, we all know that as the year winds down, so do the releases. This is the time of year when most labels put out compilations or package DVDs to try to grab that last dollar from the consumer.  So, without further ado, here we go. Slams, slams and more slams. Disfiguring the Goddess release Deprive on Decomp.  This was written and performed by one-man maelstrom Cameron Argon. There’s ...

Announcing the Decibel Magazine Tour 2014 Lineup!

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, tours On: Friday, December 6th, 2013

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With two triumphant star-studded national tours under our bullet belt, Decibel Magazine is raising the (bloody) stakes on our hotly anticipated third cross-country domination. This spring, we’re proud to bring you the reanimation of death metal demigods Carcass alongside melodeath powerhouse the Black Dahlia Murder, technical death metal heroes Gorguts and emerging death/thrash squad ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: The 24 Beers of Xmas

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, December 6th, 2013

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OK, I'll admit up front that this is a total asshole post. It was my intention when I started doing these weekly Brewtal Truth posts to specifically write about beers that are fairly widely distributed in the U.S. and available now. I have made an exception on a couple of occasions, but this one is just egregious. Nonetheless, there is a certain seasonal appropriateness to it, so please forgive ...

Introducing Incandescence

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, December 6th, 2013

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It's always nice to hear bands that not only rip shit up but can also find the time and talent to compose some serious songage.  Last week, French-Canadians Incandescence dropped their debut album of rollicking black metal full of actual chops and interesting structures.  After releasing a few songs on their La Valse des Ombres EP two years ago, the duo burrowed deeper into their collective ...

J.J. Hrubovcak Saves Christmas.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, listen On: Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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When I was a kid, of course I loved Christmas. Gifts, food, candy, chocolate, family and friends dropping by and bringing more gifts, food, candy and chocolate, a fat man breaking into your house and not stealing shit...what's not to like? Then, during my angsty teenage-and-early-20s, I really developed a rock-solid hate-on for the holiday due to many of the same reasons I used to love it as a ...

STREAMING: Grand Magus “Triumph and Power”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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Grand Magus grand magister JB Christoffersson said to us recently: "Well, in heavy metal the drums are extremely important, maybe more important than many people realize. There has been a tendency in “modern” metal to focus too much on a fat guitar sound, resulting in really weak sounding or fake sounding drums. In my experience, the fat guitar sound is a result of the combination of drums ...