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The Decibel Magazine Tour Starts TONIGHT!

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

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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

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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 ...

TRACK PREMIERE: GRAVEHILL “The Ascending Fire”, ft. Eric Cutler and Chris Reifert of Autopsy

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, March 17th, 2014

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We could introduce “The Ascending Fire” but telling you how it is the closing track on Gravehill’s third full-length, Death Curse. We could chime in and offer our ten cents’ on how the track will give you a real taste for a vulgar doozy of an old-school death metal record that’s unafraid to augment its necro riff vocabulary with the esprit de corps traditional fist-in-the-air rock/metal ...

New Song Stream by Barren Harvest

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Sometimes the ravenous darkness crashes down to feast on your soul, and sometimes it flinches timidly away from all of your grasping. Last Friday, Aborted callously mounted the Deciblog to bring you a terrifying few minutes of violent death metal; today, we showcase the more ethereal side of shadows with new music from Barren Harvest. This fragile acoustic project matches the talents of ...

STREAMING: The Socks “The Socks”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Miss those summer road trip days? Of course you do. It's March. Weather's an unpredictable bitch and the likelihood of something cool happening is pretty much nil. Well, France-based The Socks are an unlikely candidate to warm up your otherwise shitty spring. Now, you're probably thinking: France + good 'ol hard rock = yeah right. Turns out the Lyonnaise toe-tappers aren't weirdos or bent on ...

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

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Well, I’ve been reading some of my past reviews, and it seems that some of you want me to review some particular releases. I’m open to this idea; just leave your ideas in the comments. Obviously, I can’t review everything -- Decibel pays me by the word, and the budget for this column is $4.35 biweekly.  I just peck most of these things at random. Well… maybe. Let’s start out with ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: DC Brau and Stillwater Bring Back NATAS

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Back in the mid ’80s, long before every outdoor structure was skateboard-proofed, a bunch of California skate punks turned the urban landscape into their own skate park. This was the birth of street skating, where everything from concrete walls to empty pools to parking medians were fair game for pulling off some sick move. This wasn't about extreme air or McTwists, it was about total ...

Aborted Premiere New Album Track, “Necrotic Manifesto”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Belgian brutal deathsters Aborted expect to lay waste to bodies and spirits next month when they drop their 8th studio album in 15 years.  Necrotic Manifesto, due out April 29th on Century Media, tears through more than 40 minutes of churning, brain-berating death metal that alternates between harrowing chaos and deeply bangable grooves.  You can probably catch some of the new music early, ...

Taping ‘Dat Ass: Interview with (Mostly) Cassette Label, Tridroid Records

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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I recently caught wind of the folks at Tridroid Records when they contacted Commander Mudrian looking for a promotional nod somewhere in the labyrinth of the Decibel empire. Thinking they were Canadian, he passed them my way, figuring we'd get along because, as everyone around the world assumes, everyone in Canada knows everyone else. Turns out, Tridroid is based in Minnesota and, for the most ...

Go…Direct to Video: Andrew Bonazelli Speaks

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into your favorite online bookseller... DTV -- the excellent rock 'em, sock 'em ode to the heyday of 80s larger-than-life action film excess and its absurdist/dehumanizing aftermath from Decibel Managing Editor & novelist Andrew Bonazelli -- is back in a brand new edition, complete with its appropriately insane soundtrack. Here's the ...