Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

Orange Is the New Metal

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized, videos On: Friday, October 11th, 2013

Photo: Katie Thompson

The latest closet metalhead, Jessica Pimentel, is not exactly a closet metalhead. Currently appearing in the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, she refers to herself as a “closet actress.” That's because Pimentel is well known in her native New York City for holding it down in local hardcore and metal bands, including Alekhine's Gun and Desolate. Click through for a metal playlist ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink Local!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, October 11th, 2013

image

Given the opportunity to write about craft beer every month in Decibel has been eye-opening. The idea that our "Brewtal Truth" column would have lasted more than four years (and counting) and even spawn a book—The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers, out in November—is pretty amazing. Now it's time to bring a little "Brewtal Truth" to the Deciblog. Each week we're featuring a different craft ...

LowCityRain Album Stream and Interview

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, October 11th, 2013

LCR Decibel Featured2

As a music writer who’s supposed to help guide people to the most worthy holes to shove their money, time and psyches into (because spending any of those things on your own children is simply preposterous), I always worry a little bit that I’ve tumbled way too far down the rabbit hole of my own personal tastes to be useful to anyone else.  Is this death metal record actually boring as fuck, ...

More Unwound Than You Can Shake a Stick At

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, October 10th, 2013

deciblog - unwound box

"The Unwound path crossed a lot of different scenes." - Justin Trosper "We took our music in a lot of different directions, though always staying very Unwound." Sara Lund The above quotes from Unwound guitarist/vocalist Trosper and drummer Lund basically explain and justify the appearance of the not-metal band this week on the ol' Deciblog. Unwound originally came screaming out of the ...

STREAMING: Paradise Lost “Our Saviour 2013″

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, October 10th, 2013

paradiselost_doommetal_decibel_2012

Paradise Lost have done a retrospective compilations before---The Singles Collection, Reflection, and more recently 2012's Lost in Time---but none of them are as special as Tragic Illusion 25, a collection of old and re-worked tunes celebrating the Brits' 25th year as a functioning, productive outfit. And by re-worked, we're not talking something stupid like an "in dub" mix or something worse ...

INTERVIEW: The Golden Grass

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, October 10th, 2013

gg horiz comp

The fact that I know anything about The Golden Grass happened by accident. Last month, I went to see Windhand with every intention of missing both opening bands. Unfortunately, my ability to time arrivals at shows--even when the venue announces set times in advance--is on par with Andy Reid's clock management skills. So, not surprisingly, I showed up at Saint Vitus about five minutes into the ...

Sucker For Punishment: Same ordeal, new home

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

teethofthesea

When I took over the Headbang blog at MSN Music in August 2011, I was thinking of ways I could set it apart from the rest of the metal blogs out there. Everyone seems to only list the new releases every week, so why don’t I review as many as I can? It seemed easy enough, that is until you get to the 16th album and hearing another band of 20 year-olds playing arbitrarily arranged deathcore ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Meek Is Murder’s “In the Ground”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, videos On: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

MIM landscape web

Leah Sottile already made the obvious Smiths joke in her post on these guys back in 2011, which totally ruins my planned lazy intro. So fine. Meek Is Murder are super into Botch and other music that makes your ears hurt, which is always a good thing. Of course, that's only appropriate, considering that, in the year preceding the creation of Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters, ...

A’s on Brink of ALCS Thanks to Pugilistic Metal-Loving Closer

By: andrew Posted in: baseball rules fuck soccer, featured On: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

4A7C3249

Longtime readers are well aware that the editor in chief of this magazine is a Phillies lifer, whereas the managing editor (yours truly) is a Mets masochist. This year, both our beloved clubs gobbled bags of dicks, so we're 100% backing the (yet again) ingeniously assembled Oakland A's through October. For our annual baseball preview back in May, I was lucky enough to talk to four members of the ...

Black Skies Over Denver

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

dbs-decibel

Professor Pizza of AXESLASHER fame stops in this morning to give us four reasons why attending Denver Black Sky is a moral imperative... By Metalheads, For Metalheads Denver Black Sky was masterminded by Skinless vocalist Sherwood Webber. From the start, his goal was to give a collection of hand-selected bands a full professional production and a show to remember for fans. Webber along ...