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Hey Everyone, Gather ‘Round for KSP’s Over-Intellectualisation of Impaled Nazarene

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Admittedly, I haven’t been an obsessive listener of Impaled Nazarene since their formation back in 1990 in the shadowy flanks of Finland’s goat brothels. However, the 2000s have had me come around to the realms of fan-dom and once they started making regular rotation at the ol' homestead, I noticed something on each of their last few albums. Now, before I ramble on, please remember that whole ...

Decibrity Playlist: Floor

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Florida may not always have the most sterling reputation, but it's produced a slew of the bands that we cover and love. For starters, consider Atheist, Hate Eternal and many Morrisound alumni. As Jason Heller detailed in our latest issue, Floor--another Sunshine State spawn--returns next week with its first new record since 2004's Dove (which was really recorded in 1994, so let's go with 2002's ...

Slayer Release New Song, Sign With Nuclear Blast

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Almost exactly a year after founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s untimely passing at age 49, Slayer have reemerged with not only their first new studio recording in five years, but a surprising departure from their longtime label. The Big Four’s most consistent horseman -- already recognized twice in the Decibel Hall of Fame -- had been a mainstay on American Recordings for 28 long and ...

Brainsqueeze II Photo Gallery

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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The second Brainsqueeze Fest put on by our friends at Tankcrimes was held last weekend in lovely Oakland. Our friend and frequent Decibel contributor Raymond Ahner was onhand for the second day to capture the festivities and document them. Check out our exclusive photo gallery below courtesy of Ray. [gallery ...

Sucker For Punishment: Dying, Screaming

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Ever since I saw them play twice at Roadburn 2013, I’ve been spouting a lot of praise about power trio Satan’s Satyrs, whose idiosyncratic blend of proto-metal and Nuggets-era garage rock scratches an indescribable itch for yours truly. Equal parts boogie, psychedelia, and cheeseball horror, it’s ferocious, catchy, and enormously fun. Sure, it’s all reminiscent of when The Mooney Suzuki ...

STREAMING: Aurvandil’s “Thrones”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Aurvandil play sick folk-influenced black metal. You can listen to our debut of their second screed to the darkness below, and in the meantime, here's the man himself to explain what's going on. What's your writing process like? There are a lot of intricate layers going on in the music and that must be complicated to compose. AURVANDIL is rather simple, 4/4 riff-based music with more or ...

Survival Knife’s Metal Edge

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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After an extended layoff Justin Trosper of the late, much-mourned noisy post-hardcore heroes Unwound has returned with an excellent infectious-if-still-decidedly-off-kilter outfit of musical subversion, Survival Knife. Our Deci-antennae really started vibrating, however, when Trosper cited Enslaved and Opeth, among other extreme metallers, as influences for his new venture in a great interview ...

S. A. Destroyer (Nocturnal Breed) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 21st, 2014

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** Norwegian thrashers Nocturnal Breed have been kicking it old-school for the better part of the last 15 years. Formed by guys originally associated with the black metal scene, but are now fully entrenched in the rigors of thrash, Nocturnal Breed know exactly what they're doing on new album, Napalm Nights, the group's first in almost a decade. Horns up and high tops on to S. A. Destroyer (aka ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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One of the least brewtal beers we included in our Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers had to have been Shmaltz's He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16. Well, the beer itself was pretty insane—16 hop varieties, 16 types of malt and brewed to 16% ABV—but the pastel-colored label, complete with little dancing unicorns, didn't accurately represent the beer inside. Jewbelation is the brewery's anniversary ...

Noisem and Occultist release split covers 7″ on A389 Recordings

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Record Store Day (RSD) is tomorrow, April 19th. Record Store Day was created to celebrate and extract cash from habitual brick and mortar record store junkies (hey, Decibel are record store junkies). But the best thing about RSD is that labels, large and small, produce cool one-offs for collectors (nay, junkies) to stash, drool on, or, let's be honest, eBay. One such label is Baltimore-based ...