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CONTEST: Gridlink – Win Test Pressings of Gridlink “Longhena”

By: Chris D. Posted in: contest, featured, free, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Friday, February 21st, 2014

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Decibel and Handshake, Inc. are teaming up to give away TWO (2) copies of Gridlink's new album Longhena. Why is that so cool? They're test presses. The kind the label and band get from the pressing plant to spot check for errors and other vinyl-related anomalies. So, test presses, in general, are rare birds. The collective of Decibel and Handshake, Inc. are giving you the chance to win a copy. ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Behold The Most Metal Craft Beer Collab Ever

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, February 21st, 2014

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Nope that's not some new super-group featuring Powermad guitarist, Todd Haug, pictured above. OK, yes that's Haug front and center, but this brootal crew is actually a confab of brewers and an artist who have come together to create a brand new beer called BLAKKR. From left to right we have Michael Berglund, Surly artist-in-residence; Erik Ogershok, head brewer at Real Ale Brewing; Haug, head ...

Michael Klassen from Culted on long-distance relationships and reaching for a state of grace in extreme music

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, February 21st, 2014

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Michael Klassen has never met Daniel Jansson. OK, you're thinking, why should he? But given that Jansson is the singer in his band, it is kind of weird. Well, unconventional certainly. Klassen plays guitar, bass and provides other instrumentation in Culted, working out of Winnipeg, Canada, with Kevin Stevenson (Drums), Matthew Freisson (guitar/bass/other) and Erik Larsen (modular synths/other) to ...

Hell Goes to America: Hellbenders Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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I discovered Brazil's Hellbenders the old fashioned way: their U.S. publicist pointed me in their direction. However, instead of doing what I normally do and ignoring the histrionic pitch (which, after having the band described as Brazil's answer to Kyuss/High on Fire/stoner/desert rock, would have been the logical thing to do), I bit. And man, I'm glad I did! This quartet from Goiania is indeed ...

Decibrity Playlist: Junius (Part 2)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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Last week, Junius helped celebrate the upcoming release of its excellent new EP, Days of the Fallen Sun, by having half of the band--namely, frontman/guitarist Joseph E. Martinez and bassist Joel Munguia--tell us about eight records that they were listening to back when things started in 2004. Now that everyone has (hopefully) had a chance to get his or her grubby hands on the record, guitarist ...

See the new BRAINSQUEEZE commercial!

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: breaking newz, featured, videos, winner On: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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Live in California or fancy travel? The second Brainsqueeze Fest is coming to Oakland in April via our friends at Tankcrimes. Get your super passes now and check out the sick running order below. Decibel is happy to premiere the new ad as well. Friday 4/18 - Oakland Metro - all ages, bar w/ ID Ghoul Cannabis Corpse Final Conflict Iron Reagan BAT Fucktard Saturday 4/19 - ...

Fatality’s Wintour Diary

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured, listen, tours, videos On: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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Last summer, the young bucks in Fatality wrote a cogent piece for the Deciblog on how you can successfully crowdfund a project without pissing off fans. As a result, we got to know bassist Adam Zed pretty well and found him to be a likeable and hilarious chap. Then, he approached the Deciblog about doing a tour diary. We weren't sold. With a few exceptions, tour diaries are boring and devoid ...

LIVE REVIEW: Failure at the El Rey 2/11/14

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, live reviews, videos On: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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What a difference 16 years can make; there were probably more people at Failure’s first reunion show than bought their last album, 1997’s Fantastic Planet. The (mostly white male) fans packed into the El Rey Theater in their hometown of Los Angeles last Thursday night, February 11, for an evening with the heavy rock heroes. No openers, just a short film with clips from some of their cinematic ...

Sucker For Punishment: Grumpy Old Men

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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Just as much as metal needs its forward thinkers, it also needs its defenders of the faith. Traditionalism in heavy metal is equally as important as progression, and in this day and age where young bands foolishly mistake “extreme” one-upmanship as being the most important tenet of the genre – sorry kids, power is paramount – upholding true metal tradition is more important now than ever. ...

Get Altered

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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We're exactly one month out from the release of Immortal, the sicker-than-a-resurrected-centurion-werewolf debut blaster from Sacramento death metallers Alterbeast, and to whet your appetite the band has graciously sent over an exclusive stream of a sonic power-up called "Vile Remnants." Check the track out below, pre-order the record here, and, for the youngsters, check out what the ...