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EARTHLESS: “From the Ages” Track-by-Track Breakdown

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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If you haven't heard Earthless's From the Ages yet, you are missing out on the best instrumental psych jam album of the year. These guys don't NEED a vocalist; any singer would just get left behind, abandoned to float off in space forever. The members of the band were kind enough to give a track by track breakdown for us (which, admittedly, wasn't too hard, considering that there are only four ...

The Big Swim: American Sharks Tour Diary

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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Austin, Texas purveyors of kinetic riffage and uber-burly grooves American Sharks just dropped a sick self-titled debut back in September -- check out a stream here -- and are now on the road with Clutch and The Sword backing it up. Bassist/vocalist Mike Hardin checks in with this report... Saturday, Oct. 12th: Texarkana Day one. Starting the tour real strong. We played a really awesome ...

Dayal Patterson, author of Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult give us his Top 10 BM albums

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, lists On: Monday, November 11th, 2013


We're all listed out after totalling up the scores for the albums of the year and putting together our Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue. But author Dayal Patterson, a man in league with unfathomable evil, kindly dipped into his wellspring of arcane ancient darkness to muster the energy to give us one more list, a top ten to mark the unholy birth of his 2.636lb magnum opus, ...

5 Corporate Logos Gone Underground Metal By Christophe Szpajdel

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Monday, November 11th, 2013


If the name Christophe Szpajdel doesn't ring a bell you probably don't own CDs or LPs (or, you're new to underground metal; hey, we all start somewhere). 'Tis the conundrum of being the product of a digital age. Liner notes, credits, lyrics, etc. often get pushed to some dark corner of a binary folder (or completely forgotten), but that's a conversation for another rainy fall day. Belgian born ...

Dave Matrise (Jungle Rot) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, November 8th, 2013


** Hard to believe Jungle Rot's been kicking death metal's can since 1994. With seven full-lengths in their body bag---the most recent of which is this year's Terror Regime---the Cheese Staters have written the book on Midwest death. We sit down with founding member Dave Matrise via the wonders of technology (that's the Internet for you short bus folk) to discuss Terror Regime but mostly what it ...


By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, November 8th, 2013


There are all kinds of new products popping out of the woodwork in the Decibel Universe right now. You may have heard of this limited-edition 100th Issue Show: The Movie DVD that's just arrived at dB HQ. Then there's the Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue that'll be the perfect holiday gift for those hard-to-buy-for, extra-kvlt friends and family on your holiday shopping list. ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Alaska’s Nott

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, November 8th, 2013

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Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström (Katatonia) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, November 7th, 2013


** Katatonia recently ventured through the U.S. with Cult of Luna, Intronaut, and Anciients. I sat down with old buds Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström to have a laugh, chat, talk about old shit (not transcribed), and highlight "experiment" album, Dethroned and Uncrowned. Read on Katacolyts! What was the motivation behind Dethroned and Uncrowned? Anders Nyström: It was a total experiment. We ...

Decibrity Playlist: Vattnet Viskar

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, November 7th, 2013


Given that fall is about halfway over and the weather, at least on the East Coast, is getting frigid, we thought it was a good time to present our second ever season-specific playlist. While Chris Alfieri's "Song to Burn Leaves To: A New Englander's Fall Music Companion" compliments Torche's "Summer Fun" playlist quite nicely, Vattnet Viskar's debut full-length is a pretty good record to spin ...

Watch some new Imperial Triumphant footage

By: Posted in: featured, tv, videos On: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013


At the Deciblog, we strive to find things for your listening pleasure. Occasionally, we can take it a step further like today with some excellent footage of the experimental black metal band Imperial Triumphant shot recently in their hometown of New York City (get past the slightly shaky start and things look better). Check out the band below and then stream their new album Goliath on ...