Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

BREWTAL TRUTH: The Brewtal Truth Book Tour!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, November 29th, 2013

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I'm not trying to steal the thunder from next Friday's announcement of the Decibel Magazine 2014 tour lineup, but there's another Decibel-related tour that'll be taking place a little sooner than the new year. OK, this one won't be as loud or as sweaty as the upcoming Decibel Magazine Tour, and there definitely won't be a pit. But it will take place at bars and other fine drinking establishments ...

STREAMING: The Lion’s Daughter — “Gods Much More Terrible”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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Chances are you are already buzzed -- it's one of the biggest nights for the bar business in the country. Either that or you are slaving away in the kitchen preparing food that your in-laws will quickly scarf and won't appreciate. So, we don't expect much of your time and attention on the Deciblog this pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday. We do have something worthy of your ears, though. Spin a track ...

Sucker For Punishment: Some say gift guide, I say housecleaning

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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It’s that time of year again, what my American buds call Thanksgiving, what we Canadians call the other Thanksgiving, and what the rest of the world calls The Weekend Where The Internet Suddenly Feels Abandoned. Seeing that the whole Black Friday gimmick is always the unofficial start of the holiday consumer frenzy in America, it’s an opportune time for publications to post “gift guides” ...

This One Clothing Line Will Make All Other Holiday Shopping Redundant (Plus Contest!)

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: contest, featured, free On: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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Did you ever wish that someone made high quality T-shirts for you, the discerning metalhead, that were not also catnip for douche bags like Affliction? I mean, one can't wear band shirts ALL the time. Variety is the spice of life, even if that variety only comes within the realm of black T-shirts. Well, Mick Kenney from next level black thrashers Anaal Nathrakh has exactly what you're looking ...

Chris Reifert Opens Up A Violation Wound

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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Living extreme music legend Chris Reifert is set to unleash a brand new band christened Violation Wound upon the world and Decibel has both the exclusive scoop as well as streams of two tracks from the upcoming album. So without further ado... So talk to me a little bit about origins -- how long has Violation Wound been percolating? We first got together around beginning of June this ...

Mitochondrion post demo track “Writhen unto Abraxas”, and it’s pretty gnarly

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: breaking newz, featured, listen, videos On: Monday, November 25th, 2013

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The Internet is the darnest thing. One minute you could be sifting YouTube to harvest bootlegged footage of metal dudes on cooking shows, the next you could be jamming a new track from band whose oeuvre is every bit as esoteric an experience as seeing Marty Friedman on a Japanese cookery show. Maybe there is a cosmic link between the two; after all, Friedman was Megadeth’s one-time master ...

Top 5 Reactions to Decibel’s Top 100 Black Metal List (So Far)

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured On: Monday, November 25th, 2013

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It's no secret, lists create controversy. Like our Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time Special Issue (available HERE just in time for Christmas). It's also not a secret that metalheads are a contentious, shit-talking, and unnecessarily protective lot, claiming personal ownership of bands, albums, and, surprisingly enough, entire scenes when, in fact, they had no part in any of it. That's why ...

Top 5 Second Wave Noise Rock Bands That Inspire Whores

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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By Whores (and not the kind you're thinking of, you perverted bastards!) 5. Fight Amp – “Bad Listener” We met Fight Amp through a local Atlanta promoter when we first started out, and they have since become practically part of our extended family. They are one of the best working bands today, and I’d rank them with some of the greats. In addition to being an incredible band, they ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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If there's one thing that Germany seems to love it is adherence to tradition. Germans love their metal old-school and their beer made from just four ingredients: water, malt, yeast and hops. Which is the way its been brewed since the Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law) was established in 1516. So for nearly 500 years Germany has more or less adhered to this "law," even though breaking it in ...

Label Hack Update: New EP from Theatre Nocturne

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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Back in May, we were floored by the savage stylings of Theatre Nocturne and their Anhedonia EP.  The band returns in January to release a new 6-song stomach unsettler, entitled Depictions of Life and Death.  Theatre Nocturne, through their vocalist Justin Foley, have this to say about the new work: "Depictions of Life and Death tells the story of a cleansing, a purification, decadent ...