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Metal MBA: Fatality’s tips for successful crowdfunding

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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Everyone is trying to crowdfund their metal projects these days. But what is the right way to, essentially, ask strangers for money to help do something you love? Toronto thrashers Fatality did it right. Today, they'll tell the Deciblog faithful how they did it and what they learned. *** Hello friends! This is Adam Zlotnik, bass player of Toronto-based thrash band Fatality. This summer, my ...

STREAMING: Germ – Butterfly

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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Tim Yatras is Australia's answer to Dan Swanö. From Austere and Nazxul to Woods of Desolation and Ilium, the Wollongong-based multi-instrumentalist has had his hands full over the last decade. True, he may not have the visibility of Swanö, but his contributions to all types of metal is noticeable and commendable. In fact, he's mostly a drummer, but the kit doesn't seem have restrained Yatras ...

For Those About to Squeak: October 2013

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen, stupid crap On: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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I have a pet hamster. His name is Ozzy. He is adorable but terrified of everything. However, over the course of his cohabitation with me, he’s become acclimated to the sounds of heavy metal, probably due to the fact that I play it for 16 hours a day. I’ve discovered that he actually has quite discerning taste, and reacts differently to the different things I play. So, in this column, I’m ...

Crucial Blast Fall Showcase

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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We can make this introduction brief: Crucial Blast is hands down one of the most innovative, adventurous labels currently operating in the world of extreme music, specializing in capturing sounds from that nether region where ethereal beauty intermingles with disquieting darkness. As such, the first day of October seemed the perfect time to query label head Adam Wright about his upcoming plans ...

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Craven Idol “Towards Eschaton”

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, September 30th, 2013

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Ladies and germs, pray silence please for Craven Idol's Towards Eschaton. Pull up the easy chair, pull on the headphones; you'll no doubt find the north Londoners' debut long-player an extreme metal album of rare power. This here's a bona fide contender for album of the year, a soundtrack for those evenings when your ouija planchette is jiggling all over the board. Taking cues from Australian ...

STREAMING: Valkyrja “The Cremating Fire”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, September 30th, 2013

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Last Monday, Decibel and Valkyrja teamed up to premiere "Madness Redeemer" (click HERE) to great applause and buxom ladies defiled. Well, what you didn't know was that the evil that courses through our collective veins---ours is more like Snake Mountain-type evil, if we're being honest; Valkyrja's is something that would make 1990-era Glen Benton run back to church---is that Decibel and Valkyrja ...

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Despumation Press

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, September 27th, 2013

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Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a twice monthly column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors... Writer/editor extraordinaire Kriscinda Lee Everitt's brand new Despumation Press "seeks to champion writing that explores the diverse themes metal customarily addresses using language in such a way as to evoke the feeling of ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, September 27th, 2013

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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 ...

Secrets of the Sky – Full Album Stream! Video! Tour Dates!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, tours, videos On: Friday, September 27th, 2013

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I love me some Secrets of the Sky.  I loved their album To Sail Black Waters when I first heard (half of) it last year.  I loved it more when the other half made it to the Soundcloudosphere (beyond the stratosphere, just underneath the Bandcamposphere).  I love it now that it's being released by Kolony Records. How much do I love it?  If you're a subscriber, it's possible you already know ...

Great Falls – Humpty Dumpty’s Had a Few “Accidents Grotesque”

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, free, listen On: Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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Ever been to Great Falls, MT? Surprisingly, I have. Ever heard of/heard Great Falls, the band? I have. Hell, I even enjoy them. Ever seen Great Falls live? Done that too and I enjoyed it some more. Ever seen a show in Great Falls, MT? Even more surprisingly, that's also something I've managed to tick off the bucket list. Ever seen Great Falls live in Great Falls? I don't think that's happened ...