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STREAMING: Mayhem “Psywar”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, uncategorized On: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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The True Mayhem. Ground zero for Norwegian black metal. Since 1984, the Oslo-based outfit has made waves. Though it would take a good number of years—about three, actually—before Deathcrush hit posers hard, the group’s coup de grace was posthumous debut album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. With Euronymous dead and the Norwegian scene reeling from heavy media pressure, Mayhem didn’t ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Prizehog’s “Shed”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Prizehog's fourth album is called Re-Unvent the Whool. That should give you an idea of just how weird these weirdos are. They come from Portland, because of course. Disconnected sludge floating in an abyss of fuzz, "Shed" is a pretty good example of what you're going to get when you contaminate your turntable with the record. There are probably songs in here somewhere, but it requires digging ...

Full Album Stream: Nebelung’s Palingenesis

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, February 17th, 2014

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If you don't live along the east coast of the United States, then maybe you're having a chest-beating trad metal day, or a beat-on-your-desk black/thrash day, or even a middle-finger-hoisting death metal day.  But if you were in the path of the snow storm that dumped a few lead-heavy white blankets up and down the Eastern Seaboard, then you probably spent a couple days this weekend ...

STREAMING: Menace “To the Marrow”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, February 17th, 2014

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What do members of Napalm Death, DragonForce, and Hate Eternal have in common? Normally, we'd have no fucking clue, but today the members premiere a new song from the Mitch Harris-led Menace. Now, most Decibel readers know Mitch Harris. He of Napalm Death. One of the fastest grind guitarists around. But he's not shredding bar chords into oblivion with Menace. He's going the other way. The slow ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Valentine Pecks of the Week

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, February 14th, 2014

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What’s up, you loveless fucks? As the year rolls along, so do the new releases -- finally, it seems. Here’s my anti-Valentine’s Day rant. Gridlink release Longhena, and this thing is a pecking barn-burner.  Their longest effort to date, this record moves, kicks, and boy does it grind. There is a lot of non-traditional grind on here, hailing back to Jon Chang's previous band, Discordance ...

Talking Good Beers and Grindcore with Bill Yurkiewicz

By: adem Posted in: featured, interviews, liver failure On: Friday, February 14th, 2014

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Long before there was a Brewtal Truth column in Decibel or Municipal Waste was celebrating the Art of Partying or Three Floyds was making beers for its favorite metal bands, Bill Yurkiewicz and his grindcore band, Exit-13, were not only drinking amazing beers from around the world, they were writing songs about them. Yurkiewicz, who co-founded Relapse Records in the early ’90s, was mixing ...

A389 Hardcore Headmaster Dom Romeo Interviewed

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, February 14th, 2014

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Last month, Decibel spent a few chilly Baltimore days taking in A389's 10th Anniversary Bash.  That exceptional label has been responsible for lots of great releases, including #9 on our list of 2013's best, Noisem's Agony Defined.  The 4-show festival that celebrated the label and its friends was overwhelming in the number of bands that played, the aggression that was exercised, and the volume ...

STREAMING: Dodsferd covers The Misfits

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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Dodsferd will soon release their ninth album The Parasitic Survival of the Human Race, which promises more punk along with the black. For your streaming pleasure today we have a Misfits cover from the upcoming album (We Are 138), bookended by audio samples from the Greek riots in February 2012. Check it out below and learn more about the release at Moribund. The album is due March ...

Subtracting Proportions: An Interview with Biblical

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, uncategorized On: Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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I've known Nick Sewell, and been aware of his prodigious skill on the bass gee-tar, since the mid-90s. Good Lord! That's round-and-about 20 real-life years, which is the equivalent of about 2000 musician/band years. In that time, dude has played in some of Toronto's most notorious metal and hard rockin' bands, including Tchort, The Illuminati and Drunkula and was one of few to have been signed to ...

Check out DECIBEL’s special Valentine’s Day gift!

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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  Valentine's Day is TOMORROW, people. We know you've made a reservation for you and your teddy bear in the garage, catered by whatever hasn't started to reek in the fridge, but what will you guys make small talk about before you take things to the bedroom? As always, Decibel has the answer. Subscribe to the world's premier extreme music magazine by 3 p.m. on Friday and you'll ...