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BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, January 10th, 2014

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In our latest Brewtal Truth column in the February issue of Decibel, we queried Magrudergrind guitarist RJ Ober about his job working as a sales manager for Victory Brewing. One of the things he mentioned, which was left out due to space constraints, is the fact that he had the honor of naming the brewery's new double IPA, DirtWolf. Sounds kinda metal, huh? It's actually a reference to the fact ...

From the Shuman Vault: Sweden’s (defunct) Necroplasma

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 10th, 2014

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In the interest of spangling your frost-still hibernation cave with the bloodiest of icicles this winter, we bring your attention to yet another bleak polar vortex that should scratch your hate-itch just fine. Starting in 1996, Swedish spike-sporters Necroplasma vomited forth a steady stream of demos, splits and a pair of full-length records, all of which espoused the orthodox blast-n-churn of ...

Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop: Biipiigwan Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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Ontario's Biipiigwan is a quizzical beast of a band. From their moniker and line-up's open-door policy to their sound and members being spread out across this humongous province of ours, questions pertaining to how, why, where and who usually abound when the band is the topic of conversation. The driving force behind this ...

At War With Sooners: Thoughts On The Okie Baphomet

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: breaking newz, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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The day Christians have long feared, the day that would part the Heavens and kick-start the apocalypse, is upon us. In the unsuspecting locale of Oklahoma City, a group of enterprising Satanists is working (not via hex or spell, mind you, but the legitimate channels of public policy) to place a gigantic statue of Baphomet on the Capitol grounds. Their seven-foot version -- which includes several ...

Decibrity Playlist: Alcest

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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The last time I saw Alcest live was March 2012. Neige and company headlined a show at Brooklyn's Public Assembly (a more fitting setting for them than opening for Enslaved at the Gramercy Theater) and brought along Deafheaven and Vaura. Given the creative leaps both of those openers have made since then with their respective 2013 full-lengths, the prospect of where one of France's finest ...

Bongs and Blood: Stream the new Cannabis Corpse / Ghoul split

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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Readers might already have a heads up on the new Cannabis Corpse album From Wisdom To Baked, due this spring (if not check out the studio short in our February issue). The band also has a "joint" project with Ghoul that's out now on Tankcrimes. Stream the entire Splatterhash split below and order it here. Also revel in the artwork, which a week into 2014 is already on the shortlist for best ...

Sucker For Punishment: Staggering Into 2014

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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(photo by Alex Hardie) Year-end lists are done with, folders of digital promos are archived (or in some particularly terrible albums, deleted), and now it’s time to focus on a fresh year of new music. Here’s hoping the expected big albums deliver, and that even more great new releases await discovery. I try to be optimistic, but this project is a marathon, not a sprint, and the great is ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Waldgeflüster’s “Mit welchen Fesseln”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

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Apparently Waldgeflüster means "Whispering Forest" in German, which isn't actually an inaccurate description – well, until the black metal part kicks in, and then I guess it's more of a shrieking forest. The solo project of the dude who calls himself Winterherz, Waldgeflüster weaves together black metal and pastoral neo-folk in an unexpectedly organic way. There may still be screaming and ...

Ode From A Backstabber

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

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Following up a Kamikaze Mission is a no small challenge, but M.I.A., the decade-in-the-making barn burner of a comeback record from reconfigured/reborn Backstabbers Inc, proves a gloriously triumphant gut-check collection of anthemic dark hardcore -- not to mention a helluva way to kick off the new year! Decibel is proud to present an exclusive stream of one of the tracks below as well as a ...

Decibel’s most anticipated albums of 2014: The unauthorised Deciblog addendum

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, January 6th, 2014

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Consider this here, folks, as an unofficial, off-the-cuff (read: poorly researched and impulsive) addendum to Decibel #112’s Top 20 2014 preview. This being the Internet, consider the following dispatch to be largely free of firm facts such as album/song titles, empirical data (release dates), and official words to corroborate our conjecture as to when said albums will appear and—perhaps more ...