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STREAMING: Sacrilegious Impalement’s “Down For Grim Lord”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

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For your streaming pleasure this Wednesday we have a new song from the Finnish black metal band Sacrilegious Impalement. It's a smoker in 1349 fashion. Stream "Down For Grim Lord" below and get in touch with the band here. Lux Infera is available from Woodcut Records. More on the band, in their own words: Formed: 2005 AMSG, in Lahti, FINLAND by Impaler Von Bastard. First exhale ...

STREAMING: Pest “Faced Obscured By Death”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

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I think I've said it before and I think I'll have to say it again. Black metal, on the Deciblog, isn't represented fairly. Why? I'll leave that question up for Lord Belial (or one of his cronies) to answer. Nevertheless, the Deciblog needs more black. Whether it's shiny black, flat black, or none more black, times like these---hot, humid, summer shit---need more fuel to Hell's eternally burning ...

A Haphazard Chronicle of Cobalt’s First (And Last?) Tour: Part I

By: dB_admin Posted in: featured, tours On: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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by Kim Kelly As far as American black metal goes, Cobalt have got the market cornered on that classic “convoluted, vaguely threatening backstory” angle. The Colorado duo emerged in 2003 after the demise of Phil McSorley’s solo project, Grimness Enshroud, and quickly armed themselves with a sparse but jaw-dropping catalog. Through Cobalt’s raw, artful compositions and tendency to lay ...

A Pale Horse Named Death: A Glimpse Behind The Horse #1

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured, tv, videos On: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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Your friends at Decibel have teamed up with A Pale Horse Named Death to entertain you this summer. We'll be hosting a blog series for the next five weeks detailing production of a video for their new album Lay My Soul To Waste and premiering the "DMSLT" video at the end. In the first installment, video director Aaron Beaucher gives us the story behind the project. Images follow after the ...

Real Life Leprechaun: Cauldron Tour Diary Part II

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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We asked Toronto’s premiere purveyors of “true, unadulterated heavy metal” Cauldron to keep tabs on the havoc and devastation left in the wake of the band’s epic America’s Lost tour and dudes did not disappoint. Part I lives here. Part II is posted below. Purchase the excellent Tomorrow’s Lost here. A handful of remaining dates are posted at the end of this entry. Carrying on from ...

INTERVIEW: Lantern on debut LP “Below”, Finnish DM, and the new northern darkness

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, June 3rd, 2013

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Lantern are a two-man death metal band from Kuopio, Finland, whose debut LP, Below, is the sort of warped and twisted 40-minute head-trip that should be mother's milk to all those Decibangers who were weaned on the impenetrable darkness of bands such as Demilich and Demigod. Formed by a surprisingly mellow dude with a a reassuringly brutal nom de guerre , Cruciatus, with Necrophilos on vocals, ...

STREAMING: Wrekmeister Harmonies’ “You’ve Always Meant so Much to Me”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, June 3rd, 2013

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Do not adjust your volume. Despite a roster of luminaries from the Chicago metal and avant-garde scene, including Jef Whitehead (Leviathan), Sanford Parker (Minsk, Twilight), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Drew Markuszewski (ex-Nachtmystium, Avichi), and jazz cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, this project from visual artist JR Robinson starts off squarely on the noise/drone end of the extreme spectrum. But ...

Trevor Strnad Track-By-Track Of Black Dahlia Murder’s New Album, Everblack

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Monday, June 3rd, 2013

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** The Black Dahlia Murder's Trevor Strnad details the band's new album, Everblack, in this track-by-fucking-track run-down. Whether you've followed the Detroit-based outfit from their humble Motor City beginnings to the mountainous perch from which they gaze down lovingly and loathingly (that's a word, shut up) at fans and critics alike, Everblack's a monster of cross-genre brilliance. So, click ...

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

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, May 31st, 2013

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Holy hell! I’m FIRED the peck up about this band from Baltimore. NOISEM release Agony Defined on A389, and man, is this a ripper! Part old-school Kreator, part old Pestilence at times, these kids -- and I do mean kids -- get this deathy thrash thing down pat. This thing moves and breathes, and has a stellar production from Kevin Bernsten of Triac fame. Recently opening the Maryland Death Fest, ...

We Are All South of Hanneman Now

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured On: Friday, May 31st, 2013

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We all come to grips with death in our own way.  Personal loss has informed much of our favorite music, and last month a much more widely experienced sense of loss affected the heavy music community when Jeff Hanneman passed away.  Artist Justin Bartlett's tribute to the late guitar hero came about as an online art project called South of Hanneman, as well as a series of t-shirts designed to ...