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STREAMING: Inquisition “Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons” (Lyric Video)

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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Lyric videos are a bit of a mystery. They probably started with pop music on major labels for no other reason than to have a video on Youtube for nerdballs to copy/paste into lyric sites (with typos) as a way to pump up their online cred factor. Well, folks, lyric videos have, fittingly I might add, filtered down to the underground, where voices roar, grunt, and growl. If lyric videos had a ...

INTERVIEW: Ben Ward of Orange Goblin

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Prior to the release of 2012's A Eulogy for the Damned, the Deciblog met up with Orange Goblin and found a band that was pretty much a long-standing institution turned part-time concern. Breaking bread over a table henged with pint glasses of cider and beer, the English quartet were talking about making their first studio record for five years, riffs and inspirations and all that sort of thing. ...

In Person Aural Devastation: Author & Punisher Live

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, videos On: Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Decibel has made no secret of our love for the idiosyncratic have-to-see-it-to-believe-it one-man doom behemoth Author & Punisher. And these insane videos from the band's recent performance at the Fillmore basically speak for themselves. So...further comment is probably unnecessary. The new record, Women & Children, is available here. Bonus: The Lynch-ian video for "Terrorbird" after the jump. ...

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Lewis Dimmick

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured On: Friday, September 13th, 2013

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Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors... Man, Lewis Dimmick truly delivers something special with This Music, an exquisite collection of lyrical, poignant, often very funny vignettes detailing his coming of age in the 80s New York City hardcore scene. Naturally, there are ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, September 13th, 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 ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Ohio’s Foul Spirits

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, September 13th, 2013

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Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie Trailer

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, videos On: Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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January 19: a momentous day for America. In 1982, it gave its citizenry Jodie Sweetin, Full House’s preeminent meth fiend. In 2013, a slight upgrade: Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, starring Converge, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion, Municipal Waste, Tombs, Evoken and a who’s-who of extreme music luminaries. We teamed up with director David Hall (the man ...

Gabbing with Matt Harvey, the one from Exhumed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, uncategorized On: Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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Tell your average schmoe on the street that you're doing an interview with Matt Harvey and they'll probably think the topics of conversation are set to include pitch selection, what it's like having Andrew Bonazelli as a stalker and season ending surgery. What automatically comes to mind when you mention the name Matt Harvey to the denizens of Decibel are getting wasted and being hungover because ...

VIDEO: Carvin’s Shreds of Insanity

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, videos On: Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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I assume there are some fans of guitar shred reading this, because this is a metal website on the Internet. Well, today's your lucky day! Century Media gathered four pretty killer shredders with long, flowing locks at the Carvin store in Hollywood on August 26 to allow them to show off their skills, jam together, and answer questions from their fans. It was originally supposed to be a ...

STREAMING: The Ruins of Beverast “Blood Vaults”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

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The last time we spoke to black metal pontificator Alexander von Meilenwald he had the following to say about The Ruins of Beverast's origins: "I didn't define any concrete goals in the beginning, to be honest. The Ruins Of Beverast were established rather spontaneously when I felt the need to express new musical urges that haunted me for some time in the early years of the new millennium. That ...