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KILLING IS MY BUSINESS: Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull Talks Corporate Branding

By: Etan Rosenbloom Posted in: featured, killing is my business On: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Back when I started getting into punk and metal, I was naïve enough to believe that ideals were enough to keep someone making music that barely sold and appealed to almost nobody. Of course, my parents were paying my way through middle and high school in those days. How could I have understood that the folks that made the music I worshipped had to hold down shitty jobs and risk ruining ...

Sucker For Punishment: All I Hear is ‘Burn!’

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Remember when rock stars could act like total dicks and no one would even bat an eye? Imagine the lawsuits, the social media backlash if someone famous whipped a smashed guitar 30 feet into a festival crowd. Today’s rockers are pussycats compared to Ritchie Blackmore circa 1974. If you don’t know the story of Deep Purple’s California Jam concert, which happened 40 years ago this month, you ...

BREAKING: Decibel Tour Venue Change, Toronto

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured, the decibel magazine tour On: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Attention, Canadians -- and/or anybody crossing the border to catch the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour in Toronto next Tuesday, April 8: We've got a venue change. The show will now be going down at the Opera House. The ticket link is still the same, so buy 'em while you can right here. Got it? Okay, proceed with regular ...

STREAMING: Satyress’s “Dark Fortunes”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Satyrs are super horny (literally!) goat people. Satyress is the female version of that. Do not do a Google image search of the term unless you want to feel dirty. But if you want some awesome occult doom with an intense vocalist, Satyress the band are your thing. Their debut, Dark Fortunes, contains so many sweet riffs that it'll rot your teeth. Dark, heavy, a little progressive, and catchy as ...

Decibel Exclusive: First New Meatmen Track in 19 Years!

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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This is not an April Fool's joke, except on the politically correct thought police: We have the first new Meatmen track in two decades! When I was a kid I sat in my room and cranked The Meatmen at ridiculous volumes and memorized Tesco Vee's banter on the classic Meatmen platters. So to say this particular member of the Decibel family is stoked would be a major understatement. Decibel sat ...

Skinfather Wants You (To “Drown in Black”)

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Maybe it isn't a complete surprise that a rising death metal band would adopt a circa-1993 song title from Swedish extreme music legends (and Decibel Hall of Famers) Dismember as its moniker. How well Southern California’s Skinfather captures the spirit and unadulterated sonic brutality of that glorious moment in time, on the other hand, is no doubt about to turn more than a few heads. The ...

INTERVIEW: Mike Abominator from Gravehill is going to crawl out the speaker and choke you to death

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Gravehill rule for a whole bunch of reasons. The Californian alpha-headbangers just have this anything goes attitude to playing gory ol' school death metal and would just as soon mix in a little hardcore punk and crust feel as they are to bring it down slow and low and meditate upon a doom riff for a little minute before getting back to the blast and pummel. And they play songs, actual songs. But ...

It’s MLB Opening Day and Your Team Doesn’t Suck (Yet)!

By: adem Posted in: baseball rules fuck soccer, featured, interviews, videos On: Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Why does every baseball fan everywhere look forward to opening day of Major League Baseball more than any other day of the season? For some it's the only day their team isn't in the cellar (Houston) or languishing in mediocrity (Chicago Cubs) or headed toward another 100-loss season (Seattle). For others it's the possibility of a championship at the end of the six-month odyssey that is the MLB ...

STREAMING: Monolord “Empress Rising”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 31st, 2014

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"...that fuzzed out soundscape was exactly what we were looking to achieve. We actually didn't have any specific genre in mind starting this band, we just wanted to make music as heavy and gritty as possible. If anyone wants to label it doom, stoner or sludge is entirely up to them. But we're totally fine with that; as long as people like what we do we take any labelling as a compliment." So says ...

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

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, March 28th, 2014

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OK, I know, its GOT to get better. There’s not too much I found this week, so I guess I’ll get into it. Nux Vomica releases the oh-so-crusty Nux Vomica (self-titled, for those of you that aren’t that quick on the uptake) on Relapse.  Calling this just crust would be a little unfair, sure there are elements of Dystopia and His Hero Is gone, but there’s also elements of melodic death, ...