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VIDEO PREMIERE: Fleshgod Apocalypse “Pathfinder”

By: Chris D. Posted in: exclusive, featured, videos On: Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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Symphonic death has enjoyed a fair bit of popularity over the years---largely in Europe---but Fleshgod Apocalypse might be one of the best bands of the style. Formed in 2007, the Italians have spent the last seven years refining bombast, adding bombast, and making bombast more, well, bombastic. The group's latest long-player, Labyrinth, featured Fleshgod Apocalypse in true form, displaying a ...

Get TWO free FLEXIS in the next DECIBEL!

By: andrew Posted in: featured, flexi disc On: Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Due to an equipment failure at our flexi disc printer, we were unable to include a flexi in the March issue of Decibel. Since we never leave our loyal subscribers in the lurch, you'll be chuffed to find not one, but two flexis in the April issue! Fire up those turntables, as Decibel Magazine Tour upstarts Noisem offer the brand new track "Defiled" on metallic silver on red plastic. And since ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now…Whatever It Is

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Anyone who's sampled more than a few craft beers can attest to the fact that it's not always clear from the label what's going to be inside the bottle. Oh sure, it might say something like "Brettanomyces-fermented Belgian quad aged on oak with cherries and bottle conditioned," but figuring out what that's going to taste like may not be as clear as labels that just say "IPA," "lager" or "stout." ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Bulgaria’s Claymore

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 31st, 2014

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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 ...

Streaming (some of) the Monuments Collapse/Breag Naofa Split and Why Physical Copies Don’t Suck

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, killing is my business, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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The fucking hassle and amount of fucking time I wasted just to put this stupid stream up wasn't worth it. San Francisco's Monuments Collapse and Seattle's Breag Naofa have had a split release available since last month. It originally came out around the Christmas rush and was probably forgotten/ignored for that reason. Here, we present it for you and your perusal. However, let the record show ...

Decibrity Playlist: Indian

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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After dropping the best album of its career earlier this month with From All Purity, the dudes in Indian are in the midst of (hopefully) enjoying some time off before hitting the road at the end of March. Given that guitarist/vocalist Will Lindsay is also probably not all that enthused about stepping out into the frigid Chicago winter all that often (if you've perused our latest issue, you'd ...

Grind! Stream the new Cripple Bastards song

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Here's some fresh new grind to get you through midweek. Below, stream the new track "Nemico A Terra" from certified legends and lifers Cripple Bastards. It's off the new album Nero In Metastasi, due in North America on February 18th and available for preorder from Relapse. Frontman Giulio The Bastard says: 'Nemico A Terra' translates to 'Enemy Down'. It is a song about stubbornness in ...

Sucker For Punishment: Dutch Lessons

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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On paper it looks like a fairly slow week for new releases, but actually the quality versus quantity ratio is better than average, with no fewer than three albums I heartily recommend. Enjoy and savor, because these kind of weeks don’t come along very often. Astrophobos, Remnants of Forgotten Horrors (Triumvirate): Well, if this isn’t a nice little surprise. Not only does this Swedish band ...

EXCLUSIVE: At the Gates’ first interview about new album

By: mr ed Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews On: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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On Monday, Swedish death metal legends—that’s right, fucking legends—At the Gates announced that they signed to Century Media and planed to record and release their first new studio album since 1995’s landmark Slaughter of the Soul later this year. No biggie, right? Well, Decibel thought it was worth looking into a little further, so frontman and longtime dB-supporter Tomas Lindberg ...

STREAMING: Fluisteraars’ “Dromers”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Continuing the trend of posting streams from bands whose names I can't pronounce, this week we have a full album stream from Fluisteraars. Apparently it means "the whisperers" in whatever language they speak in the Netherlands. Not a hell of a lot of whispering going on to these ears, but there are definitely some nuances. Some of Immortal's epic black 'n' roll groove, some of Agalloch's ...