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British Binah Rupture Your Silence with New 7″

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Today, Decibel celebrates the release of a new 7"  recording by English heavy-hitters Binah with a stream of the EP's first track, "Rupture of Silence."  The song and its two companions, Side A's "Hempiteran Maraud" and Side B's "Torpid Blight of the Spirit," comprise A Triad of Plagues, about 12 minutes of ripping death metal goodness.  Guitarist/vocalist I.R.G. informs us, "the EP is ...

Misery Index’s Jason Netherton Talks About Extremity Retained

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews On: Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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I'm not exactly sure where Jason Netherton finds the time and energy to do everything he does, but he does. Most of you are probably familiar with him via Misery Index, a band he formed after his departure from Dying Fetus. However, it doesn't stop there. Presently, he's kinda-sorta uprooted from his Maryland home and is living down the highway from yours truly in London, Ontario where he is a ...

TRACK PREMIERES from Wake/Theories Split

By: shane.mehling Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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Or is it "Tracks Premiere"? Anyway, the openly Canadian label Handshake Inc. is releasing this six-track 7" grindstravaganza in North America on May 20th (with the impeccable, taste-for-days 7Degrees Records handling duties in every other geographic region), and both bands are wielding two songs a piece while each taking a crack at a His Hero is Gone cover. And they've been so kind as to stream ...

Decibrity Playlist: Eyehategod (Part 1)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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It's been nearly 14 years since Eyehategod graced us with a new long-player, but thankfully that drought will come to an end in a matter of weeks when the band's self-titled fifth LP drops on May 27th. Not only are the album's 11 songs well worth the wait, but frontman Mike IX Williams was kind enough to tell us about music he listens to on his "stupid iPod in the filthy tour van." We'll let ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #10: Marissa Martinez-Hoadley

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

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Marissa Martinez-Hoadley is: A. Awesome B. Bandmates with our first ever studio participant Elizabeth Schall C. A bonafide shredder She's also working to finalize a new Cretin album for release this year. It's about eight years later than we wanted but it's a new record so we'll take it. Please welcome Marissa Martinez-Hoadley the shredder's studio, our tenth episode! -- Exhumed: ...

Sucker For Punishment: Malaise Forever

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

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Any metal critic worth his or her salt listens to hundreds of new albums in any given year. In the past couple years I topped 600 releases heard, while this year’s deliberate paring back – to preserve my sanity – will still see me listen to at least 500. Looking back at the numbers at the end of 2013, I realized that only about five percent of all those albums I heard were ones I would say ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Tweak Bird’s “Greens”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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Tweak Bird aren't really metal, so let's get that out of the way right now (although they ARE more metal than last week's track). Still, it's hard to imagine that readers of this site aren't into The Flaming Lips, Meat Puppets, or Melvins, if not all of them. Besides, Failure is in the Hall Of Fame. So here's a quick shot of awesome 90s-influenced alternative heaviness. ***Look for Any Ol' ...

Hour of Penance End Dynasties with New Album, Regicide

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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Italy's itinerant papal-pounders Hour of Penance are set to return to the Brutal Death Metal ov Protest scene next week with their 6th punishing album.  Regicide will hit stores next week with the same force of conviction and yoke-lightening purpose as Sedition and Paradogma before it.  Hour of Penance hail from the epicenter of that strange mix of extravagance and noble humility, the ...

KILLING IS MY BUSINESS: PR-Mageddon with Earsplit and Catharsis PR

By: Etan Rosenbloom Posted in: featured, killing is my business On: Monday, May 5th, 2014

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To a music journalist, a publicist can either be a trusted source of the tunes and information we need to get our job done, or an annoying omnipresence in our inboxes, constantly sending mass e-mails with hyperbolic language about shit bands that don't deserve the publicity in the first place. For a band spending its hard-earned cash to get the word out about a new album, hiring the latter can be ...

Tomas Skogsberg Produced These Albums (A Top 5)

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, May 5th, 2014

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Back in the day, the “produced by” byline was a marketing ploy to get heavy metal fans into one band, well, into another. Easy marketing from the ground—a classic record or two—up. Swedish producer Tomas Skogsberg is renowned for his name attachment to several pivotal records throughout the ‘90s before he gave way to fellow knob twiddlers Peter Tägtgren, Dan Swanö, and Fredrik ...