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Decibrity Playlist: Ihsahn

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 24th, 2013

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Ihsahn--a man who needs no introduction around these parts--has certainly not been bereft of musical ideas lately. He dropped his fifth solo album (coming a mere 16 months after its predecessor) earlier this week and is already talking about its follow-up. To celebrate the release of Das Seelenbrechen, which Adrien Begrand described in our latest issue as a "surprising and strangely satisfying ...

Streaming: Pentagram (Chile) — “The Apparition”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013


We have some streaming goodness available for the Deciblog faithful today. Please check out the new tune "The Apparition" from Pentagram (Chile) below. Frontman Anton Reisenegger said the following about the track: "'The Apparition' must be one of my favorite tracks on the album because it has this amazing early Slayer vibe. Haunting The Chapel is still my favorite Slayer record ever and was ...


By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013


Today we're streaming the uber-brutal debut full-length from Columbus, Ohio skull-crushers Empire of Rats -- and it's basically an unforgiving swan dive into the metallic hardcore abyss. Check it out below, then preorder this monster as an early Halloween gift for yourself here before heading over to get tickets for the band's A389 X Bash appearance with Bloodlet, the Systems Overload Integrity ...

Sucker For Punishment: My soul, it’s breaking!

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013


Despite a pair of albums that will be on my personal year-end list, this week is on the light side, which admittedly is a welcome breather, because it’s a mere ripple compared to the tsunami of new stuff coming out in a week’s time. Seriously, next week looms over me like Ivan Drago. But first things first, here are this week's offerings. This week’s essential albums: Motörhead, ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Czar’s “Lurvy”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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That stark, black and white photo of a line of men dangling from nooses on the cover of No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive doesn't exactly paint Czar as a cheery band. They aren't, really – but they also don't sound as lifeless as one might expect.  they basically play noise rock, but in this case, the emphasis is on the "rock." While the lyrics and the overall vibe are not what one would ...

Visual Violence: Freya’s Brendon Flynn

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, videos On: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013


This morning Decibel is pleased to exclusively premiere this video interview with Freya guitarist/visual artist Brendon Flynn in which he discusses the intricate, elegant artwork he created for the band's most diverse and intriguing offering yet, Paragon of the Crucible: Preorder Paragon of the Crucible here. Check out a track from the album here. Download a free Freya EP here. Friend ...

INTERVIEW: Fight Amp’s Mike McGinnis

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, October 21st, 2013


Even though they are just off the red-eye after spending 30 days playing 30 shows across Europe with Black Tusk, there is plenty juice left in Fight Amp. New Jersey/Philly's undisputed heavyweight noise rock/HC/punk/sludge/OTHER champs have one show left on the calendar, but Mike McGinnis just wants to keep on going. The Deciblog caught up with Fight Amp's principal riff-master and vocalist and ...

Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, October 21st, 2013


** Decibel caught up with Anathema guitarist/vocalist Vincent Cavanagh on the group's first headline tour of North America. Since we've been into the Liverpudlians before they had a full-length [many thanks to tape-traders and Witchhunt Records], we jumped at the chance to talk to Cavanagh, who was clearly having moments of his life while on stage and off. Read on... Anathemaheads. What’s it ...

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

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, October 18th, 2013


Sorry I’ve been away for a little bit, but your old boy Waldo took a little trip to his roots and hit the Amazon. I’m back now. Let’s dive right into it, shall we? The term "supergroup": well, what else would you call a band comprised of Scott Kelly, Mike Williams, Sanford Parker and Bruce Lamont?  CORRECTIONS HOUSE Last City Zero has been described by the band as four solo sets ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Beer-Soaked Doom at the GABF

By: adem Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, live reviews, liver failure On: Friday, October 18th, 2013

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Great American Beer Festival, Denver, Colorado Oct. 10-12, 2013 It would be an overstatement to say that this was the Year of Metal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, but the handful of extreme music diehards—from TRVE, Surly, Real Ale and Three Floyds pictured above—among the 600-plus breweries present at the festival, definitely made their presence known in a big way, both ...