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5 Corporate Logos Gone Underground Metal By Christophe Szpajdel

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Monday, November 11th, 2013


If the name Christophe Szpajdel doesn't ring a bell you probably don't own CDs or LPs (or, you're new to underground metal; hey, we all start somewhere). 'Tis the conundrum of being the product of a digital age. Liner notes, credits, lyrics, etc. often get pushed to some dark corner of a binary folder (or completely forgotten), but that's a conversation for another rainy fall day. Belgian born ...

Dave Matrise (Jungle Rot) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, November 8th, 2013


** Hard to believe Jungle Rot's been kicking death metal's can since 1994. With seven full-lengths in their body bag---the most recent of which is this year's Terror Regime---the Cheese Staters have written the book on Midwest death. We sit down with founding member Dave Matrise via the wonders of technology (that's the Internet for you short bus folk) to discuss Terror Regime but mostly what it ...


By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, November 8th, 2013


There are all kinds of new products popping out of the woodwork in the Decibel Universe right now. You may have heard of this limited-edition 100th Issue Show: The Movie DVD that's just arrived at dB HQ. Then there's the Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue that'll be the perfect holiday gift for those hard-to-buy-for, extra-kvlt friends and family on your holiday shopping list. ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Alaska’s Nott

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, November 8th, 2013

Nott shott

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 ...

Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström (Katatonia) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, November 7th, 2013


** Katatonia recently ventured through the U.S. with Cult of Luna, Intronaut, and Anciients. I sat down with old buds Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström to have a laugh, chat, talk about old shit (not transcribed), and highlight "experiment" album, Dethroned and Uncrowned. Read on Katacolyts! What was the motivation behind Dethroned and Uncrowned? Anders Nyström: It was a total experiment. We ...

Decibrity Playlist: Vattnet Viskar

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, November 7th, 2013


Given that fall is about halfway over and the weather, at least on the East Coast, is getting frigid, we thought it was a good time to present our second ever season-specific playlist. While Chris Alfieri's "Song to Burn Leaves To: A New Englander's Fall Music Companion" compliments Torche's "Summer Fun" playlist quite nicely, Vattnet Viskar's debut full-length is a pretty good record to spin ...

Watch some new Imperial Triumphant footage

By: Posted in: featured, tv, videos On: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013


At the Deciblog, we strive to find things for your listening pleasure. Occasionally, we can take it a step further like today with some excellent footage of the experimental black metal band Imperial Triumphant shot recently in their hometown of New York City (get past the slightly shaky start and things look better). Check out the band below and then stream their new album Goliath on ...

Sucker For Punishment: A gift from a black metal god

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013


Pardon me if I’m a little distracted this morning, I just saw Slayer last night, and say what you will about Kerry and Tom heading out with a pair of hired ringers in Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph, but their all-oldies setlist warmed the cockles of this 43 year-old’s heart. No fewer than six Metal Blade-era songs, including “Captor of Sin”, which I’d waited 29 years to hear live. Three ...

SubRosa robbed of gear; fundraising page set up

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013


You always hear terrible stories of hard working bands, bands who are essentially playing for gas money, having their gear stolen, but Salt Lake City doom greats SubRosa took a particularly significant hit yesterday in Sacramento while they were enroute to a show in Oakland. In addition to vandalizing the band’s tour van, thieves made off with two violins, guitars, a bass guitar, and a bag with ...

STREAMING: Phuture Doom’s “Phuture Doom”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

phuture doom

It was basically inevitable, wasn't it? With the accelerated crossbreeding of black metal with every possible genre and subgenre (blackgrass metal!), it was only a matter of time before someone figured out that blast beats and hardstyle beats weren't really that far off from each other. Obviously there have been a lot of black metal/industrial hybrids, but it's rare that an electronica artist ...