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STREAMING: Persekutor’s “Power Frost”

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Thursday, September 5th, 2013


Romanian black metal trio Persekutor’s Angels of Meth was the best album nobody heard in 2006, an anger brownie with hatred frosting. Unfortunately, a protracted legal dispute between the band and its former label Thousand Year Reich over rights to the masters has cast an official stateside release in doubt, and the only official copy is rumored to be in the “unfiled” section of ...

Metal India: An Interview With Demonstealer Records

By: Posted in: featured, interviews On: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


Metal has always been a global phenomenon. However, one of the communities we don't hear too much about outside of some fine work by filmmaker Sam Dunn is India. Decibel wanted to get a closer look at what's going on in India and how globalization and cultural shifts are shaping metal music there. We had the opportunity to talk to Sahil Makhija of Demonstealer Records to get the skinny on ...

NFL PREVIEW 2013: Gates of Slumber on the Indianapolis Colts

By: andrew Posted in: featured, nfl 2013 On: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


by Jason McCash, The Gates of Slumber So begins another campaign for an NFL club full of much history--from the greatest game ever played to housing two of the greatest QBs that ever played the game in Johnny Unitas and Peyton Manning. Many NFL records were and still are held by many players that called the Horseshoe home. This season, a new-look offense will be in play: run first and run ...

STREAMING: Felix Martin “Triangle Tune”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


There comes a point where progressive is no longer progressive. It's a step beyond. For Venezuelan guitarist Felix Martin, he's taken the six-string and transformed it into a 14-string creating what he calls "jazz metal." Now, if we're to rewind history a bit, "jazz metal" was already covered---to some degree---by Cynic, Pestilence, and Atheist. But Felix Martin adds something new to the concept. ...

Decibrity Playlist: Gorguts

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Gorguts released its long-awaited fifth album today, the band's first in over 12 years. To celebrate, vocalist/guitarist Luc Lemay decided to take a breather from death metal and reveal a little bit of his softer side, highlighting five songs/pieces of music that show the "beauty and poetry in music." Once you're done checking out Luc's picks, not only can you turn to Colored Sands for the hard ...

NFL PREVIEW 2013: Early Graves on the Oakland Radiers

By: andrew Posted in: featured, nfl 2013 On: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013


by Chris Brock, Early Graves Oh, the Oakland Raiders. What a fucking terrible year they had last year, and this year isn’t looking much better. Unlike their Coliseum-sharing pals, the A’s, they have had no luck in turning a totally shit roster into something golden. Instead, we fans have another painful year to watch under coach Dennis Allen (who I am not sure is actually a human being), a ...

Full Album Stream: Heretic Cult Redeemer

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Check out all this sonic extremity that German label/distributor Iron Bonehead is trying to drill through your thick skull!  On Friday, we brought you a tasty helping of ugly old school death from Abyssous.  This morning (as some of us return to work from a sun-baked Labor Day weekend) we serve up an entire platter from Greek occult black metallers Heretic Cult Redeemer.  The band has existed ...

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Ian Christe of Bazillion Points

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, August 30th, 2013


Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors... Bazillion Points Books boasts such an absurdly badass catalog it is difficult at times to believe the publishing house actually exists outside the fantasies of discerning connoisseurs and devotees of underground rock and metal. But real it ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, August 30th, 2013


Given the opportunity to write about craft beer every month in Decibel has been eye-opening. The idea that our "Brewtal Truth" column would have lasted more than four years (and counting) and even spawn a book—The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers, out in November—is pretty amazing. Now it's time to bring a little "Brewtal Truth" to the Deciblog. Each week we're featuring a different craft ...

Subscribe to Decibel for an exclusive GODFLESH flexi disc

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, flexi disc On: Friday, August 30th, 2013


Let's just cut to the chase, people: Godflesh are back, and we're bringing you their first new recording in 12 years! Justin Broadrick's seminal progressive industrial outfit has chosen the Decibel Flexi Series to relaunch. And they do so in a big way with a corrosive, crushing cover of Slaughter's "F.O.D. (Fuck of Death)." Don't worry: We're not talking the glam metal posers, but Toronto's ...