Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

Contest Alert: Win Heartless 7″ Stuff

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: contest, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Friday, May 24th, 2013

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With a spat of excellent releases from the likes Light Bearer, Amber, Momentum, Northless, Multiple Truths and Protestant, Halo of Flies Records has recently and consistently been knockin' 'em out of the park. Another stellar forthcoming release is Certain Death, the new 7" from Pittsburgh grinding powerviolence-ers, Heartless. To celebrate the occasion - and to no doubt score a little promo ...

Streaming: SLIDHR’s Deluge

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, May 24th, 2013

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Sometimes our love for quasi-musical extremes has a flattening effect on the diversity of material we hear.  Dynamics traverse the vast range from loudest to loudest-er, wanton mayhem and terror begin to appear tame enough for family breakfast conversation.  It can be refreshing to hear an album like Slidhr’s Deluge try to save black metal from itself.  I don’t mean some kind of Altar of ...

Decibrity Playlist: Zozobra

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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Adam McGrath plays by his own rules, nobody else's, not even his own. So when he sent over a list that simply included five "sweet" songs, who were we to argue? Not only does his time in Zozobra (guitarist/vocalist) and Cave In (guitarist) give him more than enough cred, judging by his selections (the first happens to be my favorite song so far this year), he also has great taste. Be sure to ...

Repulsion cover Bathory’s “The Reaper” with Pelle Åhman

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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Things always come full circle. And when they do it’s either super-rad or pretty depressing. For Repulsion’s first visit to Stockholm, Sweden, it’s super-rad. Why? Let’s just say, the extremely extremes of Sweden’s early metal scene influenced Flint, Michigan’s grindcore/death metal revolutionaries Repulsion and, in turn, the dudes from the city whose motto is “Strong, Proud” ...

Getting to Know MDF: The Movie Director David Hall

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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As quickly as Maryland Deathfest architects Evan Harting and Ryan Taylor brought the rage to outdoor stages, photos capturing the scene on Saratoga Street emerged, taken from the multi-story parking garage atop the venue. One thing very noticeable in said pictures are glowing cell phone screens being held aloft as folks attempt to capture the likes of Godflesh, Electric Wizard, Neurosis and ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #6: Mark Thomas Baker of Orchid

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen, lists On: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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Shredding in metal dates directly back to Tony Iommi, who is inexplicably still writing riffs and will be a big part of the new Black Sabbath album due next month. So, we figured it was a good time to invite a new generation of doom shredder into the studio this week. Mark Thomas Baker of San Francisco's Orchid shared some of his formative riffs with Decibel. As you might expect, it's heavy ...

STREAMING: Aosoth “One With The Prince With A Thousand Enemies” + Interview

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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How would you describe Aosoth to a newcomer? BST: We’re a French black metal band. The project has been created in 2002, but started really being an active band when MKM (vocals) asked me to join as a guitarist and song writer. That led us to record our first EPs and our first album. What originally was meant as a very raw and old-school evolved to something a little more ambient and with ...

Road Rituals: Blood Ceremony Tour Diary, Part 1

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: diary, featured, tours On: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

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***As chronicled by Alia O'Brien, singer/flutist/organist for Canada's finest occult rockers, from their current tour with Kylesa, White Hills, and Lazer/Wulf. Remaining tour dates listed below; preorder their phenomenal new LP, The Eldritch Dark, here Two days and ten degrees (Celsius!) stood between our homes in Toronto, Canada and our first date supporting Kylesa on their Ultraviolet tour ...

Cobalt Rising

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

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First-class "war metal" masters Cobalt are about to set out on a short (and, no doubt, highly volatile) east coast tour -- see dates after the jump -- which gave us the perfect excuse to check in with vocalist Phil McSorley about the past, present, and future of this great and glorious band... "Erik [Wunder] has been working hard on getting other members of the band spun up for the shows. ...

EXCLUSIVE: From Hell premiere “Unholy” from forthcoming LP, Heresy

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, May 20th, 2013

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"Thrash, Gothic, D-beat" . . . From Hell can spin their sound any number of ways, but, the truth is, they are probably having a bit of mischief with a description of a sound that pulls in as many different directions as there are explodo-throat moments of fierce, faceripping freak-outery on debut album, Heresy. Released on Jun 25th through Paper + Plastick, Heresy clocks in at a lean ...