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BREWTAL TRUTH: Live in Chicago! Tonight! Special Guests!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, April 25th, 2014

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Prepare to be Brewtalized, Chicago! The first The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers book signing event in your city happens today from 4 to 7 pm at Northdown Taproom & Cafe (3244 N Lincoln Ave). Apologies for the last-minute notice, but there were a few loose ends that needed to be tied up before the big announcement could be made. This book-signing date has actually been in the works for a ...

Utah’s Gravecode Nebula Chill In The Dark With “The Frozen Sun”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, April 25th, 2014

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About six months ago, a Salt Lake City, UT band called Gravecode Nebula heaved out its first album, Sempiternal Void, despite the fact that the band has been playing together in some form since 2006.  Fellow Salt Lake slowniks and Decibel faves SubRosa have mentioned GN a couple times when discussing local bands they enjoy, but until now, the Deciblog hasn’t heard Gravecode’s story from the ...

Hey Everyone, Gather ‘Round for KSP’s Over-Intellectualisation of Impaled Nazarene

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Admittedly, I haven’t been an obsessive listener of Impaled Nazarene since their formation back in 1990 in the shadowy flanks of Finland’s goat brothels. However, the 2000s have had me come around to the realms of fan-dom and once they started making regular rotation at the ol' homestead, I noticed something on each of their last few albums. Now, before I ramble on, please remember that whole ...

Decibrity Playlist: Floor

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Florida may not always have the most sterling reputation, but it's produced a slew of the bands that we cover and love. For starters, consider Atheist, Hate Eternal and many Morrisound alumni. As Jason Heller detailed in our latest issue, Floor--another Sunshine State spawn--returns next week with its first new record since 2004's Dove (which was really recorded in 1994, so let's go with 2002's ...

Slayer Release New Song, Sign With Nuclear Blast

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Almost exactly a year after founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s untimely passing at age 49, Slayer have reemerged with not only their first new studio recording in five years, but a surprising departure from their longtime label. The Big Four’s most consistent horseman -- already recognized twice in the Decibel Hall of Fame -- had been a mainstay on American Recordings for 28 long and ...

Brainsqueeze II Photo Gallery

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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The second Brainsqueeze Fest put on by our friends at Tankcrimes was held last weekend in lovely Oakland. Our friend and frequent Decibel contributor Raymond Ahner was onhand for the second day to capture the festivities and document them. Check out our exclusive photo gallery below courtesy of Ray. [gallery ...

Sucker For Punishment: Dying, Screaming

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Ever since I saw them play twice at Roadburn 2013, I’ve been spouting a lot of praise about power trio Satan’s Satyrs, whose idiosyncratic blend of proto-metal and Nuggets-era garage rock scratches an indescribable itch for yours truly. Equal parts boogie, psychedelia, and cheeseball horror, it’s ferocious, catchy, and enormously fun. Sure, it’s all reminiscent of when The Mooney Suzuki ...

STREAMING: Aurvandil’s “Thrones”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Aurvandil play sick folk-influenced black metal. You can listen to our debut of their second screed to the darkness below, and in the meantime, here's the man himself to explain what's going on. What's your writing process like? There are a lot of intricate layers going on in the music and that must be complicated to compose. AURVANDIL is rather simple, 4/4 riff-based music with more or ...

Survival Knife’s Metal Edge

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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After an extended layoff Justin Trosper of the late, much-mourned noisy post-hardcore heroes Unwound has returned with an excellent infectious-if-still-decidedly-off-kilter outfit of musical subversion, Survival Knife. Our Deci-antennae really started vibrating, however, when Trosper cited Enslaved and Opeth, among other extreme metallers, as influences for his new venture in a great interview ...

S. A. Destroyer (Nocturnal Breed) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 21st, 2014

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** Norwegian thrashers Nocturnal Breed have been kicking it old-school for the better part of the last 15 years. Formed by guys originally associated with the black metal scene, but are now fully entrenched in the rigors of thrash, Nocturnal Breed know exactly what they're doing on new album, Napalm Nights, the group's first in almost a decade. Horns up and high tops on to S. A. Destroyer (aka ...