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Sucker For Punishment: Wait, the year’s not over yet?

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


If you haven’t noticed yet, the beginning of December has given way to the annual deluge of year-end lists, publication after publication, writer after writer offering their choices of the best albums of 2013. It’s completely overdone, but still something I relish to this day, as that perpetual desire to discover great new music never ceases. However, it’s easy to forget there are still ...

American Sharks Tour Diary: The Final Chapter

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013


Austin, Texas purveyors of kinetic riffage and uber-burly grooves American Sharks dropped a sick self-titled debut back in September -- check out a stream here -- and just finished up a tour with Clutch and The Sword. Bassist/vocalist Mike Hardin checks in with this report... Fri. Nov. 1st Memphis, TN We arrive at Minglewood Hall a little usual. Two grandpas come out to help ...

STREAMING: Immortal Bird’s “Akrasia”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013


As an avowed rodent partisan, I must confess to a certain dislike of our fine feathered friends – or, as I like to call them, sky vermin. And one that lives forever? Parrots already live for over a century; that's quite long enough already (sorry, Waldo). Despite their questionable name, though, Immortal Bird – the band – are much more appealing than their airborne brethren… well, to a ...

INTERVIEW: Craven Idol’s S. Vrath on taking the extremely extreme road towards eschaton

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, uncategorized On: Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Craven Idol pic

A few months ago we had the pleasure of hosting the online premiere of Craven Idol’s awesome debut LP, Towards Eschaton. And it really was a pleasure, ‘cos this slab of apocalyptica is a total 100 per cent doozy. Released through Dark Descent in October, Towards Eschaton is a record that marks the Londoners’ evolution from prodigious black-thrashers to genre-shredding heavyweights, and is ...

Cyber Monday Deal: Get a FREE issue of Decibel!

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, free On: Monday, December 2nd, 2013


If you're reading this, you're a metal fan, which means you rarely leave the house except to terrify neighbors and co-workers. Hence, this special Cyber Monday promotion is for you, fellow misanthropic recluse. Today only, if you sign up for a 12-month or 24-month subscription  to Decibel, you'll receive one extra issue for FREE. That's right, one extra installment of North America's ...

KILLING IS MY BUSINESS: Pixar Exec Tom MacDougall Talks A/V Licensing

By: dB_admin Posted in: featured, killing is my business On: Monday, December 2nd, 2013


by Etan Rosenbloom 500 words an issue is barely enough to spell my name, let alone introduce an entire sector of the music industry in the monthly Killing Is My Business column we introduced in Decibel issue 110. That’s why we’ll be posting occasional interviews and supplementary materials right here on the Deciblog. The idea is to explain how people that make money through metal do ...

Alexander von Meilenwald (The Ruins of Beverast) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, December 2nd, 2013


** Alexander von Meilenwald, unlike almost every other solo act in metaldom, is intensely interesting, engaging, and deep with musical prowess. Decibel interviewed von Meilenwald in our December 2013 issue (available HERE), but we figured the German had a lot more to say regarding new album, Blood Vaults, and the creation process of said full-length. Oh, and Blood Vaults is streaming HERE in its ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: The Brewtal Truth Book Tour!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, November 29th, 2013


I'm not trying to steal the thunder from next Friday's announcement of the Decibel Magazine 2014 tour lineup, but there's another Decibel-related tour that'll be taking place a little sooner than the new year. OK, this one won't be as loud or as sweaty as the upcoming Decibel Magazine Tour, and there definitely won't be a pit. But it will take place at bars and other fine drinking establishments ...

STREAMING: The Lion’s Daughter — “Gods Much More Terrible”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013


Chances are you are already buzzed -- it's one of the biggest nights for the bar business in the country. Either that or you are slaving away in the kitchen preparing food that your in-laws will quickly scarf and won't appreciate. So, we don't expect much of your time and attention on the Deciblog this pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday. We do have something worthy of your ears, though. Spin a track ...

Sucker For Punishment: Some say gift guide, I say housecleaning

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013


It’s that time of year again, what my American buds call Thanksgiving, what we Canadians call the other Thanksgiving, and what the rest of the world calls The Weekend Where The Internet Suddenly Feels Abandoned. Seeing that the whole Black Friday gimmick is always the unofficial start of the holiday consumer frenzy in America, it’s an opportune time for publications to post “gift guides” ...