Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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If there's one thing that Germany seems to love it is adherence to tradition. Germans love their metal old-school and their beer made from just four ingredients: water, malt, yeast and hops. Which is the way its been brewed since the Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law) was established in 1516. So for nearly 500 years Germany has more or less adhered to this "law," even though breaking it in ...

Label Hack Update: New EP from Theatre Nocturne

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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Back in May, we were floored by the savage stylings of Theatre Nocturne and their Anhedonia EP.  The band returns in January to release a new 6-song stomach unsettler, entitled Depictions of Life and Death.  Theatre Nocturne, through their vocalist Justin Foley, have this to say about the new work: "Depictions of Life and Death tells the story of a cleansing, a purification, decadent ...

Throwin’ Frickin’ Bones on the Interhole.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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We threw them a frickin' bone a couple months ago, and now they've taken that bone and jumped eyebrows deep into the fray. Iowa's Green Death is set to release a CD/DVD combo with the kicker being that they're doing it all by their lonesome. Hell, at the time of the following interview with vocalist Sol Bates, they didn't even have a drummer. But as one of the hacks around here wrote, "this Des ...

Decibrity Playlist: SubRosa (Part 2)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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Last week, we brought you the first part of SubRosa's playlist covering all things Salt Lake City. I could go on and on about how great their latest record, More Constant Than The Gods, is (one of the "exceptional candidates for the top spot" in this year's top 40 according to the powers that be), but they are also good people. In the wake of a recent rough patch, the band sent out a ...

STREAMING: Warfather’s “My Queen Shall Not Be Mourned”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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It's been more than a decade since Steve Tucker played death metal as vocalist and bassist of Florida titans Morbid Angel. His first album with the band was Formulas Fatal To The Flesh, an underrated gem that we named one of the best 100 death metal albums in our special last year. Tucker is back with a new band Warfather and we're happy to premiere the first track off the upcoming album ...

Sucker For Punishment: Shattering the illusion of integrity

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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This past Saturday I attended a Lamb of God show, quite frankly because they put on a good show and Testament was also playing. But what was particularly interesting at this show was that the venerable Bay Area thrash heroes of Testament were stuck opening this show for Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage. If there was any indication of the current generation gap in metal today, it was this. Some ...

MEET THE BAND: Yidhra

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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Having been to hundreds of shows in my life, it's pretty rare at this point that I get blown away by a totally unknown band – but that was exactly the case with Yidhra when I saw them play the Complex in Glendale, CA a few months back. On a great sound system, with Haxan: Witchcraft through the Ages projected behind them,  these dudes' COC/St. Vitus/Trouble-derived doom rumbled straight to the ...

Axeslasher Track-By-Track

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen, lists On: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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We called the latest from Axeslasher a "straight-up thrash-terpiece" in a blurb on our Halloween must-haves list a few weeks back, but Anthology of Terror, Vol. 1 -- available here for a cool $6.66 -- is sick enough to warrant a bit more coverage. Thus, the following track-by-track, courtesy guitarist/vocalist Justin Lascelle... Mark of the Pizzagram I love intro riffs. "March of the SOD"? ...

STREAMING: Nausea “Cries of Pain”, from forthcoming album Condemned to the System

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, November 18th, 2013

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Courtesy of the good people at Willowtip, we've got a fierce, frantic and faceripping track premiere from Nausea's forthcoming LP, Condemned to the System. While Nausea have been grinding it out live over the past couple of years, showing up and throwing down at such shindigs as MDF and Bloodshed, they've hardly been prolific; Condemned to the System will be the LA death/grind quartet's first ...

STREAMING: Tad Morose “Revenant”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, November 18th, 2013

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Back in 1993, the least fashionable music---as far as extreme music is concerned---was heavy metal. Unless it was Iron Maiden, but they were also on the skids with Fear of the Dark. For Swedes Tad Morose, they had precious little chance of surviving the music climes of death metal, the nascent (and hyper-ascendant) black metal scene, the successes of doom metal (of the death metal variety), and ...