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New Song Stream by Barren Harvest

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Sometimes the ravenous darkness crashes down to feast on your soul, and sometimes it flinches timidly away from all of your grasping. Last Friday, Aborted callously mounted the Deciblog to bring you a terrifying few minutes of violent death metal; today, we showcase the more ethereal side of shadows with new music from Barren Harvest. This fragile acoustic project matches the talents of ...

STREAMING: The Socks “The Socks”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Miss those summer road trip days? Of course you do. It's March. Weather's an unpredictable bitch and the likelihood of something cool happening is pretty much nil. Well, France-based The Socks are an unlikely candidate to warm up your otherwise shitty spring. Now, you're probably thinking: France + good 'ol hard rock = yeah right. Turns out the Lyonnaise toe-tappers aren't weirdos or bent on ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Well, I’ve been reading some of my past reviews, and it seems that some of you want me to review some particular releases. I’m open to this idea; just leave your ideas in the comments. Obviously, I can’t review everything -- Decibel pays me by the word, and the budget for this column is $4.35 biweekly.  I just peck most of these things at random. Well… maybe. Let’s start out with ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: DC Brau and Stillwater Bring Back NATAS

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Back in the mid ’80s, long before every outdoor structure was skateboard-proofed, a bunch of California skate punks turned the urban landscape into their own skate park. This was the birth of street skating, where everything from concrete walls to empty pools to parking medians were fair game for pulling off some sick move. This wasn't about extreme air or McTwists, it was about total ...

Aborted Premiere New Album Track, “Necrotic Manifesto”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Belgian brutal deathsters Aborted expect to lay waste to bodies and spirits next month when they drop their 8th studio album in 15 years.  Necrotic Manifesto, due out April 29th on Century Media, tears through more than 40 minutes of churning, brain-berating death metal that alternates between harrowing chaos and deeply bangable grooves.  You can probably catch some of the new music early, ...

Taping ‘Dat Ass: Interview with (Mostly) Cassette Label, Tridroid Records

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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I recently caught wind of the folks at Tridroid Records when they contacted Commander Mudrian looking for a promotional nod somewhere in the labyrinth of the Decibel empire. Thinking they were Canadian, he passed them my way, figuring we'd get along because, as everyone around the world assumes, everyone in Canada knows everyone else. Turns out, Tridroid is based in Minnesota and, for the most ...

Go…Direct to Video: Andrew Bonazelli Speaks

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into your favorite online bookseller... DTV -- the excellent rock 'em, sock 'em ode to the heyday of 80s larger-than-life action film excess and its absurdist/dehumanizing aftermath from Decibel Managing Editor & novelist Andrew Bonazelli -- is back in a brand new edition, complete with its appropriately insane soundtrack. Here's the ...

STREAMING: Grim Legion’s Unholy Resurrection

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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We love death metal around these parts. We're also big fans of Evoken. So we were pretty stoked when we heard that Evoken frontman John Paradiso and his cohorts in New Jersey's Grim Legion were finally set to release their debut full-length. The album doesn't drop until next week (March 18th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions to be specific), but since it's taken over 20 years to get to ...

Full Album Stream/Interview: Dead Conspiracy

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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Old death metal dudes never go away for good. They just do one (or all) of the following: reform; work on a reissue of their out-of-print material; write new songs or join a new Six Feet Under or Malevolent Creation lineup. For Portland death metal OG's Dead Conspiracy it's three out of four. They'll reissue all of the 1980s material (some of it lost) on vinyl along with a new song "Rites of ...

Sucker For Punishment: Bring Forth the Hammers

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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What stuck out to me immediately upon hearing Conan’s album Monnos two years ago was not only how dense, how pulverizing the Liverpool trio’s brand of doom is, but how blunt it is. It’s the metal equivalent of Lothar of the Hill People. The term “caveman doom” has been bandied about in attempts to describe the sound, and indeed that term is quite apt, as Conan strips away all nuance ...