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Full Album Stream: Heretic Cult Redeemer

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Check out all this sonic extremity that German label/distributor Iron Bonehead is trying to drill through your thick skull!  On Friday, we brought you a tasty helping of ugly old school death from Abyssous.  This morning (as some of us return to work from a sun-baked Labor Day weekend) we serve up an entire platter from Greek occult black metallers Heretic Cult Redeemer.  The band has existed ...

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Ian Christe of Bazillion Points

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors... Bazillion Points Books boasts such an absurdly badass catalog it is difficult at times to believe the publishing house actually exists outside the fantasies of discerning connoisseurs and devotees of underground rock and metal. But real it ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Given the opportunity to write about craft beer every month in Decibel has been eye-opening. The idea that our "Brewtal Truth" column would have lasted more than four years (and counting) and even spawn a book—The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers, out in November—is pretty amazing. Now it's time to bring a little "Brewtal Truth" to the Deciblog. Each week we're featuring a different craft ...

Subscribe to Decibel for an exclusive GODFLESH flexi disc

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, flexi disc On: Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Let's just cut to the chase, people: Godflesh are back, and we're bringing you their first new recording in 12 years! Justin Broadrick's seminal progressive industrial outfit has chosen the Decibel Flexi Series to relaunch. And they do so in a big way with a corrosive, crushing cover of Slaughter's "F.O.D. (Fuck of Death)." Don't worry: We're not talking the glam metal posers, but Toronto's ...

German Death Dealers Abyssous – Hear Here!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 30th, 2013

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We got an earful of Abyssous recently when we browsed through some recent promos for a bit of quick, juicy entertainment.  Admittedly, it was the band name that drew us in... but it was the gristly death metal within that kept our attention pinned.  Originally a demo from last year (in a slightly shorter form), ...Smouldering sees a vinyl release from Iron Bonehead on the 1st of October.  The ...

Coffinfeeder Distro. They Distro Stuff. And Release Stuff, Too.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, uncategorized On: Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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I usually try to keep up with current events and what's going on in the world, but admittedly, I have very little clue what the hell is going on in Turkey. Well, let me step back a bit; I know what's going on in Turkey - it's hard to ignore images of mass demonstrations, military/police heavy-handedness, blood-stained streets and tear-gas stained air - but I don't have a real understanding as to ...

Decibrity Playlist: Exhumed

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Matt Harvey is a fan of the San Francisco Giants. He shares the name of the NL East's pitcher of the future (for the record, I wrote this before his injury and really meant it) who happens to play for a certain NY-based franchise. He also really likes Metallica. Some of us here may hold those first two items against most people, but most people aren't Matt Harvey, guitarist/vocalist for ...

Decibel Premiere: A Pale Horse Named Death video

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, videos On: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Throughout the summer, we walked readers through the making of the new A Pale Horse Named Death video in the blog series "A Glimpse Behind The Horse." Today, we're premiering the video exclusively on the Deciblog. Watch the video for "DMSLT" below and then let us know what you ...

On the importance of “vintage stage antics” for a thriving metal subculture by Robin Staps (The Ocean)

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, justify your shitty scene On: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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As some of you may have noticed, there has recently been an explosive, blown-up debate about (the lack of) stage diving on this year's Summer Slaughter tour between us, Summer Slaughter, and the fans. Apart from all the useless "you better book 'baby corpse deep throat massacre' next year, this tour is not metal anymore" rubbish, some commenters have made some very legit points, and I would like ...

EXCLUSIVE: Archive interview with Jeff Hanneman

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Sometimes a little cleaning can unearth big finds. During my latest attempt at restoring some order to the house of CDs I live in, I came across a stack of old CDR's that contained the archives of my old radio show, Hellraiser's Ball, at USC's student run radio station, KSCR (1560 AM!). One of those discs was labeled "Jeff Hanneman interview." I had been assigned the interview by a magazine that ...