Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

Sucker For Punishment: Shattering the illusion of integrity

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


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 ...


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


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


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


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


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 ...

The Decibel Top 40 Lives! In the King Diamond Issue!

By: andrew Posted in: featured On: Friday, November 15th, 2013


Unassailable living heavy metal legend. Close personal friend of Anton LaVey (R.I.P.). Internationally certified lab assistant? Believe it or not, all describe the immortal King Diamond, who finally graces the cover of Decibel this month. The thankfully newly healthy Mercyful Fate/King Diamond ringleader let J. Bennett into his inner occult circle -- in the Dallas suburbs, of all places -- for ...

STREAMING: Sandrider’s “Champions”

By: Posted in: featured, listen, tours On: Friday, November 15th, 2013

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It's been a busy week of streaming action at the Deciblog and we're closing it out with yet another premiere. We're happy to present the track "Champions" off Sandrider's forthcoming album Godhead (out November 19). Check out Facebook to learn more about an upcoming appearance on KEXP and get tour dates. Champions by Sandrider Here's guitarist and vocalist Jon Weisnewski's take on ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink Real Ale…Or Not

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, November 15th, 2013

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We know, we know, this Trooper beer is old news. You've seen a bazillion blog posts on every metal website in the internetiverse about it and maybe, if it's available where you live, you've even tried it. It's an Iron Maiden beer, so of course you have. But it's actually more than a typical "big-name band slaps logo on piss-colored fizz water lager and calls it good." This is, in fact, the ...

Year of No Light: Full Album Stream!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, November 15th, 2013

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In just two weeks, French sexies... uh... sextet Year of No Light will release their 3rd official full-length record, Tocsin, through Debemur Morti Productions.  Caught somewhere between bludgeoning metal bluster and chamber orchestra sound sculpture, Tocsin arrives three-and-a-half years after the band's last official studio album, Ausserwelt (though only a few months after their soundtrack ...

STREAMING: Puig Destroyer’s “First To Third”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, November 14th, 2013


Any devoted reader of Decibel and the Deciblog knows that most of the folks here are passionate about grindcore and baseball. So there's no better way to mourn the end of the season and prepare for the long wait for spring training than a new Puig Destroyer track. Stream "First To Third" below -- it will take you about as long as running to first base. The album Wait For Spring will ...