Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

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

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, September 20th, 2013


Okay, I’m back for a bit. Let’s just get into it, shall we? CARCASS released Surgical Steel this week after a decade or so of relative inactivity. I’m really digging this. The front end of the record is loaded with more of the heavier songs, so some fans may find the latter half tedious, as it has more melodic songs a la Heartwork. This birdbrain thinks the whole thing is worthwhile, as ...

Get to Know Crossover Thrash Freaks Activator

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Thursday, September 19th, 2013

deciblog - activator photo

Activator is a relatively new four-piece from New York playing New York-styled crossover/hardcore/thrash in a New York state of mind. Their self-titled debut album was just released a couple days ago and features all the stuff 80s and 90s Lower East Side dreams were made of all lovingly caressed by a modern thrashing edge. Feel free to assault your ears with two preview tracks at the ass end of ...

Decibrity Playlist: God Is An Astronaut

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, September 19th, 2013


It's hard to believe (for me, at least) that God Is An Astronaut is already into its second decade as a band. In fact, the Irish post-rockers just dropped their seventh full-length, Origins, earlier this month. The record marks a return to Rocket Girl, which also happened to license the first album I heard from these guys, 2005's All Is Violent, All Is Bright. Pat O'Donnell (The Fountainhead) ...

STREAMING: In Solitude “Pallid Hands”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013


It might be a calculated risk on Albert Mudrian's part to feature Swedish upstarts (OK, they've been truckin' since 2002) as cover stars on the new issue of Decibel (available HERE), but looking back on previous cover icons his choices have proven, largely, correct. Though it's easy to point fingers and say, "Hey, this band on that label and they have a new album out and that's why they're on the ...

Let’s help Jason Becker

By: Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

becker flyer v11

The folks who work hard to bring you the extremely extreme each week might be cantankerous but that doesn't mean we don't look out for our fellow man. Case in point: the gifted guitarist Jason Becker, who was struck with with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which most readers know as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease is horrifying: it kills nerve cells that control muscles and eventually ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Domovoyd’s “Lamia”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Domovoyd band photo by Rainer Paananen

I have no idea what a "Domovoyd" is (presumably something in Finnish or maybe a type of mushroom), but a lamia is a creepy snake person thing, and there are some definite serpentine tendencies to their music. It coils around your cerebral cortex, then sinks its fangs right into the pleasure center and injects 200 mL of psychedelic venom straight to the source. I hear Monster Magnet's more ...

EXCLUSIVE: WARBRINGER “Hunter-Seeker” lyric video

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, videos On: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013


As you may or may not know, Californian next-gen thrashers Warbringer will be dropping album number four—IV: Empires Collapse—on Oct 29th through Century Media. The band have been on the road pretty much constantly since 2011’s Worlds Torn Asunder, and in that time have augmented their lineup with guitarist Jeff Potts and bassist Ben Mottsman, both plucked from Pittsburgh thrash crew Mantic ...

STREAMING: Inquisition “Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons” (Lyric Video)

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013


Lyric videos are a bit of a mystery. They probably started with pop music on major labels for no other reason than to have a video on Youtube for nerdballs to copy/paste into lyric sites (with typos) as a way to pump up their online cred factor. Well, folks, lyric videos have, fittingly I might add, filtered down to the underground, where voices roar, grunt, and growl. If lyric videos had a ...

INTERVIEW: Ben Ward of Orange Goblin

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Monday, September 16th, 2013


Prior to the release of 2012's A Eulogy for the Damned, the Deciblog met up with Orange Goblin and found a band that was pretty much a long-standing institution turned part-time concern. Breaking bread over a table henged with pint glasses of cider and beer, the English quartet were talking about making their first studio record for five years, riffs and inspirations and all that sort of thing. ...

In Person Aural Devastation: Author & Punisher Live

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, videos On: Monday, September 16th, 2013


Decibel has made no secret of our love for the idiosyncratic have-to-see-it-to-believe-it one-man doom behemoth Author & Punisher. And these insane videos from the band's recent performance at the Fillmore basically speak for themselves. So...further comment is probably unnecessary. The new record, Women & Children, is available here. Bonus: The Lynch-ian video for "Terrorbird" after the jump. ...