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INTERVIEW: Sindre Solem from Obliteration

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, December 30th, 2013

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On November 12th, Norwegian death metal atavists Obliteration finally broke their silence with Black Death Horizon, the long-awaited follow-up to their awesome 2009 LP, Nekrospalms. Where 'psalms spread the gospel of old-school death metal through riffs redolent of Autopsy et al, Black Death Horizon finds Obliteration visiting a new plane of extreme metal. Death metal, black metal, and weird ...

Top 5 Albums NOT In Our Top 40 Of 2013 List

By: Chris D. Posted in: defend your shitty taste, featured, lists On: Monday, December 30th, 2013

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** Every year we do it. Decibel assembles a list of killer albums based on a secret algorithm. This year, I wanted to add to our Top 40 list (as published HERE). Albums I felt were overlooked on our list. The artists and albums reflect my opinion only and weren't subject to the secret algorithm. NUMBER 5 Sulphur Aeon “Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide” (Imperium Productions/F.D.A. ...

Celebrate 10 years of Seventh Rule by winning all their records

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: contest, featured On: Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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What with a holiday season to service and a ten-year anniversary to celebrate, the good people of Seventh Rule Recordings have doubled down on the good cheer and offered you the chance to win their entire vinyl discography in their 10 Year Glitch Prize Package Says a dispatch from Seventh Rule's Portland HQ: "Seventh Rule has been around for 10 Years now, and its been a beautiful blur. We've ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Monument of Misanthropy’s “Entering a New State”

By: Sean Frasier Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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If I commissioned a sculptor to create a monument dedicated to the hatred of mankind, it would probably be a metalhead with hair dangling in front of its eyes, carved from black onyx and brimstone, and “Entering a New State” would be blaring in a continuous loop from a speaker tucked inside the statue’s mouth. With George Wilfinger (Raising the Veil, Disfigured Divinity, ex-Miasma) ...

Decibel’s Top 13 Most Metal Holiday Songs Ever

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, lists On: Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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Many of you might have noticed---If you listen to radio that is, but that’s another blog entirely---on Black Friday many U.S. radio stations flipped from their respective formats to Holiday. All across this great (not so great if you follow Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity with any seriousness) land of ours Adult Contemporary and Pop stations are now broadcasting Holiday music 24/7. That’s right ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Best Pecks of 2013

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

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Well, we all know that the year is winding down, so it's that pesky time for end of the year lists. These are in no PECKticular order, so, you know, these are just some of the releases that are a better than fit to line my cage with. Noisem, Agony Defined:  This is thrash played the way it was meant to be played: aggressive and energetic. These kids really know how to kick out the ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, December 20th, 2013

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As far as we're concerned, this is imperial (or Russian imperial, if you prefer) stout season. This is when it's time to bring out the big guns, the sipping beers for those dark, cold winter evenings. Dark weather demands dark beers, and these are some of the blackest out there. It's a fallacy that all dark beers are heavy, but this is one instance where it's actually true. An imperial stout is a ...

From the Shuman Vault: Nosvrolok’s Maledictum Parasytus

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, December 20th, 2013

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Years ago, a former non-Decibel coworker caught wind that I was digging into the grimy corners of the blackened underground.  This coworker – a Mr. Shuman – immediately targeted my mailbox for blast ‘n’ rasp overload.  Data CDs loaded with entire discographies of 3rd tier blasphemers with photocopied cover art, cast-off compilations, and duplicate copies of CDs from the times that he ...

He Who Laughs Last, Doesn’t Laugh With Beaten to Death

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

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As long as Oslo's Beaten to Death exists, debate will exist as to whether they're taking grindcore into uncharted waters and making the world a better place because of it, or whether they just plain suck for the same reason. Personally, their first album Xes and Strokes and newest, Dødsfest! are two of the freshest and most exciting sounding platters I've had the pleasure of experiencing in ...

Scion A/V Music(Less) Music Conference – The State of Metal Merchandising

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, December 19th, 2013

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By now, Scion A/V, the creative enterprise of Scion, which is a subsidiary of Toyota, is familiar to most metallers. Take it as a multinational sticking its cash-filled fingers into the underground's bum or as an unlikely benefactor to artists like Immolation, Arsis, Enslaved, Primordial, and countless more, the company willing to throw multi-stage music festivals for the price of pocket lint ...