Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

STREAMING: Monster Magnet bonus track “One Dead Moon”

By: Posted in: featured, listen, tours On: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013


One of the downsides of the staggering amount of album formats these days is finding all the extra tracks. Fortunately, our friends in Hall Of Fame certified Monster Magnet (Dopes for Infinity) are sharing some of the extra goodies on their new album Last Patrol. Here's Dave Wyndorf on the bonus track "One Dead Moon," streaming below: "One Dead Moon is a break-up song, plain and simple. ...

Sucker For Punishment: Go big, or GTFO

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013


This past week I was lucky enough to have young Baltimore thrash phenoms Noisem roll through my part of the world, and while I was already an admirer of the band – Agony Defined is the best thrash album of the year – I was curious to see how their intense yet riffy brand of thrash translated live. The poor folks gathered on the floor of the club, they didn’t know what hit them. They arrived ...

EARTHLESS: “From the Ages” Track-by-Track Breakdown

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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If you haven't heard Earthless's From the Ages yet, you are missing out on the best instrumental psych jam album of the year. These guys don't NEED a vocalist; any singer would just get left behind, abandoned to float off in space forever. The members of the band were kind enough to give a track by track breakdown for us (which, admittedly, wasn't too hard, considering that there are only four ...

The Big Swim: American Sharks Tour Diary

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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Austin, Texas purveyors of kinetic riffage and uber-burly grooves American Sharks just dropped a sick self-titled debut back in September -- check out a stream here -- and are now on the road with Clutch and The Sword backing it up. Bassist/vocalist Mike Hardin checks in with this report... Saturday, Oct. 12th: Texarkana Day one. Starting the tour real strong. We played a really awesome ...

Dayal Patterson, author of Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult give us his Top 10 BM albums

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, lists On: Monday, November 11th, 2013


We're all listed out after totalling up the scores for the albums of the year and putting together our Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue. But author Dayal Patterson, a man in league with unfathomable evil, kindly dipped into his wellspring of arcane ancient darkness to muster the energy to give us one more list, a top ten to mark the unholy birth of his 2.636lb magnum opus, ...

5 Corporate Logos Gone Underground Metal By Christophe Szpajdel

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Monday, November 11th, 2013


If the name Christophe Szpajdel doesn't ring a bell you probably don't own CDs or LPs (or, you're new to underground metal; hey, we all start somewhere). 'Tis the conundrum of being the product of a digital age. Liner notes, credits, lyrics, etc. often get pushed to some dark corner of a binary folder (or completely forgotten), but that's a conversation for another rainy fall day. Belgian born ...

Dave Matrise (Jungle Rot) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, November 8th, 2013


** Hard to believe Jungle Rot's been kicking death metal's can since 1994. With seven full-lengths in their body bag---the most recent of which is this year's Terror Regime---the Cheese Staters have written the book on Midwest death. We sit down with founding member Dave Matrise via the wonders of technology (that's the Internet for you short bus folk) to discuss Terror Regime but mostly what it ...


By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, November 8th, 2013


There are all kinds of new products popping out of the woodwork in the Decibel Universe right now. You may have heard of this limited-edition 100th Issue Show: The Movie DVD that's just arrived at dB HQ. Then there's the Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue that'll be the perfect holiday gift for those hard-to-buy-for, extra-kvlt friends and family on your holiday shopping list. ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Alaska’s Nott

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, November 8th, 2013

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Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström (Katatonia) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, November 7th, 2013


** Katatonia recently ventured through the U.S. with Cult of Luna, Intronaut, and Anciients. I sat down with old buds Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström to have a laugh, chat, talk about old shit (not transcribed), and highlight "experiment" album, Dethroned and Uncrowned. Read on Katacolyts! What was the motivation behind Dethroned and Uncrowned? Anders Nyström: It was a total experiment. We ...