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Fuck You, Canada. See You Soon.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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Back at the end of July, the Canadian government quietly enacted a piece of legislative shit that, essentially overnight, made it exponentially (and in most cases, prohibitively) more expensive for bands to tour our country. Basically, where once a band consisting of anywhere between three and fourteen members would have had to collectively pay $450 for permits to play in Canada, now bands are ...

Full Album Stream: Satanic Malfunctions

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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It's been more than 22 years since the UK hardcore act Satanic Malfunctions has released any music (Disgrace To Humanity, 1990). Decibel is proud to present a full album stream of the comeback Them, released by Selfmadegod and available for purchase here. After the stream check a quick q and a with drummer Ade. It's short and to the point -- just like their songs. When did you ...

Enter the Temple of Baal

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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This morning Decibel is proud to premiere an exquisite slab of blackened death metal off Verses of Fire, the barn burning fourth album from long-running French brutality merchants Temple of Baal. Another track from the album can be streamed after the jump. ...

Relapse Records release 26-track compilation as a free download

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, October 14th, 2013

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Relapse could probably have found a stronger name for their 2013 autumn/winter sampler than, uhh, Relapse Sampler 2013. Cast your mind back when Earache were releasing their Grindcrusher sampler series, and Peaceville had the enigmatically titled Under the Sign of the Sacred Star; that was how you named a sampler. But that was back then, and nowadays Grindcrusher is (probably) an independent ...

King Diamond (King Diamond & Mercyful Fate) Interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, October 14th, 2013

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** The following five questions with the legendary King Diamond were part of a series of interviews I set up for the XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records [click HERE for more info] boxset, for which I wrote the liner notes. Former Roadrunner Records Senior VP A&R Monte Conner facilitated the initial exchange with King via email, but King wouldn't interview over email. Not a single word. I ...

Alan Averill (Twilight of the Gods) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, October 11th, 2013

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** Back in August, Decibel premiered new Twilight of the Gods tune, "Destiny Forged in Blood." Click HERE to listen. Since then, we've imbibed heavily on debut album, Fire on the Mountain, which is the product of guys and ex-guys from Dimmu Borgir, Einherjer, Thyrfing, and, of course, Primordial saluting age-old heavy metal with a slight pagan edge. Enjoy the following chat with the ever-serious, ...

Orange Is the New Metal

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized, videos On: Friday, October 11th, 2013

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The latest closet metalhead, Jessica Pimentel, is not exactly a closet metalhead. Currently appearing in the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, she refers to herself as a “closet actress.” That's because Pimentel is well known in her native New York City for holding it down in local hardcore and metal bands, including Alekhine's Gun and Desolate. Click through for a metal playlist ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink Local!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, October 11th, 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 ...

LowCityRain Album Stream and Interview

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, October 11th, 2013

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As a music writer who’s supposed to help guide people to the most worthy holes to shove their money, time and psyches into (because spending any of those things on your own children is simply preposterous), I always worry a little bit that I’ve tumbled way too far down the rabbit hole of my own personal tastes to be useful to anyone else.  Is this death metal record actually boring as fuck, ...

More Unwound Than You Can Shake a Stick At

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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"The Unwound path crossed a lot of different scenes." - Justin Trosper "We took our music in a lot of different directions, though always staying very Unwound." Sara Lund The above quotes from Unwound guitarist/vocalist Trosper and drummer Lund basically explain and justify the appearance of the not-metal band this week on the ol' Deciblog. Unwound originally came screaming out of the ...