Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

EXCLUSIVE: At the Gates’ first interview about new album

By: mr ed Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews On: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014


On Monday, Swedish death metal legends—that’s right, fucking legends—At the Gates announced that they signed to Century Media and planed to record and release their first new studio album since 1995’s landmark Slaughter of the Soul later this year. No biggie, right? Well, Decibel thought it was worth looking into a little further, so frontman and longtime dB-supporter Tomas Lindberg ...

STREAMING: Fluisteraars’ “Dromers”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Continuing the trend of posting streams from bands whose names I can't pronounce, this week we have a full album stream from Fluisteraars. Apparently it means "the whisperers" in whatever language they speak in the Netherlands. Not a hell of a lot of whispering going on to these ears, but there are definitely some nuances. Some of Immortal's epic black 'n' roll groove, some of Agalloch's ...

Beyond “Bear Claw Tavern”: Scythia Premiere “Reflections”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014


Last month Canadian epic/progressive metallers Scythia made a viral digital splash with the absurdist Pogues-meets-Dream-Theater-meets-drunken-hobbits video for the rousing anthem "Bear Claw Tavern" off the upcoming album ...Of Conquest, and now the band reveals another exclusive jam here this morning. "This track is a 'one-of-a-kind track' on the record," guitarist/vocalist Dave Khan tells ...

Album Premiere: Iron Hand “Injected Fear”

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, January 27th, 2014


Iron Hand are a crusty d-beat/hardcore band from New Haven, CT, and, courtesy of Safety Meeting Records you can stream their awesome debut 12-inch, Injected Fear right here, right now. Injected Fear is a rugged and lean 18 minutes of the sort of unpolished fury that’s probably best experienced live as it rattles around an all-dayer in some derelict basement or dive bar. Taking cues from the ...

Surly Brews Asator Viking IPA For Amon Amarth Show

By: adem Posted in: breaking newz, featured, liver failure On: Monday, January 27th, 2014

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The weather may be brutally cold when Amon Amarth, Enslaved and Skeletonwitch roll into Minneapolis on Saturday, February 8, but there will be a special strong beer, brewed specifically for this event by Surly Brewing, waiting for them. Surly is sponsoring the show at Mill City Nights and head brewer Todd Haug decided to provide an extra-special welcome for the bands (and concert attendees) with ...

Neige (Alcest) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, January 27th, 2014


** We interviewed Alcest frontman Neige for the March 2014 issue of Decibel [HERE]. The magazine interview focuses on Neige's childhood influences, working with Slowdive's Neil Halstead, and how the sea became central to the Frenchman's inner and outer calm. The remains of that interview are below. You’re kind of seen as the ex-black metaller. Or, the black metaller who won’t admit it. ...

Sucker For Punishment: Innocence, Experience, and Salad

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Friday, January 24th, 2014


Extreme metal fans complaining about the “lack of darkness” on an album with more than its share of shade have a severely skewed opinion of what constitutes “dark” music.  But that’s completely understandable. After all, when you subsist on a diet of nothing but barbecue and someone hands you a salad, you’re going to wonder just what in the hell you’ve been given. “Yo goober! ...

Streaming: Morfin drop some choice old-school death metal with “Cryostasis”

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 24th, 2014


Courtesy of FDA Rekotz, the Deciblog is proud to bring you a wee afternoon poke in the eye by way of “Cryostasis”, taken from Morfin’s debut LP, Inoculation. The album drops on Feb 21st. You can pre-order it here. Morfin will be mother’s milk to all those old-school death metal connoisseurs who get their necks in a spin at the prospect of some ye olde, swamp-stomping Florida-style ...

Original Trouble Drummer Releases Red Howes Beer

By: adem Posted in: breaking newz, featured, liver failure On: Friday, January 24th, 2014


What's the connection between craft beer and metal? We hear this question a lot. Well, specifically, we are asked this question a lot since our craft beer book, The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers, was published last November. For people who aren't necessarily into both things, it's hard to see the commonalities. On the most basic, simplistic level, it's pretty much just a shared aesthetic. ...

Stream Full EP by Sisters of… (AKA Don’t Judge a Band By Its…)

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 24th, 2014

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As a general rule, we would suggest you not listen to instrumental “post” metal.  It certainly has its occasional charms and does an admirable job drawing the aurally cautious into the integrity-crushing arms of extreme metal.  Beyond the realm of intellectual curiosity and compositional hedonism, however, this gravity well of musical talent too often grows maudlin, blindly ...