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TRACK PREMIERE: Set and Setting’s “Spiraling Uncertainties”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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It’s been shitty and raining in Los Angeles the past few days. Obviously you don’t care, since we have beautiful weather 99% of the time, but these are perfect conditions for Set and Setting. Not because Set and Setting are shitty; they aren’t. If you’re going to listen to heavy post-rock like this, it’s best to do so on an overcast, gloomy day to get the full impact. The term “set ...

An Unauthorized Guide to Maryland Deathfest XI

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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We got semi-retired punk/metal atavist Stevo do Caixão, currently of Tombstones and formerly of the legendary Impetigo, as well as Axeslasher guitarist/vocalist Professor Pizza, and metal scribe Andy O'Connor -- sadly, that's his real name -- currently of Pitchfork, Metalsucks, and Noisey, among other publications, to break down the upcoming Maryland Deathfest, debunk old myths and create new ...

STREAMING: Shining (NOR) “My Dying Drive”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, May 6th, 2013

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For a long while, Shining (SWE) and Shining (NOR) were swappable entities to the uneducated metal hoi polloi. Thankfully, they're hardly interchangeable sonically (and visually), as one's firmly razor-deep in DBM and the other is applying jazz, rock, and black into something rather undefinable---they call it 'blackjazz'---but altogether Norwegian. Guess which one we have on offer? That's right. ...

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

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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Hey there, beak geeks; it’s been a while. Your boy Waldo has been suffering from a seed allergy. The theme for this week is old-school, so let's just dig right into it, shall we? The most overlooked “tion,” IMMOLATION hit us with a new record called Kingdom of Conspiracy on Nuclear Blast. Right in time for the Decibel tour, eh? This is pretty good. I can’t really understand why ...

Interview with Death To All 2013 Frontdude Max Phelps

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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Admission of personal bias:  I think Max is awesome, because I've seen Max do Max's thing in Max's band (Exist) and Max's band is awesome.  I once described Exist's music as not metal so much as a rad jazz quartet that decided to plug in and rip it up all loud-like.  Those proggy death-flecked jams got Mr. Phelps hooked up with Cynic's Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert to augment their band for ...

Jeff Hanneman: 1964-2013

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, RIP On: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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When it comes to creativity and vision, the best of us don’t compromise. It’s easy to shift and jump on a trend to make a buck, or follow blindly when someone promises a path to success. It’s a path many of us would take. Those destined to make a mark never compromise on their vision, their integrity or their standards. They do what they want and don’t expect anything for their work, or ...

Old-School Hardcore Thursdays with AC4. This Week: Rocking with Raw Power

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, listen, uncategorized On: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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First thing you need to know is that what you're reading is being written in mid-April. Don't ask why, unless you come out to the Fear Factory/Hate Eternal tour, MDF or Chaos in Tejas; then you can ask me why. Anyhoo, if all goes the way I've planned, I will still be coming off the high of finally seeing one of my favourite bands in the history of forever live and in the flesh after almost 30 ...

Decibrity Playlist: Saint Vitus Bar

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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If you live anywhere near NYC and love extreme music, hopefully you've had a chance to check out Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. Once you find and step through the black doored entrance, not only does the front bar offer a wide variety of drafts and specials, but the back room hosts some of the best shows the city has to offer (Goatwhore played earlier this week, Nails headlines tomorrow). Once ...

Jim Van Bebber on Metal, Part 2

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews On: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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Jim Van Bebber's audacious underground masterpiece The Manson Family recently finished its first proper domestic screening run in a decade. The following is the second half of our lengthy interview with the underground director (read the first half here). In this installment: rejection in Hollywood, Philip Anselmo and modern music. ***** When did you decide to move to Los Angeles? Let ...

Listen to Pig Destroyer’s Flexi From the 100th Issue Show

By: andrew Posted in: featured, flexi disc, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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If you didn't make it out to Philly for our much-ballyhooed (BALLYHOOED, I TELL YOU) 100th Issue Show, you didn't get a free, limited-edition flexi from that evening's penultimate performers, the mighty Pig Destroyer. Silver lining: It's now streaming right here for your listening pleasure. See, even though you were too cheap and lame to be there for the show of the millennium, we extend our pity ...