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Milosz Gassan & Max Furst (Morne) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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** Morne's third album, Shadows, is a best effort from our favorite funeral doom outfit from Beantown. Come to think of it they're the only funeral doom band from Boston. So unique was previous album, Asylum, we had to catch up with guitarist Milosz Gassan and bassist Max Furst to see why, in 2013, Morne are still so downbeat. Hey, the economy's starting to rev up and rent in Boston is still ...

Seeking Wisdom from Seeker

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, interviews, videos On: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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Seeker are heavy, technical, and here to eat all your stuff. Lock up your women, children, and refrigerators, and when you've done that, kneel at the feet of vocalist Bryce Lucien and prepare to receive some serious wisdom.   Here we are, on tour as we have been for the better part of the last year and a half, with our new album Unloved coming out in five weeks. To say I'm excited to ...

Listen to Mutoid Man “Scrape the Walls”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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Christ on a motherfucking crutch do we have a treat for you this morning, loyal readers: An exclusive premiere of a churning, kinetic track off what promises to be a seriously off the hook brilliant upcoming debut album from Mutoid Man, the new collaboration between Stephen Brodsky (CAVE IN) and Ben Koller (CONVERGE). We asked Brodsky for a little background info on the song -- "Scrape the ...

Interview: Mick Harris and Shane Embury recall Napalm Death’s debut Peel Session

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, September 23rd, 2013

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http://youtu.be/PfPeYD49oY8 How did Napalm Death get its first Peel Session? Shane Embury: “I joined Napalm in July ’87, so the first thing I ever did with Napalm Death was a Peel Session—even before we had played live or anything, strangely enough. At that time, the BBC would have contacted Earache and this guy Martin Nesbitt was working alongside Digby Pearson, and Martin was also ...

STREAMING: Valkyrja “Madness Redeemer”

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

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The last time we spoke with Valkyrja they were hot on the trail of releasing second album, Contamination. Since then, the Swedish black metallers have been remarkably quiet, but that's all about to change on November 11th. Why November 11th? Well, if you have your history book opened, it's the date Diocletian tried to restore the Roman Empire in 309 CE. No? That's not it? What about November ...

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

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

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Okay, I’m back for a bit. Let’s just get into it, shall we? CARCASS released Surgical Steel this week after a decade or so of relative inactivity. I’m really digging this. The front end of the record is loaded with more of the heavier songs, so some fans may find the latter half tedious, as it has more melodic songs a la Heartwork. This birdbrain thinks the whole thing is worthwhile, as ...

Get to Know Crossover Thrash Freaks Activator

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

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Activator is a relatively new four-piece from New York playing New York-styled crossover/hardcore/thrash in a New York state of mind. Their self-titled debut album was just released a couple days ago and features all the stuff 80s and 90s Lower East Side dreams were made of all lovingly caressed by a modern thrashing edge. Feel free to assault your ears with two preview tracks at the ass end of ...

Decibrity Playlist: God Is An Astronaut

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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It's hard to believe (for me, at least) that God Is An Astronaut is already into its second decade as a band. In fact, the Irish post-rockers just dropped their seventh full-length, Origins, earlier this month. The record marks a return to Rocket Girl, which also happened to license the first album I heard from these guys, 2005's All Is Violent, All Is Bright. Pat O'Donnell (The Fountainhead) ...

STREAMING: In Solitude “Pallid Hands”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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It might be a calculated risk on Albert Mudrian's part to feature Swedish upstarts (OK, they've been truckin' since 2002) as cover stars on the new issue of Decibel (available HERE), but looking back on previous cover icons his choices have proven, largely, correct. Though it's easy to point fingers and say, "Hey, this band on that label and they have a new album out and that's why they're on the ...

Let’s help Jason Becker

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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The folks who work hard to bring you the extremely extreme each week might be cantankerous but that doesn't mean we don't look out for our fellow man. Case in point: the gifted guitarist Jason Becker, who was struck with with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which most readers know as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease is horrifying: it kills nerve cells that control muscles and eventually ...