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Go…Direct to Video: Andrew Bonazelli Speaks

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into your favorite online bookseller... DTV -- the excellent rock 'em, sock 'em ode to the heyday of 80s larger-than-life action film excess and its absurdist/dehumanizing aftermath from Decibel Managing Editor & novelist Andrew Bonazelli -- is back in a brand new edition, complete with its appropriately insane soundtrack. Here's the ...

STREAMING: Grim Legion’s Unholy Resurrection

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014


We love death metal around these parts. We're also big fans of Evoken. So we were pretty stoked when we heard that Evoken frontman John Paradiso and his cohorts in New Jersey's Grim Legion were finally set to release their debut full-length. The album doesn't drop until next week (March 18th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions to be specific), but since it's taken over 20 years to get to ...

Full Album Stream/Interview: Dead Conspiracy

By: Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014


Old death metal dudes never go away for good. They just do one (or all) of the following: reform; work on a reissue of their out-of-print material; write new songs or join a new Six Feet Under or Malevolent Creation lineup. For Portland death metal OG's Dead Conspiracy it's three out of four. They'll reissue all of the 1980s material (some of it lost) on vinyl along with a new song "Rites of ...

Sucker For Punishment: Bring Forth the Hammers

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014


What stuck out to me immediately upon hearing Conan’s album Monnos two years ago was not only how dense, how pulverizing the Liverpool trio’s brand of doom is, but how blunt it is. It’s the metal equivalent of Lothar of the Hill People. The term “caveman doom” has been bandied about in attempts to describe the sound, and indeed that term is quite apt, as Conan strips away all nuance ...

STREAMING: The Wounded Kings’ “Consolamentum”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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You guys realize that we are in a renaissance for doom metal right now, right? So much excellent heaviness out there. Maybe it's because everything sucks just like it did back in the 70s. I don't know, I'm not an historian. I do, however,  know quality when I hear it, especially when it's as attached to something as overwhelming as The Wounded Kings' latest. Epically slow and atmospheric, with ...

Goodbye Cruel World!!! (And Hello Fine Arts!?!)

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014


A couple months back we premiered a new Backstabbers Inc track and now, with barely time enough for a gasp between, guitarist/vocalist Matt Serven is prepping Bury Me in a Hole in the Ground, the super limited double cassette from his digital hardcore side project GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD!!! We've got an exclusive stream of the track "Condolence Card" below, which should help whet your appetite ...

UK grinders Human Cull talk tribalism, bleak anger and “Stillborn Nation”

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, March 10th, 2014


English grind trio Human Cull don't look to reinvent the wheel each and every time they step into the practice space. They are way more interested in trying to split the atom with bass, drums and throat. Originally formed under the name Gran Toucher, they soon got serious in 2011, became Human Cull, and focused their energy on 40-second salvos of grindcore v2.0. They play fast, second gen grind; ...

STREAMING: Entartung “Peccata Mortalia”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 10th, 2014

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Only a mere month ago German black metallers Entartung featured a track (HERE) on the Deciblog. Spirits were crushed, churches were defiled, and minds were corrupted. Now, the time has come for Entartung to unfurl the great fear that is Peccata Mortalia. Normally we laugh at our own hyperbole, but Peccata Mortalia is, like other W.T.C. acts in Valkyjra and Tortorum, an album of remarkably ...

JB Christoffersson (Grand Magus) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, March 7th, 2014


** It's not secret dBHQ gets excited when we hear Swedes Grand Magus have a new album at the ready. So, when the Stockholm-based trio Grand Magus announced Triumph and Power as their new full-length our Malevolent Creation sweat pants bulged a bit. The following is the full conversation between Decibel and Grand Magus beardman/ass-kicker JB Christoffersson. If you're still into reading words on ...

KILLING IS MY BUSINESS: Booking Agents Nathan Carson & Dave Shapiro

By: Etan Rosenbloom Posted in: featured, killing is my business On: Friday, March 7th, 2014


If ever you’ve set up a tour for your band, you know what a logistical nightmare it can be just to make sure your bandmates actually show up to the van, let alone finding venues willing to book you and somehow breaking even each night. Imagine doing that shit. This is the domain of the booking agent, the air traffic controllers of the touring world. I interviewed Nanotear Booking’s Nathan ...