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Systems Re-Overloaded: Exclusive Integrity Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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A couple months back I was honored to usher the legendary 1995 Integrity album Systems Overload into the Decibel Hall of Fame and now, on the eve of a hell-freezes-over reunion at the A389 Recordings ten-year anniversary Bash in Baltimore, comes a new track from the Systems era line-up. Enjoy an exclusive stream of "7th Revelation: Beyond The Realm Of The VVitch" below then get ready to fight ...

Metal Noam: Heavy Music + Heavy Politics = Killer EP

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Just as there are many roads that lead to metal (adolescent anger, an ear for complex music, etc.), there are multiple avenues by which a curious mind might encounter Noam Chomsky, one of our era's great-thinking heavy hitters.  Students of linguistic theory will certainly encounter his work, which in the middle of the last century incited something of a revolution in our understanding of the ...

DECIBREW on Tap at TRVE Brewing Co. This Friday!

By: adem Posted in: breaking newz, featured, liver failure On: Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Since our Brewtal Truth column first appeared in Decibel nearly five years ago, it was inevitable that this day would one day come. All we needed was to find the perfect partner, and when we learned about Denver's TRVE Brewing Co. in 2012, we knew that they were it. So, after many bestial sacrifices, summonings, invocations and, uh, some really intense fermentation, we present the Decibrew, the ...

At War With Sooners: Behind the Okie Baphomet Lawsuit

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: breaking newz, featured, interviews On: Monday, January 13th, 2014

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We weren't surprised to find out that one of the people involved with efforts to place a gigantic Baphomet statue on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is connected with extreme metal. I guess we're just happy that they are pursuing their goals through civil discourse rather than pulling a Burzum. Brian Werner is a High Priest in the Satanic Temple, based in New York. He's also the vocalist of Vital ...

Top 5 Worst Motörhead Albums

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister is a living legend. An untouchable icon. But Lemmy and his Motörheads didn't always have ace albums. In fact, across Motörhead's storied--we're talking almost four decades--career, the monoliths of metal have had some real stinkers. While we implore you to check out Lemmy in our February 2014 issue (click HERE) we're also calling out Motörhead at the bottom of their ...

STREAMING: The Unguided “Carnal Genesis”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 10th, 2014

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The Unguided's previous album, Hell Frost, was the product of ex-Sonic Syndicate members Richard and Roger Sjunnesson venturing away from the sway of record companies and their malignant henchmen. Meeting favorable reviews--largely in Europe--The Unguided took off, pulling the sounds of Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, and Scar Symmetry and making them distinct and memorable. Some three years ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, January 10th, 2014

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In our latest Brewtal Truth column in the February issue of Decibel, we queried Magrudergrind guitarist RJ Ober about his job working as a sales manager for Victory Brewing. One of the things he mentioned, which was left out due to space constraints, is the fact that he had the honor of naming the brewery's new double IPA, DirtWolf. Sounds kinda metal, huh? It's actually a reference to the fact ...

From the Shuman Vault: Sweden’s (defunct) Necroplasma

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 10th, 2014

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In the interest of spangling your frost-still hibernation cave with the bloodiest of icicles this winter, we bring your attention to yet another bleak polar vortex that should scratch your hate-itch just fine. Starting in 1996, Swedish spike-sporters Necroplasma vomited forth a steady stream of demos, splits and a pair of full-length records, all of which espoused the orthodox blast-n-churn of ...

Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop: Biipiigwan Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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Ontario's Biipiigwan is a quizzical beast of a band. From their moniker and line-up's open-door policy to their sound and members being spread out across this humongous province of ours, questions pertaining to how, why, where and who usually abound when the band is the topic of conversation. The driving force behind this ...

At War With Sooners: Thoughts On The Okie Baphomet

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: breaking newz, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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The day Christians have long feared, the day that would part the Heavens and kick-start the apocalypse, is upon us. In the unsuspecting locale of Oklahoma City, a group of enterprising Satanists is working (not via hex or spell, mind you, but the legitimate channels of public policy) to place a gigantic statue of Baphomet on the Capitol grounds. Their seven-foot version -- which includes several ...