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Black Metal At The Pickle Barrel: A Night With Quorthon

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured, interviews On: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

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If you spend enough time on the Internet you begin to think that most readers visit sites just to stir the proverbial shit pot. But occasionally the Web will serve up something so delightful and unexpected that it validates the whole premise of connecting the world and equipping the population with tools to allow them to take a shot at amateur journalism (and art, fiction, poetry, politics, ...

Help Helms Alee Fund Their New Album

By: shane.mehling Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

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The best high school house party of all time disguised as an experimental rock band, Helms Alee is trying to Kickstart funds so they can record, package and self-release their third album, Sleepwalking Sailors. But the ladies and dude are coming at it from a different angle -- they're selling you the pre-sale of their third album, which simply hasn't been recorded yet. Having already ...

STREAMING: Sodom “S.O.D.O.M.”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

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If you were to ask us what the acronym S.O.D.O.M. means, we'd have to be honest with you. We don't know. Storm of Death of Metal? If Sodom were Czech, it might work. Sacrifice of Dead on Mars? Maybe Giorgio Tsoukalos were involved in the song's conception, then we'd give it a 86.5% match. Or, perhaps it just is the word "sodom" capitalized and punctuated in an unconventional way. It's ...

STREAMING: Ides of Gemini’s Hexagram 7″

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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As you can tell from the giant picture there, our very own J Bennett has a band (he's the one that isn't wearing a dress)– along with drummer Kelly Johnston and Black Math Horseman's Sera Timms – and they're pretty awesome. Hell, Ghost picked them to be their sole opener on their current North American trek. Just imagine if Siouxsie Sioux had been signed to 4AD and listened to lots of Isis. ...

Uncle Acid’s Intro to Cinema

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists, videos On: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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We're less than a month out now from the release of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats' sublime psychedelic doom n' roll tour de force Mind Control, and, lord, does the tranquil-yet-oddly-sinister old school VHS clamshell-esque cover artwork suit the album's messianic death cult lyrical theme and transcendentalist sonic vibe. "The whole album reeks of VHS and low-budget exploitation so I wanted ...

Italy’s most cult: Dark Quarterer show how it’s done in 80s rehearsal footage

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Monday, April 15th, 2013

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The following home-shot recordings of cult Italian metal champs Dark Quarterer should serve as a how-to for any bands, young or old, who want to marry metal's appetite for epic derring-do and mysticism with a resolutely blue collar work ethic and run with it. You see, epic metal just doesn't magic itself epic after a couple of crude allusions to Greek mythology and Tolkien, with a saucing of ...

Adam Zaars (Tribulation) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 15th, 2013

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I’m trying to put a finger on The Formulas of Death, but I can’t. Was the intention to make an album that’s hard to fit into one easy category? Adam Zaars: No, that wasn’t the intention, but I’m not surprised to hear the question. The intention was just to create flowing music. It would have been hard not to do it in the way we did it, we just let it happen. We didn’t have an agenda ...

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Kier-La Janisse

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews, king fucking diamond On: Friday, April 12th, 2013

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Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a new twice-monthly column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors... In her exquisitely rendered, frequently disquieting, always edifying new book House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films well-respected critic, festival ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Odela Exposes its Proggy Bits

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, April 12th, 2013

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Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

North. Interviewed.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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Hmm. How did we miss this one? Did we miss this one? Was it only I who wasn't paying attention and missed it? Either way, Arizona's North has a "new" album out. It's a wall of crushing, psychedelia-tinged post-Neur-Isis mania entitled The Great Silence, though "new" is a bit of a misnomer as it was actually originally released last year. Whatever. In an industry where people are sacrificing their ...