Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, September 6th, 2013


Given the opportunity to write about craft beer every month in Decibel has been eye-opening. The idea that our "Brewtal Truth" column would have lasted more than four years (and counting) and even spawn a book—The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers, out in November—is pretty amazing. Now it's time to bring a little "Brewtal Truth" to the Deciblog. Each week we're featuring a different craft ...

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Akris “Row of Lights”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, September 6th, 2013


Decibel invites you to start your weekend off right with this exclusive slab of epic, filthy-yet-strangely-beguiling sludge noise perfection from Virginia's own Akris. The song, "Row of Lights," is off the band's forthcoming full-length debut on Domestic Genocide Records. For further information visit Akris' official website and/or friend them on Facebook. ...

From Hell: the Interview From Hell

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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OK, maybe not quite, though if you do this long enough chances are you'll be on both ends of hellish interviews. Thankfully, the only thing really wrong with this particular chin wag with From Hell is that it's been sitting on the back burner for a while, so it may seem more general and vague than current and specific. Like, there's no mention of the band's recent playing of D-beat hotbed, Costa ...

NFL PREVIEW 2013: Erik Rutan on the Philadelphia Eagles

By: andrew Posted in: featured, nfl 2013 On: Thursday, September 5th, 2013


So, here we are: another year, another season, a new regime. First of all, I want to say that after 14 years of the Andy Reid era, I am quite excited for a new coach. Don't get me wrong: I have nothing but the utmost respect for Andy, and I thank him for the five NFC Championship Games and the Super Bowl visit, and for changing the vibe and bringing in a winning mentality to Philly after many ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Bloody Hammers’ “At the Well of Nazareth”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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Bloody Hammers obviously have an awesome name, but that Master of Reality-style logo they have (along with the pentagram and naked chick on the cover) may make you think that they're yet another of the 70s throwback bands that Rise Above keep putting out. Nope! These guys definitely have some pretty black Sabbath running through their veins, but Spiritual Relics finds inspiration a good ...

STREAMING: Persekutor’s “Power Frost”

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Thursday, September 5th, 2013


Romanian black metal trio Persekutor’s Angels of Meth was the best album nobody heard in 2006, an anger brownie with hatred frosting. Unfortunately, a protracted legal dispute between the band and its former label Thousand Year Reich over rights to the masters has cast an official stateside release in doubt, and the only official copy is rumored to be in the “unfiled” section of ...

Metal India: An Interview With Demonstealer Records

By: Posted in: featured, interviews On: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


Metal has always been a global phenomenon. However, one of the communities we don't hear too much about outside of some fine work by filmmaker Sam Dunn is India. Decibel wanted to get a closer look at what's going on in India and how globalization and cultural shifts are shaping metal music there. We had the opportunity to talk to Sahil Makhija of Demonstealer Records to get the skinny on ...

NFL PREVIEW 2013: Gates of Slumber on the Indianapolis Colts

By: andrew Posted in: featured, nfl 2013 On: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


by Jason McCash, The Gates of Slumber So begins another campaign for an NFL club full of much history--from the greatest game ever played to housing two of the greatest QBs that ever played the game in Johnny Unitas and Peyton Manning. Many NFL records were and still are held by many players that called the Horseshoe home. This season, a new-look offense will be in play: run first and run ...

STREAMING: Felix Martin “Triangle Tune”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


There comes a point where progressive is no longer progressive. It's a step beyond. For Venezuelan guitarist Felix Martin, he's taken the six-string and transformed it into a 14-string creating what he calls "jazz metal." Now, if we're to rewind history a bit, "jazz metal" was already covered---to some degree---by Cynic, Pestilence, and Atheist. But Felix Martin adds something new to the concept. ...

Decibrity Playlist: Gorguts

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Gorguts released its long-awaited fifth album today, the band's first in over 12 years. To celebrate, vocalist/guitarist Luc Lemay decided to take a breather from death metal and reveal a little bit of his softer side, highlighting five songs/pieces of music that show the "beauty and poetry in music." Once you're done checking out Luc's picks, not only can you turn to Colored Sands for the hard ...