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Holy Shit! One Dude (Basically) Books this Whole Thing! An Interview with FunFunFunFest’s Graham Williams

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, uncategorized On: Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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The 8th FunFunFunFest kicks off next week in Austin and though it may not strictly be an extreme music fest along the lines of the usual multi-day extravaganzas featured in this space, it is one of the largest fests I'll have the opportunity to write about and still offers a shit-ton of metal and hardcore alongside the indie rock, electronic/dancey/DJ stuff and hip-hop. As well, wander around the ...

Decibrity Playlist: Skeletonwitch

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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Dustin Boltjes has a lot of reasons to be pumped right now. His band Skeletonwitch released its fifth (and possibly best) full-length, Serpents Unleashed, on Tuesday (probably the most important item on this list). The Ohio quintet just kicked off a string of tourdates alongside The Black Dahlia Murder. Oh, and he and bandmate Chance Garnette appear in the latest episode of Kids Interview ...

Metal Yoga With André Foisy #1

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured, gnarly one-offs, videos On: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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André Foisy plays guitar in Locrian and is a certified yoga instructor who teaches at Turbodog Yoga in Chicago, IL. You can find his yoga teaching schedule and more information about him on his blog. When I tour, I notice that parts of my body start to hurt once that I begin sitting in a van for extended periods and moving furniture from city to city. In my last few tours, I’ve been doing ...

Preview a live Municipal Waste track from “Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie” DVD!

By: mr ed Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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You may have noticed that Decibel hit the 100-issue mark earlier this year. You may have even heard we threw a little party to celebrate that achievement. But did you know we also filmed and it turned into a fucking movie? Yeah, you probably knew that, too. But did you know that it will finally be available on DVD this Friday, November 1st EXCLUSIVELY through the Decibel webstore? Okay, we may ...

Sucker For Punishment: And then my MIND split open

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured, uncategorized On: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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As you probably know from the endless stream of obituaries, tributes, and remembrances, Lou Reed died this past Sunday morning. Interestingly, none of the prominent metal blogs have mentioned his passing, save for the odd snarky remark about how we’ll never have a sequel to Lulu now. And it’s understandable, I suppose, because Reed's music came from a distinctly different place than heavy ...

Six Steps Toward Extreme Metal Halloween Preparedness

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, king fucking diamond, lists On: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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Halloween is this Thursday. Decibel wants you to be ready. 1. Minor Threat-aping Texas Chainsaw Massacre T-shirt The genius behind this Salad Days EP cover re-imagining... ...should start an agency with whoever came up with "Guilty of Being Dwight" pic below, stat: (Picture cribbed from the Salad Days: The D.C. Punk Revolution documentary Facebook page.) 2. Crazy Tom G. ...

STREAMING: The Golden Grass “One More Time”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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Limited edition records are kind of stupid. Every record, even Michael Jackson's Thriller, are limited. At least, that's what the late great Doug Earp (he of Wyatt Earp Records; Repulsion fans take note) said to me one day while I was buying a Cathedral Soul Sacrifice 12". And he was absolutely right. Nevertheless, labels continue to limit the number of copies available for obvious reasons. One) ...

STREAMING: Germ’s “Grief”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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The solo project of the incredibly prolific Tim Yatras (Austere, Grey Waters, ex-Nazxul, ex-Woods of Desolation, etc), Germ is, in a lot of ways, a band in disguise – which is appropriate, considering it's almost Halloween. Instead of being a sexy pirate or sexy pizza, though, this is a killer post-punk/new wave band dressed as atmospheric black metal. It's a really weird clash, but also one ...

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Demonical “King Of All”

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Dearest death-heads, please affix your finest gurn of appreciation as we welcome an exclusive stream of “King of All”, a real chunky piece of slo-mo O.S.D.M. chug taken from Demonical’s gnarly forthcoming Metal Blade LP, Darkness Unbound. As you would expect from Demonical, Darkness Unbound is one unsophisticated beast; Demonical, lest we forget, are graduates from the early ‘90s ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: From Hell “Holy War”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, videos On: Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Michigan's From Hell is the latest quality act from the Motor City. Self-described as d-beat meets thrash meets goth, From Hell's Dischange-covering-Converge-with-Boss-HM-2s-hooked-up-for-maximum-effect is right down our proverbial plate. The group's new full-length, Heresy, has been out since June, but From Hell are just now premiering---thanks to Paper+Plastick Records---the video for Heresy's ...