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S. Craig Zahler (Wraiths of the Broken Land; Realmbuilder) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, August 5th, 2013

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** S. Craig Zahler was part of Decibel's oral history on the illustrious rise and untimely demise of stateside metal bible, Metal Maniacs. Mr. Zahler interests, however, span more than writing reviews and making publicists fret. He's a noted author, a script writer, and singer/drummer for doomy epic metal outfit Realmbuilder. The Metal Maniacs oral history is available HERE. You were known to ...

Tales From the Metalnomicon: D. Harlan Wilson

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, August 2nd, 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... The metal-loving elite purveyors of literary insanity over at Raw Dog Screaming Press are celebrating their tenth anniversary this weekend at DogCon 2 in Columbus, Ohio. Scheduled amongst many alluring events, readings, ...

Decibel exclusive: New Malevolent Creation song!

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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It's been three years since we've heard a peep from death metal originals Malevolent Creation (with Invidious Dominion, in 2010). Decibel is lucky to get our hands and ears on a new track called "Face Your Fear." Drummer Gus Rios tells us that it's the first of many the band is writing. Stream "Face Your Fear" below and then check out a quick q and A from Rios on what we can expect soon from ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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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 ...

Subscribe to Decibel for the exclusive CARCASS flexi disc

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, flexi disc On: Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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Carcass are back, and like John McClane, they've returned with a vengeance. The forthcoming Surgical Steel is the death metal icons' first album of new material in 17 years; we delivered a glowing 9 out of 10 first-look lead review in the September issue, but that's just one of many exclusive tools of the trade coming from your friends at Decibel. In the October issue, Carcass take over the ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: The Cold View

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 2nd, 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 ...

An Interview with This is Hardcore Fest Head Honcho, Joe “Hardcore” Mckay.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, uncategorized On: Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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Next Thursday, the eighth annual This is Hardcore Festival kicks off at the Electric Factory in Decibel's spiritual hometown of Philadelphia. This year's line up is probably the most diverse and judging by what we've seen in advance to the weekend, 2013 promises to be the biggest in the fest's history. We caught up with organiser Joe "Hardcore" Mckay for a little history of, and behind the scenes ...

LIVE REVIEW: Dawnbringer

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, live reviews On: Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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It was only fitting that Dawnbringer's first NYC show was at Saint Vitus. After all, the middle stop of a three-day stint that was "the closest thing to a Dawnbringer tour that has ever happened" brought a band whose last two outstanding records have given it some well deserved recognition to a joint that has helped raise the, um, bar for metal shows in the area. Unsure when I'd ever get a ...

STREAMING: New Gigan

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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We're fans of musical nuttiness here at the Deciblog. And there's nothing nuttier -- or more impressive -- than the colossal mindfuck that is Gigan. We received an advance copy of their new album Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science (due from Willowtip on October 15 -- preorder details to be announced soon). We're happy to premiere the new track "Electro-Simulated Hallucinatory ...

STREAMING: Diamond Plate “Walking Backwards”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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Diamond Plate couldn't be more literal. In a few ways, actually. One, the band name refers to, well, a diamond plate or tread plate, as seen on truck covers, trailers, mud flaps, and restaurant floors. They're "metal," get it?! Two, when asked for a quote about the track we're premiering they said, "No click track, no editing, you are hearing the second take of the song. Enjoy!" Meaning, there's ...