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STREAMING: Hyrrokkin’s “Anacoluthon”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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Kind of funny that the captcha when I downloaded Hyrrokkin's Pristine Origin was "guitar player." This power trio definitely has one of those, and he makes all sorts of crazy noises with his instrument. As does everyone else. A saxophone even shows up at one point. A little bit of Dysrhythmia, a little bit of Animals As Leaders, a little bit of Sonny Sharrock. If you're into weird heavy ...

Punk Is Dead…Is Alive

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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The above flyer for Punk Is Dead 2013 sufficiently testifies to the potential awesomeness of the inaugural edition of the upcoming Lancaster, California confab, but we decided to dig a little deeper anyway and asked organizer Zack Barrera about the vision behind his self-described "truly underground, DIY festival." Talk to me a little bit about the origins of Punk is Dead Fest. There were ...

John Dyer Baizley of Baroness on five life-changing album covers

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, lists On: Monday, July 29th, 2013

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"I could go on all day about Pink Floyd record covers," says Baroness frontman/guitarist John Dyer Baizley. "I could go on all day about Neurosis record covers or Converge—Jacob Bannon is another great album cover artist." He really could. But we're mean and we need five to compile an easily digestible list of cover art, all of which are of life-changing importance for Baizley. His artwork ...

STREAMING: Gorguts “Colored Sands”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, July 29th, 2013

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Spoiler alert! The new Gorguts album, Colored Sands, rules. But you knew that already. The band that put Canadian death metal on the map---with Considered Dead and Erosion of Sanity---and then sent death metal into fits of spiral rage on 1998's Obscura and 2001's From Wisdom to Hate have returned, with class, chops, and curveballs intact. What's funny is that few liked the "new" Gorguts in the ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Monday, July 29th, 2013

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The dog days of August are certainly here, and boy howdy, there’s at least ONE release that I’m super-stoked on. Let’s get into it, shall we? The masters of Gore Metal are back at it. EXHUMED release Necrocracy, and this thing rips. This gore-soaked platter has grooves, blasts, hooks and, well, plenty of gore. At times, this record is downright catchy and doesn’t suffer from any loss ...

STREAMING: Fyrnask “Vigil”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, July 29th, 2013

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As summer reaches her cruel arms into August (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), the days elongate (not scientifically), the sun burns hotter, and time stands still. The Dog Star blazes the night sky. These are, my friends, Canicular Days. But what if long-dead winter---his biting cold and piercing winds---suddenly came into view. A brief respite from dogs going mad and seas boiling over. ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, July 26th, 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 ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Montreal’s The Unconscious Mind

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, July 26th, 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 ...

Spirits of the Dead: The Deadly Spiritual Interview

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized On: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Hailing from Oslo, Spirits of the Dead ignited an incense-scented dookie stick firestorm of praise and wonder with their 2011 second album, The Great God Pan (their debut was self-titled and from two years earlier). Best pegged as a effusive mixture of psychedelic, folk and stoner rock, said album had critics and fans from the world of the "enhanced listening experience" spilling bong water all ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Beneath Oblivion “The Atomic Mother”

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, videos On: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Beneath Oblivion put out a monster of a record back in 2011 in the form of From Man To Dust. As our own Shane Mehling--never one to sugar coat things--once explained on this very site, "[r]arely do you hear a doom band so good at integrating other influences, from folk to death metal to experimental samples, while being so fucking good at also playing doom." A testament to the album's ...