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Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström (Katatonia) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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** Katatonia recently ventured through the U.S. with Cult of Luna, Intronaut, and Anciients. I sat down with old buds Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström to have a laugh, chat, talk about old shit (not transcribed), and highlight "experiment" album, Dethroned and Uncrowned. Read on Katacolyts! What was the motivation behind Dethroned and Uncrowned? Anders Nyström: It was a total experiment. We ...

Decibrity Playlist: Vattnet Viskar

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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Given that fall is about halfway over and the weather, at least on the East Coast, is getting frigid, we thought it was a good time to present our second ever season-specific playlist. While Chris Alfieri's "Song to Burn Leaves To: A New Englander's Fall Music Companion" compliments Torche's "Summer Fun" playlist quite nicely, Vattnet Viskar's debut full-length is a pretty good record to spin ...

Watch some new Imperial Triumphant footage

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, tv, videos On: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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At the Deciblog, we strive to find things for your listening pleasure. Occasionally, we can take it a step further like today with some excellent footage of the experimental black metal band Imperial Triumphant shot recently in their hometown of New York City (get past the slightly shaky start and things look better). Check out the band below and then stream their new album Goliath on ...

Sucker For Punishment: A gift from a black metal god

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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Pardon me if I’m a little distracted this morning, I just saw Slayer last night, and say what you will about Kerry and Tom heading out with a pair of hired ringers in Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph, but their all-oldies setlist warmed the cockles of this 43 year-old’s heart. No fewer than six Metal Blade-era songs, including “Captor of Sin”, which I’d waited 29 years to hear live. Three ...

SubRosa robbed of gear; fundraising page set up

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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You always hear terrible stories of hard working bands, bands who are essentially playing for gas money, having their gear stolen, but Salt Lake City doom greats SubRosa took a particularly significant hit yesterday in Sacramento while they were enroute to a show in Oakland. In addition to vandalizing the band’s tour van, thieves made off with two violins, guitars, a bass guitar, and a bag with ...

STREAMING: Phuture Doom’s “Phuture Doom”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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It was basically inevitable, wasn't it? With the accelerated crossbreeding of black metal with every possible genre and subgenre (blackgrass metal!), it was only a matter of time before someone figured out that blast beats and hardstyle beats weren't really that far off from each other. Obviously there have been a lot of black metal/industrial hybrids, but it's rare that an electronica artist ...

ALBUM PREMIERE: Convulse – “Evil Prevails”

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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One of the first prominent death metal bands to emerge From Finland, Convulse left lasting impressions with their first two albums, 1991’s World Without God and 1994’s Reflections. However, the band was unable to sustain that momentum, ultimately splitting up not long after the release of Reflections. In keeping with the recent trend of 1990s death metal bands returning for another kick at ...

Cleric Rising

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Three years after a momentum-murdering robbery, Philadelphia purveyors of sublime sonic wizardry and nightmarish soundscapes Cleric are back, hitting the road for a long-delayed tour in support of the brilliant 2010 album Regressions. (Stream it here.) But wait! There's more! This morning Decibel is honored to premiere a brand new (and aptly titled) Cleric track, "Resumption," as well as a ...

INTERVIEW: Jackson Heath of Lycus

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, November 4th, 2013

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Lycus’ debut was one of the best doom albums to leak long-form misery over 2013. A disconsolate epic, Tempest is an album that was thrown up around the desolate heart of a funeral doom sound so dense that it has its own bleak gravity hauling influences from black and death metal, drone and krautrock into its orbit. Never mind doom, Tempest was one of the best metal records of the year; ...

STREAMING: Weekend Nachos “Still”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, November 4th, 2013

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For a band that "likes" Taco Bell (and White Castle), we're pretty sure the dudes in Weekend Nachos have had their fair share of Nacho Bell Grandes. With a name such as Weekend Nachos, well, why wouldn't they? Remember when Taco Bell used to put black olives and scallions on those things? Anyway, it's not like the band is called Sunday Burritos or Weekday Churros. That nonsense being said, the ...