Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

Repulsion: Live Tonight!

By: Posted in: featured, repulsion, the decibel magazine tour On: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


In case the lineup of Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder and Gorguts isn't enough to convince you to attend the San Francisco stop of the Decibel Tour tonight (in which case you're crazy) there's another treat on hand: an exclusive appearance by Hall Of Fame verified legends Repulsion. Repulsion is near and dear to both our magazine and readership and have ripped at previous Decibel events like ...

Sucker For Punishment: Of Death & Cuttlefish

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


Everyone dies. Of course we all know that, we’re aware of it from an early age. Yet in metal the idea of death, actual death, not phony-baloney doom and gloom play-acting, has always been overly romanticized rather than dealt with head-on. The explanation is simple: heavy metal is still a very young subculture. Prior to a few years ago every single notable death of a major heavy metal talent ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Raw Power’s “We’re Moving”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Raw Power have long been one of the most underappreciated bands of the early crossover movement (I even did a Lazarus Pit on them a few years back). Still going after 30 years of punk fury, their 10th full-length, Tired and Furious, is about to kick everyone's ass. We have the first track for you, and it's two minutes of lethal ordnance the way it should be done. These Italians will make pizza ...

“Barf Out Riffs, Barf Out Thoughts”: The Die Choking Interview

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014


Back in January Philadelphia grind-punk all-stars Die Choking -- bassist/vocalist Paul J. Herzog (ex-Total Fucking Destruction), drummer Joshua T. Cohen (Cop Problem), guitarist Jeffrey V. Daniels (Burden) -- hit the ground running, unleashing a leveling sonic devastator in the shape of a debut self-titled digital E.P. as infectious as it is unsettling. A few weeks from now the band will open ...

Read ‘em and weep: Will Lindsay of Indian gives us his all-time on-tour reading list

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, March 24th, 2014


Chicago's Indian are presently hauling their blackhearted nihilism across the tarmac of the UK and Europe in support of the Decibel-approved From all Purity. It's a sick record from disturbed men, maybe more noisy, more off-the-chain than anything they've cut to record before, and if your record collection exists primarily to harsh your mellow (which, y'know, is a safe assumption since your ...

Dave Brockie: 1963-2014

By: Posted in: featured, RIP On: Monday, March 24th, 2014


In the late 90s, perhaps around 1998, I pulled over at a truck stop about 45 miles outside of Richmond, Virginia. I grabbed a few snacks and went to the checkout line when it occurred to me that the clerk was staring, somewhat horrified. I looked down and remembered why: my entire body was covered in fake blood and unidentifiable substances. I had spent the evening near the front row of a GWAR ...

STREAMING: Gamma Ray “Born To Fly” and “Master Of Confusion”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 24th, 2014


Power metal isn't a frequent sight on the Deciblog. For that we (kinda) apologize. There are times when powerful metal, with soaring vocals, eagle cries, and shiny battle armor rules our respective roosts. But most of the time it doesn't. Power metal, at least of the Euro variety, is, well, too Euro. We do have a soft spot for vintage Helloween, however. Which is precisely why we decided it ...

STREAMING: Insomnium “Revelation”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Friday, March 21st, 2014


"We haven't changed our style dramatically", vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen explains. "Fans can rest assured that it is still classic Insomnium. Of course there's also some new flavors here and there, and maybe it's even more diverse compared with the last album. The easy stuff is easier than before, the heavy stuff is heavier. The contrasts between the songs are probably bigger than on any ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This (or Something Like it) Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, March 21st, 2014


Apologies first off, if you go looking for this specific beer and can't find it. Consider it an example of the kinds of beers that are subject of this week's online Brewtal Truth. The topic at hand is "gypsy brewing," or if you find that term offensive, "itinerant brewing." Basically, if you're a brewer, but you don't want to actually spend all the money on equipment and a building to brew your ...

Spell Song Premiere: “Possessed By Heavy Metal”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, March 21st, 2014

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Candles?  Flowing hair?  Human bones?  Leather?  Bullet belts?  A moustache?  Song titles like “Shocker” and “Possessed by Heavy Metal”?  We all know what this leads to… Vancouver rollickers Spell used to be called Stryker, and under that earlier name the trio released an EP and a split full of trad-heavy love.  Next month, they’ve enlisted the help of Hard and Heavy ...