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THEY HUNT HORSES TOO, DON’T THEY?: Free Download of Horsehunter’s “Stoned to Death”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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They make everything heavier in Australia. That's probably because gravity is stronger down there (or so I'm told). Horsehunter come from down under, and they bring some seriously slow, Sabbath/Sleep-style doom. "Stoned to Death" follows in a grand tradition of epically long songs, and it's like being between two tectonic plates at the moment of an earthquake. You can download it from the ...

Album Stream and Giveaway: Murder Junkies

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: contest, featured, free, listen On: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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Old outlaw scumfucs never die. Actually, the virtuous go first and the bad people continue along in almost cockroach fashion. They're unkillable. Case in point: Merle Allin, brother of the legendary musical outlaw GG. You might hate GG but you certainly know about him. Not only did Merle survive life with one of the craziest people to ever walk planet Earth he also survived life in his ...

Interview and Exclusive Book Excerpt: Mark Rudolph

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, interviews On: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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For more than half of Decibel’s decade-long history Mark Rudolph has been a key component of what makes the magazine special. He illustrates the lead review in each issue and has designed covers for all of Decibel’s annual specials dating back to our 100 best death metal albums special. When he isn’t busy with the magazine or his Detroit-based art business Rudolph edits and curates ...

Exclusive Album Stream: Introducing Laika’s Somnia

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, listen On: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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So, I was in Winnipeg a couple weeks ago and boy-howdy was it already cold as shit! When I was there in early November last year, there was already a disconcerting and disheartening layer of frost covering the city the morning I rolled into town and I recall snow pelting me one day when I was wandering around outside somewhere trying to get some decent cell reception. I already knew it, but there ...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Device (CA)’s “Miracle Metal”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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No, not THAT Device. This Device is from Canada, which instantly makes them 1000% cooler. Featuring noted metal scribe Kyle Harcott putting his money where his mouth is (or drumstick holding/typing hands) and a sweet space station album cover from up-and-coming designer Brandon Duncan, Device go decidedly old-school. Not just the usual touchstones like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, though; they ...

Get Sinister: Exclusive A389 Mixtape Stream/Contest!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured, free On: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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A389 Recordings is the most dangerous record label in America, period. Those who doubt it will have a tough time accounting for the 2014 A389 Digital Mixtape/Sampler, an utter beast of a collection featuring fifty-plus salvos from such sinister extreme music heavyweights such as Integrity, Bloodlet, Ringworm, Weekend Nachos, The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, and Noisem, alongside a slew ...

Not the Rough Boys Pete Townshend Was Singing About, but Still Pretty Rough

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, free, listen, videos On: Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Not that this has anything to do with that, but ever since I was a kid, one of my favourite songs has been Pete Townshend's "Rough Boys" from his 1980 solo effort, Empty Glass. And despite the fact I can usually feel vast numbers of my brain cells begging for mercy before committing honourable hari-kari, I've been known to crank the shit out of bands like Zeke, the Dwarves, Antiseen and ass-loads ...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Electric Citizen’s “Savage”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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Our own Adrien Begrand has been raving about Electric Citizen for months now (like here, for example), and since he has pretty impeccable taste (for a Canadian), I figured I would check them out – and he was right. The nice thing about this whole occult rock trend is that the bands need to have actual songs in order to stand out. Electric Citizen have those in spades. Their debut, Sateen, hits ...

Life to False Metal: Perturbator’s Dangerous Days

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, free, listen, videos On: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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Okay, Perturbator's Dangerous Days is obviously a retro 80s electro album, but it's got a giant fuckoff pentagram on the cover and robots and a woman in a sexually compromised position, and that if that isn't metal, what is? Besides, and this is the important thing, the vibe is metal. It may be synthesizer-based with dance beats, but it's dark and creepy and overwhelming and clearly influenced by ...

CONTEST: Gridlink – Win Test Pressings of Gridlink “Longhena”

By: Chris D. Posted in: contest, featured, free, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Friday, February 21st, 2014

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Decibel and Handshake, Inc. are teaming up to give away TWO (2) copies of Gridlink's new album Longhena. Why is that so cool? They're test presses. The kind the label and band get from the pressing plant to spot check for errors and other vinyl-related anomalies. So, test presses, in general, are rare birds. The collective of Decibel and Handshake, Inc. are giving you the chance to win a copy. ...