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A389 Eleventh Anniversary Bash This Week!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, listen, videos On: Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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You know how we at Decibel go all batshit for just about everything Baltimore label A389 releases?  The name Noisem mean anything to you?  Full of Hell?  Ilsa?  Yeah. Last year, we got our lazy asses out for the label's 10th anniversary bash, including three days and multiple venues of high-quality mash-ups of death metal, doom, hardcore and noise.  This year, many of those extremely ...

TMaFLH Update: Foul Spirits

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 2nd, 2015

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A little more than a year ago, we got in touch with a Kent, Ohio quartet called Foul Spirits who delivered some slimy sludge-death with an EP called Live in Fear.  Now the boys have finished recording their full-length album, called Volatile Versatile, and if you're interested in the kind of redlined destruction offered by bands like Gaza and Black Sheep Wall, you should totally dig the ...

NEW YEAR’S EVIL: Best Bandcamp Finds from 2014

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

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It's been a while since I've recommended awesomeness available on the Bandcamp download service, and since a draconian new VAT policy goes into effect in Europe on January 1, this might be your last chance to grab some of these before shit gets wonky. Here's a random assortment of awesome downloadable metal so you can ring in the new year with a shotgun blast. Olde - I You know the ...

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 ...