Archive for the ‘gnarly one-offs’ Category

Gospel of the Witches – Kickstarter Campaign Final Days

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Gospel of the Witches is a new project of Karyn Crisis (Crisis), Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath), Ross Dolan (Immolation), Danny Walker (Intronaut). If the lineup wasn't cool enough, the musical statement -- made by Ephel Duath's Tiso -- is quite something else. Check out Crisis's explanation of the project. Says Crisis: "The album is a bold statement and an epic, unabashedly emotional work of ...

It’s About Time: Playing Enemy’s I Was Your City Issued on Vinyl

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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This bit of news may be a week or two old, but considering the connection to the Decibel family and that this album is one of the unsung, unheralded, un-everything albums of the 2000's that you probably don't own but should, we felt it merited some more mention. Here are a few informational snippets from the official Earsplit PR press release: "Newly-launched, Detroit-based Corpse Flower ...

Justin Foley (The Austerity Program) Pontificates on the 7″ and Noise Rock

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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By Justin Foley, DOWNLOAD THE SONGS HERE The Golden Era of American Independent Noise Rock (GEAINR) was the early to mid 1990s and the GEAINR Golden Format (GEAINRGF) was the 7”. At the time, putting out a 7” was a potentially quick and cheap way for a band to get people interested in their music or maybe to keep appetites whetted between full-length releases. (Today, 7”s are about ...

How To Build A Successful Metal Band Without Wrecking Your Life

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Many of our readers are aspiring musicians or already recording and touring. But the music business is a dicey proposition in today's world: record royalties are a rarity, and touring is necessary if you want to make a living. How can you be a metal musician and not wreck your adult life in the process? In the past, musicians had to learn the hard way or just went back to the hardware store ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: The Next Generation

By: adem Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, liver failure, stupid crap On: Friday, March 28th, 2014

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We'll get the self-congratulatory crap out of the way right up front. We've been writing about craft beer in America's only monthly extreme music magazine since 2009. No one else was writing about beer and metal at the time. So, we'll go ahead and plant the we-were-there-first flag in that one. But, if you've been following along, you've probably noticed that we are no longer the ONLY media ...

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. ...

Check out DECIBEL’s special Valentine’s Day gift!

By: mr ed Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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  Valentine's Day is TOMORROW, people. We know you've made a reservation for you and your teddy bear in the garage, catered by whatever hasn't started to reek in the fridge, but what will you guys make small talk about before you take things to the bedroom? As always, Decibel has the answer. Subscribe to the world's premier extreme music magazine by 3 p.m. on Friday and you'll ...

Do your best Bolt Thrower, win a limited Bolt Thrower LP

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: contest, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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Our friends at Century Media records recently unveiled something incredibly cool: a limited 500-run vinyl pressing of Bolt Thrower's War Master. Here's how they describe it: Pressed in a double gatefold format, this special War Master reissue features three sides of "blood-drenched" hymns on red/silver splattered white wax with side 4 being an exclusive etching. The packaging also includes: ...

Hollywood Babylon: Paul Masvidal’s Life in LA

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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Few people have a professional circle that includes Chris Barnes and Alex Webster, sexy pop starlet Terri Nunn and global film star Jim Carrey. One of them is Decibel Hall Of Fame inductee Paul Masvidal (enshrined with his Cynic bandmates for Focus). When Cynic fell apart in the mid-90s, Masvidal relocated to Los Angeles, where he has steadily built a career that includes songwriting, studio work ...

Professor Death Metal Strikes Back

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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Not long ago we introduced you to Concordia University professor/extreme music lifer Vivek Venkatesh. Today the man we affectionately call "Professor Death Metal" graciously gives us a sneak peak at "From Pride to Prejudice to Shame: Multiple Facets of the Black Metal Scene within and without Online Environments," a chapter he co-authored with professor Jeff Podoshen, journalist David Perri and ...