Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

Much Better Than a Polar Vortex. Piss Vortex Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, stupid crap, videos On: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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The band is called Piss Vortex. They hail from Copenhagen. And if I didn't feel the responsibility to inform you that they play some ferociously angry and chaotically bent grind, as you might imagine a band named Piss Vortex would, I might've just left things to those first two sentences and let you discover the caustic majesty of their colossal noise yourselves. Their self-titled, debut album ...

Q&A and Album Stream: Boddicker

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014


If you don't dig deep into the demos reviewed in our print edition you will miss many gems. Case in point: Boddicker's nasty little album Crime Upheaval, which reminded us of classics like World Downfall and Misery Index with Brujeria theatrics. Boddicker is actually the name of the villian in the original Robocop so there's another reason for intrigue. Your truly actually didn't know about ...

STREAMING: Varathron “Untrodden Corridors of Hades” + Stefan Necroabyssious interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014


** Greek black metal legends, Varathron, are readying new album, Untrodden Corridors of Hades, for the blackest of legions. We summoned our inner Hellas and ancient spirit to commanded lead Varathron sorcerer Stefan Necroabyssious to answer important questions as a preface to the streaming premiere of the entire "Untrodden Corridors of Hades" album. What was your main inspiration going into ...

Stream New 25-Minute OWL Song: “The Last Walk”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, November 14th, 2014


With all the music that comes across the Decibel desk in a month (hell, in a single week), I find it can help to stick labels on music that I want to be sure to spend time with.  Earlier this year, when Owl's Into the Absolute EP came down, I tagged it with the descriptor "weird death metal" to remind my future self why it would be worth my attention.  While that choice of description is ...

Introducing Sloths. New EP Stream? Yes. Interview? Sort of.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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Sloths is a Portland-based trio who've been described as a cross between Botch, Slint, Old Man Gloom, Shellac, Converge and NOT the 60's garage/punk band of the same name who recently reconvened in a hail of revivalism and the discovery of their old 45s going for shitloads on eBay! For these particular Sloths, a good marker is if you took the Gravity Records catalogue, fist fucked it with the ...

Decibrity Playlist: Giant Squid (Part 2)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, November 13th, 2014


Last week, we brought you the first part of Aaron John Gregory's "epic love letter to music." When he left off, Giant Squid's vocalist/guitarist was in some baby cephalopod bands (The Pedestrians and The Connection) and listening to tons of Subhumans and Citizen Fish. Now, of course, the Californians have a fantastic new record out that you can pick up here (after you finish reading his ...

Synthtracks: Contact Playlist, Part 1: Paul Lawler

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Paul Lawler

Because synthesizers are awesome, and movie soundtracks are awesome, we asked the duo of British film composer Paul Lawler and American drummer AE Pattera (Zombi/Majeure), collectively known as Contact, to put together a playlist for us with their favorite soundtrack tunes and some words on each. This week, we have Lawler's picks; check back next week for Pattera's. Not exactly metal, sure, but ...

Jürgen Bartsch (Bethlehem) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, November 10th, 2014


** Bethlehem have crafted one of the best albums of the year in Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. Strange, heavy, explorative, and dark are all adjectives to describe the group's seventh full-length. As a concept album, Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia picks up thematically where Mein Weg left off. Prepare yourself for a journey from a black, dangerous mind. Jürgen Bartsch's mind. Have you lost ...

TMaFLH Update: The Cold View

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, November 7th, 2014


Last year we featured a German drone/doom project called The Cold View, who had, at that point, recorded a five-song suite called Weeping Winter that could successfully leech all heat-potential from a newborn star and leave behind only frozen dust and brittle ash. Luckily for anyone still able to feel positive emotion after listening to Weeping Winter, The Cold View's mastermind didn't stop ...

The Other Side of the Same Coin: An Interview with Merdarahta’s Topon Das

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen, videos On: Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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For those who came late to the on-going party that is Fuck the Facts, you might not realise that some of the earliest works with the FtF brand on 'em came more from the noise side of the extreme music spectrum. And if you take into consideration that we recently dedicated an entire issue to the noisier outposts of sound, it's a safe bet that a little less musical structure and lack of overt ...