Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

Hey Everyone, Gather ‘Round for KSP’s Over-Intellectualisation of Impaled Nazarene

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Admittedly, I haven’t been an obsessive listener of Impaled Nazarene since their formation back in 1990 in the shadowy flanks of Finland’s goat brothels. However, the 2000s have had me come around to the realms of fan-dom and once they started making regular rotation at the ol' homestead, I noticed something on each of their last few albums. Now, before I ramble on, please remember that whole ...

Decibrity Playlist: Floor

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Florida may not always have the most sterling reputation, but it's produced a slew of the bands that we cover and love. For starters, consider Atheist, Hate Eternal and many Morrisound alumni. As Jason Heller detailed in our latest issue, Floor--another Sunshine State spawn--returns next week with its first new record since 2004's Dove (which was really recorded in 1994, so let's go with 2002's ...

S. A. Destroyer (Nocturnal Breed) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 21st, 2014

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** Norwegian thrashers Nocturnal Breed have been kicking it old-school for the better part of the last 15 years. Formed by guys originally associated with the black metal scene, but are now fully entrenched in the rigors of thrash, Nocturnal Breed know exactly what they're doing on new album, Napalm Nights, the group's first in almost a decade. Horns up and high tops on to S. A. Destroyer (aka ...

Darken Your April With Decembre Noir

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Finally, it's here!  I'm referring to the one weekend every year when even the brightest eyed, bushiest tailed Christian joins our cult of death for 48 hours and worships the treachery of friends, agonizing torture and public humiliation, and the brutal suffocation of a (reportedly) innocent life, just before we all pay lip service to the pagan feast day honoring the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the ...

INTERVIEW: Iron Thrones

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Back in 2010, Scion ran the "No Label Needed" contest in which the car company enabled a band to "receive insight and instruction on the music industry from music industry professionals while recording an EP at the Machine Shop" (you can read more about it here). Minnesota's Iron Thrones came away winners and proceeded to put out The Wretched Sun later that year, which we covered in our November ...

INTERVIEW: Just Dave from Portland crust kings Nux Vomica on punks, preachers and 24/7 anxiety

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Melodic death metal, crust, d-beat, black metal, doom, post-metal . . . It doesn’t really matter how you label Nux Vomica because it’s pretty much impossible to adequately describe their wayfaring sound in terms of genre alone. Yeah we went for crust in this headline, but that was more of a convenient adjective, headline shorthand, and in no way intended to be a definitive adjective. Feel ...

Change Today? Turns 30

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Pushing boundaries is taken for granted in extreme music. The review pages of Decibel are packed with bands that eschew convention in the hopes of creating something different. In the early 80s, hardcore punk and metal were ruled by dogma. T.S.O.L. was one of the standard bearers: Weathered Statues and Dance With Me were benchmarks that are revered to this day. The band began to change around ...

Interview with Thou’s Andy Gibbs and Bryan Funck

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Baton Rouge doom/sludge prolific over-achievers, Thou has returned from an almost unheard of (for them, anyway) two years of silence as far as releases are concerned with their latest and greatest full-length, Heathen. We recently sent guitarist Andy Gibbs and vocalist Bryan Funck a bunch of questions to respond to via email. It would appear they approach interviews with the same prolific depth ...

INTERVIEW: Mehdi Safa (shelsmusic)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Back in 2012, Mehdi Safa, the man behind shelsmusic, was kind enough to talk to us in detail about his label (you can read that here and here). Six months later, we interviewed Astrohenge, one of my favorite discoveries of 2012. So when we heard this week that shelsmusic had signed the London quartet, we thought we'd ask Safa to tell us more about the latest addition to his roster. II by ...

INTERVIEW: Carl Byers from Coffinworm on collaborative catharsis and hating humanity on some level

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Indianapolis' Coffinworm are essential listening for those who like their extreme metal to open up wide and drown any extant optimism in a genre non-specific swamp of sunken riffs and black metal noise ‘n’ hiss. 2010’s debut LP When All Became None was a loose-limbed doom record that was too anxious and fidgety to plant itself in the doom’s slow lane tempo-wise, and scratched around on ...