Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

Four Stages. Quadraphonic Sound. Eight Albums. One Band: Kong Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, videos On: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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I've been going on about Amsterdam's Kong for almost 25 years. The instrumental metal/electronic/dance-y/trance-y/industrial quartet show no sign of slowing down which, by default, means I'm not going to be able to slow down in my unwavering support for the band. And if they keep offering up killer albums like their recently released eighth album, Stern , well, that's just more deaf ears for my ...

Decibrity Playlist: Encoffination

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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As previously expressed in these pages, the concept behind the new Encoffination record is "the glorification of death: an offering to the embodiment of death’s creation, and to sing the wretched hymns of death’s omnipresence, to kneel to death’s crown as we all shall fall under death’s eventual grasp...If the last record were a tool to teach about death, this record is that creation." ...

The Deciblog Interview: Paul Di’Anno

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews On: Monday, October 20th, 2014

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"A lot has been written and said about me through the years -- most of it bad, some of it untrue." That's the opening of the 2010 Paul Di'Anno biography The Beast, which reads more like a gritty LA noir novel than a musical memoir. If you were to read the book -- a combination of the Mötley Crüe biography The Dirt and the Marquis De Sade -- you'd think avoiding Di'Anno was in your best ...

Armand Majidi (Sick of it All) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, October 20th, 2014

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** Decibel Hall of Famers Sick of it All know what it's like to persevere. They've been around longer than most of us have been alive, toiling in the unsteady waters of hardcore/punk like strongmen of the Five Burroughs. Well, the legends have returned in the shape of new album, Last Act Of Defiance. It takes the Koller brothers and the rest of Sick of it All back to the group's roots, the ...

King Parrot Fly the North American Skies!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Two years ago, Aussie weirdos King Parrot's debut full-length, Bite Your Head Off, unloaded itself on that continent.  Candlelight Records then released the album Stateside late last year, and the band of screwy-grindy-thrash-loving dudes have been flapping back and forth between land masses to support their renewed new-act status. We had a chance to ask King Parrot about everything tour ...

Satan’s Coming to North America (the Band, Not the Dude)

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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Starting tomorrow, rejuvenated NWOBHM heroes, Satan make a return to North America for a series of tour dates that haphazardly criss-crosses the continent over the course of the next couple of weeks in support of their new live album, Live Sentence. Recorded on their first and only tour of the colonies last year in support of their 2013 comeback album, Life Sentence, Live Sentence encapsulates a ...

Decibrity Playlist: Obituary

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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When Obituary returned in 2005 with Frozen In Time--at that point, its first album in eight years--Decibel was still in its infancy. Fast forward to today, and we're about to throw two tenth anniversary shows on Saturday night while the death metal legends are about to drop their ninth studio effort, the long-time coming Inked In Blood, later this month. Even though they won't be in NYC this ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio # 14: Skeletonwitch

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Here at the shredder's studio we usually have one chair in the virtual office. Today, we need to pull up two. Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick agreed to spend some time with us and walk us through their many influences. Please welcome the dual shredders of Skeletonwitch to the shredder's studio, our 14th episode! Even better, you can witness the shredding in person this fall. Skeletonwitch has ...

Interview: Crucifixion BR

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: interviews, uncategorized, videos On: Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Brazil’s Crucifixion BR recently signed a deal with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions to release their debut full-length Destroying the Fucking Disciples of Christ. The Deciblog emailed with drummer Juliana Novo (aka DarkMoon) and singer/guitarist Marcio Guterres (aka Lord Grave War) to learn about all things heavy south of the equator. Tell us a bit about how, when, and where Crucifixion ...

Ride Wormwood’s Doom Trip: “I’d Rather Die”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Next week, Magic Bullet Records will force-feed us new bone-scraping sludge from Wormwood, a project dredged from the minds of Doomriders vets Chris Pupecki and Chris Bevilacqua.  Born out of a need for yet-unexplored heaviness, Wormwood have retched out 20 minutes of crusty crush that are sure to nod some heads. Check out third track "I'd Rather Die" here and find out what Pupecki has to ...