Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

All Your Heroes Dead? Grind to the UK’s Oblivionized and Razoreater

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, videos On: Friday, September 12th, 2014

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We at Decibel Magazine wish to apologize for not doing enough to support the development and dissemination of grind.  By including occasional articles about other forms of heavy music, some of which include discernible tempos and recognizably human vocals, we have polluted the "scene" (which died 15 years ago, though our anger about it keeps us grinding on anyway) and betrayed our rotten souls ...

Niklas Stålvind (Wolf) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Wolf = heavy metal. Leather, beer, whiskey, spikes, chainsaws, and greasy, long hair. Since the beginning of time Wolf has laid waste to posers (and poseurs) and pretenders, bands and forum-junkies too easy to extol the virtues of some C-level band no one has ever cared about except some A&R guy at CBS who is now flipping breakfast burritos at McDowell's on Main Street. The Swedes have a new ...

Getcho’ Nerd On: Deconstructing Sequence

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists, videos On: Friday, September 5th, 2014

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UK time travelers Deconstructing Sequence have recorded a new 2-song EP called Access Code, amounting to more than 16 minutes of new music.  Yeah, that doesn't really sound like a lot, but the futuristic mech-out violence metes out a very high quality to make up for the relatively low quantity.  They pack as much music into these tunes as a doom band can fit into eight hours, so we're not ...

Duo Me All Night Long: An Interview with Fossils

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, tours, videos On: Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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Denmark's Fossils are another impressive addition to the growing collection of killer two-man bands currently forming in the shadow of the continued absence of Lightning Bolt and the acceptance of the reality that the price of gas is never going to drop below $3 per gallon anywhere other than Indian reservations and south Texas. The duo of Tornby (bass) and Silkjaer (drums) has a new album called ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Dawn of a Dark Age

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

INTERVIEW: Pit Full Of Shit

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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If you've been to shows around the NYC area--particularly at The Acheron or Saint Vitus Bar, both in Brooklyn--then chances are you've seen Frank Huang. More often than not, he's armed with at least one video camera to capture that night's show for everyone else's viewing pleasure. After noticing him time after time at gigs, we finally caught up with the man himself about his work, his life and ...

Rise to Snarl Again: English Dogs Q&A

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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When the classic line-up of UK crossover heroes English Dogs reconvened for a raucous U.S. tour a few years back enthusiasm went straight through the squat roof. And yet a rumored new album, even the band's most ardent fans would likely admit, seemed a much dicier prospect. After all, the 2011 jaunt focused on To the Ends of the Earth and Forward Into Battle -- releases that dropped in ...

Pardon, Please: The Deciblog Interview With Lord Worm

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, The Decibel Study Hall of Fame On: Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Dan Greening -- alias Lord Worm -- is one of the few true mavericks in death metal. Worm is best known for his work with Cryptopsy; Decibel Hall Of Fame inductee None So Vile and potential inductee Blasphemy Made Flesh are genre classics. Worm's work with Cryptopsy is inimitable; his lyrics are crazed poetry as notable for their humor, wordplay and puns as for their over-the-top violence. ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: France’s Father Merrin

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

When There’s No More Beer in Hell: Cross Examination Returns with Dawn of the Dude

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, liver failure On: Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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This almost didn't happen. By 'this,' we mean the interview portion of our announcing the return-of-sorts of St. Louis' Cross Examination to the world of playing crossover thrash while balancing tens of beers on their livers. The quintet, after about six years of silence, has a new 7" out and available as of last month and recently just completed a run out west. You can stream Dawn of the Dude's ...