Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

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 ...

Decibrity Playlist: Lazer/Wulf

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Despite teases here and there, it's now been five long years since the last Irepress record (yes, I realize this is a Lazer/Wulf playlist--I'll get there next sentence, I promise). Given that the group is one of my favorite acts around, it's high praise that stumbling upon Lazer/Wulf has helped satiate my craving for new material. Not only did the Georgia trio put out one of the most eclectic ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #13: Carl Byers of Coffinworm

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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Since their debut When All Became None was released about four years ago critics have struggled to find a moniker that fits Coffinworm. Are they blackened crust? Doom punk? Blackened death? Blackened tilapia? After a while all of these phrases begin to sound a lot like the Applebee's menu so we'll settle with the trustworthy "excellent." Coffinworm's second album IV.I.VIII was released ...

Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, August 18th, 2014

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** Sólstafir have been roving the plains of Iceland for the better part of two decades. Though originally a black metal act, replete with corpsepaint, the Reykjavikians transformed into something else years later. We're not entirely sure if Sólstafir are post-metal, post-rock, or post-themselves, but whatever genre of music they fall into, they're entirely unique. No band, alive or dead, sounds ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Finland’s Edge of Haze

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 15th, 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 ...