Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

Taking on the Internet: Interview with FunFunFunFest’s Graham Williams (Part II)

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews On: Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Earlier this month, I re-introduced you to Graham Williams, the man essentially responsible for procuring the across-the-board talent for FunFunFunFest, the annual party that's taken place in Austin each year of the past eight. Not only is Williams a prolific promoter/booker with a seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of what the hell is going on in every scene from extreme music and indie rock to ...

Decibrity Playlist: Bastard Feast

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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We have a lot of love for Bastard Feast around these parts. Adrien Begrand lauded the band's latest album, Osculum Infame, in his Sucker for Punishment column, Dan Lake interviewed the quintet earlier this summer and the Oregonians snagged a local spot opening for Carcass and company on this year's Decibel tour. Now with the group set to hit the road for a month starting tomorrow, guitarist ...

Thou’s Heathen: Studio Report Outtakes

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews On: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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In early 2013, Thou vocalist Bryan Funck sent us wonderful responses on the writing and recording of Thou's 2014 album Heathen. The issue: we only had enough space for our customary studio report and had to cherry pick details. As people begin to consider their best-of lists Heathen will doubtless be one of the albums that makes short lists. We decided to dust off Funck's responses and give them ...

STREAMING: Fides Inversa’s “Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Fides Inversa play black metal in a Primordial style, and they sure take it seriously. I mean, check out the interview below. I had to read it like three times to understand what they were talking about, and I think it basically comes down to "the devil." Still, their music is pretty rad, so not only do we have the aforementioned interview, but we have an exclusive premiere of their new album, ...

Hell’s Headbangers Takeover 1: Midnight Interview

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews On: Monday, October 27th, 2014

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Hell's Headbangers has put out some of the best records in the metal underground during the past few years and provided a platform for many worthy bands. We decided to return the favor with two weeks of blogs related to the label on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. And who better to kick it off than Midnight, who released a kick ass Flexi disc and received a feature review placement in Decibel ...

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 ...