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The Proselyte: The Deciblog Interview and Full Album Stream

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, tours On: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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Back in the day there were shiny things called songs. Albums were filled with good songs rather than two or three wankfests. Now, in the hands of the right band long songs can be potent (see: Sleep and YOB). But heavy songs that are infectious with less real estate are also a very good thing. One band doing songs right is The Proselyte from Cambridge, who mix pop with Decibel approved ...

Watch A New Video From Instrumentalists Jakob

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, videos On: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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New Zealand trio Jakob have a strong release history behind them, but they have been largely absent over the past several years due to injuries that have kept them from playing and recording.  All that is done now, and the band unveils the video for "Blind Them With Science", the lead-off track from their forthcoming Mylene Sheath release Sines (October 17 in New Zealand and Australia, October ...

STREAMING: Bludded Head’s “Reign in Bludd”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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So there's a lot of depressing music out there, much of which we cover in this magazine, but very little of it was made by someone who had stage IV melanoma. Nevada Hill did, and along with Ryan Williams, John Teague, and David Saylor, created some pretty fucked up Harvey Milk-style noise rock inspired by his harrowing experiences. Bludded Head's latest EP, Reign in Bludd (nifty title, maybe ...

Full Album Stream: Stench – Venture

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, September 29th, 2014

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It might not be "pungent" stench but plain Stench will do just fine, too. Decibel backed the initial offering from this Swedish death metal trio and we're streaming their second album Venture, available October 7 in the United States. Venture is the follow up to the debut In Putrescence, but it's been about four years since we last heard from the trio. "We have been boiling down our ...

New Encoffination Song Stream!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, September 26th, 2014

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Cemetery picnickers Encoffination rise again next month with their third full-length album, called III - Hear Me, O' Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs).  Says vocalist/string-scather Ghoat of the forthcoming set of grueling, buzzing doom:  "The concept of this record is the glorification of death: an offering to the embodiment of death's creation, and to sing the wretched hymns of death's ...

Exclusive Album Stream: Introducing Laika’s Somnia

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, listen On: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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So, I was in Winnipeg a couple weeks ago and boy-howdy was it already cold as shit! When I was there in early November last year, there was already a disconcerting and disheartening layer of frost covering the city the morning I rolled into town and I recall snow pelting me one day when I was wandering around outside somewhere trying to get some decent cell reception. I already knew it, but there ...

STREAMING: Pharaoh “The Slasher”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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"This album is a schizophrenic array of heaviness," says the Pharaoh dudes from their hometown of Somerville, New Jersey. "Musically and lyrically it gathers from a lot of our separate influences as a band yet each song is its own. We have definitely showcased growth and way more of what we can do as a heavy band and it probably isn't what people will expect. That is a good thing." Indeed, ...

Decibrity Playlist: Winterfylleth (Part 1)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Instead of rambling on about how great the new Winterfylleth album is and coming up with some clever way to introduce what Chris Naughton decided to cover in his playlist (spoiler alert: it's one of my favorites), we'll just let the guitarist/vocalist handle the intro himself: "Considering topics that would make for an interesting playlist relating to Winterfylleth led me down thought ...

Full Album Stream: Phobocosm’s Deprived

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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Dark, depressing death metal in the vein of Immolation, Incantation and Deathspell Omega? Yes, please. Montreal-based Phobocosm have been around since 2008 but a full-length album has been elusive, even if they've played with Ross Dolan and co. at festivals before. They finally made it to the studio and the resulting music is beyond heavy; it feels more like drowning than listening. Deprived ...

STREAMING: Castle Freak’s “Still Rotting”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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When a band names itself after a straight to video 1995 Stuart Gordon fright flick, you can rightfully expect some lo-fi death metal goodness, most likely with samples from horror movies. Castle Freak don't disappoint. Menacing, evil, and poorly recorded, this is some seriously quality old-school death. Their latest EP, Still Rotting, is even coming out on cassette for that extra bit of ...