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Holy Shit, We’re All Fucking Old!: Matt Jacobson Talks About 25 Years of Relapse (Part II)

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, interviews, listen, repulsion On: Thursday, March 5th, 2015

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Ok, this is the second part of our interview with Relapse's El Presidente, Matt Jacobson. Go here for part one from last week and a bit more of a thorough explanation about this being done in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the label, even if the last part of this half of the interview does veer off a bit into what Matt does over the course of a business day outside of Relapse. What ...

REPULSIVE MORTALS: Mortals/Repellers “Split”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Thursday, March 5th, 2015


If you like filth, boy do we have a split for you!  New York sludge/hardcore/softball aficionados Mortals and Philadelphia crust scumbags Repellers have teamed up to deliver four tracks of total nastiness straight to your face. You know why this is so fucking good? Groove, and lots of it. Both bands traffic in unpleasantness, but it's easy to headbang to. So summon your inner smoke snake demon ...

Decibrity Playlist: Ruby the Hatchet

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, March 5th, 2015

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I'd been stoked to hear the new full-length from Ruby the Hatchet ever since I saw them open for Floor in early 2014. Now that it's dropped, I've been jamming Valley of the Snake on a daily basis -- it's one of the more enjoyable "debuts" (it's the band's second record but first label release) I've heard in recent memory. So on that note, the Philadelphia quintet was kind enough to tell us ...

Streaming: Byzantine’s “The Agonies”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015


While you might hear an awful lot about society's ills in metal you don't hear about the plight of rural America too often. But the harsh realities of Appalachia provide much of the inspiration for Byzantine's take on thrash, particularly on "The Agonies," the song we're premiering today. Frontman Chris Ojeda explains: "The Agonies" is a street term for withdrawal symptoms from pain ...

Full Album Stream: Hiram-Maxim’s Self Titled LP

By: Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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It's hardly a news flash -- particularly if you read Neill Jameson's reports from his time as a record store clerk -- but physical music is either in its death throes or experiencing a painful rebirth. Whether it's A or B depends on who is involved in the conversation. Aqualamb Records is banking on the latter. The Brooklyn label, owned by two graphic designers/musicians, is releasing albums ...

STREAMING: Devathorn “Vritra”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 2nd, 2015


Eight years have passed since Greek black metallers Devathorn issued debut album, Diadema. Certainly, the trio were too busy channeling "Qliphotic" chaos to focus on music, but sometime in the last year or so they emerged from the abyss to write 11 hymns of hate. On new album, Vritra, Devathorn return! Recorded and mixed at Incorporated M. Studios and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Estonia’s Odota

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, February 27th, 2015


If you like your metal weird, ugly and awesome, please give it up for Odota, an Estonian one-man project that takes black metal and infests it with all sorts of uncomfortable sounds that will make the purists cry, "False!"  The new album Fever Marshal props up raw, blasting riffage against industrial and electronic detritus, offering a bracing listen.  We definitely wanted to know more, so we ...

Holy Shit, We’re All Fucking Old!: Matt Jacobson Talks About 25 Years of Relapse (Part I)

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, gnarly one-offs, interviews, listen, repulsion On: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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This year, Relapse Records turns 25 years old. Jesus frickin' fuck, where has the time gone?! It just seems like yesterday we were combing blurry ads and squinting our way through mail order reprints in fanzines for Suffocation and General Surgery EPs and Amorphis and Deceased full-lengths and here we are in 2015 with the label remaining at the forefront of underground extreme music. You're ...

Streaming: Sorcerer’s “Sumerian Script”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, February 26th, 2015


There's going to be a lot of alliteration today, faithful Deciblog readers. Sorcerer formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1988 and was active until 1992. But, as we've seen many times, good metal bands never die -- they just reunite. Sorcerer got back together for a one-off show at the Hammer Of Doom festival in Germany in 2010 and has been an active band since, even if a new record has been slow to ...

Video Premiere: Apocalyptica, “Cold Blood”

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Thursday, February 26th, 2015


It’s incredible to think that a band that burst on to the scene with a novel collection of Metallica covers on cello has not only managed to out together a career lasting two decades, but has built itself into an incredibly popular act. Although they’ve been an active touring band, it’s been five years since Apocalyptica has put out new music, but that’s about to change with the April ...