Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

STREAMING: Krieg “Order of the Solitary Road”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, August 1st, 2014

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Krieg's new album, Transient, is killer. It's a logical step after The Isolationist with a few surprises. No, Krieg braintrust Imperial (aka "record store" guy, Neill Jameson, aka Imperial) hasn't injected his USBM crown with EDM beats (or light show) or Juggalo culture aesthetics. He's simply taken Krieg and its music to the next logical place. Further down the rat hole of desperation, ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Texas’s Giant of the Mountain

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 1st, 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 ...

Decibrity Playlist: Mutilation Rites

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Mutilation Rites' last record, Empyrean, landed on our top 40 records of 2012. To these ears, however, the group's new LP tops that effort and so we've been playing it on a near daily basis since it dropped last week (Daniel Lake also streamed the whole thing here earlier this month). Since the Brooklynites just finished up an East Coast jaunt, we figured we'd check in with bassist Ryan Jones ...

STREAMING: Bastard Of The Skies and Grimpen Mire

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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For your streaming pleasure this Wednesday, the Deciblog presents a British sludge noise vs. doom knife fight courtesy of the Bastard of The Skies and Grimpen Mire joint LP from Future Noise Recordings. Bastard Of The Skies, last heard from two years ago on their LP Tarnation, do their damage via monster riffs touched with attitude. Grimpen Mire has just three songs on their side of the split ...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Device (CA)’s “Miracle Metal”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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No, not THAT Device. This Device is from Canada, which instantly makes them 1000% cooler. Featuring noted metal scribe Kyle Harcott putting his money where his mouth is (or drumstick holding/typing hands) and a sweet space station album cover from up-and-coming designer Brandon Duncan, Device go decidedly old-school. Not just the usual touchstones like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, though; they ...

Bad Mojo: Death Curse Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Monday, July 28th, 2014

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So...here's one of those times when you actually can go ahead and judge an album by its cover: Friday the 13th obsessives Death Curse play nasty, fuzzy, stripped down death n' roll and the band isn't really isn't inclined to do fuck-all to pretty it up for anyone outside the horror metal cult. We've got an exclusive track from the upcoming debut on Razorback Records later this year. Get ...

STREAMING: Saturn “So, You Have Chosen Death”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, July 25th, 2014

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Retro is cool. Retro is where the girls are at. Retro is where the dollars are at. If you're retro, you've got it made. Unless you're in the business of retro heavy metal. Then, you just get the girls. Just ask Swedes Saturn. With just a few strums of their throwback axes and bygone haircuts, they hook in the ladies. Actually, we have no idea about their womanizing abilities. But we do know the ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack (NOISE Edition II): Christopher S. Feltner

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, July 25th, 2014

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It’s been a good month for celebrating the noisier side of the extremely extreme.  All good things must end… though it’s hard to believe that we won’t be revisiting gritty, shadowy, unfettered sound in the future, if only here on the Deciblog. To round out the month of noise, we spoke to Virginia-based Christopher S. Feltner about his own journey through recordings and performance.  ...

Decibrity Playlist: Misery Index

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Misery Index is no stranger to these playlists. In fact, we were in the midst of winter 2013 when bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton regaled us with "bleak tunes that recall those snowbound blizzards from yesteryear." This time around, guitarist Mark Kloeppel went in a totally different direction to get you in the know about "hard" jams. We'll let him take things from here: "'Hard' is a special ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Kaine’s “The Wanderer”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Their name is Kaine and the song is called "The Wanderer," so the nerd in me wants to say that this UK band named themselves after the  classic TV series Kung Fu – but their name is spelled differently and also they look like they are about 16 and oh God I'm old. Anyway, there's some serious classic metal thunder going on here. Young or not, Kaine have clearly studied under the Masters of the ...