Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

Streaming: Monolith’s “Caravan”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Gore House Productions is known for their embrace of some of the most depraved death metal on the planet. The bulk of their catalog would be considered NSFW. But gore-hound-in-chief Carlos Matt is launching a sister label called Funeral Noise Records that aims to embrace different and, dare we say, more accessible metal. Decibel got a sneak peek of this new direction with a track from ...

VALLEY OF THE DAMNED: Wells Valley’s “Matter As Regent”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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We don't hear much about Portuguese metal, but pissed off dudes make pissed off music no matter the geographic location. Wells Valley may not have the most threatening name, but their Gojira-style post-metal sure feels intense. These six tracks will crush you in their powerful grip, leaving nothing but devastation behind. Check them out below. ***Matter As Regent comes out February 7 on ...

BURIED ALIVE IN BLACK METAL: Vivus Humare’s “Einkehr”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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My friend and I spent a while trying to figure out what "Vivus Humare" means in Latin, and the best we could come up with was that it was a clumsy translation of "buried alive." Whatever, though – bad Latin is one of the universal constants amongst metal bands, no matter where they're from. This particular quartet hails from Germany, and their black metal resides in the coldest environs of the ...

Streaming: Imperial Triumphant’s “Dead Heaven”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, January 26th, 2015

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The East Coast is about to get hit with a snowstorm of apocalyptic proportions in the next 24 hours or so. Could there be better timing to debut "Dead Heaven," the first track off Abyssal Gods, the second album from the urban black metal band Imperial Triumphant? Here's what we're hearing: “Abyssal Gods focuses on the darkness of human existence and the weight of life in New York City. ...

Devin Townsend Interview: Part 3

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Over the past two weeks, we gave Mr. Townsend some blog space to explain his straining relationship with new metal and the direction he envisions for himself.  Today, we have the opportunity to find out which professional avenues the pop-progger absolutely refuses to follow.  Townsend also laments the problems of a repetitive lifestyle and the copy-of-a-copy types of art it tends to create, ...

Griever’s Love is on the Rocks

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Next month sees the release of Griever's debut full-length, Our Love is Different. Set to be issued by the awesome folk(s) at Vitriol (in addition to that awesomeness, let's not forget about the label's sympathetic side as it deigned to release this bit of un-spellchecked wisdom), Our Love is Different follows on the heels of the San Diego band's Inferior EP, a triple-band split release with VYGR ...

Streaming: Wolfpack 44 with Jinx Dawson

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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Decibel is stoked to premiere “To The Devil...A Daughter,” a track from the debut Wolfpack 44 album The Scourge, featuring additional vocals from Jinx Dawson, frontwoman of the legendary occult band Coven. Coven also released a version of the song on their latest album Jinx (Nevoc Music). Dawson wrote the lyrics, and Wolfpack 44 guitarist Ricktor Ravensbrück wrote and played all the ...

Track Premiere: VON, “Rise of the Ancients”

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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Seminal American black metal band VON has been very active ever since reuniting in 2010, following an 18-year absence. If you know your USBM, you’ll know that a pair of full-length albums, 2012’s Satanic Blood and 2013’s Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves, and you should know that there’s plenty more on the way. Not only is the full-length album Dark Gods: Birth of the Architects due in ...

LAVA IT OR LEAVE IT: Brothers of the Sonic Cloth’s “Lava”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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Look at those three up there. That's like 1000 combined years of grizzled. Fronted by Tad Doyle of the legendary TAD, a dude who's only gotten heavier as he's gotten older (sonically, that is), alongside scene veterans Peggy Doyle and Dave French, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth are heavier than a really heavy thing. Their debut was mixed by Billy Anderson, of course. With seven tracks of sludge and ...

Devin Townsend Interview: Part 2

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 16th, 2015

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When the Devin Townsend Project played their string of dates with Animals As Leaders a month ago, it was clear the show was not the Hevy Devy indulge-fest that the band's past headlining shows have been.  Conspicuously absent was the pre-show Ziltoid Radio craziness that have accompanied Townsend's stage show for a few years.  Townsend worked hard to engage the crowd in his version of a metal ...