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Iris Divine Stream New Song

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, December 19th, 2014


Virginia prog-rock djentlemen Iris Divine are in the progress of releasing their second full-length record, called Karma Sown.  We say “progress” because, while the album was released digitally earlier this month at Bandcamp, the music caught some label attention and is being considered for official release.  We don’t have details for you right now (we just received this particular news ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #15: Jeremy Wagner (Take 1)

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014


When you invite a a published novelist to the shredder's studio expect a narrative. Such was the case with death metal veteran and Broken Hope founder Jeremy Wagner. Not only did Mr. Wagner visit the shredder's studio -- he provided your host with a near novella on the riffs that shaped him in chronological order. So, we'll be cataloging Mr. Wagner's lengthy sit down -- we'll just need to do it ...

THEY HUNT HORSES TOO, DON’T THEY?: Free Download of Horsehunter’s “Stoned to Death”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


They make everything heavier in Australia. That's probably because gravity is stronger down there (or so I'm told). Horsehunter come from down under, and they bring some seriously slow, Sabbath/Sleep-style doom. "Stoned to Death" follows in a grand tradition of epically long songs, and it's like being between two tectonic plates at the moment of an earthquake. You can download it from the ...

STREAMING: Outer Heaven’s “Vile Rebirth”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 15th, 2014

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Publicist guy says: "We think you'll like this -- it sounds like Coffins." So, we decide to check it out because we love Coffins. And yes, we can hear that a bit but we hear even more similarities to Mitochondrian and Decibel favorites Incantation. These are promising comparisons for extreme metal. Despite throwing out a few names to bait the hook we'll also say that Outer Heaven doesn't ...

STREAMING: Callisto “Pale Pretender”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 15th, 2014


"Pale Pretender travels heavy hearted through ominous landscapes in a world where more is not enough," says Callisto vocalist Jani Ala-Hukkala. Finns aren't the most talkative of peoples, so it stands to reason Ala-Hukkala is letting the gravity of his statement (and the "Pale Pretender") do most of the talking here, which is fine for us, 'cause "Pale Pretender" is massive. From the initial ...

STREAMING: Thulcandra “Exalted Resistance”

By: Chris D. Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Friday, December 12th, 2014


Steffen Kummerer is better known for his stupidly good guitar and vocal work in the obscenely great tech death outfit Obscura. But Kummerer has a dark side. One that harkens back to the mid-'90s, when Swedish death metal tyrants Dissection reigned the cold winds of nowhere and drank, with pure joy, night's blood with Elizabeth Bathory. For the better part of two albums, both adorned in ...

Ex-DEP Jeff Tuttle: Onward and Upward

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, December 12th, 2014


Some of us recognize Jeff Tuttle as a recent guitarist with the Dillinger Escape Plan, where he tore ears and brain matter from 2007 until 2012.  Jeff has also been active as a filmmaker (see his new-ish video for a new Child Bite song here) as he continues his musical pursuits in Old Gods and Malo Konjche.  He has launched a killer website that unifies his work in multiple media, which you can ...

Decibrity Playlist: Primordial

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, December 11th, 2014


Primordial dropped its eighth LP late last month, another stellar entry in an already impressive oeuvre. To celebrate, frontman Alan Averill (aka A.A. Nemtheanga) sent us a playlist that, as he describes, "might be something a little different." After perusing his picks, it's hard to disagree. We'll let him take it from here: "I always think too hard about lists, I think it's the rainman in me ...

Full Album Stream: NervoChaos

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014


Ah, December -- the time of the year when everyone puts out their "best of" lists and thinks about albums that will come out in summer 2015. We're just as guilty at Decibel; our annual top 40 extravaganza is probably on your nightstand. This would lead you to think that no new music comes out just weeks before the year ends. That's certainly not the case. Thanks to Greyhaze Records we are ...

Downfall of Gaia Tour Announced!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, December 5th, 2014


German/Yank quartet Downfall of Gaia have returned with their latest attack on the status quo with Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay, the band's third complete full-length.  This is a late-in-the-year offering you'll want to pay some attention, as it gathers all shades of darkness, then both pets and pummels you with it.  It's occasionally sludgy, sometimes mournful, often blackly brutal, and ...