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Let Abazagorath Rekindle Your Spirit of Hate For Mankind

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

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New Jersey-based brazen black metallers Abazagorath have sprinkled the last six or seven years with splits and an EP, but October 7th of this year will see the release of their first album in ten years.  What does the band have in store for you on their nearly-dawned The Satanic Verses?  How do you feel about losing limbs, face flesh and copious amounts of blood from your neck?  Abazagorath ...

Decibrity Playlist: Hark

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists, uncategorized On: Thursday, September 18th, 2014


Our Managing Editor and I share a fondness for many bands, but if I'm remembering correctly, he was responsible for introducing me to one in particular via his review of The Ruin of Nová Roma way back in the day: Taint. While the trio broke up in 2010, guitarist/vocalist Jimbob Isaac has resurfaced in Hark. The group released Crystalline earlier this year, an effort that will not leave Taint ...

STREAMING: White Empress — “A Prisoner Unleashed”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014


Peaceville: the venerable label is home to some of Decibel's all time favorites: Darkthrone, Autopsy and My Dying Bride. Lest you think the label is resting on their laurels they continue to push bands out into the extreme universe. Today we're streaming some Peaceville-approved symphonic metal: "A Prisoner Unleashed" from the forthcoming White Empress album Rise Of The Empress. "For the ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Noctem’s “The Adamantine Doors (Orchestral Version)”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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The Spanish answer to Behemoth, Noctem have been slamming out blackened death metal since 2001. Their third full-length, Exilium, drops today, and it sounds pretty damn evil. Of course, like many bands in the style, Noctem are big fans of symphonic bombast. In fact, one of the bonus tracks for the album is an orchestral version of the song "The Adamantine Doors." It's not very indicative of what ...

STREAMING: Num Skull “Ritually Abused”

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


Medusa Records is a label most metalheads won't recognize. Based in Culver City, California, the label had a decent stint from 1986 to 1990, releasing a cadre of thrashers from Wrath and Wasted Youth to Christian metal acts Barren Cross and Vengeance Rising (remember their inexplicable inclusion in Hard 'N Heavy's Grindcore Special Issue VHS?). The Cali label's biggest act was Illinois-based Num ...

All Your Heroes Dead? Grind to the UK’s Oblivionized and Razoreater

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


We at Decibel Magazine wish to apologize for not doing enough to support the development and dissemination of grind.  By including occasional articles about other forms of heavy music, some of which include discernible tempos and recognizably human vocals, we have polluted the "scene" (which died 15 years ago, though our anger about it keeps us grinding on anyway) and betrayed our rotten souls ...

STREAMING: Beyond Creation’s “Earthborn Evolution”

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


"It's a testament to the boundless creativity of modern, progressive metal." That's what label Season Of Mist is saying about the sophomore album from tech death Quebecers (wrestling joke intended) Beyond Creation. Now, if you're in the label business these days part of your job is saying good things about your roster so people will get a physical copy of said record. The beauty of the ...

STREAMING: Nocturnal Poisoning “Doomgrass”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014


As one of the greats of American black metal Xasthur left its mark on the indelible and the hard-won. Sadly, Xasthur, as of 2010, is no more but the legacy of main black Scott Conner carries on in not-so-new project, Nocturnal Poisoning. Certainly a sound to divide fans right down the middle of Xasthur's "X", Nocturnal Poisoning has less to do with black metal and more to with bluegrass ...

STREAMING: Apostle of Solitude’s “Luna”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, September 8th, 2014


What a bummer. Summer is officially over. It's Monday. Our readers who aren't chronic truants are back in school. Pretty much the only upside is that our managing editor's beloved New York Jets started the season with a win, a nice start to their inevitable 8-8 finish. With that in mind, how about a little doom metal from Indianapolis to start off your fall? Decibel is premiering the track ...

Getcho’ Nerd On: Deconstructing Sequence

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists, videos On: Friday, September 5th, 2014


UK time travelers Deconstructing Sequence have recorded a new 2-song EP called Access Code, amounting to more than 16 minutes of new music.  Yeah, that doesn't really sound like a lot, but the futuristic mech-out violence metes out a very high quality to make up for the relatively low quantity.  They pack as much music into these tunes as a doom band can fit into eight hours, so we're not ...