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Decibrity Playlist: Obituary

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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When Obituary returned in 2005 with Frozen In Time--at that point, its first album in eight years--Decibel was still in its infancy. Fast forward to today, and we're about to throw two tenth anniversary shows on Saturday night while the death metal legends are about to drop their ninth studio effort, the long-time coming Inked In Blood, later this month. Even though they won't be in NYC this ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio # 14: Skeletonwitch

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Here at the shredder's studio we usually have one chair in the virtual office. Today, we need to pull up two. Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick agreed to spend some time with us and walk us through their many influences. Please welcome the dual shredders of Skeletonwitch to the shredder's studio, our 14th episode! Even better, you can witness the shredding in person this fall. Skeletonwitch has ...

STREAMING: October 31′s “Bury the Hatchet”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Sometimes you just want to play some damn heavy metal. Members of October 31 play in Deceased, Overlord, and Twisted Tower Dire, but this is a much more primal proposition, a chance to bang out some straightforward, satisfying jams in the vein of Iced Earth.  I mean, look at those guys above. What ELSE are they going to play? It's been nine years since the last time they last appeared, and it's ...

STREAMING: Necrophagia “WhiteWorm Cathedral”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Originally slated for a 2012 release, Necrophagia's new album, WhiteWorm Cathedral, is finally seeing the light of day through Season of Mist. Main maggot Killjoy (aka Frank Pucci) isn't one to let the products of his darkest and bloodiest desires get the best of him, so he let WhiteWorm Cathedral stew in a pot of human remains, werewolf semen, and nude chicks over the course of two years. The ...

Full Album Stream: Inferion’s This Will Decay

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Florida and death metal are practically synonymous. Most of that has to do with the legendary albums cranked out of Morrisound in the 90s by Obituary, Death, Cannibal Corpse and other luminaries. But don't forget Miami, which is the home of Decibel favorite grinders Maruta and birthed Hall Of Fame inductees Cynic. Let's showcase a little more metal from the Sunshine State. Decibel is ...

STREAMING: Ghost Brigade “The Knife”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Finland's Ghost Brigade might be the best band you've never heard of. True, they've been around since 2005 (debut album, Guided by Fire, received rave reviews in 2007), but Jyväskylä-based sextet haven't toured much and most of their respective catalog has resided on import status here in the US. And true import status means jack in today's content-everywhere world, but certain conditions must ...

Ride Wormwood’s Doom Trip: “I’d Rather Die”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Next week, Magic Bullet Records will force-feed us new bone-scraping sludge from Wormwood, a project dredged from the minds of Doomriders vets Chris Pupecki and Chris Bevilacqua.  Born out of a need for yet-unexplored heaviness, Wormwood have retched out 20 minutes of crusty crush that are sure to nod some heads. Check out third track "I'd Rather Die" here and find out what Pupecki has to ...

Decibrity Playlist: Revocation

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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When Revocation's David Davidson told me about his band's upcoming album Chaos of Forms back in 2011, the guitarist/vocalist was pretty excited about using his past experience with horn and big band arrangements to compose a horn section for "The Watchers". Between that and his focus on jazz while at the Berklee College of Music, it's no surprise that the genre provides the theme for his ...

STREAMING: Bethlehem “Verbracht in Plastiknacht”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. Say that once. Hell, don't even say it once. The tongue-twister simply means the fear of the number 666. U.S. presidents have feared the number 666, so it's fair to say some others will as well. The Number of the Beast has affected untold millions since it was written in some stupid book ages ago, its true origins obscured by time and dust. If you didn't know, ...

Old Blood Pours From Cold Blue Mountain

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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Earlier this week, we suggested that you nod out to the power-pretty sounds of New Zealanders Jakob.  Maybe you were into it.  Maybe that wasn't angry enough or sludgy enough or vocalized enough for you (there were, in fact, no vocals). Fine.  Let's throw the malcontents a bone now with a full stream of the new album from California sludgesters Cold Blue Mountain.  This set of five long ...