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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 ...

Decibrity Playlist: Goatwhore

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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For the past decade or so, Goatwhore has been one band that you can count on to put out quality release after quality release. The quartet's latest LP is yet another um, merciless, entry in its oeuvre. So to celebrate both the recent release of Constricting Rage of the Merciless and the start of the NOLA natives' run alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus and others on this year's Summer Slaughter ...

STREAMING: Hod’s “Through The Gates”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Hod wants to make sure you get their name right: "Hod is not an acronym. It is not H.O.D. It is Hod. Can we all get it straight now?" Yes, we can. We can also stream a new track from their forthcoming album Book Of The Worm. Give it a listen below and then find out more about the band and upcoming record here. ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Miasmal “Excelsior”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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"Cursed Redeemer is in my opinion a bit rawer and more live-oriented than our previous stuff," pontificates Miasmal stringbanger Pontus to Metalship, "with a tad more rock 'n' roll thrown into the mix. I think you can hear that we've been playing a lot live since the first album, we have grown together a bit more musically as well. When we recorded the first album we had just played two live ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Cardinal Wyrm’s “Dreams of Teeth”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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One look at the chipper trio above should clue in any somewhat knowledgeable reader that Cardinal Wyrm play doom metal.  The Bay Area group definitely has the look of people that have seen some shit. This is the fun kind of doom, though! Theatrical and grandiose, closer to Rev. Bizarre, Violet Theatre, or even Bauhaus than Skepticism or Thou, Black Hole Gods draws the listener  in through its ...

Mutilation Rites Full Album Stream: Harbinger

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, July 14th, 2014

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My ears are ringing like mad. Last night at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore, I caught Mutilation Rites play a ripping set that could be called loud in the same understated way that a Boeing 747 landing on your face could be called loud.  Fuck.  Ing.  Loud.  The performance was enveloping, engulfing, overwhelming, and it was played in front of a red-lit curtain that gave the whole stage a ...

Real Time War: Exclusive Twitching Tongues Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, July 14th, 2014

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Not a huge fan of live records? Me either. But Twitching Tongues actually kill it on World War LIVE, a venture into the format that serves the band's roiling, infectious Integrity-meets-old-school-Life-of-Agony sound shockingly well. Here's the cutesy official explanation... Recorded live in the Van Nuys stadium called THE PIT in front of twenty screaming fans, this is (not) a true ...

Not the Rough Boys Pete Townshend Was Singing About, but Still Pretty Rough

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, free, listen, videos On: Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Not that this has anything to do with that, but ever since I was a kid, one of my favourite songs has been Pete Townshend's "Rough Boys" from his 1980 solo effort, Empty Glass. And despite the fact I can usually feel vast numbers of my brain cells begging for mercy before committing honourable hari-kari, I've been known to crank the shit out of bands like Zeke, the Dwarves, Antiseen and ass-loads ...

STREAMING: Pelican’s Arktika

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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As psyched as we were for the last year's new Pelican album, we were just as excited to see the band in the live setting again after a long six year wait. Now those worlds are set to collide soon when the Chicagoans drop Arktika, a nine song 2013 live set recorded in Russia. The record is the band's first full-length live jawn since 2008's After the Ceiling Cracked CD/DVD. And we're stoked to ...