Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

STREAMING: Beyond Creation’s “Earthborn Evolution”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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"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

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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: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, September 8th, 2014

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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

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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 ...

STREAMING: Overcharge’s “As If There Were No Tomorrow”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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Globalization really has changed everything, not just for business and our sex lives but for music. How else could you explain the fact that dudes in Mumbai are playing expert technical death metal and the crop of black metal bands in Australia? Case in point: the new album from Overcharge. Now, if you listen to these guys you might assume that they grew up in part of the Midwest where jobs ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Divider’s “Crow Eater”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Labor Day's over. No more wearing white. Black, however, is always in season. Check out that fashionable album cover below for Divider's All Barren. Their music also pulls together different shades of darkness, its menacing slow burn drawing from bands like Neurosis and Tombs. We are pleased to offer the opening track from the album for you to shove into your skull. ***All Barren comes out ...

Exclusive: Stream The New Noisem

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen, the decibel magazine tour On: Friday, August 29th, 2014

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By now Decibel readers have come to know and love the young upstarts in Noisem. They turned heads during the last Decibel tour (and almost got Jeff Walker of Carcass in a lot of trouble -- check out the details in the instant oral history). So Decibel and our friends at A389 Recordings are excited to premiere the main track off the new Noisem seven-inch. Here's what's cool about this: RSR ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Dawn of a Dark Age

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

KEN Mode News and Notes: Tour Dates! New Material! New Videos!

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, listen, tours, videos On: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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Tomorrow begins the touring cycle for Winnipeg's tireless road warriors, KEN Mode in support of their forthcoming album, Success. The record itself isn't slated to be recorded until November, but after almost a year at home, the rest of the world can almost hear the itchin' in their britches to get back out on the blacktop for a few shows in-between all the lane divider counting. First up, ...

STREAMING: Blackwolfgoat’s “Drone Maintenance”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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"Black," "wolf", and "goat" are all words frequently found in the pages of our magazine, so any band with all three words in its name has to be good, right? Absolutely! Only probably not for the reason that you think. Blackwolfgoat is the solo project of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw), and it ain't black metal. A mesmerizing mix of psychedelia, ...