Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

STREAMING: Wolfpack 44’s “The Enemy Below”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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Ricktor Ravensbrück was one of the mainstays of The Electric Hellfire Club, a band that made all of the stuff mentioned in metal fun again on industrial albums like Calling Dr. Luv and Burn, Baby, Burn! Seeing EHC in their 90's heyday was quite an experience. Ravensbrück is back and Decibel is excited to stream “The Enemy Below” from the forthcoming Wolfpack 44 debut The Scourge, due on ...

STREAMING: The Haunted “Cutting Teeth”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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It's been three long years since The Haunted dropped surprise album, Unseen, on metaldom. Peter Dolving is no longer part of the band. Ceremonious or not. Former throater Marco Aro has returned, and with him a viciousness not heard on Unseen or The Dead Eye. The Swedes, in effect, are back! While some of you probably missed teaser 7" Eye Of The Storm back in January, it served as a reminder of ...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Electric Citizen’s “Savage”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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Our own Adrien Begrand has been raving about Electric Citizen for months now (like here, for example), and since he has pretty impeccable taste (for a Canadian), I figured I would check them out – and he was right. The nice thing about this whole occult rock trend is that the bands need to have actual songs in order to stand out. Electric Citizen have those in spades. Their debut, Sateen, hits ...

And STILL “No Salvation”: Exclusive Coliseum Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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For its tenth birthday Louisville, Kentucky's rightly celebrated progressive punkers Coliseum may have re-signed with Deathwish, but it's the rest of us who are getting the gift: A totes beautiful deluxe reissue of the band's instant classic self-titled debut rager featuring eight bonus tracks, a full remix by Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind, extensive liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley ...

KSP (Sorta) Plays A&R. Client #1: Shroud of Despondency

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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One of the most distinct memories I have pertaining to Milwaukee black metal outfit Shroud of Despondency is as follows: the scene was February 2011, Clearwater Beach, Florida. My wife, kid and I were in the midst of our annual pilgrimage down south in order to escape the depressing, bone-chilling cold of another southern Ontario winter and because metal and deadlines never stop, even when ...

Decibrity Playlist: North

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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I first read about North via Catherine Yates' review of What You Were back in 2008, but it wasn't until I perused our Managing Editor's writeup of the record in that year's top 40 that I thankfully got around to listening. Even though it's been a while since then, once you've read last year's interview with guitarist Matt Mutterperl, all I really need to tell you about what the Arizonians have ...

STREAMING: We Have a Ghost’s “We Have a Ghost”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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While perhaps not the most extremely extreme thing we've covered on this blog, We Have a Ghost are nonetheless one of those bands that dovetail nicely with metal mentality. For one thing, it's a real downer of a record. A lot of it feels reminiscent of the more unsettling ambient passages from The Fragile-era Nine Inch Nails. It's definitely on the low-key side of things, but it's a haunting key. ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack (NOISE Edition): Guillermo Pizarro

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, June 27th, 2014

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By now, many of you are enjoying Decibel's August issue, #118.  Perhaps you're excited because it's The Godflesh Issue, and the emphatically awesome return of that project is certainly worthy of your enthusiasm.  Maybe you're psyched about it being The Melvins HOF Issue, a look back on an extraordinary record by an influential band that never settled for less than exactly what it wanted from ...

Holy Shit III – Ironsword’s Overlords of Chaos

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Hello folks, it's been a while, but I'm back with another installment of 'Holy Shit.' If you're unfamiliar with the concept - and you should be, because until a few days ago, I totally forgot this series existed here and here - basically it boils down to the disciplinary practice of me keeping it in my pants (my wallet, that is!) while record shopping UNLESS I come across something that makes me ...

Decibrity Playlist: Tombs

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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In case you can't remember that far back, Tombs' last record, Path of Totality, was our top album of 2011. Fast forward three years, and the band's latest release appears to have garnered near-universal acclaim since it dropped earlier this month. So it's only fitting that guitarist/vocalist Mike Hill's playlist focuses on something that, in one way or another, most people have experienced. As ...