Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

Darken Your April With Decembre Noir

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Finally, it's here!  I'm referring to the one weekend every year when even the brightest eyed, bushiest tailed Christian joins our cult of death for 48 hours and worships the treachery of friends, agonizing torture and public humiliation, and the brutal suffocation of a (reportedly) innocent life, just before we all pay lip service to the pagan feast day honoring the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the ...

It’s About Time: Playing Enemy’s I Was Your City Issued on Vinyl

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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This bit of news may be a week or two old, but considering the connection to the Decibel family and that this album is one of the unsung, unheralded, un-everything albums of the 2000's that you probably don't own but should, we felt it merited some more mention. Here are a few informational snippets from the official Earsplit PR press release: "Newly-launched, Detroit-based Corpse Flower ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Bludded Head’s “Rotten Demon Shit”

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

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As fun as it is to cover everything Carcass and At the Gates are up to, occasionally it's nice to shine a light on a truly underground band. Dallas's Bludded Head definitely fall into that category, scooping out unpleasant sludge with a tendency towards the minimalist. Their misery comes from a real place, too – singer/guitarist Nevada Hill has been battling cancer and the ravages of ...

STREAMING: Frameworks “Familiar Haze”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Gainesville, Florida's Frameworks aren't on your radar. If you're into stuff like Slint and Sincebyman, well, they should be on your radar. Self-described--we think they're trying to be funny--as "Lounge Screamo" or "Tropical Punk", Frameworks recalls a time when playing hardcore with a bit of gloom in it wasn't cool or respected. You had to be macho/strongman like all the bridge 'n' tunnel shit ...

Stream New French Black Metal From Paramnesia

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, April 11th, 2014

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The French black metal oddity Paramnesia is slowly, casually crawling out of obscurity, now that Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions are set to release the band's self-titled full-length on April 16th.  Having apparently existed since 2005 (thanks metal-archives!), the project has only recently released recordings in the form of an EP and a split with German outfit Unru.  We say "oddity" ...

Stoneburner Returns

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Well, Portland, Oregon sludge stalwarts Stoneburner certainly didn't rest on any laurels following the release of excellent 2012 offering Sickness Will Pass: the band's follow-up, Life Drawing -- debuted in its entirety below -- raises the bar in every possible way...and throws a few sonic curveballs in as well. So dive on into the sludge, flail around a bit, then head on to Neurot for your ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Tusmörke’s “All Is Lost”

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

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Tusmörke came out of nowhere (well, Norway) two years ago with a supernaturally good debut album, one that paid homage to Krautrock groups like Amon Düül II and English psych folk like Jethro Tull while investing their retroactivity with an infectious verve. Not metal in the least, obviously, but where else can you find listeners adventurous enough for the prog psych flute action happening ...

Enter the Salted Crypt: Exclusive Trap Them Premiere!

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

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No need to drag this out... It is an absolute honor and privilege to present "Salted Crypt," your first taste of the long-awaited return of one of the greatest extreme music outfits of our time, Trap Them. And good goddamn was it worth the wait. "A few years ago, when Ryan told me the title of the next Trap Them album was going to be Blissfucker I knew I had my work cut out for me," ...

A Straight Edge “Timeline”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Check out a raging slab of unadulterated, all-star straight-edge hardcore off the upcoming EP A Place Beyond from Boston's Test of Time below -- the precursor to a much-anticipated July full-length release By Design. "Having been involved in the hardcore scene for about fifteen years each,'Timeline' is a reflection about the feelings that originally draw you into the scene and how during that ...

STREAMING: Sons Of Huns “Bless Those Who Follow”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, April 7th, 2014

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When it comes to describing Sons of Huns' music we're at a bit of a loss. Nektar mixed with Black Sabbath mixed with Kill 'Em All-era Metallica? Steamhammer mixed with Sleep mixed with Ace of Spades-era Motörhead? Sure, any and all of it. The Portland trio's style also picks up heavy influence from '70s sci-fi, namely Star Wars. One look at Banishment Ritual's cover and Sons of Huns' font ...