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Spell Song Premiere: “Possessed By Heavy Metal”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, March 21st, 2014

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Candles?  Flowing hair?  Human bones?  Leather?  Bullet belts?  A moustache?  Song titles like “Shocker” and “Possessed by Heavy Metal”?  We all know what this leads to… Vancouver rollickers Spell used to be called Stryker, and under that earlier name the trio released an EP and a split full of trad-heavy love.  Next month, they’ve enlisted the help of Hard and Heavy ...

Decibrity Playlist: Fight Amp

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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Last we'd heard from Fight Amp, the trio was just off a red-eye after spending 30 days last fall playing 30 shows across Europe with Black Tusk. Now that the South Jersey natives are set to hit the road yet again--a brief jaunt of seven shows in seven days--guitarist/vocalist Mike McGinnis passed along five current band's that influence him (consider it a close cousin to bassist/vocalist Jon ...

STREAMING: I Declare War “Noose”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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Formed in 2007. As of 2014 no original members are left standing in I Declare War. How does that lineup dynamic fit into I Declare War's new album, We Are Violent People By Nature? It doesn't. Not one iota. And why should it with a band with huge t-shirt slogans like, "Fuck your tits! Show me your cunt!" and "Who fucking cares", which is, to some degree, a take off of Pungent Stench's Been Caught ...

TRACK PREMIERE: GRAVEHILL “The Ascending Fire”, ft. Eric Cutler and Chris Reifert of Autopsy

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, March 17th, 2014

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We could introduce “The Ascending Fire” but telling you how it is the closing track on Gravehill’s third full-length, Death Curse. We could chime in and offer our ten cents’ on how the track will give you a real taste for a vulgar doozy of an old-school death metal record that’s unafraid to augment its necro riff vocabulary with the esprit de corps traditional fist-in-the-air rock/metal ...

New Song Stream by Barren Harvest

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Sometimes the ravenous darkness crashes down to feast on your soul, and sometimes it flinches timidly away from all of your grasping. Last Friday, Aborted callously mounted the Deciblog to bring you a terrifying few minutes of violent death metal; today, we showcase the more ethereal side of shadows with new music from Barren Harvest. This fragile acoustic project matches the talents of ...

STREAMING: The Socks “The Socks”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Miss those summer road trip days? Of course you do. It's March. Weather's an unpredictable bitch and the likelihood of something cool happening is pretty much nil. Well, France-based The Socks are an unlikely candidate to warm up your otherwise shitty spring. Now, you're probably thinking: France + good 'ol hard rock = yeah right. Turns out the Lyonnaise toe-tappers aren't weirdos or bent on ...

Aborted Premiere New Album Track, “Necrotic Manifesto”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Belgian brutal deathsters Aborted expect to lay waste to bodies and spirits next month when they drop their 8th studio album in 15 years.  Necrotic Manifesto, due out April 29th on Century Media, tears through more than 40 minutes of churning, brain-berating death metal that alternates between harrowing chaos and deeply bangable grooves.  You can probably catch some of the new music early, ...

STREAMING: Grim Legion’s Unholy Resurrection

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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We love death metal around these parts. We're also big fans of Evoken. So we were pretty stoked when we heard that Evoken frontman John Paradiso and his cohorts in New Jersey's Grim Legion were finally set to release their debut full-length. The album doesn't drop until next week (March 18th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions to be specific), but since it's taken over 20 years to get to ...

Full Album Stream/Interview: Dead Conspiracy

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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Old death metal dudes never go away for good. They just do one (or all) of the following: reform; work on a reissue of their out-of-print material; write new songs or join a new Six Feet Under or Malevolent Creation lineup. For Portland death metal OG's Dead Conspiracy it's three out of four. They'll reissue all of the 1980s material (some of it lost) on vinyl along with a new song "Rites of ...

STREAMING: The Wounded Kings’ “Consolamentum”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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You guys realize that we are in a renaissance for doom metal right now, right? So much excellent heaviness out there. Maybe it's because everything sucks just like it did back in the 70s. I don't know, I'm not an historian. I do, however,  know quality when I hear it, especially when it's as attached to something as overwhelming as The Wounded Kings' latest. Epically slow and atmospheric, with ...