Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

STREAMING: Valkyrja “The Cremating Fire”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, September 30th, 2013


Last Monday, Decibel and Valkyrja teamed up to premiere "Madness Redeemer" (click HERE) to great applause and buxom ladies defiled. Well, what you didn't know was that the evil that courses through our collective veins---ours is more like Snake Mountain-type evil, if we're being honest; Valkyrja's is something that would make 1990-era Glen Benton run back to church---is that Decibel and Valkyrja ...

Secrets of the Sky – Full Album Stream! Video! Tour Dates!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, tours, videos On: Friday, September 27th, 2013

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I love me some Secrets of the Sky.  I loved their album To Sail Black Waters when I first heard (half of) it last year.  I loved it more when the other half made it to the Soundcloudosphere (beyond the stratosphere, just underneath the Bandcamposphere).  I love it now that it's being released by Kolony Records. How much do I love it?  If you're a subscriber, it's possible you already know ...

Great Falls – Humpty Dumpty’s Had a Few “Accidents Grotesque”

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, free, listen On: Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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Ever been to Great Falls, MT? Surprisingly, I have. Ever heard of/heard Great Falls, the band? I have. Hell, I even enjoy them. Ever seen Great Falls live? Done that too and I enjoyed it some more. Ever seen a show in Great Falls, MT? Even more surprisingly, that's also something I've managed to tick off the bucket list. Ever seen Great Falls live in Great Falls? I don't think that's happened ...

Decibrity Playlist: Orange Goblin

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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If you read Jonathan Horsley's interview with Ben Ward last week, you'd have learned that the dudes in Orange Goblin recently quit their jobs in order to commit full-time to the band. You'd have also read that the UK quartet was about to embark on a massive North American tour that starts tomorrow in New Orleans and will crisscross the continent into November. Given the extensive amount of ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #8: Eric Daniels of GSBC and Asphyx

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, September 25th, 2013


There are few guitarists on the planet that get the shredder's studio worked up as much as former Asphyx and current Grand Supreme Blood Court guitarist Eric Daniels. He writes the riffs that awaken your inner caveman. Eric was kind enough to drop in from across the pond and tell us how he started playing and share his thoughts on some of the best riffs in a career full of them. Please ...

Listen to Mutoid Man “Scrape the Walls”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


Christ on a motherfucking crutch do we have a treat for you this morning, loyal readers: An exclusive premiere of a churning, kinetic track off what promises to be a seriously off the hook brilliant upcoming debut album from Mutoid Man, the new collaboration between Stephen Brodsky (CAVE IN) and Ben Koller (CONVERGE). We asked Brodsky for a little background info on the song -- "Scrape the ...

STREAMING: Valkyrja “Madness Redeemer”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, September 23rd, 2013


The last time we spoke with Valkyrja they were hot on the trail of releasing second album, Contamination. Since then, the Swedish black metallers have been remarkably quiet, but that's all about to change on November 11th. Why November 11th? Well, if you have your history book opened, it's the date Diocletian tried to restore the Roman Empire in 309 CE. No? That's not it? What about November ...

Get to Know Crossover Thrash Freaks Activator

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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Activator is a relatively new four-piece from New York playing New York-styled crossover/hardcore/thrash in a New York state of mind. Their self-titled debut album was just released a couple days ago and features all the stuff 80s and 90s Lower East Side dreams were made of all lovingly caressed by a modern thrashing edge. Feel free to assault your ears with two preview tracks at the ass end of ...

Decibrity Playlist: God Is An Astronaut

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, September 19th, 2013


It's hard to believe (for me, at least) that God Is An Astronaut is already into its second decade as a band. In fact, the Irish post-rockers just dropped their seventh full-length, Origins, earlier this month. The record marks a return to Rocket Girl, which also happened to license the first album I heard from these guys, 2005's All Is Violent, All Is Bright. Pat O'Donnell (The Fountainhead) ...

STREAMING: In Solitude “Pallid Hands”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013


It might be a calculated risk on Albert Mudrian's part to feature Swedish upstarts (OK, they've been truckin' since 2002) as cover stars on the new issue of Decibel (available HERE), but looking back on previous cover icons his choices have proven, largely, correct. Though it's easy to point fingers and say, "Hey, this band on that label and they have a new album out and that's why they're on the ...