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Decibrity Playlist: Cynic

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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Just a quick listen to Cynic would reveal that Paul Masvidal and company probably have pretty eclectic musical tastes. Given that the band dropped its third full-length, Kindly Bent To Free Us, last month, the guitarist/vocalist was kind enough to pass along a medley of recent (and fairly nostalgic) listens. As he explains, "Playlists have been updated on average a weekly to biweekly basis ...

STREAMING: Savage Messiah “Hammered Down”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Savage Messiah frontman Dave Silver knows his thrash ABCs. Formerly of Brit thrashers Headless Cross, Silver's built a veritable thrash empire around Savage Messiah, for which there are four neck-snapping full-lengths, the newest of which is the upcoming The Fateful Dark. Actually, on new album, The Fateful Dark, Silver and his fellow Messiahs embark on a more "mature" path (think Testament's ...

New Song Exclusive: Dirge’s “Venus Claws”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, February 28th, 2014

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Prepare yourselves, mortal ones, for a mighty slab of awesome to descend upon your unworthy skull.  First arising from the industrial haze of the mid-90s, France's Dirge has shape-shifted through the past 16 years and (now) six albums to crush souls with music entirely in concert with their name. In two weeks, Dirge will see the release of Hyperion, the latest viscous headtrip to shamble its ...

Decibrity Playlist: Melt-Banana

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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Melt-Banana's last record Fetch earned a place in our top 10 of 2013. Since Kevin Stewart-Panko already asked the now duo of vocalist Yasuko "Yako" Onuki and guitarist Ichiro Agata nearly every question imaginable back in October (most importantly about their Geocities website), we weren't left with much ground that hadn't already been covered. Onuki and Agata's tunes may not be as popular in ...

STREAMING: RiotGod’s “Driven Rise”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Bob Pantella spends part of his year behind the kit for the Hall Of Fame certified band Monster Magnet. When he's not playing with them and several other bands he leads RiotGod. We're streaming their new track "Driven Rise" below. The band's third album Driven●Rise will be released March 18th on Metalville Records/E1 and is available for preorder. It was recorded in Pantella's studio in ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Vices’ “Wasteland”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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Hey, finally a band name AND song title combo that describes my managing editor's life. Vices play hardcore with a blues rock edge, reminiscent of Maylene and the Sons of Disaster before they started to suck. "Wasteland" will make you want to go smash some liquor bottles down by the creek real good. Their debut LP, New Breed, was mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip). It doesn't come out ...

Constant Lovers Visit the Amazon

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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This morning we're streaming an exclusive new earthy, driving rocker from Seattle's self-described "caveman goth" heroes Constant Lovers. It is off the band's upcoming sophomore effort, a swaggering, infectious n' hearty slab dubbed Experience Feelings and, yes, the jam somehow manages to match the power of these accompanying photographs. Pre-order here. Check out another track from the ...

STREAMING: Morbus Chron “The Perennial Link”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, February 24th, 2014

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Last year Tribulation blew minds with The Formulas of Death. This year, fellow Swedes Morbus Chron are all grown up---the average age is 27.5---from 2011's Sleepers in the Rift effort. By aging a few years, refining their craft, and spreading respective wings, the Stockholmites have created a record so immersive, so penetrating, and so tuned into the things that made early '90s death metal ...

CONTEST: Gridlink – Win Test Pressings of Gridlink “Longhena”

By: Chris D. Posted in: contest, featured, free, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Friday, February 21st, 2014

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Decibel and Handshake, Inc. are teaming up to give away TWO (2) copies of Gridlink's new album Longhena. Why is that so cool? They're test presses. The kind the label and band get from the pressing plant to spot check for errors and other vinyl-related anomalies. So, test presses, in general, are rare birds. The collective of Decibel and Handshake, Inc. are giving you the chance to win a copy. ...

Decibrity Playlist: Junius (Part 2)

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

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Last week, Junius helped celebrate the upcoming release of its excellent new EP, Days of the Fallen Sun, by having half of the band--namely, frontman/guitarist Joseph E. Martinez and bassist Joel Munguia--tell us about eight records that they were listening to back when things started in 2004. Now that everyone has (hopefully) had a chance to get his or her grubby hands on the record, guitarist ...