Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

TRACK PREMIERE: Domovoyd’s “Lamia”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Domovoyd band photo by Rainer Paananen

I have no idea what a "Domovoyd" is (presumably something in Finnish or maybe a type of mushroom), but a lamia is a creepy snake person thing, and there are some definite serpentine tendencies to their music. It coils around your cerebral cortex, then sinks its fangs right into the pleasure center and injects 200 mL of psychedelic venom straight to the source. I hear Monster Magnet's more ...

STREAMING: Inquisition “Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons” (Lyric Video)

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013


Lyric videos are a bit of a mystery. They probably started with pop music on major labels for no other reason than to have a video on Youtube for nerdballs to copy/paste into lyric sites (with typos) as a way to pump up their online cred factor. Well, folks, lyric videos have, fittingly I might add, filtered down to the underground, where voices roar, grunt, and growl. If lyric videos had a ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Ohio’s Foul Spirits

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, September 13th, 2013


Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

STREAMING: The Ruins of Beverast “Blood Vaults”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013


The last time we spoke to black metal pontificator Alexander von Meilenwald he had the following to say about The Ruins of Beverast's origins: "I didn't define any concrete goals in the beginning, to be honest. The Ruins Of Beverast were established rather spontaneously when I felt the need to express new musical urges that haunted me for some time in the early years of the new millennium. That ...

Decibrity Playlist: Primitive Man

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013


The dudes in Primitive Man spent much of the summer on the road in support of their debut, Scorn. Like any other touring band, the Denver trio--which features drummer Isidro "Spy" Soto, vocalist/guitarist Ethan Lee McCarthy and bassist Jonathan Campos--has a batch of go-to tunes when it comes time to traverse the good ol' U.S. of A that they were kind enough to share with us (even broken out by ...

STREAMING: Vulture Industries “Lost Among Liars”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013


If you were to ask Vulture Industries’ main-brain Bjørnar Nilsen where inspiration comes from, he’d probably say this: "We draw inspiration from all over but tend to give each part a good kick in the side to bend it a bit out of shape. If you draw a hexagon and put Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Devil Doll, ‘70s Alice Cooper, Mastodon and Screaming Jay Hawkins in each corner, you’d find us in the ...

Empty Flowers Song Premiere/Track By Track

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen, lists On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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So Randy Larsen and Bernie Romanowski from long-running noisecore antiheroes Cable launched a new project a little while back called Empty Flowers to explore 90s-style smart, seething gut-punch post-hardcore. And the mix actually works! Really fucking well! The band's debut, Six, created some impressive atmospheres and undercurrents, but the sophomore release Five sees Empty Flowers truly hitting ...

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Akris “Row of Lights”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, September 6th, 2013


Decibel invites you to start your weekend off right with this exclusive slab of epic, filthy-yet-strangely-beguiling sludge noise perfection from Virginia's own Akris. The song, "Row of Lights," is off the band's forthcoming full-length debut on Domestic Genocide Records. For further information visit Akris' official website and/or friend them on Facebook. ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Bloody Hammers’ “At the Well of Nazareth”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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Bloody Hammers obviously have an awesome name, but that Master of Reality-style logo they have (along with the pentagram and naked chick on the cover) may make you think that they're yet another of the 70s throwback bands that Rise Above keep putting out. Nope! These guys definitely have some pretty black Sabbath running through their veins, but Spiritual Relics finds inspiration a good ...

STREAMING: Persekutor’s “Power Frost”

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Thursday, September 5th, 2013


Romanian black metal trio Persekutor’s Angels of Meth was the best album nobody heard in 2006, an anger brownie with hatred frosting. Unfortunately, a protracted legal dispute between the band and its former label Thousand Year Reich over rights to the masters has cast an official stateside release in doubt, and the only official copy is rumored to be in the “unfiled” section of ...