Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

Prog-Death ‘Til You Drop with Exist’s New Sunlight

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

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Back in May, the Deciblog allowed me the space to gush a little about Death To All frontman and Cynic tour buddy Max Phelps, who I’ve known a little bit since seeing his band Exist play in several low-key Maryland venues.  At the end of 2010, Exist recorded and released their In Mirrors EP, and now, after more than a year of on-and-off preparation, have completed this version of the band’s ...

Decibrity Playlist: East of the Wall

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, January 2nd, 2014


East of the Wall dropped its fourth full-length a little over two months ago. But just because we're a little late getting around to praising Redaction Artifacts doesn't mean that we don't hold a special place in our grim hearts for the New Jersey quintet, one that's been ensconced there since The Postman Syndrome's 2002 magnum opus Terraforming. So we were stoked when guitarist/vocalist Matt ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Monument of Misanthropy’s “Entering a New State”

By: Sean Frasier Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 23rd, 2013


If I commissioned a sculptor to create a monument dedicated to the hatred of mankind, it would probably be a metalhead with hair dangling in front of its eyes, carved from black onyx and brimstone, and “Entering a New State” would be blaring in a continuous loop from a speaker tucked inside the statue’s mouth. With George Wilfinger (Raising the Veil, Disfigured Divinity, ex-Miasma) ...

Decibel’s Top 13 Most Metal Holiday Songs Ever

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


Many of you might have noticed---If you listen to radio that is, but that’s another blog entirely---on Black Friday many U.S. radio stations flipped from their respective formats to Holiday. All across this great (not so great if you follow Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity with any seriousness) land of ours Adult Contemporary and Pop stations are now broadcasting Holiday music 24/7. That’s right ...

From the Shuman Vault: Nosvrolok’s Maledictum Parasytus

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, December 20th, 2013

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Years ago, a former non-Decibel coworker caught wind that I was digging into the grimy corners of the blackened underground.  This coworker – a Mr. Shuman – immediately targeted my mailbox for blast ‘n’ rasp overload.  Data CDs loaded with entire discographies of 3rd tier blasphemers with photocopied cover art, cast-off compilations, and duplicate copies of CDs from the times that he ...

Decibrity Playlist: Enabler

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

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Enabler has had a pretty busy year. Amidst a slew of tour dates (including opening for Rotten Sound throughout the Old World), the group put out two EPs, the most recent of which it dropped last month. As if that wasn't enough, according to Facebook, the Milwaukeeans are currently tracking their next full-length right now. Despite his hectic schedule, guitarist/vocalist/grizzled vet of ...

Decibel Premiere: IRON REAGAN video

By: Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


Today we close down operations for the Wednesday afternoon Deciblog in 2013 with one more batch of awesome. Thank you to the people and bands who have contributed, been interviewed or offered up their work for public appraisal on hump day this year. Iron Reagan has received a lot of love in our world: Worse Than Dead was named our 30th best album of the year. To close out 2013 we have a new ...

In League with Santa: A Metal Holiday Gift Guide

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen, stupid crap, videos On: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013


If you’re like me, you’re super lazy and wait until the last minute to buy gifts for people. If you have a metalhead in your life, though, it can be difficult to find that perfect present. After all, it just doesn’t seem that clever to get them yet another set of Death reissues. Don’t worry, though – this year, I’m here to help out! Here are some suggestions, broken down by the ...

Jar’d Loose Celebrate ‘The State’

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013


So the much-beloved MTV sketch comedy show The State premiered twenty years ago today (!) and to honor the anniversary Chicago avant noise rockers Jar'd Loose have churned out a nutty/awesome cover of the Craig Wedren-penned theme song: Original here. A Jar'd Loose Deci-premiere from last year here. Also, the band is doing short tour in January. Dates after the jump. ...

STREAMING: Hammercult “Metal Rules Tonight”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, December 13th, 2013


Israel and thrash metal. Not two things associated with one another. Now, Israel and black metal, well, that's something more common. If only marginally. Turns out Hammercult, not to be confused with HammerFall, Hammer Fight, Hammer Horde, or Hammer Witch, is the latest sensation from the Levant. Where's the Levant? Near Turkey. Near Iraq. Near Egypt. OK, enough National Geographic. Hammercult ...