Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

In League with Santa: A Metal Holiday Gift Guide

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

LC10

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

1174622_683524838328295_1061688779_n

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

hammercult_thrashmetal_decibel_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 ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Oslo’s Shevils

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

shevils featured

There's always been a hardcore softspot in Decibel's metallic heart for the raw and the punk.  This writer admits to rarely getting stoked for such sounds, often preferring to hear artfully concocted studio recordings and leave the unkempt, wild fury on the stage where it's most powerful.  But somehow Norway's Shevils buried into these ears and convinced them to keep listening.  The sound is ...

Decibrity Playlist: Wolvserpent

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Wolvserpent1

Wolvserpent was busy on the road in support of its recently released sophomore LP Perigaea Antahkarana, but it was guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Blake Green's other job that made him wary of even taking the time to put together a playlist for us. We'll let the man himself explain the side effects--which, fortunately for us, he was able to get past--of his latter gig: "When I was first invited ...

Watership Down: Stream the new RABBITS collection

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

1400239_673166776047016_690999522_o

Like bizarre stuff? Like cool covers of hardcore classics? Then you will dig our full album stream of Singles, Other Shit from Portland's RABBITS. Take a listen below and then read the "virtual" liner notes compiled for your friends at Decibel. You can check our RABBITS on Facebook and pick up a copy from Eolian Empire. RABBITS has been a band for about 10 years (our first show was in ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Graveborne’s “Tiesi Päähän”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Graveborne-B&W

Graveborne have clearly studied at least 75% of the albums in our Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time Special Issue. Also, they are from Finland. That should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect when you click the Soundcloud link below. Still, it's really, really good black metal, the sort that has enough filth to scare your parents/pets but enough melody to keep things from getting ...

Exclusive: Backtrack Premiere

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

401933_340905456032483_125768382_n

The upcoming Backtrack record Lost In Life is a pretty damn awesome slab of modern NYHC and Decibel has the honor of premiering one of the best tracks in this space this morning. Check it out below then go preorder the whole album here. [Photo via Daniel Jeavons ...

Chicago doom titans Indian stream new track from forthcoming album, From All Purity

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: breaking newz, featured, listen On: Monday, December 9th, 2013

Indian

Well folks, it is the holiday season; what with the temperatures falling and nights closing in, and even the walls closing in, too, it's officially the most miserable time of the year. Respite is in short supply. Hard liquor and pharmaceuticals can only do so much. But, step away from the shotgun, there's a hefty new LP from Indian dropping on January 21st that is sure to complement winter's ...

STREAMING: Malevolence “Antithetical”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 9th, 2013

malevolence_progressivemetal_decibel_2013

The last time Portugal's Malevolence released a full-length President Bill Clinton was still basking in acquittal glow for semenizing Monica Lewinsky. If Lewinsky (or the scandal name "Tailgate") don't ring a bell, well, you're probably too young. Of course, we don't expect you to recall Malevolence, whose Martyrialized full-length ultimately got lost in the melodic death metal shuffle 15 years ...