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TRACK PREMIERES from Wake/Theories Split

By: shane.mehling Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Thursday, May 8th, 2014


Or is it "Tracks Premiere"? Anyway, the openly Canadian label Handshake Inc. is releasing this six-track 7" grindstravaganza in North America on May 20th (with the impeccable, taste-for-days 7Degrees Records handling duties in every other geographic region), and both bands are wielding two songs a piece while each taking a crack at a His Hero is Gone cover. And they've been so kind as to stream ...

Decibrity Playlist: Eyehategod (Part 1)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, May 8th, 2014


It's been nearly 14 years since Eyehategod graced us with a new long-player, but thankfully that drought will come to an end in a matter of weeks when the band's self-titled fifth LP drops on May 27th. Not only are the album's 11 songs well worth the wait, but frontman Mike IX Williams was kind enough to tell us about music he listens to on his "stupid iPod in the filthy tour van." We'll let ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #10: Marissa Martinez-Hoadley

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014


Marissa Martinez-Hoadley is: A. Awesome B. Bandmates with our first ever studio participant Elizabeth Schall C. A bonafide shredder She's also working to finalize a new Cretin album for release this year. It's about eight years later than we wanted but it's a new record so we'll take it. Please welcome Marissa Martinez-Hoadley the shredder's studio, our tenth episode! -- Exhumed: ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Tweak Bird’s “Greens”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


Tweak Bird aren't really metal, so let's get that out of the way right now (although they ARE more metal than last week's track). Still, it's hard to imagine that readers of this site aren't into The Flaming Lips, Meat Puppets, or Melvins, if not all of them. Besides, Failure is in the Hall Of Fame. So here's a quick shot of awesome 90s-influenced alternative heaviness. ***Look for Any Ol' ...

Hour of Penance End Dynasties with New Album, Regicide

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


Italy's itinerant papal-pounders Hour of Penance are set to return to the Brutal Death Metal ov Protest scene next week with their 6th punishing album.  Regicide will hit stores next week with the same force of conviction and yoke-lightening purpose as Sedition and Paradogma before it.  Hour of Penance hail from the epicenter of that strange mix of extravagance and noble humility, the ...

STREAMING: Vanhelgd “Dödens Maskätna Anlete”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, May 2nd, 2014


A quick look at the track listing to Vanhelgd's upcoming album, Relics of Sulphur Salvation, and one might surmise lead Helgder Mattias "Flesh" Frisk has a worm fetish. The word 'maskätna' translates loosely to 'wormy' and the track title "May the Worms Have Mercy on My Flesh" leaves little to the imagination. Turns out it's more of a coincidence. There's no worm theme to Relics of Sulphur ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Loudblast’s “Ascending Straight In Circles”

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Thursday, May 1st, 2014


So far as we can tell, Loudblast has never brought its live show to the good ol' USA despite nearly three decades of extremely extreme enterprises (or if they have, it's been a long, long time). Fortunately, the French quartet's video for "Ascending Straight In Circles"--which we're pleased to premiere--provides a pretty good idea of what those of us in the New World are missing out on. The ...

STREAMING: Cradle of Filth’s “The Raping Of Faith”

By: Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014


It might seem like Cradle Of Filth has been around forever because, well, they have. But even the black metal superstars had their formative period. One of the documents of that time was Total Fucking Darkness, COF's third demo. Decibel got the first sneak peak of this old but new material, the track "The Raping Of Faith." The demos were restored by Dani Filth and former guitarist Paul Ryan ...

LIFE TO FALSE METAL: Watter’s “Small Business”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


Occasionally, it's nice to listen to things that can't be described as "brutal" or "crushing." On the flipside, who the fuck wants to listen to Modest Mouse? That's why it's nice to have bands like Watter as palate cleansers. I've had This World on my stereo every night this past week as I went to bed, its atmospheric post/Krautrock cloud banks perfect to drift into dreamland on. Despite ...

Full Album Stream: Ifing’s “Against This Weald”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, April 28th, 2014


Happy Monday. For your listening pleasure today please check out a full stream of Ifing's debut folk/black metal album Against This Weald, available for preorder now from Blood Music and also available digitally soon via Bandcamp. The limited release (due May 6) will include 1,000 copies of a digipack CD and and a limited vinyl run: 200 silver LPs and 100 ebony. You can learn more about the ...