Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

Stream New Song from Woccon’s New Album, Solace in Decay

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, February 7th, 2014

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Athens, GA heavy hitters Woccon are relative newcomers to the metal scene, but they've already made an impressive splash with the material they've recorded thus far.  Existing at some perfectly logical intersection of prog-friendly melodicism and aggressive doom, Woccon released an EP last year - The Wither Fields - that perked up our ears and gave us seven good reasons to keep listening. ...

Hollywood Babylon: Paul Masvidal’s Life in LA

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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Few people have a professional circle that includes Chris Barnes and Alex Webster, sexy pop starlet Terri Nunn and global film star Jim Carrey. One of them is Decibel Hall Of Fame inductee Paul Masvidal (enshrined with his Cynic bandmates for Focus). When Cynic fell apart in the mid-90s, Masvidal relocated to Los Angeles, where he has steadily built a career that includes songwriting, studio work ...

STREAMING: Massacre “As We Wait To Die”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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The last time death metal legends Massacre released an album, France was testing its last atomic bomb. Pretty amazing, to think of it. Fast forward a few years, and Rick Rozz (ex-Death), Terry Butler (ex-Death), Mike Mazzonetto (Pain Principle) and Edwin Webb (ex-Diabolic) emerge from the limestone graves of central Florida to release Back from Beyond. Now, there's a lot of old-school death metal ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Omotai’s “Throats of Snakes”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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I swear that I'm not deliberately scheduling streams this year of bands with names that are either difficult to pronounce or something you wouldn't want to say out loud, but here we are in February and here I am with a track from a band called Omotai. If you don't think Kylesa are shouty enough anymore, and need some more space rock effects, then this band is for you. There's enough progressive ...

STREAMING: Omnizide “Death Metal Holocaust”

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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Omnizide. What a name. Kinda makes you think of a market-leading bug spray. But their sound makes you think of, ooh, kinda old-school Darkthrone, and falls somewhere between the nexus of death metal and physically imposing Swedish black metal, bands such as Naglfar and Watain . . . And Craft. Definitely there's some Craft. There's no Craftian black 'n' roll to give it away—no roll ...

STREAMING: Prostitute Disfigurement’s From Crotch to Crown

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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I am not nearly the wordsmith that John Darnielle is, so I will borrow a quote from a post he wrote about the band in question a few years back on his sadly defunct Last Plane to Jakarta blog: INTERLOCUTOR: My grandmother has asked for an excellent new death metal album for her birthday. I tried to explain to her that my friends and I only really like black metal, because it's totally funny ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Bulgaria’s Claymore

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 31st, 2014

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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 (some of) the Monuments Collapse/Breag Naofa Split and Why Physical Copies Don’t Suck

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, killing is my business, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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The fucking hassle and amount of fucking time I wasted just to put this stupid stream up wasn't worth it. San Francisco's Monuments Collapse and Seattle's Breag Naofa have had a split release available since last month. It originally came out around the Christmas rush and was probably forgotten/ignored for that reason. Here, we present it for you and your perusal. However, let the record show ...

Decibrity Playlist: Indian

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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After dropping the best album of its career earlier this month with From All Purity, the dudes in Indian are in the midst of (hopefully) enjoying some time off before hitting the road at the end of March. Given that guitarist/vocalist Will Lindsay is also probably not all that enthused about stepping out into the frigid Chicago winter all that often (if you've perused our latest issue, you'd ...

Grind! Stream the new Cripple Bastards song

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Here's some fresh new grind to get you through midweek. Below, stream the new track "Nemico A Terra" from certified legends and lifers Cripple Bastards. It's off the new album Nero In Metastasi, due in North America on February 18th and available for preorder from Relapse. Frontman Giulio The Bastard says: 'Nemico A Terra' translates to 'Enemy Down'. It is a song about stubbornness in ...