Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

STREAMING: Felix Martin “Triangle Tune”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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There comes a point where progressive is no longer progressive. It's a step beyond. For Venezuelan guitarist Felix Martin, he's taken the six-string and transformed it into a 14-string creating what he calls "jazz metal." Now, if we're to rewind history a bit, "jazz metal" was already covered---to some degree---by Cynic, Pestilence, and Atheist. But Felix Martin adds something new to the concept. ...

Decibrity Playlist: Gorguts

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Gorguts released its long-awaited fifth album today, the band's first in over 12 years. To celebrate, vocalist/guitarist Luc Lemay decided to take a breather from death metal and reveal a little bit of his softer side, highlighting five songs/pieces of music that show the "beauty and poetry in music." Once you're done checking out Luc's picks, not only can you turn to Colored Sands for the hard ...

Full Album Stream: Heretic Cult Redeemer

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Check out all this sonic extremity that German label/distributor Iron Bonehead is trying to drill through your thick skull!  On Friday, we brought you a tasty helping of ugly old school death from Abyssous.  This morning (as some of us return to work from a sun-baked Labor Day weekend) we serve up an entire platter from Greek occult black metallers Heretic Cult Redeemer.  The band has existed ...

German Death Dealers Abyssous – Hear Here!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 30th, 2013

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We got an earful of Abyssous recently when we browsed through some recent promos for a bit of quick, juicy entertainment.  Admittedly, it was the band name that drew us in... but it was the gristly death metal within that kept our attention pinned.  Originally a demo from last year (in a slightly shorter form), ...Smouldering sees a vinyl release from Iron Bonehead on the 1st of October.  The ...

Decibrity Playlist: Exhumed

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Matt Harvey is a fan of the San Francisco Giants. He shares the name of the NL East's pitcher of the future (for the record, I wrote this before his injury and really meant it) who happens to play for a certain NY-based franchise. He also really likes Metallica. Some of us here may hold those first two items against most people, but most people aren't Matt Harvey, guitarist/vocalist for ...

EXCLUSIVE: Archive interview with Jeff Hanneman

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Sometimes a little cleaning can unearth big finds. During my latest attempt at restoring some order to the house of CDs I live in, I came across a stack of old CDR's that contained the archives of my old radio show, Hellraiser's Ball, at USC's student run radio station, KSCR (1560 AM!). One of those discs was labeled "Jeff Hanneman interview." I had been assigned the interview by a magazine that ...

STREAMING: COFFINS “Colossal Hole” EP

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Courtesy of the good guys and ghouls from Horror Pain Gore Death Records, we've got a particularly fetid and rotten Monday afternoon treat for all you gore-obsessed Decibangers out there in the shape of Coffins Colossal Hole EP. Anyone with a penchant for sloppy-joe, old-school death metal will already be on first-name terms with the Japanese quartet's sound. And of course, you've all heard ...

STREAMING: Scythe’s “Leather Aggressor”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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In recent years, Chicago has been home to all sorts of experimental and off-the-path metal. Lest you forget it's also the hometown of Paul Speckmann of Master, scads of restaurants that serve large racks of meat and tons of old-school goodness. On that note, Decibel is happy to provide an exclusive stream of Scythe's "Leather Aggressor," from their upcoming album Subterranean Steel. R.I.P. ...

Let Orbweaver Fuck Up Your Friday!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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Florida's Orbweaver just released one of those records that sounds just like its cover art.  Like, if Mastodon's latest actually sounded like the roar of a multi-jawed bull with scales, or if mid-period Novembers Doom actually sounded good.  Copiously limbed, eye- and mouth-dominated monstrosities from space are climbing through razored tears in space-time to devour your body and eternal ...

The Southern Ontario Metal Fest and the Shit Promoters Have to Deal With

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, listen, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

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Before you jump all down my throat and get up in my grill, understand that not all metal festivals are on the same level as Wacken, MDF, Roadburn, Chaos in Tejas, Bloodstock, one of the annual Scion-sponsored shin-digs or even Hopscotch or FunFunFunFest. Not every fest has the ability to draw thousands or can be held in a major market or central location. Not every fest has the pull or financial ...