Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

Fuck Winter. Listen to an Exclusive Stream of Blistered’s New EP

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized On: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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Blistered is a five-piece metallic hardcore outfit who call Tampa home and came to my attention courtesy the good folks at 6131 Records who are releasing their latest offering, and EP called Soul Erosion, which you can stream below. As winter goes on and my stir-craziness hits epic proportions, part of my decision to give this week's blog space to this band is rooted as much in the fact I used to ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #9: Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts, Dysrhythmia and Vaura

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Kevin Hufnagel is traveling around the country right now blowing minds with Gorguts on the Decibel tour. We thought it was a perfect time to pull him aside and learn about the riffs that shaped his shredding style. Please welcome Kevin Hufnagel to the Inside The Shredder's Studio. --- Here it is: a list of my biggest influences, in mostly chronological order. When I was asked to do this I ...

STREAMING: Satyress’s “Dark Fortunes”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Satyrs are super horny (literally!) goat people. Satyress is the female version of that. Do not do a Google image search of the term unless you want to feel dirty. But if you want some awesome occult doom with an intense vocalist, Satyress the band are your thing. Their debut, Dark Fortunes, contains so many sweet riffs that it'll rot your teeth. Dark, heavy, a little progressive, and catchy as ...

Decibel Exclusive: First New Meatmen Track in 19 Years!

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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This is not an April Fool's joke, except on the politically correct thought police: We have the first new Meatmen track in two decades! When I was a kid I sat in my room and cranked The Meatmen at ridiculous volumes and memorized Tesco Vee's banter on the classic Meatmen platters. So to say this particular member of the Decibel family is stoked would be a major understatement. Decibel sat ...

Skinfather Wants You (To “Drown in Black”)

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Maybe it isn't a complete surprise that a rising death metal band would adopt a circa-1993 song title from Swedish extreme music legends (and Decibel Hall of Famers) Dismember as its moniker. How well Southern California’s Skinfather captures the spirit and unadulterated sonic brutality of that glorious moment in time, on the other hand, is no doubt about to turn more than a few heads. The ...

STREAMING: Monolord “Empress Rising”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 31st, 2014

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"...that fuzzed out soundscape was exactly what we were looking to achieve. We actually didn't have any specific genre in mind starting this band, we just wanted to make music as heavy and gritty as possible. If anyone wants to label it doom, stoner or sludge is entirely up to them. But we're totally fine with that; as long as people like what we do we take any labelling as a compliment." So says ...

Album Stream: I Döden by Swedish Atmospheric Black Metallers Skogen

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, March 28th, 2014

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A little over a week from now, Skogen will release their fourth album in five years, called I Döden, meaning In Death.  The three Swedes have compiled an hour of farsighted, contemplative black metal - not quite folk, even though quiet acoustic passages exist; often raucous but with the sharpest edges all filed away by performance and productions choices, all to enhance the mood.  Due to ...

Decibrity Playlist: Iron Reagan

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Sure, it's been a year since Iron Reagan dropped its debut full-length. Despite the various other commitments of its members, the band recently began a run of tour dates that will take them through April, all while wrapping up work on their sophomore LP (which, by the way, will be for Relapse). Given how much we liked Worse Than Dead (it made our top 40 of 2013) and how stoked we are about that ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Raw Power’s “We’re Moving”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Raw Power have long been one of the most underappreciated bands of the early crossover movement (I even did a Lazarus Pit on them a few years back). Still going after 30 years of punk fury, their 10th full-length, Tired and Furious, is about to kick everyone's ass. We have the first track for you, and it's two minutes of lethal ordnance the way it should be done. These Italians will make pizza ...

STREAMING: Gamma Ray “Born To Fly” and “Master Of Confusion”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 24th, 2014

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Power metal isn't a frequent sight on the Deciblog. For that we (kinda) apologize. There are times when powerful metal, with soaring vocals, eagle cries, and shiny battle armor rules our respective roosts. But most of the time it doesn't. Power metal, at least of the Euro variety, is, well, too Euro. We do have a soft spot for vintage Helloween, however. Which is precisely why we decided it ...