Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

TRACK PREMIERE: Phantom Glue’s “Biocult”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Phantom Glue

I'm not 100% sure how Phantom Glue would even really work as an adhesive. I guess sometimes you just need to keep some damn ghosts in place. Apparently it requires some really heavy duty stuff, but even if they can't hold the wraiths in place, this goop should be able to slow them down pretty well. The band plays in the same muck as Mastodon, but they bring a sense of devastation and despair that ...


By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, July 15th, 2013


Courtesy of Forge Again Records and exclusively for all you Decibangers out there, may this cursed quarter of the Internet be the first to steam in full the debut LP from Detroit punks Old Gods, Stylized Violence. What can you expect? Sheesh . . . Well, it is worth noting that the album artwork features a large chef’s knife (a 23cm blade, by our estimate), calling to mind Black Flag’s My ...

STREAMING: Trouble “The Distortion Field” [Sampler]

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, July 15th, 2013


Back in the day (about four years ago), Trouble's follow-up to Simple Mind Condition was titled, The Dark Riff. Pretty cool title. Succinct and descriptive. Well, the title's changed to, The Distortion Field, and we're pretty sure it's just as descriptive, but there's a little more to interpret. We won't try, of course. The title background will, no doubt, come out in interviews with the ...

Stream a New LUSTRE Track!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, July 12th, 2013

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It’s possible you’re not yet an initiate of the Lustre phenomenon.  Despite several recent releases, I think the last time the project drew Decibel’s attention was when Scott Seward reviewed 2010’s A Glimpse of Glory.  So, yeah, it’s been a while.  Since then, head nature-screamer Nachtzeit has given the world another EP, a split, a compilation of unreleased material, and a ...

Decibrity Playlist: Scale The Summit

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 11th, 2013


We here at the Deciblog are proponents of good health. So when we were presented the opportunity to present a playlist with that lofty goal in mind, it was an easy choice (not to mention we're big fans of Scale the Summit's instrumental musings). As guitarist Chris Letchford explains, "I spend five days a week in the gym lifting. Health and fitness is a huge part of my life. When I go on ...

STREAMING: Bangladeafy’s “The Briefcase”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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If you are scanning the Internet chances are you have a set of headphones and 15 minutes to burn. If that's the case check out this funky little EP The Briefcase from New York City duo Bangladeafy. We're running out of phrases to describe their music today so if you have any questions just ask the band directly on Facebook. If you dig it the album is available from Nefarious ...

STREAMING: Beyond’s “Fatal Power of Death”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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Those who have been following my writings in the pages of the magazine , on here, or on Twitter (@JeffTreppel) will probably have figured out that I'm not the biggest death metal guy. So, for a death metal band to catch my attention, they really have to be something special. Beyond (Germany) fit that criteria. Their full-length debut, Fatal Power of Death (accurate, if somewhat redundant), ...

STREAMING: Axeslasher “Woodland Tortuary” with Comic Book Lyric Sheet (Plus Contest!)

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


Axeslasher and Decibel present an exclusive stream of a song off the gore-obsessed thrashers' upcoming album Anthology of Terror, Vol. 1, due later this year on Antithetic Records. Mixed and mastered at the Filth Chamber in Denver with producer Patrick Bruss (CRYPTICUS, TOMBSTONES), "Woodland Tortuary" is a tongue-in-cheek look at late '80s sadism, inspired by equal parts grindhouse splatter ...

White Wizzard’s Top 5 Obscure ’80s Metal Albums, Part II

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, lists On: Monday, July 8th, 2013


By Jon Leon (White Wizzard) 5. Watchtower’s Control and Resistance (1989) Possibly the most over-the-top falsetto vocals of all time...Mixed with some of the most technically proficient playing I have ever heard. Everyone talks about Voivod, who are great, but I think this album is superior to anything any technical metal band did in the '80s. On pure musicianship, it is hard to beat this ...

STREAMING: Witherscape “Dead for a Day” (Lyric Video)

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013


Dan Swanö. The man. The myth. The machine. The dude's got more bands, projects, one-offs, production credits, and engineering nods than anyone in the so-called 'biz.' Well, he's returned, with buddy and guitarist extraordinaire Ragnar Widerberg in tow, on new outfit Witherscape. Those in the Swanö Swanclub have known about Witherscape for a day or two, but the rest of the scenerati need to know ...