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Inside The Shredder’s Studio #7: André Foisy Of Locrian

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


Locrian's new album Return To Annihilation is one of the better records I've heard this year, and the praise keeps rolling in. We decided that it was a perfect time to invite frontman André Foisy to the shredder's studio. He shared a list of eclectic infuences and might be the first shredder featured ever that didn't include at least one Sabbath or Maiden riff. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. ...

STREAMING: Mercenary “Through Our Darkest Days”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


The last time we spent time with melodic death metallers Mercenary was on 2011's Metamorphosis effort. With a revamped lineup, the Danes managed to change their sound---much to the dismay of long-time fans---but the change opened up a whole new world of potential. They're no longer stuck to the melodic death construct that made them up-'n'-comers in Denmark and beyond with 2002's Everblack and ...

STREAMING: Infanticide’s “Misconception of Hope”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


Very rarely do I get to make dead baby jokes and have them be actually relevant to the subject at hand, so there's no way I'm going to pass up the opportunity. Prepare to be offended! How do you know when a baby is a dead baby? The dog plays with it more. What do you call a dead baby with no arms and no legs in a swimming pool? Bob. What's the difference between a dead baby and a ...

STREAMING: Twitching Tongues “World War V”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


Neo-barbarians is how Twitching Tongues has been described. Now, most of the time when you hear the word barbarian you picture classic bronzed 'n' buffed Arnie in a majestic loincloth and wielding the Atlantean sword. Well, I guess barbarians of present day dress in black and instead of decapitating with a finely crafted weapon of death, they use guitars, drums, and vocals. Twitching Tongues is ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Forlorn Path

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, July 19th, 2013

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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 ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Phantom Glue’s “Biocult”

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

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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 ...