Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

Decibrity Playlist: Junius (Part 1)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, February 13th, 2014


A few weeks ago, we premiered a track from Junius's excellent new EP, Days of the Fallen Sun. This year will not only see the release of new tunes from the quartet (in just a few days, no less), but it also marks a celebratory occasion that typically calls for diamond jewelry. Our budget here at the Deciblog isn't quite that extravagant, so instead we thought we'd let the band take over our ...

STREAMING: Mystifier “Wicca”

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, February 10th, 2014


It’s time to go back, folks. It’s time to wade way, way back into the primordial ooze and sift out a hallowed blast from the past in this exclusive album stream of GreyHaze Records’ reissue of Mystifier’s Wicca. The Brazilian black metal legends released Wicca in 1992, and although it has been rereleased a handful of times since, it has been out of print for while. Most of you will be ...

STREAMING: Vampire “Under the Grudge”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, February 10th, 2014


With pseudonyms like Hand of Doom, Black String and Command, Sweden's Vampire immediately evoke early '80s heavy metal and early mid-'90s black metal. A non-coincidence, really. Vampire's eponymous debut is the nexus of heavy metal and black metal, where Destruction and Motörhead meets Unanimated and Bewitched. Vampire, however, make the cross-generational/genre melange unique, menacing in march ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Entartung’s “Blasphemaverit in Spiritum Sanctum”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Friday, February 7th, 2014

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You know you're in for some serious black metal destruction when the waveform is a solid block. Entartung have an unpronounceable name and a penchant for German efficiency, one that they put towards killing your eardrums. They've built a pretty impressive temple of evil in Peccata Mortalia, their second album. Most of you are snowed in, and there's nothing better for a dark, snowy day than some ...

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

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


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: Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014


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


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


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


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


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 ...