Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

Decibrity Playlist: Earthless

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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Dear Brent Burton or Scott Seward (I honestly can't remember which one of you it was): Thank you for introducing me to Earthless all those years ago, back when our magazine still had its original logo. Not only have I been able to spend the intervening time enjoying the trio's first two full-lengths and various live recordings, but I've been fortunate enough to witness the band's incredible ...

Full Album Stream: Satanic Malfunctions

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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It's been more than 22 years since the UK hardcore act Satanic Malfunctions has released any music (Disgrace To Humanity, 1990). Decibel is proud to present a full album stream of the comeback Them, released by Selfmadegod and available for purchase here. After the stream check a quick q and a with drummer Ade. It's short and to the point -- just like their songs. When did you ...

Enter the Temple of Baal

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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This morning Decibel is proud to premiere an exquisite slab of blackened death metal off Verses of Fire, the barn burning fourth album from long-running French brutality merchants Temple of Baal. Another track from the album can be streamed after the jump. ...

Relapse Records release 26-track compilation as a free download

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, October 14th, 2013

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Relapse could probably have found a stronger name for their 2013 autumn/winter sampler than, uhh, Relapse Sampler 2013. Cast your mind back when Earache were releasing their Grindcrusher sampler series, and Peaceville had the enigmatically titled Under the Sign of the Sacred Star; that was how you named a sampler. But that was back then, and nowadays Grindcrusher is (probably) an independent ...

Orange Is the New Metal

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized, videos On: Friday, October 11th, 2013

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The latest closet metalhead, Jessica Pimentel, is not exactly a closet metalhead. Currently appearing in the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, she refers to herself as a “closet actress.” That's because Pimentel is well known in her native New York City for holding it down in local hardcore and metal bands, including Alekhine's Gun and Desolate. Click through for a metal playlist ...

LowCityRain Album Stream and Interview

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, October 11th, 2013

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As a music writer who’s supposed to help guide people to the most worthy holes to shove their money, time and psyches into (because spending any of those things on your own children is simply preposterous), I always worry a little bit that I’ve tumbled way too far down the rabbit hole of my own personal tastes to be useful to anyone else.  Is this death metal record actually boring as fuck, ...

STREAMING: Paradise Lost “Our Saviour 2013″

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Paradise Lost have done a retrospective compilations before---The Singles Collection, Reflection, and more recently 2012's Lost in Time---but none of them are as special as Tragic Illusion 25, a collection of old and re-worked tunes celebrating the Brits' 25th year as a functioning, productive outfit. And by re-worked, we're not talking something stupid like an "in dub" mix or something worse ...

In the Silence Album Stream and Tour Dates

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, tours On: Friday, October 4th, 2013

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Muscular, mournful prog metal, anyone? In the Silence are a pretty new find for me, but they don’t fit the Frickin’ Label Hack pattern because they’re sittin’ pretty with a label already.  Initially self-released, the band’s A Fair Dream Gone Mad saw a release through Sensory Records a few months back.  That’s cool, though.  I don’t need to find good stuff first, as long as I ...

Decibrity Playlist: Watain

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

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In our September cover story, Erik Danielsson told J. Bennett that "it will be interesting to see people's reaction to [The Wild Hunt]." Those comments were made shortly before Century Media hosted a pre-release private listening party, but Watain's frontman could have easily been talking about public reception, particularly now that his band's fifth full-length has been out for over a month. ...

STREAMING: Germ – Butterfly

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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Tim Yatras is Australia's answer to Dan Swanö. From Austere and Nazxul to Woods of Desolation and Ilium, the Wollongong-based multi-instrumentalist has had his hands full over the last decade. True, he may not have the visibility of Swanö, but his contributions to all types of metal is noticeable and commendable. In fact, he's mostly a drummer, but the kit doesn't seem have restrained Yatras ...