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Decibrity Playlist: Alcest

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Alcest pc William Lacalmontie

The last time I saw Alcest live was March 2012. Neige and company headlined a show at Brooklyn's Public Assembly (a more fitting setting for them than opening for Enslaved at the Gramercy Theater) and brought along Deafheaven and Vaura. Given the creative leaps both of those openers have made since then with their respective 2013 full-lengths, the prospect of where one of France's finest ...

Bongs and Blood: Stream the new Cannabis Corpse / Ghoul split

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014


Readers might already have a heads up on the new Cannabis Corpse album From Wisdom To Baked, due this spring (if not check out the studio short in our February issue). The band also has a "joint" project with Ghoul that's out now on Tankcrimes. Stream the entire Splatterhash split below and order it here. Also revel in the artwork, which a week into 2014 is already on the shortlist for best ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Waldgeflüster’s “Mit welchen Fesseln”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

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Apparently Waldgeflüster means "Whispering Forest" in German, which isn't actually an inaccurate description – well, until the black metal part kicks in, and then I guess it's more of a shrieking forest. The solo project of the dude who calls himself Winterherz, Waldgeflüster weaves together black metal and pastoral neo-folk in an unexpectedly organic way. There may still be screaming and ...

Ode From A Backstabber

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 7th, 2014


Following up a Kamikaze Mission is a no small challenge, but M.I.A., the decade-in-the-making barn burner of a comeback record from reconfigured/reborn Backstabbers Inc, proves a gloriously triumphant gut-check collection of anthemic dark hardcore -- not to mention a helluva way to kick off the new year! Decibel is proud to present an exclusive stream of one of the tracks below as well as a ...

What Happened To Charmand Grimloch?

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Monday, January 6th, 2014


Charmand Grimloch (aka Joachim Rygg) was, at one time, black metal's preeminent keyboard player. His stints with Emperor as a session player propelled him to heights unknown. Well, his black metal solo project Tartaros produced notoriety, but nothing on the scale of what he accomplished by coat tailing Ihsahn and the boys. After Tartaros went into obscurity before the millennium, one wondered ...

Prog-Death ‘Til You Drop with Exist’s New Sunlight

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

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Back in May, the Deciblog allowed me the space to gush a little about Death To All frontman and Cynic tour buddy Max Phelps, who I’ve known a little bit since seeing his band Exist play in several low-key Maryland venues.  At the end of 2010, Exist recorded and released their In Mirrors EP, and now, after more than a year of on-and-off preparation, have completed this version of the band’s ...

Decibrity Playlist: East of the Wall

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, January 2nd, 2014


East of the Wall dropped its fourth full-length a little over two months ago. But just because we're a little late getting around to praising Redaction Artifacts doesn't mean that we don't hold a special place in our grim hearts for the New Jersey quintet, one that's been ensconced there since The Postman Syndrome's 2002 magnum opus Terraforming. So we were stoked when guitarist/vocalist Matt ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Monument of Misanthropy’s “Entering a New State”

By: Sean Frasier Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 23rd, 2013


If I commissioned a sculptor to create a monument dedicated to the hatred of mankind, it would probably be a metalhead with hair dangling in front of its eyes, carved from black onyx and brimstone, and “Entering a New State” would be blaring in a continuous loop from a speaker tucked inside the statue’s mouth. With George Wilfinger (Raising the Veil, Disfigured Divinity, ex-Miasma) ...

Decibel’s Top 13 Most Metal Holiday Songs Ever

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, lists On: Monday, December 23rd, 2013


Many of you might have noticed---If you listen to radio that is, but that’s another blog entirely---on Black Friday many U.S. radio stations flipped from their respective formats to Holiday. All across this great (not so great if you follow Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity with any seriousness) land of ours Adult Contemporary and Pop stations are now broadcasting Holiday music 24/7. That’s right ...

From the Shuman Vault: Nosvrolok’s Maledictum Parasytus

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, December 20th, 2013

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Years ago, a former non-Decibel coworker caught wind that I was digging into the grimy corners of the blackened underground.  This coworker – a Mr. Shuman – immediately targeted my mailbox for blast ‘n’ rasp overload.  Data CDs loaded with entire discographies of 3rd tier blasphemers with photocopied cover art, cast-off compilations, and duplicate copies of CDs from the times that he ...