Archive for the ‘lists’ Category

Decibrity Playlist: Encoffination

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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As previously expressed in these pages, the concept behind the new Encoffination record is "the glorification of death: an offering to the embodiment of death’s creation, and to sing the wretched hymns of death’s omnipresence, to kneel to death’s crown as we all shall fall under death’s eventual grasp...If the last record were a tool to teach about death, this record is that creation." ...

Decibrity Playlist: Obituary

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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When Obituary returned in 2005 with Frozen In Time--at that point, its first album in eight years--Decibel was still in its infancy. Fast forward to today, and we're about to throw two tenth anniversary shows on Saturday night while the death metal legends are about to drop their ninth studio effort, the long-time coming Inked In Blood, later this month. Even though they won't be in NYC this ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio # 14: Skeletonwitch

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Here at the shredder's studio we usually have one chair in the virtual office. Today, we need to pull up two. Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick agreed to spend some time with us and walk us through their many influences. Please welcome the dual shredders of Skeletonwitch to the shredder's studio, our 14th episode! Even better, you can witness the shredding in person this fall. Skeletonwitch has ...

Decibrity Playlist: Revocation

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

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When Revocation's David Davidson told me about his band's upcoming album Chaos of Forms back in 2011, the guitarist/vocalist was pretty excited about using his past experience with horn and big band arrangements to compose a horn section for "The Watchers". Between that and his focus on jazz while at the Berklee College of Music, it's no surprise that the genre provides the theme for his ...

Decibrity Playlist: Winterfylleth (Part 2)

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

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Last week, we brought you the first part of Chris Naughton's landscape themed playlist. While his first six picks covered some well traveled territory--Drudkh, Bathory and Ulver to name a few--the rest dive a little deeper underground. According to Winterfylleth's guitarist/vocalist, however, all "capture the very essence of their environment and their history through the music they make and the ...

Decibrity Playlist: Winterfylleth (Part 1)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Instead of rambling on about how great the new Winterfylleth album is and coming up with some clever way to introduce what Chris Naughton decided to cover in his playlist (spoiler alert: it's one of my favorites), we'll just let the guitarist/vocalist handle the intro himself: "Considering topics that would make for an interesting playlist relating to Winterfylleth led me down thought ...

Decibrity Playlist: Hark

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists, uncategorized On: Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Our Managing Editor and I share a fondness for many bands, but if I'm remembering correctly, he was responsible for introducing me to one in particular via his review of The Ruin of Nová Roma way back in the day: Taint. While the trio broke up in 2010, guitarist/vocalist Jimbob Isaac has resurfaced in Hark. The group released Crystalline earlier this year, an effort that will not leave Taint ...

Onward Into Battle: Talking MMA with KEN Mode

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, lists, stupid crap, videos On: Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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By the time this goes live, KEN Mode’s first round of what promises to be another couple years of non-stop touring will have come to a close and the boys will be getting set to kick their feet up for about 20 minutes before hitting Europe with HARK. See all the details and particulars at this post from a couple weeks ago. Having spent the last couple of weeks on the road with the brothers ...

Getcho’ Nerd On: Deconstructing Sequence

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists, videos On: Friday, September 5th, 2014

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UK time travelers Deconstructing Sequence have recorded a new 2-song EP called Access Code, amounting to more than 16 minutes of new music.  Yeah, that doesn't really sound like a lot, but the futuristic mech-out violence metes out a very high quality to make up for the relatively low quantity.  They pack as much music into these tunes as a doom band can fit into eight hours, so we're not ...

Decibrity Playlist: Lazer/Wulf

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Despite teases here and there, it's now been five long years since the last Irepress record (yes, I realize this is a Lazer/Wulf playlist--I'll get there next sentence, I promise). Given that the group is one of my favorite acts around, it's high praise that stumbling upon Lazer/Wulf has helped satiate my craving for new material. Not only did the Georgia trio put out one of the most eclectic ...