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Decibrity Playlist: Bastard Feast

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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We have a lot of love for Bastard Feast around these parts. Adrien Begrand lauded the band's latest album, Osculum Infame, in his Sucker for Punishment column, Dan Lake interviewed the quintet earlier this summer and the Oregonians snagged a local spot opening for Carcass and company on this year's Decibel tour. Now with the group set to hit the road for a month starting tomorrow, guitarist ...

A Very Heavy Halloween: The Banner Rises From Its Grave

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Shadowy metallic hardcore antiheroes The Banner are set to return this December with Greying, the long-awaited full-length follow-up to 2008 crusher Frailty. In honor of the band's imminent resurrection and well-known affection for the horrific aesthetic, Decibel requested and received the following Halloween week list of frontman JSS' Top Five Risings From the Dead... 1. Altered Beast ...

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 ...