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The Deciblog Presents Bonus ‘My Awesome Day Job’ Content: Psychotic Gravedigging with Psychotic Gardening

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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A couple months ago, I introduced you to Winnipeg death metal outfit Psychotic Gardening here. In the search for additional and interesting content for this here spot on this here blog, I was altered to the fact that vocalist Chris "Gillishammer" Gillis' dayjob was as a gravedigger! As soon as I heard that, I immediately did the most logical thing and rustled up a bunch of email questions to ...

Past Decibrity Playlists

By: zach.smith Posted in: uncategorized On: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

***Past Decibrity entries include: Goatwhore North Tombs Sadgiqacea The Atlas Moth Arch Enemy Archspire Cormorant Eyehategod (Part 1) (Part 2) Floor Iron Reagan Fight Amp Cynic Melt-Banana Junius (Part 1) (Part 2) Alcest East Of The Wall Enabler Wolvserpent Drugs Of Faith SubRosa (Part 1) (Part 2) Vattnet Viskar Skeletonwitch Ihsahn Earthless Watain Orange ...

Heavy Metal Movies: Interview with author Mike McPadden

By: Sean Frasier Posted in: featured, interviews, uncategorized On: Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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I blame every sobering statistic regarding global literacy on the fact that until now the world didn’t have Heavy Metal Movies, the twisted tome cataloging Mike “McBeardo” McPadden’s infatuation with extremely extreme music and film. With 666+ reviews of headbang-friendly films, McBeardo is your personal Virgil leading you into the underworld of metallic cinema treasures. What was your ...

Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski (Behemoth) Interview Excerpts

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews, uncategorized On: Monday, May 12th, 2014

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** March 2014. An eternity ago. We featured Behemoth on the cover, in which frontman Adam 'Nergal' Darski goes through his tribulations with career, state, and cancer. Darski's also a bit of a traveler, too. We found five quotes that weren't used for the March 2014 issue (DB #113) that remind us why Darski (and Behemoth) rule. On lyrics for The Satanist Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski: There is free ...

Fuck Winter. Listen to an Exclusive Stream of Blistered’s New EP

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized On: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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Blistered is a five-piece metallic hardcore outfit who call Tampa home and came to my attention courtesy the good folks at 6131 Records who are releasing their latest offering, and EP called Soul Erosion, which you can stream below. As winter goes on and my stir-craziness hits epic proportions, part of my decision to give this week's blog space to this band is rooted as much in the fact I used to ...

Hell Goes to America: Hellbenders Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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I discovered Brazil's Hellbenders the old fashioned way: their U.S. publicist pointed me in their direction. However, instead of doing what I normally do and ignoring the histrionic pitch (which, after having the band described as Brazil's answer to Kyuss/High on Fire/stoner/desert rock, would have been the logical thing to do), I bit. And man, I'm glad I did! This quartet from Goiania is indeed ...

STREAMING: Mayhem “Psywar”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, uncategorized On: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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The True Mayhem. Ground zero for Norwegian black metal. Since 1984, the Oslo-based outfit has made waves. Though it would take a good number of years—about three, actually—before Deathcrush hit posers hard, the group’s coup de grace was posthumous debut album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. With Euronymous dead and the Norwegian scene reeling from heavy media pressure, Mayhem didn’t ...

Subtracting Proportions: An Interview with Biblical

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, uncategorized On: Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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I've known Nick Sewell, and been aware of his prodigious skill on the bass gee-tar, since the mid-90s. Good Lord! That's round-and-about 20 real-life years, which is the equivalent of about 2000 musician/band years. In that time, dude has played in some of Toronto's most notorious metal and hard rockin' bands, including Tchort, The Illuminati and Drunkula and was one of few to have been signed to ...

Sucker For Punishment: An Anti-Top Five

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured, uncategorized On: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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It’s become fashionable on social media to complain about the sheer volume of year-end music lists that appear every December, and certainly more and more seem to surface every year, but to be honest I love year-end lists, and I try to read every one I come across. The excitement of discovering great new music is what drives me in this freelance writing work, and not only am I interested in ...

Sucker For Punishment: Thanks For Give Us Such Emotions

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured, uncategorized On: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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I’m not going to apologize for liking Nightwish. I might be only a small handful of Decibel writers willing to endorse the garish symphonic strains of the Finnish band (hi, Jeff Treppel), but I remain steadfast. Besides, for all the emphasis on extreme metal, isn’t Nightwish’s use of operatic melodies extreme? I’d even say that Wishmaster took metal into territories of bombast that nobody ...