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Interview with Cloud Rat

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, videos On: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan's Cloud Rat play grind and they play it really well. They have a new album in the holster and on the ready entitled Moksha, courtesy the fine folks at Halo of Flies. What follows is an interview with guitarist Rorik Brooks and some vids and crap I lifted from their website. Check 'em out, they rule. For those not in the know, can you give the history of Cloud Rat? We ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Lightning Swords of Death “Baphometic Chaosium”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, videos On: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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Man, it gets fucking crazy in the Lightning Swords of Death practice space if this video for "Baphometic Chaosium" -- the title track of the new record available now -- is any indication. There are what appears to be grown-up versions of the Phantasm munchkins, a rather busty-sassy ram-headed demoness, and several trim dudes in shades churning out the sort of blackened death metal that keeps the ...

Screaming Past ‘The Cemetery’

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews, videos On: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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Not only is The Cemetery an exquisite slab of nasty/fun uber-brutal indie horror -- think Cabin Fever via Evil Dead -- it also throws extreme music fans a serious bone with a soundtrack featuring a gang of grind n' blasters including Fleshgod Apocalypse, Gorod, Ulcerate, Circle of Dead Children, Defeatist, The Year of Our Lord, Squash Bowels, and Crowpath. Decibel recently caught up with ...

Dave Mustaine or Billy Corgan: Who’s Crazier?

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, videos On: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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The world of hard rock and heavy metal is filled with brilliant artists, and sometimes that thin line between genius and insanity gets erased. Usually in public. In very embarrassing ways. And there have been a lot of notable crazies in the music industry, but right now, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan seem to be in a heated race to see which washed up rocker ...

Chances are…Behind the Scenes at A389 Records

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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Chances are you know about Scion's involvement in the world of extreme music (as well as garage rock and electronic music scenes). Chances are some of you have even gone on online to whine about a huge corporation like Scion/Toyota digging their claws and worming their tentacles into our sacred little world... after picking up your free Wormrot and Revocation EPs and downloading those two new ...

Exclusive! Vit Premiere Video For “16 Bodies”

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, videos On: Friday, December 21st, 2012

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Vit kill.  Probably not literally, but who knows?  Their brand of grueling harshitude is just about my favorite kind of ear-hate:  a doomy churn filled with motion and eventful anarchy, a corpse-painted wretch that forgoes all amusical mopiness in favor of mounting, forboding horror.  Fans of genre-shunting black mood enhancement take heed.  Vit are shuffling bleakly toward your ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Swarm Of Arrows “Alive Like Death”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen, videos On: Monday, December 10th, 2012

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It ain't often the City of Brotherly Hate produces music that isn't A) learning disabled hip-hop B) pretentious art rock or C) hipster/horned rim glasses acoustic "singer"/"songwriter" drivel. So, when extremely extreme (r) stuff like Swarm of Arrows arrives on the barely-there scene, there's reason to take notice. The Great Seekers Of Lesser Life, Swarm of Arrows' newest ruling platter, has been ...

Dave Grohl Loves Hearing About Heavy Metallers’ First Time

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, tv, videos On: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

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The Foo Fighters may be on a hiatus important enough to be noted by the nation's newspaper of record, but Dave Grohl remains busy, putting the finishing touches on his debut directorial effort Sound City, a documentary about "the truth, the craft and the integrity of Rock and Roll." And as part of the buzz-building slow roll out, several interesting/funny/oddball clips of musicians talking about ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Evocation “Divide and Conquer”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, videos On: Monday, November 26th, 2012

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We at Decibel get a lot of chances at firsts. We were the first metal magazine to put flexi discs in the Common Era. We were the first magazine to introduce the Hall of Fame. 95 and counting, to be awesomely sure. We were also the first magazine to premiere new Evocation album---in its entirety---Illusions of Grandeur and remastered demo tune, "Through The Darkened Peril", before any of the Euros ...

Obscene Extreme Sails To America!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: breaking newz, featured, videos On: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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For 14 years, extreme hate-thunder has rained down from the blighted Czech sky every July, under the Obscene Extreme banner.  In 2013, the organizers are seriously upping the ante, and we here at Decibel get to formally welcome Obscene Extreme America!  It’s in Mexico!  (Yeah, against the protestations of xenophobes all over the United States, there are actually two whole continents called ...