Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

Happy Fucking Easter from the Wise-asses in Old Man Gloom

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, stupid crap On: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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So, I'm assuming you've all heard about the so-called prank wherein Old Man Gloom and Profound Lord sent out promos of their The Ape of God double album. Included within was new music that wasn't actually new music as it appeared on the official release of the album(s). if you want to read a more thorough dissection of the fun 'n' games, go here. Personally, I didn't get all riled up about it ...

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 15

By: Eddie Gobbo Posted in: encrotchment, featured, nfl 2014 On: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Please North Korea, threaten a terrorist attack over ALL Seth Rogen and James Franco movies from now on. Vat on the Pats This past week, the inevitable happened: The New England Patriots claimed their sixth straight AFC East title, and are on the fast track (for the millionth time) to the playoffs, with a bye week, and probably home field, in Belichick’s hoodie pouch. I’ll admit, I ...

Deluxe Edition Flexi Collector’s Box: Now in Stock!

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured, flexi disc On: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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In December of 2010, Decibel brought flexi back. Four years later, the obscure-yet-awesome medium is obviously here to stay. Our vaunted Flexi Series is going to be a whopping 50 deep as of the February 2015 issue, and there's no better place to store and preserve these highly collectible, exclusive items than the Deluxe Edition Flexi Collector's Box, which is officially in stock now! Our ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #15: Jeremy Wagner (Take 1)

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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When you invite a a published novelist to the shredder's studio expect a narrative. Such was the case with death metal veteran and Broken Hope founder Jeremy Wagner. Not only did Mr. Wagner visit the shredder's studio -- he provided your host with a near novella on the riffs that shaped him in chronological order. So, we'll be cataloging Mr. Wagner's lengthy sit down -- we'll just need to do it ...

Jump, Carry On, or Both: 2014′s Best Power Metal

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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Last week on Twitter I asked to no one in particular, if a publication is going to put out a “Best Metal of the Year” list, why do they all focus primarily on the extreme metal side? Hey, I like Dark Descent, Gilead, and Nuclear War Now as much as anyone else, but there’s a lot more to heavy metal than death metal, black metal, and grindcore. What’s so great about Decibel is that the ...

THEY HUNT HORSES TOO, DON’T THEY?: Free Download of Horsehunter’s “Stoned to Death”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, free, listen On: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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They make everything heavier in Australia. That's probably because gravity is stronger down there (or so I'm told). Horsehunter come from down under, and they bring some seriously slow, Sabbath/Sleep-style doom. "Stoned to Death" follows in a grand tradition of epically long songs, and it's like being between two tectonic plates at the moment of an earthquake. You can download it from the ...

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Damon Root’s Heavy Metal Justice

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Today the Metalnomicon welcomes Reason senior editor Damon Root, one of the most thought-provoking, singular voices writing on the intricacies of American law today. He's also a metal/hardcore devotee and the original articulator of the Suicidal Tendencies litmus test for federal candidates, which, as we all know, has had a profound effect on our nation in several alternate dimensions. So, ...

STREAMING: Outer Heaven’s “Vile Rebirth”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 15th, 2014

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Publicist guy says: "We think you'll like this -- it sounds like Coffins." So, we decide to check it out because we love Coffins. And yes, we can hear that a bit but we hear even more similarities to Mitochondrian and Decibel favorites Incantation. These are promising comparisons for extreme metal. Despite throwing out a few names to bait the hook we'll also say that Outer Heaven doesn't ...

STREAMING: Callisto “Pale Pretender”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 15th, 2014

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"Pale Pretender travels heavy hearted through ominous landscapes in a world where more is not enough," says Callisto vocalist Jani Ala-Hukkala. Finns aren't the most talkative of peoples, so it stands to reason Ala-Hukkala is letting the gravity of his statement (and the "Pale Pretender") do most of the talking here, which is fine for us, 'cause "Pale Pretender" is massive. From the initial ...

STREAMING: Thulcandra “Exalted Resistance”

By: Chris D. Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Steffen Kummerer is better known for his stupidly good guitar and vocal work in the obscenely great tech death outfit Obscura. But Kummerer has a dark side. One that harkens back to the mid-'90s, when Swedish death metal tyrants Dissection reigned the cold winds of nowhere and drank, with pure joy, night's blood with Elizabeth Bathory. For the better part of two albums, both adorned in ...