Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

Sucker For Punishment: Eleventh Observation

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Last week I mentioned how writers like yours truly like to cart out the phrase “fully realized” upon hearing an album we deem to be a creative zenith, as if to immediately negate anything the artist might have in store in the future. Nope, sorry, this is as good as it will ever get. If anything, it’s best to use the term in retrospect. Daydream Nation, Ege Bamyasi, Rocket to Russia, those ...

STREAMING: Blackwolfgoat’s “Drone Maintenance”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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"Black," "wolf", and "goat" are all words frequently found in the pages of our magazine, so any band with all three words in its name has to be good, right? Absolutely! Only probably not for the reason that you think. Blackwolfgoat is the solo project of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw), and it ain't black metal. A mesmerizing mix of psychedelia, ...

Rise to Snarl Again: English Dogs Q&A

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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When the classic line-up of UK crossover heroes English Dogs reconvened for a raucous U.S. tour a few years back enthusiasm went straight through the squat roof. And yet a rumored new album, even the band's most ardent fans would likely admit, seemed a much dicier prospect. After all, the 2011 jaunt focused on To the Ends of the Earth and Forward Into Battle -- releases that dropped in ...

Pardon, Please: The Deciblog Interview With Lord Worm

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, The Decibel Study Hall of Fame On: Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Dan Greening -- alias Lord Worm -- is one of the few true mavericks in death metal. Worm is best known for his work with Cryptopsy; Decibel Hall Of Fame inductee None So Vile and potential inductee Blasphemy Made Flesh are genre classics. Worm's work with Cryptopsy is inimitable; his lyrics are crazed poetry as notable for their humor, wordplay and puns as for their over-the-top violence. ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Killer Be Killed’s “Snakes of Jehovah”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, videos On: Monday, August 25th, 2014

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It's Monday morning. Mondays suck. It doesn't take a cartoon cat to know that. But lo and behold, we have something to brighten your week: a video featuring Troy Sanders, Greg Puciato, Max Cavalera, Dave Elitch, and a naked chick with a snake. Who says we aren't good to you? Here's the latest video from supergroup Killer Be Killed, straight to your face. ***Killer Be Killed is out now on ...

STREAMING: Rigor Mortis “Poltergeist”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, August 25th, 2014

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After the untimely passing of Rigor Mortis guitarist (Mike Scaccia; also of Ministry) in December 2012, the remaining members decided it was Scaccia who would've wanted to see new album, Slaves to the Grave, released to the wide world of longhairs, headbangers, and rebel angels. The group has already premiered ripping new track, "Flesh for Flies", at Metalsucks (HERE), but one track is never ...

Simon Wizén (Valkyrja) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured On: Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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** Valkyrja has largely existed in a vacuum of uncool. The Swedes' brand of fiery black is likened to Watain fucking around with early period Enslaved, but that's the extent of Valkyrja's Satan-powered volcano. Throughout the group's three-album discography they tap an unknown darkness. They make you feel as if you've stuck your head and heart into the abyss. Valkyrja's latest album, The ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: France’s Father Merrin

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days) don’t know everything, Decibel brings you Throw Me a ...

When There’s No More Beer in Hell: Cross Examination Returns with Dawn of the Dude

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, liver failure On: Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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This almost didn't happen. By 'this,' we mean the interview portion of our announcing the return-of-sorts of St. Louis' Cross Examination to the world of playing crossover thrash while balancing tens of beers on their livers. The quintet, after about six years of silence, has a new 7" out and available as of last month and recently just completed a run out west. You can stream Dawn of the Dude's ...

Christ, Not Death: Exclusive Napalm Christ Stream!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Napalm Christ lives up to its name. Need we say more? Actually, no, no we don't. 'Cause we've got the exclusive stream of the band's upcoming catchy-yet-dark-as-fuck self-titled 12-inch streaming below. (Pre-order here.) Enjoy! A389-146 NAPALM CHRIST (Napalm Christ) 12" by A389 ...