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Sons of Drayton Sawyer: Kaliya Serve Up “Human Meat”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Thursday, January 29th, 2015

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We're about a month out from the release of a seriously brutal self-titled full-length debut courtesy underground berserkers Kaliya, but Decibel has an exclusive preview of the Dallas quintet's tasty grind-infused take on the classic Swedish death metal sound in the form of..."Human Meat." For more information hook up with Kaliya via Facebook, Bandcamp, and YouTube. Check out another ...

Streaming: Monolith’s “Caravan”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Gore House Productions is known for their embrace of some of the most depraved death metal on the planet. The bulk of their catalog would be considered NSFW. But gore-hound-in-chief Carlos Matt is launching a sister label called Funeral Noise Records that aims to embrace different and, dare we say, more accessible metal. Decibel got a sneak peek of this new direction with a track from ...

VALLEY OF THE DAMNED: Wells Valley’s “Matter As Regent”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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We don't hear much about Portuguese metal, but pissed off dudes make pissed off music no matter the geographic location. Wells Valley may not have the most threatening name, but their Gojira-style post-metal sure feels intense. These six tracks will crush you in their powerful grip, leaving nothing but devastation behind. Check them out below. ***Matter As Regent comes out February 7 on ...

BURIED ALIVE IN BLACK METAL: Vivus Humare’s “Einkehr”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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My friend and I spent a while trying to figure out what "Vivus Humare" means in Latin, and the best we could come up with was that it was a clumsy translation of "buried alive." Whatever, though – bad Latin is one of the universal constants amongst metal bands, no matter where they're from. This particular quartet hails from Germany, and their black metal resides in the coldest environs of the ...

Limited number of TIAMAT “Wildhoney” 20th anniversary vinyl available now!

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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Right now you're either praising the demigods that 2015's first Snowpocalypse has confined you to your nice, warm couch, or cursing them for not dumping enough white stuff to keep you out of work. Either way, we're sure nobody on your social media destination of choice has shut up about it, so Decibel has your kind of distraction: a blink-and-you'll-miss it offer for a very special rarity: the ...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Hate “Leviathan”

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, videos On: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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It's only been two years since its last slab of blackened death metal, but Hate is back with album number nine in the form of Crusade:Zero. While the LP--which was recorded at Bialystok, Poland's Hertz Studios (Vader, Decapitated, Behemoth)--doesn't drop for another couple of weeks (February 10th in the US via Napalm Records to be exact), we've got the premiere of the Polish trio's lyric video ...

Streaming: Imperial Triumphant’s “Dead Heaven”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, January 26th, 2015

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The East Coast is about to get hit with a snowstorm of apocalyptic proportions in the next 24 hours or so. Could there be better timing to debut "Dead Heaven," the first track off Abyssal Gods, the second album from the urban black metal band Imperial Triumphant? Here's what we're hearing: “Abyssal Gods focuses on the darkness of human existence and the weight of life in New York City. ...

Steve Jansson (Crypt Sermon) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, January 26th, 2015

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** Philadelphia isn't the hottest bed of heavy metal activity. Not since Cinderella and Britny Fox has the City of Brotherly Love engaged in traditional metalisms with any seriousness. And, let's face it, apart from certain songs on Night Songs, there isn't much heavy metal in either Cinderella or Britny Fox. So, it's with denim jackets, pyramid spikes, and poodle-cut hair that Philadelphia is ...

Gearified by Matt Olivo: ESP Eclipse LTD EC-1000T

By: James Lewis Posted in: featured, gear, repulsion On: Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel's #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #120 Matt gave his feedback on ESP's Eclipse LTD EC-1000T guitar, which "offers a worthy Les Paul ghost." This month, Gearified takes a ...

Melnick, Not Capote: Exclusive In Cold Blood Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured, uncategorized On: Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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They'rrrreeee back... This afternoon we've got the exclusive stream of the first new songs from In Cold Blood...and the Cleveland metallic hardcore guerrilla outfit -- founded and still led by ex-Integrity legends Aaron and Leon Melnick alongside former and current members of Ringworm, Homewrecker and Meposkapheles(!) -- are seriously not fucking around on these two salvos of unadulterated ...