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Stream Barrowlands Album: Thane

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, November 21st, 2014

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Metal lover, you've been damn lucky this year.  Your listening habits have been well served by the aural atrocities perpetrated globally throughout 2014.  And it all just got sicker. Portland, OR metal collective Barrowlands is a harrowing hybrid of black metal terror, progressive twists and turns, and doomy contemplation with bold, emotive cello.  Their first full-length, Thane, is ...

Much Better Than a Polar Vortex. Piss Vortex Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, stupid crap, videos On: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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The band is called Piss Vortex. They hail from Copenhagen. And if I didn't feel the responsibility to inform you that they play some ferociously angry and chaotically bent grind, as you might imagine a band named Piss Vortex would, I might've just left things to those first two sentences and let you discover the caustic majesty of their colossal noise yourselves. Their self-titled, debut album ...

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 11

By: Eddie Gobbo Posted in: encrotchment, featured, nfl 2014 On: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Feeling for Minnesota This week, it was confirmed that Adrian Peterson will indeed by suspended for at least the rest of the season without pay, and will not be eligible for reinstatement until training camp in April. Adrian Peterson is the Tom Brady of the NFC: a Hall of Fame-bound veteran who is synonymous with his team. I can not properly express the respect I have for AP not throwing ...

Enter the Iron Age: Exclusive Wayfarer Stream!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Wayfarer's gorgeous, lush eight track ode to epic heaviness Children of the Iron Age isn't out until next week, but Decibel readers can check out the whole damn thing right now via the full album stream below. Pre-order the CD or Gatefold 2XLP here or hit up iTunes, Amazon, or Bandcamp. Keep up with the band over at ...

Doom With Friends: SubRosa Edition

By: nick.green Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Salt Lake City doom-sludge band SubRosa is a favorite at Decibel HQ, and endeared themselves to us even further when they eschewed predictable “aggro” shots for their back-cover spread in the May 2014 issue in favor of an “action” shot…  in front of a Scrabble board. That was apparently all guitarist/vocalist Rebecca Vernon’s doing, so naturally, we had to challenge her to a friendly ...

VIDEO: The Flight of Sleipnir’s “Beacon in Black Horizon”

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, videos On: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Back in October--on Halloween in fact--we streamed "The Casting" from V, the latest (and appropriately titled) effort from The Flight of Sleipnir. Even though the record isn't out until the end of the month, we're pleased to premiere the Colorado duo's video for "Beacon in Black Horizon", the eight minute-plus opus that closes out the record. Clayton Cushman and David Csicsely also dropped a ...

Q&A and Album Stream: Boddicker

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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If you don't dig deep into the demos reviewed in our print edition you will miss many gems. Case in point: Boddicker's nasty little album Crime Upheaval, which reminded us of classics like World Downfall and Misery Index with Brujeria theatrics. Boddicker is actually the name of the villian in the original Robocop so there's another reason for intrigue. Your truly actually didn't know about ...

STREAMING: Napalm Death “Cesspits”

By: Chris D. Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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Napalm Death. Three decades of grindcore! The Birmingham-based bashers are no stranger to Decibel, having graced a covers, tours, and being uniquely positioned in the heart of hearts and mind of minds in our senior leadership. It's with absolute delight that we're able to premiere "Cesspits" off new album, Apex Predator – Easy Meat. "Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album ...

STREAMING: Varathron “Untrodden Corridors of Hades” + Stefan Necroabyssious interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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** Greek black metal legends, Varathron, are readying new album, Untrodden Corridors of Hades, for the blackest of legions. We summoned our inner Hellas and ancient spirit to commanded lead Varathron sorcerer Stefan Necroabyssious to answer important questions as a preface to the streaming premiere of the entire "Untrodden Corridors of Hades" album. What was your main inspiration going into ...

Sucker For Punishment: Grand and Morbid

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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Anguish, Mountain (Dark Descent): What I get most out of the second full-length by the Swedish doom band, aside from the lovably goofy cover and the simple yet enjoyable music therein, is just how well vocalist J. Dee enunciates. It’s a lost art, especially in extreme metal, and even though the lyrics are your usual mystical gobbledygook, it’s nice to understand a harsh vocalist for ...