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Die in Hell!: Author Lewis Dimmick Uncovers Hardcore Hero Tom Capone’s Mutilated Metal Roots

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Last year we excerpted a couple selections from Lewis Dimmick’s excellent book This Music over at the Metalnomicon. He came back not long ago to take us behind the scenes of hardcore megaliths Sheer Terror. Today he returns with another great guest essay on Beyond/Quicksand guitarist Tom Capone's metal roots and his uber-brutal Mutilator fanzine... In 1985, Tom Capone, renowned guitarist for ...

Full Album Stream: Stench – Venture

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, September 29th, 2014

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It might not be "pungent" stench but plain Stench will do just fine, too. Decibel backed the initial offering from this Swedish death metal trio and we're streaming their second album Venture, available October 7 in the United States. Venture is the follow up to the debut In Putrescence, but it's been about four years since we last heard from the trio. "We have been boiling down our ...

Fight Amp Studio Report, Part I

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Monday, September 29th, 2014

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By Mike McGinnis Harsh riffs make for harsh vibes in the studio. Embrace the angst and capture it on 2" tape. That's the plan. It's been around two and a half years since Fight Amp recorded an album. Halfway through the writing of 2012's Birth Control, we made another drummer switch and immediately hit the road with Weedeater. When Birth Control was released, we did a last minute tour to ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

By: admin Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, September 26th, 2014

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WOW, there’s FINALLY some releases trickling in. I’m going to start off with a much maligned genre. Get your slam on! INTERNAL BLEEDING release Imperium, and I gotta say, I’m pecking digging it.  This IS slam metal, something they’ve been known for for years, but there’s more to it than just  pure slamz. I mean, don’t get me wrong: there are some GNARLY pecking breakdowns here, ...

New Encoffination Song Stream!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, September 26th, 2014

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Cemetery picnickers Encoffination rise again next month with their third full-length album, called III - Hear Me, O' Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs).  Says vocalist/string-scather Ghoat of the forthcoming set of grueling, buzzing doom:  "The concept of this record is the glorification of death: an offering to the embodiment of death's creation, and to sing the wretched hymns of death's ...

Exclusive Album Stream: Introducing Laika’s Somnia

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, free, listen On: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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So, I was in Winnipeg a couple weeks ago and boy-howdy was it already cold as shit! When I was there in early November last year, there was already a disconcerting and disheartening layer of frost covering the city the morning I rolled into town and I recall snow pelting me one day when I was wandering around outside somewhere trying to get some decent cell reception. I already knew it, but there ...

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 3

By: Eddie Gobbo Posted in: encrotchment, featured On: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Did you guys enjoy the heavily NFL-promoted premiere of Madam Secretary, starring Tea Leoni, as much as I did? Beng Your Pan Last winter, I played a gig in Columbus, OH, at Carabar and struck up a football conversation with the club’s owner, Ron. He’s a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I guess a Steelers fan existing in Columbus makes sense because there isn’t a pro football team there, ...

STREAMING: Pharaoh “The Slasher”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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"This album is a schizophrenic array of heaviness," says the Pharaoh dudes from their hometown of Somerville, New Jersey. "Musically and lyrically it gathers from a lot of our separate influences as a band yet each song is its own. We have definitely showcased growth and way more of what we can do as a heavy band and it probably isn't what people will expect. That is a good thing." Indeed, ...

Decibrity Playlist: Winterfylleth (Part 1)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Instead of rambling on about how great the new Winterfylleth album is and coming up with some clever way to introduce what Chris Naughton decided to cover in his playlist (spoiler alert: it's one of my favorites), we'll just let the guitarist/vocalist handle the intro himself: "Considering topics that would make for an interesting playlist relating to Winterfylleth led me down thought ...

Full Album Stream: Phobocosm’s Deprived

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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Dark, depressing death metal in the vein of Immolation, Incantation and Deathspell Omega? Yes, please. Montreal-based Phobocosm have been around since 2008 but a full-length album has been elusive, even if they've played with Ross Dolan and co. at festivals before. They finally made it to the studio and the resulting music is beyond heavy; it feels more like drowning than listening. Deprived ...