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

November 20, 2014

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…

BREWTAL TRUTH: TRVE Brewing on The Beer Diaries

November 10, 2014

Ever since TRVE Brewing opened in Denver in 2012, we’ve been fans. It’s hard not to like a drinking establishment dedicated to both craft beer and metal worship and TRVE has been all about both since day one. We’ve featured TRVE and owner Nick Nunns in our “Brewtal Truth” column in the past and we…

Metal Yoga With André Foisy #5

October 6, 2014

André Foisy plays guitar in Locrian and is a certified yoga instructor who teaches in Chicago, including a monthly candlelit yoga event set to dark ambient metal. You can find his yoga teaching schedule and more information about him on his website, Facebook page, and you can find past instructional videos on his YouTube channel….

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 1

September 11, 2014

Hello, and welcome to Week 1 of Decibel’s new NFL column, Encrotchment. A lot happened in Week 1, so let’s get started. Hype! 2: The Seattle Seahawks Well, the 2014 NFL season started with the Hawks going to a stadium filled with 12th men and women, getting rings, rolling Green Bay, and helping Soundgarden load their gear…

Cremator From Ghoul Answers Fans’ Burning Questions

September 8, 2014

Super sick gore-obsessed metallers Ghoul just kicked off a tour with Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil in support of the band’s recent limited edition six-song release Hang Ten and the reissue of We Came For the Dead!!! out tomorrow. Or, as guitarist/vocalist Digestor prefers it… Once again GHOUL is coming to your rotten country to murder…

Metal Yoga With André Foisy #4

August 13, 2014

André Foisy plays guitar in Locrian and is a certified yoga instructor who teaches in Chicago, including a monthly candlelit yoga event set to dark ambient metal. You can find his yoga teaching schedule and more information about him on his website, Facebook page, and you can find past instructional videos on his YouTube channel….

VIDEO PREMIERE: Eluveitie’s “Call of the Mountain”

July 30, 2014

Folk metal, fuck yeah. You know what I like about the video for Eluveitie’s “Call of the Mountain?” Lots of nature. You don’t need crappy CG for your video when you have the beautiful wintry landscapes of Switzerland. I guess there is also a dude with a harp and some woman standing on top of…

Choke On A Gloriously “Bitter Pill”: Exclusive Overkill Premiere!

July 21, 2014

Overkill has been on an absolute tear since Ironbound (2010), and the unrelenting down n’ dirty thrash of the band’s latest excellent sneering scream from the gutter White Devil Armory

Past Decibrity Playlists

July 17, 2014

***Past Decibrity entries include: Child Bite Ruby the Hatchet Melechesh Karma to Burn Primordial Giant Squid (Part 1) (Part 2) Bastard Feast Encoffination Obituary Revocation Winterfylleth (Part 1) (Part 2) Hark Lazer/Wulf Young Widows (Part 1) (Part 2) Mutilation Rites Misery Index Goatwhore North Tombs Sadgiqacea The Atlas Moth Arch Enemy Archspire Cormorant Eyehategod (Part…

Weird moments in metal #1,327: Richard Pryor’s Black Death

December 16, 2013

The late, great Richard Pryor was many things. With his game face on he was the funniest man on the planet; Jerry Seinfeld said he was the Picasso of comedy. Pryor was a proper maverick who offended a whole bunch of squares who needed offended, and fittingly turned up in the weirdest of places, perhaps…

Watch some new Imperial Triumphant footage

November 6, 2013

At the Deciblog, we strive to find things for your listening pleasure. Occasionally, we can take it a step further like today with some excellent footage of the experimental black metal band Imperial Triumphant shot recently in their hometown of New York City (get past the slightly shaky start and things look better). Check out…

VIDEO PREMIERE: From Hell “Holy War”

October 28, 2013

Michigan’s From Hell is the latest quality act from the Motor City. Self-described as d-beat meets thrash meets goth, From Hell’s Dischange-covering-Converge-with-Boss-HM-2s-hooked-up-for-maximum-effect is right down our proverbial plate. The group’s new full-length, Heresy, has been out since June, but From Hell are just now premiering—thanks to Paper+Plastick Records—the video for Heresy’s most intense track, “Holy…

Visual Violence: Freya’s Brendon Flynn

October 22, 2013

This morning Decibel is pleased to exclusively premiere this video interview with Freya guitarist/visual artist Brendon Flynn in which he discusses the intricate, elegant artwork he created for the band’s most diverse and intriguing offering yet, Paragon of the Crucible: Preorder Paragon of the Crucible here. Check out a track from the album here. Download…

VIDEO PREMIERE: Seeker’s “When Hope Fails”

October 18, 2013

Okay kids, I’ve seen a LOT of horror movies. It’s hard to freak me out. But this video FREAKS ME THE HELL OUT. That’s a real woman and that’s real steel through her flesh and that’s her real skin stretching like that and urgh. It’s way too early in the morning for Hellraiser shit. That…

VIDEO PREMIERE: Meek Is Murder’s “In the Ground”

October 8, 2013

Leah Sottile already made the obvious Smiths joke in her post on these guys back in 2011, which totally ruins my planned lazy intro. So fine. Meek Is Murder are super into Botch and other music that makes your ears hurt, which is always a good thing. Of course, that’s only appropriate, considering that, in…

EXCLUSIVE: WARBRINGER “Hunter-Seeker” lyric video

September 17, 2013

As you may or may not know, Californian next-gen thrashers Warbringer will be dropping album number four—IV: Empires Collapse—on Oct 29th through Century Media. The band have been on the road pretty much constantly since 2011’s Worlds Torn Asunder, and in that time have augmented their lineup with guitarist Jeff Potts and bassist Ben Mottsman,…

In Person Aural Devastation: Author & Punisher Live

September 16, 2013

Decibel has made no secret of our love for the idiosyncratic have-to-see-it-to-believe-it one-man doom behemoth Author & Punisher. And these insane videos from the band’s recent performance at the Fillmore basically speak for themselves. So…further comment is probably unnecessary. The new record, Women & Children, is available here. Bonus: The Lynch-ian video for “Terrorbird” after…

Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie Trailer

September 12, 2013

January 19: a momentous day for America. In 1982, it gave its citizenry Jodie Sweetin, Full House’s preeminent meth fiend. In 2013, a slight upgrade: Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, starring Converge, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion, Municipal Waste, Tombs, Evoken and a who’s-who of extreme music luminaries. We teamed up with director…

Skeletonwitch Studio Video

September 6, 2013

Anybody heard of “Kurt Ballou”?  The hairy dudes in this video here keep referring to him as if he’s well known or somehow important, even relevant (!) to the current music scene.  Weird.  He twiddles knobs, people.  It’s not like he’s some badass guitar player or (ha!) songwriter in a legendary metallic hardcore band.  Let’s…

Video Premiere: Avulsed’s “Dead Flesh Awakened”

September 4, 2013

Avulsed’s supremely excellent death metal splatter platter Ritual Zombi has already received plenty of Deci-love — see Rod Smith’s 8/10 rave in issue 107 and/or my own giddy profile in 108 — so we were more than a little honored when legendary vocalist Dave Rotten offered us the opportunity to premiere the beautiful, nightmarish clip…

Decibel Premiere: A Pale Horse Named Death video

August 28, 2013

Throughout the summer, we walked readers through the making of the new A Pale Horse Named Death video in the blog series “A Glimpse Behind The Horse.” Today, we’re premiering the video exclusively on the Deciblog. Watch the video for “DMSLT” below and then let us know what you think.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Beneath Oblivion “The Atomic Mother”

July 25, 2013

Beneath Oblivion put out a monster of a record back in 2011 in the form of From Man To Dust. As our own Shane Mehling–never one to sugar coat things–once explained on this very site, “[r]arely do you hear a doom band so good at integrating other influences, from folk to death metal to experimental…

Nubile Baby Dragon: Sadgiqacea/Hivelords Tour Diary!

July 23, 2013

We’ll make this into concise as possible, so as to allow readers to break on through to the other side that much quicker: A) False Prism and Cavern Apothecary — presented by Sadgiqacea and Hivelords respectively — are two of the best, most intriguing mindfuck metal releases of the year thus far. B) The bands…

A Pale Horse Named Death: A Glimpse Behind The Horse #4

July 16, 2013

This is our fourth post from director Aaron Beaucher on the making of the new A Pale Horse Named Death video “DMSLT.” An updated gallery follows. — During the past few weeks, we’ve been working on integrating the effect shots into the video. The process can be cumbersome. The first step was to import our…

Pig Destroyer – “Prowler in the Yard”

June 25, 2013

DB HOF NO. 102 The making of Pig Destroyer’s “Prowler in the Yard” released: 2001 label: Relapse —————————————————– If you’ve been a regular Decibel reader over the years, it may be hard to believe that there was a time when Pig Destroyer weren’t one of the most popular and revered bands in underground extreme music. We haven’t…

A Pale Horse Named Death: A Glimpse Behind The Horse #3

June 19, 2013

This is our third post from director Aaron Beaucher on the making of the new A Pale Horse Named Death video “DMSLT.” An updated gallery follows. — We spent some time over the past week shooting some of our effects layers for the “DMSLT” video. As you will read below, the process is fairly involved…

A Pale Horse Named Death: A Glimpse Behind The Horse #2

June 12, 2013

This is our second post from director Aaron Beaucher on the making of the new A Pale Horse Named Death video “DMSLT.” An updated gallery follows. Check out the first post here. ***** During filming we tried to capture as many angles as possible. Before a shoot, I typically sit down and visualize the angles…

Tales From the Metalnomicon: The Devil of Echo Lake

May 24, 2013

Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a twice-monthly column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors… Douglas Wynne understands we’re living in a post-Clive Davis/Oh God! You Devil world. He knows you can’t just go out to the crossroads howling your rendition of “Me and the Devil Blues” and…

EXCLUSIVE: Godflesh clip from Maryland Deathfest: The Movie III

May 8, 2013

There’s no introductory preamble necessary for this clip from Maryland Deathfest: The Movie III. You all know that Maryland Deathfest is an obligatory pilgrimage for any self-respecting blastbeat-worshipping Decibangers. And Godflesh are, well Godflesh: The marriage of riff to machine, the sound of urban alienation, of a dead city collapsing in on itself, et cetera….

VIDEO PREMIERE: Finntroll “Häxbrygd”

April 3, 2013

Back in April 2010, Decibel pitted Finntroll against Norway’s Troll in a brutal troll-off. The segment, brilliantly titled Under the Bridge, can be found here in dB #66 if you’re at all curious as to who won the bridge battle. Then, in the winter of the Year of Our (Dark) Lord, the festive Finns in…