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Metal & Beer: Atlas Brew Works Hosts In-House Metal Shows

It’s pretty much standard procedure that metal bands play most of their gigs at drinking establishments of some description—bars, nightclubs, theaters, etc. Well, if beer’s gonna be served at their shows, why not go directly to the source and play at an actual brewery? Atlas Brew Works in Washington D.C. (one of the breweries featured at the first Decibel Metal and Beer Festival last April) is making that h ...

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Justify Your Shitty Taste: Deadguy “Screamin’ With the Deadguy Quintet”

We suck. Deadguy came to Philly and let everybody down. Everyone fuckin’ hates us… And we don’t fuckin’ care… So an exasperated member of Deadguy announces over the PA at an August 1996 Philly show amidst an extended post-set heckling by a very aggressive Vinnie Stigma superfan accusing the band of acting like “rock stars” — laughable considering not only the abrasiveness of the music, but also how much tim ...

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Full Album Stream & Interview: Expander – “Endless Computer”

In 2015 a quartet of “timezapped neuropunks” calling themselves Expander released a six song demo. This first demonstration of Expander’s sci-fi crossover insanity, known as Laws of Power, was initially issued in the form of 25 cassette tapes. That same year saw the reissue of their demo by Caligari Records, as well an eponymous self-titled 7 inch recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou. Since appearin ...

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Track Premiere: Oblivion – ‘Awaiting Autochthon’

Technical death metal legion Oblivion, who signed to Unique Leader after self-releasing their debut album, Called to Rise, have ended the four-year gap between albums with the announcement of second record, The Path Towards…  The new album features guest appearances by Karl Sanders (Nile) and Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish), both fitting since guitarist Ted O’Neill studied with Sanders and ...

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Wolves in the Throne Room: Interview Outtakes

Excited yet?  This Friday, Wolves in the Throne Room finally smash open the doors on their latest grand statement, Thrice Woven.  Actually, it’s already available to stream here, so check out the whole experience and come back for more.  Specifically, come out to their fall tour for more mesmerizing sylvan black metal.  Beginning next Friday in Boise, Idaho, and bringing along John Haughm’s post-Agalloch pr ...

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Hear Exclusive New All Out War Song “Accept No Masters” Via Decibel Flexi Series

Metallic hardcore heavyweights All Out War have officially joined the Decibel Flexi Series! This exclusive new recording, “Accept No Masters,” does not appear on the NY stalwarts’ recently released Give Us Extinction LP. So, if you want to complete your AOW discography, you’re in luck because an extremely limited number of issues containing our 83rd installment in the Decibel Flexi Series are available here ...

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Full Album Stream: Devilish Impressions – “The I”

If you prefer your death metal blackened, lend your ear to Polish outfit Devilish Impressions. Their fourth LP, The I, comes out on September 22 via Lifeforce Records, but today, you can hear the record in full exclusively via Decibel.  Combining unholy black metal vocals and melodies with filthy death metal riffs, The I is a true meeting between death and black metal. “We really wanted this new album to be ...

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Ben Chisholm, Chelsea Wolfe’s Secret Weapon

Ben Chisholm has played on critically acclaimed albums, toured the world and played Roadburn festival. He’s visible in a music video which was uploaded to YouTube over a month ago and has been viewed almost two hundred thousand times. Still, many fans of his work don’t really know him. The multi-instrumentalist has been playing with Chelsea Wolfe since 2010. His instrumental contributions and sound collages ...

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Wolves in the Throne Room

Thrice Woven Back on the prowl Release Date: September 21, 2017 Record Label: Artemisia Coming to us some six years after their last full-length metal album (with 2014’s Celestite famously splitting opinion thanks to its role as a sort of instrumental ambient companion to 2011’s Celestial Lineage), Thrice Woven arrives with some considerable expectations. It is with some relief, then, that the record quickl ...

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Full Album Stream: Process of Guilt – ‘Black Earth’

While Process of Guilt can be classed as a sludge metal band, that isn’t doing the band’s sound justice. While the bedrock of their new album, Black Earth, is sludge metal, the Portuguese quartet unleash the ferocity and precision of death metal and hardcore in their songs. Songs like “Feral Earth” and the title track, “Black Earth,” use menacing riffs, shrieking feedback and even death/doom-style slowed do ...

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