Metal

Photo by Rachel W. Rawle It’s been 16 years since Salt Lake City’s Iota released their debut album, Tales, and also 16 years since the band’s last release. The dry spell finally ends on March 22 when Iota release their second album, Pentasomnia. It picks up where they left off, playing warm stoner grooves intermixed
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Welcome to our latest semi-regular Decibel feature. Here, talented musicians from across the metalsphere provide us with their Last Tape Before Doomsday. Sebastian Thomson’s range of reference when it comes to his drumming is infinite in its eclecticism. As a studious player, Thomson brings the motorik pulse of Krautrock, funky backbeats, DC hardcore power, jazz-like
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The best part of waking up is blood in your cup! According to Metal Injection, Concepts Café, the company that brought us Cannibal Corpse’s Cranial Extraction Cold Brew has brought us another metal-themed offering. This time they’re teaming up with former Sepultura and current Cavalera Conspiracy members Max and Iggor Cavalera. Their new venture is
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Photo Credit: Ryan Piorkowski and Alex Joo Brace yourself for L.A.’s Stygian Crown‘s explosive return with their much-anticipated sophomore album, “Funeral for a King,” releasing on February 23, 2024, via Cruz Del Sur Music in CD, vinyl, and digital formats. A colossal offering of doom metal enriched with nods to legends like Candlemass and Iron
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Venezuelan black metal force Selbst will release its new album (and third overall), Despondency Chord Progressions, on April 19 via the always excellent Debemur Morti Productions. And since neither we nor you can wait that long to get a taste of the project’s Enslaved- and Mgła-inspired progressive madness, we’re stoked to premiere the first track
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Since 1999 Oakland’s Rock Against Rock provocateurs Sleepytime Gorilla Museum have been rewriting the heavy side of avant-garde with just about every twist in the vine. Their perpetual use of the kitchen sink has rightly or wrongly earned them comparisons to Mr. Bungle, Estradasphere and Secret Chiefs 3 and after 13 years of inactivity the
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Greetings, Decibel readers and honored guests! As you enter the building, you’ll see various exhibits on display today. From the latest masterworks from Borknagar and Morta Skuld, to the return of long-dormant composers like Job For A Cowboy. So please, enjoy your time here, but please, don’t touch the artwork. Happy musing: — Borknagar –
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Cuntroaches are dropping a delightfully self-titled album tomorrow via Skin Graft Records, but you can get ahead of the curve and stream it with us here first. “Cuntroaches is inspired by witches who do not know how to summon stuff (unable to take care of themselves), stretched out labyrinthine toilets with knotted septic pipes (conducting bigger
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Photo by Hillarie Jason Since its inception, the video game industry has been largely dominated by Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom with names like Super Mario Bros., Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto having reached a level of ubiquity such that even our technologically impaired editor-in-chief has some idea of what we’re talking
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Riders of Rohan do not fit neatly into metal, and they are better for it. The idiosyncratic Swedish rock trio is themed around the Tolkien universe, feature multiple lead singers, and are sonically so proto-metal oriented that they were blacklisted and removed from Metallum. Following their release of their self-titled 2022 debut, Riders are ready
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Though they’re a new band, Guiltless are no strangers to the worlds of post metal and artsy rock. A collaboration between A Storm of Light members Billy Graves, Dan Hawkins and Josh Graham plus Intronaut’s Sacha Dunable, the band members draw upon their shared love for noise rock, sludge and heavy experimental music on their debut
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We don’t realistically know if the “Savage Dawn” referenced here by Spanish speed metal outfit, Iron Curtain, is a really aggressive ex-girlfriend or, like, an especially unpleasant morning with a bad hangover. Could be both. Boy, that would suck. But, look, what we do know is that these Spanish thrashers—Mike Leprosy (vocals/guitars), Joserra (bass), Moroco
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You ever hear an album and immediately think, “Now that’s fire”? That’s what I thought the very moment I hit play on “Encorcelled Spirits” by Indiana-based black metal outfit Karkosa. And the name of that song is fitting, seeing as the band’s music strikes me as a blend of Anthems-era Emperor and various technical death
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