Gruesome’s “Savage Land”: Track-by-Track Breakdown with Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Harvey

Gruesome’s “Savage Land”: Track-by-Track Breakdown with Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Harvey

Last week, we brought you an exclusive stream of Savage Land, the forthcoming debut LP from Death-worshipping supergroup Gruesome. This week, vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Dekapitator, the “Death to All” tour) breaks down the inspiration for each song and provides some hilarious insight on what it’s like to write and record music that’s delightfully derivative.

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Decibel Tour IV Is Dead. Long Live Decibel Tour IV!

We're not gonna hurt ourselves patting our own backs, and we're not even going to TRY to give ourselves a reacharound (the top of the masthead is separated by a couple states anyway); we're just going to offer our sincerest thanks to all the bands, promoters, venues, managers, crew and fans who made the fourth annual Decibel Magazine Tour an extremely memorable experience. 

After three weeks, the tour concluded successfully in New York City last Sunday -- and we after-partied in style with a free Vallenfyre gig at Brooklyn heavy haven Saint Vitus. (Check out the full performance right here!) The last three gigs were sold out, and in fact a third of the dates overall were accomplished the same. It's a sure sign that adventurous bills like these -- bringing together doom, hardcore, death metal and more -- can kick ass on a national scale (okay, a little self-fellatio never hurt). We can't wait to roll up our longsleeves and start curating the fifth installment of this monster. See you all out on the road next year!

STREAMING: SWARÞ "Omines Pestilentiae"

STREAMING: SWARÞ "Omines Pestilentiae"

SWARÞ's origins and members are unknown. The group (could be quartet or a solo outfit), however, have managed to capture the imagination of black metallers everywhere over the course of three stridently evil demos. The first issue of SWARÞ's demos, called Omines Pestilentiae, were issued last year as a double LP. Now, the CD version is on the black horizon. To celebrate the release of Omines Pestilentiae on CD, Decibel has teamed up with SWARÞ (no, we don't know WHO they are) to premiere the entire Omines Pestilentiae in its entirety. The abyss is waiting...

Follow the leap into the abyss to stream 
Omines Pestilentiae:
 

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