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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Decadence combines the thrash and grind of old-school acts like Metallica and Pantera with vocals that range from a sensual growl to a full-throated roar that does little to hide the anguish often hinted at in their lyrics. Add Bj's fluid yet aggressive solos-a glaring omission from many of the day's "Nu Metal" acts-and the stage is set for dominance. - The Kennet Paper by Shawn Weigal

Article showcased us and various other bands who played together in which we all won the best show of the week in their magazine.
- Word of Mouth (W.O.W)


With song titles like “Hatefuck,” “Release My Fist” and “Pigs: Homicide Remix,” it’s safe to say that Decadence wasn’t holding anything back on their self-titled EP. The band’s name is a bit of a misnomer, as there’s nothing decadent about their sound. It’s gritty, hardcore-style metal that pulls no punches.
The album is populated by chunky, thrashing guitar riffs and explosive breakdowns. Fans of other hardcore-metal acts like Hatebreed, Terror and Bury Your Dead will find Decadence agreeable enough. The hundred-mile-per-hour guitar riffs waste no time kicking in on the opener “Birth Certificate.” Later, the song kicks into a crushing breakdown full of blasting bass and drums as the band encourages you to “rip up the place, rip up the mother fucker.” As far as hardcore-metal goes, you can’t ask for a much more blood-boiling pleaser than “Birth Certificate.”
Decadence doesn’t slowdown on the following track “Hatefuck.” Once again, the band delivers another brutal song that builds itself around a hammering guitar riff. Here, the band’s breakdowns take on great fist-pumping rhythms.
Eventually you’ll start to notice that not much changes about Decadence’s sound on tracks like “Worst Nightmare” and “That Shit,” but that won’t stop fans of the genre from enjoying the album. If you want growled vocals, speedy guitar and pounding rhythms, then you’ll have no complaints about the similarity of some songs.
It is worth noting that a few tracks of some more melody to them, like the riff that opens “Leadfoot” or the haunting melody that sneaks up on you out of the thrashing of “Release My Fist.” These tracks definitely help distinguish Decadence from other hardcore-metal acts. Also, the mix of the band’s thrashing sound and the samples of gangster rap lyrics on “Pigs:Homicide Remix” is unforgettable and guiltily pleasing.
Decadence delivers an album perfect for hardcore-metal fans. Their self-titled LP may sound formulaic at times, but it is not enough of an issue to scare metal heads off. Assistant Senior Editor – Chris Homer
May 21, 2009
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Decadence-Self Titled (2008)
Atlas of Perversion (2006)
The Poison Demo (2004)

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Played on 94.1fm WYSP's Loud n Local on Sunday nights between 9 and 10pm eastern time. Philadelphia, Pa



Blood, Sweat and Tears.

It’s in anything where there is passion. It’s in every performance. It’s our music!

Without the typical hubbub you usually hear we’re serious musicians. We played with heart mainly on the east coast area which has the best damn fans! We’ve been in the finals of every competition entered and played our favorite clubs including headlining the Trocaderro and the Theater of Living Arts! I couldn’t ask for much more except for the music to pure out and to hear the continued screams of our fans!
Thanks to everyone!

Music is beautiful. Music transcends all boundaries of space, time and being. At its highest point it’s truth and within that truth is only the music.
We choose a more aggressive sound to evolve ourselves and our audience. We would die for each other, we would die for our fans and we live for music.
We are only one band but one band is all it takes.

Trocadero (Headlined mainstage), Philadelphia Pa
Theatre of Living Arts(TLA), Philadelphia Pa
Polaris Night Club/Starlight Ballroom Philadelphia Pa
The Northstar Bar, Philadelphia Pa
The Pontiac Grille, Philadelphia Pa
Grape Street Pub, Philadelphia Pa
941 Theater, Philadelphia Pa
Mako's, Philadelphia Pa
The M Room, Philadelphia Pa
The Fire, Philadelphia Pa
The Dungeon, Philadelphia Pa
The Barbary, Philadelphia Pa
Crocodile Rock, Allentown, Pa
The Garage, Kennet Pa
Octoraro Hotel, Oxford Pa
Aristotle Fly Festival, Oxford Pa
Kayvee Fest, Oxford Pa
Noodle's Tattoo Party! Oxford Pa
The Asylum, Rising Sun Ma
Speakeasy, Upperdarby Pa
Fennario's, West Chester Pa
Legacy Av Pro Productions, Felton Pa
JnB Bar, Quarryville Pa
Mojo 13, Wilmington De
Groundfloor, Newark De
Harry Kat's, Aston Pa
East End Cafe, Newark De
Ridge Bar and Grille, Pottstown/Limerick Pa

Radio Support:
Loud n Local w/Tommy Conwell WYSP 94.1 Free Fm
Metal Friday’s w/Evil Ace 93.1 Fm, Delaware
Millersville College Radio Pennsylvania
Penn State College Radio 88.5 Fm, Pennsylvania

Emergenza Festival-Made finals winning 5 out of 6 shows!
WYSP and Miller Lite battle of the Bands for Interscope Records-Won first show placed 2nd in finals!

National Acts:
D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles)-Trocaderro Jan. 15th 2010
Devildriver-Polaris/Starlight Ballroom Jan. 27th 2010

Philadelphia Metro-“Implosion” Metal vs. Industrial, Jan. 2009
Word of Mouth Magazine (W.O.M.)-Decadence, Best show of the week in January 2006!
The Kennett Paper-The Road of Excess Leads to Decadence, Dec. 7-13 2006

Tim “TV” Vargason
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