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Exclusive Excerpt: Exhumed Mastermind Matt Harvey’s Gore-Drenched Cosmic Horror Novelette “The Vessel”

September 30, 2020

Trading riffs for ‘graphs, Exhumed/Gruesome slayer Matt Harvey deftly summons alternate reality nightmares with “The Vessel.”

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Full Album Stream: Gorephilia – “In the Eye of Nothing”

September 30, 2020

Gorephilia overcome the loss of vocalist Henu to craft In the Eye of Nothing, their most impressive album to date.

Editorial

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Apocalyptic Raids’ vs. ‘Bathory’

September 24, 2020

It’s Hellhammer vs. Bathory in the ultimate 1984 battle of extremity.

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Spirit Adrift: Soul Survivors

November 2020 [#193]

Includes exclusive limited edition Hyperdontia flexi disc

Featuring: Pallbearer, DROPDEAD, Haunt, the Decibel Hall of Fame: the making of Die Kreuzen’s October File, Genghis Tron, Svalbard, Isengard and more

Album Premiere: Empress – ‘Premonition’

September 30, 2020

Vancouver post-metal project Empress achieves sonic catharsis on their debut LP, Premonition. Listen to the exclusive stream now.

Q&A: Adam Wakeman on the ‘Jazz Sabbath’ project

September 29, 2020

Wakeman discusses the jazz-styled Black Sabbath covers of Jazz Sabbath and how Ozzy surprised him with his Dad’s keyboard from the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath sessions. 

Track Premiere: Malicious – “Death Embalmed”

September 29, 2020

Finnish demons Malicious unleash maddening death mastery on “Death Embalmed,” from their forthcoming debut full-length Deranged Hexes.

Die Kreuzen – October File

September 29, 2020

Milwaukee’s beasts switch gears on their second LP, October File and emerge with a progressive post-hardcore landmark.

Blast Worship: Soil of Ignorance

September 29, 2020

Canadian blasters Soil of Ignorance are firmly embedded in grindcore’s fertile roots.

Exclusive Interview: The Faith/Embrace Drummer Ivor Hanson Talks “Live at CBGBs”

September 28, 2020

Let the sublimely chaotic, enlivening 1981 set captured on “Live at CBGBs” help you regain The Faith.

Track Premiere: Tombs – ‘Bone Furnace’

September 28, 2020

Hear USBM institution Tombs heat things up in the “Bone Furnace.”

Black Metal Mavens Gaerea List the Top 5 Horrifying Places In Portugal

September 28, 2020

Portuguese black metal mavens Gaerea list their Top 5 horrifying places to visit in Portugal. Only Decibel has a passport into Gaerea’s abyss.