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The Devaluation of Opinion in Metal

September 21, 2017

Neill Jameson considers the importance of aesthetic and appearance in black metal in response to a controversial piece of album artwork.


Track Premiere: Ritual Necromancy – ‘Command the Sigil’

September 22, 2017

Stream a new song from Ritual Necromancy now!


The Art of the Deals: On Promoters and Labels

September 18, 2017

Is there an offer that’s too good to be true from a record label in your otherwise empty inbox? Neill Jameson urges you to reconsider.

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October 2017 [#156]

Includes exclusive limited edition Today is the Day disc.

Featuring A Tribute to George A. Romero, Paradise Lost, Chelsea Wolf, Akercocke, plus the Decibel Hall of Fame: The Making of Prong’s Beg to Differ. Also, All Out War, Pestilence, Venom Prison

Full Album Stream: Necrovorous – “Plains of Decay”

September 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Walk the Plains of Decay with Necrovorous now.

Dark Ambient: For When You Need to Concentrate…or Meditate on the Nothingness of Existence

September 22, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

While we may not want to admit it to each other when engaged in the fruitless exercise of maintaining our street cred, we metalheads sometimes need to listen to something other than metal. At the same time, however, we may want to maintain a similar mood or feel to our usual death, black and doom…

Thrashing, Blasting and Grinding: An Interview with King Parrot

September 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Australian stalwarts King Parrot celebrate the release of their third album, Ugly Produce today. Listen to the record and read a new interview now!

Video Premiere: Belphegor – ‘Baphomet’

September 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch the new (NSFW) video for Belphegor‘s “Baphomet” now!

Demo:listen: Deathwomb

September 22, 2017 Dutch Pearce

On this week’s Demo:listen we’re under the spell of Spain’s latest black-death diabolists, Deathwomb.

Video Premiere: Erdve – ‘Atraja’

September 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Dark hardcore outfit Erdve may be new, but they play like an experienced outfit.

Cannibal Corpse Defile the Cover of the November Decibel

September 21, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Advance copies of Decibel issue #157 are available now in LIMITED quantities!

Track Premiere: Nullingroots – ‘Subsistence’

September 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Blackgaze trio Nullingroots have signed to Prosthetic Records. Hear the first song from their new album.

Full album stream: Acephalix return after five years with “Decreation”

September 21, 2017 Greg Pratt

Check out Acephalix ‘s crushing new album, Decreation, right here.