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Pre-Order the U.S. Edition of ‘ROTTING WAYS TO MISERY: The History of Finnish Death Metal’ Now!

March 5, 2021

Rotting Ways to Misery: The History of Finnish Death Metal has been completely redesigned and edited for a North American release through Decibel Books. Pre-order your copy today!


Full EP Premiere: Venomous Concept – “Deep Thinking in Deep Times”

March 5, 2021

Punk metal vets Venomous Concept continue their incredible recording streak with new covers of Deep Wound, Davie Bowie, Black Flag and Halo of Flies.


Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ vs. ‘Seven Churches’

February 25, 2021

In which we pit Death‘s Scream Bloody Gore vs. Possessed‘s Seven Churches in the battle for old-school death metal supremacy.

Latest Issue

A Year Without Shows: Why Hope Lies Ahead

April 2021 [#198]

Includes exclusive limited edition Celestial Season flexi disc

Featuring: Gatecreeper, Eyehategod, Khemmis, the Decibel Hall of Fame: the making of My Dying Bride’s The Angel and the Dark River, Enslaved, The Crown and more

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo Pecks on The Crown and Pupil Silcer

March 5, 2021

Our cooped up correspondent pecks on death/thrash heroes and gives props to — am I reading this correctly — metalcore?

Video Premiere: Grave Miasma – “Rogyapa”

March 5, 2021

According to Grave Miasma: “There is no more ego-vanquishing burial rite than one that pounds flesh and bone into nothingness.”

Bandcamp Friday: Texas Edition

March 5, 2021

Take a look at Texas for this month’s Bandcamp Friday.

Full Album Stream: Wolf King – “The Path of Wrath”

March 4, 2021

Wolf King take the path less traveled and embrace their extreme metal influences on their second LP.

Track Premiere: Zao – “Croatoan”

March 4, 2021

“This song is a vehicle for that feeling and relates it back to dissociation and being lost in strange dimensions and dreams.”

Primitive Origins: Heavy Metal Kids’ ‘Heavy Metal Kids’

March 4, 2021

Re-examining the 1974 self-titled debut from the curiously named Heavy Metal Kids to find out just how heavy metal they are.

Full Album Stream: Thronehammer – Incantation Rites

March 3, 2021

European doomsayers Thronehammer reveal their sophomore leviathan, Incantation Rites, streaming in full right here.

Track Premiere: Demons — “Play Acting Virtue”

March 3, 2021

Norfolk, Virginia’s Demons have got your metal-tinged noise groove fix right here with a smoldering new track “Play Acting Virtue.”