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Black Friday Deal: Get Your FREE Issue of Decibel!

November 24, 2017

Here at Decibel, we refer to today’s annual testament to consumerism as Extra-Black Friday. So, we’re happy to brighten the day for our metalhead brothers and sisters.


Full EP Stream: Pile of Priests – “Tenebrous Labyrinth”

November 22, 2017

Stream 3 new songs and 3 covers from Pile of Priests now!


10 Great Songs About Eating

November 17, 2017

Every holiday season has its own hallmarks, the things that you identify with the time to make it complete and recognizable. Valentine’s Day has its ill-advised first dates, Saint Patrick’s day has its ill-advised consumption of Irish Carbombs, Christmas has its ill-advised decision to ever voluntarily listen to Christmas music. Others, like Halloween, are just…

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Converge: Darkest Before Dawn

December 2017 [#158]

Includes exclusive limited edition KEN Mode flexi disc.

Featuring Napalm Death, John Carpenter, Arch Enemy, a Finnish Black Metal book excerpt, plus the Decibel Hall of Fame: The Making of Dream Death’s Journey into Mystery. Also, Spirit Adrift, The Body + Full of Hell, Gigan, Perturbator

Primitive Origins: Josefus’ “Dead Man”

November 23, 2017 Greg Pratt

Looking back at the 1970 album Dead Man from early heavy southern rockers Josefus .

Ghold: Track Premiere and Interview

November 23, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

What’s unique about the seventh release of Ghold’s discography is not only the psychedelic swirl and caveman crunch they combine under leaden hoof, but also that the trio has trusted the release of the new album to local heavy metal specialist record shop’s first label release.

Earth Crisis: A Firestorm to Purify (Straight Edge Book Excerpt)

November 23, 2017 Vince Bellino

Read a new excerpt from Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History.

Track Premiere: DSKNT – ‘S.O.P.O.R.’

November 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Embrace the dissonance on DSKNT‘s new song, “S.O.P.O.R.”

Invoking La Bruja Encabronada: Orange is the New Black’s Jessica Pimentel Joins Brujeria

November 22, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun and Orange is the New Black talks her wild ride as the newest member of the mighty Brujeria.

Full Album Stream: Crypts of Despair – “The Stench of the Earth”

November 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Lithuanian death metal cult Crypts of Despair unleash their murky death metal debut.

Full Album Stream: Mausoleum – “Cadaveric Displays From the Funeral”

November 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Don’t miss a single, gory song with this new Mausoleum collection!

At the Gates On Forthcoming LP: “Heavier and More Death Metal Than the Last One”

November 22, 2017 Albert Mudrian

At the Gates are currently recording their much anticipated new LP. And frontman Tomas Lindberg provides an update from the studio.

Track Premiere: BongCauldron’s ‘Bury Your Axe in the Crania of Lesser Men’

November 22, 2017 Sean Frasier

UK troublemakers BongCauldron bring the sludge and the fuzz in the skull-splitting premiere of “Bury Your Axe in the Crania of Lesser Men.”