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‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Now In Stock, Final Excerpt Revealed!

November 24, 2020

Read our second and final book excerpt, this time focusing on the early days of American black metal cult legends Profanatica, and order your copy of USBM now.

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Listen: Dropdead Release “Arms Race” 7-inch Benefiting United We Dream

November 26, 2020

Dropdead covers get a physical release.

Editorial

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Priest… Live!’ vs. ‘Live After Death’

November 26, 2020

It’s a live-record showdown between Judas Priest and Iron Maiden in the latest Fight Fire With Fire.

Latest Issue

Judas Priest: 30 Years of a Metal Monster

January 2021 [#195]

Includes exclusive limited edition Venomous Concept flexi disc

Featuring: The Top 40 Albums of 2020, Exodus, Dirk Verbeuren, Cadaver, Deeds of Flesh, Undergang, Frozen Soul and more

Decibel’s Black Friday Blowout: Get TWO FREE Issues of Decibel!

November 27, 2020

At Decibel, we refer to today’s annual homage to consumerism as “Extra-Black Friday.” So, we’re happy to brighten (or darken) the day for our metalhead brothers and sisters via two free issues of Decibel.

Track Premiere: Voreus – “Progeny of Fire”

November 25, 2020

Beasts of German black/death metal Voreus unleash primordial might on “Progeny of Fire,” from their forthcoming debut mLP, The Proclamation. Hear the whole thing before its out next Friday.

Track Premiere: Andrew Leman Reads H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Festival”

November 25, 2020

If you think this Friday is gonna be black, wait until you hear the sinister delights Cadabra Records, H.P. Lovecraft, and Fabio Frizzi are cooking up for Christmas…

Album Premiere: Golgata – ‘Tempel’

November 25, 2020

Swedish black metal duo Golgata anonymously wield scorched melodies on their mesmerizing sophomore record, Tempel.

Full Album Stream & Interview: Glorious Depravity – “Ageless Violence”

November 24, 2020

Death metal all-star team Glorious Depravity discuss new album Ageless Violence alongside a full stream.

Fissure Announce Two New EPs!

November 24, 2020

Hear hardcore/powerviolence four-piece Fissure debut a pair of new singles from a pair of new EPs.

Demo Premiere: Avlivad – Avlivad

November 24, 2020

The full self-titled demo from intense and relentless Gothenburg necksnappers Avlivad, out Black Friday on Invictus Productions.

Full Album Stream: The Brazilian Gentleman – “808 Hymns”

November 24, 2020

Hear current and former members of Gorguts, Brutal Truth, Dälek and more dive into synth-driven tunes on 808 Hymns.