Albert Mudrian

Asphyx to release “Deathibel” via Decibel Flexi Series!

March 24, 2016

The first new Asphyx song in four years is a tribute to your favorite metal magazine… which you’ll need to subscribe to if you want this exclusive flexi disc. 

Derkéta’s Top 5 Doomy Death Metal Songs of All Time

March 21, 2016

Frontwoman Sharon Bascovsky dooms you to death in honor of Choosing Death Fest. 

Cleveland Rots! Embalmer track debut + Interview

March 18, 2016

A decade later, OH death metallers return with one in the oven.

Misery Index’s Top 5 Genre-Bending Extreme Metal Songs

March 16, 2016

Guitarist/vocalist Mark Kloeppel goes “off the charts” with this list in honor of Choosing Death Fest.

Horrendous Debut Decibel Flexi Track “Sentenced”

March 10, 2016

Decibel’s 2015 Album of the Year winners are back with a brand new track via our vaunted Flexi Series. 

Gehennah’s 10 guidelines for an anti-poser lifestyle

March 9, 2016

Swedish degenerates Gehennah are your new life coaches. 

Pre-Order the Official Choosing Death Fest Shirt by Dan Seagrave!

March 4, 2016

Entombed, Morbid Angel, Suffocation artist Dan Seagrave’s Choosing Death cover art gets the cotton treatment. 

Happy 31-year, 7-month and 1-week anniversary to Metallica’s Best Album

March 3, 2016

Oh, and happy 30th anniversary to Metallica’s second or third best album today. 

Premiere: First New Withered Track in Six Years

March 3, 2016

Hear the Atlanta black/death/doom demons’ return after an extended recording hiatus. 

Misery Index Covers Sepultura for 5th Anniversary of Decibel Flexi Series

November 12, 2015

We had to do something cool: hence, we bring you Baltimore deathgrind maniacs Misery Index covering Sepultura classic “Primitive Future.” 

There’s Nothing Old-Fashioned About Draconian’s “Stellar Tombs”

October 5, 2015

Effortlessly mixing and matching melodeath, black metal and doom for the last 20+ years, Swedish powerhouse Draconian has a new weapon in their melodic arsenal in the form of vocalist Heike Langhans.

“The Fear” Is Real for Tombs Offshoot Twin Lords

September 2, 2015

We like to think you guys just innately understand all the insane sub-subgenres we throw at the wall, but “powerviolent prog ‘n’ roll”  may require actually pressing play.

Album Premiere: the Primordial Black Metal Madness of Kaeck’s “Stormkult”

August 31, 2015

Something special is brewing with this Dutch black metal supergroup.

Album Premiere: Inhuman Keeps On Conquering the New World

August 24, 2015

Up-and-coming Costa Rican technical death metal quartet Inhuman keeps the Death/Pestilence vibe alive on second full-length Conquerors of the New World.

Something to (Carefully) Chew On: New Die Choking

August 5, 2015

Comprised of former and current members of Total Fucking Destruction, Cop Problem and Burden, Philadelphia’s own Die Choking are prepared to grind you into oblivion with III, due out this October 

Game On: Sweat Lodge’s “Bed of Ashes” Video Premiere

July 21, 2015

More bands should play in arcades. If you suck, at least I can plug 25 cents into Ms. Pac-Man and have something else to do for a half-hour. Luckily, that’s not a problem for Austin-based outfit Sweat Lodge

Day and Night Collide in inAeona’s “Sun/Moon”

July 17, 2015

Boston-based post-metal three-piece inAeona are getting set to release full-length debut Force Rise the Sun on Prosthetic in early August, and we’re excited to premiere the album’s second single, “Sun/Moon.”

Is Ghost’s Third Album Their Best Yet?

July 17, 2015

They count James Hetfield, Phil Anselmo, Fenriz and Nergal among their fans. No pressure, right? Not for cloaked Swedish occultists Ghost, who should only expand their global dominance with third album Meliora

Inquisition Frontman Dagon: “I’m Not a Nazi”

July 10, 2015

Six months ago, Google mandated that we remove the hate speech contained in comments for interviews that editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian and staffer Justin Norton conducted with (respectively) Inquisition (May 1, 2014) and Daniel Gallant (May 5, 2014). At the time, we were unable to delete those comments, so we simply took the interviews down. Now we’re able to better moderate the Deciblog, so here are the interviews as they were originally printed.

Is Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis the Father of Grindcore?

July 10, 2015

The Dinosaur Jr shredder and Witch founder was part of seminal proto-grind band Deep Wound, and in that a critical historical figure in Choosing Death.

Lyric Video Premiere: Powerwolf Venture “Out in the Fields”

July 3, 2015

It’s almost Independence Day, so let’s celebrate with a rousing cover from a German power metal band!

Refused Are Fucking Alive! Cattle Decap Wish Everyone Else Wasn’t!

June 19, 2015

Seventeen years after they foretold The Shape of Punk to Come, Refused have delivered just that in the form of Freedom. The Swedish post-hardcore legends are back with a vengeance, and Decibel has the inside story on their unlikely reformation.