Andrew Bonazelli

Full EP Premiere: Iress – ‘Solace’

May 11, 2023

Hear the new EP from L.A. based four-piece Iress in advance of it’s Friday release.

Video Premiere: Lotus Thrones “Liberate” You from the Extremely Extreme Status Quo

July 23, 2021

Watch Wolvhammer expatriate Heath Rave enlist the haunting saxophone of Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont in the latest Lotus Thrones video

Album Review: Cult of Luna – ‘The Raging River’

February 1, 2021

Post-metalgaze favorites Cult of Luna return with nearly an LP’s worth of an EP.

Baroness – “Red Album”

August 27, 2020

Psych-sludge dynamos color Baroness outside the lines on their Hall of Fame-inducted Red Album.

Track Premiere: Glassing – ‘Twin Dream’

August 20, 2020

If “Twin Dream” is even remotely indicative of what’s to come after Glassing‘s alluringly unpredictable 2019 sophomore LP Spotted Horse, we’re in for a wild ride.

Miss ’90s Alt-Metal? Then Get to Know Narrow Head

August 10, 2020

’90s fans, Narrow Head are here so you no longer need to pretend that any of the Helmet, Quicksand or Smashing Pumpkins reunion material is actually good.

Mare Your Illusion: Tyler Semrick-Palmateer Condenses Two Guns N’ Roses LPs Into One Classic

February 19, 2020

The enigmatic frontman of recent Decibel Hall of Fame inductee Mare condenses Guns N’ Roses’ 1991 opuses Use Your Illusion I and II into a collection of songs that could fit on a single 80-minute CD.

Mare – “Mare”

January 27, 2020

Read the making of the “post-” with the most EP from the mysterious Mare.

Full Album Stream: Forest of Tygers – ‘I Will Die of Violence’

November 4, 2019

Nashville sludge, black metal, death metal, doom and hardcore predators stream their latest for Acteon Records right here, right now.

Wreck and Reference Make the Old “In and Out” New Again

July 10, 2019

Watch the video for Wreck and Reference‘s latest “single,” “What Goes in and Comes Out.”

Pelican’s Trevor Shelley de Brauw on the Genesis of New Track “It Stared at Me”

June 6, 2019

In our new series Cutting Room Floor, Pelican‘s Trevor Shelley de Brauw gives us the story behind their new record’s most peculiar track.

Metal Muthas: Chase Mason (Gatecreeper & Spirit Adrift)

May 10, 2019

Crushing death metal, soul-searching doom…. and words of encouragement from mom.

Retrospective: Failure’s “Magnified” 25 Years Later

March 8, 2019

Decibel revisits Failure‘s criminally-underrated Magnified on its 25th anniversary.

No Easy Way Out: Gadget Get “Lost on a Straight Path”

March 2, 2016

Swedish grindcore vets Gadget bring in hints of doom, sludge and death metal on appropriately titled new album The Great Destroyer.

Duality Pushes Their Fingers Into “Elektron”

February 29, 2016

Italian tech-death wizards Duality are gearing up to release new full-length Elektron on PRC Music.

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

February 26, 2016

Wow, looking at the list of new releases coming out, I’ve pecked up on the notion that your old boy Waldo doesn’t keep up with new music as much as he should. 

Stockholm Crusties Victims Tear Down Those “Walls”

February 24, 2016

The regional openers for the Portland date of the dB Tour mean business.

Murder Made God Throw Down With “The Titan, the Fighter, and the Thief”

February 23, 2016

Hooded Greek death metal brutalists Murder Made God are primed to eff your ess up April 15 with the release of their sophomore slab Enslaved.

Metal Muthas Mondays: Cryptopsy’s Matt McGachy

February 22, 2016

Every so often, we take a little time on Mondays to pay tribute to the Muthas! That is, reprinting the adorable metal/maternal Q&As that run in the magazine. Today, enjoy Justin Norton’s chat with Janet McGachy, mother of Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy).

Bury, Bury Good: Hear “Dead Eyes” From Graves at Sea’s First Full-Length

February 18, 2016

It’s a beautiful thing when a curse is finally broken. Um, most of the time.

Ten Riffs That Made Moon Tooth Want to Quit Guitar

February 17, 2016

Mastodon/Baroness-esque prog-metallers Moon Tooth just dropped dizzying full-length Chromaparagon, and axeman extraordinaire Nick Lee (also of ’80s metallers Riot) breaks down 10 riffs that tempt him to do just what the headline promises. Take it away, Nick!

Incisor Chews Up and Spits Out “Imminent Destruction”

February 16, 2016

Philly-based crossover heroes Incisor just released six-song EP  Imminent Destruction this weekend, and we’re psyched to bring you the title track below. 

Tribulation Double Down on Misfits Madness on April Flexi

February 16, 2016

Danzig covering bands in 2016: not so cool. Other bands covering Danzig (in this case the Misfits) in 2016: still very cool.

Crypt Sermon to Open Philadelphia Date of 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour

February 12, 2016

From February 1 until February 12, we’ll be announcing regional openers for select dates of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour every day at noon EST. 


Horrendous to Open Baltimore Date of 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour

February 11, 2016

From February 1 until February 12, we’ll be announcing regional openers for select dates of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour every day at noon EST. 


Green Death to Open Chicago Date of 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour

February 10, 2016

From February 1 until February 12, we’ll be announcing regional openers for select dates of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour every day at noon EST.