February 5, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
How awesome was 1991? It took your intrepid Decibel staff more than a couple hours on the chopping block to hack this list down to 30.
February 4, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Madison stoner trio Droids Attack have been power-riffin’ since 2001, and fourth album Sci-Fi or Die is their most effective strand of heaviosity yet.
February 3, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
L.A. sludge quintet Seven Sisters of Sleep are poised to drop their third opus, Ezekiel’s Hags, February 5 on Relapse.
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.
The plague keeps spreading.
Swedish blackened thrashers Gehennah have given a fuck about one thing and one thing only since 1992: not posing.
February 2, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
February 1, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Keep your lighters in your pockets; get those candles out!
Getting caught in a mosh is one thing…
January 29, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Fearsome Pasadena foursome Anger as Art have been churning out thrash ragers at a steady one-every-three-years clip since 2006.
January 28, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
The world goes to hell, Draconian fiddles like Nero
January 27, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Japanese death/doom dealers Coffins make their eight zillionth release count on this split with crusty D.C. counterparts Ilsa.
In honor of bandleader Trondr Nefas (who passed away in 2012), the new Urgehal album, Aeons in Sodom, features guest vocals from an all-star squad of black metal luminaries.
January 25, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
War-fueled OSDM courtesy of Canadian crushers.
Waldo is not in here. You can find him in a Van Halen video seven years earlier. But everyone else is pretty cool!
January 21, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Your WTF Meter is probably redlining. Just press play.
Oh my, it’s been a little bit, hasn’t it? Well, it’s me, your boy Waldo, pecking up right where I left off, spouting all the stuff about new releases that are fit to line the bottom of my cage.
Finnish grind veterans Rotten Sound have been doing the damn thing for over 20 years, and do it well on new album Abuse to Suffer.
January 20, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Prepare for maximum discomfort, courtesy of Dutch BM crew’s “Wille Zur Macht”
January 19, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Veteran Dutch devil worshippers Cirith Gorgor are back to wreak blackened havoc.
Decibel is fueled by love for metal’s storied history, and we’re taking our responsibility as historians to the next level with the inaugural Decibel Yearbook, celebrating all things 1991.
January 14, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Get into this bunch of (young) battle axes.
Bend your back for the climax of this crushing epic.
January 13, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Vancouver does heavy metal right. Drink up.
January 11, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Black metal perennials Rotting Christ are set to drop their latest slab of malevolence.
January 8, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Are you in an unsigned band? We’ve got a deal that’ll help get your name out there.
January 7, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli
Disgustingly old-school death metal, you say? Count us in!
Nobody in their right mind would line up to tell these dudes that punk’s dead
Japanese doom vets Church of Misery have been holed up in their safehouse for the last three years, but they’re ready to resume their (serial) criminal career with a super cool new accomplice.