Andrew Bonazelli

Admit It: Church of Misery’s “Confessions of an Embittered Soul” Kills!

January 7, 2016

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.

Inverloch’s “Distance Collapsed (in Rubble)” Aims to Disembowel

January 6, 2016

The renowned disEMBOWELMENT offshoot continues to make a name of their own.

Album Premiere: Come On Pretty Venomous Concept, Kick Me Silly

January 5, 2016

Grind, D-beat, hardcore and more converge on supergroup’s must-hear latest.

Metal Muthas Mondays: Atheist’s Kelly Shaefer

January 4, 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 Sandra McGowan, mutha of Atheist’s Kelly Shaefer. 

Converge – “You Fail Me”

January 4, 2016

In 1982, L.A. synth-poppers Missing Persons scored a minor Billboard hit with “Destination Unknown” (“Has it all been said and done? / I know I’ll leave when it’s my time to go / ’Til then I’ll carry on with what I know”).

Classhole Kick 2015 to the Curb With “Time’s Up”

December 31, 2015

3… 2… get obliterated in more ways than 1 this New Year’s Eve!

Metal Muthas Mondays: SubRosa’s Sarah Pendleton

December 28, 2015

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 Dorothy Pendleton, mutha of SubRosa’s Sarah Pendleton. 

Raleigh-Killers Suppressive Fire Keep You Pinned Down in a Good Way

December 21, 2015

From the city that brought you BTBAM and Corrosion of Confirmity, a hard shot of blackened thrash.

Hearing Things in a Good Way: Undead Prophecies “Voices Within” Video

December 21, 2015

The new video from the mysterious OSDM supergroup has no shortage of sickles, hoods and general madness.

What Are the Top 20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016?

December 21, 2015

This year’s story is all but written. It’s time to focus on the Top 20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. Decibel has you covered with exclusive previews of next year’s extremely extremest, with Amon Amarth, Nails and Darkthrone as the tip of the frostbitten iceberg.

Chill Out With Studio Playthrough of the Visit’s “Through Darkness”

December 18, 2015

Cello + voice Canadian duo bring the holiday melancholia in spades.

Song Premiere: Grimner Days Are Here Again

December 18, 2015

Swedish folk metallers Grimner break out the big blades on new single “Eldhjärta,” and it’s all sorts of fun: syncopated riffage and stirring woodwinds galore.

Christmas Ends Early: Ihsahn Drops “Mass Darkness” Lyric Video

December 18, 2015

Snow day! Check the new Ihsahn lyric video from the forthcoming full-length Arktis!

Last Chance for a Metal Xmas!

December 18, 2015

Procrastination is natural. Especially when it comes to holiday shopping. But the clock is perilously close to zeroes. It’s now or never to jump on Decibel‘s Under the Tree, Under the Wire holiday special, which will expire TODAY, December 18 at noon EST. 

Get Your Wings With Trenchrot’s “Hell Pilot’s Call”

December 17, 2015

Up-and-coming Philly death metal outfit wreak havoc on four-way split.

Only Death Is Real: Undead Prophecies “False Prophecies” Album Trailer

December 17, 2015

OSDM done right, courtesy of the faceless supergroup (if there can be such a thing) of Undead Prophecies


December 16, 2015

Purple Reign
dB Rating: 9/10

Crucify Your Love for Supreme Carnage’s “Sentenced by the Cross” Lyric Video

December 16, 2015

Monstrous Munster, Germany quintet Supreme Carnage do old-school death metal in the vein of Bolt Thrower and Asphyx. 

Decibel Magazine Announces Lineup for Choosing Death Fest!

December 16, 2015

In celebration of Decibel Books’ revised and expanded edition of Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore, we’ve lured eight killer death/grind bands to the one-day extreme music event of 2016

Seven Sisters of Sleep Succumb to the Quicksand in “War Master”

December 15, 2015

One nightmare you’re not going to want to wake up from, with L.A. doom/sludge psychos as your guides to the underworld.

Satanic Surgery Is in Session for Collision

December 14, 2015

“Cripple the Cross” with thrash/grind purveyors extraordinaire. 

Hard Times: Black Tusk Knows What It Means to Be “Born of Strife”

December 14, 2015

From the ashes of tragedy, exceptional new music from the Savannah sludge kings.

Exclusive Clip: Scorpions “Forever and a Day” DVD

December 11, 2015

Having wrapped up their 50th (!) anniversary tour, the Scorpions bring us an authorized DVD about how hard it is to say goodbye.

Act Now and Get DECIBEL Delivered in Time for Xmas!

December 11, 2015

Haven’t done any holiday shopping? We’re not saying it’s panic time… because we have the solution: Decibel‘s annual Under the Tree, Under the Wire special!

Exclusive Premiere: Abbath “Count the Dead”

December 10, 2015

Check out the latest brand new grimness from the 2016 Decibel Tour headliner!

Ibex Angel Order Conjure the “Serpent of Assiah”

December 9, 2015

Ho ho ho! Your holiday season could use an “occult black metal seance,” and the hypnotizing, crippling discord of Ibex Angel Order is here to provide it.

Roll the Dice on D&D Doomsters Gygax

December 8, 2015

The Gypsyhawk offshoot knows how to skill roll.