Andrew Bonazelli

Hooded Menace Split Their Lungs With “Blood” and “Dungeons”

October 9, 2015

Just in time for December’s extra special Finnish Metal Issue, an exclusive premiere of an epic descent into madness courtesy of death/doom powerhouse Hooded Menace. 

Powermad Put Up Their Dukes on “Army of One”

October 8, 2015

Minneapolis-based thrash vets Powermad are finally ready to follow up 1989’s lone album, Absolute Power.

This Gift Is a Curse Pig Out on “All Hail the Swinelord”

October 8, 2015

Swedish blackened metal/crust quartet This Gift Is a Curse are poised to release their second full-length, All Hail The Swinelord,

Child Bite and Phil Anselmo Mangle Celtic Frost’s “The Usurper”

October 7, 2015

Detroit-based art-metal mutants Child Bite have teamed up with their label owner, Housecore’s Phil Anselmo, to tackle Celtic Frost’s 1985 classic “The Usurper” for a killer compilation,

Extreme Noise Terror Head Out on “Punk Rock Patrol”

October 6, 2015

Have you read Choosing Death? If so, you know how important Extreme Noise Terror are to the improbable history of… grindcore!

Say Your Prayers: Mansion “Altar Sermon” Video Premiere

October 6, 2015

Just in time for us to put our special Finnish Metal Issue to bed, an elaborate art-doom video from Turku’s haunting Mansion.

Vreid Administer Lethal Dose of Norwegian Black Metal on “Solverv”

October 6, 2015

Veteran Norwegian quartet Vreid are back on the attack with their seventh full-length, Solverv.

Metal Mutha Mondays: Lamb of God

October 5, 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 Patricia Strehl Adler, mother of Chris and Willie Adler (Lamb of God).

Don’t Sleep on Golden Void’s “Burbank’s Dream”

October 2, 2015

Do you like epic HD depictions of Mother Nature’s multitude of glories? Who doesn’t? Except Morgan Freeman ain’t narrating this particular collection. It’s Earthless offshoot Golden Void.

Space Truckin’ With Metal Mary, Derketa’s Resident Mechanic: Freewheel Burnin’

October 2, 2015

If you are currently on the road,  there’s simply some stuff that you’ve gotta know about the faithful roadhorse that is getting you from city to city.

WOLFHEART Flexi Is Tip of Decibel’s FINNISH METAL Iceberg

October 2, 2015

The Land of the Midnight Sun has always cast a unique pall over heavy metal, so this December, Decibel dives deep into the thousand lakes to extract our special Finnish Metal Issue.

Get Knee-Deep in the Hoopla With Carved Up’s “We Built Riff City”

October 1, 2015

Decibel‘s publisher, editor-in-chief and managing editor are all baseball guys, but our art director quietly maintains an fierce allegiance to hockey — particularly the Flyers — so we’re sure he’s psyched about the very likely unironic image of southeast Pennsylvania noise-rockers Carved Up above. 

Kowloon Walled City Air Surprisingly Moody, Morose “Grievances”

September 30, 2015

Noise-rock quartet Kowloon Walled City have gone all-in on slow-burning bad mood.

Pinkish Black Precursor the Great Tyrant Says, “Softly, Everyone Dies”

September 29, 2015

Peter Steele might have taken umbrage with the “Softly” in the title — the man had a knack for bluntness — but we’ll give Pinkish Black predecessor the Great Tyrant a pass.

No Ifs, Ands or Butts: We Dig Vastum’s “Sodomitic Malevolence”

September 28, 2015

Bay Area heavyweights Vastum have detonated a new album every two years, and Hole Below is their exceptional, must-hear third.

We So Horna for Prolific Black Metallers’ “Hengen Tulet” Stream

September 25, 2015

Celebrating their 20th year of unholy existence, Finnish black metal institution Horna continues to startle in terms of quantity and quality.

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

September 25, 2015

Well, it’s your old boy Waldo here, and man, there are a TON of releases coming out. There seems to be too much to sift through, while this is a good thing, as it gives the listener more options.

All Hail Saviours’ New “Flesh of Fire”

September 24, 2015

You haven’t heard from Cali’s preeminent psychedelic riff maestros Saviours in a while — four years to be exact.

Grave Ritual Seize and Smash the “Adversary Crown”

September 23, 2015

Crushing New Orleans-by-way-of-Montgomery death metal crew means business.

Vehemence Play Blame Game on “It’s All My Fault”

September 22, 2015

The veteran melodeath quintet are ready to unleash their first album in nearly 12 years.

Metal Legends IRON MAIDEN and NAPALM DEATH Join Forces in New DECIBEL

September 18, 2015

Two legendary bands from opposite ends of the extreme music spectrum make November’s Decibel a must-read: Iron Maiden gallops onto their fourth dB cover, and Napalm Death grinds out their second Hall of Fame.  

Pigs’ “Amateur Hour in Dick City” Brings the Unsanity

September 17, 2015

Hit the noise-rock trough for some delicious distorted groove.

Moonspell’s “Domina” Video Is an Extinction Level Event

September 17, 2015

Portu-goth institution Moonspell take the unpretentious approach to their video for “Domina.” 

Bloodstrike Show Their Night (Stalker) Moves in “Abomination”

September 16, 2015

Denver death metal newbies Bloodstrike are set to drop their debut full-length, In Death We Rot on Redefining Darkness on September 25, and they’re coming out of the gate hard with the “Abomination” video.

Exclusive Flexi Premiere: Jungle Rot “Speed Freak”

September 16, 2015

The Wisconsin death metallers make their Flexi Series debut with “Speed Freak,” a cover of the 1988 Hallows Eve classic. 

Dew-Scented Should Really See Someone About “Ruptured Perpetually”

September 16, 2015

We still have eyes for German death metal mainstays Dew-Scented, and they have I’s for us. And new videos. And new split EPs.

Don’t Expect the Same Results from Insanity’s “Sacrefixion”

September 15, 2015

Hard luck Bay Area tech-thrash veterans Insanity are finally back with their first full-length since 1994’s Death After Death

The Bird Is the Word for Crust-Grinders Of Feather and Bone

September 14, 2015

Trafficking in crust-grind and hammering metallic hardcore, once Denver’s Of Feather and Bone are through with you, all that’s left is the carrion implied in their moniker.