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Q&A: Iniquity’s Martin Rosendahl Invokes Old Ghosts

January 15, 2018

Iniquity’s Martin Rosendahl Revisits Serenadium and confirms reunions are dead.

Track Premiere: Deathwhite ‘The Grace of the Dark’

January 9, 2018

Mysterious U.S.-based dark metal outfit Deathwhite premiere new track “The Grace of the Dark.”

Q&A: Dan Terminus Talks Gear And Influences

January 8, 2018

French synthwave specialist Dan Terminus talks gear, popularity, and new album Automated Refrains.

Track Premiere: My Silent Wake ‘Killing Flaw’

January 4, 2018

British doom/death metallers raise the dead on new track, ‘Killing Flaw.’

Full Album Stream: Dreadful Fate “The Sin of Sodom”

December 18, 2017

Swedish thrashers Dreadful Fate stream new album, The Sin of Sodom, in full. Total death!

R.I.P. Warrel Dane (1961-2017) (Sanctuary & Nevermore)

December 13, 2017

Decibel would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and acquaintances of Sanctuary and Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane, who passed away today, December 13, in São Paulo, Brazil after suffering from a heart attack.

Full Album Stream: Midnight “Sweet Death and Ecstasy”

December 11, 2017

Midnight’s new album, Sweet Death and Ecstasy, streaming in its entirety. Horns up!

Full Album Stream: Ignis Haereticum “Autocognition of Light”

December 5, 2017

Colombian black metallers Ignis Haereticum confound and bewitch on new album, Autocognition Of Light.

Q&A: Soror Dolorosa’s Andy Julia Gets Post-Punk’d

December 4, 2017

Soror Dolorosa’s Andy Julia talks travel, black metal, and new album Apollo

Full Album Stream: Neocaesar “11:11”

November 27, 2017

Dutch death metallers Neocaesar invoke the old gods on new album 11:11.

Full Album Stream: Coscradh “Of Death And Delirium”

November 20, 2017

Ireland-based death/black metallers Coscradh unfurl the gnarled and punishing “Of Death and Delirium” EP. Out via Invictus Productions on November 24th.

Full Album Stream: Lucifer’s Hammer “Victory Is Mine”

November 16, 2017

Chilean heavy metal wizards Lucifer’s Hammer raise fists and spirits with their take on NWOBHM on new mini-album, Victory is Mine.

Q&A: GosT Screams Between Lost Paradise And Possession

November 13, 2017

Cornered in a cold, dark room on a rickety chair, GosT’s main keyslasher succumbs to Decibel’s queries about Non Paradisi and new album Possessor.

Full Album Stream: Sacrilegious Rite “Summoned From Beyond”

November 7, 2017

Formed in 2009, Germany’s Sacrilegious Rite (featuring ex-members of Capitis Damnare and Bael) bubbled up from the ever-dark Underworld with spiteful intent. The group’s debut EP, Sexual Blood Rites–a split with Teutonic legends Ungod–scarred the Continental landscape upon its 2011 release. Now, six years (and several EP/splits) later, the Germans have returned with their debut…

xXx Fanzine: Mike Gitter On Boston, Hardcore, And Bookbinding

November 6, 2017

xXx Fanzine editor Mike Gitter explores the release of his new book, xXx Fanzine 1983-88: Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties.

Spirit Adrift’s Nate Garrett Talks New Album Plus Metallica

October 30, 2017

Doom metal sensation Spirit Adrift discuss new album, Curse of Conception, along with the bands — like Metallica — who served as influences.

Dead Lord’s Hakim Krim Fields Nine Questions

October 23, 2017

Swedish heavy rockers Dead Lord impart heartbreak, LSD trips, and politics on their new album, “In Ignorance We Trust”.

Full Album Stream: War Possession “Doomed To Chaos”

October 16, 2017

Greek death metallers War Possession unleash upon mankind new long-player, “Doomed to Chaos”.

Enslaved

October 4, 2017

Enslaved are this week’s best new noise.

Track Premiere: Soft Kill ‘Insider’ (Tom Petty Cover)

October 3, 2017

Post-punk aficionados Soft Kill feel the weight of Tom Petty’s recent passing. To cope and to honor the legendary musician, Soft Kill have covered “Insider” off Petty’s “Hard Promises” album.

R.I.P. Stig Börje “Boss” Forsberg (1944-2017)

October 2, 2017

The passing of Black Mark Production’s Stig Börje “Boss” Forsberg is remembered, along with the publication of Forsberg’s last-ever words on Bathory’s Under the Sign of the Black Mark.

Dirk Verbeuren’s Top 5 Hardest Megadeth Songs To Play

September 25, 2017

Drummer Dirk Verbeuren details the five most complicated Megadeth songs to play past and present.

Bob Rock on Metallica: “I didn’t cater to what they were. I catered to what they wanted to do.”

September 18, 2017

Legendary producer, engineer and musician Bob Rock discusses working with Metallica and the way that producing records has evolved over time.

A Q&A With Implore’s Gabriel Dubko

September 11, 2017

Decibel sits down with Implore bassist/vocalist Gabriel ‘Gabbo’ Dubko to find out more from one of the best new bands on the planet. “Subjugate” is a must-hear!

Top 5 Undiscovered Death Metal EPs

September 4, 2017

Get ready for a dive into the darkest depths of death metal’s extended play past with Decibel. We’ll provide the oxygen, you provide the courage.

Top 5 Underrated Thrash Guitarists

August 28, 2017

Certainly, lists polarize, but if anything’s accomplished from this piece it’s awareness of 5 top-level string-burners and their music. Time to thrash ’em all!

Track Premiere: Horrified “Unanswered”

August 21, 2017

Stunned by Horrified’s awesomeness (potential Top 10 here), we begged and pleaded (actually, we asked) to premiere a track off “Allure of the Fallen” for the Deci-masses. You’re welcome.