Chris Dick

My Dying Bride – The Angel and the Dark River

February 24, 2021

My Dying Bride‘s 1995 gothic doom landmark The Angel and the Dark River gets its Hall of Fame induction some 15 years after we gave Turn Loose the Swans the nod.

Full Album Premiere: Significant Point ‘Into the Storm’

February 22, 2021

Decibel and Japanese heavy metallers Significant Point team up to fight Kaiju using their new album, Into the Storm, as the soundtrack.

Decibel’s Top 5 Cosmic Black Metal Albums

February 15, 2021

Decibel bestows wisdom in our latest Top 5 Cosmic Black Metal Albums, featuring Kaon, Lumnos, Mesarthim, Offenbarung and Darkspace. Revolutions in celestial death are infinite.

Q&A: Edmunds Vizla (Frailty) Wades Into The Darkest Waters

February 8, 2021

Latvian melancholic doom/death metal outfit Frailty discuss new album, Tumši Ūdeņi, and the Latvian metal scene with iDecibeli. Drown in darkness…

Full Album Premiere: Pounder – ‘Breaking the World’

January 25, 2021

California-based heavy metal purveyors Pounder deafen the world on thunderous new album, Breaking the World. Streaming with metal might now at Decibel!

Track Premiere: Oceana – “Atlantidea Suite Pt. 1”

January 11, 2021

Italian progressive metal outfit Oceana (featuring Novembre members) reveal new track “Atlantidea Suite Pt. 1” off new album, The Pattern.

Track Premiere: Kjeld – “Betsjoend”

January 4, 2021

Dutch black metallers Kjeld spear the light with new track “Betsjoend” off their upcoming full-length Ôfstân Darkness only at Decibel!

Track Premiere: Sagenland “Bladval”

December 28, 2020

Dutch black metal duo Sagenland premiere new track “Bladval” from their upcoming debut album Oale Groond. Only at Decibel!

Track Premiere: Grabunhold “In Tiefen Verliesen”

December 21, 2020

German black metallers Grabunhold launch new track, “In Tiefen Verliesen,” off new album Heldentod. Only at Decibel!

Track Premiere: EOS “The Great Ascension”

December 14, 2020

Australian black metallers EOS emerge from the shadows on new track, “The Great Ascension.” Only black metal is real at Decibel!

Q&A: Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork) Hits On New EP, Health, & COVID-19

December 7, 2020

Soilwork vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid talks new EP A Whisp of the Atlantic and predicts the effects of COVID-19 in 2021. Only at Decibel!

Album Review: Dark Tranquillity – ‘Moment’

November 16, 2020

Melodic Swedish death metal heroes Dark Tranquillity return with their first new studio LP in four years.

Q&A: Bryan Buchanan (Bound) Lures Us Into The Rabbit Hole

November 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.’s Bound multi-thread into the darker recesses of the sonic rift on new album, Haunts. New interview with guitarist/vocalist Bryan Buchanan is just the start of our journey together.

Full Album Premiere: Mitochondrial Sun – ‘Sju Pulsarer’

November 11, 2020

Mitochondrial Sun maestro Niklas Sundin (ex-Dark Tranquillity) pulses into the digital firmament with new album, Sju Pulsarer. Streaming only at Decibel!

Q&A: Tobias Grave (Soft Kill) Gives Portland’s Dead Kids A Voice

November 9, 2020

Tobias Grave sheds welcome light on the darker recesses of Soft Kill and home city Portland with new interview for Dead Kids, R.I.P. City.

Track Premiere: Mother Of Graves “The Urn”

November 2, 2020

Indianapolis-based upstarts Mother of Graves stream new track “The Urn” at Decibel! Only (melodic and depressive) death is real!

Track Premiere: Valravn “The Raven”

November 2, 2020

Finnish black metallers Valravn offer a lightless day with new track “The Raven,” off new album Prey. Streaming in darkness at Decibel!

Album Review: Benediction – ‘Scriptures’

October 13, 2020

Over 25 years after their highwater mark, U.K. death dealer Benediction finally transcend the rubicon once more.

Goth Gorgon’s Top 5 Life Events After Mörk Gryning Disbanded

October 12, 2020

Mörk Gryning mastermind Goth Gorgon reveals the Top 5 things he did after he and co-conspirator Draakh Kimera split from their black metal beast in 2004.

Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) Offers Empathy & Unity In Uncertain Times

October 5, 2020

Oceans of Slumber frontwoman Cammie Gilbert offers wise words of empathy and unity as a woman of color in a white, male-dominated scene. She is a metalhead like all of us.

Black Metal Mavens Gaerea List the Top 5 Horrifying Places In Portugal

September 28, 2020

Portuguese black metal mavens Gaerea list their Top 5 horrifying places to visit in Portugal. Only Decibel has a passport into Gaerea’s abyss.