Daniel Lake

Track Premiere: Hands of Despair – “Body and Souls”

March 22, 2018

Next month, you can descend fully into the Well of the Disquieted, but for now, why don’t you just test the waters of Hands of Despair‘s new album.

Cleric: Extended Interview

January 2, 2018

Cleric draw straight lines (through tesseracts) connecting quantum physics to Stephen King and Thom Yorke.

Deafkids: Full Interview

December 26, 2017

Brazilian percussive drone/noise/punk trio Deafkids rule harder than you might expect.

Top 5 Records of 2017 That Tied For #41

December 19, 2017

The biggest problem with our Top 40 Albums of 2017 is that it’s hard to fit 45 albums onto that list. Let’s expand our horizons with Black Anvil, Vallenfyre, Forgotten Tomb, Grave Pleasures and Suffering Hour.

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: Goatwhore

December 12, 2017

Goatwhore command you to destroy on this month’s Flexi, “Command to Destroy.” Find out how it all happened.

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: KEN Mode

December 5, 2017

What’s lean, mean and glows in the dark? We don’t know, but this KEN Mode Flexi sure is an offensive shade of yellow.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Devin Townsend Band’s “Physicist”

November 21, 2017

No need to double check the web address bar. Yes, this is Decibel discussing an old Devin Townsend joint. Physicist proves that for every album there is a reaction. Here’s ours.

Live Review: Days of Darkness, Part 2 (Sunday, October 29 @ Rams Head Live in Baltimore)

November 14, 2017

Days of Darkness lasted two days. So does our coverage. Come on in for a glance at the damp-weather-enforced second round of doom, etc.

Live Review: Days of Darkness, Part 1 (Saturday, October 28 @ Rams Head Live in Baltimore)

November 7, 2017

Neurosis make an East Coast appearance. Dälek joins. Manilla Road and Perturbator show up to make their own noise. We try to keep our heads from exploding.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Faith No More’s “Sol Invictus”

October 31, 2017

Surprised we’re highlighting this one? So are we. But Faith No More‘s legacy deserves a better shake than we first gave it, so let’s lean toward the urinal of taste and shimmy until the job is done right.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cynic’s “Focus”

October 17, 2017

Nearly 100 issues ago, we inducted Cynic‘s Focus into our not-yet-crowded-with-talent Hall of Fame. Now we count down those songs in celebration of one of the most confounding death metal records ever.

GWAR: Extended Interview with Mike Bishop, the Man Behind the Blothar

October 10, 2017

Mike Bishop sheds Blothar’s antlers and abdominal adornments to speak frankly with us about GWAR after Brockie.

Spectral Voice Interviewed

October 3, 2017

Listen to Spectral Voice. Read about Spectral Voice. But never really know Spectral Voice.

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: All Out War

September 26, 2017

All Out War goes all out Flex with a bit of all out grind.

Wolves in the Throne Room: Interview Outtakes

September 19, 2017

Less than a week before the full release of Thrice Woven, find out what else Wolves in the Throne Room had to say about their latest work.

Full Album Stream: Hate Moon’s “The Imprisoning War”

September 12, 2017

Despise stars. Loathe planets. Abhor meteors. Detest nebulae. Hate Moon.

Argus: Full Interview With Butch Balich

September 5, 2017

Argus will release their fourth full-length record this week. Get in here and find out all about it.

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: Today is the Day

August 29, 2017

Find out what Steve Austin of Today is the Day has to say about his recent contribution to Decibel‘s Flexi Series.

Track Premiere: In Twilight’s Embrace Transcend ‘The Hell of Mediocrity’

August 15, 2017

Poland darkens your doorway once again with a new song by In Twilight’s Embrace.

Interview with Cavernlight

August 8, 2017

Cavernlight play emotionally important music.  If you plan to doom today, doom to this.

Live Review, Family Edition: Galactic Empire, Dangerkids, Master Sword and Aeoxis @ Ottobar in Baltimore, 7/12/17

August 1, 2017

As a way to introduce younglings to metal (as well as excite the Obi-waning among us), Galactic Empire are starkillin’ it.

We’re Fiends for Poland’s Biesy

July 25, 2017

Yes, way too much music comes through our inbox to make sense of it all. Yes, lots of it is good, scratching all those familiar itches in just the right way. No, music doesn’t have to reshape your mental cosmos to be worth your time. But when something shoulder-checks your face as hard as the…

Full Album Stream: “Extinguish the Light” by Whore of Bethlehem

July 21, 2017

Today, Whore of Bethlehem‘s sophomore full-length Extinguish the Light sees release, and we also spoke with guitarist Phil King about the band’s latest endeavor.

Longhouse Sign to Deathbound Records, Stream Full Album “Vanishing”

July 11, 2017

We recently got turned on to Ontario blackened sludge fiends Longhouse, who also just became a part of the Deathbound family.  We also asked the band a few questions, which they graciously answered for your reading pleasure.

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: Venom Inc.

July 4, 2017

Now that Venom Inc.’s current trio is about to release this year’s Avé (August 11th on Nuclear Blast), we had the opportunity to celebrate (and anticipate) the upcoming full-length with our Flexi Series. This month (Issue #154, August 2017, Suffocation cover), Decibel brings you a demo version of “Dein Fleisch,” a song that will appear in album form on Avé. While you cruise through the song’s effortless evil, check out bassist/vocalist “Demolition Man” Tony Dolan’s responses to our inquiries about the song’s origins and creation.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Meshuggah’s Destroy Erase Improve

June 27, 2017

1995’s Destroy Erase Improve was Meshuggah’s first complete statement.  It ushered in a new kind of technicality, one that is still being celebrated two decades later (not always in the most listenable ways).   Today, let’s breakdown the band’s breakthrough by counting down the songs on this Hall of Fame entry.

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: Khemmis

June 20, 2017

Tired of Khemmis yet?  Neither are we.  Find out more about Flexi addition “Empty Throne,” this latest addition to the string of Khemmis successes.