Dutch Pearce

Firmly planted in the weird: Moss Upon The Skull Interview & Stream

June 14, 2016

Get to know Brussels’ latest death metal anomaly, Moss Upon The Skull, with a stream of their new EP The Scourge of Ages and an exclusive interview. 

Demo:listen: Northern Curse

June 10, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we bear the marks of New Hampshire’s Northern Curse.

Special Report: Inside Belphegor and Incantation’s Censorship Struggles in Putin’s Russia

June 7, 2016

Diabolical Conquest: Extreme metal bands Belphegor and Incantation endure censorship and worse in Russia


Detroit Nuke City: Nuke Premiere “Dead Space” from forthcoming LP

June 7, 2016

Smash that play button and get demolecularized by “Dead Space” from Detroit’s mutated thrashers, Nuke

Eradicator of All Melodies: Black Fucking Cancer track premiere + Q&A

June 3, 2016

Get yourself some Black Fucking Cancer with an exclusive track premiere and an in-depth interview with the band.  

Black Sheep of the Black Twilight Circle: Streaming Shataan’s “Eulogy”

May 31, 2016

Take a little trip with “Eulogy” from the much anticipated debut LP from Shataan

Funeral Moth

May 31, 2016

Quiet bloom of the soul
dB rating: 8/10

Demo:listen: Iniquity

May 27, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we storm the city gates, astride mighty steeds, battle-tried swords held aloft, bearing the menacing standard of Athens’ Iniquity.

Q&A with Kriscinda Lee Everitt & Shawn Macomber, editors of The Healing Monsters benefit anthology

May 24, 2016

Speaking with Kriscinda Lee Everitt and Shawn Macomber for a behind-the-Monsters look at what it takes to put together such a righteous benefit anthology, which now spans two volumes!

Demo:listen: Hexenslaught

May 20, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, our jaws drop and our eyes widen in utter disbelief of the anachronistic death-thrashings of Seattle’s Hexenslaught.

Tracking down USBM obscurity El-Ahrairah for an interview, exclusive stream

May 17, 2016

Minneapolis’ El-Ahrairah find a new warren at the Greek tape label Underground Soundscapes, release self-titled full length tape.

Demo:listen: Obscurae

May 13, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we awake to find ourselves strapped to the conveyor belt and headed straight toward the chopping teeth and fiery maw of Richmond’s Obscurae.

Smash Through the Looking-Glass: Stream Ghoulgotha’s “A Lord in the Shattered Mirror”

May 10, 2016

San Diego dour trio Ghoulgotha offer up another tantalizing peek at their forthcoming LP, To Starve the Cross.

Demo:listen: Devil’s Dare

May 6, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we take the t-top for a cruise back to the late 70s with Boston’s Devil’s Dare.

Q&A: Rick Rozz and his new band, The End

May 4, 2016

Catching up with Rick Rozz (& bassist/vocalist Michael Grim) to exacerbate our need to hear the debut EP of his new band, The End.

Demo:listen: Temple of Abandonment

April 29, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we pinpoint the location of and investigate, full of wonder and despair, Vancouver’s Temple of Abandonment.

Demo:listen: Enucleator

April 22, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we gouge out our own eyes to better appreciate Rhode Island’s Enucleator.

Demo:listen: Dagger Lust

April 15, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we submit to the fiendish noise and abandoned floggings of Portland’s Dagger Lust.

Demo:listen: Blood Chalice

April 8, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we drag the blade across our palms to pledge our devotion to Finland’s Blood Chalice.

Demo:listen: Morast

April 1, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we sink down through pitchy leagues of creosote and dredge ourselves back up by the bootstraps to bring unto you the sounds of Germany’s Morast.

Demo:listen: The Ritualist

March 25, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen we genuflect in primordial fear at the foot of the true occult doom of Virginia’s The Ritualist.

Demo:listen: Recitations

March 18, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we attempt to interpret strange transmissions coming from Norway’s latest anomaly, Recitations . . .

Dream Death

March 14, 2016

Still crazy good after all these years
dB Rating: 8/10


March 11, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen we expose you to a virulent new strain of deadly Canadian fungus known as Tomb Mold . . .

Through a Speaker Rumbly

March 9, 2016

Come check out another installment of Through a Speaker Rumbly! This month we pit your brain and tongue against your ears in the battle to support three killer bands whose names are nearly impossible to say/remember.


March 4, 2016

This week on Demo:listen we savor some Massive Retaliation and then get Ceremented hard . . .


February 26, 2016

For this week’s Demo:listen we dredge up your nightmares with California’s Barren Altar and a new Canadian monster known as Amphisbaena . . .

Through a Speaker Rumbly interviews Headsplit Records

February 10, 2016

A side-splitting interview with the insane owner of Headsplit Records, a (mostly) tape label specializing in obscenely putrid death metal and uncomfortably inappropriate grind. You’ve been warned.


January 29, 2016

Every week, Decibel will premiere new material by bands of a heavy nature.  There’s no boundaries here, either.  Death, black, doom, sludge, progressive, stoner, retro, whatever!  It’s all fair game.  What’s this section called?  DEMO:LISTEN, naturally.  This week we scream into the abyss and the abyss screams back: New Zealand’s Veneficium, Obduktio & Scumripper from Finland and Brooklyn’s Horns & Hooves.

Wolves at the Revelry: Deströyer 666’s Chant a “Hymn to Dionysus”

January 26, 2016

Stream a new track from Deströyer 666’s forthcoming album Wildfire.