J. Andrew

Unreqvited Guides You as Night Falls

December 6, 2019

Unreqvited are uniquely talented at keeping their influences intact while still merging them into a cohesive force of blackened melancholy.

Let Winter Light Take You “From Sea to Starless Skies”

November 29, 2019

Winter Light, a new force in melodic death metal, unleashes their new EP, From Sea to Starless Skies, packed with riffs and growls for days.

“The Black Candle Volume III: Sympathy for the Devil”: The Interview

November 22, 2019

What does the author of the new Black Candle book have to bring to the world? Silence. Lies. Lust. Blood. Worship. Ritual. Intoxication.

Full Album Stream: Obsequiae – “The Palms of Sorrowed Kings”

November 19, 2019

Castle-metal fanatics, rejoice! The latest excellent offering from Obsequiae is here and streaming in its full glory here at Decibel.

Despised Icon: Q&A With Guitarist Eric Jarrin

November 15, 2019

More than any other band, Despised Icon stands above the remnants of deathcore. Check out our Q&A with guitarist Eric Jarrin to see where they stand now.

Tune Into Frecuencia De Muerte’s “Death Frequency”

November 8, 2019

For anyone wondering what’s going on in the world of punk, Portland’s Frecuencia De Muerte is one of the best bands to watch.

Vadiat: An Assembly of Death Metal Veterans Delivers New EP, “Darkness Proceeds”

November 1, 2019

For fans of classic, straightforward darkness ala Amorphis and Bolt Thrower, Vadiat delivers on everything you could want in a death metal band.

Mæntrə: Introducing Your New Favorite “Grindustrial” Band

October 30, 2019

If you enjoy the brutality of tech death, but wish you could add some Fear Factory, Godflesh and Nocturnus into the mix: you need to listen to this band.

Progressive Bashers Lowcaster Issue New Album: “Flames Arise”

October 25, 2019

San Fran’s Lowcaster brings a unique voice to the world of progressive heavy metal: crushing and powerful, but still connects on a deep emotional level.

Teitanblood Unleashes ‘The Baneful Choir’ Album

October 18, 2019

For fans of noisy and crushing blackened death metal, a Teitanblood album release day for The Baneful Choir is a good day.

Formless Master Greets You at the “Fatal Impasse”

October 11, 2019

Formless Master, a new force in grindcore, will unleash their first round of attack on November 15 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.

Runemagick Opens the Dead Gates

October 4, 2019

The Swedish masters of slow, plodding and crushing death-doom return with “The Opening of Dead Gates” off their new album due out on October 25.

Obsequiae: “Our Inspiration Is in the Wells Beneath This World.”

September 27, 2019

The great Obsequiae has returned to guide us through another series of castles and courtyards on “Ceres in Emerald Streams.”

10 Great Albums for Autumn

September 20, 2019

Enter an eternal autumn of moors and misty fields, walk through blackwater parks of rain without end, and look to the October rust as night shades descend.

Track Premiere: Vesperith- “Fractal Flesh”

September 13, 2019

For those who like their black metal to take them places beyond Earth’s tired atmosphere, Finland’s Vesperith is the band to watch.

Track Premiere: Sepsis- “Facial Deformities”

September 6, 2019

Santa Cruz’s Sepsis is here to bring the rot on “Facial Deformities,” a fun, impressive and catchy blast of old-school death metal.

Track Premiere: Astaroth Incarnate- “I Am Fire / I Am Death (Alpha)”

August 30, 2019

Claiming the throne of what they call “Apocalyptic Metal,” Astaroth Incarnate‘s new song is a storm of symphonic black and death metal glory.

Full Album Stream: Imperium Dekadenz – “When We Are Forgotten”

August 29, 2019

If you like a rich atmosphere that still packs the punch of speed and ferocity, the new offering from Imperium Dekadenz should be your autumn soundtrack.

Lyric Video Premiere: WRVTH- “Furrows of a Dying Tree”

August 23, 2019

On their new song and album, WRVTH moves away from the tech and into the haze of atmospheric black metal, doom and post-rock.

No Life Leaves the New Nightfell Album

August 16, 2019

Nightfell‘s latest shows a band expertly blending styles together into a creepy, powerful and menacing spell of grit and rage.

China’s Zuriaake Is Ready to Conjure Their “Evil Spirit”

August 9, 2019

Today’s black metal haunting comes courtesy of Zuriaake, a band excelling at both innovation and reverence for the second-wave sound.

Join Swarn’s “Black Flame Order”

August 2, 2019

Estonia’s Swarn is the latest in a much-welcome line of bands that bring crust, hardcore, death metal and black metal together in excellent style.

Witch Vomit: Burying You in Dripping Tombs

July 26, 2019

Witch Vomit‘s newest offering, due out on August 30 via 20 Buck Spin, is dark, punishing and catchy – death metal made the right way.

Follow Cerebral Rot’s Odius Descent Into Decay

July 19, 2019

Cerebral Rot knows how to do OSDM right in 2019: take a handful of key bands as inspiration, focus on hooks and atmosphere, and keep it filthy and brutal.

Svadilfare Releases “Fortapte Roetter,” a Treasury of Raw and Melodic Black Metal

July 12, 2019

Norway’s Svadilfare has the Norwegian black metal sound nailed: raw yet melodic, powerful but not overdone, epic but NOT cheesy.

Crypt Sermon Hands Over the Keys to Solomon’s Gate

July 5, 2019

Among the growing horde of neo-classical heavy metal and doom bands, one name stands out as one of the best: Crypt Sermon.

Disentomb: The Shape of Slamz to Come

June 28, 2019

Australia’s Disentomb are back with a crushing new album that takes their form of brutal death metal in cool new directions.

Necronautical: Navigating the Region Between the Cosmos and the Self

June 21, 2019

“It’s important to us to be able to create a situation where we can step out of ourselves and immerse ourselves in the feeling of our music.”

The Kreutzer Sonata: Heading Into Their “Glory Daze”

June 14, 2019

Check out our interview with Adam of The Kreutzer Sonata, a Chicago-based punk band ready to unleash a new serving of noise with “The Rosehill Gates.”

Dauþuz: (Literally) Mining for Black Metal Gold

June 7, 2019

Dauþuz is one of many black metal bands to come out of Germany playing a melodic and atmospheric style, and one of the better ones.