April 3, 2020 J. Andrew
This week’s edition comes loaded with lots of black metal, a thrash titan, and some deathy grind to push you into the weekend.
March 27, 2020 J. Andrew
Welcome to our first installment of Five for Friday! In these posts, you’ll find five new releases help to navigate each week’s output of extreme music.
March 20, 2020 J. Andrew
Naglfar remains consistent in the best possible way: they just keep on making great blackened death metal packed with riff after riff.
March 19, 2020 J. Andrew
Touring veteran Frank Fanelli has stepped up and started a fundraiser to help out the staff of all those tours affected by the coronavirus.
For fans of modern, muscular melodic death metal, the new video from California’s Voices of Ruin is a must-see bloody experience.
March 13, 2020 J. Andrew
Natur‘s “Afternoon Nightmare is a a rip-roaring good time for fans of glorious no-nonsense heavy metal: riffs, solos, the whole 666 yards.
March 6, 2020 J. Andrew
“Bloem” is a gorgeous bouquet of riffs, howls and experimental treats, and yet still fits comfortably within the framework of black metal.
February 28, 2020 J. Andrew
If Anaal Nathrakh was more into D-beat and less into using electronic noises in their material, and you’d be pretty close to what SKAM has to offer.
February 21, 2020 J. Andrew
According to the Mayhem guitarist, “Even though it’s a hassle and insanely costly, this is the tour we always look forward to!”
February 14, 2020 J. Andrew
“That harsh, cold, and uncaring nature of the cosmos contrasts well with its immense beauty, grandeur, and mystery atop a musical canvas like black metal.”
February 7, 2020 J. Andrew
“My only ambition is that the music has the capability to help other people release some of the negativity dominating them.”
January 31, 2020 J. Andrew
Jump back into the steaming coffin of black, death, thrash and crust-fueled glory on “Haunted Graves,” from the upcoming EP from Hot Graves.
January 27, 2020 J. Andrew
For those of you devoted to the power of the unholy riff, Sweden’s Kvaen strikes just the right balance of melody, glory and aggression.
January 24, 2020 J. Andrew
Gaze into the terrifying indifference of the universe with the latest emanation of Switzerland’s Helvetic Underground Committee.
January 23, 2020 J. Andrew
On the new song, “Loss,” Azure Emote is quite simply experimental tech-death at its best: the ol’ razzle dazzle with a brain-scrambling twist!
January 17, 2020 J. Andrew
Check out the new video from Poland’s Banisher, who use riffs to summon the demons birthed from isolation, insanity and violence.
January 10, 2020 J. Andrew
Finn Mckenty breaks down what The Punk Rock MBA is all about, and dishes on death metal, “selling out” and why the DIY ethic is a path to success.
January 3, 2020 J. Andrew
The high priests of beautiful gloom and sorrow have returned to offer their latest sermon. Check out My Dying Bride‘s “Your Broken Shore” here.
For fans of classic, 80s-style “cassette death metal” in the vein of old Death and Autopsy, San Jose’s Aseptic is your new capital ship.
December 27, 2019 J. Andrew
New York’s Ordeals specializes in a certain kind of darkness. The band’s sound is an entrancing and at times terrifying blend of black metal and death metal.
December 20, 2019 J. Andrew
The cold, grim, dark months are upon us. Prepare for your hibernation with 10 excellent albums filled with riffs, sythns and screams.
December 13, 2019 J. Andrew
Genfærd‘s new song is a melodic and melancholy work of danish black metal mastery from their upcoming new album due out in 2020.
December 6, 2019 J. Andrew
Unreqvited are uniquely talented at keeping their influences intact while still merging them into a cohesive force of blackened melancholy.
November 29, 2019 J. Andrew
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.
November 22, 2019 J. Andrew
What does the author of the new Black Candle book have to bring to the world? Silence. Lies. Lust. Blood. Worship. Ritual. Intoxication.
November 19, 2019 J. Andrew
Castle-metal fanatics, rejoice! The latest excellent offering from Obsequiae is here and streaming in its full glory here at Decibel.
November 15, 2019 J. Andrew
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.
November 8, 2019 J. Andrew
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.
November 1, 2019 J. Andrew
For fans of classic, straightforward darkness ala Amorphis and Bolt Thrower, Vadiat delivers on everything you could want in a death metal band.
October 30, 2019 J. Andrew
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.