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Full EP Stream: Existentia – “Calculating Failure”

September 16, 2021

It’s with a sense of brutal joy that we present the excellent new release from Philadelphia’s new death metal heroes in Existentia!

Track Premiere: Autokrator – “The Great Persecution”

September 16, 2021

Decibel presents the latest from France’s masters of terrifying blackened-death metal, a new lesson in historical cruelty.

Five For Friday: September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

This week’s round of new releases includes high-profile entries from Metallica, Andrew W.K, Mastiff and more!

Full Album Stream: Black Mass – “Feast at the Forbidden Tree”

September 7, 2021

The latest album from Boston’s own thrash metal masters shows the band’s ability to sound both focused and spontaneous.

Five For Friday: September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

The ultimate treat for your weekend: new releases and reissues from Iron Maiden, Internal Bleeding, Behemoth and more!

Full Album Stream: Nocturnal – “Serpent Death”

August 23, 2021

Germany’s Nocturnal returns with a album full of “Teutonic unholy thrash metal,” in all its raw, riff-powered glory.

Five For Friday: August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021

You probably have opinions about the bands selected for this week, including Deafheaven, Between the Buried and Me, and more!

Five For Friday: August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021

We get technical for this week’s roundup with new releases from Diskord, Fleshbore, Burial in the Sky and more!

Five For Friday: August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021

This week’s deadly dose of Decibel-approved metal includes the latest from Ashen, Crypt Crawler, Perilaxe Occlusion and more!

Video Premiere: Cognizance – “Aeon Sickness”

August 4, 2021

For the tech-death maniacs in the crowd, the UK’s Cognizance has all the riffs, sweeps, grooves and growls you could ask for!

Five For Friday: July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

We’re keeping it raw and dirty this week with new releases from Tombstoner, Nuclear Revenge, Praise the Plague and more!

Full EP Stream: Bat Magic – “Feast Of Blood”

July 28, 2021

Bat Magic, the first entity from the Ordo Vampyr Orientis black metal circle has emerged with its debut release for all raw devotees.

Video Premiere: Ovtlier – “Bulletproof”

July 22, 2021

The new song and video from Ovtlier is here for those of you who miss the vibe of the late 90s and early 2000s.

Video Premiere: Praise The Plague – “Beyond”

July 16, 2021

Germany’s Praise the Plague is here with a new song and video filled with doom metal power and black metal gloom.

Five For Friday: July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021

We’ve got a loaded week for you as we catch up on the latest from Darkthrone, At the Gates, Mayhem and more!

Video Premiere: Graveslave – “Spectral Procession”

July 2, 2021

The midwest monsters in Graveslave are here with their new video for “Spectral Procession,” off their upcoming new album.

Drawn and Quartered: Q&A on “Congregation Pestilence” and Staying Hungry for Death Metal

June 25, 2021

Our full interview with the Seattle death metal veterans shows a band ready to confidently turn out classic death metal for years to come.

Video Premiere: Bloodphemy – “Bloodborne”

June 22, 2021

Check out the new video from Dutch death-dealers Bloodphemy: “Bloodborne,” from their new album, Blood Sacrifice.

Track Premiere: Krigsgrav – “The Sun No Longer Reaches Here”

June 21, 2021

According to Krigsgrav, “The Sun No Longer Reaches Here,” is “bleak, but that’s what this music is all about.”

Five For Friday: June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021

This week’s slate of new releases includes bangers from Blazon Rite, The Day of the Beast, Eye of Purgatory and more!

Video Premiere: Mastiff – “Endless”

June 10, 2021

In need of a good crushing? The new song and video from the blackened sludge-core devotees in Mastiff will get that out of your system.

Video Premiere: Wormwitch – “Abracadabra”

June 9, 2021

According to Wormwitch: “this song is about creating as you speak; manifesting reality as you traverse the challenges of life.”

Full Album Stream: Orphan Donor – “Unraveled”

June 8, 2021

According to Orphan Donor, the new album “is an authentic expression and account of some of the hardest and scariest times in my life.”

Five For Friday: June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

We’re back with a roundup of new releases that includes the latest from Desaster, Perturbator, Ghastly and more!

Track Premiere: Drawn and Quartered – “Carnage Atrocity”

May 28, 2021

The band’s new song, “Carnage Atrocity,” is a “a neck-snapping orgy of violence that will sear itself upon the mind.”

Full Album Stream: Stormruler – “Under the Burning Eclipse”

May 27, 2021

For fans of fiery, energetic black metal in the tradition of Naglfar, Dawn and Setherial, Stormruler has the ultimate debut ready to strike!

Full Album Stream: Bleeth – “Harbinger”

May 25, 2021

Miami’s Bleeth is here to take you on a ride across the lands of experimental, sludge, and post-metal on their latest record.

Five For Friday: May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

Hello, Decibel readers! Hope you have a relaxing weekend with lots of free time on your hands! Or at least one that allows for a soundtrack. We’ve got a roundup of great stuff below, from well-known legends to death-doom devastators to totally weird black metal. It’s a lot to take in, so enjoy! — Amorphis…

Full EP Stream: Morbid Breath – “In the Hand of the Reaper”

May 17, 2021

Morbid Breath seeks to “revive that malicious, heavy, and raw 80’s thrash-metal sound” on their new EP, In the Hand of the Reaper.”

Track Premiere: Gallows – “Come and See”

May 14, 2021

“We play traditional black metal — full stop. We wrote 66 Black Wings under the shroud of the pandemic, fueled by blasphemy and booze.”