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Five for Friday: June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

This week’s featured new releases include the death metal double-feature from Exhumed and Gruesome, the new sludge-bomb from -(16)- and many more!

Video Premiere: TheNightTimeProject- “Embers”

June 4, 2020

Decibel is happy to present the new video from TheNightTimeProject, featuring former members of Katatonia and current members of October Tide.

Five For Friday: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

This week’s featured set of new releases includes entries from epic practitioners like Atavistia and Sorcerer, along with crushers like Xibalba.

Five For Friday: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

This week’s featured new releases include albums from Cauldron Black Ram, Esoctrilihum, along with some hardcore and deathy NWOBHM-style jams!

Five For Friday: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

This week’s selection of new releases includes ACxDC (read that carefully, it’s the grind one), Paradise Lost, Voodoo Gods and more!

Five For Friday: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

This week’s edition of Five for Friday include the new jams from Swedish legends, Naglfar, the prog acolytes in Green Carnation and much more!

Killswitch Engage Releases Surprise EP to Benefit COVID-19 Response Fund

May 1, 2020

To help fund those tackling the COVID-19 crisis, and gift us with some new tunes, KSE has unleashed several B-sides from last year’s Atonement.

Five for Friday: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

This week’s new releases include the latest from death metal masters Vader, neo-thrash titans Havok and a host other bands from across the metal landscape.

Five For Friday: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

This week’s new releases include albums from Katatonia, Ulcerate and other luminaries of trad-metal, death metal, and raw black metal.

Five For Friday: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

This week’s round of new releases comes stacked with crushing death metal, symphonic black metal, and super-duper weirdo black metal.

Five For Friday: April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

This week’s installment of new heavy music comes full of death metal, death metal, death metal and, well, more death metal!

Five For Friday: April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

This week’s edition comes loaded with lots of black metal, a thrash titan, and some deathy grind to push you into the weekend.

Five For Friday: March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

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.

Rejoice! A New Naglfar Album Is on the Way!

March 20, 2020

Naglfar remains consistent in the best possible way: they just keep on making great blackened death metal packed with riff after riff.

Nomad Fundraiser: The Road Crew Needs Your Help!

March 19, 2020

Touring veteran Frank Fanelli has stepped up and started a fundraiser to help out the staff of all those tours affected by the coronavirus.

Video Premiere: Voices of Ruin- “Carved Out”

March 19, 2020

For fans of modern, muscular melodic death metal, the new video from California’s Voices of Ruin is a must-see bloody experience.

Track Premiere: Natur- “Afternoon Nightmare”

March 13, 2020

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.

Fluisteraars: “Our Search for Musical Freedom”

March 6, 2020

“Bloem” is a gorgeous bouquet of riffs, howls and experimental treats, and yet still fits comfortably within the framework of black metal.

SKAM Smashes All Solids to Liquids

February 28, 2020

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.

Mayhem Guitarist Teloch: “Touring the USA Is Always the Icing on the Cake”

February 21, 2020

According to the Mayhem guitarist, “Even though it’s a hassle and insanely costly, this is the tour we always look forward to!”

Mare Cognitum: “The Paradox of Harmony and Strife”

February 14, 2020

“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.”

Obsidian Tongue: “A Way to Expel the Sadness, Anger and Fear”

February 7, 2020

“My only ambition is that the music has the capability to help other people release some of the negativity dominating them.”

Hot Graves: “We Thrive on Having Those Anthemic, Fist-Pumping Vibes”

January 31, 2020

Jump back into the steaming coffin of black, death, thrash and crust-fueled glory on “Haunted Graves,” from the upcoming EP from Hot Graves.

Track Premiere: Kvaen – “Septem Peccata Mortalia”

January 27, 2020

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.

Full Album Stream: Death. Void. Terror.- “To The Great Monolith II”

January 24, 2020

Gaze into the terrifying indifference of the universe with the latest emanation of Switzerland’s Helvetic Underground Committee.

Track Premiere: Azure Emote- “Loss”

January 23, 2020

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!

Video Premiere: Banisher- “Devil in ISO 5”

January 17, 2020

Check out the new video from Poland’s Banisher, who use riffs to summon the demons birthed from isolation, insanity and violence.

Comfort With Disorder: Finn Mckenty of The Punk Rock MBA

January 10, 2020

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.

My Dying Bride Returns on “Your Broken Shore”

January 3, 2020

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.

Drown in Aseptic’s “Cascading Fluids”

January 3, 2020

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.