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Five For Friday: February 9, 2024

February 9, 2024

This week’s edition of new releases includes the latest from extra-heavy-hitters like Hulder, Spectral Voice, Necrowretch and more!

Video Premiere: Carnal Savagery – “Into the Abysmal Void”

February 2, 2024

Enter the abysmal void with the new video from the Swedish death-dealers in Carnal Savagery, from their latest album on Moribund Records.

Video Premiere: Vosh – “Perfection”

February 1, 2024

According to goth punkers Vosh, “In the end, we cannot break free from ourselves.” Check out their new video for “Perfection” see what they mean.

Five For Friday: January 26, 2024

January 26, 2024

This week’s metal new releases are highlighted by Vitriol, Lucifer and Dissimulator!

Full Album Stream: Unsouling – “Vampiric Spiritual Drain”

January 24, 2024

Start your day off in the bleakest way possible with the new album from Unsouling, combining elements of black, death and inescapable doom.

Video Premiere: Hand of Kalliach – “Fell Reigns”

January 23, 2024

Watch the video for Hand of Kalliach‘s perfectly delivered folk-infused melodic death metal.

Five For Friday: January 19, 2024

January 19, 2024

This week’s edition of new releases comes with all things cold and dark, including the latest from Vemod, Master, Sovereign and more!

Five For Friday: January 12, 2024

January 12, 2024

This week’s edition of the latest deadly metal releases includes the newest from Engulf, Mourning Dawn, Atavistic Decay and more!

Five For Friday: January 5, 2024

January 5, 2024

The first edition of our new release coverage for 2024 includes the latest from Threnomancy, Meridion, Fall of Gnosis and more!

Five For Friday: Black Metal 2023

December 29, 2023

This week’s edition looks back at some of the best black metal of 2023, including Immortal, Krieg, Calderum and more!

Five For Friday: Death Metal 2023

December 22, 2023

This week’s edition looks back at some of the best death metal of 2023, including Dying Fetus, Plague Bearer, Obituary and more!

New Documentary — Immortal Soul: A Riot Tribute & Concert Film

December 20, 2023

For fans of NYC’s Riot, this new series will give the band the chance to get the recognition and credit they deserve.

Five For Friday: December 15, 2023

December 15, 2023

And thus we come to the last standard edition of Five For Friday for 2023. The rest of the month will be dedicated to death metal and black metal retrospectives, so look out for that!

Label Spotlight: Dying Victims Productions

December 11, 2023

“I am always open and on the lookout for new bands who are hungry … I’ve got to believe they feel the fire.”

Five For Friday: December 8, 2023

December 8, 2023

This week’s new releases include the latest dark serenades from Dusk, Dimmu Borgir, Fugitive Wizard and more!

Full Album Stream: Unmothered – “Corridors”

December 6, 2023

Extreme noise rockers Unmothered weave through Corridors before its official release on December 8

Video Premiere: Praise the Plague – “Devourer”

December 1, 2023

Watch Germany’s Praise the Plague perform an entrancing blend of doom metal and black metal via their latest video for “Devourer,” from the band’s upcoming Suffocating In the Current of Time.

Label Spotlight: Caligari Records

November 27, 2023

As part of our series on underground labels, read about how Ignacio Brown burns the midnight oil for metal at Caligari Records!

Five For Friday: November 24, 2023

November 24, 2023

This week, Decibel is especially thankful for new releases from One Master, Midnight Odyssey, Cruciamentum and more!

Full Album Stream: Misanthrophi – “Principles of Cosmicism and Decimation”

November 22, 2023

Stream the Mexican melodic death metal band’s new album in full and revel in their dazzling manifestations of musical excellence.

Five For Friday: November 17, 2023

November 17, 2023

This week’s new releases breathe ice-cold brutality, with the latest from Ritual Clearing, Carcinoid, Ceremonial Bloodbath and more!

Full Album Stream: The Last Eon – “Infernal Fractality”

November 16, 2023

Hear Norway’s The Last Eon mix of musical ambition and psychedelic inebriation by way of industrial black metal.

Video Premiere: Horrenda – “Handprints”

November 15, 2023

Horrenda deliver the follow-up to 2021’s Oíche Shamhna (Live at The Grand Social). Check out the video and revel in the band’s mix of black metal attack and hardcore atmosphere.

Five For Friday: November 10, 2023

November 10, 2023

Pretty soon it’ll be time to pre-emptively reveal our Top 40 albums of the year. But before any of you finalize your own list, keep coming here every Friday to see who shuffles in at the last minute.

Five For Friday: November 3, 2023

November 3, 2023

Halloween may be over, but the terrors of metal never rest with the latest from Suffocation, Mortuary Drape, Warcrab and more!

Video Premiere: Ophiolatry – “Abyss of Alienation”

November 2, 2023

Hear Brazil’s Ophiolatry bring hypnotic riffs, brutal vocals and crushing rhythms reminiscent of Hate Eternal, Nile and Steve Tucker-era Morbid Angel.

Video Premiere: Icarus Witch – “Shadowchaser”

November 2, 2023

The new Icarus Witch track is a “pure riff-driven melodic rocker in the vein of Dio-era Rainbow, Deep Purple, or vintage Whitesnake.”

Five For Friday: October 27, 2023

October 27, 2023

It’s Halloween, so we’re going extra brutal this week with new gruesome releases from Gravesend, Autopsy, Mouth for War and more!

Five For Friday: October 20, 2023

October 20, 2023

This week’s new releases include the latest from big names like Myrkur and Cirith Ungol along with a crop of heavy newcomers!

Dayal Patterson: On the New Edition of “Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult”

October 17, 2023

Author Dayal Patterson discusses the massive 800-page reworking of his black metal history reimagined as Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult — Restored, Expanded & Definitive Edition.