Jeff Treppel

Neon Knights: Q&A with Carpenter Brut

February 21, 2017

We talk to synthwave digital god Carpenter Brut about his inspirations and upcoming US tour.

King Woman

February 6, 2017

Created in the Image of Suffering
Long live the king
dB rating: 8/10

Anaal Nathrakh

October 31, 2016

The Whole of the Law
Total fucking destruction
dB rating: 8/10

SHRED THE CONCEPT: ARKAIK’S “THAT WHICH LIES HIDDEN”

October 5, 2015

Tech death with a conceptual edge unearths that which lies hidden.

ROAD WARRIORS: CHRISTIAN MISTRESS’S “OPEN ROAD” VIDEO PREMIERE

August 17, 2015

Hit the “Open Road” with this old-school Christian Mistress video.

ANCHOR MANAGEMENT: WILDLIGHTS SONG PREMIERE

August 10, 2015

Fresh meats from members of ASG and Thunderlips!

HALLOWEEN IN JULY: Temple of Void’s “The Embalmer’s Art”

July 27, 2015

Into the void with this six minute slice of horror metal from Detroit’s Temple of Void!

Demon Lung

July 20, 2015

A Dracula
The prequel to I, Frankenstein and Eee, Wolfman!
dB Rating: 8/10

MOURNING OF A NEW SAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH GAZ JENNINGS

June 29, 2015

What do Cathedral, Death Penalty, and cover artist Lucifer have in common? Guitarist Gaz Jennings, of course. Here’s our exclusive interview with the grand maestro of doom riffs.

No Polka Here: An Interstellar Interview and Song Premiere from Weird Owl

June 15, 2015

I know it’s early on Monday morning, but what better time to explore new dimensions of sound  with Weird Owl than before you’ve had your first cup of coffee?

High on Fire

June 8, 2015

Luminiferous
Blinded by the Light
dB Rating: 9/10

Second Sun of a Second Sun

June 1, 2015

Tribulation have psych rock elements, their drummer has a psych rock band. Coincidence?

Stream of Consciousness: MRTVI’s “Perpetual Consciousness Nightmare”

May 26, 2015

If your Tuesday afternoon was missing sheer horror, we have the album for you!

Shibaru and spiders: yup, it’s a new Cradle of Filth Video (NSFW)

May 13, 2015

You can always depend on Cradle of Filth to deliver controversial videos, and “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych” is no exception. Don’t watch this while your boss is in the room.

NEGATIVE APPROACH: TOTAL NEGATION’S “Kronzeuge” VIDEO

May 12, 2015

Despite what the band photo would lead you to believe, this is not a black metal remake of the “Addicted to Love” video (as awesome as that would be). Still, Total Negation deliver eight minutes of atmospheric black metal goodness here.

SOMEBODY PROBABLY SHOULD’VE LOCKED THE DOOR: PITBULLS IN THE NURSERY’S “EQUANIMITY” STREAM

May 5, 2015

While maybe not as majestic an image as Wolves in the Throne Room, Pitbulls in the Nursery certainly evokes some specific imagery as well. This French five piece may not be chowing down on babies, but their technical death metal attack is still pretty fierce in its own right. 

THE HAIR THAT ATE KANSAS CITY: JPT Scare Band’s Lost Masterpieces “Acid Acetate Excursion/Rape Of The Titan’s Sirens” Now Streaming

April 28, 2015

As usual, we here at Decibel are ahead of the game; we wrote about this lost proto-metal group back in 2011. Now you can hear the glory for yourself thanks to our stream of the brand-new reissue of their two albums.

WHISTLIN’ SUOMI: Korpiklaani’s “Pilli On Pajusta Tehty” Video

April 24, 2015

I’d say Korpiklaani need a haircut and a bath, but maybe, like Samson, that’s the source of their powers. Whatever the secret is, you won’t find anything much more fun than their Finnish folk metal, and we have the video premiere to prove it.

KING KONG AIN’T GOT NOTHING ON BOSS KONG

April 21, 2015

Meet the new ruler of the Planet of the Apes, listen to his music, and enjoy some cocaine-dipped bananas with our exclusive premiere of The Humans Soundtrack Volume II.

ROMANCE IS DEAD: Valborg’s “Comtesse” Track Premiere

April 14, 2015

Despite some unfortunate hairstyle choices, Valborg play a pretty unique style of doom. Going for clean and bright where a lot of bands go for dark and dirty, the German trio has found a path less traveled into this oldest of metal genres. There’s something to be said for aesthetics. You can check out the…

The Funniest Civil War Since Illusion-Era GN’R Does Their Thing

April 8, 2015

I’ll be honest – I was excited to post this video because I literally laughed out loud as soon as the singer popped up on screen. Still, once you get past that initial silliness – well, it doesn’t get any less goofy, but it does get crazy catchy. Not really a surprise, considering that Civil…

TAKING ANOTHER STAB AT IT: Six Feet Under’s “Stab”

April 7, 2015

Chris Barnes possesses a directness impressive even by the standards of his former bandmates in Cannibal Corpse – and we’re talking about dudes that have called recent albums Torture and Kill. He also smells exactly like you’d expect him to, but that’s neither here nor there. His group, Six Feet Under, is back with their…

ALL CRASH, NO BURN: Minsk’s “The Crash and the Draw” Album Stream

March 31, 2015

It’s hard to think of any instance in which post-metal could be considered uplifting. Minsk certainly aren’t going to change that. This Illinois-based act brings a widescreen sensibility to their Neurosis, storming through 76 minutes of sludge and misery. With the ever-dependable Sanford Parker guiding the storm, their latest descent into the void is a…

FLYING SAUCERS + GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS = Ufomammut’s “Ecate” Full Album Stream

March 26, 2015

If you’re a doom metal fan and don’t know Ufomammut, go hang your head in shame and sit in the corner for a while, then check out one of the most inventive discographies ever in the entire history of heavy music and then come back here for their latest. Ecate is ostensibly about Greek gods…

TERRA AT 20,000 FEET: Terra’s “Untitled” Album Stream

March 24, 2015

You like formless shrieking, right? Hell, what’s NOT to like? Especially when it sounds like it’s taking place in the void of space. Yes, I know technically you can’t hear anything in space, but nobody told these guys that. Terra, despite their name being rather earthbound, go for the more cosmic sort of black metal….