Jeff Treppel

Armored Saint – “Symbol of Salvation”

October 17, 2019

We welcome Symbol of Salvation as it spreads its reign of fire to the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Album Review: Pinkish Black – ‘Concept Unification’

June 13, 2019

There are no other colors in the extreme music rainbow quite like Pinkish Black.

Album Review: Pelican – ‘Nighttime Stories’

June 3, 2019

Instru-metal heroes return with their first full-length LP in six years.

Film Review: Halloween (2018)

October 31, 2018

Michael Myers returns in Halloween. Is it a worthy addition to the legendary franchise?

Film Review: Lords of Chaos

October 15, 2018

Hollywood re-spins the black circle and Decibel takes in an early screening of the much-hyped “Lords of Chaos” film.

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.