Jon Rosenthal

Track Premiere: Alvaldur – “Nightmares Ride Across the Stars”

May 11, 2022

Hear the opening track from Of Dusk and Crumbling Silence, the debut LP from USBM upstarts Alvaldur, before its Friday the 13th release date.

Video Premiere: Inexorum – “Equinox Vigil”

May 5, 2022

Skip spring and summer and head straight to fall with the crisp melodies of Inexorum‘s “Equinox Vigil.”

Album Review: Mizmor & Thou – ‘Myopia’

April 22, 2022

Read the first review of the surprise-release Thou and Mizmor collaboration album, Myopia.

Track Premiere: Blut aus Nord – “That Cannot Be Dreamed”

March 17, 2022

Hear atmospheric black metal heroes Blut aus Nord return with the first single from new album Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses.

Track Stream: Nechochwen – “Across the Divide”

March 14, 2022

USBM stalwarts Nechochwen unveil the closing track to their first new album in seven years.

Dan Swanö on STEEL, the Short-Lived Supergroup With Members of Opeth and Edge of Sanity

February 16, 2022

Producer legend Dan Swanö tells the story of Steel, the obscure heavy metal supergroup he formed with Opeth members during the recording of their Morningrise LP.

Premiere: Morgul Blade Lifts Their Sword On High On New Single “The Morgul Blade”

October 25, 2021

Philly trad metallers Morgul Blade bring a healthy dose of old-school black metal on debut full-length. Raise “The Morgul Blade” only on Decibel!

Video Premiere and Interview: Snares of Sixes (ex-Agalloch) – “MoonBladder”

September 28, 2021

Jason Walton (Sculptured, ex-Agalloch and ex-Khôrada) debuts new project, talks, um… Lawnmower Deth.

Track Premiere: Noltem – “Figment”

August 20, 2021

Hear a new stunner form atmospheric black metal upstarts Noltem.

Demo Stream: Ceres – ‘Tyrants Rise’

June 30, 2021

On their debut cassette, new U.S. power metal duo Ceres capitalizes on classic, “true” metal’s catchy and infectious nature.

Sculptured Release First New Music in 13 Years, Announce ‘The Liminal Phase’ LP

June 23, 2021

Hear “The Ordeal of Undecidability” and read a lengthy interview with Sculptured frontman Don Anderson about the return of the Northwest progressive metal heroes.

Satyricon – Dark Medieval Times

May 24, 2021

Frost and Satyr get medieval on your ass as we induct Satyricon‘s landmark Norwegian black metal debut Dark Medieval Times.

Peaceville Founder Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw Terminally Ill, JustGiving Campaign Launched

March 2, 2021

Legendary Peaceville founder Hammy diagnosed with hereditary dilated cardiomyopathy. Here’s how you can help.

Album Premiere: Shagor – Sotteklugt

October 28, 2020

Hear Dutch black metal band Shagor‘s Sotteklugt in advance of its Friday release on Babylon Doom Cult Records.

Track Premiere: Yaotl Mictlan – “Tezcatlipoca – Espejo Relumbrante”

October 6, 2020

Yaotl Mictlan‘s latest effort is a mystical example of pre-Christian belief expressed through the black metal vehicle.

Ved Buens Ende – “Written in Waters”

April 24, 2020

Ved Buens Ende‘s progressive black metal game-changer, Written in Waters is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

Album Review: Haunter – ‘Sacramental Death Qualia’

September 5, 2019

San Antonio quartet continue their evolution from crust punks to underground metal force.

Album Premiere and Interview: Rainer Landfermann

June 17, 2019

Former Bethlehem vocalist Rainer Landfermann on his legendary Dictius te Necare vocals and his incendiary performance on his new solo LP, Mein Wort in Deiner Dunkelheit

Video Premiere: L’Acéphale’s “Sovereignty”

March 6, 2019

Watch a new video from avant-garde black metal practitioner L’Acéphale and read a lengthy new interview.

Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands”

January 30, 2019

Ifernach‘s latest composition, “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands,” is music for frigid winters.