Kevin Stewart-Panko

EP Stream: Putrascension’s “The Obsidian Fog”

January 16, 2020

New Jersey’s Putrascension continues the state’s contradictory nature with their new EP.

Video Premiere: Morgan Rider and the Deep Dark River’s “Ignite the Tempests”

January 2, 2020

Morgan Rider and the Deep Dark River‘s new video ponders “What if Vintersorg gave the fused DNA of Peter Steele, Mina Caputo and ICS Vortex singing lessons?”

Video Premiere: The Flaying Loves Quebec and Quebec Loves The Flaying

December 5, 2019

Quebec’s The Flaying visually chronicles their love for their hometown’s downtown core.

Video Premiere: Bather’s “Birds” Brings Blood, Boobs and Bondage

November 7, 2019

From Ohio’s Bather, a video “display of lecherously luscious violence and soul-stripping metal.”

EP Stream: Formless Master’s First Strike and Takafumi Matsubara Interview

October 24, 2019

We’re showcasing the new EP by Formless Master, featuring Takafumi Matsubara, as well as an interview with the man himself.

What the Heck is an Unsplit? Total Fucking Destruction and Analkholic have Answers

October 10, 2019

The funny thing about this forthcoming release from Total Fucking Destruction and Analkholic courtesy the good folks at Give Praise Records is that what appears to have been the most difficult part was deciding on how to refer to it.

EP Stream: Getting Conspiratorial with Tales of the Tomb

September 26, 2019

Three years ago they appeared in our Thrown Me a Frickin’ Bone column and tomorrow, Tales of the Tomb, will issue their new EP, Volume Two: Mendacium

Everybody Should Know: An Interview with The Young Gods

September 12, 2019

In which we conduct a length interview with Switzerland’s legendary avant-garde, industrial rock band The Young Gods

Video Premiere: Expain’s “They Live”

August 15, 2019

Expain premieres video. Decibel offers second-by-second commentary.

THE NOISY FRENCH: Inside the French Noise Rock Scene

August 8, 2019

We resurrect a previously unreleased Decibel trend piece from 2015 on the French Noise Rock scene.

Education Gets You Every/Nowhere: INUS Album Stream and Video Premiere.

August 1, 2019

INUS – “a pre-postapocalyptic, post-honky-tonk-prog-skronk, space Tropicalia, math-lounge powersilence trio”

Track Premiere: Getting Crazy-Weird with OXX’s “Birthday Song”

July 18, 2019

Nefarious Industries will release The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance on LP and digital platforms on August 16th.

Video Premiere: Sludgehammer Covers Peter Gabriel. You Know Which Song…

July 4, 2019

I don’t know a whole lot about Toronto’s Sludgehammer despite my being a lifelong resident of the Greater Toronto Area which just goes to show you that proximity doesn’t automatically equate with intimate knowledge.

Song/Video Premiere: Montreal’s Gorlvsh Get Wired and Weird

June 20, 2019

We don’t know if they are, as they claim, “Montreal’s sickest guitar-less band,” but from what we can tell they make a hell of a racket

Track Premiere: Dark Numbers Go Off the Deep End with “Shallows”

May 9, 2019

“All of us come from very disparate places and try to create music somewhere in between all that.” Wrap your ears around the result, “Shallows.”

Live/Film Review: ‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’

April 25, 2019

The “Experience” run of dates will have wrapped up two days before the time you read this, but if you come across Industrial Accident, it’s very worthy of your viewing time.

Death Metal Documentary Update: An Interview with The Growl‘s Cam Schwarz

March 28, 2019

Currently in the filming/interview stages, The Growl’s intent is to document the ride the genre has taken from its obscure beginnings through roller coaster-ing waves of popularity and obscurity over the years to how the scene has morphed and come full circle in the present.

Wacken Metal Battle: the Biggest Battle of the Bands. Ever.

March 14, 2019

In true Wacken style, the Wacken Metal Battle really is the biggest Battle of Bands ever.

An Update and Preview from Mexi-merican Death Grinders Rottenness

February 28, 2019

Mexican-American deathgrinders Rottenness provide an update on their new album.

Video Premiere: Makkmat’s “Burning Cop”

February 14, 2019

Watch a new music video from Norwegian grinders Makkmat.