Sean Frasier

Album Premiere: Underdark – ‘Our Bodies Burned Bright on Re-Entry’

July 28, 2021

UK black metal revolutionaries Underdark shine brilliantly on their debut LP, Our Bodies Burned Bright on Re-Entry.

Track Premiere: Planet of the Dead – “Pilgrim”

July 14, 2021

Blast into the deep cosmos with New Zealand stoner doom space travelers Planet of the Dead on their Kurt Vonnegut inspired single, “Pilgrim.”

Album Premiere: Unendlich – ‘Paradox of a Broken World’

July 7, 2021

Unendlich’s scythe-swinging riffs shape misery into majesty on the USBM project’s new LP, Paradox of a Broken World.

Album Premiere: Vampirska and Wampyric Rites – ‘The Drowning Void’

June 30, 2021

Black metal nightbeasts Vampirska and Wampyric Rites join forces to create the sanguinary split LP, The Drowning Void.

Album Review: Withered – ‘Verloren’

June 28, 2021

We welcome back black/death/existential pain machine Withered with their first new album in five years.

Video Premiere: Hatefulmurder – ‘Santificado Seja o Meu Ódio’

June 23, 2021

Brazilian death thrashers Hatefulmurder release the video for their only Portuguese-language single, “Santificado Seja o Meu Ódio.”

Track Premiere: Empress – “Libations”

June 16, 2021

Vancouver post-metal project Empress raise a chalice to lost loved ones on their evocative doom single, “Libations.”

Album Premiere: Void Tripper – ‘Dopefiend’

June 9, 2021

Brazilian stoner sludge degenerates Void Tripper lure doom devotees with promises of Satan and drugs on their debut LP, Dopefiend.

Album Premiere: Hatesong – ‘Chapel Rats’

June 2, 2021

Indianapolis blasphemers Hatesong release their LP of blackened pestilence, Chapel Rats. Rest in power, DV Karloff.

Album Premiere: Vorvaň – ‘Awakened’

May 26, 2021

Russian hardcore/sludge outfit Vorvaň rise from slumber to release their bruising sophomore record, Awakened.

Album Premiere: Slithering Decay – ‘Aeons Untold’

May 19, 2021

Belgian death-dealers Slithering Decay unleash a verminous flood of buzzsaw riffs on their debut album, Aeons Untold.

Album Premiere: Anatomia – ‘Corporeal Torment’

May 12, 2021

Japanese death/doom hope-crushers Anatomia unveil their fourth LP Corporeal Torment over a week early exclusively at Decibel Magazine.

Interview: James Rauh of Transylvanian Recordings

May 5, 2021

Transylvanian Recordings founder James Rauh shares his thoughts on running a booming, ethical DIY label in this exclusive interview.

Album Premiere: Universally Estranged – ‘Reared Up in Spectral Predation ’

April 28, 2021

Tech-death newcomers Universally Estranged crash land from deep space with their mind-mutating debut LP, Reared Up in Spectral Predation.

Album Premiere: House by the Cemetery – ‘Rise of the Rotten’

April 21, 2021

Swedish death metal gravediggers House by the Cemetery pay tribute to Lucio Fulci on their debut LP, Rise of the Rotten.

Video Premiere: Carnivora – “Hypnogenic”

April 14, 2021

Massachusetts metal quintet Carnivora recruit guest performances from two Shadows Fall members for their new single, “Hypnogenic.”

Album Stream: Impure – ‘The Carrion Feast’

April 2, 2021

Blackened death duo Impure summon hellfire with their sinister 7″ release of “The Carrion Feast” and “Into Cataclysm.”

Track by Track: Feculent – ‘The Grotesque Arena’

March 31, 2021

Australian death metal newcomers Feculent share a track by track breakdown of their filthy debut EP, The Grotesque Arena.

Album Premiere: Amammoth – ‘The Fire Above’

March 17, 2021

Australian doom trio Amammoth light prehistoric joints from a stoner/sludge bonfire on their debut LP, The Fire Above.

Track Premiere: Crypts of Despair – “Excruciating Weight”

March 11, 2021

Get crushed by the “Excruciating Weight” of Lithuanian death metal duskbringers Crypts of Despair. All Light Swallowed is out April 23rd.

Track by Track: Black Knife – ‘Murder Season’

March 10, 2021

Blackened scumpunks Black Knife just released their homicidal LP, Murder Season. Founding vocalist/guitarist Hellwulv describes its fury track by track.

Track Premiere: Abigorum – “Der geheimnisvolle Käfig”

March 3, 2021

Epic blackened doom wraithbringers Abigorum open hell’s gates with the lyric video for their new track, “Der geheimnisvolle Käfig.”

Track Premiere: Moral Collapse – “Denier of Light”

February 24, 2021

Old school death metal innovators Moral Collapse unleash the lyric video for their darkness-summoning single “Denier of Light.”

Album Premiere: Upon the Altar – ‘Absid ab Ordine Luminis’

February 17, 2021

Polish hostiles Upon the Altar release their debut LP of devastating blackened death, Absid ab Ordine Luminis.

Track Premiere and Interview: Oryx – “Misery”

February 11, 2021

Downtuned Denver sludge trio Oryx cast shadows and break bones with their new sledgehammer of a single, “Misery.”

Album Premiere: Greylock and BEDTIMEMAGIC – ‘Split’

February 10, 2021

Boston comrades Greylock and BEDTIMEMAGIC join forces for a split album of sludgy bedlam from Tor Johnson Records.

Track Premiere: Seized Up – “Marching Down the Spiral”

February 3, 2021

Californian supergroup Seized Up deck you with an uppercut of hardcore punk in the upcoming EP’s title track, “Marching Down the Spiral.”

Album Premiere: The Ruins of Beverast – ‘The Thule Grimoires’

January 27, 2021

The Ruins of Beverast emerge from the fog of a new year with their sixth LP of cerebral blackened doom, The Thule Grimoires.