Shawn Macomber

Track Premiere: Andrew Leman Reads H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Festival”

November 25, 2020

If you think this Friday is gonna be black, wait until you hear the sinister delights Cadabra Records, H.P. Lovecraft, and Fabio Frizzi are cooking up for Christmas…

Full Album Stream: Eternal Returns — “Reprieved to Totality”

November 11, 2020

Thane-based death thrashers Eternal Returns dive into their five dynamic, serpentine, ultra-catchy tracks to give you a window into how an Indian farmer may have felt 65 years ago.

Continue the Arise: Brazil’s Metal Scene Lives!

November 4, 2020

Writer/photographer/tireless scene advocate Jessica Marinho takes us on a guided tour of the bustling, burgeoning, extremely extreme Brazilian metal scene.

Track Premiere: Northern Curse — “Ceremony of Loss”

October 28, 2020

New Hampshire black metal tectonic plate shifters Northern Curse erupt once again after a three years deep underground.

An Evening with Loud Night: The Mixtape

October 14, 2020

Current and former members of Ramming Speed, Battlemaster, Backstabbers Inc, and more unite to bring you an extremely Loud Night.

Full EP Premiere: Sun in Shadows & Soul Remnants — “Collection of Skulls: A Tribute to Sepultura”

October 7, 2020

Take a stroll down death thrash memory lane with this sick Sepultura covers EP courtesy Sun in Shadows and Soul Remnants.

Iggor Cavalera On Petbrick Collaboration with LG Petrov; Proceeds to Benefit Iconic Frontman’s Cancer Treatment Fund

October 2, 2020

Can the digital hell of the new Petbrick single courtesy two heavy metal legends help strike a blow against cancer? It’s up to you.

Exclusive Excerpt: Exhumed Mastermind Matt Harvey’s Gore-Drenched Cosmic Horror Novelette “The Vessel”

September 30, 2020

Trading riffs for ‘graphs, Exhumed/Gruesome slayer Matt Harvey deftly summons alternate reality nightmares with “The Vessel.”

Exclusive Interview: The Faith/Embrace Drummer Ivor Hanson Talks “Live at CBGBs”

September 28, 2020

Let the sublimely chaotic, enlivening 1981 set captured on “Live at CBGBs” help you regain The Faith.

Track Premiere: Subzero — “House of Grief”

September 23, 2020

Don’t be left out in the cold — stream the first new music in fourteen years from NYHC legends Subzero right now!

Album Review: Svalbard – ‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?’

September 21, 2020

Bristol, U.K. trio Svalbard didn’t merely make a better record than 2018’s solid It’s Hard to Have Hope, but delivered the first truly great album of their career.

Track Premiere: Strangelight — “Digressions from Sierra Leone”

September 17, 2020

Members of Transistor Transistor and Kowloon Walled City unite in killer post-hardcore outfit Strangelight.

Track Premiere: Chamber — “Visions of Hostility”

September 15, 2020

The latest sonic haymaker from rising metallic hardcore revitalizer Chamber is an eye-opening “Vision of Hostility.”

Comes Like the Flood: Anthrax’s “Persistence of Time” Turns 30

September 10, 2020

Thirty years ago Anthrax released the thrash metal apotheosis Persistence of Time, a timeless record which remains as beguiling and potent as ever.

Track Premiere: Axeslasher — “Intro/The Axeslasher (Live)”

September 2, 2020

Killer Denver, Colorado horror metal outfit Axeslasher reemerges from the shadows with a wild and nasty new live album.

Celebrating Riley Gale With Decibel’s Power Trip Cover Story From 2019

August 28, 2020

We pay tribute to Power Trip’s Riley Gale with our cover story to the sold-out February 2019 issue of Decibel.

Take a Rocket Ride to the Extremely Extreme Side of “Planet Wax”

August 26, 2020

Blood on Black Wax authors Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas are back with another tome on vinyl soundtrack mayhem, Planet Wax — and we’ve got your heavy metal pairings for it.

Album Review: Necrot – ‘Mortal’

August 24, 2020

Bay area death metallers Necrot return with a sophomore leveler for the ages

Demonic Roadies & Killer Riffs: How Punk Rock Horror Comedy “Uncle Peckerhead” Got Its Jams

August 19, 2020

Philadelphia riff-slinger extraordinaire Jeff Riddle and writer/director Matthew John Lawrence talk their extremely extreme rock n’ roll gore-fest Uncle Peckerhead.

Track Premiere: Vulnere — “And They Fall”

August 12, 2020

Rising Portland, Oregon death metallers Vulnere mine some of the greatest extremely extreme ore of yore for killer track “And They Fall.”

Album Review: Terminal Nation

August 4, 2020

Arkansas assbeaters Terminal Nation are responsible for the year’s toughest album.

Philly Rising: Benefit Comp “19 Notes on a Broken System” Slays & Heals

July 29, 2020

Ready to grind, thrash, and pummel your way to a better world? So are the artists on this extremely extreme benefit comp.

Track Premiere: Sheenjek—”Monkey Brains”

July 15, 2020

Ready for some stoner post-punk psych rock to help you get in touch with your inner simian? Sheenjek is here to oblige with the raucous “Monkey Brains.”

Depraved Indifference No More: Earth Crisis’ Scott Crouse on the “Salvation of Innocents” Reissue

July 8, 2020

Earth Crisis guitarist Scott Crouse talks about the reissue of the epic 2014 animal liberation-themed Salvation of Innocents in this pandemic moment.

Track Premiere: Same Gods — “In Circles”

July 1, 2020

Worship at the altar of post-hardcore powerhouse Same Gods via the melody-tinged incantation “In Circles.”

Track Premiere: Places Around the Sun — “Lost I Am Found”

June 24, 2020

Libson, Portugal’s Places Around the Sun is here to take you to the heavy desert stoner rock oasis. Now, drink.

1995: The Year in Not-So-Metal Heaviness

June 17, 2020

1995 wasn’t merely a great year for the extremely extreme — it was also an amazing trip around the sun for metal-adjacent music.