July 1, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Worship at the altar of post-hardcore powerhouse Same Gods via the melody-tinged incantation “In Circles.”
June 24, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Libson, Portugal’s Places Around the Sun is here to take you to the heavy desert stoner rock oasis. Now, drink.
June 17, 2020 Shawn Macomber
1995 wasn’t merely a great year for the extremely extreme — it was also an amazing trip around the sun for metal-adjacent music.
June 10, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Portland noise rockers ILS bring you a bouquet of zero-leaf clovers with “No Luck.”
June 3, 2020 Shawn Macomber
New Hampshire horror novelist Gregory Bastianelli reveals the extremely extreme sonic foundations of his latest blood-soaked supernatural opus “Snowball.”
May 28, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Earth Crisis‘s vegan straight-edge metalcore landmark Destroy the Machines is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame
May 27, 2020 Shawn Macomber
After nearly a quarter century, Connecticut metallic hardcore underground legends Die My Will blast their way back out of the grave with a remaster of their criminally underrated debut EP.
May 20, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Better “Stay Awake” if you’re gonna walk These Streets.
May 13, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Brace yourself. Portland, Oregon’s Tithe is about to drag you into the death-grind tarpits.
Ex-Starkweather/current Below the Frost bassist Michelle Eddison brings the visual violence in a new series of transcendent paintings.
April 22, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Let Osaka, Japan “dark witch doom duo” BlackLab lead you down a strange, wild “Forked Road” to the abyss.
April 15, 2020 Shawn Macomber
A wild progressive black metal transmission courtesy Xenoglyph, an anonymous band hailing, apparently, from planet Extremely Extreme.
April 8, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Dark maestro Chris Alexander is back with a sexy, nightmarish new record that definitely defies quarantine.
April 1, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Philadelphia-based author and graphic designer Scott Cole writes brilliant, reality-refracting dark fiction — and has an extremely extreme heavy metal writing playlist to match.
Chicago crushers Like Rats don’t look back on Death Monolith.
March 25, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Ten years after his untimely death, the late era Ronnie James Dio albums are finally getting a bit of respect — and the deluxe reissue treatment. Here’s your roadmap.
March 18, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Meet director Drew Stone, the visionary filmmaker who helped hardcore claw its way out of the underground in the early ’90s.
March 11, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Get your life-birth-death metal liberation on with this fiery Prometheus-themed track courtesy Thane, India’s Eternal Returns.
March 9, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Get ready to circle(pit) the Drain or be washed out with the rest of the poseurs.
March 4, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Horror cinema obsessed melodic death ‘n’ rollers Video Nasties take you behind the scenes of the band’s wild full-length debut.
February 26, 2020 Shawn Macomber
India’s metal and hardcore scenes are thriving. With their powerful debut full-length, brutal tech-death outfit KillKount are primed to take it to the next level.
February 12, 2020 Shawn Macomber
In the inaugural edition of Gasping For Hair — a new column devoted to the classics of hard rock, hair metal, glam, and other heavy metal adjacent subgenres — we talk to guitarist Mark Knight about one of the wildest hard rock acts ever, Bang Tango.
February 5, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Grindcore refracting iconoclasts Total Fucking Destruction return to provide a glimpse of what it will sound like “…to be alive at the end of the world.”
A murderer’s row of hardcore luminaries cross the streams for the latest Kings Never Die EP.
January 29, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Vanessa Hexe, one of the leading lights of underground death doom, is summoning new atmospheres and nightmares with her debut volume of poetry, “A Winter Darkly.”
January 22, 2020 Shawn Macomber
You’re already living in a tech-hellscape. Might as well let Chicago dark industrial upstarts 5 R V L N 5 provide you an appropriate soundtrack for trying to survive it.
January 14, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Midnight take their sacrilegious heavy metal earworms overground and to the next level.
January 8, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Portuguese old school death metal power trio Innards digs deeps into the bowels of repugnance for this nasty splatter platter.
December 27, 2019 Shawn Macomber
As we close out the decade, Decibel has an infernal correspondence on the demise of relevant major-label metal
December 21, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Madball demonstrate their metal-infused NYHC style on the classic Set It Off and enter the Decibel Hall of Fame