Shawn Macomber

Video Premiere: 5 R V L N 5 — “Flesh”

January 22, 2020

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.

NJHC Legend Nathan Voorhees’ Cancer Slaying, Cardiac Arrest Surviving, PMA-Infused, Life Affirming Heavy Metal Playlist

January 15, 2020

NJHC legend Nathan Voorhees has endured a wild, terrifying series of medical ordeals over the last five years. Here’s the playlist that lets him keep that PMA.

Album Review: Midnight – ‘Rebirth by Blasphemy’

January 14, 2020

Midnight take their sacrilegious heavy metal earworms overground and to the next level.

Track Premiere: Innards — “Night Of The Anthropophagous”

January 8, 2020

Portuguese old school death metal power trio Innards digs deeps into the bowels of repugnance for this nasty splatter platter.

Mainstream Metal is F*cking Dead

December 27, 2019

As we close out the decade, Decibel has an infernal correspondence on the demise of relevant major-label metal

Madball – “Set It Off”

December 21, 2019

Madball demonstrate their metal-infused NYHC style on the classic Set It Off and enter the Decibel Hall of Fame

Track Premiere: Here in Spirit — “I Don’t Want to Sleep”

December 18, 2019

Ex-Abigail Williams/Vehemence guitarist Bjorn Dannov is taking his heavy back to the 90s with Here in Spirit.

Full Album Stream: Solace — “The Brink”

December 11, 2019

New Jersey doom n’ rollers Solace channel a career of hard luck into a scorching comeback record.

The Matchless Roar: Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris Returns with British Lion for “The Burning”

December 4, 2019

Legendary Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris is set to torch expectations with “The Burning,” the sophomore offering from his prog-tinged hard rock British Lion side project.

Track Premiere: Bloodlet — “Viper in Hand”

November 20, 2019

Get those veins ready — after nearly two decades metalcore trailblazers Bloodlet are back, blades gleaming.

Track Premiere: Domkraft — “Where We Part Ways” (Featuring Mark Lanegan)

November 13, 2019

Swedish psych-doom trio Domkraft teams up with living legend Mark Lanegan to blow a riff-sized hole in your doors of perception.

Track Premiere: Fabio Frizzi – “Spiders Attack Alternative Mix”

November 6, 2019

Cult horror film composer extraordinaire Fabio Frizzi wants to take you back to The Beyond. Come take his hand.

The Hammer of the Underground: Ex-Madball/Agnostic Front Drummer Will Shepler Talks New Outfit The Take

October 30, 2019

Legendary NYHC drummer Will Shepler is back stirring the brutal-yet-catchy sonic melting pot once again with The Take

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Ex-Hardcore Frontman Tim Cundle’s Debut Novel Brings the Crime & Punishment

October 16, 2019

Tim Cundle trades a mic and hardcore breakdowns for a word processor, but Compression is still underground and heavy as fuck.

Maze of Zen: Author & Heavy Metal Academic Owen Coggins’ 8 Tracks for Metal Meditation

October 9, 2019

Mysticism, Ritual, and Religion in Drone Metal author Dr. Owen Coggins is here to help you transcend the material plane with a little help from his (extremely extreme) friends.

Video Premiere: R.A.I.D. — “Blind”

September 25, 2019

See Hyderabad, India quartet R.A.I.D. bring the metallic hardcore fire for yourself via this video for “Blind.”

Video Premiere: Sun in Shadows — “Sun in Shadows”

September 18, 2019

Nick Heigelmann of the great 90s melodic death metal act The Year of Our Lord returns with Sun in Shadows, a preconception-obliterating new record, and — seen for the first time ever here — a new video.

Video Premiere: Godeater — “Inertia Haze”

September 11, 2019

Let Glasgow, Scotland’s Godeater take you deep into tech-death waters with “Inertia Haze.”

Track Premiere: Casket Huffer — “Genocide Thralls”

September 4, 2019

Blackened death doom sludge outfit Casket Huffer invites you to breathe in the nihilism of an exclusive new track.

Full Album Stream: Cliterati — “Ugly Truths/Beautiful Lies”

August 29, 2019

Cliterati is bringing the fire on its righteous crusty punk hardcore rager Ugly Truths/Beautiful Lies streaming in full right now.

Track Premiere: H.P. Lovecraft/Fabio Frizzi — “Night-Gaunts”

August 29, 2019

Legendary horror film composer Fabio Frizzi talks helping to bring H.P. Lovecraft’s poetry to life on I Notturni Di Yuggoth.

If You Kill It, They Will Come: Full Terror Assault Fest Turns Five

August 28, 2019

Full Terror Assault is celebrating five years of open air fest mayhem with a wild, brutal four-day party next week.

Track Premiere: Dysrhythmia — “Twin Stalkers”

August 28, 2019

Underground Philadelphia progressive metal kings Dysrhythmia are launching a new mind-bending blitz and we’ve got the exclusive first salvo streaming now.

Full Album Stream: In Cold Blood “Legion of Angels”

August 22, 2019

Cleveland underground metallic hardcore heroes In Cold Blood mount an unlikely — yet triumphant — comeback with Legion of Angels.

Full Album Stream: Leather Lung — “Lonesome, On’ry and Evil”

August 21, 2019

Hey, Leather Lung put a little rock n’ roll swagger and outlaw country sneer in its sludge metal for you! How thoughtful!

Peter Beste is Here to Defend the (Heavy Metal) Faith & Gift You a Hot New Black Magic Jam

August 14, 2019

Celebrated True Norwegian Black Metal music photographer Peter Beste talks battle vests, image capture, subculture, metal, and his related new book Defenders of the Faith.

Full Album Stream: Strung Out — “Songs of Armor and Devotion”

August 7, 2019

Thirty years in Strung Out remains king of the metal-tinged punk hardcore mountain with its ninth full-length.

Track Premiere: Eternal Storm — “Through the Wall of Light Pt. 1 (The Strand)”

July 31, 2019

Extremely black clouds and soaring guitar leads gather over this track premiere courtesy Madrid melodic death metallers Eternal Storm.

Album Premiere: Death Before Dishonor “Unfinished Business”

July 24, 2019

Boston hardcore institution Death Before Dishonor returns after a decade with the ferocious new full-length Unfinished Business.