Shawn Macomber

Revisiting the Supreme: The “War On Illusion” Zine Reissue

May 25, 2022

A deluxe reissue of hardcore legend Porcell‘s early 90s zine “War on Illusion” remains an edifying and subversive document of a searching scene in intellectual as well as musical flux.

Give Them Vert: Coalesce Frontman Works to Honor Fallen Pro Skater

May 18, 2022

Legendary Coalesce vocalist Sean Ingram is working overtime with others to honor his friend and mentor with the Corey Lawrence Memorial Vert Ramp at the Centennial Skatepark in Lawrence, Kansas.

Track Premiere: Old City – “DK3”

May 11, 2022

Philadelphia punk hip-hop re-interpreters Old City are back with an incendiary new track taking on apocalyptic police violence.

Days of Resolution: Harley Flanagan on the Cro-Mags’ Evolution, Legacy, Vitality, & Upcoming Tour

May 4, 2022

Decibel gets the lowdown from Harley Flanagan on circa 2022 Cro-Mags, the upcoming tour, and how getting beat down on the jiujitsu mat can prepare one for hardcore touring.

Unfrozen in Time: Hope Conspiracy/Harvest Guitarist Dan Zimmerman Raids the Video Archives

April 27, 2022

Former Harvest/Hope Conspiracy guitarist Dan Zimmerman’s TwentyFiveAfter offers a glorious glimpse at the dark underbelly of 1990s metallic hardcore.

Video Premiere: Eternal Returns — “Siege Sombre”

April 20, 2022

Thane, India melodic death metallers Eternal Returns go deep and dark for the “Siege Sombre” video.

Video Premiere: The Damnnation — “The Greed”

April 13, 2022

Peep the behind the scenes video from rising Brazilian thrash ultra-power trio The Damnation right now!

Metal Militia Activated for Ukraine: Ultra Heavy Benefit Comp Out Now

April 6, 2022

The new metal and hardcore-heavy benefit comp Band Together seeks to alleviate the suffering of Ukrainians in their darkest hour.

Track Premiere: Last Wishes — “Loyalty”

March 30, 2022

Hear the fresh-yet-old-school-based hardcore attack of Last Wishes in advance of their gritty, bouncy, defiant debut full-length Organized Hate.

Rebirth Part 2: Reactivated Skarhead Takes New “Defiance” On the Road

March 16, 2022

Certified New York City Hardcore superstar Danny Diablo resurrects Skarhead and Crown of Thornz for a multi-front breakdown war.

Track Premiere: Guardrails — “Yours Truly”

March 9, 2022

It’s been a long goddamn while since a hardcore band blasted out of the gate with a sound as feral and kinetic – yet savvily refined in construction – as Guardrails. Hear them now.

Track Premiere: Berthold City — “Out of Darkness”

March 2, 2022

Featuring members of Strife, World Be Free, and Internal Affairs, Berthold City brings the straight edge hardcore fire to lead us “Out of Darkness.”

Fall and Rise: Eddie Leeway Takes On Cancer

February 23, 2022

Eddie Sutton of metallic hardcore crossover underground royalty Leeway continues to battle an aggressive cancer. Here’s the latest update and how you can help.

No Allegiance: GGT Records On the Rise

February 16, 2022

GGT Records brings the non-denominational hardcore punk fire with its opening salvo of releases.

Track Premiere: Hourglass — “Consumed”

February 2, 2022

Double your (dis)pleasure: The legendary Immigrant Sun Records returns and resurrects stellar 90s noisecore act Hourglass for a “Complete Discography.”

Track Premiere: Kenn Nardi — “Masquerade”

January 19, 2022

Anacrusis frontman Kenn Nardi lets his progressive thrash roots show on the epic new solo track “Masquerade.”

Video Premiere: Smash Your Enemies — “War for War”

January 12, 2022

Smash Your Enemies deliver a metallic hardcore state of the world address with the video for “War For War.”

EP Premiere: Strangelight – “The World Needs Laughter”

January 5, 2022

The Oakland post-post-hardcore powerhouse Strangelight return with another stellar offering,The World Needs Laughter.

All Hail Virologist Timothy Sheahan: Metal Militia — Pandemic Division

December 29, 2021

That’s right — Timothy Sheahan is not only one of coronavirus’ fiercest foes, but also a punk-hardcore metalhead in extremely good standing.

Video Premiere: Soul Remnants — “Cult Destroyer”

December 22, 2021

Boston death thrashers Soul Remnants bring the visual violence on the new clip for “Cult Destroyer.”

In Flight: An Immortal Bird Tour Diary

December 15, 2021

Blackened death grinders Immortal Bird documents cutting a path of sonic destruction in this exclusive tour diary.

Video Premere: Matt Pike — “Alien Slut Mum”

December 14, 2021

Sleep/High on Fire visionary Matt Pike comes out of the pandemic with a solo debut like no other. We premiere the wild first track/video.

Visual Violence: The Animated Post-Hardcore of Zero Trust’s “Clouds” Video

December 8, 2021

Metaverse meets metalcore-averse in the new animated video from expansive post-hardcore slayers Zero Trust.

At the (Lyrical) Gates: Tomas Lindberg on Nihilism, Evolution & “The Nightmare of Being” (Part 4)

December 1, 2021

In the final part of this video interview series, legendary vocalist Tomas Lindberg reflects on the lyrical/philosophical themes behind At The Gates album “The Nightmare of Being.”

At the (Lyrical) Gates: Tomas Lindberg on Nihilism, Evolution & “The Nightmare of Being” (Part 3)

November 24, 2021

In the third episode of a four-part video series, legendary vocalist Tomas Lindberg expands upon the literature and philosophy that underpin the recent At the Gates album The Nightmare of Being.

At the (Lyrical) Gates: Tomas Lindberg on Nihilism, Evolution & “The Nightmare of Being” (Part 2)

November 17, 2021

In part two of an exclusive new video interview, At the Gates‘ Tomas Lindberg talks literature, philosophy, & The Nightmare of Being.

At the (Lyrical) Gates: Tomas Lindberg on Nihilism, Evolution & “The Nightmare of Being” (Part 1)

November 10, 2021

Forget Lebowski. Tomas Lindberg of At the Gates gives Decibel the download on trve nihilism and The Nightmare of Being.

Track Premiere: Soul Remnants—”Malignant Lunacy”

November 3, 2021

Boston’s Soul Remnants brings the sickest of death metal rot on brand new jam, “Malignant Lunacy.”

Track Premiere: Brick By Brick – “Just Look Around” (Sick of it All Cover)

October 27, 2021

Metallic hardcore outfit Brick by Brick is sick of a lot of things, but not this classic jam from Sick of it All.

Video Premiere: Agnes Vein — “Deathcall”

October 13, 2021

The gods of Greece make themselves heard once again in the doom-infused black metal of Agnes Vein.