Shawn Macomber

Track Premiere: Ithaca — “Slow Negative Order”

November 28, 2018

Rising metallic hardcore outfit Ithaca quickly make a positive impression with “Slow Negative Order.”

Track Premiere: Master — ‘The Book’

November 21, 2018

Master are back and ready to throw the death metal “Book” at you!

Track Premiere: Vaultwraith — “Four Beasts Before the Throne”

November 14, 2018

Occult-obsessed melodic death thrashers Vaultwraith summon new demons on this exclusive premiere of “Four Beasts Before the Throne.”

Track Premiere: Portrayal of Guilt — “Among Friends”

October 24, 2018

You’ll be glad you’re not their enemy when you hear “Among Friends” from Portrayal of Guilt.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Tony Rettman Interview

October 17, 2018

As part of an ongoing celebration the tenth anniversary of heavy metal-centric book publisher Bazillion Points, we speak to hardcore archivist and author Tony Rettman.

Track Premiere: Baring Teeth — “Abstracted Mind”

October 10, 2018

The new track from Baring Teeth is about to give your head The Exorcist treatment.

Soundtrack to the (Zombie) Apocalypse Courtesy Broken Hope Guitarist/Horror Novelist Jeremy Wagner

September 26, 2018

Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner returns with his sophomore horror novel Rabid Heart, a tale of love amongst the undead.

Track Premiere: Street Sects — “Still Between Lovers”

September 12, 2018

Street Sects may wear their brutal early industrial influences on their sleeve, but “Still Between Lovers” is here to break your heart as well as pummel your eardrums.

Watch: Green Death — “I Am Eternal”

September 5, 2018

Green Death deliver a new level of dark thrash mastery via “I Am Eternal.”

Full Album Stream & Exclusive Interview: Cable — “Never Trust A Gemini”

August 29, 2018

Connecticut noise metal iconoclasts Cable return with a killer reimagining of the band’s “lost” 2003 record Never Trust a Gemini.

Track Premiere: Sumac – “Attis’ Blade’

August 1, 2018

Check out the latest mind-blowing track from power trio/underground supergroup SUMAC.

Khemmis’ Ben Hutcherson Talks the Rise of Mile High Metal

July 25, 2018

There’s a dark and dazzling heavy metal boom on in Denver right now. Ben Hutcherson of Khemmis gives us the inside scoop.

Track Premiere: Nopes — “Checkpoint”

July 11, 2018

Bay Area quartet Nopes invite you to try to breach a glorious noise punk “Checkpoint.”

Track Premiere: Crawl — “Sentenced to Rot”

June 20, 2018

Crawl don’t run to your destiny — these Swedish D-beat death metallers have declared you “Sentenced to Rot”!

The Power & the Glory: Madball Drummer Mike Justian Continues to Blaze a Brutal & Revolutionary Trail Through Extreme Music

June 13, 2018

On the eve of the release of Madball‘s ninth full-length For the Cause, the band’s extreme metal virtuoso drummer Mike Justian submits to a lengthy Decibel inquisition.

Full Album Stream: Slapshot — “Make America Hate Again”

May 30, 2018

Boston hardcore legends Slapshot are back with a brand new full-length — and we’ve got the whole damn thing right here.

Video Premiere: Sixes — “Fogbreather”

May 23, 2018

Want to take a multimedia walk on the really dark side? The new video from L.A.-based sludge metallers Sixes will take you there.

Cutting Room: Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe & Sonic Wolves’ Kayt Vigil Talk Burn the Priest’s “Extremely Validating” First 7-inch

May 16, 2018

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe takes us on a walk down his own unique version of Memory Lane to talk his first seven-inch with Burn the Priest. Kayt Vigil of Sonic Wolves chimes in, too.

Wendy Dio on the Ride for Ronnie and Her Legendary Late Husband’s Life, Love & Enduring Legacy

May 2, 2018

Eight years after his untimely death, Wendy Dio continues to honor her late, legendary husband’s legacy—carrying his good works and groundbreaking music into the future.

Wrekmeister Harmonies Give A Master Class in Unorthodox Heaviness

April 11, 2018

Want to find out more about how Wrekmeister Harmonies learned to sonically collapse your consciousness? Of course you do!

Exclusive Excerpt: How Randy Blythe Joined Burn the Priest

April 5, 2018

Read an exclusive excerpt from Decibel’s May 2018 cover story detailing frontman Randy Blythe’s decision to join the Burn the Priest ranks in the mid-1990s. 

Track Premiere: Nigredo – “Sons of Worthlessness”

March 28, 2018

Athens, Greece power duo Nigredo brings the danger with its dark, diverse take on dissonant black metal.

Rage Without End: Peerless Hardcore Archivist Sunny Singh is Taking hate5six 24-7

March 21, 2018

The best goddamn producer of scene-documenting live hardcore videos of all time is taking his game to the next level. And you can help.

Track Premiere: Aux Era Take Fools to Post-Everything School On Dazzling “Remedial Math”

March 14, 2018

New York City’s Aux Era shows us their work on the dazzling new track “Remedial Math.”