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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.”

Win or Learn: 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media Square Up for Migration Fest II

March 9, 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the pit… Migration Fest returns…

Full Album Stream: Brutality, Beauty & Esoteric Grandeur Abound on Starkweather/Concealment Split

March 7, 2018

Philly metalcore legends Starkweather and Portugese mindfuckers Concealment invite you to hail the new new flesh on epic split CD.

The Hardcore Archivist: Gavin Blosser On Keeping the 90s Underground Flame (And T-Shirt Designs) Alive

February 21, 2018

Want to be stylish and true ’till death? Hardcore Archive T-Shirts has got you covered.

How Denver Post-Hardcore Brawlers Fathers Found Their Fighting Spirit

February 14, 2018

Are you mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? Denver’s Fathers is here to help.

Italian Grind Legends Cripple Bastards Take On “The Outside World” Via 30th Anniversary Singles Box Set

January 31, 2018

Italian grind institution Cripple Bastards can’t stop, won’t stop. Our exclusive interview.

Masters Degrees From the Exit Wound & Grind Curries: John Cooke On Life in Napalm Death

December 27, 2017

What’s it like to suddenly find oneself a member of grind lagends/trailblazers Napalm Death? Touring guitarist John Cooke gives us an inside look.

Visual Violence: Artist Ken Coleman On Envisioning Morbid Angel’s “Kingdoms”

December 20, 2017

Go behind the scenes with visual artist Ken Coleman for the inside story on the creation of the striking album artwork for the latest Morbid Angel record.

Track Premiere: Barren Womb — “Crook Look”

December 13, 2017

Norway noise rock duo Barren Womb get their AmRep on via this exclusive premiere.

The Deep, Dark Heavy Metal Roots of Occult Horror Comic New Canaan

December 6, 2017

Welcome to New Canaan, where the panics are all satanic and the metals ultra heavy.

Invoking La Bruja Encabronada: Orange is the New Black’s Jessica Pimentel Joins Brujeria

November 22, 2017

Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun and Orange is the New Black talks her wild ride as the newest member of the mighty Brujeria.

Track Premiere: House of Low Culture — “The Pervasive Mind”

November 15, 2017

Check out the first new recorded music from Aaron Turner’s House of Low Culture in four years!

Track Premiere: Chris Alexander – “Blood Church”/”The Quiet Life of Martha Morris”

November 1, 2017

Sublime dark cult arts universe world-builder Chris Alexander premieres two exclusive tracks off his new solo record Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll.