Shawn Macomber

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.

Burning Down the Hermitage: Jesuit Marks 25th Anniversary with Vinyl “Discography” Reissue

October 6, 2021

Underground metallic hardcore killers Jesuit continue to enjoy a vibrant and murderous life after premature death.

Video Premiere: Bleach Everything — “Bound”

September 30, 2021

The horror-obsessed Richmond, Virginia avant punk outfit Bleach Everything seeks/finds Hell on earth.

Full Album Stream: Grizzlor — “Hammer of Life”

September 29, 2021

Doom-y noise rockers Grizzlor are here to drop the hammer (of life) straight down on your unsuspecting noggin.

Video Premiere: Filth is Eternal — “The Ritual”

September 22, 2021

Filth is Eternal brings that pandemic-defying spark of life with a new video for “The Ritual.”

“We Were Punishing People”: A Review of Deadguy: Killing Music

September 21, 2021

The seminal sonic slaying of Deadguy gets the documentary treatment just ahead of the classic lineup’s first show in more than a quarter century at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest.

If He Will: The Profound & Affecting Art of Hardcore’s “Universal Man” Daniel Austin

September 15, 2021

A new book and covers album shows Die Young/Tooth and Claw frontman Daniel Austin in brutal renaissance.

Track Premiere: Confess — “Megalodon”

September 8, 2021

From the depths of Iranian prisons to heavy metal triumph, Confess has paid. their dues — and then some.

Track Premiere: Norse — “Zero Insight”

August 25, 2021

Australian avant garde black metallers Norse bring the strange dissonant fire on “Zero Insight.”

Album Review: DARE – ‘Against All Odds’

August 18, 2021

DARE deserve to be spoken of in the same breath as Rotting Out, Mizery, Incendiary and others at the vanguard of hardcore.

The Way of the “Fuck You Heroes”: Bitter Branches on “Along Came a Bastard”

August 11, 2021

Noisy post-punk/hardcore supergroup Bitter Branches takes a switch to bad cops and inner demons on its latest EP.

SIEGE of Sacrilege: Robert Williams Goes Avant Death-Pop on “Morning Has Broken”

August 4, 2021

Self-described “extreme musick-devoted freak” Robert Williams has a song in his heart — a throat full of broken glass.

Horror Slash Punk: The Inside Story of the “Straight Edge Kegger”

July 28, 2021

You may think clean living and bloodbaths are mutually exclusive, but the punk slasher Straight Edge Kegger suggests otherwise.

Video Premiere: Departed — “Blood For Blood”

July 21, 2021

If you’re ready to bleed New Jersey metallic hardcore beatdown artists Departed have got the sonic shiv at your jugular.

Track Premiere: Judas Knife — “Warm Hands, Cold Heart”

July 14, 2021

Your ears do not betray you: The post-hardcore vets of The Judas Knife have defied death (seriously) and are here to slay.