May 13, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Ex-Starkweather/current Below the Frost bassist Michelle Eddison brings the visual violence in a new series of transcendent paintings.
April 22, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Let Osaka, Japan “dark witch doom duo” BlackLab lead you down a strange, wild “Forked Road” to the abyss.
April 15, 2020 Shawn Macomber
A wild progressive black metal transmission courtesy Xenoglyph, an anonymous band hailing, apparently, from planet Extremely Extreme.
April 8, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Dark maestro Chris Alexander is back with a sexy, nightmarish new record that definitely defies quarantine.
April 1, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Philadelphia-based author and graphic designer Scott Cole writes brilliant, reality-refracting dark fiction — and has an extremely extreme heavy metal writing playlist to match.
Chicago crushers Like Rats don’t look back on Death Monolith.
March 25, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Ten years after his untimely death, the late era Ronnie James Dio albums are finally getting a bit of respect — and the deluxe reissue treatment. Here’s your roadmap.
March 18, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Meet director Drew Stone, the visionary filmmaker who helped hardcore claw its way out of the underground in the early ’90s.
March 11, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Get your life-birth-death metal liberation on with this fiery Prometheus-themed track courtesy Thane, India’s Eternal Returns.
March 9, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Get ready to circle(pit) the Drain or be washed out with the rest of the poseurs.
March 4, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Horror cinema obsessed melodic death ‘n’ rollers Video Nasties take you behind the scenes of the band’s wild full-length debut.
February 26, 2020 Shawn Macomber
India’s metal and hardcore scenes are thriving. With their powerful debut full-length, brutal tech-death outfit KillKount are primed to take it to the next level.
February 12, 2020 Shawn Macomber
In the inaugural edition of Gasping For Hair — a new column devoted to the classics of hard rock, hair metal, glam, and other heavy metal adjacent subgenres — we talk to guitarist Mark Knight about one of the wildest hard rock acts ever, Bang Tango.
February 5, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Grindcore refracting iconoclasts Total Fucking Destruction return to provide a glimpse of what it will sound like “…to be alive at the end of the world.”
A murderer’s row of hardcore luminaries cross the streams for the latest Kings Never Die EP.
January 29, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Vanessa Hexe, one of the leading lights of underground death doom, is summoning new atmospheres and nightmares with her debut volume of poetry, “A Winter Darkly.”
January 22, 2020 Shawn Macomber
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.
January 14, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Midnight take their sacrilegious heavy metal earworms overground and to the next level.
January 8, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Portuguese old school death metal power trio Innards digs deeps into the bowels of repugnance for this nasty splatter platter.
December 27, 2019 Shawn Macomber
As we close out the decade, Decibel has an infernal correspondence on the demise of relevant major-label metal
December 21, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Madball demonstrate their metal-infused NYHC style on the classic Set It Off and enter the Decibel Hall of Fame
December 18, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Ex-Abigail Williams/Vehemence guitarist Bjorn Dannov is taking his heavy back to the 90s with Here in Spirit.
December 11, 2019 Shawn Macomber
New Jersey doom n’ rollers Solace channel a career of hard luck into a scorching comeback record.
December 4, 2019 Shawn Macomber
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.
November 20, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Get those veins ready — after nearly two decades metalcore trailblazers Bloodlet are back, blades gleaming.
Rejoice! It’s finally Let Metallica Take Your Kid to School Day!
November 13, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Swedish psych-doom trio Domkraft teams up with living legend Mark Lanegan to blow a riff-sized hole in your doors of perception.
November 6, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Cult horror film composer extraordinaire Fabio Frizzi wants to take you back to The Beyond. Come take his hand.
October 30, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Legendary NYHC drummer Will Shepler is back stirring the brutal-yet-catchy sonic melting pot once again with The Take
October 16, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Tim Cundle trades a mic and hardcore breakdowns for a word processor, but Compression is still underground and heavy as fuck.