Shawn Macomber

Track Premiere: Shotgun Sawyer — “Son of the Morning”

March 27, 2019

Shotgun Sawyer are back with a new slab of blues-y doom and more than a bit of sympathy for the devil.

Track Premiere: Florida Man — “Brain Cell”

March 20, 2019

Florida Man is out to break your face with its stellar noise punk/core track “Brain Cell.”

Album Review: Noisem – “Cease to Exist”

March 13, 2019

After four years in purgatory, Noisem are back and ready to reclaim their crown.

As “Gamechanger” Release Nears, Sworn Enemy’s Sal Lococo Talks 5 Tracks that Changed the Game For Him

March 13, 2019

As you wait for the first Sworn Enemy record in five years to drop, check out a new track and then jam an exclusive playlist courtesy vocalist Sal Lococo.

Prog Metal Futurists East of the Wall Reveal Non-Metal Influences

February 13, 2019

New Jersey’s rising prog metal force East of the Wall talk transforming non-metal influences into heaviness-multipliers.

(Written) Under the Sign of the Black Mark: Author Ika Johannesson On Her Swedish Metal History “Blood Fire Death”

February 6, 2019

Swedish journalist Ika Johannesson talks her fantastic and enlightening new cultural history Blood Fire Death: The Swedish Metal Story.

Track Premiere: The Ghost Next Door — “Event Horizon”

January 30, 2019

Peel back the curtain and check out this conspiracy theory-themed bit of driving, dreamy doom courtesy The Ghost Next Door.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Soundtrack to the “Zombie Punks Fuck Off”-alypse

January 16, 2019

Writer/editor Sam Richard talks the wild new horror anthology Zombie Punks Fuck Off and creates an exclusive playlist to accompany it.

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.