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Track Premiere: Nequient Taps Old Veins with “Cult of Ignorance”

May 10, 2018

There are many things in life that will instantly put a stupid smile on my stupider face. New material from Chicago’s Nequient is one of those things.

Full Album Stream: From Beyond – ‘The Band From Beyond’

May 9, 2018

Austin rockers From Beyond blast synths and heavy space riffs on their otherwordly LP The Band From Beyond.

Stream + Interview: Kommodus – ‘One Thousand Years of the Wolf’

May 4, 2018

Get to know Lepidus Plague, the man behind Australia’s newest black metal force, Kommodus, while you stream the follow-up to last year’s staggering demo.

Re-visiting Mouth of the Architect’s The Ties That Blind

May 3, 2018

June 15th sees the vinyl re-issue of Mouth of the Architect’s The Ties that Blind. Today, we pay our respects in comprehensive, Decibel style with drummer Dave Mann and former guitarist/vocalist Gregory Lahm.

Gone Five Years: Our Cover Story on Jeff Hanneman’s Life and Legacy

May 2, 2018

Remembering one of extreme metal’s most iconic figures, Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman, five years after his death.

Video Premiere: Shaving the Werewolf’s “Ass Above, So Below”

April 26, 2018

The world premiere of Shaving the Werewolf’s “Ass Above, So Below” from their new album, One Way to Dick City

Track Premiere: The Lion’s Daughter ‘Die Into Us’

April 25, 2018

St. Louis-based genre-benders The Lion’s Daughter scream through ’80s horror filters on new song “Die Into Us.”

Full Album Stream: Wesenwille – I : Wesenwille

April 25, 2018

Dutch black metal philosophers Wesenwille match dystopian warnings with fiery discord on their I : Wesenwille debut.

Full Album Stream: Totalselfhatred – “Solitude”

April 23, 2018

Finnish depressive black metallers Totalselfhatred slit wrists on new track “Solitude MMXIII.”

Studio Report: Internal Bleeding on First Album without Bill Tolley

April 13, 2018

Slam death metal progenitors Internal Bleeding are in the studio recording their sixth album. Guitarist Chris Pervelis gives Decibel an update.

Full Album Stream: Death Engine – “Place Noire”

April 12, 2018

In 2015 Death Engine released Mud, undoubtedly one of the best records that year and a high-water mark in noiserock that no one would feel confident trying to top. But while I’ve only sat with Place Noire for a couple days, goddamn it feels like they may have done it. Over the course of six tracks…

Hellrad Vs. The Hack: Debating Reviews, Coverage and Metal Journalism

April 12, 2018

After their appearance in a recent Throw Me a Frickin’ Bone column, Philly’s Hellrad sent a none-too-pleased-with-you email to Decibel HQ. This opened a broader discussion about the different frustrations experienced by journalists and indie bands.

Track Premiere: Craft ‘The Cosmic Sphere Falls’

April 11, 2018

Swedish cultists Craft redefine black metal on new track, “The Cosmic Sphere Falls.”

Interview: Damian Herring of Subterranean Watchtower Studios/Horrendous

April 11, 2018

Damian Herring of Horrendous reveals his approach to engineering killer death metal with Subterranean Watchtower Studios.

Kingdoms Regained: Mortiis On His Reissued “Era 1” Book

April 10, 2018

Occasioned by the finally widely available and expanded reissue of his book, Secrets of My Kingdom: Return to Dimensions Unknown, we present an exclusive and candid interview with the godfather of dungeon synth, Mortiis.

Premiere + Interview: Garroted – ‘Of Damnation and Abyssal Terrors’

April 6, 2018

Stream the latest work from Demo:listen alumnis Garroted now, and get to know one of the hardest working, new death metal bands in the country.

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: Deiquisitor – “Planetary Devastation”

March 30, 2018

Stream an exclusive new track from the ludicrously pummeling new full length from Danish deathmasters, Deiquisitor.

Interview with French Black Metal Apostates Glorior Belli

March 29, 2018

Next week sees the release of The Apostates, the seventh album by Parisian black metal shapeshifters, Glorior Belli, a band with a history reaching back over 15 years when they came to life as a Norwegian worshipping whirlwind. With time has come change as band leader Billy Bayou – also known by the less swampy…

Full EP Stream: Sentient Horror – ‘The Crypts Below’

March 28, 2018

Sentient Horror once again lead old-school Swedeath fans through a Lovecraftian pathway between New Jersey and Stockholm on their new EP, The Crypts Below.