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Q&A: Tobias Grave (Soft Kill) Gives Portland’s Dead Kids A Voice

November 9, 2020

Tobias Grave sheds welcome light on the darker recesses of Soft Kill and home city Portland with new interview for Dead Kids, R.I.P. City.

Full Album Stream: Conjuring a Spell with Cult Burial’s Self-Titled Debut

November 5, 2020

Listen to the debut by raging black/death/sludge/doom/industrial U.K. up-and-comers, Cult Burial!

Continue the Arise: Brazil’s Metal Scene Lives!

November 4, 2020

Writer/photographer/tireless scene advocate Jessica Marinho takes us on a guided tour of the bustling, burgeoning, extremely extreme Brazilian metal scene.

Track Premiere: Mother Of Graves “The Urn”

November 2, 2020

Indianapolis-based upstarts Mother of Graves stream new track “The Urn” at Decibel! Only (melodic and depressive) death is real!

Track Premiere: Valravn “The Raven”

November 2, 2020

Finnish black metallers Valravn offer a lightless day with new track “The Raven,” off new album Prey. Streaming in darkness at Decibel!

Track Premiere: Northern Curse — “Ceremony of Loss”

October 28, 2020

New Hampshire black metal tectonic plate shifters Northern Curse erupt once again after a three years deep underground.

Read an Exclusive Book Excerpt from ‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’

October 28, 2020

This exclusive from Decibel‘s new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, explores the misogynist and racist behavior and other character flaws of some of USBM’s most prominent artists.  

Blowing Their Wad All Over God: An Oral History of GWAR’s ‘Scumdogs of the Universe’

October 27, 2020

Decibel celebrates the 30th anniversary of GWAR‘s landmark Scumdogs of the Universe, and dodges blood and semen to bring you the ULTIMATE oral history of the legendary release.

Full Album Stream: Swing Kids – ‘Anthology’

October 22, 2020

Listen to everything obscure punk noisemongers Swing Kids ever recorded, via Anthology!

Goth Gorgon’s Top 5 Life Events After Mörk Gryning Disbanded

October 12, 2020

Mörk Gryning mastermind Goth Gorgon reveals the Top 5 things he did after he and co-conspirator Draakh Kimera split from their black metal beast in 2004.

Iggor Cavalera On Petbrick Collaboration with LG Petrov; Proceeds to Benefit Iconic Frontman’s Cancer Treatment Fund

October 2, 2020

Can the digital hell of the new Petbrick single courtesy two heavy metal legends help strike a blow against cancer? It’s up to you.

Immortal Rights: Inside the Legal Battle Between Dan Seagrave and Earache Records

October 1, 2020

Decibel investigates the ongoing fight over album art between legendary artist Dan Seagrave and extreme metal progenitors Earache Records.

Exclusive Excerpt: Exhumed Mastermind Matt Harvey’s Gore-Drenched Cosmic Horror Novelette “The Vessel”

September 30, 2020

Trading riffs for ‘graphs, Exhumed/Gruesome slayer Matt Harvey deftly summons alternate reality nightmares with “The Vessel.”

Exclusive Interview: The Faith/Embrace Drummer Ivor Hanson Talks “Live at CBGBs”

September 28, 2020

Let the sublimely chaotic, enlivening 1981 set captured on “Live at CBGBs” help you regain The Faith.

Black Metal Mavens Gaerea List the Top 5 Horrifying Places In Portugal

September 28, 2020

Portuguese black metal mavens Gaerea list their Top 5 horrifying places to visit in Portugal. Only Decibel has a passport into Gaerea’s abyss.

Track Premiere: Subzero — “House of Grief”

September 23, 2020

Don’t be left out in the cold — stream the first new music in fourteen years from NYHC legends Subzero right now!

Album Premiere: Hexecutor – ‘Beyond Any Human Conception of Knowledge…’

September 21, 2020

French thrashers Hexecutor murder the front row with new album, Beyond Any Human Conception of Knowledge… Streaming in full at Decibel!

Track Premiere: Celestial Season “For Twisted Loveless”

September 16, 2020

Netherlands-based doom outfit Celestial Season reunite to follow-up Solar Lovers on new track “For Twisted Loveless.” Streaming only at Decibel!

Track Premiere: Chamber — “Visions of Hostility”

September 15, 2020

The latest sonic haymaker from rising metallic hardcore revitalizer Chamber is an eye-opening “Vision of Hostility.”

Track Premiere: Ocean Gates “Snake Circle”

September 7, 2020

Ferrol, Spain-based hard rock quintet Ocean Gates invokes Black Sabbath, Hawkwind and the Stooges on new track “Snake Circle.” Streaming in full only at Decibel!

Album Premiere: Ordinance ‘In Purge There Is No Remission’

September 3, 2020

Finnish black metal duo Ordinance blows up their peers on new album, In Purge There Is No Remission. Streaming now only at Decibel!

Track Premiere: Axeslasher — “Intro/The Axeslasher (Live)”

September 2, 2020

Killer Denver, Colorado horror metal outfit Axeslasher reemerges from the shadows with a wild and nasty new live album.

Track Premiere: Nubivagant “One Eye Upon the Grave”

August 31, 2020

One-man black metal firestarter Omega forms Nubivagant. Agony vocals with hypnotic guitars in new song “One Eye Upon the Grave”. Streaming now at Decibel!

Jim Tasikas (Contrarian) Reviews His Top 3 Favorite Guitars

August 28, 2020

Contrarian guitarist Jim Tasikas unload a noteful Top 3 Guitar list at Decibel. New Contrarian album out November 20.