Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Finds Scrubbie Salvation in Jail

June 5, 2015

Here’s a brief excerpt of Blythe’s memories of prison (he did 37 days), and an explanation of one of the two songs on new album VII: Sturm und Drang related to his incomparable experience. 

Watch Dan Lilker and Dave Hofer in “Perpetual Conversion” Roundtable

June 4, 2015

It was an honor to moderate a roundtable discussion featuring a good friend of mine and great writer, Dave Hofer, and a metal legend like Danny Lilker. 


June 4, 2015

A few months ago, French grinders Nolentia and stoner doomers, Drawers were invited to participate in 2015’s edition of the long-running Brutal Fest, an annual tour that brings European bands to Cuba. We got in touch with Nolentia guitarist/vocalist, Ghis and Drawers drummer Olivier Lolmede to get an account of the experience.

Q-Bert’s Got Nothing on Lucifer’s “Purple Pyramid”

June 3, 2015

Lucifer I offers eight very good reasons why we gave occult super-duo Lucifer their very first national magazine cover; second track “Purple Pyramid” just may be the best.

Get “Torn Asunder” by Denver Sludge Merchants Khemmis

June 2, 2015

“Torn Asunder” marches forward with an authority that belies this three-year-old outfit’s age.

Stream Skinless’ “Only the Ruthless Remain”

June 1, 2015

Tomorrow on Relapse, you’re going to do the right thing and pick up the reunited-and-it-feels-so-fucking-brutal Skinless‘s first new album in nine years, but today, preview the entirety of Only the Ruthless Remain right here on the Deciblog. 

Second Sun of a Second Sun

June 1, 2015

Tribulation have psych rock elements, their drummer has a psych rock band. Coincidence?

Seeing Red With Dying Humanity’s “Bloodshot Eyes”

May 27, 2015

Always glad to bring you guys a little optimism for your Hump Day: German melodeath monsters Dying Humanity

Stream of Consciousness: MRTVI’s “Perpetual Consciousness Nightmare”

May 26, 2015

If your Tuesday afternoon was missing sheer horror, we have the album for you!

Scream, Alucarda, Scream! Demon Lung Make the “Mark of Jubilee”

May 26, 2015

Vegas-based doom metal quintet (yes, there is such a thing) Demon Lung are preparing to unleash their sophomore effort, A Dracula.

Blood + Drugs: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together

May 15, 2015

Seattle’s Blood Drugs just dropped their s/t debut on Good to Die in April and have a nice scabrous, unpretentious rock ‘n’ roll thing going on here. 

Shibaru and spiders: yup, it’s a new Cradle of Filth Video (NSFW)

May 13, 2015

You can always depend on Cradle of Filth to deliver controversial videos, and “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych” is no exception. Don’t watch this while your boss is in the room.


May 12, 2015

Despite what the band photo would lead you to believe, this is not a black metal remake of the “Addicted to Love” video (as awesome as that would be). Still, Total Negation deliver eight minutes of atmospheric black metal goodness here.

Not Jumping to Conclusions and Streaming William English’s “Grandpa Sorrow Part 1”

May 7, 2015

When the promo for UK band William English’s debut full-length, Basic Human Error showed up in my inbox, I made a basic human error and judged a book by its cover. 


May 5, 2015

While maybe not as majestic an image as Wolves in the Throne Room, Pitbulls in the Nursery certainly evokes some specific imagery as well. This French five piece may not be chowing down on babies, but their technical death metal attack is still pretty fierce in its own right. 

Video Premiere: Witch of the Waste’s “It Was Always 3:00 AM”

April 30, 2015

I knew from the off that Vancouver’s Witch of the Waste was going to be a band that hung out in extreme music’s left/left-centre field. How? T-shirts, brah!

VIDEO PREMIERE: Morgoth “Traitor”

April 30, 2015

German death metallers Morgoth were resurrected in 2010 after a long silence. In 2014, the group unleashed the God Is Evil 7″ to wide applause (from the death metal community, particularly in Europe). All seemed well for Morgoth’s return. 

THE HAIR THAT ATE KANSAS CITY: JPT Scare Band’s Lost Masterpieces “Acid Acetate Excursion/Rape Of The Titan’s Sirens” Now Streaming

April 28, 2015

As usual, we here at Decibel are ahead of the game; we wrote about this lost proto-metal group back in 2011. Now you can hear the glory for yourself thanks to our stream of the brand-new reissue of their two albums.

WHISTLIN’ SUOMI: Korpiklaani’s “Pilli On Pajusta Tehty” Video

April 24, 2015

I’d say Korpiklaani need a haircut and a bath, but maybe, like Samson, that’s the source of their powers. Whatever the secret is, you won’t find anything much more fun than their Finnish folk metal, and we have the video premiere to prove it.

Gas Mask Fever – Streaming New Kommandant

April 23, 2015

When the idea of running an advance stream of a track from The Architects of Extermination, the forthcoming third album by Chicago’s Kommandant was proposed to me, I was all naively like, “Well, shucks and swell! Sure! Why not?!” Good call, dummy.


April 21, 2015

Meet the new ruler of the Planet of the Apes, listen to his music, and enjoy some cocaine-dipped bananas with our exclusive premiere of The Humans Soundtrack Volume II.

Gruesome’s “Savage Land”: Track-by-Track Breakdown with Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Harvey

April 20, 2015

Last week, we brought you an exclusive stream of Savage Land, the forthcoming debut LP from Death-worshipping supergroup Gruesome. This week, vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Dekapitator, the “Death to All” tour) breaks down the inspiration for each song and provides some hilarious insight on what it’s like to write and record music that’s delightfully derivative.

ROMANCE IS DEAD: Valborg’s “Comtesse” Track Premiere

April 14, 2015

Despite some unfortunate hairstyle choices, Valborg play a pretty unique style of doom. Going for clean and bright where a lot of bands go for dark and dirty, the German trio has found a path less traveled into this oldest of metal genres. There’s something to be said for aesthetics. You can check out the…

Exclusive Stream: Gruesome’s “Savage Land”

April 13, 2015

Metal has seen its fair share of worship bands over the years (see Black Sabbath’s direct line to every doom band ever), but it’s rare that one comes along whose sole purpose is to pay homage to one specific group and their highly specific style. Enter Gruesome, a bonafide supergroup (members of Exhumed, Malevolent Creation,…

The Funniest Civil War Since Illusion-Era GN’R Does Their Thing

April 8, 2015

I’ll be honest – I was excited to post this video because I literally laughed out loud as soon as the singer popped up on screen. Still, once you get past that initial silliness – well, it doesn’t get any less goofy, but it does get crazy catchy. Not really a surprise, considering that Civil…

TAKING ANOTHER STAB AT IT: Six Feet Under’s “Stab”

April 7, 2015

Chris Barnes possesses a directness impressive even by the standards of his former bandmates in Cannibal Corpse – and we’re talking about dudes that have called recent albums Torture and Kill. He also smells exactly like you’d expect him to, but that’s neither here nor there. His group, Six Feet Under, is back with their…

No Room Left at the Psych Ward: Meek is Murder Premiere “Upward”

April 2, 2015

Meek is Murder formed after ex-Red Chord axe slinger, Mike Keller, probably having had it with  trying to figure when, if ever, bassist and band mate Greg Weeks was ever being serious about anything, departed from the Boston bruisers to nurse his internal head wounds in peace. While none of this can be confirmed, what ended up coming…

ALL CRASH, NO BURN: Minsk’s “The Crash and the Draw” Album Stream

March 31, 2015

It’s hard to think of any instance in which post-metal could be considered uplifting. Minsk certainly aren’t going to change that. This Illinois-based act brings a widescreen sensibility to their Neurosis, storming through 76 minutes of sludge and misery. With the ever-dependable Sanford Parker guiding the storm, their latest descent into the void is a…

Maiden Meets Middle Earth: Exclusive Black Tower Video Premiere!

March 31, 2015

JRR Tolkien meets a seriously eclectic heavy metal melting pot on the upcoming Black Tower full-length debut The Secret Fire (Unspeakable Axe/No Idea, June 2), and we’ve got the exclusive premiere of the video for the track “Death March.” Here’s what drummer/vocalist Dave Williams had to say: “‘Death March’ is the opening battle cry from Black Tower’s inaugural…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Remaster of Schammasch’s “Black But Shining”

March 27, 2015

Here’s one to send you off into the TGIF abyss… We’ve got an exclusive stream of “Black But Shining,” one of seven gorgeously remastered tracks on the re-release of Sic Lvceat Lvx, the debut album from forward-thinking black metallers Schammasch. Here’s the lowdown from vocalist C.S.R. Six years have passed since me and B.A. (drums)…