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Lock Down Some Time With Spirit of Rebellion’s “The Enslavement Process”

October 16, 2015

Quebec death metal quintet (as if there are anything other than death metal quintets in Quebec) Spirit of Rebellion are poised to deliver their third slab of OSDM, The Enslavement Process, on PRC Music.

Grizzlor Works Against the Weekend on “Sundays Are Stupid”

October 15, 2015

Church sucks, but football is rad, but then going to work the next day blows, but then watching Walking Dead is cool… it’s hard to say just how we feel about Sundays. 

Wolfheart Brings “Fire & Ice” to the Decibel Flexi Series

October 15, 2015

Perseverance pays. It helps to actually be good at what you do, but perseverance pays.

You Will Believe in Magic Circle’s “Ballad for the Vultures”

October 14, 2015

Boston five-piece Magic Circle venture on 20 Buck Spin’s final release of 2015 with sophomore effort Journey Blind.

Gaze, Metallically, Upon Hanging Garden’s “Borrowed Eyes” Video

October 13, 2015

They got their moniker from the Cure and their new single title from Cormac McCarthy. What’s not to love about Finnish doom/metalgaze outfit Hanging Garden?

Zombi Shape Shift With Aplomb on New Album

October 13, 2015

Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra are prolific enough outside of Zombi, but horror soundtrack aficionados are most excited when they join forces to extend the long-running instrumental project’s exceptional discography.

Kaos Reigns on Otargos’ Full Album Stream

October 12, 2015

The French dark metal quartet strikes again with Xeno Kaos.

Everyday Is Halloween in Circle II Circle’s “Ghost of the Devil”

October 9, 2015

Tampa power-prog six-piece Circle II Circle have been prolific envelope-pushers since 2003.

Hooded Menace Split Their Lungs With “Blood” and “Dungeons”

October 9, 2015

Just in time for December’s extra special Finnish Metal Issue, an exclusive premiere of an epic descent into madness courtesy of death/doom powerhouse Hooded Menace. 

Powermad Put Up Their Dukes on “Army of One”

October 8, 2015

Minneapolis-based thrash vets Powermad are finally ready to follow up 1989’s lone album, Absolute Power.

This Gift Is a Curse Pig Out on “All Hail the Swinelord”

October 8, 2015

Swedish blackened metal/crust quartet This Gift Is a Curse are poised to release their second full-length, All Hail The Swinelord,

Child Bite and Phil Anselmo Mangle Celtic Frost’s “The Usurper”

October 7, 2015

Detroit-based art-metal mutants Child Bite have teamed up with their label owner, Housecore’s Phil Anselmo, to tackle Celtic Frost’s 1985 classic “The Usurper” for a killer compilation,

Extreme Noise Terror Head Out on “Punk Rock Patrol”

October 6, 2015

Have you read Choosing Death? If so, you know how important Extreme Noise Terror are to the improbable history of… grindcore!

Say Your Prayers: Mansion “Altar Sermon” Video Premiere

October 6, 2015

Just in time for us to put our special Finnish Metal Issue to bed, an elaborate art-doom video from Turku’s haunting Mansion.

Vreid Administer Lethal Dose of Norwegian Black Metal on “Solverv”

October 6, 2015

Veteran Norwegian quartet Vreid are back on the attack with their seventh full-length, Solverv.

Metal Mutha Mondays: Lamb of God

October 5, 2015

Every so often, we take a little time on Mondays to pay tribute to the Muthas! That is, reprinting the adorable metal/maternal Q&As that run in the magazine. Today, enjoy Justin Norton’s chat with Patricia Strehl Adler, mother of Chris and Willie Adler (Lamb of God).

There’s Nothing Old-Fashioned About Draconian’s “Stellar Tombs”

October 5, 2015

Effortlessly mixing and matching melodeath, black metal and doom for the last 20+ years, Swedish powerhouse Draconian has a new weapon in their melodic arsenal in the form of vocalist Heike Langhans.

SHRED THE CONCEPT: ARKAIK’S “THAT WHICH LIES HIDDEN”

October 5, 2015

Tech death with a conceptual edge unearths that which lies hidden.

Don’t Sleep on Golden Void’s “Burbank’s Dream”

October 2, 2015

Do you like epic HD depictions of Mother Nature’s multitude of glories? Who doesn’t? Except Morgan Freeman ain’t narrating this particular collection. It’s Earthless offshoot Golden Void.

Space Truckin’ With Metal Mary, Derketa’s Resident Mechanic: Freewheel Burnin’

October 2, 2015

If you are currently on the road,  there’s simply some stuff that you’ve gotta know about the faithful roadhorse that is getting you from city to city.

Get Knee-Deep in the Hoopla With Carved Up’s “We Built Riff City”

October 1, 2015

Decibel‘s publisher, editor-in-chief and managing editor are all baseball guys, but our art director quietly maintains an fierce allegiance to hockey — particularly the Flyers — so we’re sure he’s psyched about the very likely unironic image of southeast Pennsylvania noise-rockers Carved Up above. 

Kowloon Walled City Air Surprisingly Moody, Morose “Grievances”

September 30, 2015

Noise-rock quartet Kowloon Walled City have gone all-in on slow-burning bad mood.

Pinkish Black Precursor the Great Tyrant Says, “Softly, Everyone Dies”

September 29, 2015

Peter Steele might have taken umbrage with the “Softly” in the title — the man had a knack for bluntness — but we’ll give Pinkish Black predecessor the Great Tyrant a pass.

No Ifs, Ands or Butts: We Dig Vastum’s “Sodomitic Malevolence”

September 28, 2015

Bay Area heavyweights Vastum have detonated a new album every two years, and Hole Below is their exceptional, must-hear third.

We So Horna for Prolific Black Metallers’ “Hengen Tulet” Stream

September 25, 2015

Celebrating their 20th year of unholy existence, Finnish black metal institution Horna continues to startle in terms of quantity and quality.

All Hail Saviours’ New “Flesh of Fire”

September 24, 2015

You haven’t heard from Cali’s preeminent psychedelic riff maestros Saviours in a while — four years to be exact.

Letting Go of the Reins: An Introduction to InTechnicolour

September 24, 2015

Where do old mathematicians go when they die? Fucked if I know, but according to brand spanking new British band, InTechnicolour, dudes who once (and in some cases, still do) ply their wares as part of that nation’s math/tech metal scene, will at some point find themselves taking a complete 180 degree creative turn when the fancy strikes.

Grave Ritual Seize and Smash the “Adversary Crown”

September 23, 2015

Crushing New Orleans-by-way-of-Montgomery death metal crew means business.