Ride Out Bang Offshoot Carousel’s “Strange Revelation”

August 14, 2015

Carousel, a Thin Lizzy/Diamond Head-influenced quartet, are just about ready to drop new album 2113.

They Did It All for the Nookie: Decibel Explores the Rise and Fall of Nu-Metal

August 13, 2015

The intro is long. Nearly 50 seconds without tipping its hand. A new band should be terrified to open a record like this, worried that potential listeners will get bored with a lone ride cymbal and high, jangly guitar chord. And it’s certainly not something a discerning producer is going to throw on the radio. But then comes that growl—Are you reeeeeaaaady?!—and you hear a musical revolution being born… Which then died, less than a decade later.

God Told Us to Premiere a New From the Hellmouth Rager

August 13, 2015

The best part about organized religion is how it inspires horrifying violence. Up-and-coming slam-friendly death metal outfit From the Hellmouth get it, and they give it just as good on “God Told Us To.”

Exclusive: Ahab’s “The Isle” + Studio Recording Video

August 13, 2015

Disciples of the deep, rejoice: German funeral doom legends Ahab are mere weeks away from dropping their fourth LP, the monstrous and expansive The Boats of the Glen Carrig. Based on William Hope Hodgson’s 1907 horror novel of the same name, it’s another impressive collection of face-compressing riffs, churning psychedelia and hymns to all that dwells beneath the waves.

Hear Grime’s Unmolested Crusher “Decay in Hades”

August 12, 2015

Time to break the champagne bottle on Argento Records with Italo-sludge up-and-comers Grime, who will be executing eight-song sophomore effort Circle of Molesters on September 1..

Autopsy: The Illustrated History (HOF Bonus)

August 12, 2015

In the latest issue, Autopsy joins our revered two-time Hall Of Fame Club, which includes metal stalwarts like Celtic Frost, Carcass and At The Gates. To commemorate the Severed Survival HOF we’re printing our exclusive “Illustrated History” of Autopsy with Eric Cutler and Chris Reifert from late 2013.  

Chop to It! Behold! the Monolith “Philosopher’s Blade” Stream

August 11, 2015

L.A. stoner-doom outfit Behold! the Monolith survive a tragedy.


August 10, 2015

Fresh meats from members of ASG and Thunderlips!

Levitate to Eliminate: Dark Buddha Rising Song Premiere

August 7, 2015

The Finnish psych-doom collective is preparing to release its fifth album, Inversum.

It’s Adolyne Overload Day! Interviews! Videos! Songs! Album Announcements!

August 6, 2015

For the majority of you, the name Adolyne may not ring a bell, but in Western Canada, the Saskatoon noise-niks are on the tips of more than a few tongues

Something to (Carefully) Chew On: New Die Choking

August 5, 2015

Comprised of former and current members of Total Fucking Destruction, Cop Problem and Burden, Philadelphia’s own Die Choking are prepared to grind you into oblivion with III, due out this October 

Taken By the Sun’s Post-Doom “Scars” Will Never Heal

August 4, 2015

Would you rather be burnt or taken by the sun? Does “taken” in this case mean kidnapped, raped or simply treated to a matinee showing of Pixels

Gorod’s “Celestial Nature” Shreds Up, Up and Away

August 3, 2015

French tech-death destroyers Gorod are primed to release their fifth album, A Maze of Recycled Creeds, this fall. We have the exclusive premiere of “Celestial Nature” below

Listen to Genocide Pact; Please Don’t Make One

July 31, 2015

Featuring members of Red Death and Disciples of Chris, D.C. death metal maniacs Genocide Pact are set to release their Forged Through Domination 12-inch on A389. 

Worldwide Obscenity and Extremity: An Interview with Obscene Extreme’s Curby

July 30, 2015

Since 1999, Miroslav “Curby” Urbanec has been putting on the Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech. Billed as a “freak friendly extreme music festival,” OE has faithfully and respectfully catered to the grind, crust, punk, hardcore and death metal hordes. We caught up with Curby to ask about trying to book obscenity and extremity for one part of the world from the other.

We’re Down With Unbreakable Hatred’s “Dysfunctional System”

July 29, 2015

Quebec does brutal death metal right, so it’s no surprise that Unbreakable Hatred has already gotten props from members of Cryptopsy, Misery Index and Suffocation. 

This is Hardcore, All Right. Forced Order Launch a “Vanishing Crusade”

July 28, 2015

SoCal hardcore new jacks Forced Order are comprised of dudes from Twitching Tongues, Disgrace and Soul Search, but their aesthetic is strictly skull-cracking old-school, emulating the likes of Integrity and Ringworm.

Q&A: Pete Jay (blackQueen) and song premiere

July 28, 2015

On August 1, blackQueen will release their new Billy Anderson-produced album The Directress, which features guest appearances by musicians including Uta Plotkin, Joy Von Spain of Eye Of Nix, and Wrest of Leviathan. Pete Jay talked to us about his love of horror soundtracks and the comeback of his passion project. 

Fuck the Facts “Prey” on Eardrums, Preach Noise Salvation

July 27, 2015

It’s been four years since previous full-length Die Miserable, but we refuse to take the advice of prolific Canadian grinders Fuck the Facts.

Finishing Moves: Get Lost in Harmonic Cross’s Dark Ambience

July 24, 2015

Ryan Parrish, Graham Scala and Brent Eyestone have teamed up yet again as ethereal/drone/ambient outfit Harmonic Cross, and we have the full stream of their new album It Is Finished

Get Swamped in Broken Hope’s Gory “Live Disease” DVD Trailer

July 24, 2015

You surely recall guitarist Jeremy Wagner’s European tour diary in the August issue, but that’s not all Broken Hope are up to these days. The gore-slinging death metal machine is about to drop the Live Disease DVD.

Kraanium Had to Come Back Here, and They’re Cracking Skulls

July 23, 2015

We at Decibel have a longstanding policy: let the boys be boys. Hence, you get the slam-tastic concussive death metal of Norwegian (very) bad boys Kraanium.

Morbid Slaughter Dabble in “Torture Without Anesthesia”

July 22, 2015

Because the act of torture is generally performed with anesthesia (you know, to numb your victim so the experience isn’t too trying), Morbid Slaughter take the bold step of addressing “Torture Without Anesthesia.”

BM Duo Funeste Let the Bad Times Roll on “Hilkhot Avodat Kokhavim”

July 21, 2015

Montreal black metal duo Funeste obviously derive great pleasure from inflicting pain. The whirlwind that is “Hilkhot Avodat Kokhavim” is all the proof you need.

Game On: Sweat Lodge’s “Bed of Ashes” Video Premiere

July 21, 2015

More bands should play in arcades. If you suck, at least I can plug 25 cents into Ms. Pac-Man and have something else to do for a half-hour. Luckily, that’s not a problem for Austin-based outfit Sweat Lodge

Song Premiere: Giza Explore Psychedelic Depths of the “Hashteroid” Belt

July 20, 2015

Seattle instru-psychers GIZA are not to be confused with GZA, although they’re probably just as qualified as the Wu-Tang veteran to give a TED Talk about the “genius of science.”

Video Premiere: Meatwound Neither Lie Nor Wait in “Funeral State”

July 20, 2015

Floridian nasties Meatwound are everything that is good and right about punk, hardcore and noise squatting in the same dilapidated basement.

Day and Night Collide in inAeona’s “Sun/Moon”

July 17, 2015

Boston-based post-metal three-piece inAeona are getting set to release full-length debut Force Rise the Sun on Prosthetic in early August, and we’re excited to premiere the album’s second single, “Sun/Moon.”

Full Album Stream: In Defence Answer the Bell for Taco Supremacy

July 16, 2015

Weekend Nachos are nice after a hangover, but face it: they’re not a full meal. You’re lazy and bloated; might as well order P-John’s or Dominos, right? Minneapolis thrash-core merrymakers In Defence say fuck no to that.