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Decibel Special Report: Online Bootlegging In Extreme Music

June 11, 2018

Cheap merchandise. Diminishing revenues for labels already under financial pressure. Death metal shower curtains and bar signs. Decibel‘s special report on how online bootlegging is hurting the extreme metal scene.

An Interview With Heavy Montreal Bookers Daniel Glick and JF Michaud

June 7, 2018

Emperor is playing this year’s Heavy Montreal. We talk to the dudes who booked them (and the other bands).

Video Premiere: Struckout’s “Queer Shit”

May 24, 2018

While Long Beach, CA-based post-hardcore menaces, Struckout may still may be a couple months out from the July 20th release of their self-titled third album, the band and its new label, Postmark Records are doing an early, full court PR press. The advance announcement was made a couple weeks ago, pre-orders are already available and…

Full Album Stream: Melan Selas – “Reon”

May 22, 2018

Get your Hellenic black metal fix with this exclusive full album stream from Greece’s Melan Selas.

Watch: The Six Most Metal Breweries at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

May 22, 2018

The Six Most Metal Breweries attended the second annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest last month, and crafted this extensive video recap.

Exclusive Premiere: Occult Burial – ‘Skeletal Laughter’ 7”

May 15, 2018

Check out this exclusive full stream of the new single from Ontarian black thrashers Occult Burial now.

Laugh Tracks: Shane Torres

May 15, 2018

Comedian Shane Torres on Pig Destroyer, Deicide and why Pallbearer reminds him of Top Gun.

Studio Report: Abhorrence

May 11, 2018

Get the details on the forthcoming new material from obscure Finnish death metal gods Abhorrence.

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.

Photographer Ester Segarra to Publish Music Photography Book

May 9, 2018

Renowned music photographer Ester Segarra will publish her first photography book, including an original soundtrack, in July.

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.

Exclusive Excerpt: Queensrÿche’s “Operation Mindcrime” Hall of Fame

May 3, 2018

Queensrÿche’s Operation: Mindcrime turns 30 today. Read an exclusive excerpt from its Hall of Fame induction.

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.

Track by Track: Hukutus – “Oksitosiini”

April 26, 2018

Stream the new album from Hukutus and read their track-by-track analysis of the album.

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

Full Album Stream: Totalselfhatred – “Solitude”

April 23, 2018

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

Laugh Tracks: Jessa Reed

April 20, 2018

Extremely non-metal comedian Jessa Reed gives her take on extremely extreme songs from Ulver, Cryptopsy, Slipknot and more.

Full Album Stream: Vomitor “Pestilent Death”

April 16, 2018

Australia death-thrash rippers Vomitor upchuck new album, Pestilent Death. Play it now! Or die!

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.

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.”