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Keeping It Old School: An Interview with Gods Forsaken

August 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Decibel talkes to Gods Forsaken about the present and future for the old school supergroup.

Hear Exclusive New Today is the Day Song “Parasite” Via Decibel Flexi Series

August 21, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Hear and acquire the new Today is the Flexi flexi single right here!

Full EP Stream and Track-By-Track Commentary: Protosequence’s Biophagous

August 17, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

You obviously won’t come out of this exercise knowing the usual informational nuts and bolts about Protosequence, like their history and how they formed, but hopefully this will shine some light onto the band’s creative process.

Q&A: Epica’s Isaac Delahaye

August 16, 2017 Vince Bellino

Read an exclusive interview with Epica guitarist Isaac Delahaye on the band’s upcoming US tour and his extreme metal background.

Myrkur Graces the Cover of Decibel’s October Issue

August 16, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Amalie Bruun makes her Decibel cover debut to usher in the release of the much-anticipated second Myrkur album, Mareridt, out via Relapse on September 15.

Track Premiere: In Twilight’s Embrace Transcend ‘The Hell of Mediocrity’

August 15, 2017 Daniel Lake

Poland darkens your doorway once again with a new song by In Twilight’s Embrace.

Label Spotlight: Black Metal Speed Round

August 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

It’s a good time to be a fan of black metal. This week’s label spotlight looks at a few small labels releasing black metal.

Extreme Reading: An Interview with Author Dean Swinford

August 14, 2017 James Basile

Read an interview with extremely extreme author Dean Swinford on his new book, Death Metal Epic: Book II: Goat Song Sacrifice now!

Get Out of Print Kreator, Eyehategod & Black Dahlia Murder Vinyl!

August 11, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Get FIVE rare BONUS singles from the Decibel Flexi Series when you order this special Decibel subscription. For a limited time only!

Conflict is Inevitable: An Interview with Moral Void

August 10, 2017 Neill Jameson

Unhinged blackened hardcore trio Moral Void have an explosive debut record with Deprive. Delve further into the madness.

The Colossus of Destiny: A Conversation With the Melvins Movie Director

August 9, 2017 Vince Bellino

Musical rulebreakers Melvins are starring in a new documentary, The Colossus of Destiny . Read an exclusive interview with the film’s director!

Interview with Cavernlight

August 8, 2017 Daniel Lake

Cavernlight play emotionally important music.  If you plan to doom today, doom to this.

Label Spotlight: Satanath Records

August 7, 2017 Vince Bellino

Go behind the scenes with prolific Russian label Satanath Records.

Still Screaming After Thirty-Six Years: An Interview with Raw Power

August 3, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

A couple months ago, with an almost devil-may-care, casual shoulder shrug, one of my all-time favourite bands in the history of forever, Italian hardcore legends Raw Power, quietly released their new album. We caught up with vocalist Mauro Codeluppi to discuss growing old, not giving a shit and the time they played with G’N’R.

Live Review, Family Edition: Galactic Empire, Dangerkids, Master Sword and Aeoxis @ Ottobar in Baltimore, 7/12/17

August 1, 2017 Daniel Lake

As a way to introduce younglings to metal (as well as excite the Obi-waning among us), Galactic Empire are starkillin’ it.

We’re Fiends for Poland’s Biesy

July 25, 2017 Daniel Lake

Yes, way too much music comes through our inbox to make sense of it all. Yes, lots of it is good, scratching all those familiar itches in just the right way. No, music doesn’t have to reshape your mental cosmos to be worth your time. But when something shoulder-checks your face as hard as the…

Full Album Stream: “Extinguish the Light” by Whore of Bethlehem

July 21, 2017 Daniel Lake

Today, Whore of Bethlehem‘s sophomore full-length Extinguish the Light sees release, and we also spoke with guitarist Phil King about the band’s latest endeavor.

Track Stream/Premiere: Sweden’s Grande Royale Rock With Mellow Class

July 20, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

Today we’re going to give you a break from sonic extremity, but still keep things hard and rocking, with a Swedish band rocking out like they’re showcasing their wares at a Fourth of July picnic and playing under a row of now-considered-politically incorrect confederate flags.

Label Spotlight: Death Metal Speed Round

July 17, 2017 Vince Bellino

The death metal speed round: 5 labels to check out in one!

Longhouse Sign to Deathbound Records, Stream Full Album “Vanishing”

July 11, 2017 Daniel Lake

We recently got turned on to Ontario blackened sludge fiends Longhouse, who also just became a part of the Deathbound family.  We also asked the band a few questions, which they graciously answered for your reading pleasure.

Label Spotlight: Tripsquad Records

July 10, 2017 Vince Bellino

Introducing: Tripsquad Records, plus track premieres from Full Scale Riot and Huge.

Grind Those Frowns Upside-Down with Ape Unit and Horsebastard

July 6, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

Let’s lighten the mood a little bit around here, shall we? And let’s do it without easing up on the calamitous and chaotic noise.

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: Venom Inc.

July 4, 2017 Daniel Lake

Now that Venom Inc.’s current trio is about to release this year’s Avé (August 11th on Nuclear Blast), we had the opportunity to celebrate (and anticipate) the upcoming full-length with our Flexi Series. This month (Issue #154, August 2017, Suffocation cover), Decibel brings you a demo version of “Dein Fleisch,” a song that will appear in album form on Avé. While you cruise through the song’s effortless evil, check out bassist/vocalist “Demolition Man” Tony Dolan’s responses to our inquiries about the song’s origins and creation.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Meshuggah’s Destroy Erase Improve

June 27, 2017 Daniel Lake

1995’s Destroy Erase Improve was Meshuggah’s first complete statement.  It ushered in a new kind of technicality, one that is still being celebrated two decades later (not always in the most listenable ways).   Today, let’s breakdown the band’s breakthrough by counting down the songs on this Hall of Fame entry.

Label Spotlight: WYLN

June 26, 2017 Vince Bellino

New York City-based label WYLN is reissuing lost, classic heavy metal records including albums from Cyanide, Leather Nunn, Valhalla and Death Squad. 

Track Premiere: Wren’s Prog Sludge/Noise Rock

June 22, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

Progressive sludge/noise rock with comparisons to Neurosis, Old Man Gloom and Amenra? I’m sold!

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: Khemmis

June 20, 2017 Daniel Lake

Tired of Khemmis yet?  Neither are we.  Find out more about Flexi addition “Empty Throne,” this latest addition to the string of Khemmis successes.

Label Spotlight: Celtic Fog Productions

June 19, 2017 Vince Bellino

Explore one of Greece’s more extreme labels, Celtic Fog Productions.

Interview with Bardspec’s Ivar Bjørnson

June 13, 2017 Daniel Lake

We asked Bjørnson some questions about his newest baby, and we shared some of his thoughts with you in Issue #153 (July 2017, Integrity cover).  Catch the rest of the interview right here, alongside a few videos that exemplify what BardSpec is really all about.