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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.”

Kingdoms Regained: Mortiis On His Reissued “Era 1” Book

April 10, 2018

Occasioned by the finally widely available and expanded reissue of his book, Secrets of My Kingdom: Return to Dimensions Unknown, we present an exclusive and candid interview with the godfather of dungeon synth, Mortiis.

Laugh Tracks: Anthony Devito

April 10, 2018

Comedian Anthony Devito shares his thoughts on a variety of metal songs.

Track Premiere: Cardiac Arrest ‘Professional Victim’

April 9, 2018

Chicago death purveyors Cardiac Arrest drop new track ‘Professional Victim.’

Premiere + Interview: Garroted – ‘Of Damnation and Abyssal Terrors’

April 6, 2018

Stream the latest work from Demo:listen alumnis Garroted now, and get to know one of the hardest working, new death metal bands in the country.

Exclusive Excerpt: How Randy Blythe Joined Burn the Priest

April 5, 2018

Read an exclusive excerpt from Decibel’s May 2018 cover story detailing frontman Randy Blythe’s decision to join the Burn the Priest ranks in the mid-1990s. 

Interview with French Black Metal Apostates Glorior Belli

March 29, 2018

Next week sees the release of The Apostates, the seventh album by Parisian black metal shapeshifters, Glorior Belli, a band with a history reaching back over 15 years when they came to life as a Norwegian worshipping whirlwind. With time has come change as band leader Billy Bayou – also known by the less swampy…

Q&A: Necrophobic’s Joakim Sterner Issues A Bomba Warning

March 26, 2018

Long-standing Swedish blackened death metallers Necrophobic mark their return on “Mark of the Necrogram.”

Full Stream: Impure’s “Transfixed in Limbo”

March 23, 2018

Get “Transfixed in Limbo” with this stream of the new 7” from US devastators Impure.

Track Premiere: Hands of Despair – “Body and Souls”

March 22, 2018

Next month, you can descend fully into the Well of the Disquieted, but for now, why don’t you just test the waters of Hands of Despair‘s new album.

Q&A and Track Premiere: Leila Abdul-Rauf on “Diminution”

March 16, 2018

Leila Abdul-Rauf is well known to Decibel readers for her exemplary work with bands including Vastum, Cardinal Wyrm, Hammers Of Misfortune and others. The multi-instrumentalist is also busy composing her own music, which often veers in unpredictable directions. Her upcoming album Diminution, the followup to the 2015 release Insomnia, draws on Abdul-Rauf’s feelings about the collapse of the…

Q&A and Track Premiere with Russian Post-Rockers Aesthesys

March 15, 2018

Shining a spotlight on Moscow’s classically informed, melancholic post-rockers and their second album, Achromata.

Q&A: Sinistro’s Patrícia Andrade Talks Lisbon & Doom Metal

March 5, 2018

Portugal-based doom metallers Sinistro take on the avant-garde with their filmic new LP, Sangue Cassia.

Interview: Septic Tank’s Lee Dorrian on How Music Shaped Him

March 1, 2018

Lee Dorrian discusses his band Septic Tank and the impact hardcore punk had on his life.

Q&A: Deathwhite Extols The Virtues Of Anonymity & Katatonia

February 26, 2018

Pittsburgh-based dark metallers Deathwhite talk new album, “For a Black Tomorrow.”

Full Album Stream: Usurpress “Interregnum”

February 22, 2018

Swedish death metal kings Usurpress bestow the strange and the heavy on new album, Interregnum.

Full Album Stream: Avslut “Deceptis”

February 21, 2018

Swedish black metal upstarts Avslut issue dire warning on new album, “Deceptis.”