Lists

Bandcamp Waives Fees for a Fourth No-Fee Friday

July 3, 2020

We’ve got suggestions on releases to help you headbang brain cells away and support bands/labels at time when they profit from it most.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Robert Fish of Every Scar Has a Story and 108

July 2, 2020

If you know the name Robert Fish, you probably know him as vocalist of legendary hardcore band 108, but today Fish is celebrating the recent release of the new Every Scar Has a Story self-titled EP, which dropped on June 18.

Five Must-Hear Sludge Releases from 2020

June 22, 2020

We’re all doomed, so enjoy a selection of Decibel‘s fave new sludge albums for 2020.

1995: The Year in Not-So-Metal Heaviness

June 17, 2020

1995 wasn’t merely a great year for the extremely extreme — it was also an amazing trip around the sun for metal-adjacent music.

Five Doom Classics that Evaded Our Yearbook: 1995 Issue’s Top 40 Albums of the Year List

June 16, 2020

Decibel dives deep beyond the Peaceville Three with this death/doom addendum to our our new Decibel Yearbook: 1995 issue.

Decibel Presents The Top 5 Demo Tapes of 1995

June 9, 2020

Or, Through a Speaker Rumbly ’95. Decibel travels somewhere on tape with this adendum to our our new Decibel Yearbook: 1995 issue.

The Haunt of Harvey: Matt Harvey’s Top Five Horror Comics of All Time

June 4, 2020

To celebrate the release of the new Exhumed/Gruesome split 10-inch, Twisted Horror, we caught up with Matt Harvey to find out his top five horror comics of all time.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Gregory Bastianelli’s Heavy Metal Inspired Horror Novels

June 3, 2020

New Hampshire horror novelist Gregory Bastianelli reveals the extremely extreme sonic foundations of his latest blood-soaked supernatural opus “Snowball.”

Five For Friday: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

This week’s featured set of new releases includes entries from epic practitioners like Atavistia and Sorcerer, along with crushers like Xibalba.

Five For Friday: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

This week’s featured new releases include albums from Cauldron Black Ram, Esoctrilihum, along with some hardcore and deathy NWOBHM-style jams!

Five For Friday: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

This week’s selection of new releases includes ACxDC (read that carefully, it’s the grind one), Paradise Lost, Voodoo Gods and more!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Sergio Amalfitano of AcxDC

May 14, 2020

To celebrate the release of Satan Is King, the new record from power-violence-grinding punks ACxDC, we caught up with vocalist Sergio Amalfitano to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five For Friday: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

This week’s edition of Five for Friday include the new jams from Swedish legends, Naglfar, the prog acolytes in Green Carnation and much more!

Five for Friday: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

This week’s new releases include the latest from death metal masters Vader, neo-thrash titans Havok and a host other bands from across the metal landscape.

Five For Friday: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

This week’s new releases include albums from Katatonia, Ulcerate and other luminaries of trad-metal, death metal, and raw black metal.

Five For Friday: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

This week’s round of new releases comes stacked with crushing death metal, symphonic black metal, and super-duper weirdo black metal.

A Cosmic Calling: 10 Essential Psych Releases Selected by Oranssi Pazuzu’s Ontto & Ikon

April 13, 2020

Psychedelic black metal heroes Oranssi Pazuzu pick their Top 10 krautrock/psych/prog rock LPs. Find out what made the cut.

Five For Friday: April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

This week’s installment of new heavy music comes full of death metal, death metal, death metal and, well, more death metal!

Seregor’s (Carach Angren) Top 5 Horror Movies

April 6, 2020

Carach Angren frontman Seregor lists his five favorite horror movies. Give in to his unconventional picks and the monster that is new album, Franckensteina Strataemontanus.

Five For Friday: April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

This week’s edition comes loaded with lots of black metal, a thrash titan, and some deathy grind to push you into the weekend.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Rising Horror Lit Visionary Scott Cole

April 1, 2020

Philadelphia-based author and graphic designer Scott Cole writes brilliant, reality-refracting dark fiction — and has an extremely extreme heavy metal writing playlist to match.

Five For Friday: March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

Welcome to our first installment of Five for Friday! In these posts, you’ll find five new releases help to navigate each week’s output of extreme music.

Resurrecting the Dragon: The Forgotten Gems of Late Era Dio

March 25, 2020

Ten years after his untimely death, the late era Ronnie James Dio albums are finally getting a bit of respect — and the deluxe reissue treatment. Here’s your roadmap.

Visual Violence: Trailblazing Director Drew Stone on his Crucial, Scene-Defining Music Videos

March 18, 2020

Meet director Drew Stone, the visionary filmmaker who helped hardcore claw its way out of the underground in the early ’90s.

Danny Estrin’s (Voyager) Top 5 Keytarists

March 16, 2020

Decibel extracts the Top 5 Keytarists from Danny Estrin, frontman/keytarist of Australia-based progressive metallers Voyager. Strap one on…

Deathwhite’s Five Most Haunted Places in Pittsburgh

March 9, 2020

Pittsburgh-based melodic doom act Deathwhite reveal the Top 5 Most Haunted Places in Pittsburgh. New album, Grave Image, is out now on Season of Mist.

Video Nasties’ Killer Death ‘n’ Roll “Dominion”

March 4, 2020

Horror cinema obsessed melodic death ‘n’ rollers Video Nasties take you behind the scenes of the band’s wild full-length debut.