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Martin Eric Ain: 1967-2017

October 22, 2017 Justin Norton

Martin Eric Ain, a member of the legendary outfits Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, is remembered.

Pestilence Reveal New Album Artwork; “Hadeon” Coming in March

October 19, 2017 Vince Bellino

Pestilence reveal the cover art for their first studio LP in nearly five years.

Channeling the Divine Feminine Life Force: Karyn Crisis on Metal, Mediumship, and Her New Book

October 18, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Underground legend Karyn Crisis on life, music, art, writing a book, and her experiences as spirit medium and healer.

Metal & Beer: Mikkeller Launches New Sultan’s Curse Collab With Mastodon

October 18, 2017 Adem Tepedelen

Danish brewery Mikkeller unleashes, Sultan’s Curse Imperial Stout, a new heavyweight band collaboration with Mastodon

Full Album Stream: Antiversum – “Cosmos Comedenti”

October 17, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Lose yourself in this exclusive full album stream of Cosmos Comedenti, a ravenous void of blackened death-doom conjured by Switzerland’s Antiversum.

Pig Destroyer Enter Studio to Record New Album

October 17, 2017 Vince Bellino

Pig Destroyer have entered the studio to record their next album.

Full Album Stream: Cable — “It Cost Me Everything 1994-1995”

October 11, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Take a trip down memory lane with Connecticut noisecore trailblazers Cable.

Interview: Woe at Shadow Woods Metal Festival

October 11, 2017 Vince Bellino

Brooklyn-based USBM outfit Woe discuss their latest album, Hope Attrition, the songwriting process and playing at Shadow Woods Metal Fest in a new interview.

Pray to the Black Sun This Fall With Asagraum’s Debut Album

October 6, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

There’s a lot of great music coming out this fall. If you’re into solid, blistering black metal, Asagraum is one band you should not overlook.

Neill Jameson on Musicians’ Reactions to Las Vegas

October 5, 2017 Neill Jameson

Krieg’s frontman considers the appropriate and inappropriate reaction to a tragedy like the one that occurred in Las Vegas.

Still Not Forgetting the Struggle, Still Not Forgetting the Streets: Legendary Warzone Singer Honored In NYC Twenty Years After Death

October 4, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Check out video of underground hardcore heroes paying tribute to fallen Warzone singer Raybeez at last weekend’s tribute show.

The Decibel Meter for October 2017 is Born of Nightmares

October 4, 2017 Decibel Magazine

Just in time for the Halloween season, we’ve got a list of terrors spawned by the new full-length from Myrkur, which translates to “nightmare”

R.I.P. Stig Börje “Boss” Forsberg (1944-2017)

October 2, 2017 Chris Dick

The passing of Black Mark Production’s Stig Börje “Boss” Forsberg is remembered, along with the publication of Forsberg’s last-ever words on Bathory’s Under the Sign of the Black Mark.

Takafumi Matsubara Returns on Retortion Terror/Invidiosus Split

September 29, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

In 2014, Gridlink unleashed one of the most ferocious, innovative and refreshing grindcore albums of all time, Longhena. However, the well-deserved fanfare and critical accolades were severely tempered by the news that guitarist Takafumi Matsubara was suffering from severe inflammation and infection of the brain. This rendered him unable to play guitar, and it seemed…

Track Premiere: Belus – ‘Avarice’

September 27, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Check out a track from the upcoming Belus record, featuring members of Woe and Mortals.

Henrik Palm F*cks Genres on His First Solo Album

September 25, 2017 Joseph Schafer

Tune into the solo debut from the former guitarist of Ghost and In Solitude.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Deadguy “Screamin’ With the Deadguy Quintet”

September 20, 2017 Shawn Macomber

You’re an adult now. It’s okay to give the post-Huckins/Singer Deadguy EP another chance.

Metal & Beer: Atlas Brew Works Hosts In-House Metal Shows

September 20, 2017 Adem Tepedelen

Who needs bars? Washington, D.C. brewery brings metal bands and fans together directly at the source of great craft beer.

Track Premiere: Samael – ‘Black Supremacy’

September 15, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new song and read an interview with Samael.

New documentary explores rocky relationship between Christianity and heavy metal

September 14, 2017 Greg Pratt

Can Christianity and heavy metal really be compatible? The new movie Metal Missionaries aims to find out.

LIMITED! Get five OUT OF PRINT flexi discs from DECIBEL!

September 13, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Get rare flexis from Carcass, Neurosis, Midnight, 1349 and Asphyx with the special Decibel “bonus flexi” offer for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Track Premiere: Ufomammut – ‘Core’

September 13, 2017 Vince Bellino

Psychedelic doom overlords Ufomammut will flatten you as they blow your mind. Listen to a new song now.

Track Premiere: Low Estate “Masked Illusion” (Featuring Dwid from Integrity)

September 13, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Check out a visceral, disquieting slab of blackened metallic hardcore courtesy Low Estate, featuring guest vocals from Dwid Hellion of Integrity

Track Premiere: Unfold – ‘Cursed Commanders’

September 12, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new song from Swiss post-metal group Unfold now.

Why Metalheads Should Be Excited for Chelsea Wolfe’s Hiss Spun

September 1, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

Chelsea Wolfe is further exploring what it means to be metal on her forthcoming Hiss Spun, out September 22.

Singing About What You Know: The Top 5 Songs In Which Raw Power Reference Themselves

August 31, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

We present the top five songs in which Raw Power discusses Raw Power.

Track Premiere: Runespell – ‘All Thrones Perish’

August 30, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Check out this exclusive track premiere of ‘All Thrones Perish’ to hear for yourself why Australia’s Runespell are one of the hottest new bands in the black metal underground.

Mosh Pit Mishaps and the S-Word: An Interview with Akercocke

August 30, 2017 Sean Frasier

British extreme metal experimentalists Akercocke speak about comeback record Renaissance in Extremis and more in an extended interview.