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Video Premiere: Take Offense – ‘Internalized’

October 17, 2019

Don’t hold back! Hardcore crew Take Offense let it all out in their new video for “Internalize”.

Die Choking Dish the Dirt on Bitcoin, Airways, Extra Strings

October 17, 2019

Catching up with Philly grind crew Die Choking to talk cryptocurrency and their new album, IV.

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls Is Coming To America

October 17, 2019

Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins are sitting this one out, but you can still catch Spinal Tap‘s led bassist on the west coast in November

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Ex-Hardcore Frontman Tim Cundle’s Debut Novel Brings the Crime & Punishment

October 16, 2019

Tim Cundle trades a mic and hardcore breakdowns for a word processor, but Compression is still underground and heavy as fuck.

Blast Worship: Heinous

October 15, 2019

Looking for death/grind in the vein of Bolt Thrower, Mortician and Carcass, but with breakdowns? Then Phoenix grinders Heinous have got you covered!

What the Heck is an Unsplit? Total Fucking Destruction and Analkholic have Answers

October 10, 2019

The funny thing about this forthcoming release from Total Fucking Destruction and Analkholic courtesy the good folks at Give Praise Records is that what appears to have been the most difficult part was deciding on how to refer to it.

Maze of Zen: Author & Heavy Metal Academic Owen Coggins’ 8 Tracks for Metal Meditation

October 9, 2019

Mysticism, Ritual, and Religion in Drone Metal author Dr. Owen Coggins is here to help you transcend the material plane with a little help from his (extremely extreme) friends.

Full Album Stream: Screamer – ‘Highway of Heroes’

October 9, 2019

Swedish hell machines Screamer take a leather-clad trad metal joyride on their newest triumphant record, Highway of Heroes.

Blast Worship: Drugs of Faith

October 8, 2019

Checking in with Decibel‘s favorite not-really-grindcore band, Drugs of Faith.

Blast Worship: No One Knows What the Dead Think

October 1, 2019

U.S. grindcore legend Jon Chang returns to the blast with No One Knows What the Dead Think.

Track Premiere: Teeth – ‘Cretin’

September 30, 2019

Their bark is just as nasty as their bite – hear a brand new track from L.A. deathcrushers Teeth.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Glasgow Smile

September 27, 2019

Nightmare Brewing Company is horror and death metal enthusiast Billy Powell’s outlet for flirting with darkness and exorcising his own demons. Glasgow Smile is his latest gruesome gose.

Obsequiae: “Our Inspiration Is in the Wells Beneath This World.”

September 27, 2019

The great Obsequiae has returned to guide us through another series of castles and courtyards on “Ceres in Emerald Streams.”

Full EP Stream: Mother’s Tomb – ‘Absent Not Dead”

September 26, 2019

Get to know Mother’s Tomb, and their first four tracks of ripping death/thrash via of Absent Not Dead.

Full EP Stream: Nex Carnis – ‘Black Eternity’

September 25, 2019

Explore death metal’s darkest caverns with Iranian riff-cult Nex Carnis on their new two-track EP Black Eternity.

Decibel Meter: An Opethian Demon of the Fall

September 24, 2019

Whether you’re a death devotee or prog purist, this month’s seasonally-and-topically-appropriate Decibel Meter has some titles for you.

Blast Worship: Straight Hate

September 24, 2019

What goes around comes around for Polish deathgrinders Straight Hate.

Video Premiere: Sun in Shadows — “Sun in Shadows”

September 18, 2019

Nick Heigelmann of the great 90s melodic death metal act The Year of Our Lord returns with Sun in Shadows, a preconception-obliterating new record, and — seen for the first time ever here — a new video.

Blast Worship: Ona Snop

September 17, 2019

Leeds grinders Ona Snop deliver spazztic blurs of goofy buzzsaw powerviolence that are as blistering as they are irreverent.

Fallow Heart: Transmissions From a World of Paine

September 13, 2019

“Progress is born of doubt and inquiry. The Church never doubts, never inquires. To doubt is heresy, to inquire is to admit that you do not know—the Church does neither.” —Robert G. Ingersoll

Listen to TWO Brand New Haunt Singles

September 13, 2019

Trevor William Church can’t, won’t and don’t stop – releases a pair of new split singles from heavy metal heroes Haunt

Track Premiere: Return Fire – ‘Product of Abuse’

September 13, 2019

Freshly minted thrashers Return Fire will self-release their nine-track debut on September 27, but we have a first taste for you right NOW.

The Complete “Brewtal Truth” Collection Now Available For Pre-Order

September 11, 2019

Decibel writer Adem Tepedelen is working on unleashing a collection of nearly 10 years of his “Brewtal Truth” columns.

Video Premiere: Godeater — “Inertia Haze”

September 11, 2019

Let Glasgow, Scotland’s Godeater take you deep into tech-death waters with “Inertia Haze.”

Video Premiere: Glacier – “O World! I Remain No Longer Here.”

September 11, 2019

Boston doom quintet Glacier bring their heavy post-metal freeze to a sweltering temple in their video for album opener “O World! I Remain No Longer Here.”

Track Premiere: Blasphemous Covenant – ‘Subliminal Supplication’

September 10, 2019

Blasphemous Covenant is the result of black metal/noise collaboration between members of Byyrth and Thy Sepulchral Moon. Check out an exclusive stream of “Subliminal Supplication.”

Blast Worship: Chimpy Fest 2019

September 10, 2019

In which Decibel provides an in-depth review of a three-day underground grindcore fest in London, England.