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Transcendence Awaits: Cop Problem/Painbody Frontwoman Deb Cohen On Her Heavy Metal Yoga Practice & Classes

June 16, 2021

Looking to sharpen your corpse pose game? Cop Problem/Painbody front woman Deb Cohen has got you covered.

Video Premiere: Unto Others, “When Will Gods Work Be Done”

June 16, 2021

Portland goth-flavored metallers Unto Others—formerly Idle Hands—return with a new name, a new label and new music.

Track Premiere: Empress – “Libations”

June 16, 2021

Vancouver post-metal project Empress raise a chalice to lost loved ones on their evocative doom single, “Libations.”

Blast Worship: Ptomatopsiaa

June 15, 2021

Are Ptomatopsiaa your new favorite hypergoreblast band? Of course they are!

Pranic Power: Chaka Malik on Orange 9MM reissues, Burn, Ghost Decibels, & the Prophecy and Peace Found In Extreme Art

June 9, 2021

Legendary hardcore vocalist Chaka Malik talks transcendence, time, and the long, impactful tailwind of 1990s NYC hardcore and post-hardcore.

Album Premiere: Void Tripper – ‘Dopefiend’

June 9, 2021

Brazilian stoner sludge degenerates Void Tripper lure doom devotees with promises of Satan and drugs on their debut LP, Dopefiend.

Future Triumph Meets Past Glory: A LOVEBITES NWOBHM Playlist

June 8, 2021

Love may bite, but Tokyo shredders LOVEBITES are here to prove old school heavy metal most certainly does not.

Blast Worship: Choke

June 8, 2021

Choke‘s It’s Hard To Talk Shit, With No Fucking Teeth is the antifacist grindcore antidote to a lifetime of bullshit.

Previously Unreleased Nachtmystium Recording from ‘Instinct: Decay’ Sessions Coming to the Decibel Flexi Series

June 4, 2021

Some 15 years after its recording, the Decibel Flexi Series releases an unearthed, never-before-heard Nachtmystium song “Chemical Catharsis” from the Instinct: Decay sessions.

Video Premiere: Burning Tongue — “Cult-De-Sac”

June 2, 2021

Burning Tongue offers up a blackened crust soundtrack to suburban madness on new track “Cult-De-Sac.”

Album Premiere: Hatesong – ‘Chapel Rats’

June 2, 2021

Indianapolis blasphemers Hatesong release their LP of blackened pestilence, Chapel Rats. Rest in power, DV Karloff.

Blast Worship: Bleachdrinker

June 1, 2021

A hearty bottoms up to Bleachdrinker‘s voracious whirlwind of blast beats and D-beats.

Stream the New Cirith Ungol EP & Read an Interview with the Legendary Robert Garven

May 27, 2021

While you listen, read our Q&A with band co-founder/drummer Robert Garven about handling pandemic setbacks, how the EP came together, and what’s next for this legendary band. 

Album Premiere: Vorvaň – ‘Awakened’

May 26, 2021

Russian hardcore/sludge outfit Vorvaň rise from slumber to release their bruising sophomore record, Awakened.

Blast Worship: Kuvotus

May 25, 2021

Hear Finnish groove grinders Kuvotus make the genre somewhat accessible in their split with fellow blasters Tunkio.

Track Premiere: Siderean – “Sidereal Evolution”

May 24, 2021

Hear Slovenian progressive death metal travelers Teleport remerge as Siderean.

Video Premiere: Xael Creates Their Own World with “Srai – The Demon of Erring”

May 20, 2021

Check out the otherworldly video from the otherworldly North Carolina sci-fi obsessed freaks Xael.

Excavating “Mystical Extraction”: A Gonemage Track by Track

May 19, 2021

Get ready for some 8-bit black metal dimension hopping courtesy Gonemage.

Album Premiere: Slithering Decay – ‘Aeons Untold’

May 19, 2021

Belgian death-dealers Slithering Decay unleash a verminous flood of buzzsaw riffs on their debut album, Aeons Untold.

Blast Worship: Cognizant

May 18, 2021

Dallas blasters’ split release with Cryptic Void is a definite grind album of the year candidate.

Q&A: Catching Up With Death Angel’s Will Carroll A Year After His COVID Battle

May 18, 2021

Death Angel drummer Will Carroll speaks with us about his journey and what he’s learned during the pandemic. Death Angel will stream a concert on May 29 focusing on rarities from their catalog.

Full Album Stream: Xasthur/Casket of Dreams “The Hallucination Tunnels”

May 14, 2021

Xasthur and Casket of Dreams join forces below ground and emerge with dungeon funeral synth split The Hallucination Tunnels

Track Premiere: Our Place Of Worship Is Silence — “Disavowed, and Left Hopeless”

May 12, 2021

The latest soot-encased blast from Our Place of Worship is Silence is anything but tranquil or hushed.

Album Premiere: Anatomia – ‘Corporeal Torment’

May 12, 2021

Japanese death/doom hope-crushers Anatomia unveil their fourth LP Corporeal Torment over a week early exclusively at Decibel Magazine.

Sunrot and Ides Release Politically Charged (and Black Flag Influenced) Split

May 11, 2021

Hear the Jersey punks in Ides and Sunrot team up for a heavily Black Flag-inspired split.