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Video Premiere: QAALM – “Existence Asunder”

December 1, 2021

Los Angeles funeral sludge newcomers QAALM release a video for their crushing first single, Existence Asunder. Debut album coming March 2022.

Blast Worship – Gummo

November 30, 2021

The French grind scene contributes to the growing — am I reading this correctly — mirco genre of grindcore bands inspired by the 1997 film Gummo?

Q&A and Track Premiere: Eight Bells – ‘Nadir’

November 29, 2021

Hear a track from Eight Bells‘ album Legacy of Ruin (due on February 25 and available now for preorder), the band’s first record in roughly five years.

Get Exclusive New Colored Vinyl from KHEMMIS and SPIRITWORLD Pre-Orders From Decibel

November 26, 2021

Decibel is proud to announce not one, not two, not even three, but four exclusive LPs from Khemmis and SpiritWorld are now available for pre-order only in our online store!

Blast Worship: Razoreater

November 23, 2021

Hear the U.K.’s Razoreater serve up a brutal helping of HM-2-propelled old-school Euro grind.

Jason Newsted Details the History of Flotsam and Jetsam and Doomsday for the Deceiver

November 18, 2021

Check out an interview with Jason Newsted about Flotsam and Jetsam and latest Hall of Fame entry, Doomsday for the Deceiver!

Khemmis: 5 Albums From Each Member That Inspired “Deceiver”

November 17, 2021

Each Khemmis member shares five albums that personally influenced them while writing and producing their upcoming LP, Deceiver.

Blast Worship: Civilian Thrower

November 16, 2021

Do not toss aside the heaving black metal-influenced grindcore of France’s Civilian Thrower.

Mortiis Talks New ‘Z.A.S.T. Zine Anthology,’ Early ’90s Extreme Metal Scene

November 16, 2021

Cult Never Dies publishes a Z.A.S.T. zine anthology. We chat with the former editor, one Havard “Mortiis” Ellefsen, all about it.

FLASH SALE! Discounted “Metal & Beer” Tickets for Decibel’s L.A. Fest This Weekend Only!

November 12, 2021

Starting now through Sunday night you can purchase “Metal & Beer” ticket options for just $75 (single-day ticket) or $150 (full weekend ticket) when you use the promo code BEERME at checkout!

EP Premiere: Minenfeld – ‘Night Raid’

November 10, 2021

German death metal battalion Minenfeld launch a two-track riff barrage on their Night Raid EP from Lycanthropic Chants.

Blast Worship: Mellow Harsher

November 9, 2021

Wisconsin grindcore trio Mellow Harsher is, um, immunized against lousy extreme music on a new split EP.

In the NYC area? Interested in a chance to see Municipal Waste for free?!

November 8, 2021

Win tickets to see Obituary with support from Crowbar, Skeletal Remains, and Dead Heat!

Portrayal of Guilt To Release Exclusive Single, “Chamber of Misery Pt. III,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

November 4, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, November 8 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Austin black metal-influenced soul-immolators Portrayal of Guilt.

Track Premiere: Converge – “Coil”

November 3, 2021

Hear the latest single from Converge‘s Bloodmoon collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe and Cave In ‘s Steve Brodsky.

Full EP Premiere: Bone Tower – ‘We All Will Die One Day’

November 2, 2021

Hear Canadian crushers Bone Tower raise a monument to the pain and chaos of the past year and a half with We All Will Die One Day.

Track Premiere: Wombbath – “The Dead and the Dying”

November 1, 2021

Wommbath are back to lay waste to all with their sonic, death metal assault, but this time, they’re taking us on a full-on journey with their new record, Agma. Sample a taste from the dark depths with “The Dead and the Dying.”

R.I.P. Eric Greif (1962-2021) (Death manager)

October 31, 2021

Decibel is deeply saddened to report the passing of Eric Greif, the extreme metal entertainment lawyer and former manager of Death and president of Perseverance Holdings Ltd, at the age of 59.

Carcass Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious’

October 29, 2021

Jeff Walker, Bill Steer, and Michael Amott recount the thesaurus-busting, mandatory-listen that is Carcass‘s Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious on its 30th birthday.

Flotsam and Jetsam – Doomsday for the Deceiver

October 28, 2021

Flotsam and Jetsam’s Doomsday for the Deceiver debut is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Track Premiere: Brick By Brick – “Just Look Around” (Sick of it All Cover)

October 27, 2021

Metallic hardcore outfit Brick by Brick is sick of a lot of things, but not this classic jam from Sick of it All.

Blast Worship: Jisei

October 26, 2021

Vancouver duo Jisei healthy dose of deathcore doesn’t spoil their grindcore recipe on Bad Representation.

Q&A: Pro Wrestler Malakai Black on Amenra and Growing Up A Metal Fan

October 20, 2021

Tom Büdgen, better known as Malakai Black, is one of the world’s most celebrated professional wrestlers. He tells us about how his visual presentation owes much to his lifelong metal fandom.

Album Premiere: Organic – ‘Where Graves Abound’

October 20, 2021

Italian battalion Organic dig burial pits for the decimated on their new LP of old school death crust, Where Graves Abound.

Blast Worship: Dog Food

October 19, 2021

Long Island, New York’s Dog Food are on the menu if you have a hankering for stompy riffs mixed with rapid-fire grindcore precision.

Track Premiere: Brulvahnatu – “IV Talatala”

October 15, 2021

Get to know Canadian ambient black/death eccentric Brulvahnatu with the fourth track on its new four-LP monstrosity Shining Nagas Territory.