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Demo:listen: Cryptorchidism

August 18, 2017 Dutch Pearce

On this week’s Demo:listen we hear some shit we’ll never un-hear from Atlanta’s Cryptorchidism.

Full EP Stream and Track-By-Track Commentary: Protosequence’s Biophagous

August 17, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

You obviously won’t come out of this exercise knowing the usual informational nuts and bolts about Protosequence, like their history and how they formed, but hopefully this will shine some light onto the band’s creative process.

Julie Christmas and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson Talk Upcoming “Mariner” Tour

August 16, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Swedish perception-expanding post-metallers Cult of Luna and singular, legendary Made Out of Babies/Battle of Mice vocalist Julie Christmas bring their extraordinary 2016 collaborative effort Mariner to North America for “the first and last time.”

Track Premiere: Nocturnes Mist – ‘Shadow of the Flame’

August 15, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Check out this exclusive track premiere for just a taste of the unholy scourge that is Diabolical Baptism, the third album from Adelaide’s Nocturnes Mist.

Cormorant’s Matt Solis: “We’re Always Looking to Explore New Sonic Territory”

August 11, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

Being a progressive band worth listening to brings two challenges. First, the band must be willing to explore and weave different styles together in a compelling way. Second and perhaps most importantly, the sound should still be tethered to some recognizable form that audiences can use to relate to the music. The music can’t just…

That Tour Was Awesome: Pestilence/Autopsy/Bolt Thrower (1990)

August 10, 2017 Greg Pratt

Our latest That Tour Was Awesome looks back on when Pestilence , Autopsy , and Bolt Thrower terrorized Europe in 1990.

Track Premiere: Burn “Dead Identity”

August 9, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Check out a new track from reactivated NYHC legends Burn.

Interview with Mark Rudolph, illustrator, cartoonist, metalhead

August 9, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Get to know the man behind some of your favorite Decibel illustrations, and gain some insight into the creation of his latest book, Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest.

Track Premiere: Blackfinger – ‘When Colors Fade Away’

August 8, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Check out this official lyric video for the title track off the new album from ex-Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner’s psych/doom outfit, Blackfinger.

Interview with Cavernlight

August 8, 2017 Daniel Lake

Cavernlight play emotionally important music.  If you plan to doom today, doom to this.

Gimme Radio’s Electrifying Reboot of the Heavy Metal Airways is a Game-Changer

August 7, 2017 Shawn Macomber

“I quit my job at Apple to start a metal station that sells vinyl records,” Gimme Radio founder and CEO Tyler Lenane tells Decibel. “To a lot of people that probably sounds fucking insane. But I believe in it — and I’m hoping to turn a lot of other heavy music lovers into believers, too.”…

Nuclear Assault’s ‘Game Over’ Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

August 3, 2017 Albert Mudrian

New York thrash metal heroes Nuclear Assault join the ranks of the Decibel Hall of Fame this month with the induction of their landmark 1986 debut album, Game Over. You can read the extensive story about the making of the album in the September issue of Decibel (available here), which includes interviews with each member of Nuclear Assault who performed on…

Prong Frontman Tommy Victor Ranks Top 5 CBGB Sets He Worked Sound For

July 28, 2017 Vince Bellino

Long-running industrial/crossover mainstays Prong released their twelfth full-length, Zero Days, today. To celebrate, Decibel asked frontman Tommy Victor — who ran sound at CBGB’s in the 80’s — to rank the five most insane sets he worked sound for. What follows were his answers; Victor has clearly witnessed and contributed to some legendary performances. Dark Angel (February 8,…

Five times Voivod Blew Our Minds

July 27, 2017 Greg Pratt

Voivod rule. Here are five reasons why.

Full Album Stream: ‘Neverending Trail of Skulls’ by Gravesite

July 25, 2017 Dutch Pearce

The new Gravesite doesn’t drop for another week, but today we bring you an exclusive stream of these Italian death-slingers’ brand new sophomore album, Neverending Trail of Skulls.

WATCH: Panopticon Live at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest

July 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Panopticon performed live at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest in April. Watch now!

Full EP Stream: Gateway to Hell – ‘Clovers’

July 20, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream Clovers, the debut EP from Baltimore doom outfit Gateway to Hell. 

Wilderness Dream follow up debut EP with second EP

July 20, 2017 Greg Pratt

California’s Wilderness Dream are about to drop their second EP, so we caught up with them to find out why they love EPs, where the hardcore went, and more.

Video Premiere: Granada – ‘La Serpiente’

July 17, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a new video from groove metallers Granada. 

STREAMING: Death Yell “Descent into Hell”

July 17, 2017 Chris Dick

After 20 years later in the grave, Chile’s Death Yell has reformed. Not only to exact revenge on the time away from the molten metal spotlight but to issue the band’s first album, Descent into Hell. Now signed to Hells Headbangers, the Chileans are using their time wisely, focusing on reality instead of fantasy. Hell is real, and Death Yell have returned to remind us.

Godhunter Release ‘Walking With A Ghost’ Video to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention

July 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch the video for Godhunter‘s cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Walking With a Ghost” now. 

Win Tickets To Chicago Open Air This Weekend

July 10, 2017 Vince Bellino

Win free tickets to Chicago Open Air this weekend featuring the Decibel Headbanger’s Bier Hall.

STREAMING: Ewigkeit “Cosmic Man”

July 10, 2017 Chris Dick

Ewigkeit‘s last album, 2013’s Back to Beyond, was released on a little known label called D.T.M. Productions (also home to Jaldaboath). To say it went under the radar is a massive understatement. Nevertheless, with the recent resurrection of Norwegians In the Woods…, in which Mr. Fog (aka James Fogarty) is new frontman, spawned yet another resurrection. See, prior to the Fogarty replacing Jan Kenneth Transeth, he had, from a certain vantage point, put his long labor of love Ewigkeit on hiatus.

Ex-Slaughter skinsman starts Slaughtering Slaughter

July 6, 2017 Greg Pratt

Slaughter’s Ron Sumners talks about why he formed Slaughtering Slaughter… and what exactly it is.

Video Premiere: Get the Shot – ‘Hellbringer’

July 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Check out the new lyric video from metallic hardcore outfit Get the Shot.

Video Premiere: Venom Prison – ‘Perpetrator Emasculation’

July 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the video for “Perpetrator Emasculation” from ferocious death metal machine Venom Prison.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Rush’s “Hold Your Fire”

June 29, 2017 Greg Pratt

In which we reconsider Rush’s 1987 soft-rock opus Hold Your Fire.

Join Incantation in the “Rites of the Locust”

June 23, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

Spin into the whispering darkness with a new track from the masters of death-doom brutality.

Video Premiere: Somnium Nox – ‘Transcendental Dysphoria’

June 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch the new video from Australian black metal band Somnium Nox.

Exhumed’s Matt Harvey talks new trad metal project Pounder

June 22, 2017 Greg Pratt

We caught up with Pounder’s Matt Harvey to talk about how his new trad metal project is really more similar to his extreme metal bands than you might think.