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Blast Worship – Jardim De Flores

February 25, 2020

Looking for some South Korean flower power in your grind? Then take a moment to stop and smell Jardim De Flores.

Who’s That Girl?: The Making of Converge’s “Jane Doe”

February 18, 2020

Read the making of Converge‘s classic, Hall of Fame-inducted Jane Doe before the metallic hardcore legends perform it in its entirety at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 4.

Blast Worship: Triage

February 18, 2020

Hear former Kill the Client members get back to the grind with power trio Triage.

Q&A: Joe Wood on Bringing Change Today? Songs Back on the Road

February 14, 2020

We talk to onetime T.S.O.L. frontman Joe Wood about his new band and finally playing his classic mid-80s material again

Mare Cognitum: “The Paradox of Harmony and Strife”

February 14, 2020

“That harsh, cold, and uncaring nature of the cosmos contrasts well with its immense beauty, grandeur, and mystery atop a musical canvas like black metal.”

Gasping for Hair: Hard Rock Trailblazer Mark Knight on the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Bang Tango

February 12, 2020

In the inaugural edition of Gasping For Hair — a new column devoted to the classics of hard rock, hair metal, glam, and other heavy metal adjacent subgenres — we talk to guitarist Mark Knight about one of the wildest hard rock acts ever, Bang Tango.

Full Album Stream: Exhumation – ‘Eleventh Formulae’

February 12, 2020

Indonesian death-lifers Exhumation are back to spill fresh blood with their ripping 3rd LP Eleventh Formulae.

Blades of the Brotherhood: An Interview with Hyborian

February 11, 2020

How Hyborian have managed to achieve the difficult-to-master balance of writing complex music within the confines of pretty traditional structures.

Blast Worship: 908

February 11, 2020

Life to the “false grind” of Colorado deathcrushers 908.

Q&A: Doug Moore Scratches His Weeping Sores Itch

February 10, 2020

New York-based death/doom trio Weeping Sores issued one of 2019’s best releases in False Confession. We interview lead sore, Doug Moore, in this Q&A.

Valentine’s Day Special: Get Two FREE Issues of Decibel! This Weekend Only!

February 7, 2020

Decibel‘s Bloody Valentine’s Day Sale starts NOW, but it ends Monday at 12pm EST, so bust a move.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Kirk Windstein

February 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein’s first solo album, Dream in Motion, we caught up with the sludge king to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Lamb of God Reveal New Single “Checkmate,” May 8 Release Date For First New LP in Five Years

February 6, 2020

Lamb of God‘s first new release in five years and the first to feature new drummer Art Cruz now has a single and a release date.

Track Premiere: Total Fucking Destruction — “…to be alive at the end of the world”

February 5, 2020

Grindcore refracting iconoclasts Total Fucking Destruction return to provide a glimpse of what it will sound like “…to be alive at the end of the world.”

Full EP Stream: Kings Never Die — “Raise A Glass”

February 5, 2020

A murderer’s row of hardcore luminaries cross the streams for the latest Kings Never Die EP.

Blast Worship: Hutt

February 4, 2020

São Paulo blast squad Hutt rely on the thrash as much as the grind.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Heartwork’ vs. ‘Slaughter of the Soul’

January 30, 2020

Pitting Heartwork against Slaughter of the Soul to find out once and for all which is the better album.

Track Premiere: Wombbath – ‘From the Beggars Hand’

January 29, 2020

Håkan Stuvemark and Swedish deathcrushers Wombbath return with their third LP in five years and we’ve got a taste via a new tune right now.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Vanessa Hexe Takes Death-Doom From the Fretboard to the Typewriter

January 29, 2020

Vanessa Hexe, one of the leading lights of underground death doom, is summoning new atmospheres and nightmares with her debut volume of poetry, “A Winter Darkly.”

Track Premiere: Arallu – “Vortex Of Emotions”

January 29, 2020

Israeli black/death battalion Arallu reveal the striking new video for “Vortex of Emotions” from their recent En Olam record.

Blast Worship: Die Choking

January 28, 2020

Decibel can’t stop talking about Philly grind trio Die Choking and neither should you.

Mare – “Mare”

January 27, 2020

Read the making of the “post-” with the most EP from the mysterious Mare.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: IPA X

January 24, 2020

Ardent Craft Ales’ IPA X may be #2,729 to the uninitiated, but currently #1 in Decibel’s hearts and bellies.

Full Album Stream: Death. Void. Terror.- “To The Great Monolith II”

January 24, 2020

Gaze into the terrifying indifference of the universe with the latest emanation of Switzerland’s Helvetic Underground Committee.

Video Premiere: 5 R V L N 5 — “Flesh”

January 22, 2020

You’re already living in a tech-hellscape. Might as well let Chicago dark industrial upstarts 5 R V L N 5 provide you an appropriate soundtrack for trying to survive it.

EP Stream: Putrascension’s “The Obsidian Fog”

January 16, 2020

New Jersey’s Putrascension continues the state’s contradictory nature with their new EP.

Full Album Stream: SEA – ‘Impermanence’

January 15, 2020

Boston doomgaze project SEA match funereal heaviness with elemental poetry on their stunning and heart-rending debut LP Impermanence.

Here Are 60 Albums You May Have Missed in 2019

January 13, 2020

Because we’re only two weeks into 2020 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 60 more from 2019 to chew on.