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Progressive Bashers Lowcaster Issue New Album: “Flames Arise”

October 25, 2019

San Fran’s Lowcaster brings a unique voice to the world of progressive heavy metal: crushing and powerful, but still connects on a deep emotional level.

Carcass to Release First New Song in Six Years Via the Decibel Flexi Series!

October 25, 2019

A brand new Carcass song, “Under the Scalpel Blade” is coming to the Decibel Flexi Series. You’ll need an active deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, November 4 at 12pm EST if you want one.

EP Stream: Formless Master’s First Strike and Takafumi Matsubara Interview

October 24, 2019

We’re showcasing the new EP by Formless Master, featuring Takafumi Matsubara, as well as an interview with the man himself.

Exclusive: Stream the new SWANS album “Leaving Meaning”

October 23, 2019

While listening to the new Swans LP, Leaving Meaning, check out a new Q&A with Michael Gira about how the album came together and what’s next for Swans.

Metal & Beer Fest Pairing & Killing: Gatecreeper + Wake

October 22, 2019

Decibel is proud to announce the exclusive Metal & Beer Fest: LA collab between Gatecreeper and Wake Brewing, Boiled Over Lager!

Blast Worship: Deplete

October 22, 2019

In Russia, you do not blast beat; in Russia, beat blasts you.

Track Premiere: Warsenal – ‘Doomed From Birth’

October 21, 2019

The latest single from Montreal, Canada-based speed metal trio Warsenal is doomed — and thrashed — from birth!

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