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Video Premiere: Night Cobra – ‘Escape From Earth”

December 1, 2020

Houston-based trad metallers do John Carpenter proud in the new video for “Escape from Earth.”

Venomous Concept Premiere New Track, “Vote Clown Party” Via Decibel Flexi Series

December 1, 2020

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Venomous Concept flexi disc single, featuring a brand new track, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Fallow Heart: The Uncertainty Principle, A Biased Observation of Steve Austin, Part 2

November 27, 2020

Part II of III of an exhaustive look at the improbable crossover appeal of Steve Austin’s legendary noise/rock/metal institution Today Is the Day.

Valac and Kommodus Premiere ‘Eclipsing Honour and Decay’ Split Cassette

November 27, 2020

Hear this crucial split between obscure American black mist Valac and Australia’s insanely prolific Kommodus.

Track Premiere: Andrew Leman Reads H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Festival”

November 25, 2020

If you think this Friday is gonna be black, wait until you hear the sinister delights Cadabra Records, H.P. Lovecraft, and Fabio Frizzi are cooking up for Christmas…

Album Premiere: Golgata – ‘Tempel’

November 25, 2020

Swedish black metal duo Golgata anonymously wield scorched melodies on their mesmerizing sophomore record, Tempel.

Fissure Announce Two New EPs!

November 24, 2020

Hear hardcore/powerviolence four-piece Fissure debut a pair of new singles from a pair of new EPs.

Darkthrone’s ‘A Blaze in the Northern Sky’ Honored By the National Library of Norway

November 23, 2020

As part of it’s “Enlightened” exhibition, Norway’s national library has honored Darkthrone‘s classic album.

‘Rotting Ways: The History of Finnish Death Metal’ Book On the Way from Cult Never Dies

November 20, 2020

This new 300-page hardcover on Cult Never Dies offers an deep dive into the legendary Finnish death metal underground of the early 1990s.

Judas Priest’s ‘Painkiller’ Enters Decibel Hall of Fame, January Issue Now Available

November 20, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the December issue of Decibel, featuring our 10th anniversary Decibel Flexi Series entry from Venomous Concept.

Get Tickets to Butler Fest! Help Support Landmine Marathon Guitarist’s Recovery

November 19, 2020

Get tickets to Butler Fest and support one of our own while you watch a killer fest instead of talking to your family about the election (or anything!) over Thanksgiving!

Track Premiere: City of Industry – ‘Broken Cisterns Hold No Water’

November 19, 2020

Seattle area power trio, City of Industry‘s emotional metallic hardcore is the prefect soundtrack to 2020’s rollercoaster of emotions.

Track Premiere: Knut Cracks the Whip with “Spit”

November 19, 2020

Hummus Records has secured the rights and responsibility for the re-issue of Knut‘s first release, Leftovers. Hear a remastered version of “Spit” now.

Exclusive Video Report: In the Studio with Municipal Waste and Arthur Rizk

November 18, 2020

Catch up with thrashers Municipal Waste as they record their seventh LP in a Philly studio with renowned engineer Arthur Rizk.

Album Premiere: Horncrowned – ‘Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer)’

November 18, 2020

Colombian black metal squadron Horncrowned unleash their new album of demonic warfare, the Armageddon-beckoning Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer).

Blast Worship: Ischemic Necrosis

November 17, 2020

Hear grinding solo project Ischemic Necrosis deliver 29 tracks of hyperblasting pathological noisegrind/goregrind/gorenoise.

Many Suffer, Featuring ex-My Dying Bride Guitarist Calvin Robertshaw, Unveil New Blacked Doom Track

November 16, 2020

Hear “The Trees Die Standing,” the first officially released material from Calvin Robertshaw’s (ex-My Dying Bride) black/doom project Many Suffer.

Video Premiere: Sword Collector – “Inherit the Scepter”

November 13, 2020

Post-punk goth rockers Sword Collector premiere their triumphant “Inherit the Scepter” video. Seize the blade and stream it now.

Video Premiere: Eternal Struggle- “Indoctrination”

November 13, 2020

Tel-Aviv’s metallic hardcore warriors are here with a new video from their upcoming full-length due out this winter.

Scream Just Words: Vocalists Sound Off About Their Craft

November 12, 2020

One King Down/Most Precious Blood/Take Life vocalist Rob Fusco discusses the craft of lyric writing and execution with a variety of his extreme music contemporaries from Napalm Death, Lamb of God, Lingua Ignota and more.

SPOILER: Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2020

November 12, 2020

We’re sorry. We’re not trying to ruin the fun by posting this. But if we don’t, someone else will. You probably shouldn’t click here. Really, you should just wait for the issue to arrive in the mail. For Christ’s sake, have you no willpower? OK, fine. Don’t @ us.

Full Album Stream: Eternal Returns — “Reprieved to Totality”

November 11, 2020

Thane-based death thrashers Eternal Returns dive into their five dynamic, serpentine, ultra-catchy tracks to give you a window into how an Indian farmer may have felt 65 years ago.

Album Premiere: Cidesphere – ‘Dawn of a New Epoch’

November 11, 2020

Turkish melodeath faction Cidesphere return from dormant darkness with their resurgent sophomore record, Dawn of a New Epoch.

‘USBM’ Author Daniel Lake Guests on Gimme Metal’s ‘Metal Matters’ Podcast!

November 10, 2020

Daniel Lake sits down with Tombs frontman and ‘Metal Matters’ podcast host Mike Hill to discuss the process of assembling the new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal.

Track Premiere: Shepherd – “Persephone”

November 9, 2020

Denver doom rockers Shepherd release their sullen single “Persephone.” Bundle up for winter’s sullen reign before their debut’s November 20th release.

Video Premiere: Dark Sky Burial – ‘De Omnibus Dubitandum Est’

November 6, 2020

Shane Embury’s haunting ambient project Dark Sky Burial delivers a video for De Omnibus Dubitandum Est‘s title track and an update on album No. 2.

EP Premiere: Wretched Inferno – ‘Fester’

November 5, 2020

Wretched Inferno deliver beefy old-school death metal that belies their high school age on the Fester EP. From caveman to monkey riff.

Continue the Arise: Brazil’s Metal Scene Lives!

November 4, 2020

Writer/photographer/tireless scene advocate Jessica Marinho takes us on a guided tour of the bustling, burgeoning, extremely extreme Brazilian metal scene.

Album Premiere: Ancient Thrones – ‘The Veil’

November 4, 2020

Canadian blackened metal quartet Ancient Thrones venture beyond The Veil with their afterlife concept record, out November 6th.

Video Premiere: Oxalate – “Necrotic Descent”

November 3, 2020

Need to lower your anxiety levels today? This classic gore-and-horror montage video from subterranean death dealers Oxalate ain’t gonna help.