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Track Premiere: Vokonis – “AntlerQueen”

August 28, 2019

Swedish psychedelic spellcasters Vokonis worship at the riff-adorned throne of the “AntlerQueen.”

Blast Worship: Vasoconstriction

August 27, 2019

Their blood vessels might be narrowed, but Vasoconstriction‘s grindcore influences are pretty wide.

Video Premiere: Apotheus – ‘Caves of Steel’

August 26, 2019

Portuguese progressive metallers Apotheus expose the “horrors and injustices of this world” in their latest video, “Caves of Steel.”

Full Album Stream: In Cold Blood “Legion of Angels”

August 22, 2019

Cleveland underground metallic hardcore heroes In Cold Blood mount an unlikely — yet triumphant — comeback with Legion of Angels.

Hear Exclusive New Gatecreeper Song “Social Decay” Via Decibel Flexi Series

August 22, 2019

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Gatecreeper flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive new track via the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Full Album Stream: Leather Lung — “Lonesome, On’ry and Evil”

August 21, 2019

Hey, Leather Lung put a little rock n’ roll swagger and outlaw country sneer in its sludge metal for you! How thoughtful!

Peter Beste is Here to Defend the (Heavy Metal) Faith & Gift You a Hot New Black Magic Jam

August 14, 2019

Celebrated True Norwegian Black Metal music photographer Peter Beste talks battle vests, image capture, subculture, metal, and his related new book Defenders of the Faith.

Five Things Every Band Booking Their Own Tour Should Know, by Ben Ward of Orange Goblin

August 14, 2019

On the eve of his own U.S. tour, Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward provides five pro tips that every band who is booking their own tour should practice.

Video Premiere: Kennedy – “Blood & Soil”

August 14, 2019

Canadian hardcore collective Kennedy bring the sweat and screams in the video for their new single, “Blood & Soil.”

The Darkness’s “Permission to Land” Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

August 13, 2019

The Darkness‘s 2003 classic, Permission to Land, is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Blast Worship: Jesusegg

August 13, 2019

Don’t crack just yet, Cleveland blasters Jesusegg are here to break you.

THE NOISY FRENCH: Inside the French Noise Rock Scene

August 8, 2019

We resurrect a previously unreleased Decibel trend piece from 2015 on the French Noise Rock scene.

Full Album Stream: Strung Out — “Songs of Armor and Devotion”

August 7, 2019

Thirty years in Strung Out remains king of the metal-tinged punk hardcore mountain with its ninth full-length.

Blast Worship: Stimulant

August 6, 2019

Get amped on Brooklyn grindcore/powerviolence duo Stimulant.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 5: The Penultimate Revenge!

August 2, 2019

In the fifth installment on our Heavy Meta series, metal journalists Jeff Wagner, Ula Gehret, Joseph Schafer, Daniel Lake and Adem Tepedelen return for another round of heavy metal record review questioning.

Track Premiere: Howling Giant – ‘Comet Rider’

August 1, 2019

Howling Giant ride the through the ashes of stoner rock stagnation with the first track from their new LP The Space Between Worlds.

Track Premiere: Eternal Storm — “Through the Wall of Light Pt. 1 (The Strand)”

July 31, 2019

Extremely black clouds and soaring guitar leads gather over this track premiere courtesy Madrid melodic death metallers Eternal Storm.

Ex-Turbonegro Vocalist Hank von Hell Reveals Insane Tour Rider for U.S. Dates

July 31, 2019

Catch Hank von Hell is U.S. starting in August, but don’t expect to bake a motherfuckin’ in his green room. The ingredients aren’t on his rider.

Live Review: Baroness Paints Indianapolis Gold & Grey

July 31, 2019

Decibel found shelter from storm clouds in a Baroness concert on the Indianapolis stop of their Gold & Grey tour.

GWAR Begin Crowdfunding New Card Game

July 30, 2019

Travel throughout GWAR‘s history in a new card game.

Blast Worship: Jig-Ai

July 30, 2019

Get ready to surf the wave of gore-grinding godliness from Prague trio Jig-Ai.

Track Premiere: Meatwound – ‘Fist of God’

July 29, 2019

All hail the new flesh, and the new track from noise-rock crushers Meatwound.

Hear Exhorder Perform Demo-Era Classic “Legions of Death” Via Decibel Flexi Series

July 29, 2019

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Exhorder flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive new live version of a demo-era classic via the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

The Decibel Meter: Frostdemonwinterstorms …. in July?

July 28, 2019

This month’s Decibel Meter withstands the fall of time, but not quite at the the heart of winter, for a summer/winter battle courtesy of Abbath.

Utrecht-based Black Metal duo Nevel unveil their new album

July 26, 2019

Check out this exclusive premiere of the Dutch black metal/noise artists’ sophomore album.

Track Premiere: White Ward – ‘Love Exchange Failure’

July 24, 2019

You know how you’re always thinking, “this black metal is great, but what it really needs is more saxophone?” Well, Ukraine post-black metallers White Ward have read your mind.

Album Premiere: Death Before Dishonor “Unfinished Business”

July 24, 2019

Boston hardcore institution Death Before Dishonor returns after a decade with the ferocious new full-length Unfinished Business.