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Video Premiere: Test Big Band – “Teste do Error, As Vozes dos Tolos”

January 11, 2022

Watch Brazil’s premiere grindcore unit Test expand to Test Big Band for an 11-minute grind opera.

Imperial Triumphant To Release Exclusive Single, “Black Psychedelia (Redux),” via the Decibel Flexi Series

January 7, 2022

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, January 10 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from avant garde black/death kings Imperial Triumphant.

EP Premiere: Strangelight – “The World Needs Laughter”

January 5, 2022

The Oakland post-post-hardcore powerhouse Strangelight return with another stellar offering,The World Needs Laughter.

Track Premiere: Claustrofobia – “Corrupted Self” featuring Marc Rizzo

January 5, 2022

Las Vegas/Brazilian deathrashers Claustrofobia recruit Marc Rizzo (ex-Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy) for their new single “Corrupted Self.”

Track Premiere: Fossilization – “Exalted in the Altar of Insignificance”

January 5, 2022

Death metal fiends Fossilization unearth a single from their split with Ritual Necromancy, “Exalted in the Altar of Insignificance.”

Blast Worship’s 21 Favorite Grindcore Songs of 2021

January 4, 2022

Now that 2021 has ground to a halt, blast back with the 21 best grindcore and powerviolence songs of the past year.

Fallow Heart: Truth in Dissonance: Don Anderson (Sculptured, ex-Agalloch) On the Objectives of Art

January 3, 2022

In which Sculptured, ex-Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson and Decibel‘s Forrest Pitts discuss the tonal impact of Anton Webern’s Opus 21 symphony.

All Hail Virologist Timothy Sheahan: Metal Militia — Pandemic Division

December 29, 2021

That’s right — Timothy Sheahan is not only one of coronavirus’ fiercest foes, but also a punk-hardcore metalhead in extremely good standing.

Darkest Waves: Five 2021 Favorites from Transylvanian Recordings

December 29, 2021

Oakland DIY label Transylvanian Recordings made a lot of waves this year. Listen to some of our favorite Transylvanian albums from 2021 before the new year.

Third World Posse Deals Out Fascinating Metallica-Inspired Artwork

December 24, 2021

Get a load of this sweet artwork, dedicated to Metallica‘s Ride the Lightning, created to support children’s hospital in need.

Video Premiere: Enslaved – “Bounded By Allegiance” (Live)

December 23, 2021

Enslaved‘s The Otherworldly Big Band Experience delivered an epic live stream this week. If you missed it, check out their performance of “Bounded By Allegiance.” You can also watch the full livestream through December 24.

Track Premiere: Tormentor Tyrant – “Tormentor Tyrant”

December 22, 2021

Finnish trio Tormentor Tyrant share their vicious self-titled track as a declaration of death metal violence.

Blast Worship – Neon Hiss

December 21, 2021

Catch the buzz on the Canadian mostly-solo avant grind project Neon Hiss.

Too Late For Shipping? Decibel’s Got Last-Minute Gift Ideas!

December 17, 2021

Did you totally blow it on Christmas shopping again this year? We’ve got your last-minute-ass covered with Decibel gift subscriptions and Decibel gift cards!

Track Premiere: Bayht Lahm – “Valientes Sin Armas, Sociedad Sin Miedo”

December 15, 2021

Hear New Jersey blasters Bayt Lahm debut a new single addressing political unrest in Colombia.

In Flight: An Immortal Bird Tour Diary

December 15, 2021

Blackened death grinders Immortal Bird documents cutting a path of sonic destruction in this exclusive tour diary.

Track Premiere: Descent – “Fester”

December 15, 2021

Australian death metal hellbringers Descent unshroud their newest single, “Fester.” Their album Order of Chaos is due out January 14th.

Track Premiere: Nullification “I, the Nullifier”

December 13, 2021

Philippines-based death metal act Nullification bust out of 1992 streaming new track “I, the Nullifier.” Only the past is real!

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Tiny

December 10, 2021

Weyerbacher’s powerful Belgian-styled imperial stout Tiny is anything but small in stature.

Video Premiere: Take Life – “Leper Shepherd“ (NSFW)

December 9, 2021

The new NSFW video from Take Life, featuring current and former members of One King Down, Most Precious Blood and Insvrgence, has more than a little blood on its hands.

Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles Starts TOMORROW! Tickets As Low As $25!

December 9, 2021

“Just Metal” tickets are now only $25 (single-day) and $49.50 for two-day passes. And “Metal & Beer” tickets are now only on $75 (single-day) and $150 for two-day passes.

Track Premiere: Death on Fire – “Slave”

December 8, 2021

Indiana melodic death/thrash grave-burners Death on Fire release their newest single, “Slave.” Their album Burial Hymns looms in 2022.

Blast Worship: Will Cope

December 7, 2021

Hear Lithuanian grind duo Will Cope, bring an east coast hardcore vibe to eastern Europe on An Attempt.

“We Were The Spark:” Venom Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Welcome To Hell’

December 6, 2021

Decibel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Venom‘s extreme metal ground zero, Welcome To Hell, with former guitarist/songwriter Jeff “Mantas” Dunn.

Video Premiere: QAALM – “Existence Asunder”

December 1, 2021

Los Angeles funeral sludge newcomers QAALM release a video for their crushing first single, Existence Asunder. Debut album coming March 2022.

Blast Worship – Gummo

November 30, 2021

The French grind scene contributes to the growing — am I reading this correctly — mirco genre of grindcore bands inspired by the 1997 film Gummo?

Q&A and Track Premiere: Eight Bells – ‘Nadir’

November 29, 2021

Hear a track from Eight Bells‘ album Legacy of Ruin (due on February 25 and available now for preorder), the band’s first record in roughly five years.