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Blast Worship: Cephalothoracopagus

July 14, 2020

Philly’s Cephalothoracopagus play the grindcore twin-killing of blast ‘n’ groove.

Video Premiere: Incantation – ‘Fury’s Manifesto’

July 13, 2020

Northeast death metal legends Incantation reveal the second advance track from forthcoming album Sect of Vile Divinities.

Track Premiere: Cardiac Arrest “Sodomite”

July 13, 2020

Chicago’s Cardiac Arrest belch new track, “Sodomite,” from new album, The Day That Death Prevailed. Streaming filthily only at Decibel!

Decibel Presents Get Behind the Mask: An Online Gallery of Metal Musicians in Support of Public Health

July 10, 2020

In a concerted effort to break stigmas and stress its universal importance to metalheads worldwide, Decibel gathered over 140 musicians in support of wearing masks to help end the novel coronavirus and expedite the return of live extreme music.

Video Premiere: Blasphemer – ‘The Sixth Hour’

July 9, 2020

Watch Italian death metal crushers Blasphemer totally NAIL the crucifixion of Christ in their new video “The Sixth Hour.”

Depraved Indifference No More: Earth Crisis’ Scott Crouse on the “Salvation of Innocents” Reissue

July 8, 2020

Earth Crisis guitarist Scott Crouse talks about the reissue of the epic 2014 animal liberation-themed Salvation of Innocents in this pandemic moment.

Track Premiere: Resin Tomb – “Prostrated”

July 8, 2020

Dissonant death/grind newcomers Resin Tomb crack open the crypt of their upcoming EP with unholy new single “Prostrate.”

Blast Worship: Wreck

July 7, 2020

German blasters Wreck are a masterclass in how a modern, clean production should sound for a grindcore band.

Bandcamp Waives Fees for a Fourth No-Fee Friday

July 3, 2020

We’ve got suggestions on releases to help you headbang brain cells away and support bands/labels at time when they profit from it most.

Bindrune Releases ‘Overgrow to Overthrow’ Compilation

July 3, 2020

Doom, Woe, Panopticon and more than two dozen other bands contribute new or unheard music to Bindrune’s Overgrow to Overthrow compilation, benefitting Black Lives Matter and Life After Hate.

Gruesome Drummer Gus Rios Wants to Break the Stigma on Mental Illness

July 1, 2020

Gruesome and Filter drummers get together to break the stigma on mental illness.

Track Premiere: Same Gods — “In Circles”

July 1, 2020

Worship at the altar of post-hardcore powerhouse Same Gods via the melody-tinged incantation “In Circles.”

Album Premiere: Shroud of Vulture – ‘Upon a Throne of Jackals’

July 1, 2020

Indianapolis death/doom dissenters Shroud of Vulture invert tyranny on their crushing debut LP Upon a Throne of Jackals.

Blast Worship: Hate for Humanity

June 30, 2020

CA grinders Hate for Humanity specialize in short and violent, like Joe Pesci beating Billy Bats into the fucking ground.

Andrew Lee of Ripped to Shreds on Ending Racist Stereotypes Against Asians in Metal

June 29, 2020

Ripped to Shreds frontman Andrew Lee addresses the work that needs to be done in fighting dangerous stereotypes against Asians and Asian-Americans in underground metal.

Album Premiere: Ahab – ‘Live Prey’

June 25, 2020

Return to distant waters with German funeral doom mariners Ahab as they revisit their legendary The Call of the Wretched Sea debut on Live Prey.

Fallow Heart: The Winterfylleth Review Reckoning

June 24, 2020

Fallow Heart and Decibel contributor Daniel Lake discuss music journalism cosplay and the recently released Winterfylleth album.

Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part III

June 23, 2020

Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montano pens Part III of tour diary for the band’s postponed 2020 tour.

Blast Worship: Putrid Parrot

June 23, 2020

One-man grind machine Putrid Parrot doesn’t cry fowl.

1995: The Year in Not-So-Metal Heaviness

June 17, 2020

1995 wasn’t merely a great year for the extremely extreme — it was also an amazing trip around the sun for metal-adjacent music.

Interview: Atavist’s Evocative Doom Returns with ‘III: Absolution’

June 17, 2020

Manchester doom artisans Atavist are back to disrupt a decade of silence with their cathartic ode to loss and resilience, III: Absolution.

Five Doom Classics that Evaded Our Yearbook: 1995 Issue’s Top 40 Albums of the Year List

June 16, 2020

Decibel dives deep beyond the Peaceville Three with this death/doom addendum to our our new Decibel Yearbook: 1995 issue.

Blast Worship: ASADA

June 16, 2020

Get down with the brown(sville) sound of Texas grindcore machine ASADA.

Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part II

June 15, 2020

Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montano pens Part II of tour diary for the band’s postponed 2020 tour.

Announcing the “Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Volume III” Book! Pre-Order NOW!

June 12, 2020

Our latest, limited edition webstore exclusive includes 25 more Hall of Fame stories from our revered monthly series of artist interviews on the making of their classic extreme music albums.

Video Premiere: ILS — “No Luck”

June 10, 2020

Portland noise rockers ILS bring you a bouquet of zero-leaf clovers with “No Luck.”

Album Premiere and Interview: Obscene – ‘The Inhabitable Dark’

June 10, 2020

Indianapolis death metal quartet Obscene cast doomsday shadows with their nocturnal new LP, The Inhabitable Dark.