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Track Premiere: Rogga Johansson — ‘Giants Walking At Night’

June 26, 2019

Swedish death metal savant Rogga Johansson brings the fury to his eponymous band’s full-length debut — and we’ve got an exclusive salvo for you to sample.

Blast Worship: Entrails Massacre

June 25, 2019

Tune into Network of Epic Misery. No, not Fox News, but the latest from German grinders Entrails Massacre.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 3 (The Decibel Writer Roundtable)

June 21, 2019

In the latest installment of his Heavy Meta series, Forrest Pitts discusses the mechanics of the heavy metal record review with Decibel contributors Joseph Schafer, Daniel Lake and Adem Tepedelen.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: The Ages

June 20, 2019

The Ages marks the Oregon brewery’s first foray into the world of lambics and they fucking nailed it!

’80s Underground Thrash Assassins Temporary Insanity Climb Out of the Grave for a ‘Final Walk’

June 19, 2019

If you — like virtually everyone else — missed late, great ’80s Boston thrashers Temporary Insanity here’s your chance to catch up.

Abbath Dominates the Cover of the August Decibel

June 19, 2019

We have a limited number of advance copies of the August issue of Decibel, featuring a flexi disc with a brand new song from Cadaver, available now. Don’t blow it.

Full Album Stream: Vectis – ‘The Executioner’

June 19, 2019

Teenage blackened thrashers Vectis keep the riffs sharper than a guillotine blade on their The Executioner demo.

Blast Worship: NECROFEST!

June 18, 2019

P.L.F., Heinous, Blame God, Couple Skate and Moisturizer are among the acts confirmed for the new Brooklyn-based grind-friendly fest

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Confirms Throat Cancer Diagnosis

June 17, 2019

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine confirms that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

Track Premiere: Satan’s Taint – ‘Desecration’

June 12, 2019

Don’t let the name of ex-Overkill axeman Bobby Gustafson’s solo thrash project, um, taint your expectations.

The Fastest Man in Metal: Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick

June 12, 2019

When he’s not crushing skulls as Skeletonwitch‘s guitarist, Scott Hedrick is crushing personal bests in long-distance running.

Interview: Meet New Jersey’s Hardcore Heroes, Player Hater

June 11, 2019

South Jersey’s Player Hater on Christmas songs about cocaine, Jamey Jasta’s pocketbook and not taking things too seriously.

Ironically, There’s No Stopping Death Metallers Eternal Rest

June 10, 2019

Australian death metal machine Eternal Rest‘s third LP is out now. Don’t sleep on this!

Pelican’s Trevor Shelley de Brauw on the Genesis of New Track “It Stared at Me”

June 6, 2019

In our new series Cutting Room Floor, Pelican‘s Trevor Shelley de Brauw gives us the story behind their new record’s most peculiar track.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: ‘Suburban Grindhouse’ Author Nick Cato’s Top 5 Most Metal Grindhouse Moments

June 5, 2019

Heavy metal devotee and underground writer/editor extraordinaire Nick Cato takes us on a back row tour extremely extreme, metal-friendly cinema.

Full Album Stream: Slomatics – ‘Canyons’

June 5, 2019

Venture back to deep space with doom explorers Slomatics on their 6th LP Canyons.

Blast Worship: Ramuh

June 4, 2019

Members of Maruta and Full of Hell deliver the grindy goods as Ramuh.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 1

May 31, 2019

Longtime metal journalists Jeff Wagner and Ula Gehret go deep on the mechanics of the heavy metal record review.

Avail – “Over the James”

May 30, 2019

Avail’s melodic hardcore classic Over the James enters the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Blast Worship: Ixias

May 28, 2019

Decibel‘s weekly grindcore fix returns to our nation’s capitol for a second week in a row.

Full Album Stream: Kull – ‘Exile’

May 24, 2019

Awaited debut album Exile by the members of the Sheffield’s Bal-Sagoth out now via Black Lion Records.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Three Brain-Blasting Heavy Metal Revelations From “Blood On Black Wax”

May 22, 2019

Take an expertly guided tour of heavy metal horror soundscape via the lush, brilliantly curated new book Blood on Black Wax.

Track Premiere: Pale Misery – “No Choice”

May 22, 2019

Louisiana crust fiends Pale Misery offer “No Choice” but to listen to their newest blackened ripper.

Blast Worship: Needle

May 21, 2019

D.C.-area grinders Needle do the damage.

Interview: Lo-Pan: “People Overlook Ohio for Art and Music at their Own Peril.”

May 15, 2019

Ohio rock quartet on their new LP, their new label and “finding a way out of the bullshit.”

Track Premiere & Interview: Temple Koludra — ‘Namarupa’

May 15, 2019

The latest track from German blackened death outfit Temple Koludra is a genre and border busting adventure in heavy metal transcendence.