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Blast Worship: Atomck

October 10, 2023

Calling all amphibians and vertebrates, UK grinders Atomck may have abandoned their “frog vocals” but you’ll still wanna hop to their new LP, Towering Failures.

Altars of the Moon – “G.O.D. INITIATIVE”

October 4, 2023

Hear Heath Rave (Lotus Thrones, ex-Wolvhammer), Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves), Alan Cassidy (the Black Dahlia Murder) and Nathan Verschoor (UADA) emerge as Altars of the Moon.

Track Premiere: Scab Hag – “Reanimated”

October 4, 2023

Cincinnati death metal bog-dwellers Scab Hag raise the dead with their new single “Reanimated.” New album out on Halloween.

Blast Worship: Arrogante

October 3, 2023

Looking for slimy, nasty, downtuned viciousness with barbaric vocals and drums that sound like they were recorded in a microwave? Arrogante serve it up.

Album Premiere: Stepmother – “Planet Brutalicon”

September 27, 2023

Blast off with retro rockers Stepmother and crash land on their debut of fuzzed-out rowdy riffs, Planet Brutalicon.

Blast Worship: Cognizant

September 26, 2023

We think you should be very aware of Dallas grindfoce Cognizant.

Album Premiere: Acid Mass – “Agonizer”

September 20, 2023

Jump in a repossessed war machine and steamroll the day with Midwestern thrash ‘n’ roll solo project Acid Mass.

Blast Worship: Gridlink

September 19, 2023

In which Gene, with all the stability of Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles tendon, gushes over the stunning new Gridlink LP.

Album Premiere: Get Well – ‘Burning the Village to Feel its Warmth’

September 15, 2023

Get Well‘s Burning the Village to Feel its Warmth lurches menacingly through three new songs, channeling equal parts Botch on an ether binge and Unsane at their most esoteric. Weird music for weird people.

Q&A: Michael Freiburger (Satanik Royalty Records) on Tribe and Transformation

September 13, 2023

Michael Freiburger, pillar of the Seattle metal community and leader of Satanik Royalty Records, talks to Decibel about his story and what’s next for the family business.

Track by Track: Transgressor – “Beyond Oblivion”

September 13, 2023

Japanese death metal pioneers Transgressor share thoughts and tragic news regarding their first new album in 30 years.

Full Album Stream: Great Falls – “Objects Without Pain”

September 12, 2023

Seattle noise rock/post-hardcore trio Great Falls stream new album Objects Without Pain.

Video Premiere: Trounce – “The Crippled Saint”

September 6, 2023

Epically inclined post-black metallers Trounce, um, defeat your expectation their new video for the song “The Crippled Saint.”

Album Premiere: Slomatics – “Strontium Fields”

September 6, 2023

Irish doom mainstays Slomatics build their 8th LP from crushing riffs, cosmic psych and space dust. Strontium Fields comes out September 8th from Black Bow Records.

Blast Worship: Gendo Ikari

September 5, 2023

Hear Glasgow grinders Gendo Ikari get their skronk on via self-released new LP, Rokubungi.

Album Premiere: Blast No.1 – Blastbeat Tribute To Type O Negative

September 4, 2023

Blast No.1 – Blastbeat Tribute To Type O Negative features 19 fast and filthy versions of Type O classics. Get bloody kissed by a fist.

Lyric Video Premiere: Torn the F*ck Apart – “A Statement of Malicious Intent”

August 30, 2023

Check out a new track to shred your faces, “A Statement of Malicious Intent” from Torn The F*ck Apart‘s forthcoming album, Kill.Bury.Repeat. out October 6 via Gore House Productions.

Album Premiere: Raven Banner – “Rise Up Clan”

August 30, 2023

Raid the day with Swedish melodeath merauders Raven Banner and listen to their Viking-themed debut two days early.

Blast Worship: Cave Moth

August 29, 2023

Hear Florida grind battalion Cave Moth administer a healthy dose of “Adderall grind” on Paralytic Love.

Album Premiere: Graveripper’s “Seasons Dreaming Death”

August 24, 2023

Hear Indianapolis black/speed metal merchants Graveripper rip this and all hell on their debut LP, Seasons Dreaming Death, in advance of its August 25 release.

Track By Track: Shepherds Reign – “Ala Mai”

August 23, 2023

Polynesian metal quartet Shepherds Reign share the intense themes behind their upcoming record in this exclusive track by track exploration.

Blast Worship: Chiens

August 22, 2023

Hear French blasters Chiens deliver a bit of the ol’ grindviolence.

Q&A: Director Penelope Spheeris On Her Unreleased Ozzfest Documentary

August 18, 2023

On the eve of its L.A. screening, legendary music documentarian Penelope Spheeris discusses her “lost” Ozzfest ’99 documentary, We Sold Our Souls for Rock ‘n Roll.

Track Premiere: Strangelight – ‘Power, Rent, Control’

August 17, 2023

Spend two minutes with Bay Area quartet Strangelight, featuring members of Kowloon Walled City and Transistor Transistor, and then spend way more recovering from the aural beating.

Track Premiere: Blessed Black – “Unable”

August 2, 2023

Midwestern doom crew Blessed Black spread their wings with the powerful ballad “Unable.” Bang your head before the EP comes out September 1st.

Blast Worship: Moral Bombing

August 1, 2023

German blasters Moral Bombing combine the most emotive elements of screamo, hardcore and grind, while still finding a way to retain originality.

Video Premiere: Friendship Commanders – “Vampire”

July 27, 2023

Watch doom-fueled Nashville duo Friendship Commanders present a new video for “Vampire” from their upcoming album Mass, out September 29.