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Video Premiere: Eternal Struggle- “Indoctrination”

November 13, 2020

Tel-Aviv’s metallic hardcore warriors are here with a new video from their upcoming full-length due out this winter.

Scream Just Words: Vocalists Sound Off About Their Craft

November 12, 2020

One King Down/Most Precious Blood/Take Life vocalist Rob Fusco discusses the craft of lyric writing and execution with a variety of his extreme music contemporaries from Napalm Death, Lamb of God, Lingua Ignota and more.

SPOILER: Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2020

November 12, 2020

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Full Album Stream: Eternal Returns — “Reprieved to Totality”

November 11, 2020

Thane-based death thrashers Eternal Returns dive into their five dynamic, serpentine, ultra-catchy tracks to give you a window into how an Indian farmer may have felt 65 years ago.

Album Premiere: Cidesphere – ‘Dawn of a New Epoch’

November 11, 2020

Turkish melodeath faction Cidesphere return from dormant darkness with their resurgent sophomore record, Dawn of a New Epoch.

‘USBM’ Author Daniel Lake Guests on Gimme Metal’s ‘Metal Matters’ Podcast!

November 10, 2020

Daniel Lake sits down with Tombs frontman and ‘Metal Matters’ podcast host Mike Hill to discuss the process of assembling the new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal.

Track Premiere: Shepherd – “Persephone”

November 9, 2020

Denver doom rockers Shepherd release their sullen single “Persephone.” Bundle up for winter’s sullen reign before their debut’s November 20th release.

Video Premiere: Dark Sky Burial – ‘De Omnibus Dubitandum Est’

November 6, 2020

Shane Embury’s haunting ambient project Dark Sky Burial delivers a video for De Omnibus Dubitandum Est‘s title track and an update on album No. 2.

EP Premiere: Wretched Inferno – ‘Fester’

November 5, 2020

Wretched Inferno deliver beefy old-school death metal that belies their high school age on the Fester EP. From caveman to monkey riff.

Continue the Arise: Brazil’s Metal Scene Lives!

November 4, 2020

Writer/photographer/tireless scene advocate Jessica Marinho takes us on a guided tour of the bustling, burgeoning, extremely extreme Brazilian metal scene.

Album Premiere: Ancient Thrones – ‘The Veil’

November 4, 2020

Canadian blackened metal quartet Ancient Thrones venture beyond The Veil with their afterlife concept record, out November 6th.

Video Premiere: Oxalate – “Necrotic Descent”

November 3, 2020

Need to lower your anxiety levels today? This classic gore-and-horror montage video from subterranean death dealers Oxalate ain’t gonna help.

Track Premiere: Sarvekas – “The Sacred Hour of the Hunt”

November 2, 2020

Wolf-blooded Finnish black metal duo Sarvekas guide us through woodland feeding grounds in their new single, “The Sacred Hour of the Hunt.”

Swans – Children of God

October 29, 2020

Swans’ 1987 classic Children of God is the latest Decibel Hall of Fame inductee.

The Decibel Flexi Series Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with Venomous Concept!

October 29, 2020

Join the birthday party as the Decibel Flexi Series turns 10 this month! Sign up for a deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, November 2 at 12pm EST and celebrate with this Venomous Concept flexi!

Album Premiere: Shagor – Sotteklugt

October 28, 2020

Hear Dutch black metal band Shagor‘s Sotteklugt in advance of its Friday release on Babylon Doom Cult Records.

Album Premiere: Possessor – ‘Damn the Light’

October 28, 2020

UK horror fiends Possessor wield a mighty sludgehammer on their new monster-conjuring LP, Damn the Light.

Read an Exclusive Book Excerpt from ‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’

October 28, 2020

This exclusive from Decibel‘s new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, explores the misogynist and racist behavior and other character flaws of some of USBM’s most prominent artists.  

Blowing Their Wad All Over God: An Oral History of GWAR’s ‘Scumdogs of the Universe’

October 27, 2020

Decibel celebrates the 30th anniversary of GWAR‘s landmark Scumdogs of the Universe, and dodges blood and semen to bring you the ULTIMATE oral history of the legendary release.

Interview: Photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses “Daughters of Darkness”

October 27, 2020

Heavy metal photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses his upcoming photo book of corpse painted nude portraits, Daughters of Darkness.

Blast Worship: Daggra Video Premiere!

October 27, 2020

Watch the new video of “Diminishing Returns” off Daggra‘s split EP with Retortion Terror. Kizuna and will be released by Wise Grinds Records November 13.

Video Premiere: Intoxicated – “Yuck”

October 26, 2020

Floridian deathrash trio Intoxicated return with a blistering music video for their venom-spewing single “Yuck.”

Album Premiere: Vessel of Light – ‘Last Ride’

October 22, 2020

Vessel of Light‘s Last Ride is out tomorrow, October 23, but we’ve got the full LP for your earholes right now!

Full Album Stream: Swing Kids – ‘Anthology’

October 22, 2020

Listen to everything obscure punk noisemongers Swing Kids ever recorded, via Anthology!

Album Premiere: Junior Bruce – ‘Pray for Death’

October 21, 2020

Floridian sludgelords Junior Bruce return to prove they’re the headless kings of swamp metal with their Pray for Death LP.

Full EP Premiere: WAKE – ‘Confluence’

October 20, 2020

Canadian deathbringers WAKE never stay asleep for long. Surrender to blackened chaos by streaming their Confluence EP now.

Blast Worship: SkinWalkers

October 20, 2020

If you like your grind to sound like a bunch of rabies-infested rats attacking an electric guitar in your stepdad’s garage, then SkinWalkers just might be the band for you.

An Evening with Loud Night: The Mixtape

October 14, 2020

Current and former members of Ramming Speed, Battlemaster, Backstabbers Inc, and more unite to bring you an extremely Loud Night.

Track Premiere: Disrupted – “Chopped into Oblivion”

October 14, 2020

Swedeath savages Disrupted team up with LIK frontman Tomas Åkvik for their sharp-edged new single “Chopped into Oblivion.”