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Track Premiere: Seized Up – “Marching Down the Spiral”

February 3, 2021

Californian supergroup Seized Up deck you with an uppercut of hardcore punk in the upcoming EP’s title track, “Marching Down the Spiral.”

Blast Worship: Maxxpower

February 2, 2021

Get fully amped on Canadian powerviolence bashers MAXXPOWER

Here Are 35 Great Metal Albums You May Have Missed in 2020

January 27, 2021

Because we’re not even a full month into 2021 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 35 more from 2020 to chew on.

Full Stream: Bleach Everything — “Bound/Cured”

January 27, 2021

Bleach Everything breaks on through to the other side on the avant punk hardcore masterpiece Bound/Cured.

Album Premiere: The Ruins of Beverast – ‘The Thule Grimoires’

January 27, 2021

The Ruins of Beverast emerge from the fog of a new year with their sixth LP of cerebral blackened doom, The Thule Grimoires.

Blast Worship: Guilt Dispenser

January 26, 2021

Los Angeles grinders Guilt Dispenser are our blasting band of the week.

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Revulsion and The Ruins of Beverast

January 22, 2021

Our cooped up correspondent pecks on a pair underground death and black metal underground faves in his latest new release preview.

UPDATE: Metal & Beer Fest: Philly Has Been Rescheduled

January 22, 2021

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has been officially rescheduled for September 25-26, 2021 at Fillmore Philly. Tickets for the original 2020 festival dates will automatically be valid for the new dates.

Brutal Renaissance: Rich Thurston (ex-Terror/Blood Has Been Shed) Talks Raising Up the High End Hardcore of Lowest

January 20, 2021

Ex-Terror/Culture lifer Rich Thurston talks Lowest, Treason, and lessons from fighting MMA and playing in Blood Has Been Shed.

Blast Worship: Bas Rotten

January 19, 2021

Can you take a punch from Portuguese crossover killers Bas Rotten?

Streaming: Kyle Ball (Wake) Covers Earth A.D. Black Metal Style

January 18, 2021

Wake vocalist Kyle Ball and friends reimagine A.D: Earth from a blackened punk aesthetic.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Coolship Red

January 15, 2021

Allagash Brewing Company’s Coolship Red lambic is a nectar made by mortals, fit for the gods.

Track Premiere: Belushi Speed Ball — “Captain Planet Can’t Stop Us”

January 13, 2021

A green superhero sees red on Louisville crossover thrash sluggers Belushi Speed Ball‘s latest high-octane jam.

Album Premiere: Coffins – ‘Defilements’

January 13, 2021

Japanese death crust hellbringers Coffins release a savage two-hour compilation of rancid rarities on Defilement.

King Diamond – “Them”

January 5, 2021

Amid all the now-legendary albums of 1988, one ridiculously awesome effort stands out from the rest. That album is King Diamond’s third solo LP, “Them”. Welcome back (home) to the Hall of Fame, Grandma.

Blast Worship: Squashed Beef

January 5, 2021

Connecticut crew Squashed Beef are low on drama, high on blasts and burger puns.

Video Premiere: Left to Vanish – “Pity”

December 30, 2020

Venture into the darkness to watch the music video from metalcore throne-smashers Left to Vanish. Stream their new single “Pity” now.

Blast Worship’s Top 20 Grindcore Songs of 2020

December 29, 2020

2020 is (almost) fucking dead! Long live the best blasting bits of 2020!

Radical Sonic Formulas: Swiss Metallic Hardcore Trailblazers Knut Reissue “Leftovers”

December 23, 2020

Knut‘s noisy metallic hardcore “leftovers” are tastier than most extreme music main courses.

Album Premiere and Interview: Transilvania – ‘Of Sleep and Death’

December 23, 2020

Sink your fangs into the morbid majesty of Of Sleep and Death, the furious new LP from Austrian black metal nightbringers Transilvania.

Deck the Hails Part II: The Revenge of Neill Jameson’s Christmas Playlist

December 21, 2020

Four years after the original installment, Neill Jameson returns and sounds off on the Christmas season and gives you the gift of holiday playlists.

Track Premiere: Grabunhold “In Tiefen Verliesen”

December 21, 2020

German black metallers Grabunhold launch new track, “In Tiefen Verliesen,” off new album Heldentod. Only at Decibel!

Exsul’s Debut EP Unleashes an Inferno of Terror

December 18, 2020

Tucson, Arizona’s Exsul have arrived on the scene with a masterful witch’s brew of doom, death and black metal darkness.

‘Heavy Metal Movies’ Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Passes Away

December 17, 2020

Decibel mourns the loss of Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of a pair of modern classics for Bazillion Points, Heavy Metal Movies and Teen Movie Hell.

Track Premiere: Acid Womb – ‘The Woods’

December 15, 2020

Ontario based two-piece Acid Womb grapple with the impact of PTSD on their new Grief EP.