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Track and Video Premiere: Finntroll – “Mask”

September 3, 2020

Blackened folk metal rogues Finntroll are back from studio hibernation. Welcome them back by watching the hallucinatory video for “Mask.”

Track Premiere: Axeslasher — “Intro/The Axeslasher (Live)”

September 2, 2020

Killer Denver, Colorado horror metal outfit Axeslasher reemerges from the shadows with a wild and nasty new live album.

Track Premiere: Sadistic Embodiment – “Phantom Tormentor”

September 2, 2020

Canadian death metal executioners Sadistic Embodiment unleash unseen terror with their new single “Phantom Tormentor.”

Blast Worship: Audiotrauma

September 1, 2020

Peruvians blasters Audiotrauma ride the crushing wave of South American grindcore dominance

Celebrating Riley Gale With Decibel’s Power Trip Cover Story From 2019

August 28, 2020

We pay tribute to Power Trip’s Riley Gale with our cover story to the sold-out February 2019 issue of Decibel.

Album Premiere and Interview: Hinayana – ‘Death of the Cosmic’

August 27, 2020

Austin-based melodic death/doom dawnbringers Hinayana seek enlightenment in a brutalist hellscape on their Death of the Cosmic EP.

Take a Rocket Ride to the Extremely Extreme Side of “Planet Wax”

August 26, 2020

Blood on Black Wax authors Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas are back with another tome on vinyl soundtrack mayhem, Planet Wax — and we’ve got your heavy metal pairings for it.

Album Premiere: Frostvore – ‘Drowned by Blood’

August 26, 2020

Japanese reapers Frostvore flood your lungs with Swedeath gore on their debut LP Drowned by Blood.

Blast Worship: Human Obliteration

August 25, 2020

Sactown duo Human Obliteration are an ode to early ’90s skate-punk, a la Suicidal Tendencies, except with, you know, blast beats.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Through the Brambles

August 21, 2020

Through the Brambles – the inaugural release from SweetWater’s the Woodlands Project—is a stunning blackberry sour aged in oak barrels for 12 years.

Track and Video Premiere: En Minor – “Mausoleums”

August 20, 2020

Philip H. Anselmo’s crestfallen Southern Gothic collective En Minor unveil the video for haunting album opener “Mausoleums.”

Catching Up With Rob Fusco

August 19, 2020

Amongst many other things, former One King Down and Most Precious Blood frontman Rob Fusco discusses his new project, Take Life

Demonic Roadies & Killer Riffs: How Punk Rock Horror Comedy “Uncle Peckerhead” Got Its Jams

August 19, 2020

Philadelphia riff-slinger extraordinaire Jeff Riddle and writer/director Matthew John Lawrence talk their extremely extreme rock n’ roll gore-fest Uncle Peckerhead.

Track Premiere: Darkened – “1000 Years”

August 19, 2020

Eagerly anticipated death metal collective Darkened drag you through a perilous nightmare in their new single “1000 Years.”

Blast Worship: Snarler

August 18, 2020

Nova Scotia trio Snarler deliver a bit of the ol’ ultra grindviolence.

Ontario doom-duo Vile Creature host interactive record-release concert tonight!

August 14, 2020

Glory, Glory! The Vile Creature interactive live stream adventure/performance goes TONIGHT!

Darker Than Darker Than Black: U.S. Black Metal Artist Galdr Rages Against Fascism

August 13, 2020

Draugr, the multi-instrumentalist of the U.S. black metal bands Galdr, Ancalagon and Obscurum, pens an op-ed on his anti-racist political awakening in underground black metal.

Track Premiere: Vulnere — “And They Fall”

August 12, 2020

Rising Portland, Oregon death metallers Vulnere mine some of the greatest extremely extreme ore of yore for killer track “And They Fall.”

Track Premiere: The Infernal Sea – “Befallen Order”

August 12, 2020

Black metal plaguewielders The Infernal Sea continue their unholy crusade with the ripping new single “Befallen Order.”

Blast Worship: Ixias

August 11, 2020

Find out why D.C. grind duo Ixias are the first double-dip in Blast Worship history.

Video Premiere: Intoxicated – ‘Walled’

August 10, 2020

When it’s time crossover death/thrash, Florida’s Intoxicated will crossover death/thrash hard.

Miss ’90s Alt-Metal? Then Get to Know Narrow Head

August 10, 2020

’90s fans, Narrow Head are here so you no longer need to pretend that any of the Helmet, Quicksand or Smashing Pumpkins reunion material is actually good.

Decibel Is Looking for an Extremely Extreme App Developer

August 10, 2020

Do you develop apps/type code with one hand while putting up the horns with the other? Get in touch right away!

Podcast “Y’all Can Stay At My Place” Keeps Tour Life Real

August 7, 2020

The new podcast hosted by members of Rosetta and Constants hears from members of Oxbow, Intronaut and several others about wonderful, horrible, mundane life of a touring musician.

Album Premiere and Interview: Vassafor – ‘To the Death’

August 5, 2020

New Zealand black metal duo Vassafor conjure demons and new plagues on their new uncompromising masterpiece To the Death.

Track Premiere: Fawn Limbs ‘The Vermin Massif’

August 4, 2020

Mathgrind/noise trio Fawn Limbs unveil the first track from their forthcoming LP, Sleeper Vessels. Hold on to your faces!

#SaveOurStages: Take Action to Save Independent Venues

August 4, 2020

Independent venues need our help. Tell your legislator to #SaveOurStages.

Blast Worship: Houkago Grind Time

August 4, 2020

Ripped to Shreds main man Andrew Lee gets his blast on with Houkago Grind Time

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Dark Truth Stout

July 31, 2020

You can’t handle the truth. You want answers?! Reach for a bottle of Boulevard Brewing Co‘s Dark Truth Stout