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Track Premiere: Crypts of Despair – “Excruciating Weight”

March 11, 2021

Get crushed by the “Excruciating Weight” of Lithuanian death metal duskbringers Crypts of Despair. All Light Swallowed is out April 23rd.

Album Stream: Getting Tipsy on WitchTit’s “Intoxicating Lethargy”

March 11, 2021

Hear Intoxicating Lethargy, the debut album by not-as-cold-as-you’ve-been-led-to-believe doomsters WitchTit!

Exclusive Stream: Merauder — “94 Demo”

March 10, 2021

Revisit the apprentice killer days of metallic hardcore innovators Merauder.

Track by Track: Black Knife – ‘Murder Season’

March 10, 2021

Blackened scumpunks Black Knife just released their homicidal LP, Murder Season. Founding vocalist/guitarist Hellwulv describes its fury track by track.

Blast Worship: Regional Justice Center

March 9, 2021

Regional Justice Center’s sophomore full-length Crime and Punishment is our grinding face-peeler of the week.

Track Premiere: Zao – “Croatoan”

March 4, 2021

“This song is a vehicle for that feeling and relates it back to dissociation and being lost in strange dimensions and dreams.”

Blast Worship: Jarhead Fertilizer

March 2, 2021

Maryland grinders Jarhead Fertilizer emerge from six years of recording silence with Product of My Environment.

Track Premiere: Icon of Sin – “Icon of Sin”

March 1, 2021

Icon of Sin don’t want you for dead. But they’re gonna get you check out their eponymous new single of classic heavy metal from their forthcoming debut LP.

Earth Crisis To Release “Smash or Be Smashed” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

February 26, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, March 1 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from straight edge hardcore heroes Earth Crisis.

EP Premiere: Venomous — “Tribus”

February 24, 2021

Rising Brazilian melodic death metallers Venomous aren’t about to stay in their subgenre lane for this diverse, killer new EP.

Blast Worship: Socioclast

February 23, 2021

San Jose trio Socioclast unleash an early contender for grindcore album of the year on Carbonized.

Album Premiere: Coffin Mulch – ‘Septic Funeral’

February 22, 2021

“We really just wanted to write some classic death metal with horror-inspired lyrics, all without taking ourselves too seriously!”

Return of the (Hardcore) King: Parris Mayhew Summons “Chaos Magic”

February 17, 2021

Thirty years after summoning modern hardcore into existence with the Cro-Mags’ debut, Parris Mayhew is back with some new face-blasting alchemy.

Album Premiere: Upon the Altar – ‘Absid ab Ordine Luminis’

February 17, 2021

Polish hostiles Upon the Altar release their debut LP of devastating blackened death, Absid ab Ordine Luminis.

Blast Worship: Middle Days of Humanity

February 16, 2021

Middle Days of Humanity: think of them as the Empire Strikes Back of ridiculous-sounding goregrind.

Full Album Stream: Paranorm- “Empyrean”

February 15, 2021

Decibel is pleased to present, for the thrashing-mad among us, an exclusive stream of the debut album from Sweden’s Paranorm.

Paysage d’Hiver Announces New Album, Releases “Bluet”

February 11, 2021

Wintherr is ready to unleash another storm of cold black metal brilliance! Check out “Bluet” from Paysage d’Hiver‘s upcoming album.

Track Premiere and Interview: Oryx – “Misery”

February 11, 2021

Downtuned Denver sludge trio Oryx cast shadows and break bones with their new sledgehammer of a single, “Misery.”

Album Premiere: Greylock and BEDTIMEMAGIC – ‘Split’

February 10, 2021

Boston comrades Greylock and BEDTIMEMAGIC join forces for a split album of sludgy bedlam from Tor Johnson Records.

Stream the New Split EP From Great Falls and Throes

February 9, 2021

A pair of two of the Northwest’s most crushing bands team up for a new split on Dropping Bombs.

Blast Worship: Pari’sya

February 9, 2021

German blasters Pari’sya drop just a hint of Scandinavian blackness into their debut EP, SOG.

The Plague Rages So Mike DiSalvo, Friends Rip On This Napalm Death Cover

February 8, 2021

Death metal vocal king Mike DiSalvo and members of Mercurial and Misery Index team up to to record a ripping cover of Napalm Death’s Fear, Emptiness, Despair classic.

Valentine’s Day Subscription Special: Get Two Free Issues of Decibel: This Weekend Only!

February 5, 2021

Decibel‘s Bloody Valentine’s Day Sale starts NOW, but it ends Monday at 12pm EST, so bust a move if you want TWO FREE ISSUES!

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Tefnut Blackout

February 3, 2021

Tefnut is an ongoing collaboration series between Richmond’s The Veil and Swedish nomad brewing operation Omnipollo that offers radical reinterpretations of fruited gose. This one gose to 11… almost.

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School: Metal Musicians Reveal Their High School Bands: Part 2

February 3, 2021

Members of Eyehategod, Darkest Hour, KEN mode, Possessed and more discuss the humble beginnings of their first high school bands.

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.