August 3, 2022 Shawn Macomber
The new metal-centered graphic novel series Gods of Brutality answers the question, “What if Clive Barker wrote a story inspired by Manowar?”
July 6, 2022 Shawn Macomber
Metalhead professor and author Dean Swinford closes his Death Metal Epic trilogy with a tornado or riffs, souls, and apocalyptic fire.
May 25, 2022 Shawn Macomber
A deluxe reissue of hardcore legend Porcell‘s early 90s zine “War on Illusion” remains an edifying and subversive document of a searching scene in intellectual as well as musical flux.
February 23, 2022 Dutch Pearce
Interstellar death metal heroes Blood Incantation reconfigure the Stargate with a daring, almost exclusively synth-driven departure.
September 21, 2021 Shawn Macomber
The seminal sonic slaying of Deadguy gets the documentary treatment just ahead of the classic lineup’s first show in more than a quarter century at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest.
August 18, 2021 Shawn Macomber
DARE deserve to be spoken of in the same breath as Rotting Out, Mizery, Incendiary and others at the vanguard of hardcore.
August 12, 2021 Nick Green
Maybe Deafheaven‘s shocking shoegaze departure on Infinite Granite isn’t all that shocking after all
July 19, 2021 Jonathan Horsley
British black/death immolators Craven Idol deliver Decibel‘s album of the week via Forked Tongues.
June 28, 2021 Sean Frasier
We welcome back black/death/existential pain machine Withered with their first new album in five years.
June 1, 2021 Kevin Stewart-Panko
Max Cavalera and son Igor spend some quality father-son time together, along with Khemmis/Black Curse drummer Zach Coleman.
May 5, 2021 Shawn Macomber
A revelatory new documentary on metal-tinged progressive hardcore outfit Beyond lives up to the band’s moniker.
April 21, 2021 Decibel Magazine
Alexi “Wild Child” Laiho takes his final bow with Bodom After Midnight.
April 15, 2021 Forrest Pitts
With the addition of the legendary Erik Rutan, Cannibal Corpse reconquer the death metal throne on Violence Unimagined.
February 1, 2021 Andrew Bonazelli
Post-metalgaze favorites Cult of Luna return with nearly an LP’s worth of an EP.
January 12, 2021 Kevin Stewart-Panko
The legacy of the late Erik Lindmark is at the center of the new Deeds of Flesh LP, Nucleus.
January 7, 2021 Joseph Schafer
Fort Worth’s Frozen Soul deliver a stone cold case of death metal on their debut LP Crypt of Ice.
November 19, 2020 Adem Tepedelen
Everything you need to know about the history of Pacific Northwest Metal in one tidy 900-page book.
November 16, 2020 Chris Dick
Melodic Swedish death metal heroes Dark Tranquillity return with their first new studio LP in four years.
October 13, 2020 Chris Dick
Over 25 years after their highwater mark, U.K. death dealer Benediction finally transcend the rubicon once more.
September 21, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Bristol, U.K. trio Svalbard didn’t merely make a better record than 2018’s solid It’s Hard to Have Hope, but delivered the first truly great album of their career.
September 14, 2020 Justin Norton
Extreme music legends Napalm Death return with the unintended soundtrack to the cruelest summer
September 10, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Thirty years ago Anthrax released the thrash metal apotheosis Persistence of Time, a timeless record which remains as beguiling and potent as ever.
August 24, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Bay area death metallers Necrot return with a sophomore leveler for the ages
July 6, 2020 Raoul Hernandez
Texas black metal crew Skeleton will get your bones shaking.
June 29, 2020 Dutch Pearce
Ramona, CA’s Voidceremony‘s long-awaited first full length album, Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel may be the death metal debut of the year.
April 1, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Chicago crushers Like Rats don’t look back on Death Monolith.
March 23, 2020 Justin Norton
Detroit Death/doom dealers Temple of the Void rise to greatness on album No. 3.
March 5, 2020 Decibel Magazine
On with the Twitter follower count, and the new Body Count album, Carnivore.
February 10, 2020 Dutch Pearce
Godthrymm deliver the doom debut of the year with Reflections.
January 31, 2020 Blake Harrison
The Hatebeak frontbird pecks up steam with some hardcore, doom and black metal release action.