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Haunting: OSDM-Style Demo Back From the Dead

April 20, 2018

Check out “Beyond Death,” from the upcoming reissue of Haunting’s 2014 demo. OSDM done the way it should be: great vocals, great riffs, no nonsense.

Track Premiere: Verwoed – ‘De Val’

April 17, 2018

Stream a new song from Verwoed ahead of their Roadburn performance.

Panopticon: A Band Where the Epic Riffs Still Play

April 13, 2018

Austin Lunn has always been bold. On his latest double-album release, Panopticon’s various elements are allowed to truly soar to the heights of their black metal, post-rock, country and folk glory.

Track Premiere: Amarok – ‘VIII Skeleton’

April 12, 2018

Amarok are well on their way to becoming masters of sprawling, droning doom if the first single from Devoured is any indication.

Full Album Stream: Death Engine – “Place Noire”

April 12, 2018

In 2015 Death Engine released Mud, undoubtedly one of the best records that year and a high-water mark in noiserock that no one would feel confident trying to top. But while I’ve only sat with Place Noire for a couple days, goddamn it feels like they may have done it. Over the course of six tracks…

Hellrad Vs. The Hack: Debating Reviews, Coverage and Metal Journalism

April 12, 2018

After their appearance in a recent Throw Me a Frickin’ Bone column, Philly’s Hellrad sent a none-too-pleased-with-you email to Decibel HQ. This opened a broader discussion about the different frustrations experienced by journalists and indie bands.

Smoulder’s Doom Epic “Voyage of the Sun Chaser”

April 11, 2018

An interview with and song premiere of Toronto doom outfit Smoulder, whose debut cassette ‘The Sword Woman’ will be released on, you guessed it, 4/20.

Hails From the Thousand Lakes: Vermilia

April 6, 2018

Check out the lyric-video for “Vedestä Vieraantunut,” from Finland’s own Vermilia.

Track Premiere: Svederna – ‘Har Av Hin’

April 5, 2018

Black metal outfit Svederna take aim at western civilization on their latest release.