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Full Album Stream: Tomb Mold – “Manor of Infinite Forms”

June 4, 2018

Graveyard-dwelling death metal quartet Tomb Mold unleash their pulverizing new album, Manor of Infinite Forms.

Win or Learn: 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media Square Up for Migration Fest II

March 9, 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the pit… Migration Fest returns…

Khemmis in the Studio to Record New Album for Late Summer Release

November 3, 2017

Decibel faves Khemmis announce new album to be recorded in January for a late summer release.

Spirit Adrift’s Nate Garrett Talks New Album Plus Metallica

October 30, 2017

Doom metal sensation Spirit Adrift discuss new album, Curse of Conception, along with the bands — like Metallica — who served as influences.

Seventh Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

October 24, 2017

Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur and Khemmis unite for metal media leader’s latest North American campaign this February. Tickets on sale Friday, October 27 at 10am local time.

Track Premiere: Spirit Adrift – ‘Starless Age (Enshrined)’

August 28, 2017

What may be the doom album of 2017 is coming in October, but you can hear a brand new track from it right now.

VBERKVLT Instagram challenge wants metalheads to post their vinyl for prizes

June 1, 2017

VBERKVLT have a new Instagram contest happening that involves metal, vinyl, you, and prizes. We caught up with the man behind it all to find out the details.

Witch Vomit

May 30, 2017

Poisoned Blood
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble
dB rating: 8/10

Track Premiere: Raise High a “Chalice of Pus” for Extremity

March 7, 2017

Coming straight out the Bay Area, meet 2017’s insurmountable death metal triumphator: Extremity. We’ve secured an exclusive premiere of “Chalice of Pus,” arguably the best track on Extremity’s debut album, Extremely Fucking Dead. So get dead with this exclusive premiere, plus an interview with Extremity’s guitarist/vocalist Marissa Martinez-Hoadley and bassist Erika Osterhout.

The Ominous Circle talk debut album and reasons for anonymity

January 19, 2017

Portuguese death metal crew The Ominous Circle are a mysterious bunch, so we caught up with them just before their debut LP drops to try to make some sense out of it all.

The Ominous Circle

January 9, 2017

Appalling Ascension
Dark matters
dB rating: 8/10

Doomsters Khemmis Unveil ‘Three Gates’ & Inch Closer to Greatness

September 8, 2016

Stop what you’re doing and listen to the latest song from from Khemmis‘ forthcoming album Hunted. You can thank us later. 

Live and Direct: An Interview with Mizmor’s A.L.N.

July 21, 2016

This August, Portland-based multi-instrumentalist A.L.N. will bring his one-man black/doom metal project, Mizmor, to the stage for the very first time at Migration Fest in Olympia, Washington. We caught up with A.L.N. to talk about the process of transitioning Mizmor into a live band, the challenges that come with creating music by yourself and the finer points of rehearsal room tomfoolery.

INTERVIEW: Jackson Heath of Lycus

November 4, 2013

Lycus’ debut was one of the best doom albums to leak long-form misery over 2013. A disconsolate epic, Tempest is an album that was thrown up around the desolate heart of a funeral doom sound so dense that it has its own bleak gravity hauling influences from black and death metal, drone and krautrock into…

PREVIEW || Check out a couple of tracks from Alarich/Atriarch split LP

March 9, 2012

We are well aware that it’s Friday but press pause on the celebratory Van Halen for like 10 minutes or something (some unfortunates have to work the weekend, y’know) because we’ve got some crucial FYI for fans of the noir melancholia of doom, death rock. Atriarch and Alaric have a split out in April 17th…

INTERVIEW: OAKLAND RIFF TITANS BRAINOIL END THE DROUGHT

August 5, 2011

Spare a thought for all those hardy underground searchlights who’d been holding their breath waiting for Oakland, CA power-trio Brainoil to follow up the riff ‘n’ tumble of 2003’s superlative self-titled debut. They will have been dead and buried now, asphyxiated, gone purple in the cheek from the eight-year stretch when bassist/vocalist Greg Wilkinson, guitarist/vocalist…

Something for the weekend: Vastum’s sexy NWOSDM Q&A, The Redux

July 29, 2011

Until interviewing Bay Area old-school nasties Vastum for dB #82, I thought metal’s attitude to man’s carnal desires extended just to the more is more philosophy of take it when you can get it, and like Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach was probably right when he said that sex addiction is one of the healthier addictions,…