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Album Stream: Cast the Stone “Empyrean Atrophy” & Q&A With Mark Kloeppel

August 30, 2018

American underground death metal supergroup Cast The Stone meld different schools of Swedish death metal to form new EP, Empyrean Atrophy.

Video Premiere: Varathron ‘Remnants of the Dark Testament’

June 14, 2018

Veteran Greek black metallers premiere new controversial video for “Remnants of the Dark Testament.”

Full Album Stream: Usurpress “Interregnum”

February 22, 2018

Swedish death metal kings Usurpress bestow the strange and the heavy on new album, Interregnum.

STREAMING: Azarath “Annhiliation (Smite All the Illusions)” + Q&A

March 7, 2017

Azarath, formed by Inferno in 1998, has released an impressive array of technically proficient, religiously fervent (against Christianity) death metal over the course of 16 years. The group’s newest album, In Extremis, yet again proves why Poland, of all Eastern European countries, is at the forefront of the death metal movement.

STREAMING: Deranged “Shivers Down Your Broken Spine”

October 17, 2016

There’s death metal. And there’s brutal death metal. While the line, for most laymen, is either blurred or non-existent, things ramp up quickly when Sweden’s Deranged feel like an album’s due. There’s death metal and then there’s Deranged! Five years in the making, following 2011’s barbaric Cut Carve Rip Serve, Deranged’s new album, Struck By A Murderous Siege, finds the Swedes in full-on rage mode. Throughout the group’s untethered ninth album, they bark rabidly and relentlessly, as if there’s no concept of an “off” switch.

Björn Pettersson (In Mourning) interviewed

May 16, 2016

** Sweden’s In Mourning are one of the country’s most unsung death metal acts–melodic, if you’re looking for an additional qualifier. Formed in 2000, the band took a good eight years before inking a deal with Norwegian indie Aftermath Music. Two years later, In Mourning dropped Monolith on the Pulverised label to great acclaim. But it wouldn’t be until 2012’s The Weight of Oceans where the Swedes found their sound and audience. Moored by the indomitable “A Vow to Conquer the Ocean”, In Mourning’s third album crushed Year End Lists and set the stage for In Mourning to take on the mantle Opeth left behind on the Heritage effort. Well, In Mourning have returned with Afterglow, an album four years in the making. With the drummer Daniel Liljekvist (ex-Katatonia) and a pack of killer songs in “Below Rise To The Above”, “Fire and Ocean”, and 10-minute monster “The Grinning Mist”. Decibel found guitarist Björn Pettersson prepping for the release of Afterglow.

STREAMING: Glorior Belli “Satanists Out Of Cosmic Jail” + 5 Questions With Billy Bayou

April 25, 2016

Glorior Belli‘s flipped black metal’s atavistic script not once but six times since forming in 2002. Leader and intrepid boundary breaker Billy Bayou (notice it’s not stolen from Tolkien) has taken Glorior Belli into the bowels of Satan’s celestial abyss and back, with such notable releases as Manifesting the Raging Beast and The Great Southern Darkness serving as Bayou’s malign vehicle. Decibel is darkly pleased to present brand new Glorior Belli track, “Satanists Out Of Cosmic Jail”, from new album, Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes), along with a few Qs answered by Bayou from his throne atop the blackest black.

STREAMING: October Tide “Nursed by the Cold”

March 17, 2016

“This song represents the album quite well and what October Tide is all about,” says vocalist Alexander Högbom. “It breathes the coldness of Grey Dawn and mixes it with the present. It’s 100% October Tide”

Streaming: Infernal War’s “No Forgiveness”

March 23, 2015

Poland’s Infernal War has been relatively quiet for the better part of a decade. The band is about to release their new full-length album Axiom via Agonia Records. Here’s their take: “Axiom is the essence of Infernal War. At the same time, it’s not a copy of our previous works. The new material is more…

Full Album Stream: Stench – Venture

September 29, 2014

It might not be “pungent” stench but plain Stench will do just fine, too. Decibel backed the initial offering from this Swedish death metal trio and we’re streaming their second album Venture, available October 7 in the United States. Venture is the follow up to the debut In Putrescence, but it’s been about four years…

VIDEO PREMIERE: THE MOTH GATHERER “A Falling Deity”

March 25, 2013

Courtesy of the good people of Agonia Records, welcome to what is definitely the closest the Deciblog gets to a red carpet event: The Internet premiere of Swedish experimental post-metallers The Moth Gatherer’s video for “Falling Deity”. The track is culled from their forthcoming debut LP, Bright Celestial Light, a dynamic and genre-unspecific album that…