Video Premiere: MORDIAN Pays Tribute to Bathory’s “Ring of Gold”
March 22, 2023 Sean Frasier
Follow the raven and listen to Chicago-based gothic folk artist Mordian pay tribute to Bathory’s “Ring of Gold.”
Top Five Bathory Albums That Changed My Life With Havukruunu
November 30, 2020 Chris Dick
Finnish black metallers Havukruunu list the Top 5 Bathory albums that changed their lives. Blood, fire, death!
Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Apocalyptic Raids’ vs. ‘Bathory’
September 24, 2020 Greg Pratt
It’s Hellhammer vs. Bathory in the ultimate 1984 battle of extremity.
Dani Filth’s Top 5 Songs Inspired by Elizabeth Bathory
February 14, 2019 Emily Bellino
Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth shares his top five songs inspired by the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory.
Feel the Heat: The Top 10 Songs About Burning
August 3, 2018 J. Andrew
It’s August. It’s really hot outside. So hot that it BURNS. Burning is pretty metal though, right? So here’s ten great songs about burning!
Feral House to Release Black Metal Coloring Book
July 25, 2018 Emily Bellino
Color in your dozens of black metal-inspired art with this new coloring book from Feral House.
For Those About to Squawk: Aura Noir, Graveyard, Goat Worship
April 13, 2018 Blake Harrison
Our resident birdbrains pecks on new titles from Goat Worship, Graveyard and Aura Noir.
Top Ten Black-Thrash Albums by Steve Jansson (Daeva)
December 6, 2017 Joseph Schafer
Steve Jansson (Crypt Sermon, Trenchrot, Daeva) discusses his top 10 black-thrash albums with Decibel.
R.I.P. Stig Börje “Boss” Forsberg (1944-2017)
October 2, 2017 Chris Dick
The passing of Black Mark Production’s Stig Börje “Boss” Forsberg is remembered, along with the publication of Forsberg’s last-ever words on Bathory’s Under the Sign of the Black Mark.
Top 5 Worst Bathory Songs (Of The Black Metal Era)
June 26, 2017 Chris Dick
Sacred cows have been slain before. They’ll be slain again. Today, we’re not butchering yet another divine bovine (not in total, we’d be nuts and in poor taste), but rather turning the tables on last week’s Bathory post, where we unsheath our Bathory collection (from 1984’s Bathory to 1988’s Blood Fire Death) listening for Quorthon’s sonic hell-born warts.
Top 5 Bathory Songs (Post-Twilight of the Gods)
June 19, 2017 Chris Dick
Lists polarize. There, we said it. We’re click-baiting just like the big guns. Other websites lede (yes, lede) with must-click, must-share titles like: “Killswitch Engage Caught On Tape Stealing Soilwork Roadmap” or “Burzum’s Varg Launches Role-Playing Game” (well, that actually happened) or “Ozzy’s Six-Decade Sex Addiction — All The Sordid Details Inside!” Here at Decibel, we care enough to bait you with things like The Top 5 Bathory Songs… After Twilight of the Gods.
10 Great Albums From 1987
April 7, 2017 J. Andrew
A year is just a year. But oh what a year it was: Death, Napalm Death, Mayhem, Bathory, Sodom, Anthrax and more!
Track Premiere: Scum – ‘I Am Messiah’
November 21, 2016 Emily Bellino
Scum recorded Garden of Shadows 20 years ago. It never saw the light of day, but now it has been unearthed and prepared for release.
Justify Your Shitty Taste: Bathory “Requiem”
October 4, 2016 Neill Jameson
Put down the Yellow Goat pressing of the first Bathory album you paid $500 for on eBay, and spend some time with the overlooked gem that is Requiem.
Die in Hell!: Author Lewis Dimmick Uncovers Hardcore Hero Tom Capone’s Mutilated Metal Roots
September 30, 2014 Shawn Macomber
Last year we excerpted a couple selections from Lewis Dimmick’s excellent book This Music over at the Metalnomicon. He came back not long ago to take us behind the scenes of hardcore megaliths Sheer Terror. Today he returns with another great guest essay on Beyond/Quicksand guitarist Tom Capone’s metal roots and his uber-brutal Mutilator fanzine……
STREAMING: Mystifier “Wicca”
February 10, 2014 Jonathan Horsley
It’s time to go back, folks. It’s time to wade way, way back into the primordial ooze and sift out a hallowed blast from the past in this exclusive album stream of GreyHaze Records’ reissue of Mystifier’s Wicca. The Brazilian black metal legends released Wicca in 1992, and although it has been rereleased a handful…
Repulsion cover Bathory’s “The Reaper” with Pelle Åhman
May 23, 2013 Chris Dick
Things always come full circle. And when they do it’s either super-rad or pretty depressing. For Repulsion’s first visit to Stockholm, Sweden, it’s super-rad. Why? Let’s just say, the extremely extremes of Sweden’s early metal scene influenced Flint, Michigan’s grindcore/death metal revolutionaries Repulsion and, in turn, the dudes from the city whose motto is “Strong,…
Black Metal At The Pickle Barrel: A Night With Quorthon
April 17, 2013 Justin Norton
If you spend enough time on the Internet you begin to think that most readers visit sites just to stir the proverbial shit pot. But occasionally the Web will serve up something so delightful and unexpected that it validates the whole premise of connecting the world and equipping the population with tools to allow them…
“Black Mark” Turns 25, Daniel Ekeroth Reflects
May 11, 2012 Andrew Bonazelli
Bathory’s Under the Sign of the Black Mark turns a whopping 25 years old today. To honor the landmark, Swedish Death Metal author Daniel Ekeroth parallels his adolescence with the band’s inimitable path. TO GROW UP WITH BATHORY by Daniel Ekeroth As a young teen, I could probably have been caught up in any kind…
Fenriz (Isengard, Darkthrone) interviewed
January 25, 2012 Chris Dick
How does the commentary track thing work? Are you talking over the music in real-time or is the commentary track spliced in after it’s finalized? Fenriz: Lord have mercy! Just listening to Viking’s Do or Die album from ‘87 on vinyl and starting the interview. Well, it works like a commentary track on a movie—I…