Bathory

Top Ten Black-Thrash Albums by Steve Jansson (Daeva)

December 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…