black metal

The Decibel Magazine Tour 2020 Issue of Decibel is Now Available

January 16, 2020

Advance copies of our annual Decibel Magazine Tour Issue, featuring an exclusive Temple of Void flexi disc, are here in extremely limited quantities.

EP Stream: Putrascension’s “The Obsidian Fog”

January 16, 2020

New Jersey’s Putrascension continues the state’s contradictory nature with their new EP.

Album Review: Midnight – ‘Rebirth by Blasphemy’

January 14, 2020

Midnight take their sacrilegious heavy metal earworms overground and to the next level.

Full Demo Stream: Waldgeflüster – ‘Stimmen im Wind 2020’

January 10, 2020

German black metal group Waldgeflüster rewrite history with the re-release of their 14-year old demo, re-recorded with real drums and bass guitar. Hear Stimmen im Wind 2020 in its entirety right now.

Track Premiere: Hot Graves – “Ruination Supremacy”

January 9, 2020

On their new EP Haunted Graves Floridian sonic extremists Hot Graves hit so hard it’s probably illegal in certain states. Hear what we mean on the exclusive premiere of this amalgamated grinder “Ruination Supremacy.”

Full Album Stream: Empire of the Moon – ‘Eclipse’

January 7, 2020

Obscure Greek stargazers Empire of the Moon return from their deep slumber with Eclipse, their second album of Hellenic metal mastery.

Track Premiere: Aethyrick – “Stellar Flesh”

January 3, 2020

Finnish black metal duo Aethyrick will soon release their powerful sophomore album upon a completely unsuspecting public. Check out this exclusive stream of this potent number right now and get ahead of the crowd on Gnosis

Track Premiere: Snorlax – “Encapsulated Apocalypse”

January 1, 2020

Don’t sleep on former Decibel demo faves Snorlax. Hear their new song “Encapsulated Apocalypse”

Exclusive Premiere: Inferno Requiem & Abigail split

December 31, 2019

It’s a clamorous clash of titans when Taiwanese black metal wolf Inferno Requiem takes on Japanese black street metal legends Abigail. Hear the full split in its entirety right here.

Ordeals: “We Will Seize Everything We Can”

December 27, 2019

New York’s Ordeals specializes in a certain kind of darkness. The band’s sound is an entrancing and at times terrifying blend of black metal and death metal.

Demo:listen: Nocturnal Prayer

December 27, 2019

This week Demo:listen finds itself in the black heart of northern darkness with Newfoundland’s Nocturnal Prayer.

10 Great Albums for Winter

December 20, 2019

The cold, grim, dark months are upon us. Prepare for your hibernation with 10 excellent albums filled with riffs, sythns and screams.

Snuff Out 2019 with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

December 18, 2019

Philadelphia label/distro Horror Pain Gore Death Productions release a free 42 song sampler to summarize their 2019 releases. It’s the soundtrack for the world’s end, just in time for the year’s end.

Track Premiere: Zifir – “Empire of Worms”

December 17, 2019

Menacing Turkish black metal trio Zifir invite us to the “Empire of Worms,” from their new album, Demoniac Ethics.

Track Premiere: Revenant Marquis “Ephebiphobia”

December 16, 2019

British black metal solo outfit Revenant Marquis haunt our very souls with new track, “Ephebiphobia,” off the group’s new full-length, Youth in Ribbons.

Genfærd Builds the Stairway to a Bloody “Hævnen”

December 13, 2019

Genfærd‘s new song is a melodic and melancholy work of danish black metal mastery from their upcoming new album due out in 2020.

Track Premiere: Vaeok “Souls Void”

December 9, 2019

American black metal duo Vaeok, featuring members of Sargeist, Kult ov Azazel, Nightbringer, Adaestuo and Demoncy, attack from the haunted cosmos on new self-titled EP.

Full Split Stream: Imprecation & Black Blood Invocation – ‘Diabolical Flames of the Ascended Plague’

December 6, 2019

Get ripped in half by this split of pure evil bestial black death between Texas legends of Satanic brutality Imprecation and Greek throne challengers Black Blood Invocation.

Demo:listen: Fayenne

December 6, 2019

This week Demo:listen promotes the righteous fury of Swedish black metal duo Fayenne.

Track Premiere: Haxandraok – “Ba’al Zel Bul at the Gates of NOX”

December 4, 2019

Black metal duo Haxandraok beckon Beezlebub in their entrancing new single “Ba’al Zel Bul at the Gates of NOX.”

Track Premiere: Fliege – “The Invisible Seam”

December 2, 2019

Jam this preview track from the forthcoming debut album from riff-driven Brooklyn-based industrial/black/heavy metal cinephiles Fliege.

Track Premiere: Mosaic – “The Devil’s Place”

November 29, 2019

The mystical and powerful Thuringian black metal magus Mosaic takes us to “The Devil’s Place” to prepare us for their impending debut full length, Secret Ambrosian Fire.

Track Premiere: Arkona – ‘Age of Capricorn’

November 25, 2019

It’s the dawn of a new age and Arkona are here to guide you.

Full Album Stream: Obsequiae – “The Palms of Sorrowed Kings”

November 19, 2019

Castle-metal fanatics, rejoice! The latest excellent offering from Obsequiae is here and streaming in its full glory here at Decibel.