black metal

Album Premiere: Golgata – ‘Tempel’

November 25, 2020

Swedish black metal duo Golgata anonymously wield scorched melodies on their mesmerizing sophomore record, Tempel.

‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Now In Stock, Final Excerpt Revealed!

November 24, 2020

Read our second and final book excerpt, this time focusing on the early days of American black metal cult legends Profanatica, and order your copy of USBM now.

Darkthrone’s ‘A Blaze in the Northern Sky’ Honored By the National Library of Norway

November 23, 2020

As part of it’s “Enlightened” exhibition, Norway’s national library has honored Darkthrone‘s classic album.

Album Premiere: Horncrowned – ‘Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer)’

November 18, 2020

Colombian black metal squadron Horncrowned unleash their new album of demonic warfare, the Armageddon-beckoning Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer).

Many Suffer, Featuring ex-My Dying Bride Guitarist Calvin Robertshaw, Unveil New Blacked Doom Track

November 16, 2020

Hear “The Trees Die Standing,” the first officially released material from Calvin Robertshaw’s (ex-My Dying Bride) black/doom project Many Suffer.

Album Premiere: Black Mold – The Inheritance of Evil

November 13, 2020

An accursed relic of the Portuguese underground, hear Black Mold’s debut full-length of evil black/thrash before it’s out next week.

‘USBM’ Author Daniel Lake Guests on Gimme Metal’s ‘Metal Matters’ Podcast!

November 10, 2020

Daniel Lake sits down with Tombs frontman and ‘Metal Matters’ podcast host Mike Hill to discuss the process of assembling the new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal.

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Sodom, Tombs and Witchwood

November 6, 2020

Our cooped up correspondent pecks on thrash metal legends, U.S. black metal’s unsung heroes and, um, a flute rock.

Track Premiere: Sarvekas – “The Sacred Hour of the Hunt”

November 2, 2020

Wolf-blooded Finnish black metal duo Sarvekas guide us through woodland feeding grounds in their new single, “The Sacred Hour of the Hunt.”

Album Premiere: Shagor – Sotteklugt

October 28, 2020

Hear Dutch black metal band Shagor‘s Sotteklugt in advance of its Friday release on Babylon Doom Cult Records.

Track Premiere: Northern Curse — “Ceremony of Loss”

October 28, 2020

New Hampshire black metal tectonic plate shifters Northern Curse erupt once again after a three years deep underground.

Read an Exclusive Book Excerpt from ‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’

October 28, 2020

This exclusive from Decibel‘s new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, explores the misogynist and racist behavior and other character flaws of some of USBM’s most prominent artists.  

Interview: Photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses “Daughters of Darkness”

October 27, 2020

Heavy metal photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses his upcoming photo book of corpse painted nude portraits, Daughters of Darkness.

Video Premiere: Soothing – ‘Used X’

October 20, 2020

The new blackened crust duo featuring members of Trash Talk, Alpha & Omega and A Storm of Light is anything but Soothing.

Track Premiere: Shaidar Logoth – “Anguish Cradle”

October 20, 2020

Wake up screaming in “Anguish Cradle,” from Chapter III: The Void God, the forthcoming full-length by black-cloaked USBM duo Shaidar Logoth.

Full EP Premiere: WAKE – ‘Confluence’

October 20, 2020

Canadian deathbringers WAKE never stay asleep for long. Surrender to blackened chaos by streaming their Confluence EP now.

‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Book Pre-Order Available NOW!

October 16, 2020

USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, the new 544-page hardcover from Decibel Books featuring a foreword from Tom Gabriel Warrior, is available for pre-order now.

Goth Gorgon’s Top 5 Life Events After Mörk Gryning Disbanded

October 12, 2020

Mörk Gryning mastermind Goth Gorgon reveals the Top 5 things he did after he and co-conspirator Draakh Kimera split from their black metal beast in 2004.

Album Premiere: Ritual Suicide – Nocturnal Haematolagnia

October 7, 2020

Now-dead Ukranian black metal cult Ritual Suicide leave us a terrifying departing gift. Hear Nocturnal Haematolagnia, the band’s final album, in its entirety now.

Track Premiere: Yaotl Mictlan – “Tezcatlipoca – Espejo Relumbrante”

October 6, 2020

Yaotl Mictlan‘s latest effort is a mystical example of pre-Christian belief expressed through the black metal vehicle.

Track Premiere: Isolert – “Light … Has Abandoned Us”

October 6, 2020

Greek atmospheric black metal trio Isolert offer a glimpse into their forthcoming album, World in Ruins, with this epic track premiere.

Full Stream: Vigor Reconstruct: A Benefit for the Soroka Family

October 2, 2020

Witness the power of metalheads coming together as we stream Vigor Reconstruct, the sprawling, multi-genre benefits compilation for the Soroka Family, plus a chat with the comp’s organizer to find out how this massive work came together.

Track Premiere: Tombs – ‘Bone Furnace’

September 28, 2020

Hear USBM institution Tombs heat things up in the “Bone Furnace.”

Black Metal Mavens Gaerea List the Top 5 Horrifying Places In Portugal

September 28, 2020

Portuguese black metal mavens Gaerea list their Top 5 horrifying places to visit in Portugal. Only Decibel has a passport into Gaerea’s abyss.