black metal

Havukruunu Wages the War of Their Hearts

August 14, 2020

If you’re looking for epic, pagan-inspired metal that you can still take seriously, then Havukruunu has the album for you.

Darker Than Darker Than Black: U.S. Black Metal Artist Galdr Rages Against Fascism

August 13, 2020

Draugr, the multi-instrumentalist of the U.S. black metal bands Galdr, Ancalagon and Obscurum, pens an op-ed on his anti-racist political awakening in underground black metal.

Uada Grace the Cover of the October Issue of Decibel

August 12, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the October issue of Decibel available now exclusively in in the Decibel webstore. Don’t blow it.

Track Premiere: The Infernal Sea – “Befallen Order”

August 12, 2020

Black metal plaguewielders The Infernal Sea continue their unholy crusade with the ripping new single “Befallen Order.”

Track Premiere: Vital Spirit – “Centaur”

August 11, 2020

Don’t miss this first utterance from Canadian black metal outlaws Vital Spirit off their forthcoming debut EP, In The Faith That Looks Through Death.

Track Premiere: Theotoxin “Prayer”

August 10, 2020

Austrian black metal quintet Theotoxin unveil new track, “Prayer,” off the group’s new album, Fragment: Erhabenheit. Streaming in darkness only at Decibel!

Album Premiere and Interview: Vassafor – ‘To the Death’

August 5, 2020

New Zealand black metal duo Vassafor conjure demons and new plagues on their new uncompromising masterpiece To the Death.

Track Premiere: Chrome Waves – ‘On the Precipice’

August 4, 2020

Post black metallers Chrome Waves continue their prolific run with the debut track from forthcoming new LP, Where We Live.

Track Premiere: Cultus Profano: ‘Towards The Temple of Darkened Fates, Op. 19’

July 27, 2020

Cultus Profano‘s Accursed Possession is due out August 28 via the always fantastic Debemur Morti Productions. We’ve got the record’s new single, “Towards The Temple of Darkened Fates, Op. 19,” NOW.

Five For Friday: July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

This week’s new releases come stacked with layers of darkness, filth and brutality with the latest from Fanebærer, Kruelty and more!

Demo:listen: Vaamatar

July 17, 2020

Los Angeles black metal duo Vaamatar curse this week’s Demo:listen.

Album Premiere: Ascendency – Birth of an Eternal Empire

July 14, 2020

Danish black/death trio Ascendancy will soon release their new mLP. Hear and feel Birth of an Eternal Empire in all its power and glory right now.

Interview: “Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre” Director Discusses Horror and Heavy Metal

July 13, 2020

Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre director talks drive-in movies, Evil Dead, releasing a movie in a pandemic and the time he saw Randy Blythe light a man on fire in a parking lot.

Nocturnal Departure: Offerings to the Raw Black Metal Moon

July 3, 2020

The latest release from Nocturnal Departure is a raw, unpolished, but thoroughly brutal and melancholic blast of fire and darkness.

Demo:listen: Kurse Relic

July 3, 2020

This week’s Demo:listen helps to spread the fearsome and powerful sorcery of Seattle black metal duo Kurse Relic.

EP Premiere: Marthe – ‘Sisters of Darkness’

June 19, 2020

The true spirit of metal is alive and well in the heart of Italy’s one-woman old school black/doom metal band Marthe. Hear her demo Sisters of Darkness in all its awesome glory right now.

Album Stream: Allelic – ‘À Contre Vent’

June 19, 2020

Get to know one of the most unique bands in modern black metal with this full album stream of À Contre Vent, the new full-length from Montreal’s Allelic.

Imperial Triumphant Grace the Cover of Decibel’s August Issue

June 17, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the August issue of Decibel, featuring an exclusive Necrot flexi disc, available now. Don’t blow it.

Blake Judd Disbands Long-Running USBM Act Nachtmystium

June 15, 2020

Nachtmystium, the on-again/off-again U.S. black metal act fronted by guitarist/vocalist Blake Judd, is officially over once more.

Full Album Premiere: Ulthar – ‘Providence’

June 11, 2020

Hear Oakland black/death dealers Ulthar deliver their sophomore LP Providence in full a day ahead of its release on 20 Buck Spin

Vreid Announce “In the mountains of Sognametal” Live Session

June 8, 2020

The Norwegian melodic black metal Vreid outfit announce their upcoming stream live from the fjords of their homeland this Saturday, June 13th at 3 PM EDT.

Uada Unveil Title Track to New Album, “Djinn”

June 5, 2020

Melodic U.S. black metallers Uada unleash their first new track from their forthcoming album Djinn.

Track Premiere: Battlemaster – ‘Black Challenge’

June 1, 2020

Take the “Black Challenge” with long-running Richmond blackened thrashers Battlemaster.

Five For Friday: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

This week’s featured set of new releases includes entries from epic practitioners like Atavistia and Sorcerer, along with crushers like Xibalba.

Track Premiere: Luctum – “Theriomorphic Divinations of Heiress Nocturna”

May 22, 2020

Like columns of black smoke reaching for the heavens, USBM suffocationists Luctum demonstrate their “Theriomorphic Divinations” on this latest track reveal from their forthcoming debut full length Ashes of the Titans.

Five For Friday: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

This week’s featured new releases include albums from Cauldron Black Ram, Esoctrilihum, along with some hardcore and deathy NWOBHM-style jams!