black metal

Master’s Hammer Lands a Big Sound on “Fascinator”

February 16, 2018

The latest from the influential Czech black metal band creates a mysterious and engrossing atmosphere, but still totally rips.

Take 20% Off All Decibel Books For Our Dead Presidents Day Sale!

February 16, 2018

Choosing Death, The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology Vol. II, Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies and more are 20% off now through this weekend.

Rank & Defile: Ivar Bjørnson Orders Enslaved’s Albums from Worst to Best

February 15, 2018

In celebration of the start of the seventh incarnation of the Decibel Magazine Tour, Enslaved creative force Ivar Bjørnson ranks the band’s albums from worst to best.

Track Premiere: We Dream Alone – “Happiness”

February 14, 2018

Swedish melodic hardcore stargazers We Dream Alone examine the pursuit of “Happiness” in their newest single from ÆTHER.

Track Premiere: Kaoteon – ‘Barren Lands’

February 7, 2018

Stream a new song from the bloodthirst Lebanese black metal cult now.

Face the North With Alghazanth’s Black Metal Swansong

February 2, 2018

Alghazanth manages an excellent balance between the raw sounds of the Norwegian second wave and just enough production value to give the music the extra boost it needs to fulfill its theatrical destiny.

Track Premiere: Harakiri for the Sky – ‘Stillborn’

January 31, 2018

Atmospheric black metal continue to burn down genre conventions with another track from the forthcoming Arson album.

Track Premiere: Lychgate ‘Remembrance’

January 31, 2018

Avant-garde black metallers Lychgate destroy boundaries on new song, “Remembrance.”

Track Premiere: Chaos Invocation ‘Calling From Dudail’

January 29, 2018

German black metallers Chaos Invocation put the fear of death in you with new track “Calling From Dudail.”

Primitive Knot: Dreams of Pagan Soil and Urban Decay

January 26, 2018

According to Jim, the mastermind behind the spooky UK act Primitive Knot, “what I like to do is create collisions between different genres and approaches, as this creates confusion, creative tensions and new psychic spaces.”

24-Hour Flash Sale on EVERYTHING in the Decibel Store!

January 18, 2018

The USPS is gonna screw us all again on Monday, but take comfort that Decibel is gonna hook you up with a 10% discount on all store items for the next 24 hours.

Immortal Complete Work on New Album

January 8, 2018

Immortal confirm they have completed work on their new album, due out via Nuclear Blast in 2018.

Monson Guitars Joins the Decibel Magazine Tour

January 4, 2018

Decibel is proud to announce that Monson Guitars have joined the Decibel Magazine Tour 2018 as a sponsor.

Knowing Your Limits: Consistency vs. Experimentation

December 22, 2017

Watain’s upcoming album, “Trident Wolf Eclipse,” is a fantastic explosion of straightforward blackened death metal. This return to form is a good chance to think about why some bands do better experimenting, whereas others should stick to what they’re good at.

Track Premiere: Grethor’s ‘From This Rot So Shall We Be Remade’

December 20, 2017

Virginian black/death malcontents Grethor seek to bury the oligarchy in “From This Rot So Shall We Be Remade.”

Merciless Savage Present Doom-Laden Black Metal on “Visions” EP

December 18, 2017

One-man black metal outfit Merciless Savage unleash an invigorating form of black metal that expands the genre while honoring its roots.

To Mordor and Back: 5 Great Summoning Songs

December 15, 2017

In anticipation of their latest album, “With Doom We Come,” in 2018, here are 5 great songs to get into Summoning, the masters of Tolkien black metal.

Full Album Stream: Neige Morte – “TRINNT”

December 13, 2017

Neige Morte‘s new album is black metal of the most intense form. Listen here.

Track Premiere: Grafvitnir – ‘Eye of Lucifer’

December 12, 2017

This black metal is as cold and biting as the northern winds.