black metal

Enter the Blackened Vaults of Leviathan: The First Sublevel of Suicide

December 8, 2017

Hear the beginnings of Leviathan’s black metal classic with “The First Sublevel of Suicide,” containing demo recording of the legendary full-length debut.

Full Album Stream: Ignis Haereticum “Autocognition of Light”

December 5, 2017

Colombian black metallers Ignis Haereticum confound and bewitch on new album, Autocognition Of Light.

Q&A: Soror Dolorosa’s Andy Julia Gets Post-Punk’d

December 4, 2017

Soror Dolorosa’s Andy Julia talks travel, black metal, and new album Apollo

Indulge in Väki’s Satisfyingly Dark Black Metal

December 1, 2017

You can rely on Finland to consistently deliver on a few things: pine trees, winning gold medals at the winter Olympics and producing excellent metal.

Introducing Decibel Deluxe Edition Flexi Box Genre Bundles

November 27, 2017

Recently, Decibel brought flexi (boxes) back! And now we offer limited edition “Genre Bundles,” which include free copies of out of print death, black, doom, grindcore and hardcore flexi discs!

Track Premiere: DSKNT – ‘S.O.P.O.R.’

November 22, 2017

Embrace the dissonance on DSKNT‘s new song, “S.O.P.O.R.”

Full Album Stream: Coscradh “Of Death And Delirium”

November 20, 2017

Ireland-based death/black metallers Coscradh unfurl the gnarled and punishing “Of Death and Delirium” EP. Out via Invictus Productions on November 24th.

Full Album Stream: Sacrilegious Rite “Summoned From Beyond”

November 7, 2017

Formed in 2009, Germany’s Sacrilegious Rite (featuring ex-members of Capitis Damnare and Bael) bubbled up from the ever-dark Underworld with spiteful intent. The group’s debut EP, Sexual Blood Rites–a split with Teutonic legends Ungod–scarred the Continental landscape upon its 2011 release. Now, six years (and several EP/splits) later, the Germans have returned with their debut…

Khandra Settles Death In Life on Debut EP

November 3, 2017

It’s nice to have bands like Khandra around. The Belorussian duo has been quiet on personal details, but loud on creating quality, memorable black metal.

Track Premiere: Sar Isatum – “Chenoo”

November 1, 2017

Don’t lose your soul to the Chenoo. Watch the new Sar Isatum video now!

Track Premiere: Genevieve – ‘The Judge’

November 1, 2017

Experimental black metal outfit Genevieve have returned with a new single, streaming exclusively through Decibel.

Spooky Synths: A Neill Jameson Halloween Playlist

October 31, 2017

Krieg’s Neill Jameson curates a special, dungeon synth-focused holiday playlist for the 2017 Halloween/winter season.

Full Album Stream: Barrowlands – “Tyndir”

October 26, 2017

Portland’s Barrowlands deal in epic, melodic black metal on their second album, Tyndir. Listen now.

Track Premiere: Black Altar – ‘Tophet’

October 25, 2017

Black Altar unveil an ambitious video to go with their split with Beastcraft.

That Tour Was Awesome: Anathema/At the Gates/Cradle of Filth (1994)

October 19, 2017

In which we look back on when Anathema , At the Gates, and Cradle of Filth toured Germany in 1994, with input from some of the guilty parties involved.

Full Album Stream: Ubiquity – “Forever/Denied”

October 16, 2017

Italy’s Ubiquity put a challenging spin on hardcore-influenced black metal on new album Forever/Denied.