black metal

Video Premiere: Persekutor’s “Chained To the Tundra”

June 23, 2021

Romanian/Los Angeles ice metal heroes Persekutor unveil their latest hedonistic video from last year’s Permanent Winter

Wolves in the Throne Room Grace the Cover of Decibel’s August Issue

June 23, 2021

Pacific Northwest atmospheric black metal titans Wolves in the Throne Room return to the cover of the Decibel as the centerpiece of a USBM-heavy August issue.

Track Premiere: Krigsgrav – “The Sun No Longer Reaches Here”

June 21, 2021

According to Krigsgrav, “The Sun No Longer Reaches Here,” is “bleak, but that’s what this music is all about.”

Full EP Stream: Waerloga “Liar / Enemy” 7-Inch

June 17, 2021

Mysterious American black metallers Waerloga delight our mid-’90s black metal preferences with new EP, “Liar / Enemy.” Streaming now!

Track Premiere: Empress – “Libations”

June 16, 2021

Vancouver post-metal project Empress raise a chalice to lost loved ones on their evocative doom single, “Libations.”

EXCLUSIVE Wolves in the Throne Room – ‘Primordial Arcana’ LP Color! Pre-Orders Available NOW!

June 10, 2021

Coming in at a scarce 250 units, the Black & Gold splatter on Bone White variant of Primordial Arcana comes on a standard weight record and is only available right here via the Decibel webstore.

Video Premiere: Wormwitch – “Abracadabra”

June 9, 2021

According to Wormwitch: “this song is about creating as you speak; manifesting reality as you traverse the challenges of life.”

Album Premiere: Hatesong – ‘Chapel Rats’

June 2, 2021

Indianapolis blasphemers Hatesong release their LP of blackened pestilence, Chapel Rats. Rest in power, DV Karloff.

Full Album Stream: Stormruler – “Under the Burning Eclipse”

May 27, 2021

For fans of fiery, energetic black metal in the tradition of Naglfar, Dawn and Setherial, Stormruler has the ultimate debut ready to strike!

Satyricon – Dark Medieval Times

May 24, 2021

Frost and Satyr get medieval on your ass as we induct Satyricon‘s landmark Norwegian black metal debut Dark Medieval Times.

Excavating “Mystical Extraction”: A Gonemage Track by Track

May 19, 2021

Get ready for some 8-bit black metal dimension hopping courtesy Gonemage.

Track Premiere: Gallows – “Come and See”

May 14, 2021

“We play traditional black metal — full stop. We wrote 66 Black Wings under the shroud of the pandemic, fueled by blasphemy and booze.”

Track Premiere: Our Place Of Worship Is Silence — “Disavowed, and Left Hopeless”

May 12, 2021

The latest soot-encased blast from Our Place of Worship is Silence is anything but tranquil or hushed.

Video Premiere: Dordeduh – “Pândarul (live at Quantic)”

May 4, 2021

According to Dordeduh: “This track links our black metal roots with the more progressive character of our new music.”

Track Premiere: Dawn Ray’d – ‘Wild Fire’

May 3, 2021

Anarchist black metal trio Dawn Ray’d spread their message like “Wild Fire.”

Video Premiere: Teloch Vovin – “A Dirge To The Death Ov Life, Love And Hope”

April 29, 2021

Teloch Vovin‘s new track is a “a blackened doom epic,” with the video depicting “a night of total insanity and one’s total loss of control.”

Track Premiere: Dödsrit – “Apathetic Tongues”

April 28, 2021

“Even in the darkest of times, when every day feels like yet another goddamn punishment, just try to move forward and search for the light.”

Video Premiere: Hvrt – “The Grief That Feeds The Night, Pt. 1”

April 26, 2021

Hear German riffmongers Hvrt bring the… well, you know, on their latest slab of blacked doom sludge.

Full Album Premiere: Phantom Fire – “Return of the Goat”

April 19, 2021

Norwegian duo Phantom Fire, featuring members of Gaahls Wyrd and Aeternus, boogie into darkness like Venom, Bathory, and early Metallica. New EP streaming only at Decibel!

Full Album Stream: Odal – “Welten Mutter”

April 16, 2021

Check out Odal’s latest work, dealing with “nature, life and death, striving, and transience with reference to the old, pagan world of gods.”

Video Premiere: Angstskríg- “Skyggespil”

April 12, 2021

“The black wanderers continue their journey through the Nordic wonderland from bright, snow-covered, frozen lakes into the darkness …”

Video Premiere: Kosmodemonic – “Moirai”

April 8, 2021

Kosmodemonic has arrived with a new video from their latest album, Liminal Light, due out on May 7 via Transylvanian Recordings.

Track Premiere: She Said Destroy – “Succession”

April 5, 2021

“Succession” is the latest song from Norwegian metal alchemists She Said Destroy, and is the title track off their upcoming album.

Album Stream: Impure – ‘The Carrion Feast’

April 2, 2021

Blackened death duo Impure summon hellfire with their sinister 7″ release of “The Carrion Feast” and “Into Cataclysm.”

Track Premiere: Ifrinn – “Caledonian Black Magick”

March 29, 2021

Mysterious Scotland-based outfit Ifrinn ignite the black flame within on new track “Caledonian Black Magick.” Streaming in peaty black only at Decibel!

Track Premiere: Noctule – ‘Labyrinthian’

March 23, 2021

Hear the latest from Svalbard frontwoman Serena Cherry’s Skyrim-themed black metal project, Noctule.

Full Album Premiere: Kankar ‘Dunkle Millennia’

March 15, 2021

Germany-based black metal duo Kankar posit a crucially dark message on new album, Dunkle Millennia. Full album streaming in vanta black only at Decibel!

Full Album Stream: Myopic and At the Graves – “A Cold Sweat of Quiet Dread”

March 11, 2021

DC’s Myopic and the Baltimore, Maryland’s At the Graves joined forces to craft a collaborative effort that pushes, not only both projects’ respective sounds but their creative capacities as well