black metal

Pre-Order ÚLFÚÐ’s Debut Album ‘Of Existential Distortion’ on Decibel-Exclusive Vinyl RIGHT NOW!

February 2, 2023

We have just 108 copies of Úlfúð‘s stunning black/death debut, Of Existential Distortion, on Decibel exclusive deep blue and cobalt swirled vinyl!

Blast Worship: Abyssal Worm

January 31, 2023

For a change of (still fast) pace, Blast Worship investigates the thoroughly not sketchy, crust-fueled blast beats of Germans Abyssal Worm.

Brand New CULT NEVER DIES Books Available Exclusively in North America via Decibel!

January 27, 2023

Avoid crushing international shipping fees and get Cult Never Dies‘ incredible Dutch death metal history, black metal photo book, classic early ’90s zine anthologies and more exclusively via Decibel.

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Sanguisugabogg and All Out War

January 20, 2023

After flying south for the holidays, our bird is back with new releases from slam newjacks and underground metal/hardocre vets.

Hulder Releases A Live Bonus In Blood

January 6, 2023

Listen to Hulder‘s fantastic new live album, recorded in 2022 and featuring a mix of songs from her first album and the earlier demos.

Five For Friday: Black Metal 2022

December 16, 2022

This week’s roundup focuses on some of the best black metal of 2022, including Hulder, Esoctrilihum, Saidan and more!

Track Premiere: Bad Manor – “Love Song” (The Damned Cover)

December 1, 2022

Mysterious black metal collective Bad Manor reemerges from the shadows with a spooky time cover of punk faves The Damned.

Track Premiere: Ashen Horde – “The Courtesan”

November 21, 2022

Today, progressive black metal crew Ashen Horde deliver “The Courtesan” from their latest record, Antimony, out January 23 via Transcending Obscurity and Decibel is stoked to fill your earholes with it.

Haavard (ex-Ulver) Talks His Turn to Folkish Black Metal; Stream New LP, ‘Haavard’ Now

November 10, 2022

Listen to Haavard ahead of its Friday release date and read an interview with the ex-Ulver guitarist the artist here.

Track Premiere: Dødsengel – “In the Heart of the World”

November 9, 2022

Norwegian black metal adventurers Dødsengel return with “In the Heart of the World” the second single from their forthcoming full-length Bab Al On

Lamp of Murmuur Premiere Exclusive New Track, “Beyond the Burning Star of Attrition,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

November 7, 2022

Hear and acquire this Lamp of Murmuur disc single, featuring an exclusive brand new track, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Video Premiere: Varmia – “Oddal”

November 3, 2022

Black/folk metal pagans Varmia unleash “Oddal,” the first of three new songs to be released over the next few months from their forthcoming release, bal Lada, out soon via M-Theory Audio.

Black Metal Enigma BOOK OF SAND Explains its Crusade Against, But Also for, Black Metal

November 1, 2022

Prolific USBM project Book of Sand celebrates today’s release of new LP, seven candles for an empty altar with a lengthy new interview.

Bad Manor Presents: “The Haunting”

October 31, 2022

Devotees of the spooky season, rejoice in darkness at the tale in The Manor from the shadowy collective behind Bad Manor.

Video Premiere: DRYAD – “Black Smoke”

October 27, 2022

Crusty underground black metal punishers DRYAD are still a couple months away from releasing their Prosthetic debut, but you don’t have to wait that long to watch their video for “Black Smoke.”

Album Premiere: Forlesen – ‘Black Terrain’

October 26, 2022

Portland (OR) blackened doom project Forlesen explore heavier realms on their new album, Black Terrain. Features members of Botanist, Lotus Thief, and Kayo Dot.

Video Premiere: Mo’ynoq – “Throes of Ardent Disposition”

October 12, 2022

Confront the darkness with Raleigh black metal cult Mo’ynoq in their new music for “Throes of Ardent Disposition.”

Q&A: Ashmedi (Melechesh) Reveals Secrets To The Epigenesis Instrumental Edition

October 10, 2022

Middle Eastern black metallers Melechesh release instrumental edition of The Epigenesis. Mainman Ashmedi lets Decibel into the magic circle.

Track Premiere: Persekutor – “Brain Freeze”

October 6, 2022

Grab your hoodie as L.A.-based, Romania-bred black ‘n’ rollers Persekutor return with their first chilly new track since 2020’s Permanent Winter LP.

Lamp of Murmuur to Release Exclusive New Track, “Beyond the Burning Star of Attrition,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

September 29, 2022

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, October 3 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from underground black metal phenom Lamp of Murmuur.

EXCLUSIVE! Pre-Order WORM’s New LP ‘Bluenothing’ on Decibel-Exclusive Vinyl RIGHT NOW!

September 23, 2022

Decibel has procured our own special edition of Worm‘s Bluenothing from the muck, limited to a mere 97 copies on “Swamp Green & Blue Ooze” merged color vinyl!

Track Premiere: ORM – “Floden, som kan skabe”

September 22, 2022

ORM are back with more epic black metal in the form of their third album, Intet • Altet, out September 30 via Indisciplinarian. Check out their latest track, “Floden, som kan skabe.”

Pre-Order MORBIKON’s Debut LP, ‘Ov Mournful Twilight’ & Hear a New Song RIGHT NOW!

September 13, 2022

We got 100 copies of Morbikon‘s debut LP on Black & Silver split colored vinyl, which is accompanied by an exclusive Pull The Plug Morbikon patch that you can’t get anywhere else!