black metal

FLASH SALE: 10% Off EVERYTHING in Decibel Store!

February 8, 2019

All subscriptions, books, back issues, flexi boxes, shirts, hoodies, glassware in the Decibel store is 10% this weekend only! Love, Decibel.

(Written) Under the Sign of the Black Mark: Author Ika Johannesson On Her Swedish Metal History “Blood Fire Death”

February 6, 2019

Swedish journalist Ika Johannesson talks her fantastic and enlightening new cultural history Blood Fire Death: The Swedish Metal Story.

Abduction: Casting “Infinite Ancient Hexes”

February 1, 2019

On “Infinite Ancient Hexes,” Britain’s Abduction weaves a spiraling winds of chaos and destruction. A soundtrack for your next seance-gone-wrong.

Track Premiere: Ifernach’s “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands”

January 30, 2019

Ifernach‘s latest composition, “Kesik, Dethroned King of the Northeastern Woodlands,” is music for frigid winters.

Full Album Stream: Unendlich – ‘Thanatophobia’

January 30, 2019

Baltimore black metal project Unendlich forces you to face your fears on Thanatophobia.

Long, Cold Winter: The Making of Enslaved’s ‘Frost’

January 29, 2019

Read the entirety of Enslaved Decibel Hall of Fame for their groundbreaking sophomore LP, Frost.

Full Album Stream: Örmagna “Örmagna”

January 28, 2019

Icelandic black metal newcomers Örmagna unveil their devastating self-titled debut for Portugal-based independent Signal Rex.

From the Vastland: Bloody Stories of Demons and Their Dark World

January 25, 2019

From the Vastland is making some of the best black metal out there. Check out our interview catching up with Sina, the band’s founder and chief songwriter!

Track Premiere: The Munsens – ‘Unhanded’

January 24, 2019

The Munsens add a healthy dose of black metal and punk to their core sound on new album Unhanded. Hear the title track now.

Track Premiere: Below the Frost – ‘Silence the Light’

January 23, 2019

Current and former members of Hatebreed, All Out War, Starkweather and Prime Evil unleash pulverizing, blackened metallic hardcore as Below the Frost.

Album Stream: Perverticon: “Wounds of Divinity”

January 21, 2019

Swedish black metal icons Perverticon will have a new album, Wounds of Divinity, out January 25th, 2019 on Iron Bonehead. Reign in death!

Full Album Stream: Barshasketh “Barshasketh”

January 14, 2019

UK-based black metallers Barshasketh throw back to the glory days of ’90s black metal on new self-titled full-length for Germany’s W.T.C. Productions.

Der Rote Milan: Ballads of Dark Introspection

January 11, 2019

Check out the video for “Drohende Schatten,” from Germany’s Der Rote Milan, inspired by some colorful and consequential events in German history.

Track Premiere: Gorgon ‘Buried for Him’

January 7, 2019

Cult French black metallers Gorgon return after a 19-year absence with new track “Buried for Him,” off new album “The Veil of Darkness.”

Full Album Stream: Veiled – “In Blinding Presence”

January 2, 2019

German black metal luminaries (The True) Veiled stab through the darkness on their debut LP, In Blinding Presence.