black metal

Fallow Heart: Truth in Dissonance Part II: Don Anderson (Sculptured, ex-Agalloch) On Art As a Leaderless Movement

March 14, 2022

In which we present the second part of Sculptured, ex-Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson and Decibel‘s Forrest Pitts lengthy discussion on creative musical impact.

Track Stream: Nechochwen – “Across the Divide”

March 14, 2022

USBM stalwarts Nechochwen unveil the closing track to their first new album in seven years.

Pre-Order DEVIL MASTER’s ‘Ecstasies of Never Ending Night’ on Decibel-Exclusive Colored Vinyl RIGHT NOW!

March 8, 2022

The Decibel edition of Devil Master‘s Ecstasies of Never Ending Night LP is “Clear with Violet & Black Splatter” vinyl and limited to just 100 copies worldwide!

EP Premiere: Diabolical Evil – “Cursed by Blood” / “Valley of the Damned”

March 1, 2022

Hear Brazilian speed metal merchant Diabolical Evil make their vinyl debut for new U.K.-based label Vicious Witch Records.

Video Premiere: IATT – “Seven Wandering Stars”

February 11, 2022

Decibel is happy to present the video for the thunderous new song from the Philadelphia black metal alchemists in IATT.

Full Album Stream: Karmanjaka – “Gates of Muspel”

February 10, 2022

Hear the folk-inspired third album, inspired by the Poetic Edda, from progressive Swedish black metal quintet Karmanjaka.

Imperial Triumphant Premiere Exclusive Single, “Black Psychedelia (Redux),” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

February 10, 2022

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

NITE’s Top 5 Sci-fi Films

February 7, 2022

San Francisco-based blackened heavy metal outfit NITE list their Top 5 movies. New album, Voices of the Kronian Moon, out March 25th on Season of Mist.

Here Are 40 Great Metal Albums You May Have Missed in 2021

February 3, 2022

Because we’re barely even a full month into 2022 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 40 more from 2021 to chew on.

Listen: Krallice Release Eleventh Full-Length, ‘Crystalline Exhaustion’

January 31, 2022

USBM staples Krallice release 11th studio album, Crystalline Exhaustion.

Album Premiere: Vorga – ‘Striving Toward Oblivion’

January 26, 2022

German black metal cosmonauts Vorga plunge you into a starless sky on their new album, Striving Toward Oblivion.

Track Premiere: Cailleach Calling – “Bound By Neon”

January 20, 2022

Get lost in the city of stars painted by Cailleach Calling on their new single, powered by entrancing, atmospheric black metal.

Video Premiere: Abhoria – ‘Sunless’

January 13, 2022

Abhoria share the video for “Sunless,” the closing track from their eponymous debut album.

Listen: Winterburial Release Debut Album, “White Tomb Pilgrimage”

January 10, 2022

Stream White Tomb Pilgrimage, the debut album from anonymous black metal outfit Winterburial.

Video Premiere: Ceremonial Castings – “Midnight Deathcult Phenomena”

January 10, 2022

Watch recently resurrected symphonic USBM powerhouse Ceremonial Castings (ft. members of Uada) honor their 25th anniversary with a re-recorded classic.

Imperial Triumphant To Release Exclusive Single, “Black Psychedelia (Redux),” via the Decibel Flexi Series

January 7, 2022

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, January 10 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from avant garde black/death kings Imperial Triumphant.

Full EP Premiere: Apes – “Lullabies For Eternal Sleep”

January 6, 2022

Hear Quebec sextet, Apes, offer up nightmare-inducing, black metal-flecked grindcore lullabies on their new four-song EP.

Fallow Heart: Truth in Dissonance: Don Anderson (Sculptured, ex-Agalloch) On the Objectives of Art

January 3, 2022

In which Sculptured, ex-Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson and Decibel‘s Forrest Pitts discuss the tonal impact of Anton Webern’s Opus 21 symphony.

Op Ed: Neill Jameson Spotlights a New Wave of Darkness in American Black Metal

December 28, 2021

In which Krieg’s frontman focuses on Grinning Death’s Head, Calvary, Pan-Amerikan Native Front and the rising new wave of American Black Metal.

Video Premiere: Enslaved – “Bounded By Allegiance” (Live)

December 23, 2021

Enslaved‘s The Otherworldly Big Band Experience delivered an epic live stream this week. If you missed it, check out their performance of “Bounded By Allegiance.” You can also watch the full livestream through December 24.

Five For Friday: Black Metal 2021

December 17, 2021

Here are five great black metal albums that came out this year, featuring Hulder, Ninkharsag, Spectral Wound and more!

Video Premiere: Dæmonesq – “The Beauty of Letting Go”

December 13, 2021

Check out the new haunting, atmospheric and introspective video from Germany’s newest black metal export, Dæmonesq.

“We Were The Spark:” Venom Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Welcome To Hell’

December 6, 2021

Decibel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Venom‘s extreme metal ground zero, Welcome To Hell, with former guitarist/songwriter Jeff “Mantas” Dunn.

Portrayal of Guilt Premiere New Single, “Chamber of Misery Pt. III,” via the Decibel Flexi Series!

December 1, 2021

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

Interview: Christian Larson Talks Necrofier, Night Cobra and Hell’s Heroes IV

November 29, 2021

Houston promoter and musician Christian Larson discusses new records from Necrofier and Night Cobra, plus the fourth edition of his Hell’s Heroes festival.