black metal

Album Premiere: Upon the Altar – ‘Absid ab Ordine Luminis’

February 17, 2021

Polish hostiles Upon the Altar release their debut LP of devastating blackened death, Absid ab Ordine Luminis.

Decibel’s Top 5 Cosmic Black Metal Albums

February 15, 2021

Decibel bestows wisdom in our latest Top 5 Cosmic Black Metal Albums, featuring Kaon, Lumnos, Mesarthim, Offenbarung and Darkspace. Revolutions in celestial death are infinite.

Interview: Gaerea Discuss Gimme Radio Livestream, Anonymity and Authenticity

February 11, 2021

Gaerea‘s anonymous founder gets in depth about the band’s inner workings and planning their upcoming Gimme Radio livestream.

Paysage d’Hiver Announces New Album, Releases “Bluet”

February 11, 2021

Wintherr is ready to unleash another storm of cold black metal brilliance! Check out “Bluet” from Paysage d’Hiver‘s upcoming album.

Album Stream + Interview: Pan-Amerikan Native Front – Little Turtle’s War

February 5, 2021

Little Turtle’s War, the new album from indigenous solo black metal mission Pan-Amerikan Native Front is streaming in full here, with exclusive insight from Kurator of War of PANF himself.

Demo:listen: Umbral Twilight

February 5, 2021

Introducing Umbral Twilight and their entrancing and mysterious demo, Bleeding Alchemic Talisman.

Track Premiere: Reaper – “Dogs of the Crumbled Firmament”

February 2, 2021

Swedish black metal speed freaks Reaper return with a new track from their upcoming sophomore album The Atonality of Flesh.

Exclusive Track Premiere: Alkerdeel – “Eirde”

February 1, 2021

Belgian black metal outfit Alkerdeel stream new single “Eirde” on the eve of the release of new LP, Slonk.

Here Are 35 Great Metal Albums You May Have Missed in 2020

January 27, 2021

Because we’re not even a full month into 2021 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 35 more from 2020 to chew on.

Album Premiere: The Ruins of Beverast – ‘The Thule Grimoires’

January 27, 2021

The Ruins of Beverast emerge from the fog of a new year with their sixth LP of cerebral blackened doom, The Thule Grimoires.

Track Premiere: Conflagracion – “La Consumación de lo Impuro

January 25, 2021

Conflagracion cast fiery black metal spells on their debut EP Luciftias. Hear the first song to be unveiled from this Central and South American-based duo right now.

Listen: Panopticon Release “Know Hope,” Announce New Album

January 25, 2021

Panopticon ask listeners to “Know Hope” on their latest single.

Track Premiere: Spire – “Hymn IV – Puissant”

January 21, 2021

Hear a powerful new track of crushing black metal off the forthcoming sophomore album from Australian anomaly Spire.

Track Premiere: Forhist – ‘II’

January 20, 2021

Blut Aus Nord mastermind Vindsval takes a more straightforward approach to black metal with Forhist.

Video Premiere: Varmia – ‘Upperan’

January 19, 2021

Polish black metal unit Varmia pay tribute to their roots with new song “Upperan.”

Album Premiere: Satanize – Baphomet Altar Worship

January 19, 2021

An exclusive full album stream of the latest onslaught of bestial bedlam from devout Portuguese black metal cult Satanize.

Album Stream + Interview: Molten Chains – Torment Enshrined

January 15, 2021

Molten Chains, one of the most extraordinary new bands in the metal underground, on sophomore album Torment Enshrined, which blends heavy metal, prog, black and death, Shakespearean themes and sorcerous vocals into one mind-blowing sound.

Tribulation Grace the Cover of the March Issue of Decibel

January 15, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the March issue of Decibel, featuring our an exclusive new flexi disc single from Swedish death/thrash kings the Crown.

Track Premiere: Caedes Cruenta – “Recitation of Abyssic Necropsalms”

January 12, 2021

Greek black metal cult Caedes Cruenta offer up the potent single, “Recitation of Abyssic Necropsalms” in preparation of the release of their forthcoming powerful third album, Of Ritual Necrophagia and Mysterious Ghoul Cults.

Demo:listen: Saidan

January 8, 2021

This week’s Demo:listen follows the trail of USBM nightcrawler Saidan.

Track Premiere: Kjeld – “Betsjoend”

January 4, 2021

Dutch black metallers Kjeld spear the light with new track “Betsjoend” off their upcoming full-length Ôfstân Darkness only at Decibel!

You Should Be Listening to Violet Cold

December 28, 2020

One-man black metal project Violet Cold transcends genre boundaries.

Album Premiere and Interview: Transilvania – ‘Of Sleep and Death’

December 23, 2020

Sink your fangs into the morbid majesty of Of Sleep and Death, the furious new LP from Austrian black metal nightbringers Transilvania.

Track Premiere: Hulder – “A Forlorn Peasant’s Hymn”

December 22, 2020

USBM’s new sovereigness Hulder slays unholy black metal and sings for the people on the latest single from her forthcoming debut album Godslastering: Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry.

Track Premiere: EOS “The Great Ascension”

December 14, 2020

Australian black metallers EOS emerge from the shadows on new track, “The Great Ascension.” Only black metal is real at Decibel!

Five For Friday: Black Metal 2020

December 11, 2020

This week’s edition dives deep into the dark caverns of 2020 to reveal five of this year’s best black metal releases!

Video Premiere: Folterkammer – ‘Die Hymne’

December 11, 2020

Watch Folterkammer combine opera and black metal in their new music video.