black metal

Mayhem Drummer Hellhammer to Miss Decibel Tour, Tony Laureano (Dimmu Borgir, Nile, ect) to Fill In

March 10, 2020

Due to a severe shoulder inflammation Mayhem drummer Hellhammer will be replaced by Tony Laureano (Dimmu Borgir, Nile) on the ninth annual Decibel Magazine Tour.

Looking Back on 25 Years of the ‘Nordic Metal: A Tribute To Euronymous’ Compilation with Typhon

March 10, 2020

On the eve of the Mayhem-headlined Decibel Magazine Tour, Necropolis’ founder provides an in-depth interview on the greatest black metal comp ever, Nordic Metal: A Tribute To Euronymous.

Fluisteraars: “Our Search for Musical Freedom”

March 6, 2020

“Bloem” is a gorgeous bouquet of riffs, howls and experimental treats, and yet still fits comfortably within the framework of black metal.

SKAM Smashes All Solids to Liquids

February 28, 2020

If Anaal Nathrakh was more into D-beat and less into using electronic noises in their material, and you’d be pretty close to what SKAM has to offer.

Full EP Premiere: Veneration – ‘Thy Infernal’

February 27, 2020

Indonesian black metal slayers Veneration blast rapacious demonic fury on their debut Thy Infernal. Check it out in full now.

Track Premiere: Aara – ‘Telôs’

February 26, 2020

Just one year after their accomplished debut, Swiss atmospheric black metallers Aara prepare another mesmerizing release. Check a new song from it here.

Mayhem Guitarist Teloch: “Touring the USA Is Always the Icing on the Cake”

February 21, 2020

According to the Mayhem guitarist, “Even though it’s a hassle and insanely costly, this is the tour we always look forward to!”

Full Album Stream: Icon of Phobos/Katheksis – ‘Primal Death Rites’

February 20, 2020

Hear Icon of Phobos and Katheksis deliver two different looks at the underbelly of black metal on this new split.

Track Premiere: Witching – ‘Throes’

February 20, 2020

Listen to a blackened new song from sludge purveyors Witching.

Video Premiere: Nyrst – “Orsök”

February 19, 2020

Icelandic winter demons Nyrst unveil a visually stunning music video filmed in the vast and desolate hinterlands of their home country.

Demo:listen: Occoquain

February 14, 2020

This week’s Demo:listen falls under the spell of American black metal mission Occoquain.

Track Premiere: Lychgate – “Incarnate”

February 12, 2020

Hear the first song off the new release Also sprach Futura from London’s inimitable avant-garde black/doom outfit Lychgate.

Obsidian Tongue: “A Way to Expel the Sadness, Anger and Fear”

February 7, 2020

“My only ambition is that the music has the capability to help other people release some of the negativity dominating them.”

Hot Graves: “We Thrive on Having Those Anthemic, Fist-Pumping Vibes”

January 31, 2020

Jump back into the steaming coffin of black, death, thrash and crust-fueled glory on “Haunted Graves,” from the upcoming EP from Hot Graves.

Demo:listen: Bloodline Ascension Temple

January 31, 2020

This week on Demo:listen we find ourselves in the withering thrall of Canadian black metal plague Bloodline Ascension Temple.

Full Album Stream: Death. Void. Terror.- “To The Great Monolith II”

January 24, 2020

Gaze into the terrifying indifference of the universe with the latest emanation of Switzerland’s Helvetic Underground Committee.

The Decibel Magazine Tour 2020 Issue of Decibel is Now Available

January 16, 2020

Advance copies of our annual Decibel Magazine Tour Issue, featuring an exclusive Temple of Void flexi disc, are here in extremely limited quantities.

EP Stream: Putrascension’s “The Obsidian Fog”

January 16, 2020

New Jersey’s Putrascension continues the state’s contradictory nature with their new EP.

Album Review: Midnight – ‘Rebirth by Blasphemy’

January 14, 2020

Midnight take their sacrilegious heavy metal earworms overground and to the next level.

Full Demo Stream: Waldgeflüster – ‘Stimmen im Wind 2020’

January 10, 2020

German black metal group Waldgeflüster rewrite history with the re-release of their 14-year old demo, re-recorded with real drums and bass guitar. Hear Stimmen im Wind 2020 in its entirety right now.

Track Premiere: Hot Graves – “Ruination Supremacy”

January 9, 2020

On their new EP Haunted Graves Floridian sonic extremists Hot Graves hit so hard it’s probably illegal in certain states. Hear what we mean on the exclusive premiere of this amalgamated grinder “Ruination Supremacy.”

Full Album Stream: Empire of the Moon – ‘Eclipse’

January 7, 2020

Obscure Greek stargazers Empire of the Moon return from their deep slumber with Eclipse, their second album of Hellenic metal mastery.

Track Premiere: Aethyrick – “Stellar Flesh”

January 3, 2020

Finnish black metal duo Aethyrick will soon release their powerful sophomore album upon a completely unsuspecting public. Check out this exclusive stream of this potent number right now and get ahead of the crowd on Gnosis