black metal

Q&A: Swiss Avant-Black Cultists Sadness Talk Old Ghosts

July 23, 2018

Defunct gothic black metallers Sadness emerge from the shadows for the “Ames de Marbre” reissue.

Mining for Black Metal Gold Part 2: 6 More Great Underground Bands

July 20, 2018

Summer days are hot, but the moon is freezing no matter what month it is. So here’s 6 underground black metal bands for you to blast when the sun goes down.

Track Premiere: Void Ritual – “In the Depths”

July 18, 2018

The prolific Dan Jackson strikes again with a charitable slab of melodic, powerful black metal from Void Ritual’s upcoming album ‘Death is Peace’

Track Premiere: Pyreficativm ‘Emanations From The Drakonian Vessel’

July 16, 2018

Chilean high-brow black metallers Pyreficativm draw ancient Sanskrit symbols on new track, “Emanations From The Drakonian Vessel”.

Full Stream: Snorlax – ‘Snorlax’

July 13, 2018

Stream the new release from the not-actually-Pokemon-themed black/doom band Snorlax now.

Sing Omenfilth’s Hymns of Diabolical Treachery

July 13, 2018

Behold the almighty “Demogorgon” with Omenfilth, from their latest album seeing a cassette release via Eternal Death records.

Full Album Stream: Firtan – “Okeanos”

July 9, 2018

Listen to German atmospheric black metallers Firtan’s stunning new album “Okeanos”.

For Those About to Squawk: Deafheaven, Black Fast, Extremity

July 6, 2018

Our reviewer who shits in a cage pecks on new titles from Extremity, Black Fast and controversial black metallers Deafheaven.

Track Premiere: Oubliette – ‘The Curse’

June 25, 2018

Stream a new song from melodic black metal group Oubliette, featuring members of Inferi and Enfold Darkness.

Svartmálmur: A Saga of Icelandic Black Metal

June 22, 2018

Iceland’s black metal scene has become one of the most prolific and accomplished in the world. The new book, “Svartmálmur,” presents a colorful snapshot of the illustrious Icelandic hordes.

Immortal Grace the Cover of August’s Decibel Issue

June 20, 2018

We have a limited number of grim and frostbitten advance copies of the August issue of Decibel available now. Have at it!

Track Premiere: Black Howling – ‘Celestial Syntropy’

June 15, 2018

Check out the first new track in three years from long-running Portuguese legion Black Howling now.

Video Premiere: Varathron ‘Remnants of the Dark Testament’

June 14, 2018

Veteran Greek black metallers premiere new controversial video for “Remnants of the Dark Testament.”

Interview: Manuel Gagneax (Zeal and Ardor)

June 13, 2018

The groundbreaking singer and guitarist of Zeal and Ardor talks Billie Holiday, religion, politics, and the thinking behind his new album, ‘Stranger Fruit’

Integrity and Krieg: Spinning a Scorching Circle of Guilt

June 1, 2018

Integrity and Krieg are teaming up this summer to give metallic hardcore and black metal audiences just what they need to invoke all shades of the whispering darkness.

Full Album Stream: Ováte – “Ováte”

May 30, 2018

Stream the new album from Ováte, featuring contributions from members of Taake, Gorgoroth and more.

Interview: Uada Discuss New Album, “Cult of a Dying Sun”

May 23, 2018

Rising USBM force Uada discuss their new album, Cult of a Dying Sun and the band’s growth since their 2016 debut.