black metal

Track Premiere: Teloch Vovin – “Dragon Sworn”

June 20, 2023

Prepare yourself for the firestorm of riffs on “Dragon Sworn,” from the band’s upcoming split with Viserion.

Full EP Premiere: Maniak – Speed Metal Terrorist

June 14, 2023

According to Maniak, their new EP is “made of pure evil with raw riffs, barbaric drums and lyrics of terrorism.”

Full Album Stream: Sarmat – Determined to Strike

June 13, 2023

Stream the debut full-length from the avant-garde death dealers in Sarmat, out this Friday from I, Voidhanger records!

AGALLOCH’s ‘Pale Folklore’ Classic Reissued on Decibel-Exclusive Transparent Orange Vinyl! PRE-ORDER NOW!

June 5, 2023

We have only 100 copies available of Agalloch‘s debut album, Pale Folklore, reissued for the the first time in seven years on Decibel-exclusive orange vinyl!

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Thantifaxath and Graveworm

May 26, 2023

Our resident birdbrain returns to ruffle feathers with a pair of new releases from two VERY divergent acts.

Full Album Stream: dai-ichi – ‘dai-ichi’

May 16, 2023

Hear mysterious raw black metal duo dai-ichi return with their second boundary-obliterating self-titled record.

Full Album Premiere: Veriluola – ‘Cascades of Crimson Cruor’

May 11, 2023

Hear Finnish/American duo Veriluola capture the lawless, ruleless extreme metal approach of the early ’90s on Cascades of Crimson Cruor, their slippery debut LP

Full Album Stream: Naturvidrig – ‘Naturvidrig’

May 10, 2023

Naturvidrig could very well be your new favorite black metal band. Hear the Swedes’ new self-titled LP before its release this Friday.

Album Premiere: Gyrdleah – ‘Spellbinder’

April 19, 2023

UK black metal project Gyrdleah delivers fresh devilry with their first LP, Spellbinder. Out April 21st from Black Lion Records.

THANTIFAXATH Return with ‘Hive Mind Narcosis’ on Decibel-Exclusive Gold Vinyl! Pre-Order NOW!

April 12, 2023

Nine years in the making, we have only 100 copies of Thantifaxath‘s long-awaited second album, Hive Mind Narcosis, on exclusive gold vinyl!

Album Premiere: Wild Beyond – ‘Wild Beyond’

April 12, 2023

Wild Beyond blast from Philly to the cosmos on their unhinged black thrash debut. Features members of Daeva, ex-Woe and ex-Woods of Ypres.

Track Premiere: Aridus – “Bearer of Silence”

April 11, 2023

Hear some exquisite USBM from multi-instrumentalist Galen Baudhuin (Wolves In the Throne Room, Infera Bruo, Street Tombs and more) in the form of his latest project Aridus.

Q&A: Matt Eiseman on Tithe’s Grief-Informed Black Metal

April 5, 2023

Tithe guitarist/vocalist Matt Eiseman on how working through grief led to his best hour as a musician.

Full Album Stream: Unpure – “Prophecies Ablaze”

March 29, 2023

Hear Swedish black metal vets Unpure return with Prophecies Ablaze, the first new studio album in nearly 20 years.

Dawn Ray’d – ‘To Know the Light’ 

March 20, 2023

Working class black metal heroes Dawn Ray’d find a light in the darkness on To Know the Light.

Track Premiere: Old Forest – “Master of Arachnids”

March 16, 2023

Hear a brand new track of vintage second wave-inspired black metal from UKBM’s unsung heroes Old Forest.

Track Premiere: Vredensdal – “Svøpt i blod”

March 15, 2023

Fans of black metal with gritty tendencies and a throwback riff-centric approach to guitar performances and song construction should get the hell in here and find out what Vredensdal is all about.

Video Premiere: Úlfúð (Ulfud) – “Leviathan Dreams”

February 24, 2023

Watch the stunning new Úlfúð video and then grab one of the just 108 copies of their debut, Of Existential Distortion, on Decibel exclusive blue & cobalt swirled vinyl!

Video Premiere: Morbikon – “Borne of Phantom Vessel”

February 22, 2023

Black metal project Morbikon is building a mythology with a series of animated music videos. First with last year’s “Universal Funeral” video, and now, Decibel is premiering its sequel: “Borne of Phantom Vessel.”

WAYFARER Stream Siouxsie and the Banshees cover, “Night Shift,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

February 22, 2023

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

Video Premiere: Chrome Waves – “The Nail”

February 22, 2023

Ease into your Wednesday with some Midwestern post-black metal from Chrome Waves by way of their new video, “The Nail.”

Track Premiere: ANZV – “Isimud”

February 14, 2023

To celebrate the second coming of their promising debut, scheduled for March 10, ANZV emerge from their mysterious depths with a new video for opening track “Isimud.”

Track Premiere: Lamp of Murmuur – “Seal of the Dominator”

February 13, 2023

Hear the latest single from USBM phenom Lamp of Murmuur ahead of the march release of new LP Saturnian Bloodstorm.

Label Spotlight: Redefining Darkness Records

February 10, 2023

There’s so many outlets releasing extreme music today, but it takes a keen ear to seek out the ones emitting the most worthwhile noise. Redefining Darkness Records is one of those labels.

Pre-Order ÚLFÚÐ’s Debut Album ‘Of Existential Distortion’ on Decibel-Exclusive Vinyl RIGHT NOW!

February 2, 2023

We have just 108 copies of Úlfúð‘s stunning black/death debut, Of Existential Distortion, on Decibel exclusive deep blue and cobalt swirled vinyl!

Blast Worship: Abyssal Worm

January 31, 2023

For a change of (still fast) pace, Blast Worship investigates the thoroughly not sketchy, crust-fueled blast beats of Germans Abyssal Worm.