black metal

Album Premiere: Order Of Orias – ‘Ablaze’

April 27, 2020

Australia-based black metallers Order Of Orias corrupt harmony on their new album, Ablaze, now streaming in full only at Decibel.

Ved Buens Ende – “Written in Waters”

April 24, 2020

Ved Buens Ende‘s progressive black metal game-changer, Written in Waters is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

Track Premiere: Aversio Humanitatis – “The Weaver of Tendons”

April 20, 2020

Spaniards Aversio Humanitatis reveal their imposing, Brutalist-like approach to black metal on their impending sophomore album with this exclusive premiere of “The Weaver of Tendons.”

Track Premiere: New Hell – “Ashes”

April 17, 2020

From their forthcoming EP, Phosphorous, check out this incendiary single from Providence-based subversive blackened death punks New Hell.

Full Album Stream: Xenoglyph — “Mytharc”

April 15, 2020

A wild progressive black metal transmission courtesy Xenoglyph, an anonymous band hailing, apparently, from planet Extremely Extreme.

The Lazarus Pit: Venom’s ‘Metal Black’

April 9, 2020

Looking back on Venom’s underrated 2006 album Metal Black.

Track Premiere: Black Pestilence Praises Darkness and Strength with “My Will to Power”

April 9, 2020

Hail the Flesh, Black Pestilence’s sixth full-length of blackened old-school thrash and punk, is set for release on May 1.

Full Album Stream & Interview: Calligram – “The Eye is the First Circle”

April 9, 2020

Stream the new album from British black metal crushers Calligram and read an interview with vocalist Matteo Rizzardo about the record, Ralph Waldo Emerson and coronavirus.

Album Premiere: Curse – ‘The Awakening… and the Old’

April 8, 2020

Resurrected Swedish black thrashers Curse tear from out of the shadows of obscurity with an absolute ripper. Hear their new EP in its entirety right now.

Seregor’s (Carach Angren) Top 5 Horror Movies

April 6, 2020

Carach Angren frontman Seregor lists his five favorite horror movies. Give in to his unconventional picks and the monster that is new album, Franckensteina Strataemontanus.

Demo:listen: Kriegsgraben

March 27, 2020

This week Demo:listen encounters unprecedented hostility from a French black metal duo calling themselves Kriegsgraben.

Full Album Stream: Black Vice – ‘The Alchemist’s Vision’

March 24, 2020

Hear unique and dark handwoven black magic on The Alchemist’s Vision, the sophomore album from Austin-based USBM stronghold Black Vice.

Rejoice! A New Naglfar Album Is on the Way!

March 20, 2020

Naglfar remains consistent in the best possible way: they just keep on making great blackened death metal packed with riff after riff.

Enslaved Grace the Cover of Decibel’s May Issue

March 18, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the May issue of Decibel, featuring an exclusive Cirith Ungol flexi disc, available now. Don’t blow it.

Video Premiere: Sicarius – “God of Dead Roots”

March 12, 2020

Sicarius don’t sound like they come from California, nor does God of Dead Roots sound like it’s from 2020.

Track Premiere: Nox Formulae – ‘Eve of Annihilation’

March 11, 2020

Grecian black metal horde Nox Formulae are about to end their seemingly interminable four-year silence with new LP Drakon Darshan Satan on March 27. Jam another new track from it right here.

Full Album Stream: Sign of Evil – ‘Psychodelic Horror’

March 11, 2020

Chilean solo project Sign of Evil emerges from the shadows armed with blackened riffs on the debut EP Psychodelic Horror.

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.