black metal

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.

Brand New CULT NEVER DIES Books Available Exclusively in North America via Decibel!

January 27, 2023

Avoid crushing international shipping fees and get Cult Never Dies‘ incredible Dutch death metal history, black metal photo book, classic early ’90s zine anthologies and more exclusively via Decibel.

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Sanguisugabogg and All Out War

January 20, 2023

After flying south for the holidays, our bird is back with new releases from slam newjacks and underground metal/hardocre vets.

Hulder Releases A Live Bonus In Blood

January 6, 2023

Listen to Hulder‘s fantastic new live album, recorded in 2022 and featuring a mix of songs from her first album and the earlier demos.

Five For Friday: Black Metal 2022

December 16, 2022

This week’s roundup focuses on some of the best black metal of 2022, including Hulder, Esoctrilihum, Saidan and more!

Track Premiere: Bad Manor – “Love Song” (The Damned Cover)

December 1, 2022

Mysterious black metal collective Bad Manor reemerges from the shadows with a spooky time cover of punk faves The Damned.

Track Premiere: Ashen Horde – “The Courtesan”

November 21, 2022

Today, progressive black metal crew Ashen Horde deliver “The Courtesan” from their latest record, Antimony, out January 23 via Transcending Obscurity and Decibel is stoked to fill your earholes with it.

Haavard (ex-Ulver) Talks His Turn to Folkish Black Metal; Stream New LP, ‘Haavard’ Now

November 10, 2022

Listen to Haavard ahead of its Friday release date and read an interview with the ex-Ulver guitarist the artist here.

Track Premiere: Dødsengel – “In the Heart of the World”

November 9, 2022

Norwegian black metal adventurers Dødsengel return with “In the Heart of the World” the second single from their forthcoming full-length Bab Al On

Lamp of Murmuur Premiere Exclusive New Track, “Beyond the Burning Star of Attrition,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

November 7, 2022

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

Video Premiere: Varmia – “Oddal”

November 3, 2022

Black/folk metal pagans Varmia unleash “Oddal,” the first of three new songs to be released over the next few months from their forthcoming release, bal Lada, out soon via M-Theory Audio.

Black Metal Enigma BOOK OF SAND Explains its Crusade Against, But Also for, Black Metal

November 1, 2022

Prolific USBM project Book of Sand celebrates today’s release of new LP, seven candles for an empty altar with a lengthy new interview.

Bad Manor Presents: “The Haunting”

October 31, 2022

Devotees of the spooky season, rejoice in darkness at the tale in The Manor from the shadowy collective behind Bad Manor.

Video Premiere: DRYAD – “Black Smoke”

October 27, 2022

Crusty underground black metal punishers DRYAD are still a couple months away from releasing their Prosthetic debut, but you don’t have to wait that long to watch their video for “Black Smoke.”