black metal

Video Premiere: Ceremonial Castings – “Midnight Deathcult Phenomena”

January 10, 2022

Watch recently resurrected symphonic USBM powerhouse Ceremonial Castings (ft. members of Uada) honor their 25th anniversary with a re-recorded classic.

Imperial Triumphant To Release Exclusive Single, “Black Psychedelia (Redux),” via the Decibel Flexi Series

January 7, 2022

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, January 10 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from avant garde black/death kings Imperial Triumphant.

Full EP Premiere: Apes – “Lullabies For Eternal Sleep”

January 6, 2022

Hear Quebec sextet, Apes, offer up nightmare-inducing, black metal-flecked grindcore lullabies on their new four-song EP.

Fallow Heart: Truth in Dissonance: Don Anderson (Sculptured, ex-Agalloch) On the Objectives of Art

January 3, 2022

In which Sculptured, ex-Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson and Decibel‘s Forrest Pitts discuss the tonal impact of Anton Webern’s Opus 21 symphony.

Op Ed: Neill Jameson Spotlights a New Wave of Darkness in American Black Metal

December 28, 2021

In which Krieg’s frontman focuses on Grinning Death’s Head, Calvary, Pan-Amerikan Native Front and the rising new wave of American Black Metal.

Video Premiere: Enslaved – “Bounded By Allegiance” (Live)

December 23, 2021

Enslaved‘s The Otherworldly Big Band Experience delivered an epic live stream this week. If you missed it, check out their performance of “Bounded By Allegiance.” You can also watch the full livestream through December 24.

Five For Friday: Black Metal 2021

December 17, 2021

Here are five great black metal albums that came out this year, featuring Hulder, Ninkharsag, Spectral Wound and more!

Video Premiere: Dæmonesq – “The Beauty of Letting Go”

December 13, 2021

Check out the new haunting, atmospheric and introspective video from Germany’s newest black metal export, Dæmonesq.

“We Were The Spark:” Venom Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Welcome To Hell’

December 6, 2021

Decibel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Venom‘s extreme metal ground zero, Welcome To Hell, with former guitarist/songwriter Jeff “Mantas” Dunn.

Portrayal of Guilt Premiere New Single, “Chamber of Misery Pt. III,” via the Decibel Flexi Series!

December 1, 2021

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

Interview: Christian Larson Talks Necrofier, Night Cobra and Hell’s Heroes IV

November 29, 2021

Houston promoter and musician Christian Larson discusses new records from Necrofier and Night Cobra, plus the fourth edition of his Hell’s Heroes festival.

Listen: Stormkeep Release ‘Tales of Othertime’ Album

November 22, 2021

Hear Stormkeep‘s Tales of Othertime and transport yourself to the genre’s glory days.

Mortiis Talks New ‘Z.A.S.T. Zine Anthology,’ Early ’90s Extreme Metal Scene

November 16, 2021

Cult Never Dies publishes a Z.A.S.T. zine anthology. We chat with the former editor, one Havard “Mortiis” Ellefsen, all about it.

Track Premiere: Myrdød – “Drom”

November 12, 2021

Myrdød‘s new song sounds like “a spiraling shared nightmare. Two souls dying on Earth, both trapped in the same dream plane.”

Track Premiere: Aquilus – “Lucille’s Gate”

November 2, 2021

Decibel is pleased to present the powerful new single from Aquilus, the Australian neoclassical black metal masters!

Full Album Stream: Churchburn – Genocidal Rite

November 2, 2021

Listen to an exclusive stream of Churchburn‘s Genocidal Rite and pick up a copy of the album now through Translation Loss Records ahead of its release this Friday.

Gravesend Premiere New EP, “From the Gutter… to the Grave,” via the Decibel Flexi Series!

October 27, 2021

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

Album Premiere: Threshing Spirit – The Crucible

October 26, 2021

An exclusive and early stream of The Crucible, the fearless debut full-length from Chicago-based USBM entity Threshing Spirit.

Premiere: Morgul Blade Lifts Their Sword On High On New Single “The Morgul Blade”

October 25, 2021

Philly trad metallers Morgul Blade bring a healthy dose of old-school black metal on debut full-length. Raise “The Morgul Blade” only on Decibel!

Doom Wizards KHEMMIS Make Their Decibel Magazine Cover Debut! Available NOW!

October 22, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the December issue of Decibel, featuring our exclusive new flexi disc single from grinding black crust trio Gravesend available NOW!

Album Premiere: Worm – “Foreverglade”

October 19, 2021

Doomed death dealers Worm emerge from Florida mire with rot-infested third album, Foreverglade, on 20 Buck Spin.

Track Premiere: Brulvahnatu – “IV Talatala”

October 15, 2021

Get to know Canadian ambient black/death eccentric Brulvahnatu with the fourth track on its new four-LP monstrosity Shining Nagas Territory.

Track Premiere: Funeral Chant – “Oneiric Perversion”

October 13, 2021

Oakland black/death metallers Funeral Chant unleash the second death hymn from new LP Dawn of Annihilation.

Video Premiere: Agnes Vein — “Deathcall”

October 13, 2021

The gods of Greece make themselves heard once again in the doom-infused black metal of Agnes Vein.

Top 5 Guitar Pedals By Christian Larson (Necrofier)

October 11, 2021

Christian Larson of Necrofier fame steps on his Top 5 Guitar Pedals for black metal. Fans of Dissection, Necrophobic, and Dawn take note!

Full Album Stream: Untamed Land – “Like Creatures Seeking Their Own Forms”

October 6, 2021

Untamed Land “seeks to capture the spirit and energy of the mythical Old West by creating a dreamlike and dark sonic landscape.”

Gravesend To Release New EP, “From the Gutter… to the Grave,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

September 30, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, October 4 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from New York new jack black/death/grind trio Gravesend.