black metal

Track Premiere: Hulder – “A Forlorn Peasant’s Hymn”

December 22, 2020

USBM’s new sovereigness Hulder slays unholy black metal and sings for the people on the latest single from her forthcoming debut album Godslastering: Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry.

Track Premiere: EOS “The Great Ascension”

December 14, 2020

Australian black metallers EOS emerge from the shadows on new track, “The Great Ascension.” Only black metal is real at Decibel!

Five For Friday: Black Metal 2020

December 11, 2020

This week’s edition dives deep into the dark caverns of 2020 to reveal five of this year’s best black metal releases!

Video Premiere: Folterkammer – ‘Die Hymne’

December 11, 2020

Watch Folterkammer combine opera and black metal in their new music video.

Demo:listen: Ritual Inscription

December 11, 2020

New England one-man black metal band Ritual Inscription leave their unholy mark on this week’s Demo:listen.

Album Premiere and Interview: Gjoad – ‘Samanōn’

December 9, 2020

Austrian newcomers Gjoad create entrancing worlds with atmospheric dark rock on their debut LP, Samanōn.

Track Premiere: Malakhim – “There Is A Beacon”

December 8, 2020

Elite Swedish Satanic black metallers Malakhim will finally release their first proper full-length come January 2021. Catch a blinding glimpse of Theion now with this exclusive premiere of the album’s opener, “There Is A Beacon.”

Album Premiere: Markgraf – Markgraf

December 7, 2020

German black/heavy metal trio Markgraf present an anachronistic and refreshing sound on their debut full-length. Out next Friday, stream Markgraf in its entirety right now.

Demo:listen: Unshriven Aghast

December 4, 2020

USBM insurgents Unshriven Aghast take this week’s Demo:listen hostage to debut their 3-song demo Beacons of Revolt.

Valac and Kommodus Premiere ‘Eclipsing Honour and Decay’ Split Cassette

November 27, 2020

Hear this crucial split between obscure American black mist Valac and Australia’s insanely prolific Kommodus.

Album Premiere: Moulin Banal – De Misère & D’Engelures

November 27, 2020

The scathing winds of Quebecois black metal return with a vengeance on De Misère & D’Engelures, the first full-length from Montréal’s Moulin Banal.

Album Premiere: Golgata – ‘Tempel’

November 25, 2020

Swedish black metal duo Golgata anonymously wield scorched melodies on their mesmerizing sophomore record, Tempel.

‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Now In Stock, Final Excerpt Revealed!

November 24, 2020

Read our second and final book excerpt, this time focusing on the early days of American black metal cult legends Profanatica, and order your copy of USBM now.

Darkthrone’s ‘A Blaze in the Northern Sky’ Honored By the National Library of Norway

November 23, 2020

As part of it’s “Enlightened” exhibition, Norway’s national library has honored Darkthrone‘s classic album.

Album Premiere: Horncrowned – ‘Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer)’

November 18, 2020

Colombian black metal squadron Horncrowned unleash their new album of demonic warfare, the Armageddon-beckoning Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer).

Many Suffer, Featuring ex-My Dying Bride Guitarist Calvin Robertshaw, Unveil New Blacked Doom Track

November 16, 2020

Hear “The Trees Die Standing,” the first officially released material from Calvin Robertshaw’s (ex-My Dying Bride) black/doom project Many Suffer.

Album Premiere: Black Mold – The Inheritance of Evil

November 13, 2020

An accursed relic of the Portuguese underground, hear Black Mold’s debut full-length of evil black/thrash before it’s out next week.

‘USBM’ Author Daniel Lake Guests on Gimme Metal’s ‘Metal Matters’ Podcast!

November 10, 2020

Daniel Lake sits down with Tombs frontman and ‘Metal Matters’ podcast host Mike Hill to discuss the process of assembling the new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal.

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Sodom, Tombs and Witchwood

November 6, 2020

Our cooped up correspondent pecks on thrash metal legends, U.S. black metal’s unsung heroes and, um, a flute rock.

Track Premiere: Sarvekas – “The Sacred Hour of the Hunt”

November 2, 2020

Wolf-blooded Finnish black metal duo Sarvekas guide us through woodland feeding grounds in their new single, “The Sacred Hour of the Hunt.”

Album Premiere: Shagor – Sotteklugt

October 28, 2020

Hear Dutch black metal band Shagor‘s Sotteklugt in advance of its Friday release on Babylon Doom Cult Records.

Track Premiere: Northern Curse — “Ceremony of Loss”

October 28, 2020

New Hampshire black metal tectonic plate shifters Northern Curse erupt once again after a three years deep underground.

Read an Exclusive Book Excerpt from ‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’

October 28, 2020

This exclusive from Decibel‘s new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, explores the misogynist and racist behavior and other character flaws of some of USBM’s most prominent artists.  

Interview: Photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses “Daughters of Darkness”

October 27, 2020

Heavy metal photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses his upcoming photo book of corpse painted nude portraits, Daughters of Darkness.