black metal

Track Premiere: Noltem – “Figment”

August 20, 2021

Hear a new stunner form atmospheric black metal upstarts Noltem.

Full Album Stream: Woman is the Earth – “Dust of Forever”

August 19, 2021

Midwest post-black metal trio Woman is the Earth revel in nature and its power on new album Dust of Forever.

Full Album Stream: Gorsedd FM – The Promise of Rot

August 6, 2021

American post-punk/post-black metal duo Gorsedd FM cut a disarmingly good debut full-length with The Promise of Rot.

Track Premiere: Atra Haeresis – “The Sacred Games”

August 4, 2021

Black/death misanthropes Atra Haeresis will rip out your beating heart during the lyric video for their new single, “The Sacred Games.”

Full EP Stream: Bat Magic – “Feast Of Blood”

July 28, 2021

Bat Magic, the first entity from the Ordo Vampyr Orientis black metal circle has emerged with its debut release for all raw devotees.

Album Premiere: Underdark – ‘Our Bodies Burned Bright on Re-Entry’

July 28, 2021

UK black metal revolutionaries Underdark shine brilliantly on their debut LP, Our Bodies Burned Bright on Re-Entry.

Full Album Stream: Craven Idol – “Forked Tongues”

July 21, 2021

Craven Idol‘s third album, Forked Tongues is the old-school extreme metal album you need.

Album Review: Craven Idol – ‘Forked Tongues’

July 19, 2021

British black/death immolators Craven Idol deliver Decibel‘s album of the week via Forked Tongues.

Video Premiere: Praise The Plague – “Beyond”

July 16, 2021

Germany’s Praise the Plague is here with a new song and video filled with doom metal power and black metal gloom.

Album Premiere: Lykhaeon – Opprobrium

July 13, 2021

Zürich-based chthonic black metal duo Lykhaeon cast black crushing doom against the gods themselves on their aptly titled visceral rebirth, Opprobrium.

Album Premiere: Unendlich – ‘Paradox of a Broken World’

July 7, 2021

Unendlich’s scythe-swinging riffs shape misery into majesty on the USBM project’s new LP, Paradox of a Broken World.

Album Premiere: Vampirska and Wampyric Rites – ‘The Drowning Void’

June 30, 2021

Black metal nightbeasts Vampirska and Wampyric Rites join forces to create the sanguinary split LP, The Drowning Void.

Video Premiere: Persekutor’s “Chained To the Tundra”

June 23, 2021

Romanian/Los Angeles ice metal heroes Persekutor unveil their latest hedonistic video from last year’s Permanent Winter

Wolves in the Throne Room Grace the Cover of Decibel’s August Issue

June 23, 2021

Pacific Northwest atmospheric black metal titans Wolves in the Throne Room return to the cover of the Decibel as the centerpiece of a USBM-heavy August issue.

Track Premiere: Krigsgrav – “The Sun No Longer Reaches Here”

June 21, 2021

According to Krigsgrav, “The Sun No Longer Reaches Here,” is “bleak, but that’s what this music is all about.”

Full EP Stream: Waerloga “Liar / Enemy” 7-Inch

June 17, 2021

Mysterious American black metallers Waerloga delight our mid-’90s black metal preferences with new EP, “Liar / Enemy.” Streaming now!

Track Premiere: Empress – “Libations”

June 16, 2021

Vancouver post-metal project Empress raise a chalice to lost loved ones on their evocative doom single, “Libations.”

EXCLUSIVE Wolves in the Throne Room – ‘Primordial Arcana’ LP Color! Pre-Orders Available NOW!

June 10, 2021

Coming in at a scarce 250 units, the Black & Gold splatter on Bone White variant of Primordial Arcana comes on a standard weight record and is only available right here via the Decibel webstore.

Video Premiere: Wormwitch – “Abracadabra”

June 9, 2021

According to Wormwitch: “this song is about creating as you speak; manifesting reality as you traverse the challenges of life.”

Album Premiere: Hatesong – ‘Chapel Rats’

June 2, 2021

Indianapolis blasphemers Hatesong release their LP of blackened pestilence, Chapel Rats. Rest in power, DV Karloff.

Full Album Stream: Stormruler – “Under the Burning Eclipse”

May 27, 2021

For fans of fiery, energetic black metal in the tradition of Naglfar, Dawn and Setherial, Stormruler has the ultimate debut ready to strike!

Satyricon – Dark Medieval Times

May 24, 2021

Frost and Satyr get medieval on your ass as we induct Satyricon‘s landmark Norwegian black metal debut Dark Medieval Times.

Excavating “Mystical Extraction”: A Gonemage Track by Track

May 19, 2021

Get ready for some 8-bit black metal dimension hopping courtesy Gonemage.

Track Premiere: Gallows – “Come and See”

May 14, 2021

“We play traditional black metal — full stop. We wrote 66 Black Wings under the shroud of the pandemic, fueled by blasphemy and booze.”

Track Premiere: Our Place Of Worship Is Silence — “Disavowed, and Left Hopeless”

May 12, 2021

The latest soot-encased blast from Our Place of Worship is Silence is anything but tranquil or hushed.

Video Premiere: Dordeduh – “Pândarul (live at Quantic)”

May 4, 2021

According to Dordeduh: “This track links our black metal roots with the more progressive character of our new music.”

Track Premiere: Dawn Ray’d – ‘Wild Fire’

May 3, 2021

Anarchist black metal trio Dawn Ray’d spread their message like “Wild Fire.”

Video Premiere: Teloch Vovin – “A Dirge To The Death Ov Life, Love And Hope”

April 29, 2021

Teloch Vovin‘s new track is a “a blackened doom epic,” with the video depicting “a night of total insanity and one’s total loss of control.”