black metal

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.

Track Premiere: Witching – ‘Throes’

February 20, 2020

Listen to a blackened new song from sludge purveyors Witching.

Video Premiere: Nyrst – “Orsök”

February 19, 2020

Icelandic winter demons Nyrst unveil a visually stunning music video filmed in the vast and desolate hinterlands of their home country.

Demo:listen: Occoquain

February 14, 2020

This week’s Demo:listen falls under the spell of American black metal mission Occoquain.

Track Premiere: Lychgate – “Incarnate”

February 12, 2020

Hear the first song off the new release Also sprach Futura from London’s inimitable avant-garde black/doom outfit Lychgate.

Obsidian Tongue: “A Way to Expel the Sadness, Anger and Fear”

February 7, 2020

“My only ambition is that the music has the capability to help other people release some of the negativity dominating them.”

Hot Graves: “We Thrive on Having Those Anthemic, Fist-Pumping Vibes”

January 31, 2020

Jump back into the steaming coffin of black, death, thrash and crust-fueled glory on “Haunted Graves,” from the upcoming EP from Hot Graves.

Demo:listen: Bloodline Ascension Temple

January 31, 2020

This week on Demo:listen we find ourselves in the withering thrall of Canadian black metal plague Bloodline Ascension Temple.

Full Album Stream: Death. Void. Terror.- “To The Great Monolith II”

January 24, 2020

Gaze into the terrifying indifference of the universe with the latest emanation of Switzerland’s Helvetic Underground Committee.

The Decibel Magazine Tour 2020 Issue of Decibel is Now Available

January 16, 2020

Advance copies of our annual Decibel Magazine Tour Issue, featuring an exclusive Temple of Void flexi disc, are here in extremely limited quantities.

EP Stream: Putrascension’s “The Obsidian Fog”

January 16, 2020

New Jersey’s Putrascension continues the state’s contradictory nature with their new EP.

Album Review: Midnight – ‘Rebirth by Blasphemy’

January 14, 2020

Midnight take their sacrilegious heavy metal earworms overground and to the next level.

Full Demo Stream: Waldgeflüster – ‘Stimmen im Wind 2020’

January 10, 2020

German black metal group Waldgeflüster rewrite history with the re-release of their 14-year old demo, re-recorded with real drums and bass guitar. Hear Stimmen im Wind 2020 in its entirety right now.

Track Premiere: Hot Graves – “Ruination Supremacy”

January 9, 2020

On their new EP Haunted Graves Floridian sonic extremists Hot Graves hit so hard it’s probably illegal in certain states. Hear what we mean on the exclusive premiere of this amalgamated grinder “Ruination Supremacy.”

Full Album Stream: Empire of the Moon – ‘Eclipse’

January 7, 2020

Obscure Greek stargazers Empire of the Moon return from their deep slumber with Eclipse, their second album of Hellenic metal mastery.

Track Premiere: Aethyrick – “Stellar Flesh”

January 3, 2020

Finnish black metal duo Aethyrick will soon release their powerful sophomore album upon a completely unsuspecting public. Check out this exclusive stream of this potent number right now and get ahead of the crowd on Gnosis

Track Premiere: Snorlax – “Encapsulated Apocalypse”

January 1, 2020

Don’t sleep on former Decibel demo faves Snorlax. Hear their new song “Encapsulated Apocalypse”

Exclusive Premiere: Inferno Requiem & Abigail split

December 31, 2019

It’s a clamorous clash of titans when Taiwanese black metal wolf Inferno Requiem takes on Japanese black street metal legends Abigail. Hear the full split in its entirety right here.

Ordeals: “We Will Seize Everything We Can”

December 27, 2019

New York’s Ordeals specializes in a certain kind of darkness. The band’s sound is an entrancing and at times terrifying blend of black metal and death metal.

Demo:listen: Nocturnal Prayer

December 27, 2019

This week Demo:listen finds itself in the black heart of northern darkness with Newfoundland’s Nocturnal Prayer.

10 Great Albums for Winter

December 20, 2019

The cold, grim, dark months are upon us. Prepare for your hibernation with 10 excellent albums filled with riffs, sythns and screams.

Snuff Out 2019 with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

December 18, 2019

Philadelphia label/distro Horror Pain Gore Death Productions release a free 42 song sampler to summarize their 2019 releases. It’s the soundtrack for the world’s end, just in time for the year’s end.