black metal

Five For Friday: July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

This week’s new releases come stacked with layers of darkness, filth and brutality with the latest from Fanebærer, Kruelty and more!

Demo:listen: Vaamatar

July 17, 2020

Los Angeles black metal duo Vaamatar curse this week’s Demo:listen.

Album Premiere: Ascendency – Birth of an Eternal Empire

July 14, 2020

Danish black/death trio Ascendancy will soon release their new mLP. Hear and feel Birth of an Eternal Empire in all its power and glory right now.

Interview: “Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre” Director Discusses Horror and Heavy Metal

July 13, 2020

Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre director talks drive-in movies, Evil Dead, releasing a movie in a pandemic and the time he saw Randy Blythe light a man on fire in a parking lot.

Nocturnal Departure: Offerings to the Raw Black Metal Moon

July 3, 2020

The latest release from Nocturnal Departure is a raw, unpolished, but thoroughly brutal and melancholic blast of fire and darkness.

Demo:listen: Kurse Relic

July 3, 2020

This week’s Demo:listen helps to spread the fearsome and powerful sorcery of Seattle black metal duo Kurse Relic.

EP Premiere: Marthe – ‘Sisters of Darkness’

June 19, 2020

The true spirit of metal is alive and well in the heart of Italy’s one-woman old school black/doom metal band Marthe. Hear her demo Sisters of Darkness in all its awesome glory right now.

Album Stream: Allelic – ‘À Contre Vent’

June 19, 2020

Get to know one of the most unique bands in modern black metal with this full album stream of À Contre Vent, the new full-length from Montreal’s Allelic.

Imperial Triumphant Grace the Cover of Decibel’s August Issue

June 17, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the August issue of Decibel, featuring an exclusive Necrot flexi disc, available now. Don’t blow it.

Blake Judd Disbands Long-Running USBM Act Nachtmystium

June 15, 2020

Nachtmystium, the on-again/off-again U.S. black metal act fronted by guitarist/vocalist Blake Judd, is officially over once more.

Full Album Premiere: Ulthar – ‘Providence’

June 11, 2020

Hear Oakland black/death dealers Ulthar deliver their sophomore LP Providence in full a day ahead of its release on 20 Buck Spin

Vreid Announce “In the mountains of Sognametal” Live Session

June 8, 2020

The Norwegian melodic black metal Vreid outfit announce their upcoming stream live from the fjords of their homeland this Saturday, June 13th at 3 PM EDT.

Uada Unveil Title Track to New Album, “Djinn”

June 5, 2020

Melodic U.S. black metallers Uada unleash their first new track from their forthcoming album Djinn.

Track Premiere: Battlemaster – ‘Black Challenge’

June 1, 2020

Take the “Black Challenge” with long-running Richmond blackened thrashers Battlemaster.

Five For Friday: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

This week’s featured set of new releases includes entries from epic practitioners like Atavistia and Sorcerer, along with crushers like Xibalba.

Track Premiere: Luctum – “Theriomorphic Divinations of Heiress Nocturna”

May 22, 2020

Like columns of black smoke reaching for the heavens, USBM suffocationists Luctum demonstrate their “Theriomorphic Divinations” on this latest track reveal from their forthcoming debut full length Ashes of the Titans.

Five For Friday: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

This week’s featured new releases include albums from Cauldron Black Ram, Esoctrilihum, along with some hardcore and deathy NWOBHM-style jams!

Demo:listen: Ages of Blood

May 22, 2020

This week Demo:listen captures the dawning of Ages of Blood, a new Argentinian medieval black metal stronghold.

Album Review: Carach Angren – ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’

May 20, 2020

Symphonic black metal horror hounds Carach Angren deliver the ghoul time with Franckensteina Strataemontanus.

Album Premiere: Hexenbrett – ‘Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu Töten’

May 19, 2020

Three days before its official release, weird German black metallers Hexenbrett reveal their highly anticipated, forthcoming full-length in its entirety.

Romanian Black Metallers Persekutor Debut “Can You Feel the Frost of Dawn,” Reveal New LP Release Date

May 13, 2020

It’s no Angels of Meth, but Decibel is still stoked to jam the first new Persekutor track in five years. Vlad the Inhaler fills in the detailings.

Demo:listen: Hinterkaifeck

May 8, 2020

This week’s Demo:listen gets bludgeoned and dragged deep into the wastelands of Oz by savage black metal cretins Hinterkaifeck.

Album Premiere: Neige Morte – ‘IIII’

May 6, 2020

Check out this exclusive premiere of the furious and unorthodox fouth album from French black metalists Neige Morte.

Track Premiere: Conceived by Hate – “Into Cemetery Fog”

May 6, 2020

Salvadoran misanthropes Conceived by Hate lure listeners to a haunted graveyard in their ectoplasmic new single “Into Cemetery Fog.”

Track Premiere: Devil With No Name – ‘Monad’

May 4, 2020

The devil comes in many forms. Hear the latest from USBM desert dwellers Devil With No Name.

Track Premiere: An Autumn for Crippled Children – ‘None More Pale’

April 30, 2020

It doesn’t matter if we all die, as long as you hear the new single from shoegaze-infused black metallers An Autumn for Crippled Children first.

Album Premiere: Order Of Orias – ‘Ablaze’

April 27, 2020

Australia-based black metallers Order Of Orias corrupt harmony on their new album, Ablaze, now streaming in full only at Decibel.