black metal

Track Premiere: Bat Magic – “Ritualia Festum In Ichor Noster”

April 19, 2022

Vampires are the new Satan as Bat Magic spin a black metal tale, from their upcoming split, of discovering you’re the blood-sucking undead.

Watch: WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Drummer Aaron Weaver Talks Special Guests For Their ‘Two Hunters’ Set at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

April 14, 2022

Wolves in the Throne Room drummer Aaron Weaver discusses the USBM stalwarts’ first-ever performance of their classic Two Hunters LP at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on June 10.

Track Premiere: Axioma – ‘A New Dark Age’

April 13, 2022

Axioma enter “A New Dark Age” with the first song from their new album, Sepsis.

Rotting Christ To Release Exclusive Single, “Holy Mountain,” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

April 12, 2022

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, June 1 to obtain this EXCLUSIVE flexi disc single from Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ

Track Premiere: Synteleia – “Harvest the Forest”

April 11, 2022

Greek black metal traditionalists Synteleia premiere new track “Harvest the Forest” from their upcoming debut on Floga Records.

Track Premiere: AARA – “Strepitus Mundi”

April 7, 2022

Treat yourself to some prime Swiss black metal via the latest track from AARA, “Strepitus Mundi.”

Track Premiere: Vital Spirit – ‘Withering Fire’

April 4, 2022

Wormwitch and Seer members venture Westward in Vital Spirit on new single, “Withering Fire,” via new album Still as the Night, Cold as the Wind (Vendetta/Hidden Tribe).

Track Premiere: Skumstrike – “Caustic Poison”

March 29, 2022

Montreal rippers Skumstrike belch out a noxious blast of D-beat-driven thrash on their latest single.

Track Premiere: Molten Chains – “Communion”

March 28, 2022

Viennese unholy heavy metal trio Molten Chains offer “Communion,” the latest single from their forthcoming new album, Orisons of Vengeance.

Full Album Stream: Ouranos – “Voir La Lumière”

March 28, 2022

Ouranos delves further into electronic-influenced black metal on new album Voir La Lumière.

Mirai Kawashima of SIGH Discusses His Video Game Debut, Voice Acting and Future Sigh Material

March 24, 2022

The Sigh mastermind lends his voice to the popular horror game Dead By Daylight, as well as shares what’s in store for the avant garde black metal institution.

Album Premiere: Cirkeln – A Song to Sorrow

March 21, 2022

An exclusive early full album stream of the ambitious sophomore album from Stockholm’s rising black metal ‘stormlander’ Cirkeln.

Track Premiere: Blut aus Nord – “That Cannot Be Dreamed”

March 17, 2022

Hear atmospheric black metal heroes Blut aus Nord return with the first single from new album Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses.

Cradle of Filth Stream Their Full “Dusk…and Her Embrace” Set This Weekend

March 16, 2022

Cradle of Filth revisit their landmark Dusk…and her Embrace album with a special performance streaming on the Spring Equinox.

Fallow Heart: Truth in Dissonance Part II: Don Anderson (Sculptured, ex-Agalloch) On Art As a Leaderless Movement

March 14, 2022

In which we present the second part of Sculptured, ex-Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson and Decibel‘s Forrest Pitts lengthy discussion on creative musical impact.

Track Stream: Nechochwen – “Across the Divide”

March 14, 2022

USBM stalwarts Nechochwen unveil the closing track to their first new album in seven years.

Pre-Order DEVIL MASTER’s ‘Ecstasies of Never Ending Night’ on Decibel-Exclusive Colored Vinyl RIGHT NOW!

March 8, 2022

The Decibel edition of Devil Master‘s Ecstasies of Never Ending Night LP is “Clear with Violet & Black Splatter” vinyl and limited to just 100 copies worldwide!

EP Premiere: Diabolical Evil – “Cursed by Blood” / “Valley of the Damned”

March 1, 2022

Hear Brazilian speed metal merchant Diabolical Evil make their vinyl debut for new U.K.-based label Vicious Witch Records.

Video Premiere: IATT – “Seven Wandering Stars”

February 11, 2022

Decibel is happy to present the video for the thunderous new song from the Philadelphia black metal alchemists in IATT.

Full Album Stream: Karmanjaka – “Gates of Muspel”

February 10, 2022

Hear the folk-inspired third album, inspired by the Poetic Edda, from progressive Swedish black metal quintet Karmanjaka.

Imperial Triumphant Premiere Exclusive Single, “Black Psychedelia (Redux),” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

February 10, 2022

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

NITE’s Top 5 Sci-fi Films

February 7, 2022

San Francisco-based blackened heavy metal outfit NITE list their Top 5 movies. New album, Voices of the Kronian Moon, out March 25th on Season of Mist.

Here Are 40 Great Metal Albums You May Have Missed in 2021

February 3, 2022

Because we’re barely even a full month into 2022 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 40 more from 2021 to chew on.