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A Q&A With Implore’s Gabriel Dubko

September 11, 2017 Chris Dick

Decibel sits down with Implore bassist/vocalist Gabriel ‘Gabbo’ Dubko to find out more from one of the best new bands on the planet. “Subjugate” is a must-hear!

The Lurking Fear

August 21, 2017 Michael Wohlberg

The Lurking Fear rise to this week’s Best New Noise.

Hammered Horror, Vampire’s Hand of Doom & Black String Tell All

August 7, 2017 Chris Dick

From musical influences like Mercyful Fate, Slayer, and Possessed to filmic influences like Hammer Horror, Sweden’s Vampire are taking death metal into the abyss. Formed in 2011 in Gothenburg, the Swedes — helmed by drummer (now vocalist) Hand of Doom and guitarist Black String — quickly impressed, with the group’s 2012 self-titled demo garnering heavy…

Detailed Devils, A Q&A With Firespawn’s Alex Impaler & Victor Brandt

July 31, 2017 Chris Dick

When Swedish supergroup–members also call Entombed A.D., Unleashed, Necrophobic, Usurpress home–Fireborn phoenixed into Firespawn in 2015, few expected such proficient, punishing death metal. The band’s debut, “Shadow Realms”, took the tenets of classic sounds, Stockholm and Tampa Bay, and twisted them into a nastier, more incendiary style. Thus, Firespawn was born! Two years after “Shadow…

Arch Enemy Release First Original Song From New Album, ‘Will to Power’

July 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

Listen to “The World is Yours,” the first piece of original music from Arch Enemy in 3 years. 

EXCLUSIVE: Hear A New Arch Enemy Recording!

July 12, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Hear the first new Arch Enemy recording in nearly three years right now. 

Broken Hope

June 26, 2017 Justin Norton

Mutilated and Assimilated
Too fast, too furious
dB rating: 8/10

Track Premiere: Vallenfyre – ‘An Apathetic Grave’

May 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Check out the lyric video for “An Apathetic Grave” from Vallenfyre‘s upcoming third record, Fear Those Who Fear Him.

Video Premiere: Broken Hope – ‘Mutilated And Assimilated’

May 12, 2017 Vince Bellino

Prepare to be “Mutilated and Assimilated” by Chicago death metal outfit Broken Hope. 

Twisted Into Form, A Q&A With Havok’s David Sanchez

April 3, 2017 Chris Dick

Thrash metal’s new wave of ‘bangers are obviously cuing off benchmarks and milestones set in the ’80s and ’90s. To wit, Denver-based riff-slayers Havok originally formed as a nod to their favorite bands and records, but over time (or four full-length albums) they’ve come into their own.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Tiamat “A Deeper Kind of Slumber”

November 15, 2016 Neill Jameson

Wake up, people! Tiamat‘s 1997 departure A Deeper Kind of Slumber actually rules. Here’s why.

Genial Grinder: An Interview With Aborted’s Sven de Caluwé

August 1, 2016 Chris Dick

Belgian death-grind outfit Aborted just celebrated their 20th Anniversary. Well, last year they did. But think of it. 20 years of death, grind, and chopping up listeners into little sanguine bits. The group’s new album, Retrogore, isn’t too far removed from its predecessors, but where it stands on its own, is in the songwriting.

Folk Tales: An Interview with Moonsorrow’s Mitja Harvilahti

April 21, 2016 Matt Solis

You’d be hard-pressed to describe Finland’s Moonsorrow without using some kind of synonym for “epic,” so the fact that their new LP, Jumalten Aika, out-epics anything they’ve done is nothing short of astounding. We caught up with guitarist/vocalist Mitja Harvilahti to discuss the musical, thematic and personal influences that helped bring this beast of an album to life.

Exclusive Premiere: Omnium Gatherum’s “Frontiers” Video

January 26, 2016 Matt Solis

Finnish melodic death metal mainstays Omnium Gatherum are mere weeks away from dropping their seventh LP, Grey Heavens, and their timing is impeccable: it’s cold as balls out there. To celebrate, the boys have dropped a new video for the album’s second single, “Frontiers,” and we have the exclusive U.S. premiere.

Ola Lindgren (Grave) interviewed

September 25, 2015 Chris Dick

** For the better part of our lifetime, Swedish death metallers Grave have dominated the landscape. They released seminal album, Into the Grave, ushering a new wave of heaviness not found in their Stockholm peers. They released Soulless, an album that combined the brutality of death metal with an unheard of groove. When Grave went on hiatus in 1997, the world had thought they could leave death metal to the next generation. The world was wrong. The Swedes returned in 2002, with Back from the Grave and have since then pounded out death metal albums of the highest quality with the best old-school mentality. So, let’s respect Grave. And let’s cheer on the savagery that is new album Out of Respect for the Dead.

Exclusive: Napalm Death Video Premiere

January 23, 2015 Justin Norton

Folks, that’s an animated Barney Greenway. Consider us chuffed. Napalm Death was recently featured on our cover in conjunction with the release of their massive new album Apex Predator-Easy Meat. In our story last month Greenway told us: “I know it sounds sickeningly upbeat but I’ve never gone into a show and been in the…

Do your best Bolt Thrower, win a limited Bolt Thrower LP

February 12, 2014 Justin Norton

Our friends at Century Media records recently unveiled something incredibly cool: a limited 500-run vinyl pressing of Bolt Thrower’s War Master. Here’s how they describe it: Pressed in a double gatefold format, this special War Master reissue features three sides of “blood-drenched” hymns on red/silver splattered white wax with side 4 being an exclusive etching….

EXCLUSIVE: WARBRINGER “Hunter-Seeker” lyric video

September 17, 2013 Jonathan Horsley

As you may or may not know, Californian next-gen thrashers Warbringer will be dropping album number four—IV: Empires Collapse—on Oct 29th through Century Media. The band have been on the road pretty much constantly since 2011’s Worlds Torn Asunder, and in that time have augmented their lineup with guitarist Jeff Potts and bassist Ben Mottsman,…

Full Album Stream: Grand Supreme Blood Court

November 14, 2012 Justin Norton

The phrases “Van Drunen” and “side project” will cause more than a little excitement in these parts. The death metal frontman handled vocals on two prestigious entries in Decibel’s Top 100 Death Metal Albums (available here). He also toured with the mighty Bolt Thrower and fronts war-themed badasses Hail Of Bullets. The dude is like…

LIVE REVIEW: Marduk and Immolation – Underworld, London

October 1, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

The concept of faith might be diametrically opposed to Marduk’s pitch-black worldview but the Swedish fundamentalists are worthy of yours. Of all the Second Wave black metal bands who still consider their iconoclastic craft a full-time concern, Marduk are the ones who always deliver. They could be accused of lacking a sense of adventure when…

Interview: MARDUK’s Morgan “Evil” Håkansson on “Serpent Sermon” and jogging to black metal

July 23, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

Twelve albums in on a 22-year-old career and Swedish black metallers Marduk can still be relied upon 100 per cent to stick to the program and deliver a typically iconoclastic tour de force, touching upon all the genre essentials, anti-hymns to send toes curling in the Vatican and throughout Christendom. Serpent Sermon is pound for…

INTERVIEW || Triptykon’s Tom G. Warrior on beauty and darkness (Part Two)

March 19, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

On Friday we brought you the minutes from an interview we were lucky enough to conduct with Triptykon frontman, Celtic Frost/HellHammer mainman Tom G. Warrior while he was on tour with Cannibal Corpse, Enslaved and Job for a Cowboy. Warrior seemed pretty ecstatic just to have the opportunity to play music, and that’s something that…

INTERVIEW || Triptykon’s Tom G. Warrior on beauty and darkness (Part One)

March 16, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

Tom G. Warrior was opting out of the press circuit while haring through the UK on last week’s Defenders of the Faith tour with Cannibal Corpse, Enslaved and Job for a Cowboy, but the Triptykon mainman granted the Deciblog an audience. Of all the times we’ve been in the company of Warrior since the Celtic…

Live Review: Napalm Death, London Underworld, 16th December

December 19, 2011 Jonathan Horsley

Just around the corner from the Camden Underworld, the BrewDog bar is exhibiting all the signs that tonight’s show is going to be over-subscribed despite Napalm Death’s much-anticipated and completed new album, Utilitarian, in cold storage until the New Year. The Scottish independent brewery’s own titular tribute to the Dead Kennedys’ anti-fascist anthem, the 7.8%…

Insomnium – Contest!

October 10, 2011 Jonathan Horsley

Roll up, folks: it’s competition time! Courtesy of the good folks at Century Media we have one strictly limited edition boxset of Insomnium‘s new album, One for Sorrow and a t-shirt too (see below… It’s reassuringly black so won’t clash with downcast expressions and your sense of metal self). One for Sorrow is the Finnish…