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Entombed A.D. to Release Exclusive New Piledriver Cover via Decibel Flexi Series!

September 19, 2019

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, September 30 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Swedish death dealers Entombed A.D.!

Q&A: Lenny Rutledge Soldiers Sanctuary Onward

December 17, 2018

Sanctuary guitarist Lenny Rutledge pledges to continue band after death of singer Warrel Dane.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Trevor Phipps of Unearth

November 29, 2018

To celebrate the release of Unearth‘s new album, Extinction(s), we caught up with vocalist Trevor Phipps to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Michel “Away” Langevin of Voivod

September 20, 2018

To celebrate the release of Voivod‘s new album, The Wake, we caught up with drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and found out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Q&A: Guillermo Izquierdo & Angelus Apatrida Destroy The World (Except America)

May 14, 2018

Spain-based thrashers Angelus Apatrida are gruesome on new album, “Cabaret de la Guillotine.”

Q&A: Necrophobic’s Joakim Sterner Issues A Bomba Warning

March 26, 2018

Long-standing Swedish blackened death metallers Necrophobic mark their return on “Mark of the Necrogram.”

Dead Lord’s Hakim Krim Fields Nine Questions

October 23, 2017

Swedish heavy rockers Dead Lord impart heartbreak, LSD trips, and politics on their new album, “In Ignorance We Trust”.

Grave Pleasures

September 27, 2017

Grave Pleasures are this week’s Best New Noise.

A Q&A With Implore’s Gabriel Dubko

September 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broken Hope

June 26, 2017

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

Track Premiere: Vallenfyre – ‘An Apathetic Grave’

May 18, 2017

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

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

April 3, 2017

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

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

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

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.