Dark Descent Records

Spirit Adrift Grace the Cover of the November Issue of Decibel

September 15, 2020

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

Premiere: HAD’s self-titled mLP

August 25, 2020

Featuring members of Sulphurous and Deiquisitor, HAD emerge from the Copenhagen underground with an uncanny and foreboding power to wield devastating darkness.

Hyperdontia To Release New Song “Punctured Soul” via the Decibel Flexi Series

July 31, 2020

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Hyperdontia flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive new song as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

The Five Dark Descent Releases that Mean the Most to Owner Matt Calvert

October 10, 2019

To celebrate Dark Descent Records’ 10th anniversary, we caught up with owner Matt Calvert to find out what five DD releases mean the most to him.

Full Album Stream: Crypt Sermon – ‘The Ruins of Fading Light’

September 3, 2019

Hear Crypt Sermon‘s four-years-in-the-making doom metal juggernaut The Ruins of Fading Light in full.

Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

November 16, 2018

Tickets for the eighth annual Decibel Magazine Tour, featuring co-headliners Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel, with support from Immolation (select dates), Necrot and Blood Incantation, are ON SALE NOW!

Decibel Magazine 2019 Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

November 14, 2018

Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Immolation, Necrot and Blood Incantation unite for Decibel’s latest American live campaign this February. Tickets on sale Friday, November 16 at 10am local time.

Track Premiere: Devouring Star ‘Scar Inscriptions’

August 22, 2018

Finnish black metal phenoms Devouring Star explore Sin as a divine trait on new song “Scar Inscriptions.”

STREAMING: Ensnared “Dysangelium”

May 8, 2017

Sweden’s Gravehammer met its maker in 2010. Despite the group only issuing a lone EP, 2010’s Ensnared in Dismal Blasphemies, the Gothenburgers were well on their way to Nordic infamy, their hybridization of death, black, and thrash metal on either end of Decameron, Grotesque, and vintage Kreator. Now, known as Ensnared, the Swedes have taken what they learned on the fiery path with Gravehammer into new depths of darkness, where the horns of Hell blare violently and incessantly, where the air is insufferably hot and smells of brimstone cooking in the vast ovens of the underworld.

Swedish death metal vets Sarcasm finally release second album

April 27, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but Sarcasm are releasing their second album, and we caught up with them to get the scoop.

Gorephilia

April 3, 2017

Severed Monolith
On the chopping block
dB rating: 8/10

Full Album Stream: Ruinous – ‘Graves of Ceaseless Death’

November 4, 2016

Ruinous combines old and new death metal elements on their debut, Graves of Ceaseless Death.  

Full Album Stream: Krypts – ‘Remnants of Expansion’

October 21, 2016

Krypts‘ second album is another impressive piece of death-doom. Stream it in full before it hits the streets next week.

Vanhelgd

September 19, 2016

Temple of Phobos
Cower power
dB rating: 8/10

Contest: Dark Descent Megapack (3 LPs, 7 CDs, + Shirt!)

July 29, 2016

One email for a chance to make your collection 10 (ripping, crushing, raging, etc. etc., you get the point) entries heavier. 

Full Album Stream: Blood Incantation’s ‘Starspawn’ Might Be the Death Metal Album of the Year

July 29, 2016

Denver’s Blood Incantation have crafted an epic slab of death metal that demands your immediate attention. No bullshit.

MATT CALVERT OF DARK DESCENT RECORDS: “FAILURE HAS NEVER BEEN AN OPTION”

June 30, 2016

Dark Descent Records is one of the best underground metal labels of 2016. But who is the man behind the label?

Phobocosm

June 6, 2016

Bringer of Drought
Thirsty and miserable
dB rating: 8/10

Smash Through the Looking-Glass: Stream Ghoulgotha’s “A Lord in the Shattered Mirror”

May 10, 2016

San Diego dour trio Ghoulgotha offer up another tantalizing peek at their forthcoming LP, To Starve the Cross.

INTERVIEW: Mike Abominator from Gravehill is going to crawl out the speaker and choke you to death

March 31, 2014

Gravehill rule for a whole bunch of reasons. The Californian alpha-headbangers just have this anything goes attitude to playing gory ol’ school death metal and would just as soon mix in a little hardcore punk and crust feel as they are to bring it down slow and low and meditate upon a doom riff for…

Mitochondrion post demo track “Writhen unto Abraxas”, and it’s pretty gnarly

November 25, 2013

The Internet is the darnest thing. One minute you could be sifting YouTube to harvest bootlegged footage of metal dudes on cooking shows, the next you could be jamming a new track from band whose oeuvre is every bit as esoteric an experience as seeing Marty Friedman on a Japanese cookery show. Maybe there is…