Dark Descent

Crypt Sermon Hands Over the Keys to Solomon’s Gate

July 5, 2019

Among the growing horde of neo-classical heavy metal and doom bands, one name stands out as one of the best: Crypt Sermon.

Track Premiere: Krypts – ‘The Reek of Loss’

April 5, 2019

Smell “The Reek of Loss” when you hear the first song from Krypts‘ new album.

Full Album Stream: Vanhelgd – “Deimos Sanktuarium”

October 5, 2018

Swedish sect Vanhelgd summon oppressive, dark death metal with new album Deimos Sanktuarium.

Full Album Stream: Malthusian – “Across Deaths”

September 25, 2018

Don’t miss this exclusive full album stream of the apocalyptic new full length from Irish chaosmongers Malthusian!

Decibel Special Report: Online Bootlegging In Extreme Music

June 11, 2018

Cheap merchandise. Diminishing revenues for labels already under financial pressure. Death metal shower curtains and bar signs. Decibel‘s special report on how online bootlegging is hurting the extreme metal scene.

Track Premiere: Deiquisitor – “Planetary Devastation”

March 30, 2018

Stream an exclusive new track from the ludicrously pummeling new full length from Danish deathmasters, Deiquisitor.

Skeletal Remains Record Exclusive New Song for Decibel Flexi Series!

February 2, 2018

Become a deluxe Decibel subscriber by Monday February 5 at 9 AM EST, and the new, limited edition Skeletal Remains single is all yours.

Full Album Stream and Interview: Desolate Shrine’s “Deliverance from the Godless Void”

November 8, 2017

Venture into a nightmarish chasm with Finnish death demons Desolate Shrine on Deliverance from the Godless Void.

Full Album Stream: Hacavitz — “Darkness Beyond”

February 16, 2015

In the new edition of Decibel with our tour headliners on the cover J. Bennett gets into a fascinating conversation with Liturgy frontman Hunter Hunt Hendrix (aka Triple H) about just what constitutes “black metal,” among other topics. There’s no need for any investigation or atom splitting when it comes to this band. Hacavitz is…

STREAMING: ZOM’s “Conquest”

November 11, 2014

No, this is not that dude who was in Marilyn Manson for about the length of a football season (that’s Zim Zum). This is ZOM and they come from Ireland bearing blackened death metal. Actually, they list their hometown as ANTI MATTER UNIVERSE on Facebook which sort of has the same ring as “From Parts…

Full Album Stream: Phobocosm’s Deprived

September 24, 2014

Dark, depressing death metal in the vein of Immolation, Incantation and Deathspell Omega? Yes, please. Montreal-based Phobocosm have been around since 2008 but a full-length album has been elusive, even if they’ve played with Ross Dolan and co. at festivals before. They finally made it to the studio and the resulting music is beyond heavy;…