death metal

Keeping It Old School: An Interview with Gods Forsaken

August 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Decibel talkes to Gods Forsaken about the present and future for the old school supergroup.

The Lurking Fear

August 21, 2017 Michael Wohlberg

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

Track Premiere: Horrified “Unanswered”

August 21, 2017 Chris Dick

Stunned by Horrified’s awesomeness (potential Top 10 here), we begged and pleaded (actually, we asked) to premiere a track off “Allure of the Fallen” for the Deci-masses. You’re welcome.

Video Premiere: Becomes Astral – ‘The Glass Lake’

August 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a new video from Canadian progressive death virtuosos Becomes Astral now!


August 16, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Death-doom mainstays Incantation are this week’s Best New Noise.

Extreme Reading: An Interview with Author Dean Swinford

August 14, 2017 James Basile

Read an interview with extremely extreme author Dean Swinford on his new book, Death Metal Epic: Book II: Goat Song Sacrifice now!

Cormorant’s Matt Solis: “We’re Always Looking to Explore New Sonic Territory”

August 11, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

Being a progressive band worth listening to brings two challenges. First, the band must be willing to explore and weave different styles together in a compelling way. Second and perhaps most importantly, the sound should still be tethered to some recognizable form that audiences can use to relate to the music. The music can’t just…

Get Out of Print Kreator, Eyehategod & Black Dahlia Murder Vinyl!

August 11, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Get FIVE rare BONUS singles from the Decibel Flexi Series when you order this special Decibel subscription. For a limited time only!

Full Album Stream: Empyrean Throne – “Chaosborne”

August 10, 2017 Vince Bellino

Enjoy a full stream of Chaosborne, the new album from USBM up-and-comers Empyrean Throne now!

That Tour Was Awesome: Pestilence/Autopsy/Bolt Thrower (1990)

August 10, 2017 Greg Pratt

Our latest That Tour Was Awesome looks back on when Pestilence , Autopsy , and Bolt Thrower terrorized Europe in 1990.

Label Spotlight: Satanath Records

August 7, 2017 Vince Bellino

Go behind the scenes with prolific Russian label Satanath Records.

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…

Full Album Stream: From the Hellmouth / Mutilatred – ‘Split’

August 2, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the entirety of the brutalizing split between From the Hellmouth and Mutilatred now.

Track Premiere: Dyscarnate – ‘Iron Strengthens Iron’

July 27, 2017 Vince Bellino

Dyscarnate strike ‘With All Their Might’ with a new song and video.

Video Premiere: Overoth – ‘The Keeper’

July 27, 2017 Vince Bellino

Irish death dealers Overoth reveal information (and new video!) about their first record since their 2010 debut.

Full Album Stream: ‘Neverending Trail of Skulls’ by Gravesite

July 25, 2017 Dutch Pearce

The new Gravesite doesn’t drop for another week, but today we bring you an exclusive stream of these Italian death-slingers’ brand new sophomore album, Neverending Trail of Skulls.

Dark Tranquility Appear On Anchors To Asphalt, Discuss Touring, Racism and Music Industry

July 20, 2017 Vince Bellino

Dark Tranquility were recently interviewed about touring and the business of extreme metal on Anchors to Asphalt, presented by Decibel. 

Video Premiere: Altarage – ‘Spearhedron’

July 19, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new video from secretive blackened death dealers Altarage. 

Interview: Thy Art Is Murder’s CJ McMahon On New Album, Deathcore, Touring With Decapitated

July 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Decibel caught up with Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon to discuss the band’s new album, upcoming tour with Decapitated and why he feels the deathcore label doesn’t fit Thy Art. 

Label Spotlight: Death Metal Speed Round

July 17, 2017 Vince Bellino

The death metal speed round: 5 labels to check out in one!

STREAMING: Death Yell “Descent into Hell”

July 17, 2017 Chris Dick

After 20 years later in the grave, Chile’s Death Yell has reformed. Not only to exact revenge on the time away from the molten metal spotlight but to issue the band’s first album, Descent into Hell. Now signed to Hells Headbangers, the Chileans are using their time wisely, focusing on reality instead of fantasy. Hell is real, and Death Yell have returned to remind us.

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. 

Full Album Stream: River Black – ‘River Black’

July 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the new record from River Black, featuring members of Municipal Waste and Revocation.

Video Premiere: Venom Prison – ‘Perpetrator Emasculation’

July 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the video for “Perpetrator Emasculation” from ferocious death metal machine Venom Prison.

Track Premiere: Neck Of The Woods – ‘Bottom Feeder’

July 5, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from progressive death metal group Neck of the Woods now.

Possessed Since Dawn: An Interview with Immolation’s Ross Dolan

July 5, 2017 Sean Frasier

Immolation vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan discusses the past, present, and future of death metal in an extended interview from the August 2017 genre-exploring cover story.