death metal

Hall of Fame Countdown: Dying Fetus’ Destroy the Opposition

September 15, 2016

There are many reasons why Dying Fetus’ Destroy the Opposition rules, but one in particular stands (severed) head and shoulders above them all: the riffs. Slick, catchy and heavy as fuck, this is death metal that was written to be remembered. 

Track Premiere: Gatecreeper – “Stronghold”

September 14, 2016

Gatecreeper‘s latest single is yet another reason to keep the death metal newcomers in mind. Listen to “Stronghold” now. 

Dan Seagrave’s “Migrators” Soar from Distant Worlds on Mangled Wings

September 14, 2016

Cambridge, MA tattoo shop/art gallery Eridanos hosts Dan Seagrave’s mind-bending swarm of winged creations.

Altered Dead: Exclusive interview & full album stream!

September 13, 2016

Rather than reinvent the wheel, Altered Dead construct a twelve-spoke rolling thing out of rotting corpses. And they do so with such skill and aplomb that they make crafting exemplary death metal look easy. 

EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREMIERE/INTERVIEW: HEAR FETID ZOMBIE “DEVOUR THE VIRTUOUS”

September 7, 2016

Whether we’re talking his innovative, grotesque artwork for seminal bands like Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Autopsy, and Dying Fetus or the uber-brutal death metal he’s summoned from the grave for decades via outfits such as Excrescent, Unburied, The Soil Bleeds Black, Grave Wax, and Macabra, it’s difficult to imagine a more legit motherfucker in the extreme music underground than Mark Riddick. And anyone who doubts this is going to have their hands full in a couple months attempting to wrestle with Epicedia, the gnarly, epic, forward-thinking-yet-utterly-feral masterpiece from Riddick’s solo project Fetid Zombie

Exclusive Full LP Stream: Warfather’s ‘The Grey Eminence’

September 6, 2016

The Grey Eminence just might be the best thing frontman Steve Tucker (Morbid Angel) has ever recorded. Hear Warfather‘s sophomore LP in full now. 

Diffusing the Malodorous: An Interview with Cadaveric Fumes

September 6, 2016

In which we strive to demystify one of the year’s sickest works of death metal with those who dealt it.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Morbid Angel’s ‘Domination’

September 6, 2016

Was Morbid Angel’s minor change in direction in 1995 just “too extreme” for old-school death metallers to accept? Our Neill Jameson defends Domination’s place in metal history.

Aum: Not French For “Punishing Enlightenment” But Maybe It Should Be

September 6, 2016

French soul-threateners Aum will release their highly destructive (and equally esoteric) force, debut record Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum, this Friday on Iron Bonehead.  We asked the band some questions, and we got some enthusiastic and thoughtful responses.  Read up on Aum’s focus and vision right here.

TRACK PREMIERE: JOIN THE SWAMPCULT FOR LOVECRAFT WORSHIP

August 31, 2016

Dutch blackened doom-death amalgamators Swampcult have written a concept album around H.P. Lovecraft’s story “The Festival” and the thing somehow manages to aurally channel the dread and terror of its inspiration. Today Decibel haunts your imagination with this exclusive stream of “Chapter VI – The Procession” as well as one of the corresponding “story cards” designed to accompany it.

Track Premiere: Welcome to Deathcult’s “Barren Land”

August 30, 2016

We’ve got an exclusive stream of the first song from Beasts of Faith, the long-awaited debut album by Zürich’s Deathcult.

Full Album Stream: Mercyless’ ‘Pathetic Divinity’

August 29, 2016

Lord have Mercyless! Hear the French cult thrashers new album before its October release.   

TRACK PREMIERE: FATALIST RETURNS TO DELIVER AN GLORIOUS “ABERRATION”

August 24, 2016

Fatalist isn’t just back from the grave — they blew up the whole goddamn field on their way out the cemetery gates. Decibel is honored to present an exclusive stream of a insanely blistering track from the Ventura, California death-grinders mind-blowing upcoming album The Bitter End, out 9/23 via FDA Rekotz. (Preorder packages here.)  

Full Stream: Swamp Witch – ‘The Slithering Bog’

August 18, 2016

The Slithering Bog is a suffocating death/doom album that will trip you out as it crushes you.

Auroch premiere new song, ‘He Wreaths the Cross’

August 17, 2016

Auroch show no signs of slowing down on the first single from their upcoming third album. 

Violation Wound release music video for ‘Combustible Life’

August 16, 2016

Autopsy madman Chris Reifert’s Violation Wound project has our vote. 

Death Metal vs Black Metal: Book Authors Face Off

August 11, 2016

Two nerds enter. Two nerds leave. Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore author Albert Mudrian and Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol 1. author Dayal Patterson talk creative process, Lords of Chaos, Swedish Death Metal and more. 

Skeptic Death: Streaming Voidspawn’s debut + Q&A

August 9, 2016

Unless you’ve got a sensory deprivation chamber, Voidspawn’s debut EP Pyrrhic is the closest you’ll get to the dark interstices between the dimensions.

Decibel Q&A: Terence Hannum (Locrian) On His New Novella

August 8, 2016

Terence Hannum of Locrian talked to Decibel about his new novella Beneath The Remains.

Profanatica

August 8, 2016

The Curling Flame of Blasphemy
Beats the Hockey Flame of Blasphemy
dB rating: 8/10

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.

Ghoul

August 1, 2016

Dungeon Bastards
10-Sided DIEDIEKILLKILL
dB rating: 8/10

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.

LET SURGIKILL TAKE YOU ON A DEATH METAL ROCKET SHIP RIDE TO THE “PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES”

July 27, 2016

Decibel caught up with death metal legend Stevo do Caixao and Howling/Wooden Stake mainwoman Vanessa Nocera for a chat about the Surgikill origin story and its reworking/resurrection of the lost/last Impetigo song “Planet of the Vampires.”

ANATA Reissue ‘The Infernal Depths of Hatred’ Debut LP. Stream the Single

July 25, 2016

Pre-orders for the vinyl re-issue of Anata‘s classic debut begin today. Turn back the clock with a full stream of this tech death gem right here. 

Dawn of Demise Premiere Song from New Album

July 21, 2016

“Deride the Wretch” is the first single from Dawn of Demise‘s new album, The Suffering. The album will be out in late August on Unique Leader Records. 

Insane in the Profane: Full stream of the new Profanatica LP

July 18, 2016

The Curling Flame of Blasphemy from Northeast legends Profanatica is our new favorite fist in the face of god.