death metal

Album Premiere: Necrot’s “The Labyrinth” Compiles Death of the Rotting (and Excellent) Kind

April 7, 2016

Necro + rot in the title = alive + fresh in the songs. In a crypt-dwelling, corpse-ridden sort of way, that is. 

Scream Deathly Gore with this Gruesome Track Premiere

April 6, 2016

“Forces of Death,” from upcoming Scream Bloody Gore/demos-inspired Dimensions of Horror, is the Deathly metal you need in your day. Immediately.

Choosing Death Fest Preview

April 4, 2016

Originally printed in our April 2016 issue, get acquainted with death ahead of the big event (Choosing Death Fest, that is). 

Exclusive Death Metal Song Premiere: Pugatoire Bring the Heaviness from Quebec

April 1, 2016

“Des Siecles a décimer” calls for immediate headbanging promptly followed by a horror film of the utmost goriness. 

Taphos Nomos’ Top 5 Eco-Conscious Metal Songs

March 31, 2016

Mountain of Doom provides “verba/vox/chants” for Choosing Death Fest “Prehadean Sublithic Death/Doom” squad Taphos Nomos. With such nomenclature, how could we not ask them for something earthy?

Stream the “Death Metal Soundtrack to the Dark Corners of Sci-Fi” by Nucleus

March 29, 2016

Part space, part old school, part its own thing entirely, Sentient is death metal not to be missed. 

Asphyx to release “Deathibel” via Decibel Flexi Series!

March 24, 2016

The first new Asphyx song in four years is a tribute to your favorite metal magazine… which you’ll need to subscribe to if you want this exclusive flexi disc. 

Top 5 Dan Seagrave Covers of 1991

March 23, 2016

Decibel’s all about honoring 1991’s 25th anniversary – just check issue #137’s Metal Maniacs design homage and the “Top 30 Albums of 1991” feature. So when it comes to celebrating our favorite album covers from that landmark year, there’s no better place to start than with Dan Seagrave.

Derkéta’s Top 5 Doomy Death Metal Songs of All Time

March 21, 2016

Frontwoman Sharon Bascovsky dooms you to death in honor of Choosing Death Fest. 

Wormed

March 21, 2016

Krighsu
Shedders and shredders
dB Rating: 9/10

Horrified Plumb the Depths of Despair with New Album, Of Despair

March 15, 2016

English death-mongering quartet Horrified are on the brink of detonating their new album of of melancholic rage (due out March 25 on Stormspell Records), and they want you to hear it here first.

Dream Death

March 14, 2016

Dissemination
Still crazy good after all these years
dB Rating: 8/10

Horrendous Debut Decibel Flexi Track “Sentenced”

March 10, 2016

Decibel’s 2015 Album of the Year winners are back with a brand new track via our vaunted Flexi Series. 

Exclusive Song Premiere: Space Out with Mithras

March 7, 2016

Get out past the stratosphere with a new track from the upcoming On Strange Loops.

Pre-Order the Official Choosing Death Fest Shirt by Dan Seagrave!

March 4, 2016

Entombed, Morbid Angel, Suffocation artist Dan Seagrave’s Choosing Death cover art gets the cotton treatment. 

Old Lindgren (Grave) interviewed

February 15, 2016

Going back to Into the Grave, Sweden’s terribly heavy death metal outfit Grave had few peers. Now, some many moons later, the Stockholmites still have few peers on new album, Out Of Respect For The Dead. Built on solid death metal foundation (no question), Grave’s new album pummels, punishes, and putrefies, with tracks such as “Mass Grave Mass”, “Flesh Before My Eyes”, and “Trail of Ungodly Trades” feeling freshly peeled off the skin of a recently-dead corpse. We tracked down frontman and original member Ola Lindgren to see what makes Grave tick after decades of cemetery work and mausoleum repair.

Sepultura – “Arise”

January 28, 2016

“Arise was the seed that exploded on Roots,” Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser thoughtfully notes. Those of you keeping score will note that this is Sepultura’s third dance with our Hall of Fame, a dB first.

Morrisound in Motion: Tom and Jim Seek New Lair

January 25, 2016

Upon learning that Tom and Jim Morris have been in the process of downsizing their operation, we at Decibel had to get all the dirt straight from the Morrisource.  We tracked down Tom Morris for his thoughts on the move and his studio’s past and future in the industry.

DEMO:LISTEN: Demolished in 2015: Venefixion and Pissboiler

January 16, 2016

In the second installment of DEMO:LISTEN we resurrect two 2015 demos worthy of attention from the discerning metalhead.

Kingdom Come: An Interview with Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Tommaso Riccardi

January 7, 2016

Fleshgod Apocalypse vocalist/guitarist Tommaso Riccardi talks about the philosophical concepts behind the band’s new album, King.

Taphos Nomos

December 30, 2015

West of Everything Lies Death
Not exactly lacking direction
dB Rating: 8/10

Contrarian

December 21, 2015

Polemic
Only death is real
dB Rating: 8/10

Vastum

November 17, 2015

Hole Below
Knuckle-dragging workout anthems for people who walk on ceilings
dB Rating: 8/10

Contest: Win Violation Wound’s Double Album Omnibus

November 3, 2015

Tell us what hardcore album should be inducted into the HOF next, win an album. Good deal!

Horrendous

October 26, 2015

Anareta

Everyone can hear them scream: 

Horrendous bring their otherworldly death metal to a new star system

dB Rating: 10/10