death metal

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

Generate Cranial Fractures With New Fractal Generator

October 14, 2015

Apotheosynthesis is an atmospheric tech death monstrosity that batters ears and uplifts the soul… or is it the other way ’round?

Ectovoid

September 15, 2015

Dark Abstraction
They can see clearly now
dB Rating: 8/10

Q&A: Wrestling Legend Chris Jericho On His Collaboration With Death Metal Greats

September 2, 2015

 Chris Jericho is one of the most decorated professional wrestlers ever: a six-time world champion and the first-ever undisputed WWE champion. He is also one of the most vocal celebrity metal fans on the planet as well as a metal musician who has toured the world repeatedly with his band Fozzy. Jericho’s latest project, however, might be the only one that could earn the extreme moniker.

Autopsy: The Illustrated History (HOF Bonus)

August 12, 2015

In the latest issue, Autopsy joins our revered two-time Hall Of Fame Club, which includes metal stalwarts like Celtic Frost, Carcass and At The Gates. To commemorate the Severed Survival HOF we’re printing our exclusive “Illustrated History” of Autopsy with Eric Cutler and Chris Reifert from late 2013.  

Hate Eternal

July 27, 2015

Infernus
Infernal Affairs
dB Rating: 8/10

The Deciblog Interview: Doug Moore (Pyrrhon)

June 16, 2015

In New York’s flourishing metal scene the experimental death metal band Pyrrhon is a bit of an outlier. Formed when most of the band members were in college, Pyrrhon received widespread acclaim for their 2014 album The Mother Of Virtues, a blend of lyrical and instrumental virtuosity. Pyrrhon is fronted by Doug Moore, a onetime high school athlete and University Of Pennsylvania graduate who rejected conventional paths to success to pursue music. He talked to us about cross-state commutes to band practice and the end times.  

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Deicide’s “In Torment In Hell”

June 12, 2015

Upon hearing that Deicide’s sixth album In Torment In Hell was a potential selection for Justify Your Shitty Taste, our Editor-in-Chief responded with a simple: “Oooh, that’s bad.” No other words were uttered. But is it really?

Full EP Stream: Pyrrhon’s Growth Without End

May 27, 2015

Pyrrhon caught our attention last year with their excellent album The Mother Of Virtues, which combined technical yet chaotic death metal with frontman Doug Moore’s staccato prose poems. A lot has happened in the ensuing year. The album made many year-end lists but the band split from Relapse and has since teamed with David Hall and Handshake for a new EP.

Necros and King Oscuro (Undead) interviewed

May 18, 2015

Undead are so mysterious they aren’t even mentioned on the cover of Decibel’s July 2015 issue. Yet, they do, in fact, appear in said issue under the noms de guerre Necros and King Oscuro. See, nobody knows much about Undead. Even the label’s publicist put up his respective hands as to the band’s origins. Well, if anything is known about Undead it’s that they like Death. A lot. Pre-progged out Death. The group’s new album, False Prophecies, recalls 1988 perfectly. But it’s more than that. There’s aspects of Possessed, Master, and Obituary. Our blood bleeds old-school death (and Death). Yours should after Undead gets its fangs into you.

Streaming: Four Tracks From New Coffins Omnibus

May 13, 2015

Coffins is a long-time dB favorite and we’re happy to bring you four tracks from the new collection Perpetual Penance