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Gruesome to Release Exclusive New Picture Disc via Decibel Flexi Series!

April 6, 2018

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, April 9 to obtain a HIGHLY LIMITED Gruesome picture disc flexi!

Knowing Your Limits: Consistency vs. Experimentation

December 22, 2017

Watain’s upcoming album, “Trident Wolf Eclipse,” is a fantastic explosion of straightforward blackened death metal. This return to form is a good chance to think about why some bands do better experimenting, whereas others should stick to what they’re good at.

Somewhere in Time: 5 Debuts That Turned 30 in 2017

November 27, 2017

1987 was a massive year for extreme music, with debut albums from Death, Napalm Death, Guns N’ Roses and more. We revisit them.

10 Great Albums From 1987

April 7, 2017

A year is just a year. But oh what a year it was: Death, Napalm Death, Mayhem, Bathory, Sodom, Anthrax and more!

Let Hoath Crown Your Mind With “Of Virgin Moon and Serpent”

October 18, 2016

Refinement?  Bah!  Technical acumen?  Bwaaaahhh!  This is crude, grave-stomping, bone-grinding death metal tuned for pit domination and soul desecration.

The End begins on ‘Inhale the Plague’

August 18, 2016

Rick Rozz (ex-Death, ex-Massacre) is back with a new old school death metal band, The End, and a brand new single. 

Dave Witte helped write music for a 30-person drum circle

August 18, 2016

The Municipal Waste drummer is collaborating with Richard Christy (The Howard Stern Show, Death, Charred Walls of the Damned) and 30 others in Richmond on August 28 on the Shape of Sound. 

Driving in Nails with the July 2016 Decibel Meter

June 17, 2016

f.y.e. is happy to assist in your hearing lost, and we’re happy to help. 

Terry Butler on New Death Metal Supergroup: Hideous

June 17, 2016

Hideous: a new old-school death metal supergroup worth readying that denim vest for!

Scream Bloody Gore: The Choosing Death Interview Outtakes

May 24, 2016

Celebrate Death‘s Scream Bloody Gore reissue with these never-before-seen interview cuts about the LP from limited edition Choosing Death book.

Art In Motion: Animated Cover Art With Stephan Dreadford

May 23, 2016

Digital artist Stephan Dreadford accidentally fell into the craft of animating famous heavy metal cover art. The single incident, which involved doing animated cover art for social media for his brother’s band, has now pushed Dreadford down a very cool path. Over a very short time, Dreadford has animated numerous cover paintings, turning them into moving pieces of awesome–by such artists as Ed Repka to Andreas Marshall–from static greatness. Dreadford’s vision has put into–well, actual–motion covers by Judas Priest, Sodom, Blind Guardian, Helloween, Pantera, Kreator, and many more. He sees the art like we all do… Living, breathing covers, but instead of using our imaginations to see where, for example, Mark Wilkinson (cover artist for Painkiller) wanted go, Dreadford does it for us. Read on as we extol the virtues of Dreadford’s GIF prowess.

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.

Q&A: Director Felipe Belalcazar (Death By Metal)

March 7, 2016

One of the highlights of the upcoming Choosing Death Fest in Philadelphia this April will be the first public screening of Death By Metal, the definitive documentary on Death frontman Chuck Schuldiner. We talked to director Felipe Belalcazar.

DEAD & BURIED TREASURES: HIDDEN TRACKS WORTH UNEARTHING

February 24, 2016

Where were you when you first unlocked an unlisted track after a long period of dubious silence as a record played possum? Or when you noticed an album creeping up to track 69, where Tool’s “Disgustipated” lurked at the edge of Undertow? If you were born after 1995, maybe never.

Contrarian

December 21, 2015

Polemic
Only death is real
dB Rating: 8/10

Supergroup Contrarian Faithfully Recreate Death’s “Nothing Is Everything”

October 23, 2015

Progressive death metal supergroup Contrarian have no shortage of talented players — Nile drummer George Kollias and Mithras shredder Leon Macey among them — and those skills are well-applied in covering the legendary Death’s “Nothing Is Everything.”

Humanity Defiled Interview: Death, the Solo Way

September 15, 2015

Humanity Defiled has been on our radar since 2013.  The music satisfied our need for death metal with doom inflections and an idiosyncratic style.  This summer saw the release of sophomore bruiser The Demise of the Sane, and it fulfills all the promises of the elder record.  In this month’s issue of the magazine, you can read more about Denayer and his dedication and musical direction.  He had more to say than we could fit onto the page, though, so here are a few more of his thoughts.

 

Gruesome’s “Savage Land”: Track-by-Track Breakdown with Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Harvey

April 20, 2015

Last week, we brought you an exclusive stream of Savage Land, the forthcoming debut LP from Death-worshipping supergroup Gruesome. This week, vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Dekapitator, the “Death to All” tour) breaks down the inspiration for each song and provides some hilarious insight on what it’s like to write and record music that’s delightfully derivative.

Exclusive Stream: Gruesome’s “Savage Land”

April 13, 2015

Metal has seen its fair share of worship bands over the years (see Black Sabbath’s direct line to every doom band ever), but it’s rare that one comes along whose sole purpose is to pay homage to one specific group and their highly specific style. Enter Gruesome, a bonafide supergroup (members of Exhumed, Malevolent Creation,…

Video Premiere: Krysantemia’s “Finis Dierum”

March 6, 2015

Today we bring you an exclusive video premiere by Italian death/thrashers Krysantemia, celebrating the advent of their third album, Finis Dierum, on Memorial Records.  The band’s blustery/blistering confluence of influences has seen them perform alongside Obituary, Rotting Christ and Kataklysm, and is right now crisscrossing Europe in support of warmongers Marduk.  The new album was recorded…

Holiday Playlist: Db Does VD

February 14, 2015

So Decibel assumes at this point you’ve got your dozen roses, the perfect card, maybe some wine. All these have been easily attainable and, really, almost unavoidable for the last four to six weeks. Valentine’s Day mood music, on the other hand, has remained maddeningly elusive for those inclined towards the extremely extreme. Until now….

Hate Premiere New Video for “Valley of Darkness”

January 8, 2015

Polish black-death stalwarts Hate are set to drop their latest album, Crusade: Zero, on a very suspecting public on February 10th, and today they show off their video for the song “Valley of Darkness” here at the Deciblog.  Religious iconography will burn.  Fire (and salvation) will be breathed.  Corpses will be painted.  Beats will blast.  Lenses…

Stream New 25-Minute OWL Song: “The Last Walk”

November 14, 2014

With all the music that comes across the Decibel desk in a month (hell, in a single week), I find it can help to stick labels on music that I want to be sure to spend time with.  Earlier this year, when Owl’s Into the Absolute EP came down, I tagged it with the descriptor “weird death metal”…

New Nader Sadek Studio Video: “Deformation by Incision”

November 5, 2014

We love Nader Sadek up in the Decibel compound – and by compound I mean the various living rooms, man caves and bathrooms where all this shit gets put together on a monthly basis.  If you’re a subscriber, you are getting/have gotten the new 4-song EP, The Malefic (including current band members Flo Mounier on drums, Rune…

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Whore of Bethlehem

June 20, 2014

Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days)…

British Binah Rupture Your Silence with New 7″

May 9, 2014

Today, Decibel celebrates the release of a new 7″ recording by English heavy-hitters Binah with a stream of the EP’s first track, “Rupture of Silence.”