Doom Metal

Full Album Stream: Domkraft – ‘The End of Electricity’

November 9, 2016 Vince Bellino

Groovy, psychedelic doom is the name of the game on The End of Electricity. 

Track Premiere: Uniform Cover Black Sabbath’s ‘Symptom of the Universe’

October 28, 2016 Vince Bellino

The Black Sabbath classic gets a much noisier cover as part of Uniform‘s newest release. 

Asphyx’s “Incoming Death” Strikes Today!

September 30, 2016 James Lewis

Embrace the death on the rack the brutal way on wings of inferno as… oh you get where we’re going with this. 

Track Premiere: Albez Duz – “Sacred Flame”

September 23, 2016 Vince Bellino

Albez Duz is back and serving up ten minutes of occult doom on “Sacred Flame.”

Wretch

August 29, 2016 Adrien Begrand

Wretch
A master’s return
dB rating: 8/10

Live and Direct: An Interview with Mizmor’s A.L.N.

July 21, 2016 Matt Solis

This August, Portland-based multi-instrumentalist A.L.N. will bring his one-man black/doom metal project, Mizmor, to the stage for the very first time at Migration Fest in Olympia, Washington. We caught up with A.L.N. to talk about the process of transitioning Mizmor into a live band, the challenges that come with creating music by yourself and the finer points of rehearsal room tomfoolery.

Welcome to the Stream of Castle’s ‘Welcome to the Graveyard’

July 12, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Canadian road warriors Castle are too busy touring and recording awesome doom rock to watch that shitty TV show you’re thinking of.

Hear Italian Doom Metallers the Foreshadowing Predict Europe’s Downfall

June 30, 2016 Albert Mudrian

While you spent the week fretting over the Brexit aftermath, Italian doom crew the Foreshadowing saw that coming.

Funeral Moth

May 31, 2016 Dutch Pearce

Transience
Quiet bloom of the soul
dB rating: 8/10

Take a Doomy Smoke Break with this Tombstoned Premiere

April 25, 2016 James Lewis

Head to the tombs to get, uh, this premiere streaming. 

Graves at Sea

April 18, 2016 Jesse Chase

The Curse That Is
Turn of the Tide
dB Rating: 8/10

Hall of Fame Countdown: Candlemass’ Nightfall

March 3, 2016 Matt Solis

Nightfall‘s big brother may get most of the attention, but Candlemass’ sophomore LP has more than enough potency to sit on its own throne. Ranking the songs by merit is utter madness since it’s a stone cold masterpiece…but that’s never stopped us before!

DEMO:LISTEN: Demolished in 2015: Venefixion and Pissboiler

January 16, 2016 James Lewis

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

Taphos Nomos

December 30, 2015 Jesse Chase

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

Magic Circle

November 30, 2015 Jeanne Fury

Journey Blind
Mob rulers
dB Rating: 8/10

Hivelords

October 5, 2015 Shawn Macomber

Tapered Limbs of a Human Star
Yup, I think we found the Queen…
dB Rating: 8/10

Cathedral

September 21, 2015 Jesse Chase

In Memoriam
Slowness will prevail
dB Rating: 9/10

Win a 3-CD prize pack of new releases from Cruz Del Sur

September 4, 2015 James Lewis

Before checking out for the long weekend, enter for a chance to win three new CDs of doom, occult, heaviness, kings, hammers, and more kings, courtesy of Cruz Del Sur.

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats

August 31, 2015 J. Bennett

The Night Creeper
The Dark Night Rises
dB Rating: 8/10

Demon Lung

July 20, 2015 Jeff Treppel

A Dracula
The prequel to I, Frankenstein and Eee, Wolfman!
dB Rating: 8/10

Author & Punisher

July 7, 2015 Andrew Bonazelli

Melk En Honing
Drinking and driven
dB Rating: 8/10

Lucifer

June 22, 2015 Adrien Begrand

Lucifer I
New partner, same dance, better result
dB Rating: 9/10

High on Fire

June 8, 2015 Jeff Treppel

Luminiferous
Blinded by the Light
dB Rating: 9/10

Paradise Lost

June 1, 2015 Shawn Macomber

The Plague Within
A dark and darkening journey
dB Rating: 9/10

VIDEO PREMIERE: Paradise Lost “Beneath Broken Earth”

May 5, 2015 Chris Dick

“I fucking hate metal band performance videos,” says Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh (also of Vallenfyre), “so when I got told that we needed to do one I was obviously annoyed but then came the idea to do a performance video of utter misery. The slowest song we have ever recorded.

Enter the Iron Age: Exclusive Wayfarer Stream!

November 20, 2014 Shawn Macomber

Wayfarer’s gorgeous, lush eight track ode to epic heaviness Children of the Iron Age isn’t out until next week, but Decibel readers can check out the whole damn thing right now via the full album stream below. Pre-order the CD or Gatefold 2XLP here or hit up iTunes, Amazon, or Bandcamp. Keep up with the…

ROAD REPORT: Kings Destroy Ride the Pentagram Express

November 18, 2014 Shawn Macomber

Brooklyn doom metallers Kings Destroy recently hit the road with Pentagram. Here, in their own words, is what transpired… Chicago, IL (Stephen Murphy, vocals) Well goddamn, it was great to head to Chicago for the first show of the tour with Pentagram, Radio Moscow and Bang, plus Iron Reagan taking the stage before us. We…