Editorial

Bandcamp Donating 100% of Their Share to Voting Rights Project Today

September 28, 2018

Bandcamp are donating their share to the Voting Rights Project today. Buy some music and make a difference.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Michel “Away” Langevin of Voivod

September 20, 2018

To celebrate the release of Voivod‘s new album, The Wake, we caught up with drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and found out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five Times Suicidal Tendencies Confused the Hell Out of Us

September 6, 2018

Someone’s gotta finally admit it: Suicidal Tendencies are hella confusing. Here are five times they really threw us for a loop.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Hanno Klänhardt from Mantar

August 30, 2018

We catch up with Mantar‘s Hanno Klänhardt to find out what the five heavy albums that changed his life were.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Jesse Matthewson from KEN mode

August 23, 2018

To celebrate the release of their new album, Loved, we caught up with KEN mode guitarist/vocalist Jesse Matthewson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Feel the Heat: The Top 10 Songs About Burning

August 3, 2018

It’s August. It’s really hot outside. So hot that it BURNS. Burning is pretty metal though, right? So here’s ten great songs about burning!

Mining for Black Metal Gold Part 2: 6 More Great Underground Bands

July 20, 2018

Summer days are hot, but the moon is freezing no matter what month it is. So here’s 6 underground black metal bands for you to blast when the sun goes down.

Retrospective: One Eyed God Prophecy’s “One Eyed God Prophecy”

July 19, 2018

Revisiting the chaotic metallic hardcore of One Eyed God Prophecy‘s self-titled 1996 album.

Mining for Black Metal Gold: 6 Great Underground Bands

May 25, 2018

There’s a lot of great underground black metal bands out there among the leather-wearing and corpse-painted multitude. This article features music by Riivaus, Nyctophilia, Atra Vetosus, Antimateria, Ühtceare and Nox.

Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on Underground Metal’s Enduring Gender Bias

May 17, 2018

The guitarist/vocalist of English metal band Svalbard pens a guest editorial about her experiences as a woman in the underground metal scene.

The Top 5 “Sell Out” Thrash Songs

May 9, 2018

Decibel reconsiders five perfect songs from the “sell-out” age of thrash metal in the ’90s.

Caleb Scofield Will Always Be Here

April 11, 2018

J. Bennett remembers his friend and former Cave In/Old Man Gloom/Zozobra bassist Caleb Scofield.

An Extremely Extreme Voice For Common Sense

March 23, 2018

Let’s imagine a world where kids can get lost in records and find themselves again. Let’s imagine a world where the bridge to adulthood doesn’t include fearing for your life.

The Economics of Art and Culture and Why You Should Help Devout Rcrds

March 19, 2018

As a small Leviathan-affiliated record store and screenprinter are being forced out of Portland due to rising rent. Jef Whitehead and Stevie Floyd explain the importance of record stores in 2018.

Led Astray in the Forest Dark: Metal and the Familiarity Principle

March 16, 2018

When people tell you they don’t like metal, they might mean they’re not familiar with it. Here’s a way to think about getting people into music that’s new to them.

Grinding Around the World: Brazil

March 13, 2018

In the first installment of our new grindcore series, we take a deep drive into Brazil to check out Hutt, Test, Narayama and Lxs Jugadxs.

Retirepower: The End of Judas Priest’s Dual Guitar Assault

March 1, 2018

Judas Priest will hit the road without guitarist Glenn Tipton, but the band remains great in his absence.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Kreator’s “Renewal”

March 1, 2018

Kreator‘s 1992 album Renewal is nowhere near as shitty, or as industrial, as you think. Let’s re-evaluate.

A History of the Times Black Metal was “Over,” Part I

February 26, 2018

Krieg’s Neill Jameson recounts various times throughout history when black metal was falsely pronounced dead.

Opinion: Cancelling Taake Shows Isn’t Helping Anyone

February 19, 2018

Hot Taake coming through from Krieg’s Neill Jameison.