Full Album Premiere: Wolok ‘The Bilious Hues Of Gloom’
December 5, 2022 Chris Dick
France-based blackened doom industrialists Wolok punish all in their wake with new album, The Bilious Hues Of Gloom. Streaming now!
Full Album Premiere: Animalize – ‘Meat We’re Made of’
June 27, 2022 Chris Dick
French heavy metallers Animalize lick it up on new album Meat We’re Made Of. Full album stream in chainsaws, spandex and chiffon only at Decibel!
Q&A: JB Le Bail Scorches Earth With New Svart Crown EP, ‘Les Terres Brûlées’
June 20, 2022 Chris Dick
French black metallers Svart Crown re-think their formula on new EP Les Terres Brûlées. Madman JB Le Bail sets the tone.
Track Premiere: Viande – ‘Le Souffle Des Os’
February 21, 2022 Emily Bellino
French death dealers Viande reach into the darkness for new track “Le Souffle Des Os.”
Q&A: Esoctrilihum Rise Supernaturally From Asthâghul’s Inner Cosmos
August 16, 2021 Chris Dick
Esoctrilihum mastermind Asthâghul invites us into his occult domain. A riveting conversation with Asthâghul about all things Esoctrilihum.
Album Premiere: Isgherurd Morth – Hellrduk
March 10, 2021 Dutch Pearce
New French & Siberian trio Isgherurd Morth shred an innovative and most strange black metal on their debut full-length. Hear Hellrduk in full now before its release Friday.
Album Premiere: Hexecutor – ‘Beyond Any Human Conception of Knowledge…’
September 21, 2020 Chris Dick
French thrashers Hexecutor murder the front row with new album, Beyond Any Human Conception of Knowledge… Streaming in full at Decibel!
Track Premiere: Suiting Up with Watertank’s “The Ejector Side”
August 27, 2020 Kevin Stewart-Panko
Listen to a new track from French rockers, Watertank!
Album Premiere: Neige Morte – ‘IIII’
May 6, 2020 Dutch Pearce
Check out this exclusive premiere of the furious and unorthodox fouth album from French black metalists Neige Morte.
March 27, 2020 Dutch Pearce
This week Demo:listen encounters unprecedented hostility from a French black metal duo calling themselves Kriegsgraben.
March 13, 2020 Dutch Pearce
This week Demo:listen opens the gates to France’s traditional heavy metal troops Meurtrières.
Full EP Premiere: Hexekration Rites – ‘Desekration Manifesto’
November 19, 2019 Dutch Pearce
French black death bedlamites Hexekration Rites will soon deliver their new EP, Desekration Manifesto. Hear it all right now.
Track Premiere: Tan Kozh “A la Gloire d’Indra”
October 31, 2019 Chris Dick
French black metallers Tan Kozh, featuring members of Himinbjorg and Les Chants de Nihil, fire off, “A la Gloire d’Indra,” from new album, Lignages Oubliés.
Full Compilation Stream: Darvulia – Acte Dix: Démos
October 22, 2019 Dutch Pearce
A curation of early material from the vampyric French plague Darvulia will soon be available on 12” vinyl. Hear the compilation in its accursed entirety now.
Q&A: Neige (Alcest) Flies On Spiritual Wings
October 14, 2019 Chris Dick
Alcest’s Neige opens up to Decibel about the group’s latest album, Spiritual Intent, and the drivers behind its music and message.
Full Album Stream: Gravefields – “Embrace the Void”
June 4, 2019 Emily Bellino
Gravefields keep it fresh while staying death.
Track Premiere: Vortex of End – “Voraciovs Egregore”
April 29, 2019 Chris Dick
French black-death maniacs Vortex Of End unfurl new track “Voraciovs Egregore” off new album, Ardens Fvror, for storied indie Osmose Productions.
Track Premiere: Gorgon ‘Buried for Him’
January 7, 2019 Chris Dick
Cult French black metallers Gorgon return after a 19-year absence with new track “Buried for Him,” off new album “The Veil of Darkness.”
Q&A: Franck Hueso (Carpenter Brut) Slashes Synthwave Convention
June 25, 2018 Chris Dick
Carpenter Brut’s Franck Hueso slashes synthwave on new album, “Leather Teeth.”
Full Album Stream & Interview: Autokrator – “Hammer of the Heretics”
April 4, 2018 Emily Bellino
Stream the new album from suffocating death metal unit Autokrator.
Interview with French Black Metal Apostates Glorior Belli
March 29, 2018 Kevin Stewart-Panko
Next week sees the release of The Apostates, the seventh album by Parisian black metal shapeshifters, Glorior Belli, a band with a history reaching back over 15 years when they came to life as a Norwegian worshipping whirlwind. With time has come change as band leader Billy Bayou – also known by the less swampy…
Track Premiere: Abduction – ‘À L’heure Du Crépuscule’
February 20, 2018 Emily Bellino
Stream the first single from French black metal horde Abduction‘s new album.
Q&A: Dan Terminus Talks Gear And Influences
January 8, 2018 Chris Dick
French synthwave specialist Dan Terminus talks gear, popularity, and new album Automated Refrains.
Q&A: Soror Dolorosa’s Andy Julia Gets Post-Punk’d
December 4, 2017 Chris Dick
Soror Dolorosa’s Andy Julia talks travel, black metal, and new album Apollo
Track Premiere: Necrowretch – ‘Sprawl Of Sin’
January 18, 2017 Emily Bellino
Necrowretch deliver the first ripping song off of Satanic Slavery, their newly-announced full-length.
Full Album Stream: French Death/Black Combo Aum
September 20, 2016 Daniel Lake
Very little is funny about Aum and their heady/dirty death offensive, Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum, but get your ears on this if you like dense, ugly destruction that also finds time to paint with a little light.
Aum: Not French For “Punishing Enlightenment” But Maybe It Should Be
September 6, 2016 Daniel Lake
French soul-threateners Aum will release their highly destructive (and equally esoteric) force, debut record Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum, this Friday on Iron Bonehead. We asked the band some questions, and we got some enthusiastic and thoughtful responses. Read up on Aum’s focus and vision right here.
STREAMING: Glorior Belli “Satanists Out Of Cosmic Jail” + 5 Questions With Billy Bayou
April 25, 2016 Chris Dick
Glorior Belli‘s flipped black metal’s atavistic script not once but six times since forming in 2002. Leader and intrepid boundary breaker Billy Bayou (notice it’s not stolen from Tolkien) has taken Glorior Belli into the bowels of Satan’s celestial abyss and back, with such notable releases as Manifesting the Raging Beast and The Great Southern Darkness serving as Bayou’s malign vehicle. Decibel is darkly pleased to present brand new Glorior Belli track, “Satanists Out Of Cosmic Jail”, from new album, Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes), along with a few Qs answered by Bayou from his throne atop the blackest black.
Video Premiere: Drawers — “Shadow Dancers”
November 10, 2014 Justin Norton
Early in 2014, your friends at the Deciblog premiered the self-titled full length from the French sludge metal band Drawers (yes, this is a real thing). My cohort Jonathan Horsley described it as “a heavy album, weighty enough to compromise the lumbar but not quite enough to crush the spirit; shit, it’s heavy and gentle,…