Germany

Track Premiere: Krater – ‘Stellar Sparks’

October 10, 2019

Misanthropic Germans Krater will soon release their fourth album. Hear them send “Stellar Sparks” flying with their three-guitar black metal attack on this exclusive track premiere.

Track Premiere: Shrine of Insanabilis – ‘Invisible. Infinite. Inexorable.’

October 4, 2019

German black metal cult Shrine of Insanabilis rip their sophomore album straight from the void Check out this smoking-hot ripper of a new song from the forthcoming Vast Vortex Litanies.

Demo:listen: Turin Horse

September 20, 2019

This week Demo:listen introduces our readers to enigmatic German black doom sludgesmiths Turin Horse.

Album Stream: Grabunhold ‘Unter dem Banner der Toten’

September 16, 2019

German black metal upstarts Grabunhold stream new EP, Unter dem Banner der Toten, their first for German indie Iron Bonehead Productions.

Demo:listen: Golgot

September 13, 2019

On this full moon Friday the 13th, Demo:listen has the pleasure of introducing primitive black death bringers Golgot.

Album Premiere: Scythe Lore “Through the Mausoleums of Man”

June 17, 2019

Germany-based death metal trio Scythe Lore reap what they sow on new EP, “Through the Mausoleums of Man.” Streaming now at Decibel Magazine.

Track Premiere: This is Not an Elephant – ‘Only’

March 22, 2019

There’s “Only” one thing to do: listen to a new song from This is Not an Elephant.

Mardom: The Return of Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult

February 22, 2019

The nocturnal march continues- the black metal horde of Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult will finally release a new album on April 12.

Der Rote Milan: Ballads of Dark Introspection

January 11, 2019

Check out the video for “Drohende Schatten,” from Germany’s Der Rote Milan, inspired by some colorful and consequential events in German history.

Interview: Primal Fear’s Ralph Scheepers on New Album, ‘Apocalypse’

August 8, 2018

Germany’s power metal stalwarts Primal Fear discuss their best album in years, Apocalypse.

Full Album Stream: Firtan – “Okeanos”

July 9, 2018

Listen to German atmospheric black metallers Firtan’s stunning new album “Okeanos”.

Q&A: Sven Dirkschneider (Dirkschneider), A Slave To Metal

May 7, 2018

Dirkschneider drummer Sven Dirkschneider responds to Decibel’s inquiries about touring, his dad Udo, and what’s next.

Track Premiere: Chaos Invocation ‘Calling From Dudail’

January 29, 2018

German black metallers Chaos Invocation put the fear of death in you with new track “Calling From Dudail.”

Full Album Stream: Sacrilegious Rite “Summoned From Beyond”

November 7, 2017

Formed in 2009, Germany’s Sacrilegious Rite (featuring ex-members of Capitis Damnare and Bael) bubbled up from the ever-dark Underworld with spiteful intent. The group’s debut EP, Sexual Blood Rites–a split with Teutonic legends Ungod–scarred the Continental landscape upon its 2011 release. Now, six years (and several EP/splits) later, the Germans have returned with their debut…

Fall on your knees: Goatblood’s “Veneration of Armageddon” exclusive premiere

December 20, 2016

Just in time for the holiday season, we bring you this exclusive full album stream of Veneration of Armageddon, the sophomore record from Germany’s Goatblood.

Video Premiere: Dust Bolt – “SickxBrain”

September 19, 2016

Dust Bolt have released a music video for “SickxBrain,” giving plenty of screen time to their moshing fans.

Interview and Album Premiere: Ultha Talk Debut, US/Euro BM, “True” Copycats, & Anti-NSBM

April 12, 2016

“Only a handful of bands dare to leave the narrow(minded) frame which dictates what is so-called ‘true’ and what earns a negative connotation as ‘hip’. 95% of these traditionalist bands are the copycats of the copycats of the early 90ies Norwegian scene.”

Downfall of Gaia Tour Announced!

December 5, 2014

German/Yank quartet Downfall of Gaia have returned with their latest attack on the status quo with Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay, the band’s third complete full-length.  This is a late-in-the-year offering you’ll want to pay some attention, as it gathers all shades of darkness, then both pets and pummels you with it.  It’s occasionally sludgy,…

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”…