Grunge

Video Premiere: Gruntruck – “Noise Field”

October 13, 2017

A killer lost Gruntruck album is unearthed and we celebrate its release with the premiere of a new Gruntruck video for the track “Noise Field.”

Track Premiere: The Oxford Coma – ‘Trauma (Maybe I’m Forgetting Something)’

August 9, 2017

The Oxford Coma are putting their own unique spin on grunge. Listen to a new song featuring Intronaut guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable.

Track Premiere: Laces Out – ‘Fortunes’

July 21, 2017

Stream “Fortunes” from New York grungy noise rockers Laces Out now. 

Rest in Power (1964-2017): 10 Heavy Soundgarden Songs to Remember Chris Cornell

May 26, 2017

As we remember the life of Chris Cornell, here are 10 heavy songs from his career that even extreme metalheads can get into.

Soundgarden – “Ultramega OK”

May 1, 2017

The induction of any Soundgarden album into the Decibel Hall of Fame has not been an easy one.

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!

Track Premiere: Ayahuasca Go to the ‘Mountain of Snakes’

September 2, 2016

Ayahuasca set a dark tone for their upcoming album on “Mountain of Snakes.” 

Stream Nomad Stones’ Pre-/Post-Grunge Debut LP in Full

August 1, 2016

Hear the debut album from Nomad Stones — featuring Cave In’s Adam McGarth and JR Conners — in full. 

Hall of Fame Countdown: L7’s Bricks Are Heavy

June 9, 2016

L7’s seminal third LP stands the test of time via its excellent songs, hefty production (courtesy of the legendary Butch Vig), pithy lyrics and general “go fuck yourself” attitude. Ranking these nasty jams from “worst to best” is a downright punchable offense, but let’s do it anyway.

Do Monday Right with this Wrong Video Premiere

March 14, 2016

Revisit yesteryear and wasted youth (of the ’90s) with “Turn In.”

The Deciblog Interview: Tad Doyle

March 9, 2015

Tad Doyle has preached the Gospel of heaviness for the better part of his life. His seminal band TAD was one of the first out of the gate in Seattle’s grunge movement and one of the earliest bands signed to the legendary Sub Pop label. Although they never achieved the massive crossover success of their…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

July 26, 2013

Given the opportunity to write about craft beer every month in Decibel has been eye-opening. The idea that our “Brewtal Truth” column would have lasted more than four years (and counting) and even spawn a book—The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers, out in November—is pretty amazing. Now it’s time to bring a little “Brewtal…

LIVE REVIEW: Melvins Lite Freak Puke All Over Victoria

July 17, 2012

Melvins Lite w/Retox, Club 9One9, Victoria, BC, July 16Who can really keep up with just exactly what the Melvins are up to at any given moment? There are new releases like clockwork. They have always been a prolific band and we suspect they always will be. If nothing else, they’ll have a discography that stretches…

1991 Revisited: 20 Years Later and Metal Bands Are Still Bitter

December 13, 2011

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. Decibel‘s infuriating “Best of 2011” issue is out, and between angry emails sent to the magazine’s editors excoriating them for “fucking it up once again,” thoughts inevitably turn toward recollections of the past. We’re now 20 years removed from “the year that punk broke”—that…