Hardcore

KILL SCREEN: Colin Young of DEADBODY and GOD’S HATE Rejects Convention, Embraces Modernity

January 25, 2023

The Deadbody bassist/Twitching Tongues vocalist/God’s Hate drummer appreciates gaming’s past but has his sights set on what the future may hold.

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Sanguisugabogg and All Out War

January 20, 2023

After flying south for the holidays, our bird is back with new releases from slam newjacks and underground metal/hardocre vets.

Track Premiere: American Standards – “The Tourist”

January 10, 2023

Hear Phoenix metallic hardcore pounders American Standards get heated on new single, “The Tourist.”

VENOMOUS CONCEPT Release “Timeline” Video, Pre-Orders For ‘The Good Ship Lollipop’ Available

December 14, 2022

Venomous Concept, fetauring Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth) and Shane Embury (Napalm Death/Brujeria/et al), premiere new single “Timeline!” Watch the video NOW!

Video Premiere: Blame Kandinsky – “Vague”

November 23, 2022

Blame Kandinsky, hailing from Greece and performing a wicked, mathy brand of hardcore, are dropping their new record, Electric Ruiner, December 2 VenerElate Industries. Get a taste of it with the video for “Ruined.”

Full Album Stream: City of Industry – ‘Spiritual West’

November 10, 2022

Hear Seattle trio City of Industry invoke the spirit of dissonant metallic hardcore on their second full-length.

Track Premiere: Freya – “Thousand Yard Stare”

November 9, 2022

Freya — the hardcore act fronted by longtime Earth Crisis vocalist Karl Buechner — return with “Thousand Yard Stare,” the first track off their 2023 Upstate Records debut, Fight As One.

Hear New ALL OUT WAR Track “Glorious Devastation” & Pre-Order New LP ‘Celestial Rot’ on Decibel-Exclusive Vinyl!

October 13, 2022

We’ve got 100 copies of metallic hardcore heroes All Our War‘ new LP, Celestial Rot, on Decibel-exclusive Bone White vinyl. Pre-order now!

Track Premiere: Punitive Damage – “Bottom Feeder”

October 3, 2022

Kick off your work week with some snotty, punk-tinged, classic hardcore from Punitive Damage in the form of their new single, “Bottom Feeder.”

Q&A: Adrenalin OD’s Dave Scott Schwartzman On His New Book and Becoming The World’s Fastest Punk Band

September 21, 2022

Adrenalin O.D. drummer Dave Scott Schwartzman discusses his upcoming book If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Walla Walla: The Wacky History of Adrenalin O.D., which tells the story of AOD and hardcore’s formative years.

Track By Track: Unsane – ‘Unsane’ (remastered)

September 15, 2022

Unsane guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer takes us track by track through the noise trio’s newly remastered 1991 debut

Video Premiere: Bloodclot – “Souls”

September 8, 2022

Hear ex-Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph’s reformed Bloodclot featuring ex-Quicksand and Madball members.

Die Young’s Daniel Austin on Vegan Powerlifting and Eating For Strength

August 24, 2022

In the latest installment of our Health Awaits fitness column, Daniel Austin (Die Young, Will to Live, and Tooth and Claw) discusses becoming a vegan AND a competitive powerlifter.

Venomous Concept & Under Attack Ready Release for Killer New Split EP, ‘The Kids Are Alright’

August 3, 2022

Hardcore punk bruisers Venomous Concept and Richmond crossover crushers Under Attack join forces in the best split 7-inch you’ll hear all year.

Track Premiere: deathCAVE Covers “Leash” by His Hero Is Gone

July 29, 2022

deathCAVE is here with a new cover off the upcoming tribute album to the crust-masters in His Hero Is Gone!

Fight Fire With Fire: Minor Threat vs. Bad Religion

July 28, 2022

Today we’re shaving our heads—metaphorically, metaphorically—and taking a look at a pair of classic punk EPs that even as diehard metalheads we absolutely love.

10 Great Songs to Wish Someone a Happy Birthday!

July 21, 2022

There are so many ways to celebrate someone’s big day, and Decibel is here to show you the most thoughtful ways to make it extra special!

Track Premiere: Escuela Grind – ‘Cliffhanger’

July 7, 2022

Watch the video for “Cliffhanger,” the lead single from Escuela Grind‘s new Kurt Ballou-produced album, Memory Theater.

Track Premiere: The Bearer – “Let It Burn”

June 7, 2022

Austin’s metallic hardcore trio The Bearer wanna make organized religion feel the burn.

Q&A: Patrick O’Neil On His 80s Hardcore Memoir Anarchy At The Circle K

June 6, 2022

In his latest book, Anarchy At the Circle K, Patrick O ‘Neil writes about 80s hardcore in a narrative that’s a combination of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life.

Demo:listen: Nembutal Sleep

May 17, 2022

This week Demo:listen gets knocked out by Swedish sludge/hardcore punk duo Nembutal Sleep.

5 New Hardcore Records You Should Hear

May 16, 2022

From reactivated screamo stalwarts to revolutionary hardcore punk, there’s something for every hardcore fan this year.

Track Premiere: Simulakra – ‘Follow the Flies’

May 10, 2022

Simulakra and Year of the Knife vocalist Tyler Mullen link up for the band’s new song, “Follow the Flies.”