Hardcore

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.”

Days of Resolution: Harley Flanagan on the Cro-Mags’ Evolution, Legacy, Vitality, & Upcoming Tour

May 4, 2022

Decibel gets the lowdown from Harley Flanagan on circa 2022 Cro-Mags, the upcoming tour, and how getting beat down on the jiujitsu mat can prepare one for hardcore touring.

Interview: Terror Frontman Scott Vogel Discusses Todd Jones Collaboration on ‘Pain Into Power’

May 2, 2022

Terror frontman Scott Vogel talks about collaborating with former guitarist/current Nails frontman Todd Jones for the band’s new album, Pain into Power.

Video Premiere: Model Prisoner – “Dirt Merchant”

April 1, 2022

Check out the new song and video from the hardcore crushers in Model Prisoner, off their new EP, Compulsion Analysis.

Pre-Order MUNICIPAL WASTE’s New Album ‘Electrified Brain’ on CD Longbox and Cassette RIGHT NOW!

April 1, 2022

There are only 100 exclusive color cassettes and 300 CD longboxes of Municipal Waste‘s Electrified Brain available to Decibel readers for pre-order. Don’t blow it.

Track Premiere: Last Wishes — “Loyalty”

March 30, 2022

Hear the fresh-yet-old-school-based hardcore attack of Last Wishes in advance of their gritty, bouncy, defiant debut full-length Organized Hate.

Q&A: Keith Morris on the CIRCLE JERKS Reunion

March 30, 2022

Catching up with hardcore OG and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris on the band’s return to the stage after 15 years.

Demo:listen: Let Them Die

March 15, 2022

This week’s Demo:listen is gonna hit a little harder than usual when we introduce Florida’s Let Them Die.

Exclusive EP Premiere: Dry Socket – “Cessation”

March 11, 2022

Sometimes a name perfectly encapsulates what a band sounds like. And Portland’s Dry Socket found the exact right moniker to describe their painful, impossible-to-ignore approach to hardcore punk.

Track Premiere: Guardrails — “Yours Truly”

March 9, 2022

It’s been a long goddamn while since a hardcore band blasted out of the gate with a sound as feral and kinetic – yet savvily refined in construction – as Guardrails. Hear them now.

Track Premiere: Berthold City — “Out of Darkness”

March 2, 2022

Featuring members of Strife, World Be Free, and Internal Affairs, Berthold City brings the straight edge hardcore fire to lead us “Out of Darkness.”

Full Album Stream: Milquetoast’s ‘Caterwaul’

January 26, 2022

Spin the entirety of Caterwaul from punk blasters Milquetoast and pre-order it in advance of a January 28 release from Wise Blood.

Full EP Premiere: Apes – “Lullabies For Eternal Sleep”

January 6, 2022

Hear Quebec sextet, Apes, offer up nightmare-inducing, black metal-flecked grindcore lullabies on their new four-song EP.

Track Premiere: Sundown – “Not My Jam”

January 4, 2022

Hear Indianapolis post-hardcore quartet Sundown tear through a sludgy, jittery anthem from their upcoming Wise Blood debut.

Video Premiere: Take Life – “Leper Shepherd“ (NSFW)

December 9, 2021

The new NSFW video from Take Life, featuring current and former members of One King Down, Most Precious Blood and Insvrgence, has more than a little blood on its hands.

Full EP Stream: Brick by Brick / Cutthroat

December 3, 2021

East Coast meets West Coast when Brick by Brick and Cutthroat join forces for a split seven inch.

Track Premiere: Brick By Brick – “Just Look Around” (Sick of it All Cover)

October 27, 2021

Metallic hardcore outfit Brick by Brick is sick of a lot of things, but not this classic jam from Sick of it All.

Video Premiere: Blistering Joy – ‘Funeral for the Death of My Dreams’

October 5, 2021

Chaotic hardcore band Blistering Joy release video for “Funeral for the Death of My Dreams.”