Heavy Metal

Full Album Stream: Lucifer’s Hammer “Victory Is Mine”

November 16, 2017 Chris Dick

Chilean heavy metal wizards Lucifer’s Hammer raise fists and spirits with their take on NWOBHM on new mini-album, Victory is Mine.

The Top 5 Heavy Metal Bad Boys Gone Blessed

October 30, 2017 Greg Karlowitsch

Not every heavy metal bad boy stays that way forever. These are Decibel‘s Bad Boys Gone Blessed.

Judas Priest Announce New Album, 2018 North American Tour

October 23, 2017 Vince Bellino

Judas Priest announce their NINETEENTH studio album and 2018 tour!

Metal & Beer: Atlas Brew Works Hosts In-House Metal Shows

September 20, 2017 Adem Tepedelen

Who needs bars? Washington, D.C. brewery brings metal bands and fans together directly at the source of great craft beer.

Track Premiere: Highrider – ‘Batteries’

September 12, 2017 Vince Bellino

Highrider are charged up on heavy metal and punk rock on new single “Batteries.”

Fest Alert: Descendants of Crom

September 5, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Get the latest details on Pittsburgh’s upcoming doom, sludge and heavy metal festival, aptly titled Descendants Of Crom, from this interview with festival organizer, Shy Kennedy.

The Top 10 Metal Songs About Chains

August 29, 2017 Decibel Magazine

In which we consider the top 10 songs about a quintessential heavy metal topic: chains.

Track Premiere: Sanhedrin – ‘Die Trying’

August 23, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from heavy metal power trio Sanhedrin now!

Full Album Stream and Interview: The Convent Horror of Attic’s “Sanctimonious” Concept Album

August 16, 2017 Sean Frasier

German metal force Attic rock the convent with mystery and murder in their mercyful Sanctimonious concept record.

Label Spotlight: WYLN

June 26, 2017 Vince Bellino

New York City-based label WYLN is reissuing lost, classic heavy metal records including albums from Cyanide, Leather Nunn, Valhalla and Death Squad. 

Label Spotlight: Tridroid Records

May 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

An introduction to Tridroid Records, a largely cassette label. 

Track Premiere: Sabbath Assembly – ‘Angels Trumpets’

May 1, 2017 Vince Bellino

Sabbath Assembly delve further into progressive metal on “Angels Trumpets.”

Full Album Stream + Q&A: Duel – ‘Witchbanger’

April 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Witchbanger, Duel‘s second LP, recalls a different time but is more than welcome today.

Label Report: Witches Brew

March 27, 2017 Vince Bellino

Witches Brew provide a home for underground death, thrash and heavy metal bands.

Full Album Stream: Mothership – ‘High Strangeness’

March 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

High Strangeness, the third full-length from Texas rockers Mothership, incorporates a variety of sounds and influences for a diverse and fun album.

Video Premiere: Sollertia – ‘Praying at the Chapel Perilous’

March 13, 2017 Vince Bellino

“Praying at the Chapel Perilous” is the promising debut song and video from dark metal band Sollertia (In The Woods, ex-Ad Inferna). 

The Decibel Tour Starts a Week From Today! Get Tickets!

March 10, 2017 Albert Mudrian

We’re just one week from the start of the Decibel Magazine Tour 2017 featuring Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous. Don’t miss out; tickets are still on sale!

Track Premiere: Saturn – ‘Still Young’

February 24, 2017 Vince Bellino

Swedish traditional metal group Saturn have a sound that is both old school and modern, something that remains apparent on “Still Young,” a single from their forthcoming sophomore album.

Track Premiere: Hyborian – ‘Maelstrom’

February 15, 2017 Vince Bellino

Hyborian‘s first record will tell the story of an intergalactic traveller. You can hear the first part of the tale now. 

Saxon – “Wheels of Steel”

January 4, 2017 Chris Dick

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal wasn’t a movement. Until it was a movement. Early on, bands—mostly categorized as hard rock—merely created music the only way they knew how.

Cutting Room: Leftovers from Saxon’s Wheels of Steel Hall of Fame

December 26, 2016 Chris Dick

For Saxon’s Wheels of Steel [February 2017, #148] interviews, we were able to gather all five original members. As required by Hall of Fame edict #1. The current and former members of Britain’s heavy metal legends couldn’t have been nicer and more talkative. Graham, Steve, Biff, Pete, and Paul spun all kinds of fun and interesting stories about the events leading up to landmark album Wheels of Steel and what happened shortly thereafter.

Mos Generator’s Tony Reed Counts Down His Top 10 Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Albums

November 22, 2016 Vince Bellino

Tony Reed of Mos Generator counts down his favorite hard rock/heavy metal albums.

The Heavy Metal Bard: An Interview with Jason Tarpey of Eternal Champion

October 26, 2016 Dutch Pearce

In which I discuss heavy metal, Sword & Sorcery fic, Manilla Road, the modern hardcore scene, and much more with Jason Tarpey, vocalist of Texas’ toughest epic heavy metal band, Eternal Champion.

Saxon’s Live Albums Ranked From Worst to Best

October 6, 2016 Decibel Magazine

Saxon have enjoyed a prolific career, with a multitude of live albums. Inspired by their upcoming vinyl box set, The Vinyl Hoard, Season of Mist’s Greg Karlowitsch ranks Saxon’s already released live albums from worst to best.

Track Premiere: Evil Invaders are “Raising Hell”

September 21, 2016 Vince Bellino

Evil Invaders‘ “Raising Hell” is a speed-drenched, retro tune. 

Wretch

August 29, 2016 Adrien Begrand

Wretch
A master’s return
dB rating: 8/10

Exclusive: Full Stream of Skeletonwitch’s ‘The Apothic Gloom’ EP!

August 15, 2016 Albert Mudrian

The ‘Witch is Back! And The Apothic Gloom four-track EP features the best material of Skeletonwitch‘s career. Hear it now.