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Full Album Stream: Acid Witch – “Evil Sound Screamers”

October 31, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Happy Halloween, kiddies! Come inside for a stream of the entire new Acid Witch album, Evil Sound Screamers.

Full Album Stream: Hades Archer – “Temple of the Impure”

October 17, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Check out some bestial Chilean shred with this full album stream of Hades Archer’s brand new full length, Temple of the Impure.

Full Album Stream: Cadaveric Incubator – “Sermons of the Devouring Dead”

October 10, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Fans of true death metal, come revel in this rotten and unadulterated stream of Cadaveric Incubator’s debut full length.

Matt Harvey on Why You Can’t Censor NSBM or Those Who Distribute It

August 28, 2017 Decibel Magazine

The Exhumed frontman addresses the recent Hells Headbangers controversy with a considered (if perhaps unpopular) response.

Full Album Stream: Bonehunter – “Sexual Panic Human Machine”

August 1, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Check out this exclusive full album stream of Bonehunter’s sophomore album, Sexual Panic Human Machine. Lewd blackened speed metal done the Finnish way—plus the cover features a bionic man-bear monster’s erection.

STREAMING: Death Yell “Descent into Hell”

July 17, 2017 Chris Dick

After 20 years later in the grave, Chile’s Death Yell has reformed. Not only to exact revenge on the time away from the molten metal spotlight but to issue the band’s first album, Descent into Hell. Now signed to Hells Headbangers, the Chileans are using their time wisely, focusing on reality instead of fantasy. Hell is real, and Death Yell have returned to remind us.

For Those About To Squawk: Waldo’s Interview Tips

June 9, 2017 Blake Harrison

Interview tips from our resident birdbrains, plus pecking on Cemetery UrnTombs and Dying Fetus. 

Track Premiere: Skelethal display “Scaly Smelly Flesh”

June 6, 2017 Dutch Pearce

French death duo Skelethal finally are poised to unleash their full length, Of the Depths . . . Check out “Scaly Smelly Flesh” for a good, noxious whiff of what lies ahead, and below.

Blood Feast

May 15, 2017 Dutch Pearce

The Future State of Wicked
Binge on some tasty riffs
dB rating: 8/10

Track Premiere: Cemetery Urn reveal “Weakened Mortals Bleed”

May 3, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Today Melbourne’s Cemetery Urn show us what happens when “Weakened Mortals Bleed.” Check out this exclusive track premiere from the Australian barbarians’ third album, the eponymously titled Cemetery Urn.

Full Album Stream: Blood Feast welcome you to “The Future State of Wicked”

April 11, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Their first album since the reunion of Jersey’s morbid thrash cult, Blood Feast, The Future State of Wicked boasts deadly riffs, razor-sharp vocal attacks, and explosive battery. Out this Friday on Hells Headbangers, The Future State of Wicked is here. 

Streaming: Förgjord’s “Uhripuu” & “Vahvempi kuin koskaan”

February 21, 2017 Dutch Pearce

If you like your black metal Finnish, insane, and teeming with crepuscular depravity then Förgjord’s third album Uhripuu is your kind of album. Come on in and check out a few tracks.

Cultes Des Ghoules

February 13, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love
Masterpiece, or ambition as a force of evil
dB rating: 8/10

Exclusive Video Premiere: BAT – “Beware of the Bat”

January 18, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Apparently it’s difficult to pull off a good metal video. Richmond’s BAT make it look not only easy, but fun as hell, too, with their new black&white, B movie-inspired thriller, “Beware of the Bat.”

October 31 celebrate Metal Massacre compilations with new covers album

November 17, 2016 Greg Pratt

True-’til-death metallers October 31 are about to do the unthinkable: a compilation consisting entirely of Metal Massacre covers.

Profanatica

August 8, 2016 Jesse Chase

The Curling Flame of Blasphemy
Beats the Hockey Flame of Blasphemy
dB rating: 8/10

Insane in the Profane: Full stream of the new Profanatica LP

July 18, 2016 Albert Mudrian

The Curling Flame of Blasphemy from Northeast legends Profanatica is our new favorite fist in the face of god.  

Kyle from Incantation Has a Side Project: Shed the Skin Full Album Stream

June 24, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Cleveland, you have yet another reason to celebrate this week. Shed the Skin debut LP is out today!

TRACK PREMIERE: Denouncement Pyre Paint the Sun with Black (Metal)

June 22, 2016 Sean Frasier

Australian incendiaries Denouncement Pyre like their dying stars the same color as their metal: BLACK.

Detroit Nuke City: Nuke Premiere “Dead Space” from forthcoming LP

June 7, 2016 Dutch Pearce

Smash that play button and get demolecularized by “Dead Space” from Detroit’s mutated thrashers, Nuke

Streaming: Gouge’s “Breath Of The Reaper”

March 16, 2015 Justin Norton

The Ohio brothers behind the indomitable Hell’s Headbangers label don’t fuck with the formula. Their excellent releases during the past two years or so include Midnight, Nunslaughter (a new EP every month), Shitfucker and, err…Goat Semen. You can welcome the appropriately named bangers in Gouge to the extended dysfunctional clan. Like many of their brethren…

Deciblog Interview: Nunslaughter

January 19, 2015 Justin Norton

Nunslaughter has been recording mandatory underground metal since 1987, a time when extreme metal was largely in retreat and teased hair was the norm. The band has been led for close to three decades by the inimitable Don Of The Dead (Donald Crotsley) a walking metal encyclopedia content to release the bulk of his band’s…

The Deciblog Interview: Midnight

October 27, 2014 Justin Norton

Midnight is actually one man. Jamie Walters — a.k.a. Athenar — handles all instruments and vocals. Although the band has been around for more than a decade their profile has risen exponentially since the release of Satanic Royalty. Midnight will likely be lurking around some best of lists for the 2014 follow-up No Mercy For…

Coprolite Crüe: The Deciblog Interview With Shitfucker

March 19, 2014 Justin Norton

Shitfucker caught our attention with their 2013 Hells Headbanger’s release Suck Cocks in Hell, which received an “8” in the pages of our print sibling. The record contains some of the most infectious, rocking songs that have crept from the underground in a dog’s age. Shitfucker took it up another notch with the wonderfully low-fi…

Q and A: Satanic Threat

February 13, 2013 Justin Norton

Perhaps the most fun (and subversive) thing to drop in my musical inbox this year: a copy of Satanic Threat’s In To Hell. I missed it in 2008. As soon as I saw the cover — a perfect homage to Minor Threat’s HOF worthy Out Of Step — I was sold. So sold that I…

7 Inches of Hell

December 11, 2012 Jeff Treppel

Man, I love Hells Headbangers. They’re one of my favorite labels. Even when I don’t like the stuff they put out, I appreciate that someone is dedicating their time to dredging up the absolute scummiest acts from metal’s deepest cesspools. They’ve been cranking out a bunch of 7″ singles lately, and while we don’t have…