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Cultes Des Ghoules

February 13, 2017

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

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

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

Profanatica

August 8, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…