horror

Full Album Stream: Outre-Tombe – “Nécrovortex”

October 12, 2018

Quebec’s horror-themed death metal crushers Outre-Tombe return with a scary-good new album and we’ve got the exclusive stream, plus a brief interview with the band’s guitarist!

Nicolas Cage’s Weapon in ‘Mandy’ Was Inspired by Celtic Frost Logo

September 14, 2018

Nicolas Cage wields a Celtic Frost-inspired weapon in psychedelic horror film Mandy.

Video Premiere: Nathaniel Shannon And The Vanishing Twin – ‘Trespasses’

March 9, 2017

Nathaniel Shannon and the Vanishing Twin premiere another unsettling video addition to their collection in support of Trespasses. 

THE DARK ARTS MEETS BLACK METAL THIS WEEKEND IN PHILLY

November 9, 2016

This Saturday (11/12) at the Dark Arts — a Philly-based “collaborative organization made up of like-minded individuals who live and breath all things dark and heavy” — brings a multimedia smorgasbord of malevolence to the City of Brotherly Love with “Black Metal”: In addition to performances by five crazy sick bands — Anicon, Wayfarer, Surgeon, Necroscythe, and Dreadlords — the event will also feature renegade art and readings by dark authors, including current and past Decibel contributors Sean Frasier, Dutch Pearce, and Andrew Bonazelli.

EXHUMED/GRUESOME AXEMAN MATT HARVEY CHOPS HIS WAY INTO HORROR COMICS VIA “HOWL”

October 26, 2016

Matt Harvey joins forces with acclaimed artist Kelly Williams (The CabinetEerie) for the deliciously demented banshee-centered graphic novel romp, Howl — and the velocity and transgressive brutality the Exhumed/Gruesome vocalist/guitarist delivers in this new realm is totally what horror-obsessed metalheads would hope for from the guy behind Gore MetalSlaughtercult, and Necrocracy

Harvey was kind enough to give Decibel the inside scoop on the comic — the second volume in Williams’ multi-author series The Dark — out on Halloween via Alterna Comics.  

LIFE OF AGONY’S ALAN ROBERT TALKS “THE BEAUTY OF HORROR” & HIS TOP FIVE HORROR GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR METALHEADS

October 19, 2016

Over the last several years Life of Agony bassist/songwriter Alan Robert has built a fascinating second career as a author/illustrator in the world of dark, cutting-edge graphic novels such as Wire Hangers (2010), Crawl to Me (2011), and Killogy (2012). This month the multitalented provocateur turns his attention to subverting and desecrating the adult coloring book craze with the delectably demented The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book — a “blood-soaked alternative,” in the words of its accompanying press release, that will take unsuspecting colored-pencil wielders “on a twisted journey through bizarre carnivals, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and haunted burial grounds.”

Video Premiere: Take Over and Destroy – “Let Me Grieve”

October 7, 2016

Get creepy with Take Over and Destroy and some creature features in this new video.

Friday the 13th: Horror/Slasher Movie Top 5s from Exhumed, Ghoul & Arcana 13

May 13, 2016

Exhumed, Ghoul and Arcana 13 members weigh in with horror and slasher flick favorites in honor of today’s metal “holiday.” 

Blood, Bats & Blast Beats: An Interview with The Faculty of Horror’s Andrea Subissati

October 29, 2015

Andrea Subissati is a Toronto-based sociologist, writer and co-host of The Faculty of Horror podcast. We talked to her ahead of All Hallows’ Eve to get her take on horror, metal and why the two are eternally intertwined.

Pulp (Audio) Horror: Exclusive Crypticus Premiere!

August 5, 2014

Hot on the shambling undead heels of the uber-sick 2013 full-length The Barrens, Denver’s masters of smart, dark n’ dirty death metal Crypticus are set to return with Chains for Devils, the second in the band’s Horror Grind Mixtape series — i.e. “an original Death Metal mini-anthology designed to confound, horrify, & delight.” This morning,…

The Corn Is Back On the Macabre

August 20, 2013

There has never been a shortage of bands in extreme music eager to wed horror cinema imagery to brutal riffage, but few have ever managed to do so with as much skill, class, or cleverness as avant grinders Corn on Macabre. A few months back the defunct band unleashed the towering, essential Discographic Violence retrospective…

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Kier-La Janisse

April 12, 2013

Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a new twice-monthly column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors… In her exquisitely rendered, frequently disquieting, always edifying new book House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films well-respected critic, festival programmer and King Diamond…

Tales From the Metalnomicon: James Newman

March 29, 2013

Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a twice-monthly column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors… Tales first encountered the infernally enchanting work of James Newman when the stalwart badasses over at Shock Totem re-released his uber-excellent “ode to 1980s horror” The Wicked last year, and subsequent forays into…

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Dark Discoveries

March 1, 2013

Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a twice-monthly column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors… Though the teeming masses may not have caught on quite yet, Dark Discoveries has long been one of the absolute best magazines for lovers of horror fiction/culture, casting an aesthetic net wide enough…

A Beast Conceived: Introducing Howling

February 19, 2013

The most aptly titled release of the year so far is almost certainly Howling’s A Beast Conceived — a hellacious sonic amalgamation of Heartwork, Ride the Lightning, and Tom G. Warrior-style sinister riffage fronted by the restless extreme music paragon Vanessa Nocera and brimming with lyrical homages to cult horror movie classics like The Beast…

Brick By Brick: Travis Campbell Commits Heavy Metal Musical Murder

April 5, 2012

The eponymous antihero of the Troma Entertainment joint Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical awakens from a night of hot carnal action to find his comely young sweetheart missing and a bullet lodged in his forehead. His reaction is a bit unorthodox: He breaks into song…and then starts cracking skulls with his kiln-fired namesake,…