Full Album Stream: MGR – “Glacier’s Wake”

March 25, 2024

Former Isis guitarist Mike Gallagher explores post-rock and more on the new MGR album.

Full Album Stream: MGR – “Awakenings”

September 20, 2023

Post-metal guitar virtuoso Mike Gallagher (Isis, Cast Iron Hike), has unearthed long-buried sessions for his emotive project Mustard Gas and Roses (MGR). Hear them now!

Track Premiere and Q&A: Clifford Meyer (ex-ISIS) Scores New ‘Heavy Metal Horror’ Video Game The Axis Unseen

December 3, 2021

Clifford Meyer (ex-ISIS the band) teams up with veteran game wizard Nathan Purkeypile to soundtrack the new soon-to-be-smash video game The Axis Unseen.

LOW STOCK ALERT: Get These Back Issues Before They’re Gone Forever!

September 13, 2018

Down to single-digit copies of several Decibel back issues. Here they are, and here is your last chance to nab them.

Track Premiere: Sumac – “Attis’ Blade’

August 1, 2018

Check out the latest mind-blowing track from power trio/underground supergroup SUMAC.

Track Premiere: Aux Era Take Fools to Post-Everything School On Dazzling “Remedial Math”

March 14, 2018

New York City’s Aux Era shows us their work on the dazzling new track “Remedial Math.”

Track Premiere: House of Low Culture — “The Pervasive Mind”

November 15, 2017

Check out the first new recorded music from Aaron Turner’s House of Low Culture in four years!

Full Album Stream: Cable — “It Cost Me Everything 1994-1995”

October 11, 2017

Take a trip down memory lane with Connecticut noisecore trailblazers Cable.

Pre-Order the Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Vol. II Book!

October 31, 2016

Decibel has complied 25 of our best Hall of Fame pieces into a brand new hardcover, limited-edition, hand-numbered anthology, exclusively available here.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Isis’s Oceanic

May 28, 2015

Oceanic was truly magical, a confluence of songwriting and tone quality and pacing that signaled a new depth for this rapidly evolving musical collective.  Opinions will differ about the quality of what came next, but it’s hard to deny that Oceanic marked an exciting developmental stage for Isis, when burly distortion was still a thematic element rather than an accent piece and contemplative crescendos built themselves into stunning peaks.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Dustin LaValley

January 4, 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… Gonzo dark fiction author, screenwriter, martial arts sensei, serious connoisseur of heavy metal and hardcore — there’s a lot thrown into the mix when it comes to the literary force of nature…

Isis – “Oceanic”

August 1, 2012

Formed out of teenage jitters, a can-/will-do work ethic and long-term (possibly unhealthy) exposure to Neurosis, Swans and the Melvins, Boston’s Isis were in many respects different from what the rest of New England had to offer in the late ’90s.

How About Some Split Cranium (feat. Aaron Turner)?

March 27, 2012

So had everything worked out just right, we’d be giving you an exclusive premiere of this track from Split Cranium. However, considering the fact the album came out last week, some of you may have already “premiered” it on your home stereo. And, as such, the “exclusive” part of this is moot. For those of…