Italy

Track Premiere: Ferum “The Undead Truth” (feat. Mike Perun)

July 11, 2022

Italian/Estonian death-doom metal savages Ferum premiere new track “The Undead Truth,” featuring Cianide mainstay Mike Perun.

Video Premiere: SYK – “The Hollow Mother”

March 11, 2022

Check out the new video from SYK, Italian practitioners of avant-garde extreme metal, a blend of clean vocals and deathy grooves.

Split Premiere: Vile Apparition & Miscreance

November 5, 2021

Stream the brand-new skull-cleaving split release between mongo-brutal Strayans Vile Apparition and aggro-prog Italian deathbringers Miscreance.

Track Premiere: Oceana – “Atlantidea Suite Pt. 1”

January 11, 2021

Italian progressive metal outfit Oceana (featuring Novembre members) reveal new track “Atlantidea Suite Pt. 1” off new album, The Pattern.

Full Album Stream: Enslaved (Italy) – Mayhem

December 23, 2020

Rescued from obscurity by a Russian archivist, check out the recently unearthed complete recordings of Italy’s Enslaved, a death/thrash band from the late ‘80s.

Album Premiere: Thecodontion – Supercontinent

June 24, 2020

Check out this full stream of the deep time-inspired debut album from bass-centric Roman black/death duo Thecodontion, plus a brief Q&A for a more thorough understanding of Supercontinent.

EP Premiere: Marthe – ‘Sisters of Darkness’

June 19, 2020

The true spirit of metal is alive and well in the heart of Italy’s one-woman old school black/doom metal band Marthe. Hear her demo Sisters of Darkness in all its awesome glory right now.

Album Premiere: The Rite – ‘Liturgy of the Black’

June 16, 2020

Join us for the exclusive unveiling of the forthcoming debut album from international black metal consortium The Rite.

Track Premiere: Flamekeeper “Nomads of the World Beyond”

November 11, 2019

Italian emigre Marco S. finds home in Sweden, birthing first-wave black metal beast Flamekeeper. Check out new track “Nomads of the World Beyond” from debut mini-CD We Who Light the Fire

Album Stream: Bretus ‘Aion Tetra’

September 24, 2019

Italian doom metal quartet Bretus unveil and stream new album, “Aion Tetra,” at Decibel. Fans of Candlemass, Isole, and Crypt Sermon take note!

Full Album Stream: Barbarian – “To No God Shall I Kneel”

June 4, 2019

Italy’s Barbarian are back with album #4 of their signature style of blasphemous and arcane old school metal. Check out To No God Shall I Kneel now!

Track Premiere: Python “Aeons Has Fallen”

May 6, 2019

Italy-based throwback doom masters conjure up fuzzed-out terrors on new track, “Aeons Has Fallen,” from full-length, Astrological Warfare.

No Corporate Beer: Bastola

October 17, 2018

Is it possible to double down on a lousy style and make it better? Decibel tries Birra Flea‘s Bastola.

Watch: WOWS – ‘Chakpori’

February 23, 2018

Italian post-metal outfit unveil a stunning new video.

Track Premiere: Ufomammut – ‘Core’

September 13, 2017

Psychedelic doom overlords Ufomammut will flatten you as they blow your mind. Listen to a new song now.

Full Album Stream: Sangue Nero – ‘Viscere’

July 7, 2017

Stream the challenging new release from Italian black metal group Sangue Nero. 

Track Premiere: Helslave – ‘Lord of Lies’

May 22, 2017

Stream a new song from Italian death metallers Helslave, their first release with new vocalist Diego Laino.

Hour of Penance Debut First Song From ‘Cast The First Stone’

November 25, 2016

Hour of Penance continue their tradition of no-nonsense death metal as they prepare to Cast the First Stone. 

Video Premiere: MoRkObOt – “Ogrog”

September 26, 2016

MoRkObOt unleash wordless doom weirdness in this new video for “Ogrog.”

Track Premiere: Hierophant – “Forever Crucified”

September 15, 2016

Italy’s Hierophant unleash a palpable burst of anger on “Forever Crucified” as they prepare to release Mass Grave. 

Italian Tech-Deathsters Deceptionist Find Themsleves with “Quest for Identity”

May 16, 2016

Deceptionist (which autocorrects to “Receptionist”) answers Italy’s call more for technical death metal. 

“Holy Waters”: Stream New Song From The Clearing Path

June 23, 2015

Gabriele Gramaglia incorporates a love of Converge-heightened, spastic hardcore heaviness into his anguished odes to the great outdoors.  The percussion and vocal rhythms here really set Gramaglia’s solo project apart from the pack.  The music retains black metal’s otherworldly quality without losing the attention of mere mortals like us.