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Track Premiere: Daughter Chaos “Noble Rot”

July 1, 2024

Death metal artists Daughter Chaos, featuring ex-members of Armageddon and The Obsessed, launch crushing new single, “Noble Rot,” off their forthcoming album, Noble Rot, via Abrams Records.

Video Premiere: Castle Rat – “Cry For Me”

February 13, 2024

NYC psych doom cult Castle Rat take us to another realm where the Rat Queen battles the Rat Reaperess in new video for “Cry For Me.”

Track Premiere: Hypoxia – “Pathway To Charon”

January 30, 2024

Queens, NY death metal horde Hypoxia return to the fray with a dissonant new crusher, “Pathway to Charon.”

Video Premiere: Morgue Terror – “Broken, Beaten, Beheaded”

November 30, 2023

Buffalo death metal miscreants Morgue Terror aren’t clowning around in new video for “Broken, Beaten, Beheaded.”

Full Album Stream: Restless Spirit – ‘Afterimage’

October 5, 2023

Hear Long Island stoner doom trio Restless Spirit genuflect at the altar of the almighty riff on new full-length Afterimage.

Video Premiere: Hush – “There Can Be No Forgiveness Without the Shedding of Blood”

May 19, 2022

Hush‘s noisy, sludgy post-metal horror-show provides the appropriate soundtrack for the bleakness of their new video

Full Album Stream: Gorsedd FM – The Promise of Rot

August 6, 2021

American post-punk/post-black metal duo Gorsedd FM cut a disarmingly good debut full-length with The Promise of Rot.

Q&A: Immolation Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Dawn of Possession’

July 16, 2021

Immolation masterminds Ross Dolan and Bob Vigna reminisce on 30 years of Dawn of Possession. Into everlasting fire… only at Decibel!

Video Premiere: Winter Nights – “Starved for Energy”

September 1, 2020

NYC melodeath monolith Winter Nights debut a poignant and disarming music video from their new self-titled album.

Jim Tasikas (Contrarian) Reviews His Top 3 Favorite Guitars

August 28, 2020

Contrarian guitarist Jim Tasikas unload a noteful Top 3 Guitar list at Decibel. New Contrarian album out November 20.

Song Premiere: MaelstroM “Th13teen Within A Circle” + Q&A With Gary Vosganian

May 13, 2020

Rejuvenated New York-based epic thrash metallers MaelstroM premiere new track, “Th13teen Within A Circle,” at Decibel. We also interview vocalist Gary Vosganian.

Full EP Stream: Impure – “Damned…”

March 13, 2020

US spewers of black death blasphemy Impure dominate with evil violence on new EP, Damned…

Demo:listen: Occoquain

February 14, 2020

This week’s Demo:listen falls under the spell of American black metal mission Occoquain.

Video Premiere: Escuela Grind – “Inspirational Significance/Hyper-Victim/Private Vice, Public Benefit”

February 4, 2020

Get to know brand-new grinders Escuela Grind through this absurd and gory infomercial for the first three tracks on their forthcoming debut LP, Indoctrination.

Full Album Stream: Internal Bleeding – “Corrupting Influence”

October 18, 2018

Slam death metal pioneers Internal Bleeding return to honor the dead and crush the living with Corrupting Influence.

Obnoxious Noise Fest Set to Devastate the Empire State

February 7, 2018

Obnoxious Noise Fest will feature a headlining set from grindcore stalwarts Pig Destroyer, plus performances from Skycamefalling, Internal Bleeding, Artificial Brain and more.

Watch: Immolation Perform At Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 2017

May 24, 2017

Watch Immolation‘s entire set from Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, plus an introduction from Dave Mustaine.

Track Premiere: Incantation – “Unholy Massacre”

September 29, 2016

Incantation‘s classic Tribute to the Goat is finally getting a reissue. Hear “Unholy Massacre” now. 

Watch: New Agnostic Front Video

April 7, 2015

Agnostic Front has provided their New York brand of hardcore beatdown to generations of listeners. Incredibly, they are still at it it today more than three decades after their formation. Their new album The American Dream Died shows that they haven’t lost their edge even if a few members are a little longer in the…

Streaming: Imperial Triumphant’s “Dead Heaven”

January 26, 2015

The East Coast is about to get hit with a snowstorm of apocalyptic proportions in the next 24 hours or so. Could there be better timing to debut “Dead Heaven,” the first track off Abyssal Gods, the second album from the urban black metal band Imperial Triumphant? Here’s what we’re hearing: “Abyssal Gods focuses on…

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Malformed

December 26, 2014

Now that we’ve just squeaked past the Judeo-Christian holiday season, it’s time to resume our regularly scheduled blasphemies and blood feasting.  In the interest of not fucking around in any way whatsoever, today we bring your attention to Rochester, NY horror activists Malformed.  Their skull-stabbing death metal should sour all eggnog and extinguish all but…

NSFW: Couch Slut’s Cover Conundrum

December 8, 2014

We’re not at all shocked that a band called Couch Slut had trouble printing the artwork to their new album My Life As A Woman. And that’s before we even saw the image — a nothing-is-hidden illustration of felicitous fellatio too racy for ribald 70s tome The Joy Of Sex (check it out on their…

Clobberin’ Time: Sick Of It All On The Evolution Of Mosh

November 24, 2014

This is the time of the year to acknowledge the things you’re thankful for. One of the things we’re very thankful for is that we’ve been alive to experience multiple Sick Of It All shows. SOIA has long exported their brands of New York City hardcore to the world – as well as their intensely…