Track Premiere: Child Bite – ‘The Will to Disappear’

October 17, 2017 Vince Bellino

Detroit noise rockers Child Bite are in the middle of a brief run of tour dates with Housecore labelmates Superjoint while also preparing to bring the noise with Unsane in December, but they’re still putting out new music. The group have a new split with Minneapolis’ STNNNG coming out on Forge Again Records, so Decibel is streaming new Child Bite…

Hear Exclusive New KEN Mode Song “Fractures in Adults” Via Decibel Flexi Series

October 17, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Hear and acquire the new, limited edition KEN Mode flexi disc single now!

For Those About to Squawk: TBDM, Primitive Man, Nudist

September 29, 2017 Blake Harrison

Our resident birdbrains pecks on new releases from The Black Dahlia Murder, Primitive Man and Nudist.

KEN Mode Record Exclusive New Song for Decibel Flexi Series!

September 29, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Get an active Decibel Deluxe Subscription by Monday, October 2 at 10AM EST and this exclusive new KEN Mode vinyl single is yours!

Retrospective: Thirty Years of Big Black’s “Songs About Fucking”

September 11, 2017 Joseph Schafer

Thirty years ago, Big Black released their final opus, Songs About Fucking. We revisit what exactly made that last album so important.

Track Premiere: Maximum Mad – ‘Obscene Gestures’

September 8, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from Portland noise rockers Maximum Mad now!

The Top Five Sick Sets the Dudes From Plaque Marks Have Seen Working at Philly Venue Kung Fu Necktie

August 30, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Future noise rock royalty Plaque Marks discuss soaking up the dissonance at Philly heavy music oasis Kung Fu Necktie.

Hear Exclusive New Today is the Day Song “Parasite” Via Decibel Flexi Series

August 21, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Hear and acquire the new Today is the Flexi flexi single right here!

Myrkur Graces the Cover of Decibel’s October Issue

August 16, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Amalie Bruun makes her Decibel cover debut to usher in the release of the much-anticipated second Myrkur album, Mareridt, out via Relapse on September 15.

Track Premiere: Laces Out – ‘Fortunes’

July 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream “Fortunes” from New York grungy noise rockers Laces Out now. 


July 3, 2017 Justin Norton

A Walk with Love and Death
Double Studio Gonzo
dB rating: 8/10

Mutoid Man

June 12, 2017 Decibel Magazine

War Moans
Everybody Wants Some!!
dB rating: 8/10

Track Premiere: Endon – ‘Born in Limbo’

April 13, 2017 Vince Bellino

Endon unleash a primal, punishing noise/metal combination on “Born in Limbo.”

Full EP Stream: Crushed – ‘Deep User’

April 12, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the insane new EP from New York hardcore/noise outfit Crushed. 

Video Premiere: Noise cult members Brown Angel Want you to “See That I am Scourged”

March 23, 2017 Shane Mehling

Some people on the internet just want to make you smile. But with their new video, Brown Angel would prefer if your day were a little bit worse. 

Today Is The Day’s ‘Temple of the Morning Star’ Inducted Into The Decibel Hall Of Fame

March 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Today is the Day‘s Temple of the Morning Star is the latest induction to Decibel‘s Hall of Fame series. 

Today is the Day – Temple of the Morning Star

February 28, 2017 Shane Mehling

Almost four minutes into Temple of the Morning Star is when the infamous fundamentalist preacher says, “Right now I want the undivided attention of every God-fearing American citizen.” And that’s pretty much where Today Is the Day officially began their new brand of misery.

Helms Alee

September 26, 2016 Rod Smith

Natural-born explorers get transcending genre just right
dB rating: 8/10

Jar’d Loose is Dead. Long Live Something Is Waiting

June 27, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Former Jar’d Loose frontman Eddie Gobbo returns with Something Is Waiting. And we’ve got a new tune called “Cult House” for you here. 

Bass/Drum Gore-Punks Mouth Demand You Open up and “Suck the Worm”

June 1, 2016 Shane Mehling

The Oakland duo gets up in your guts with a slithering track off their new album Deathroll.

For those about to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

March 25, 2016 Blake Harrison

Waldo goes talon-to-toe with the latest releases from Graves at Sea, Mantar, and Victims.

Do Monday Right with this Wrong Video Premiere

March 14, 2016 James Lewis

Revisit yesteryear and wasted youth (of the ’90s) with “Turn In.”


August 17, 2015 Shane Mehling

USDA-choice noise-rock
dB Rating: 9/10

Shark Week is for Sissies: Exclusive Hammerhead Premiere!

August 20, 2014 Shawn Macomber

A few years back super-under-appreciated Minneapolis noise rockers Hammerhead reunited for Amphetamine Reptile’s twenty-fifth anniversary bash and released an EP dubbed Memory Hole…which for a long while seemed to describe the place where the band was destined to disappear down. Happily, it is not so, and today we have your first exclusive taste of the…

Cleric Rising

November 5, 2013 Shawn Macomber

Three years after a momentum-murdering robbery, Philadelphia purveyors of sublime sonic wizardry and nightmarish soundscapes Cleric are back, hitting the road for a long-delayed tour in support of the brilliant 2010 album Regressions. (Stream it here.) But wait! There’s more! This morning Decibel is honored to premiere a brand new (and aptly titled) Cleric track,…

INTERVIEW: Fight Amp’s Mike McGinnis

October 21, 2013 Jonathan Horsley

Even though they are just off the red-eye after spending 30 days playing 30 shows across Europe with Black Tusk, there is plenty juice left in Fight Amp. New Jersey/Philly’s undisputed heavyweight noise rock/HC/punk/sludge/OTHER champs have one show left on the calendar, but Mike McGinnis just wants to keep on going. The Deciblog caught up…

Exclusive Stream: Terminator 2

March 12, 2013 Shawn Macomber

This morning Decibel is pleased to bring you an exclusive stream of the latest slab of uber-brutal, raw-as-fuck experimental noise metal from the true (and truly bizarre) power trio Terminator 2. It’s drawn from the Handmade Birds cassette series and it is nuts. Here’s what the label has to say about the release: We know…

INTERVIEW: Fight Amp’s Mike McGinnis on concept records and embracing weird New Jersey

December 10, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

Fight Amp’s Birth Control is the sort of super-cool genre non-specific releases that sounds like it was written in a week tops and thrashed out and tracked in a day. It sounds 100 per cent jam room live, heaping catchy riffs on top of awkward and dissonant hardcore punk and noise-rock. If it sounds unruly,…