Norwegian Black Metal
Track Premiere: Enepsigos ‘Confess’
February 24, 2020 Chris Dick
Norwegian black metallers Enepsigos summon new track, “Confess,” from the bottom of the pit of Hell. Decibel bravely streams “Confess” as the world burns in response.
Track Premiere: Nattverd “Slakt Dem, Der De Loeper Hodeloese Rundt Baalet”
December 30, 2019 Chris Dick
Norwegian black metallers Nattverd and Decibel unleash unholy hell on new track, “Slakt Dem,” the first track off new album, Styggdom.
Mayhem and Abbath Announced for 2020 Decibel Magazine Tour!
November 4, 2019 Albert Mudrian
Tickets for the 2020 Decibel Magazine Tour go on sale Friday, November 8 at 10 AM local time. More acts to be announced in December!
Mayhem Release New Song “Worthless Abominations Destroyed”
August 30, 2019 Albert Mudrian
Pre-orders for forthcoming LP Daemon from the black metal godfathers also now available.
Darkthrone reveal new track “The Hardship Of The Scots”
April 23, 2019 Dutch Pearce
Jam a new Darkthrone song from their forthcoming LP, Old Star.
Full Album Stream: Nordjevel ‘Necrogenesis’
March 25, 2019 Chris Dick
Norwegian black metal mob Nordjevel prepare the world for new album, Necrogenesis. Streaming now in full at Decibel Magazine.
Full Album Stream: Dødsfall – ‘Døden Skal Ikke Vente’
January 22, 2019 Dutch Pearce
The Norwegian black metal duo return after four years of silence with a deadly new full length. Check out the exclusive stream here.
Album Premiere: Sjukdom “Stridshymner Og Dødssalmer”
October 22, 2018 Chris Dick
Norwegian black metallers Sjukdom stream new album, “Stridshymner Og Dodssalmer,” in full at Decibel.
Immortal Grace the Cover of August’s Decibel Issue
June 20, 2018 Albert Mudrian
We have a limited number of grim and frostbitten advance copies of the August issue of Decibel available now. Have at it!
Track Premiere: Myrkraverk – ‘Hyllest! Reia!’
February 6, 2018 Dutch Pearce
Stream a song from the highly anticipated debut album by true Norwegian black metal torchbearers, Myrkraverk, featuring Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellson now.
Immortal Complete Work on New Album
January 8, 2018 Emily Bellino
Immortal confirm they have completed work on their new album, due out via Nuclear Blast in 2018.
Demo:listen: Funeral Harvest
October 13, 2017 Dutch Pearce
For this Friday the 13th Demo:listen we’re in a black metal bunker in Norway with Funeral Harvest.
April 28, 2017 Dutch Pearce
On this week’s Demo:listen we’re lured off the beaten path and led deep into the dark woods by Norway’s Hedenvandret.
Emperor – ‘Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk’ 20th Anniversary Hall Of Fame Edition Vinyl Now Available
April 26, 2017 Emily Bellino
Emperor‘s Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk is a black metal classic, further cemented by its induction into Decibel‘s Hall of Fame. Now you can own the 20th anniversary Hall of Fame edition album on vinyl.
Video Premiere: Kampfar – ‘Mylder’
March 21, 2017 Emily Bellino
Darkness and fire are coming in this music video for “Mylder.”
Track Premiere: Black Hole Generator – ‘Moloch’
November 14, 2016 Emily Bellino
Black Hole Generator get fast and evil on “Moloch.”
Video Premiere: Nordjevel – ‘Djevelen I Nord’
October 21, 2016 Emily Bellino
Trolls and demons battle it out with mere mortals in this new video from Nordjevel.
Full Album Stream: Sons of Balaur – ‘Tenebris Deos’
October 5, 2016 Emily Bellino
Sons of Balour has had a presence in the Norwegian black metal scene since 1992, but it is finally time to hear the band’s debut album.
WOLVES EVOLVE: A Conversation with Ulver’s Kristoffer Rygg
April 27, 2016 Sean Frasier
“Everything is permitted.” Considering that’s Norwegian experimental collective Ulver‘s genre description, hindsight confirms it’s no surprise they strayed so dramatically from the black metal that shaped their earliest albums. Following the release of their 13th LP, vocalist Kristoffer Rygg shares his thoughts on the band’s evolution and his own artistic journey.
Video Premiere: Mysticum Track-By-Track
November 12, 2014 Justin Norton
Ah, Mysticum, how you’ve been missed. There was so much talk for so long about the comeback album Planet Satan that we were convinced the record was either a myth or an elaborate troll. But no: Planet Satan was released this fall after decades of speculation, marking the return of a band audacious enough in…
INTERVIEW: Author Dayal Patterson on Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult
May 13, 2013 Jonathan Horsley
A couple of weeks ago we told you that UK writer Dayal Patterson had finished off a 600-page history of black metal, Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult, a book that aimed to peel the corpsepaint off black metal’s sensationalist public image and look at how it started and how it got to where it…
CULTURE VULTURES, ASSEMBLE! … Presenting Neseblod Records’ norwegian black metal exhibition
March 23, 2012 Jonathan Horsley
We’re just not the types to go flocking to gallery openings and digest culture of a weekend but this is different. From 29th March to 29th April, the beyond-necro Neseblood Records are curating a black metal exhibition at Oslo’s Popsenteret, chronicling the history of black metal. Whether it is the extremity of the aesthetic or…