Nuclear Blast

Khemmis in the Studio to Record New Album for Late Summer Release

November 3, 2017 Vince Bellino

Decibel faves Khemmis announce new album to be recorded in January for a late summer release.

Seventh Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

October 24, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur and Khemmis unite for metal media leader’s latest North American campaign this February. Tickets on sale Friday, October 27 at 10am local time.

Enslaved

October 4, 2017 Chris Dick

Enslaved are this week’s best new noise.

Video Premiere: Belphegor – ‘Baphomet’

September 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch the new (NSFW) video for Belphegor‘s “Baphomet” now!

Rank and Defile: Greg Mackintosh Orders Paradise Lost’s Records

September 1, 2017 Albert Mudrian

To celebrate the release of the doom legends’ 15th album, Medusa, Paradise Lost’s founder ranks their first 14 LPs.

Paradise Lost

August 28, 2017 Joseph Schafer

Gothic doom trailblazers Paradise Lost are this week’s Best New Noise.

Interview: Thy Art Is Murder’s CJ McMahon On New Album, Deathcore, Touring With Decapitated

July 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Decibel caught up with Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon to discuss the band’s new album, upcoming tour with Decapitated and why he feels the deathcore label doesn’t fit Thy Art. 

Who Dares Wins, A Q&A With Memoriam’s Frank Healy And Karl Willetts

April 17, 2017 Chris Dick

Some bands are formed from friendships. Some bands are formed out of necessity. Some bands form a bond based off past relationships. For England’s Memoriam, featuring current and ex-members of Benediction and Bolt Thrower, the circumstances around their 2015 formation is the result of all three aforementioned scenarios.

Immolation

February 21, 2017 Jesse Chase

Atonement
Making good for 29 years
dB rating: 9/10

Overkill

January 30, 2017 Shawn Macomber

The Grinding Wheel
The Blitz Abides
dB rating: 8/10

Dimmu Borgir – “Death Cult Armageddon”

January 26, 2017 Chris Dick

If there’s one black metal album that changed black metal—in almost every respect—it’s Dimmu Borgir’s Death Cult Armageddon.

Mass Appeal Madness: A Quick Convo With Nails’ Todd Jones

December 12, 2016 Chris Dick

There are few bands as intense as Nails. From a resource perspective–the group’s a trio–Nails make an incredible amount of noise and for all their aggressiveness they’re instantly relatable, like few bands in Nails’ proverbial sphere (and outside their sphere).

Brujeria

October 10, 2016 Shane Mehling

Pocho Aztlan
Larga vida a Juan Brujo
dB rating: 8/10

Deaf By Metal, A Q&A With Mantar’s Hanno

August 22, 2016 Chris Dick

Ode to the Flame sounds like a typical Nuclear Blast release. A valiant knight astride a white armored horse. The knight’s hand is aloft, in it he’s holding a great flaming sword, for which he’ll use to the slay the malignant flying beast perched behind him on the top of a snow-capped mountain. But Ode to the Flame isn’t a typical Nuclear Blast release. Not by its cover or band the band, Mantar, that created it.

LIVE REVIEW: Marduk and Immolation – Underworld, London

October 1, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

The concept of faith might be diametrically opposed to Marduk’s pitch-black worldview but the Swedish fundamentalists are worthy of yours. Of all the Second Wave black metal bands who still consider their iconoclastic craft a full-time concern, Marduk are the ones who always deliver. They could be accused of lacking a sense of adventure when…

Q&A: Testament’s Chuck Billy checks in from the road and talks about forthcoming album

February 3, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

Currently tearing across the States with fellow thrash vets Anthrax and Death Angel, Testament will be releasing their tenth album in spring. Entitled The Dark Roots of Earth, Testament frontman Chuck Billy has intimated that it’ll go atomic in the pit much in the same fashion as 2008’s The Formation of Damnation did. Hmm… Good…

Ross Dolan (Immolation) Interviewed

November 2, 2011 Chris Dick

People want to know the arrangement between Scion and Immolation. I’m sure you can attest to ‘underground’ metalheads being slightly skeptical of a car company’s involvement with a cult death metal act.Ross Dolan: I can see where some people may find it unusual that a company such as Scion would invest money into an underground…