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Pranic Power: Chaka Malik on Orange 9MM reissues, Burn, Ghost Decibels, & the Prophecy and Peace Found In Extreme Art

June 9, 2021

Legendary hardcore vocalist Chaka Malik talks transcendence, time, and the long, impactful tailwind of 1990s NYC hardcore and post-hardcore.

(Still) No Longer At Ease: The Story of Highly Influential NYHC Legends Beyond Finally Told

May 5, 2021

A revelatory new documentary on metal-tinged progressive hardcore outfit Beyond lives up to the band’s moniker.

Health Awaits: Cro-Mags’ Harley Flanagan on Being In the Best Shape of His Life at 54

April 7, 2021

Welcome to Health Awaits, a new Decibel column devoted to fitness. For this first installment, we speak with Harley Flanagan of hardcore punk pioneers Cro-Mags.

Track Premiere: Subzero — “House of Grief”

September 23, 2020

Don’t be left out in the cold — stream the first new music in fourteen years from NYHC legends Subzero right now!

Video Premiere: R.A.I.D. — “Blind”

September 25, 2019

See Hyderabad, India quartet R.A.I.D. bring the metallic hardcore fire for yourself via this video for “Blind.”

Full EP Stream: Crushed – ‘Deep User’

April 12, 2017

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

TRACK PREMIERE: LONG ISLAND HARDCORE BOMB THROWERS INCENDIARY FACE “FRONT TOWARD ENEMY”

April 5, 2017

Incendiary unleashed its head-turning sophomore full-length Cost of Living all the way back in 2013, but the Long Island quintet clearly has not spent the ensuing four years soothing the savage beast: Thousand Mile Stare is a staggeringly ferocious, relentlessly virulent slab of sterling, forward-thinking, put-the-entire-scene-on-notice, next gen hardcore.   

Track Premiere: Silence Equals Death – ‘Peacemaker’

March 15, 2017

Silence Equals Death flex their muscles on the first song from their Eulogy Recordings debut.

Piece By Piece and Friend Or Foe Premiere Songs From Upcoming Compilation

October 19, 2016

The Extermination series of hardcore compilations has featured a top notch roster of bands in the past. Piece By Piece and Friend or Foe join that roster on The Extermination: Vol. 3. 

Warzone Debut LP Reissue of Classic NYC Hardcore On the Way

July 25, 2016

Revelation Records announce reissue of legendary Warzone debut LP this September. 

Exclusive Premiere: Sick of it All’s “Get Bronx” Video!

March 5, 2015

Decibel Hall of Famers Sick of it All don’t require much of an introduction, so let’s just say it’s an extremely extreme honor to present the exclusive premiere of the NYHC legends’ video for “Get Bronx” off the recent hardcore scorcher The Last Act of Defiance and get on with the show…

Exclusive: Backtrack Premiere

December 10, 2013

The upcoming Backtrack record Lost In Life is a pretty damn awesome slab of modern NYHC and Decibel has the honor of premiering one of the best tracks in this space this morning. Check it out below then go preorder the whole album here. [Photo via Daniel Jeavons Photography.]

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Lewis Dimmick

September 13, 2013

Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors… Man, Lewis Dimmick truly delivers something special with This Music, an exquisite collection of lyrical, poignant, often very funny vignettes detailing his coming of age in the 80s New York City hardcore scene. Naturally,…