Old School Death Metal

EP Premiere: Wretched Inferno – ‘Fester’

November 5, 2020

Wretched Inferno deliver beefy old-school death metal that belies their high school age on the Fester EP. From caveman to monkey riff.

Video Premiere: Angerot – “Coalesced With Wickedness”

April 23, 2020

One-time Mercyful Fate and King Diamond drummer Snowy Shaw contributes guest vocals to a new track from U.S. death dealers Angerot.

Track Premiere: Xibalba – “En La Obscuridad”

March 26, 2020

SoCal deathcrushers Xibalba are ready to leave this forsaken world in the dark with the first track from their long-awaited new LP.

Q&A: Karl Willetts Closes Third Memoriam Chapter

July 8, 2019

UK old-school death metallers Memoriam release their third album, Requiem for Mankind. Decibel tracks down vocalist Karl Willetts to see what life is like on the frontlines.

Interview: Old-School Dutch Death Metallers Thanatos at 35 Years, with New Compilation, New Label, and New Album in 2020

April 4, 2019

Thanatos celebrate 35 YEARS with a big anniversary show, new label, new album in the works, and the Thanatology: Terror from the Vault 2 CD demo/rarities compilation.

Track Premiere: Morbid Messiah – ‘Crawling in Guts’

October 9, 2018

Give up your flesh to Mexican death metal and check out a new track from Morbid Messiah off their debut album Demoniac Paroxysm.

Pass Away Into Cist’s Frozen Casket

February 9, 2018

Cist has taken the science of scorching vocals, gritty guitars ripping out excellent riffs, and a brutal yet precise rhythm section, and turned it into an art.

Petrification Will Give you a permanent bangover with the old-school death of “The Headless One”

February 22, 2017

Being inspired by the classics doesn’t mean you can just follow through and pull off something worthy of your forebears. But someone in Portland has unbolted a crypt and unleashed the debut four-song EP Summon Horrendous Destruction by Petrification. 

Full Album Stream: Pestifer – ‘Execration Diatribes’

February 7, 2017

Pestifer‘s debut album, Execration Diatribes, rips, shreds and thrashes in all the right places. 

TRACK PREMIERE: ENTER THE…MAZE OF SOTHOTH

December 21, 2016

You want the truth about “Lies,” the track we’re exclusively premiering this morning from upcoming extreme metal opus Soul Demise courtesy  Italian quartet Maze of Sothoth? It’s dark, nasty, gloriously old school death metal that will gutpunch fans of early Morbid Angel, Vader, and Nile right in their deviant feels. 

Get a whiff of Crematory Stench!

August 16, 2016

Wake up and smell the incinerating human remains with this exclusive stream of the debut EP from California’s Crematory Stench.

Interment

April 11, 2016

Scent of the Buried
Beautiful friction
dB Rating: 8/10

Choosing Death Fest Preview

April 4, 2016

Originally printed in our April 2016 issue, get acquainted with death ahead of the big event (Choosing Death Fest, that is). 

Temple of Void

January 11, 2016

Of Terror and the Supernatural
Dirty weapons
dB Rating: 8/10

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Demonical “King Of All”

October 28, 2013

Dearest death-heads, please affix your finest gurn of appreciation as we welcome an exclusive stream of “King of All”, a real chunky piece of slo-mo O.S.D.M. chug taken from Demonical’s gnarly forthcoming Metal Blade LP, Darkness Unbound. As you would expect from Demonical, Darkness Unbound is one unsophisticated beast; Demonical, lest we forget, are graduates…