Portland

Track Premiere: Coffin Rot – ‘Necrotized’

September 24, 2019

Portland-based corpse defilers Coffin Rot come smashing out of the underground with “Necrotized.”

Track Premiere: Witch Mountain – ‘Priceless Pain’

September 20, 2019

Portland’s Witch Mountain doom cult premiere their brand new banger, “Priceless Pain.”

Track Premiere: Dark Numbers Go Off the Deep End with “Shallows”

May 9, 2019

“All of us come from very disparate places and try to create music somewhere in between all that.” Wrap your ears around the result, “Shallows.”

Full Album Stream: Troll – ‘Legend Master’

April 10, 2019

Portland doom voyagers Troll welcome you aboard their riff-engined Dragonship on their Legend Master LP.

Track Premiere: Vitriol – ‘The Parting of a Neck’

November 7, 2018

Vitriol explode with violent, high-speed death metal on new song “The Parting of a Neck.”

Interview: Uada Discuss New Album, “Cult of a Dying Sun”

May 23, 2018

Rising USBM force Uada discuss their new album, Cult of a Dying Sun and the band’s growth since their 2016 debut.

The Economics of Art and Culture and Why You Should Help Devout Rcrds

March 19, 2018

As a small Leviathan-affiliated record store and screenprinter are being forced out of Portland due to rising rent. Jef Whitehead and Stevie Floyd explain the importance of record stores in 2018.

Full Album Stream: Barrowlands – “Tyndir”

October 26, 2017

Portland’s Barrowlands deal in epic, melodic black metal on their second album, Tyndir. Listen now.

Full Album Stream: WORWS – “Truth to Power”

September 21, 2017

Stream the new full-length from Portland grind/punk outfit WORWS now.

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. 

Video Premiere: Dead Conspiracy – ‘Paralyzed With Terror’

January 30, 2017

Dead Conspiracy premiere a new music video for “Paralyzed With Terror” to go with their self-titled album, which they independently released in November.

Full Album Stream: Dead Conspiracy – ‘Dead Conspiracy’

November 11, 2016

Portland death thrashers Dead Conspiracy are about to release their first full-length since their 1987 formation. Hear it now before it hits the streets. 

INTERVIEW: Just Dave from Portland crust kings Nux Vomica on punks, preachers and 24/7 anxiety

April 14, 2014

Melodic death metal, crust, d-beat, black metal, doom, post-metal . . . It doesn’t really matter how you label Nux Vomica because it’s pretty much impossible to adequately describe their wayfaring sound in terms of genre alone. Yeah we went for crust in this headline, but that was more of a convenient adjective, headline shorthand,…

Interview: Rick Duncan of Portland bass-and-drum duo Towers talks weird sounds, perfectionism and practice room magic

March 3, 2014

Towers come from Portland, Oregon, and have this awesome sound that’s a strange brew concocted of low-end bass hum and psych-stoner doom, post-punk and krautrock. There is a lot more in there, too. Putatively, it’s metal all right, but with a center so dark and heavy it can pull in all manner of outré influences…

Watership Down: Stream the new RABBITS collection

December 11, 2013

Like bizarre stuff? Like cool covers of hardcore classics? Then you will dig our full album stream of Singles, Other Shit from Portland’s RABBITS. Take a listen below and then read the “virtual” liner notes compiled for your friends at Decibel. You can check our RABBITS on Facebook and pick up a copy from Eolian…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

September 13, 2013

Given the opportunity to write about craft beer every month in Decibel has been eye-opening. The idea that our “Brewtal Truth” column would have lasted more than four years (and counting) and even spawn a book—The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers, out in November—is pretty amazing. Now it’s time to bring a little “Brewtal…

Let’s help Joe Wickstrom

August 21, 2013

A member of our extended family needs your help. Joe Wickstrom is the bassist of Atriarch and has played with numerous Portland bands. He was diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease in 2011 and has had a tough go. The disease narrows the arteries and makes it tough for blood to reach the limbs and extermities….