Punk

Q&A: Adrenalin OD’s Dave Scott Schwartzman On His New Book and Becoming The World’s Fastest Punk Band

September 21, 2022

Adrenalin O.D. drummer Dave Scott Schwartzman discusses his upcoming book If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Walla Walla: The Wacky History of Adrenalin O.D., which tells the story of AOD and hardcore’s formative years.

Venomous Concept & Under Attack Ready Release for Killer New Split EP, ‘The Kids Are Alright’

August 3, 2022

Hardcore punk bruisers Venomous Concept and Richmond crossover crushers Under Attack join forces in the best split 7-inch you’ll hear all year.

Fight Fire With Fire: Minor Threat vs. Bad Religion

July 28, 2022

Today we’re shaving our heads—metaphorically, metaphorically—and taking a look at a pair of classic punk EPs that even as diehard metalheads we absolutely love.

Video Premiere: Child Bite – “Pass the Glue”

June 28, 2022

If you’re passin’ the glue, there’s a good chance Detroit’s Child Bite will sniff it.

Demo:listen: Nembutal Sleep

May 17, 2022

This week Demo:listen gets knocked out by Swedish sludge/hardcore punk duo Nembutal Sleep.

Demo:listen: Thlurm

April 26, 2022

This week’s Demo:listen exclusively unleashes the gnarly toxic event that is the demo compilation from Indiana metal/punk mutant Thlurm.

Exclusive EP Premiere: Dry Socket – “Cessation”

March 11, 2022

Sometimes a name perfectly encapsulates what a band sounds like. And Portland’s Dry Socket found the exact right moniker to describe their painful, impossible-to-ignore approach to hardcore punk.

Pre-Order DEVIL MASTER’s ‘Ecstasies of Never Ending Night’ on Decibel-Exclusive Colored Vinyl RIGHT NOW!

March 8, 2022

The Decibel edition of Devil Master‘s Ecstasies of Never Ending Night LP is “Clear with Violet & Black Splatter” vinyl and limited to just 100 copies worldwide!

Video Premiere: Roadkiller ft. Jess Margera  – “Like the Crow”

February 28, 2022

Watch Philly-based speed rock force Roadkiller team up with CYK’s Jess Margera for the project’s latest single.

“You Ever Go By The Name H. R. Giger?”: Inside The Dead Kennedys’ ‘Frankenchrist’ Album Art Raid

February 14, 2022

Author Patrick O’Neil worked at Alternative Tentacles at the time of the Dead Kennedys’ Frankenchrist raid. The following is an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Anarchy At The Circle K, about his years as a punk roadie in the early to mid-’80s.

Full Album Stream: Backslider – “Psychic Rot”

February 9, 2022

Keep on rotting in the free world with a full album stream from Philly metallic punks Backslider.

Full Album Stream: Milquetoast’s ‘Caterwaul’

January 26, 2022

Spin the entirety of Caterwaul from punk blasters Milquetoast and pre-order it in advance of a January 28 release from Wise Blood.

Video Premiere: SPY – “Obtained Under Duress / Exceptional American”

October 1, 2021

Eye Spy a double-dose of hardcore punk in VHS-inspired form from To Live a Lie Records.

Album Review: DARE – ‘Against All Odds’

August 18, 2021

DARE deserve to be spoken of in the same breath as Rotting Out, Mizery, Incendiary and others at the vanguard of hardcore.

Track Premiere: Band of Bastards – ‘Division’

June 29, 2021

Band of Bastards speak on the “Division” they see in the world today.

Track Premiere: Human Failure – “Your Hope is a Noose”

April 20, 2021

Americian one-man demolition unit Human Failure drops a warhead called “Your Hope is a Noose” off their forthcoming debut album Crown on the Head of a King of Mud.

Track Premiere: Yautja – “The Spectacle”

April 20, 2021

Listen to an exclusive stream from Nashville noisemongers Yautja and watch the official music video of “The Spectacle” now. Then pre-order The Lurch from Relapse Records ahead of its release on May 21.

Track Premiere: Seized Up – “Marching Down the Spiral”

February 3, 2021

Californian supergroup Seized Up deck you with an uppercut of hardcore punk in the upcoming EP’s title track, “Marching Down the Spiral.”

Album Premiere: SNOW – ‘Fast N´Heavy Loud N´Slow’

January 20, 2021

Brazilian project SNOW balances sludge and hardcore skate punk on their accurately titled debut LP, Fast N´Heavy Loud N´Slow.

Track Premiere & Interview: Portrayal of Guilt – ‘Garden of Despair’

January 6, 2021

Portrayal of Guilt guitarist talks new album, coronavirus and collaborating with other artists.

Watch: Maggot Heart – ‘Sex Breath’

November 30, 2020

Ex-Grave Pleasures/The Oath guitarist goes punk with new Maggot Heart video.

Album Premiere: Junior Bruce – ‘Pray for Death’

October 21, 2020

Floridian sludgelords Junior Bruce return to prove they’re the headless kings of swamp metal with their Pray for Death LP.

Dropdead Talk 2020 Reissue campaign, New Discography Album

October 1, 2020

Catching up with Dropdead‘s Ben Barnett and Bob Otis to talk about the band’s extensive 2020 reissue campaign.

L.A. Skate Rockers The Shrine debut “Born To Waste Away”

June 24, 2020

All proceeds from the new track — available on the Shrine‘s Bandcamp — will be donated to the legal defense fund for those demonstrating against police brutality.

Demo:listen: Poison Ruïn

May 29, 2020

Atmospheric and subversive gloomy punk outrider Poison Ruïn storms this week’s Demo:listen.

Dropdead Premiere “Nothing Remains” Single Via the Decibel Flexi Series!

May 28, 2020

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Dropdead picture flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Album Premiere and Interview: Wailin Storms – ‘Rattle’

May 13, 2020

Wailin Storms strike again with Rattle, a Southern Gothic doom punk masterpiece teeming with haunted riffs and grim poetry.

Fudge Tunnel Release Live Album of 1993 Sets

May 12, 2020

Hear late U.K. noisemongers Fudge Tunnel captured at the height of their abrasive powers live in 1993.