Watch: Expulsion – ‘Nightmare Future’ (Guitar Playthrough)

August 11, 2017 Vince Bellino

Matt Olivo shows us how it’s done in a new Expulsion guitar playthrough.


July 31, 2017 Michael Wohlberg

Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume
Consistency is the Devil
dB rating: 8/10

Interview: Tau Cross’ Rob Miller on New Record and Being a ‘Supergroup’

July 20, 2017 Neill Jameson

Tau Cross‘ Rob “The Baron” Miller is interviewed by Neill Jameson on new album, being a ‘supergroup’ and recommended reading. 


July 10, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Nightmare Future
Arise to grind anew
dB rating: 9/10

For Those About To Squawk: Waldo’s Interview Tips

June 9, 2017 Blake Harrison

Interview tips from our resident birdbrains, plus pecking on Cemetery UrnTombs and Dying Fetus. 

Track Premiere: Expulsion – ‘Total Human Genocide’

June 7, 2017 Vince Bellino

Hear the second song from Expulsion, featuring members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Gruesome, Phobia and more.

John Frum

May 22, 2017 Jonathan Horsley

A Stirring in the Noos
Young gods
dB rating: 8/10

Today is the Day – Temple of the Morning Star

February 28, 2017 Shane Mehling

Almost four minutes into Temple of the Morning Star is when the infamous fundamentalist preacher says, “Right now I want the undivided attention of every God-fearing American citizen.” And that’s pretty much where Today Is the Day officially began their new brand of misery.

Obituary Unveil “No” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

February 13, 2017 Vince Bellino

Death metal legends Obituary join the Decibel Flexi Series. Ultra-limited quantities available, so act fast! 

Obituary Release New Song In Advance Of New Album And Decibel Magazine Tour

February 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Obituary are still churning out kick-ass death metal. Hear their latest single, “Turned to Stone” and catch them on the Decibel Magazine Tour 2017. 

King Woman

February 6, 2017 Jeff Treppel

Created in the Image of Suffering
Long live the king
dB rating: 8/10

Track Premiere: Unearthly Trance – ‘Scythe’

February 1, 2017 Vince Bellino

Bleak, noisy doom is what to expect from Unearthly Trance‘s latest single, “Scythe.”

Neurosis – “Times of Grace”

August 26, 2016 Matt Solis

I’m no expert on multiverse theory, but I’ve listened to enough stoned podcast ramblings to get the gist: Anything that can happen has already happened, and not only that, it’s happened an infinite number of times.

Neurosis – “Through Silver In Blood”

August 26, 2016 Shane Mehling

While debating the musical and artistic impact of each Neurosis release is something many of us are happy to do long into the night, it’s pretty clear that if they ever had a breakout record, that record was Through Silver in Blood.


August 17, 2016 Shawn Macomber

As Cleveland brutalizers/trailblazers Ringworm returns with yet another fiery-as-fuck, slab of bludgeoning occult-infused metallic hardcore entitled Snake Church, it seemed as appropriate a time as any to check in with vocalist and hardcore horror memorabilia collector Human Furnace about his favorite dark films to watch during the offstage lulls on tour. 

Horseback Ride Again With New Track “Lion Killer”

July 7, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Horseback‘s new LP Dead Ringers is out next month, but we’ve got a brand new track from it, “Lion Killer” for you right now. 

Not Fade Away: Exclusive Call of the Void Stream!

February 3, 2015 Shawn Macomber

Damn, this new Call of the Void joint has some cool textures on it. Featuring a sort of His Hero Is Gone by way of latter day Napalm Death sound, Ageless goes a lot of interesting places, both sonically and compositionally. The record is out next week via Relapse, but we’ve got the full-stream for…

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

April 14, 2014 Jonathan Horsley

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,…

Michael Klassen from Culted on long-distance relationships and reaching for a state of grace in extreme music

February 21, 2014 Jonathan Horsley

Michael Klassen has never met Daniel Jansson. OK, you’re thinking, why should he? But given that Jansson is the singer in his band, it is kind of weird. Well, unconventional certainly. Klassen plays guitar, bass and provides other instrumentation in Culted, working out of Winnipeg, Canada, with Kevin Stevenson (Drums), Matthew Freisson (guitar/bass/other) and Erik…

Relapse Records release 26-track compilation as a free download

October 14, 2013 Jonathan Horsley

Relapse could probably have found a stronger name for their 2013 autumn/winter sampler than, uhh, Relapse Sampler 2013. Cast your mind back when Earache were releasing their Grindcrusher sampler series, and Peaceville had the enigmatically titled Under the Sign of the Sacred Star; that was how you named a sampler. But that was back then,…

STREAMING: Serpentine Path “Obsoletion”

September 4, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

Yeah, it seems kind of corny to talk of a “dream team” existing in doom’s dark, colorless realm but, shit, just consider Serpentine Path’s personnel. You’ve got Tim Bagshaw, guitarist for saturnine UK doom crew Ramesses and a founding member of Electric Wizard, jamming with entire crew of the now (sadly) defunct Unearthly Trance, Jay…

Black Anvil Video Interview + Live

October 15, 2010 Chris Dick

Scion Rock Fest 2010: Black Anvil Interview from Scion A/V on Vimeo. Black Anvil may’ve formed out of the ashes of punk outfit Kill Your Idols three short years ago, but today they’re a black/thrash powerhouse. New album, Triumvirate, is merely the beginning of the New Yorkers’ future reign as kings of U.S. aggression. Recognizing…