Season of Mist

Track Premiere: Nidingr – ‘Surtr’

November 22, 2016

Nidingr say they were going for a simplified, yet equally as intense sound this time around. 

Track Premiere: The Great Old Ones – “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”

November 3, 2016

Violently aggressive. Atmospheric. Unsettling. What do those words have in common? They could all be used to describe “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” the first single from The Great Old Ones’ new record, EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy

Full Album Stream: Esben and the Witch Reveal ‘Older Terrors’

October 26, 2016

Esben and the Witch‘s forthcoming album, Older Terrors, is a trancelike tribute to the sublime. Listen to it before it hits the streets. 

Full Album Stream: Sons of Balaur – ‘Tenebris Deos’

October 5, 2016

Sons of Balour has had a presence in the Norwegian black metal scene since 1992, but it is finally time to hear the band’s debut album. 

Shape of Despair Premiere Demo, “Shadowed Dreams”

September 28, 2016

Shape of Despair has released the first offering from Alone in the Mist, a collection of demos from the early days of the band. 

Track Premiere: Crippled Black Phoenix – ‘No Fun’

September 7, 2016

Crippled Black Phoenix has a new single available for streaming right here. 


August 15, 2016

Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith
Satan is good, Satan is our pal
dB rating: 8/10

German Black Metal Duo Imperium Dekadenz Premiere ‘Dis Manibvs’

July 27, 2016

Black Metal ist sad. Also, did you know that Dis Manibvs autocorrects to “Dis Minibus”? Tr00 story.


June 20, 2016

Nothing’s zhocking
dB rating: 8/10

Exclusive Premiere: Inquisition Returns With “Wings of Anu”

May 18, 2016

Black metal duo Inquisition deliver first new song in nearly three years, and Decibel‘s got it.

Exclusive Premiere: Zhrine’s “Spewing Gloom”

February 2, 2016

Zhrine is an Icelandic black/death metal band that melds the disgusting atonality of Deathspell Omega with the oppressively frigid atmosphere of Svartidauði (guitarist Nökkvi Gylfason is a member), complete with a fetid dusting of sludge as a sickening after-dinner mint. Check out the exclusive premiere of their song “Spewing Gloom,” off their upcoming LP, Unortheta.

STREAMING: Beyond Creation’s “Earthborn Evolution”

September 10, 2014

“It’s a testament to the boundless creativity of modern, progressive metal.” That’s what label Season Of Mist is saying about the sophomore album from tech death Quebecers (wrestling joke intended) Beyond Creation. Now, if you’re in the label business these days part of your job is saying good things about your roster so people will…

Streaming: Rage Nucleaire’s “A Sino-American Chainsaw War”

June 5, 2014

Any time we hear that Lord Worm is back it’s like the return of the coolest substitute teacher at your school; the shop class alternate who lets the kids have at it with the broken bandsaw. Worm is a legendary death metal vocalist, a Hall Of Fame inductee with Cryptopsy and one of the most…

Scion A/V Music(Less) Music Conference – The State of Metal Merchandising

December 19, 2013

By now, Scion A/V, the creative enterprise of Scion, which is a subsidiary of Toyota, is familiar to most metallers. Take it as a multinational sticking its cash-filled fingers into the underground’s bum or as an unlikely benefactor to artists like Immolation, Arsis, Enslaved, Primordial, and countless more, the company willing to throw multi-stage music…

Scion A/V profiles Season Of Mist

February 27, 2013

It’s no secret, the audio/vision division of Scion, henceforth known as Scion A/V, has given some amazing opportunities to bands with limited means. Arsis, Revocation, Enslaved, Immolation, Meshuggah, and so on have all benefited from the niche-market, passion-fueled benefactors at Scion A/V. Whether it’s a CD or a 12″, a car used as tour support…

Kylesa’s Laura Pleasants’ track-by-track preview of “From the Vaults, Vol. 1”

November 12, 2012

On November 16th, Savannah sludge/metal/psych/punk/other band Kylesa will release From the Vaults Vol. 1 through Season of Mist. It’s been two years since the release of Spiral Shadow, and given you’ll will have to wait until the spring for a follow-up, those of you jonesing for a fix of heavy-and-trippy should check out this out….

INTERVIEW: Terrorizer’s Anthony “Wolf” Rezhawk on the real zombie apocalypse

April 13, 2012

Speaking to Terrorizer frontman Anthony “Wolf” Rezhawk just before comeback LP Hordes of Zombies dropped, there was a lot that needed thrashing out. Firstly, there was the prospect of the Californian grind crew getting back together again after founding member Jesse Pintado’s death in 2006. Also, drummer Pete “Commando” Sandoval’s well-publicized back trouble, which has…

STREAMING: Nader Sadek “In the Flesh”

May 17, 2011

New York City-based Nader Sadek has finally made the transition from conceptual artist to full-fledged recording artist on new album In the Flesh. Joining Sadek on his Season of Mist debut are Cryptopsy drummer Flo Mounier, ex-Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker, ex-Mayhem guitarist Rune Eriksen, Mayhem frontman Attila Csihar, Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan, ex-Monstrosity…

STREAMING: Septicflesh “A Great Mass of Death”

April 19, 2011

You know, it wasn’t just me that went apeshit over Septicflesh’s previous album, Communion. Yes, I thought Sumerian Demons sucked, so going from suck-a-puck (it’s hockey playoff time) to rule-the-school (it’s exam time) is quite an accomplishment for the longstanding Greeks. Decibel contributor, The Mountain Goats mainman, and Stephen Colbert-approved John Darnielle also felt the…

Top 5 Worst Atheist Songs By Steve Flynn (Atheist)

November 3, 2010

During a conversation with Atheist frontman/guitarist, Kelly Shaefer, we jokingly asked him to come up with 5 of Atheist’s worst songs.

Top 5 Worst Atheist Songs By Kelly Shaefer (Atheist)

November 2, 2010

During a conversation with Atheist frontman/guitarist, Kelly Shaefer, we jokingly asked him to come up with 5 of Atheist’s worst songs. Now, normally this is no-go territory for any artist with a high sense of self worth, but Shaefer was a cool dude about it. In fact, he laughed. And then said, “I fucking hate…