Sludge Metal

Track Premiere: Pale Horseman – ‘Final War’

October 13, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new song from sludge masters Pale Horseman now.

Track Premiere: Boson – ‘Mass of the Phoenix’

October 12, 2017 Vince Bellino

Boson join forces with Gatecreeper on a new song. Listen now!

Full Album Stream: Lo! – “Vestigial”

October 3, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the new album from Australian sludge collective Lo! now.

For Those About to Squawk: TBDM, Primitive Man, Nudist

September 29, 2017 Blake Harrison

Our resident birdbrains pecks on new releases from The Black Dahlia Murder, Primitive Man and Nudist.

Watch: Thera Roya – ‘Static Transmission’

September 29, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a strange new video from Thera Roya.

Track Premiere & Interview: Primitive Man – ‘Commerce’

September 7, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a crushing new track from Primitive Man and read an interview with vocalist/guitarist Ethan McCarthy.

Track Premiere: Iron Monkey – ‘9-13’

September 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new song from reunited sludge/doom cult legends Iron Monkey now!

Video Premiere: Left Behind – ‘Tough Love’

September 5, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the first single from Left Behind‘s new record, Blessed by the Burn now!

Fest Alert: Descendants of Crom

September 5, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Get the latest details on Pittsburgh’s upcoming doom, sludge and heavy metal festival, aptly titled Descendants Of Crom, from this interview with festival organizer, Shy Kennedy.

Label Spotlight: Battleground Records

August 28, 2017 Vince Bellino

Get to know independent label Battleground Records, headed by Godhunter‘s David Rodgers.

Track Premiere: The Ditch and the Delta – ‘Till Body Quits’

August 25, 2017 Vince Bellino

The Ditch and the Delta attracted the attention of Prosthetic Records, who will be re-issuing the band’s debut LP, Hives in Decline.

Track Premiere: Old Iron – ‘Bogwitch’

August 8, 2017 Vince Bellino

Seattle doomsayers and recent Good to Die Records signees Old Iron bring the low end on their latest effort, Lupus Metallorum.

Video Premiere: Firebreather – ‘The Ice Lord’

August 1, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch the video for “The Ice Lord” by Firebreather now!

Full EP Stream: Atonement Theory – “Illumination”

July 26, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the new album from Atonement Theory, featuring Harm’s Way’s Jay Jancetic.

Full Album Stream: Poseidon – ‘Prologue’

July 19, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the entirety of UK doom outfit Poseidon‘s epic debut album, Prologue. 

Godhunter Release ‘Walking With A Ghost’ Video to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention

July 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch the video for Godhunter‘s cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Walking With a Ghost” now. 

Track Premiere: INTRCPTR – ‘Turbines’

July 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from Pelican/5ive offshoot, INTRCPTR. 

5 Great Live Roadburn Albums

June 30, 2017 Vince Bellino

ConvergeGodfleshNeurosis and more have immortalized their Roadburn performances as live albums.

Track Premiere: Shepherd – ‘Agents Of Nihil’

June 28, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from Indian sludge outfit Shepherd. 

Crowbar’s ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ Inducted Into The Decibel Hall Of Fame

June 7, 2017 Vince Bellino

Read about the making of Crowbar‘s Odd Fellows Rest in the latest issue of Decibel. 

Track Premiere: Livid – ‘Sins Of God’

June 5, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream “Sins of God,” the bleak, crushing new song from Livid. 

Q&A: Mind Power On Debut EP ‘Depopulation’

May 30, 2017 Vince Bellino

Get to know groove metal outfit Mind Power, featuring ex-members of A Life Once Lost, Dead End Path and more.

Track Premiere: Wovoka – ‘Traces’

May 30, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream an epic 18 minute song from the Wovoka/LLNN split. 

Track Premiere: Bison – ‘Until The Earth Is Empty’

May 23, 2017 Vince Bellino

Listen to “Until the Earth is Empty” from Bison‘s You Are Not the Ocean You Are the Patient