Sludge Metal

Interview: Mike IX Williams on Sen. Jason Rapert Controversy and Censorship

February 8, 2019

Mike IX Williams addresses Senator Jason Rapert’s remarks regarding Eyehategod’s show in Little Rock, AR and discusses censorship in music.

Food for Thought: Brainoil Discuss First Album in Seven Years

December 17, 2018

Brainoil reflect on Singularity to Extinction, their first album in seven years.

Full Album Stream: Dirge – “Lost Empyrean”

December 12, 2018

Listen to the atmospheric new album from French quartet Dirge now.

Full EP Stream: Deathkings – “Ex Nihilo”

December 6, 2018

Hot off an appearance at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles Afterparty, this is Deathkings.

Video Premiere: Battalions – ‘Devil’s Footsteps’

November 21, 2018

Check out the newest song and video from UK sludge/groove outfit Battalions.

Full EP Stream: Apneica – ‘Tra Rocce e Cortecce’

October 12, 2018

Italian post-metallers Apneica play around within doom’s framework for their latest EP.

Watch: Unhold – ‘Deeper In’

October 11, 2018

Swiss progressive sludge group Unhold have a variety of sounds within the sludge metal spectrum. Listen and get “Deeper In.”

Watch: Of Wolves – ‘Clear Cutting’

October 5, 2018

Watch the new video from politically-minded sludge crew Of Wolves.

Track Premiere: Graven – ‘A Failed Mask’

October 2, 2018

Graven (feat. ex-members of Gridlink, Human Remains and Burnt by the Sun) unleash new song “A Failed Mask.”

Scott Kelly: Mastodon’s Essential Collaborator

October 1, 2018

Scott Kelly has been a constant guest on each Mastodon album since Leviathan. Decibel compiled a cohesively-running playlist of those songs.

Track Premiere: Culled – ‘Scorn’

September 20, 2018

Stream a new song from pissed-off Canadian grind legion Culled.

Track Premiere & Interview: A Storm of Light – ‘Short Term Feedback’

August 28, 2018

A Storm of Light debut “Short Term Feedback” and mastermind Josh Graham talks working with Neurosis, Soundgarden and more.

Track Premiere: Crotals – ‘La Horde’

August 15, 2018

The Crotals hearken back to the golden age of early-aughts Eurosludge with the title track from their upcoming album.