Sludge Metal

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.