Sludge

Video Premiere: Mastiff – “Endless”

June 10, 2021

In need of a good crushing? The new song and video from the blackened sludge-core devotees in Mastiff will get that out of your system.

Album Premiere: Void Tripper – ‘Dopefiend’

June 9, 2021

Brazilian stoner sludge degenerates Void Tripper lure doom devotees with promises of Satan and drugs on their debut LP, Dopefiend.

Album Premiere: Hatesong – ‘Chapel Rats’

June 2, 2021

Indianapolis blasphemers Hatesong release their LP of blackened pestilence, Chapel Rats. Rest in power, DV Karloff.

Full Album Stream: Boss Keloid – “Family the Smiling Thrush”

May 31, 2021

British prog-sludge weirdos Boss Keloid reveal their most eclectic release yet, Family the Smiling Thrush.

Album Premiere: Vorvaň – ‘Awakened’

May 26, 2021

Russian hardcore/sludge outfit Vorvaň rise from slumber to release their bruising sophomore record, Awakened.

Track Premiere: Blue Ox – ‘Lesser Gods and the Science of Superstition’

May 17, 2021

Blue Ox dole out sludgy, metallic hardcore on “Lesser Gods and the Science of Superstition.”

Video Premiere: Horndal – ‘Rossen’

May 10, 2021

Swedish sludge purveyors Horndal tell the sad history and present day struggles of their hometown in a new interview and video for “Rossen.”

Track Premiere: Moanhand – “Endless Embrace”

May 3, 2021

Hear the latest slab of complex sludge metal from Moscow-based musical polymath Roman Filatov’s Moanhand project.

Video Premiere: Hvrt – “The Grief That Feeds The Night, Pt. 1”

April 26, 2021

Hear German riffmongers Hvrt bring the… well, you know, on their latest slab of blacked doom sludge.

Album Premiere: Amammoth – ‘The Fire Above’

March 17, 2021

Australian doom trio Amammoth light prehistoric joints from a stoner/sludge bonfire on their debut LP, The Fire Above.

Track Premiere: Age of Woe – “Patriarch”

February 19, 2021

Watch death/doom crushers Age of Woe deliver a crusty vision of humanity’s impending future in the new video for “Patriarch.”

Track Premiere and Interview: Oryx – “Misery”

February 11, 2021

Downtuned Denver sludge trio Oryx cast shadows and break bones with their new sledgehammer of a single, “Misery.”

Album Premiere: Greylock and BEDTIMEMAGIC – ‘Split’

February 10, 2021

Boston comrades Greylock and BEDTIMEMAGIC join forces for a split album of sludgy bedlam from Tor Johnson Records.

Track Premiere: Bongzilla – ‘Sundae Driver’

February 2, 2021

Bongzilla return with new music for the first time in nearly two decades. Listen to “Sundae Driver” now.

Track Premiere: Scepter of Eligos – “Inverted Illusion”

January 26, 2021

Denver’s Scepter of Eligos turn death metal on its head with their debut album Inverted Illusions. Hear the almost-title track right now.

Album Premiere: SNOW – ‘Fast N´Heavy Loud N´Slow’

January 20, 2021

Brazilian project SNOW balances sludge and hardcore skate punk on their accurately titled debut LP, Fast N´Heavy Loud N´Slow.

Album Premiere: Morpholith – ‘Null Dimensions’

December 2, 2020

Icelandic voidwalkers Morpholith teleport listeners with the cosmic doom of their Null Dimensions sophomore EP.

Album Premiere: Possessor – ‘Damn the Light’

October 28, 2020

UK horror fiends Possessor wield a mighty sludgehammer on their new monster-conjuring LP, Damn the Light.

Album Premiere: Junior Bruce – ‘Pray for Death’

October 21, 2020

Floridian sludgelords Junior Bruce return to prove they’re the headless kings of swamp metal with their Pray for Death LP.

Album Premiere: False Gods – No Symmetry … Only Disillusion

October 14, 2020

Thou shall bear witness to New York’s False Gods singular debut full-length. Hear No Symmetry … Only Disillusion in its entirety right here.

Album Premiere and Interview: Empress – ‘Premonition’

September 30, 2020

Vancouver post-metal project Empress achieves sonic catharsis on their debut LP, Premonition. Listen to the exclusive stream now.

Album Premiere: Bosphorus – ‘Slow Burn’

September 22, 2020

Scottish post-hardcore sludgians Bosphorus slowly and carefully lower their massive, ground-shaking debut album Slow Burn.

Ontario doom-duo Vile Creature host interactive record-release concert tonight!

August 14, 2020

Glory, Glory! The Vile Creature interactive live stream adventure/performance goes TONIGHT!

Video Premiere: Primitive Man – ‘Consumption’

August 14, 2020

Denver death-sludge trio Primitive Man release an unsettling new video for “Consumption.”

Video Premiere: ZYCLOPS – “Ghost”

July 30, 2020

Watch the debut video from Texas sludgelords ZYCLOPS.

Track Premiere: Unruly – “Unruly Family”

July 21, 2020

Featuring members of Meth Drinker, New Zealand sludge fiends Unruly leave your ear drums feeling like ground meat with their new single “Unruly Family.” Unruly’s self-titled LP is out July 31st from Sludgelord Records.

Full Album Stream: Worship – “Tunnels”

July 15, 2020

Let the volume of Worship‘s Tunnels wash over you.

Five Must-Hear Sludge Releases from 2020

June 22, 2020

We’re all doomed, so enjoy a selection of Decibel‘s fave new sludge albums for 2020.

Video Premiere: Of Wolves – “Mens Rea (Izaguf)”

June 4, 2020

Noisy Chicago-based sludge/hardcore trio Of Wolves premiere their new aversion therapy-style video for “Mens Rea (Izaguf)” from their forthcoming new album, Balance.