song premiere

Smell the ‘Musk’ On A Raw Summer Night

July 26, 2016

Check out a song stream from Oakland garage punkers Musk

Premiere: Head of the Demon Will Inspire Dread in Your Wednesday Afternoon

April 20, 2016

A sneak peek heads-up for the upcoming full-length of hypnotic, unhinging blackened doom from Head of the Demon. 

Get Diagnosed with the Avant-garde in this Virus Premiere

April 19, 2016

Virus doesn’t have any circus music or kazoos, just brooding, skin-crawling metal/rock from ex-members of Ved Buens Ende and other similarly weird entities. 

Get Filthy: Coffin Dust Song Premiere

April 11, 2016

Coffin Dust‘s Facebook Page info lists the genre as “Depraved Cemetery Metal” and includes a a short description of “Crush the skull, snort the dust.” We think that’s about all that needs to be said here.

Q&A: Pete Jay (blackQueen) and song premiere

July 28, 2015

On August 1, blackQueen will release their new Billy Anderson-produced album The Directress, which features guest appearances by musicians including Uta Plotkin, Joy Von Spain of Eye Of Nix, and Wrest of Leviathan. Pete Jay talked to us about his love of horror soundtracks and the comeback of his passion project. 

Streaming: Byzantine’s “The Agonies”

March 4, 2015

While you might hear an awful lot about society’s ills in metal you don’t hear about the plight of rural America too often. But the harsh realities of Appalachia provide much of the inspiration for Byzantine’s take on thrash, particularly on “The Agonies,” the song we’re premiering today. Frontman Chris Ojeda explains: “The Agonies” is…

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…

Decibel Exclusive: First New Meatmen Track in 19 Years!

April 1, 2014

This is not an April Fool’s joke, except on the politically correct thought police: We have the first new Meatmen track in two decades! When I was a kid I sat in my room and cranked The Meatmen at ridiculous volumes and memorized Tesco Vee’s banter on the classic Meatmen platters. So to say this…

Grind! Stream the new Cripple Bastards song

January 29, 2014

Here’s some fresh new grind to get you through midweek. Below, stream the new track “Nemico A Terra” from certified legends and lifers Cripple Bastards. It’s off the new album Nero In Metastasi, due in North America on February 18th and available for preorder from Relapse. Frontman Giulio The Bastard says: ‘Nemico A Terra’ translates…

TRACK PREMIERE: Monument of Misanthropy’s “Entering a New State”

December 23, 2013

If I commissioned a sculptor to create a monument dedicated to the hatred of mankind, it would probably be a metalhead with hair dangling in front of its eyes, carved from black onyx and brimstone, and “Entering a New State” would be blaring in a continuous loop from a speaker tucked inside the statue’s mouth….

STREAMING: Scythe’s “Leather Aggressor”

August 23, 2013

In recent years, Chicago has been home to all sorts of experimental and off-the-path metal. Lest you forget it’s also the hometown of Paul Speckmann of Master, scads of restaurants that serve large racks of meat and tons of old-school goodness. On that note, Decibel is happy to provide an exclusive stream of Scythe’s “Leather…