EP Premiere: To Descend – ‘Mindless Birth’
May 30, 2023 Addison Herron-Wheeler
The ever-prolific Rogga Johansson returns with — wait for it — more death metal, this time in the form of a new EP from To Descend. Hear it here.
Full Album Stream – Vorder ‘False Haven’
May 23, 2023 Adem Tepedelen
Hear Swedish post-metal downers Vorder arise from the ashes of V on their latest apocalyptic full-length.
Full Album Stream: Industrial Puke – ‘Born Into the Twisting Rope’
May 11, 2023 Adem Tepedelen
Hear Swedish D-beat crusters Industrial Puke disgorge some rotten sounds on their Suicide Records debut.
Full Album Stream: Last Legion – ‘Metall, Blod & Aska’
February 16, 2023 Adem Tepedelen
Hear the blackened death thrash of Sweden’s Last Legion as it was meant to be heard—in Swedish.
Video Premiere: Spiral Skies – “Into the Night”
December 22, 2022 Adem Tepedelen
Swedish psych metal quintet Spiral Skies close out the ridiculous season with a ‘Boogie Nights’-meets-‘Eyes Wide Shut’ video for “Into the Night”
Track Premiere: Sarcator – “He Who Comes From the Dark”
October 18, 2022 Adem Tepedelen
Swedish black thrash upstarts Sarcator ain’t afraid of “He Who Comes From the Dark”
Full Album Premiere: Witch Blade ‘Månsken’
October 17, 2022 Chris Dick
Newjack Swedish heavy metallers Witch Blade stream new album, Månsken, at Decibel. Out worldwide October 21st on Dying Victims Productions.
Q&A: Mikael Stanne Leaves An Impression With The Halo Effect
September 26, 2022 Chris Dick
Swedish legends form The Halo Effect to bridge gaps and heal wounds. Decibel interviews vocalist Mikael Stanne.
Demo:listen: Nembutal Sleep
May 17, 2022 Dutch Pearce
This week Demo:listen gets knocked out by Swedish sludge/hardcore punk duo Nembutal Sleep.
Q&A: Peter Tägtgren Has A New Conspiracy
May 16, 2022 Chris Dick
Hypocrisy mastermind Peter Tägtgren reveals a new conspiracy brewing below the Earth’s crust on new album, Worship.
Full Album Premiere: Armory – ‘Mercurion’
April 18, 2022 Chris Dick
Sweden’s Armory premiere new album Mercurion (Dying Victims Productions) at Decibel. Sci-fi speed metal attack!
Album Premiere: Cirkeln – A Song to Sorrow
March 21, 2022 Dutch Pearce
An exclusive early full album stream of the ambitious sophomore album from Stockholm’s rising black metal ‘stormlander’ Cirkeln.
Sebastian Ramstedt Honors L.G. Petrov On New In Aphelion Track ‘Requiem’
March 7, 2022 Chris Dick
In Aphelion guitarist Sebastian Ramstedt pays tribute to fallen death metal icon L.G. Petrov on new song “Requiem.”
Full Album Stream: Karmanjaka – “Gates of Muspel”
February 10, 2022 Adem Tepedelen
Hear the folk-inspired third album, inspired by the Poetic Edda, from progressive Swedish black metal quintet Karmanjaka.
Video Premiere: Gauntlet Rule “Dying for My Dreams” feat. Blaze Bayley
January 10, 2022 Chris Dick
Swedish heavy metal upstarts Gauntlet Rule, featuring members of Paganizer, Assassin’s Blade and Loch Vostok, stream new track “Dying for My Dreams,” featuring Blaze Bayley. Up the old-school irons!
Full Album Premiere: Reveal! – ‘Doppelherz’
December 6, 2021 Chris Dick
Psyched out Swedish death metallers Reveal! stream the manic brilliance of new album Doppelherz (Sepulchral Voice Records).
Full Album Stream: Nekromant – “Temple of Haal”
December 2, 2021 Adem Tepedelen
Swedish power trio Nekromant unveil a rambunctious third album with nods to the trad metal greats—from Thin Lizzy to Maiden to Priest.
Full Album Premiere: Netherbird ‘Arete’
July 29, 2021 Chris Dick
Long-standing Swedish melodic black/death metallers Netherbird stream new album Arete at Decibel! Only melodic death is real!
Mandatory Reissue: Necrony – Pathological Performances
June 1, 2021 Dutch Pearce
Stream the reissue of the debut and only full-length from Swedish death-grinders Necrony (whose members went on to form Nasum) and get some old-school death-grind context from Necrony’s former guitarist/vocalist Anders Jakobson.
Q&A: Dismember Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Like an Ever Flowing Stream’
May 28, 2021 Chris Dick
Dismember drummer/jack of all trades Fred Estby reflects on 30 years of genre-defining album, Like an Ever Flowing Stream.
Full EP Stream: Morbid Breath – “In the Hand of the Reaper”
May 17, 2021 J. Andrew
Morbid Breath seeks to “revive that malicious, heavy, and raw 80’s thrash-metal sound” on their new EP, In the Hand of the Reaper.”
Video Premiere: Horndal – ‘Rossen’
May 10, 2021 Emily Bellino
Swedish sludge purveyors Horndal tell the sad history and present day struggles of their hometown in a new interview and video for “Rossen.”
Full Album Stream: Greenleaf – “Echoes From a Mass”
March 25, 2021 Emily Bellino
Hear long-running Swedish stoner rockers Greenleaf return with their new album, Echoes From a Mass.
Video Premiere: Horndal – “Horndal’s Blodbad”
March 11, 2021 J. Andrew
The latest from Sweden’s Horndal continues the tale of their blighted post-industrial town, with the added angle of the refugee experience.
Full Album Stream: Paranorm- “Empyrean”
February 15, 2021 J. Andrew
Decibel is pleased to present, for the thrashing-mad among us, an exclusive stream of the debut album from Sweden’s Paranorm.
Track Premiere: Reaper – “Dogs of the Crumbled Firmament”
February 2, 2021 Dutch Pearce
Swedish black metal speed freaks Reaper return with a new track from their upcoming sophomore album The Atonality of Flesh.
Track Premiere: Grand Cadaver “Blood-Filled Skies”
December 16, 2020 Chris Dick
Swedish death metal veterans relive the oldest days in Grand Cadaver. Decibel joins the bloodbath with new track “Blood-filled Skies”. Only death (metal) is real!
Track Premiere: Malakhim – “There Is A Beacon”
December 8, 2020 Dutch Pearce
Elite Swedish Satanic black metallers Malakhim will finally release their first proper full-length come January 2021. Catch a blinding glimpse of Theion now with this exclusive premiere of the album’s opener, “There Is A Beacon.”
Q&A: Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork) Hits On New EP, Health, & COVID-19
December 7, 2020 Chris Dick
Soilwork vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid talks new EP A Whisp of the Atlantic and predicts the effects of COVID-19 in 2021. Only at Decibel!
Demo Premiere: Avlivad – Avlivad
November 24, 2020 Dutch Pearce
The full self-titled demo from intense and relentless Gothenburg necksnappers Avlivad, out Black Friday on Invictus Productions.