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Track Premiere: Highrider – ‘Batteries’

September 12, 2017 Vince Bellino

Highrider are charged up on heavy metal and punk rock on new single “Batteries.”

Hammered Horror, Vampire’s Hand of Doom & Black String Tell All

August 7, 2017 Chris Dick

From musical influences like Mercyful Fate, Slayer, and Possessed to filmic influences like Hammer Horror, Sweden’s Vampire are taking death metal into the abyss. Formed in 2011 in Gothenburg, the Swedes — helmed by drummer (now vocalist) Hand of Doom and guitarist Black String — quickly impressed, with the group’s 2012 self-titled demo garnering heavy…

Track Premiere: Mist of Misery – ‘Shackles of Life’

August 3, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from symphonic black metal group Mist of Misery now.

Video Premiere: Firebreather – ‘The Ice Lord’

August 1, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch the video for “The Ice Lord” by Firebreather now!

Video Premiere: Egonaut – ‘The Pledge’

June 16, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a new music video from Swedish doom clan Egonaut. 

Track Premiere: Dråp – ‘“Hat För En Livstid”

May 4, 2017 Vince Bellino

Dråp unleash four minutes blistering, crusty death metal.

Video Premiere: Big Kizz – ‘Eye On You’

April 28, 2017 Vince Bellino

Big Kizz roll out their first ever music video for “Eye On You.” 

Track Premiere: Vokonis – ‘The Sunken Djinn’

April 20, 2017 Vince Bellino

Vokonis premiere the first single from their second album, both titled The Sunken Djinn. 

Reach for the Roots of All Evil with DRÅP

April 14, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

The latest in the proud tradition of Swedish crust!

Demo:listen: Ultra Silvam

April 7, 2017 Dutch Pearce

On this week’s Demo:listen we usher in the end of it all with Mälmo’s Ultra Silvam.

Label Spotlight: Black Lion Records

April 4, 2017 Vince Bellino

Black Lion Records have released a number of impressive death, black and doom metal albums recently. Check out some of the best.

Track Premiere: Egonaut – ‘Initium’

January 20, 2017 Vince Bellino

Egonaut has a new singer and new tunes. 

Video Premiere: Captain Crimson – ‘Love Street’

November 4, 2016 Vince Bellino

Captain Crimson keep it simple with some stripped down blues rock in their new music video. 

Stilla Enchanted: Interview with Stilla About Their New Album, Skuggflock

August 30, 2016 Daniel Lake

Decibel had the opportunity to interview bassist Andreas Vidhall and guitarist/keyboardist (and occasional vocalist) Pär Stille about what makes Stilla tick. 

Partake of Astrophobos’ “Blood Libation”

June 14, 2016 Daniel Lake

Few are the bands who will still gleefully slaughter your favorite pet in service of the seething abyss.  Sweden’s Astrophobos are one of these few.

Reunited: Eucharist Announces One-Off Live Event

March 10, 2016 James Lewis

Unlike when Mike from Cleveland reunites his death metal band that released an EP in 1998 (that no one cared about even then), this is a reunion and band that deserve your attention.

Streaming: Sorcerer’s “Sumerian Script”

February 26, 2015 Justin Norton

There’s going to be a lot of alliteration today, faithful Deciblog readers. Sorcerer formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1988 and was active until 1992. But, as we’ve seen many times, good metal bands never die — they just reunite. Sorcerer got back together for a one-off show at the Hammer Of Doom festival in Germany…

New Swedish Black Metal From Bhleg

December 1, 2014 Daniel Lake

I would give all the skin from my left armpit to hear a DJ at the local 80s/90s soft rock station –which right now is exactly one week deep in their Christmas All The Time holiday barfaganza – say, “Weather and traffic coming up, but first, here’s new music you’ll love from Bhleg!”  I don’t…

Full Album Stream: Stench – Venture

September 29, 2014 Justin Norton

It might not be “pungent” stench but plain Stench will do just fine, too. Decibel backed the initial offering from this Swedish death metal trio and we’re streaming their second album Venture, available October 7 in the United States. Venture is the follow up to the debut In Putrescence, but it’s been about four years…

STREAMING: Entrails — “Voices”

June 18, 2014 Justin Norton

For your streaming pleasure today we have a new/old track from Swedish death metal legends Entrails. “Voices” is from the upcoming Resurrected From The Grave demo collection, an 18-track compilation featuring Reborn and Human Decay. The material was never released and is finally coming out many years later. The album is due next week; preorder…

Album Stream: I Döden by Swedish Atmospheric Black Metallers Skogen

March 28, 2014 Daniel Lake

A little over a week from now, Skogen will release their fourth album in five years, called I Döden, meaning In Death. The three Swedes have compiled an hour of farsighted, contemplative black metal – not quite folk, even though quiet acoustic passages exist; often raucous but with the sharpest edges all filed away by…

From the Shuman Vault: Sweden’s (defunct) Necroplasma

January 10, 2014 Daniel Lake

In the interest of spangling your frost-still hibernation cave with the bloodiest of icicles this winter, we bring your attention to yet another bleak polar vortex that should scratch your hate-itch just fine. Starting in 1996, Swedish spike-sporters Necroplasma vomited forth a steady stream of demos, splits and a pair of full-length records, all of…

Stream a New LUSTRE Track!

July 12, 2013 Daniel Lake

It’s possible you’re not yet an initiate of the Lustre phenomenon.  Despite several recent releases, I think the last time the project drew Decibel’s attention was when Scott Seward reviewed 2010’s A Glimpse of Glory.  So, yeah, it’s been a while.  Since then, head nature-screamer Nachtzeit has given the world another EP, a split, a…

Black Metal At The Pickle Barrel: A Night With Quorthon

April 17, 2013 Justin Norton

If you spend enough time on the Internet you begin to think that most readers visit sites just to stir the proverbial shit pot. But occasionally the Web will serve up something so delightful and unexpected that it validates the whole premise of connecting the world and equipping the population with tools to allow them…