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Full Album Premiere: Netherbird ‘Arete’

July 29, 2021

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

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.

Full EP Stream: Morbid Breath – “In the Hand of the Reaper”

May 17, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Swedish black metal speed freaks Reaper return with a new track from their upcoming sophomore album The Atonality of Flesh.

Track Premiere: Malakhim – “There Is A Beacon”

December 8, 2020

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

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

The full self-titled demo from intense and relentless Gothenburg necksnappers Avlivad, out Black Friday on Invictus Productions.

Full Album Premiere: Mitochondrial Sun – ‘Sju Pulsarer’

November 11, 2020

Mitochondrial Sun maestro Niklas Sundin (ex-Dark Tranquillity) pulses into the digital firmament with new album, Sju Pulsarer. Streaming only at Decibel!

Album Premiere: Sarcator – Sarcator

October 27, 2020

Precocious Swedish scorchers Sarcator blast off and leave Earth far behind on their merciless debut self-titled full-length.

Album Premiere: Repuked – Dawn of Reintoxication

October 6, 2020

Absolute cretins Repuked profane the sanctity of death 12 times over on their gnarly third album Dawn of Reintoxication.

Video Premiere: Repuked – “Shitfister” (NSFW)

August 27, 2020

Morbidly perverse Swedish death metallers Repuked return with a raunchy, new and totally NSFW brutalizer from their forthcoming new full-length, Dawn of Reintoxication.

Full Album Stream: Svederna – ‘Härd’

August 20, 2020

Swedish black metallers Svederna set the rule book ablaze on their ripping new album, Härd.

Johanna Sadonis & Nicke Andersson (Lucifer) Share Their Top 5 Vintage T-Shirt Stories

August 17, 2020

Lucifer‘s Johanna Sadonis and Nicke Andersson share their top five vintage t-shirt stories. Lucifer’s new album, Lucifer III, is out now on Century Media.

Video Premiere: Puteraeon – “The Sleeping Dread”

August 12, 2020

Eerie cinematography and Cthulhian Swedish death metal collide in the new video from Puteraeon.

Primitive Origins: November’s ‘En ny tid är här…’

June 18, 2020

Revisiting En ny tid är här…, the 1970 debut from Sweden’s November.

Video Premiere: TheNightTimeProject- “Embers”

June 4, 2020

Decibel is happy to present the new video from TheNightTimeProject, featuring former members of Katatonia and current members of October Tide.

Album Premiere: Zatyr ‘Ornament of Proposition’

May 18, 2020

Sweden-based Zatyr blow heavy metal’s doors wide open with this trip back to 1982 on their debut EP, Ornament of Proposition. Streaming in twin-lead glory only at Decibel!

Video Premiere: Skam – “Prison of Skin”

April 24, 2020

Get a heavy dose of violence and rage from this video off the debut album Sounds of a Disease, from Swedish killers Skam.

Album Premiere: Curse – ‘The Awakening… and the Old’

April 8, 2020

Resurrected Swedish black thrashers Curse tear from out of the shadows of obscurity with an absolute ripper. Hear their new EP in its entirety right now.

Track Premiere: Tøronto – “Lights Out At Bedlam”

March 20, 2020

Ex-death metal Swedish heshers Tøronto throw a Scandinavian jawbreaker on “Lights Out At Bedlam” from their new EP, Under Siege.

Q&A: Kasper Eriksson (Hällas) Finds Himself In A Conundrum

February 24, 2020

Hällas drummer Kasper Eriksson debunks our inspiration theories but remains a righteous chap in this new interview about the Conundrum album.

Full Demo Stream: Sarcator – ‘Visions of Purgatory’

February 11, 2020

Never mind potential, Sarcator have power from hell. Check out the debut from these precocious Swedish melodeath thrashers in its entirety right now.

Full Album Stream: Reaper – ‘Unholy Nordic Noise’

January 28, 2020

Check out the killer debut album from Swedish blackened speed duo Reaper.

Track Premiere: Kvaen – “Septem Peccata Mortalia”

January 27, 2020

For those of you devoted to the power of the unholy riff, Sweden’s Kvaen strikes just the right balance of melody, glory and aggression.