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Demo:listen: Nembutal Sleep

May 17, 2022

This week Demo:listen gets knocked out by Swedish sludge/hardcore punk duo Nembutal Sleep.

Album Premiere: Cirkeln – A Song to Sorrow

March 21, 2022

An exclusive early full album stream of the ambitious sophomore album from Stockholm’s rising black metal ‘stormlander’ Cirkeln.

Full Album Stream: Karmanjaka – “Gates of Muspel”

February 10, 2022

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

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 Stream: Nekromant – “Temple of Haal”

December 2, 2021

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

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.