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Reach for the Roots of All Evil with DRÅP

April 14, 2017

The latest in the proud tradition of Swedish crust!

Demo:listen: Ultra Silvam

April 7, 2017

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

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

Video Premiere: Captain Crimson – ‘Love Street’

November 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…