swedish death metal

The Workhorse Chronicles: Rogga Johansson

December 5, 2018

Rogga Johansson released eight records in 2018 alone, now he’s about to release his first solo LP.

Full Album Stream: Vanhelgd – “Deimos Sanktuarium”

October 5, 2018

Swedish sect Vanhelgd summon oppressive, dark death metal with new album Deimos Sanktuarium.

Swedish Death Metal Fans, There’s an HM-2 Pedal Bedspread

August 31, 2018

Rest snugly “In Death’s Sleep” with this extremely extreme bedcover.

Track Premiere: Crawl — “Sentenced to Rot”

June 20, 2018

Crawl don’t run to your destiny — these Swedish D-beat death metallers have declared you “Sentenced to Rot”!

Track Premiere: Angerot – ‘Eternal Unrest’

February 23, 2018

Angerot worship and understand Swedish death metal like few American bands can emulate. Listen to “Eternal Unrest” now.

At the Gates On Forthcoming LP: “Heavier and More Death Metal Than the Last One”

November 22, 2017

At the Gates are currently recording their much anticipated new LP. And frontman Tomas Lindberg provides an update from the studio.

Only Print is Real: How We Entered the Golden Age of Extreme Metal Books

September 13, 2017

Tom Gabriel Fischer, Ian Christe, Dayal Patterson and a host of authors and publisher discuss the rise of authoritative books in extreme metal.

Detailed Devils, A Q&A With Firespawn’s Alex Impaler & Victor Brandt

July 31, 2017

When Swedish supergroup–members also call Entombed A.D., Unleashed, Necrophobic, Usurpress home–Fireborn phoenixed into Firespawn in 2015, few expected such proficient, punishing death metal. The band’s debut, “Shadow Realms”, took the tenets of classic sounds, Stockholm and Tampa Bay, and twisted them into a nastier, more incendiary style. Thus, Firespawn was born! Two years after “Shadow…

Dark Tranquility Appear On Anchors To Asphalt, Discuss Touring, Racism and Music Industry

July 20, 2017

Dark Tranquility were recently interviewed about touring and the business of extreme metal on Anchors to Asphalt, presented by Decibel. 

Track Premiere: Sweden’s Paganizer let swing the scythe with “Prey to Death”

June 13, 2017

Check out this exclusive premiere of “Prey to Death,” from Land of Weeping Souls, the new album from Sweden’s Paganizer.

Swedish death metal vets Sarcasm finally release second album

April 27, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but Sarcasm are releasing their second album, and we caught up with them to get the scoop.

Track Premiere: Henry Kane – ‘En själ till salu’

February 10, 2017

Henry Kane, the solo project of Wombbath’s Jonny Pettersson, bombard the listener with crust-influenced death metal.

We All Fall Silent: Exclusive premiere of Plague (Swe) – Silenced by Death 7″

January 11, 2017

Catch this exclusive premiere of Silenced by Death, the debut 7” from Sweden’s brand new deathdealers, Plague, featuring members of Entrails, Eviscerated, Nominon, and more.

Amon Amarth Catches Up With Anchors to Asphalt To Talk Touring, Stage Show

December 22, 2016

The gods are pleased — Amon Amarth has completed an extensive European tour in support of their record Jomsviking. Check out this documentary through “Anchors to Asphalt” to learn about extensive touring, their live show and sacrifices for the gods. 

Entombed’s “Clandestine” Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

November 10, 2016

Reunited Swedish death metal gods Entombed get their second Decibel Hall of Fame induction (11 years after their first!) for the classic Clandestine in the December Decibel

The Tomb is Ajar: Hear Putrified’s brand new banger “Sarcophagus (under the lid)”

November 8, 2016

Get your daily fix of Swedish death metal with this exclusive sneak preview of “Sarcophagus (under the lid),” the opening track from Putrified’s upcoming EP, The Flesh. The Scythe. The Tomb.

Justify Your Shitty Taste – Dismember’s “Massive Killing Capacity”

September 26, 2016

The first Justify Your Shitty Taste I wrote for Decibel covered, in detail, Dissection’s Reinkaos album, Jon Nödtveidt’s divisive, not-at-all-like Storm of the Light’s Bane comeback album.

TRACK PREMIERE: FATALIST RETURNS TO DELIVER AN GLORIOUS “ABERRATION”

August 24, 2016

Fatalist isn’t just back from the grave — they blew up the whole goddamn field on their way out the cemetery gates. Decibel is honored to present an exclusive stream of a insanely blistering track from the Ventura, California death-grinders mind-blowing upcoming album The Bitter End, out 9/23 via FDA Rekotz. (Preorder packages here.)  

CONTEST: Win the Limited, Hardcover Edition of Swedish Death Metal!

July 13, 2015

In January of 2009 Decibel named Swedish Death Metal book of the year. Staff-writer Chris Dick contributed the following calculation: “2.6 pounds of 100% gold is worth $30,588. At the same weight, Swedish Death Metal is probably valued, for historial and personal reasons, at quite a bit more.” The new hardcover edition is even heavier, so (factoring in inflation) you have the chance to win quite a hefty sum of book with just a single email.