Thrash Metal

The Decibel Tour Starts a Week From Today! Get Tickets!

March 10, 2017

We’re just one week from the start of the Decibel Magazine Tour 2017 featuring Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous. Don’t miss out; tickets are still on sale!

Track Premiere: Trappist – ‘No Corporate Beer’

March 8, 2017

We present Trappist’s “No Corporate Beer,” a pit-churning blast against macrobrews and the sheep who drink them.

Warbringer Talk New Album, ‘Woe To The Vanquished’

March 3, 2017

We caught up with Warbringer frontman John Kevill to discuss their new album, Woe to the Vanquished.

Track Premiere: Foreseen – ‘Chemical Heritage’

February 23, 2017

Filthy Finnish faves Foreseen debut new future crossover classic and U.S. tour dates!

Full Album Stream: Rebel Wizard – ‘Triumph of Gloom’

February 22, 2017

Rebel Wizard‘s unique sound, self-described as “negative metal,” is an unholy marriage of black, thrash and power metal with a healthy dose of NWoBHM thrown in. Stream their album Triumph of Gloom in full now. 

Support the ACLU and Extreme Metal Today on Bandcamp

February 3, 2017

Bandcamp is donating 100% of their proceeds today to the ACLU in the continued fight for human rights around the world. Here are 5 releases to consider purchasing today. 

Video Premiere: Dead Conspiracy – ‘Paralyzed With Terror’

January 30, 2017

Dead Conspiracy premiere a new music video for “Paralyzed With Terror” to go with their self-titled album, which they independently released in November.

Overkill

January 30, 2017

The Grinding Wheel
The Blitz Abides
dB rating: 8/10

Warbringer Premiere Video For ‘Silhouettes’

January 19, 2017

Warbringer ponder what happened to the souls of those destroyed by the atomic blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Are their souls trapped in their shadows forever? 

Greyhaze To Reissue The Mist’s ‘Phantasmagoria,’ Hear First Song Now

December 16, 2016

80’s Brazilian thrashers The Mist are finally seeing the first North American and European release of their 1989 debut, Phantasmagoria. 

Kreator Unveil “Earth Under the Sword” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

December 15, 2016

Between the epic Gods of Violence, The Decibel Magazine Tour and this band new flexi disc, 2017 sure looks like the year of thrash metal godfathers Kreator

Get this Limited KREATOR Flexi Disc When You Subscribe to Decibel!

November 18, 2016

It will be a pleasure to spin the next installment of the Decibel Flexi Series. But if you want this ultra-limited Kreator vinyl, you’d need to subscribe NOW. 

Full Album Stream: Dead Conspiracy – ‘Dead Conspiracy’

November 11, 2016

Portland death thrashers Dead Conspiracy are about to release their first full-length since their 1987 formation. Hear it now before it hits the streets. 

Full Album Stream: Serpent Crown – ‘Incantations of Vengeance’

September 7, 2016

Serpent Crown‘s new album is a no frills thrash effort. Stream it here before it drops on Friday. 

Full Album Stream: Mercyless’ ‘Pathetic Divinity’

August 29, 2016

Lord have Mercyless! Hear the French cult thrashers new album before its October release.   

Now – Ahem – Streaming: Cemetery Piss return with ‘Astral Souls’

August 24, 2016

Cemetery Piss is here with the first taste of their debut full-length, the thrash/black metal combination “Astral Souls.” 

Exclusive: Full Stream of Skeletonwitch’s ‘The Apothic Gloom’ EP!

August 15, 2016

The ‘Witch is Back! And The Apothic Gloom four-track EP features the best material of Skeletonwitch‘s career. Hear it now.

Ghoul

August 1, 2016

Dungeon Bastards
10-Sided DIEDIEKILLKILL
dB rating: 8/10

Hall of Fame Countdown: Slayer’s South of Heaven

July 7, 2016

It’s weird to think of any Slayer album as “transitional,” as they all share the same basic sonic sensibilities (namely, the sound of your skin being flayed from your quaking bones), but if there’s any record that marks a clear turning point in their career, it’s 1988’s South of Heaven.

VIDEO PREMIERE: NEXT GEN BAY AREA THRASHERS HATCHET GO “TEARING INTO HELL”

June 15, 2016

Hatchet unleashed its dark thrash smorgasbord Fear Beyond Lunacy on the day before Halloween last year, but these San Fran shredders aren’t done bringing the scary and fucking with your psyche quite yet as our exclusive premiere below of the band’s disquieting video for “Tearing Into Hell” makes abundantly clear. 

Video Premiere: Thrash Trio Nervosa aren’t Negotiating in “Hostages”

May 24, 2016

Brazilian trio takes thrash beyond their country’s (bloody) roots on “Hostages.”

Dream Death

March 14, 2016

Dissemination
Still crazy good after all these years
dB Rating: 8/10

Deströyer 666

February 29, 2016

Wildfire
Burninating the countryside
dB Rating: 8/10

Sepultura – “Arise”

January 28, 2016

“Arise was the seed that exploded on Roots,” Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser thoughtfully notes. Those of you keeping score will note that this is Sepultura’s third dance with our Hall of Fame, a dB first.

STREAMING: Exumer “Catatonic”

January 20, 2016

We were tempted to post a mid-’80s photo of German thrashers Exumer. But, alas, this would be a misrepresentation of the reality of time. Actually, that’s not entirely true. For the better part of two decades Exumer has parlayed Euro-centric thrash into solid gold. That’s right, from 1985 to 2016, the Germans have transcended time and trends to make what is arguably the best thrash album to hit the public since Exodus’ Force of Habit.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Megadeth’s Rust in Peace

July 23, 2015

I was 7 years old when the ’Deth dropped their fourth LP in 1990, and my first experience with the thrash masterpiece was not a pleasant one. It was my friend Jason’s birthday party, and along with the obligatory Nerf products and Stüssy shirts, his gift haul included two cassette tapes: Iron Maiden’s No Prayer for the Dying and Megadeth’s Rust in Peace (inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame in May 2012, buy the issue here).

Death Angel – “The Ultra-Violence”

May 27, 2015

Most of us were busy keeping our Trapper Keepers shut and our pencils sharpened when the members of Death Angel were woodshedding in drummer Andy Galeon’s garage and recording a legendary demo with none other than Kirk Hammett.