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Full Album Stream: Empyrean Throne – “Chaosborne”

August 10, 2017 Vince Bellino

Enjoy a full stream of Chaosborne, the new album from USBM up-and-comers Empyrean Throne now!

Wolves in the Throne Room Grace the Cover of Decibel’s September Issue

July 24, 2017 Albert Mudrian

U.S. black metal heavyweights Wolves in the Throne Room are ready for the Decibel close up. Get the September issue here! 

Track Premiere: Tyrannosorceress – ‘Haunting Black Infinity’

May 2, 2017 Vince Bellino

Last week, we introduced you to Tyrannosorceress. Now, we premiere new Tyrannosorceress jams. 

A Conversation With Nightbringer (Full Interview)

April 12, 2017 Jesse Chase

Read a full interview from USBM titans Nightbringer. 

Woe

March 27, 2017 Daniel Lake

Hope Attrition
Answer the unending call (won’t go to voicemail)
dB rating: 8/10

Demo:listen: Virulent Specter

March 10, 2017 Dutch Pearce

On this week’s Demo:listen, we expose the  world to Virulent Specter.

Profanatica

August 8, 2016 Jesse Chase

The Curling Flame of Blasphemy
Beats the Hockey Flame of Blasphemy
dB rating: 8/10

Exclusive Premiere: Inquisition Returns With “Wings of Anu”

May 18, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Black metal duo Inquisition deliver first new song in nearly three years, and Decibel‘s got it.

Interview and Album Premiere: Ultha Talk Debut, US/Euro BM, “True” Copycats, & Anti-NSBM

April 12, 2016 James Lewis

“Only a handful of bands dare to leave the narrow(minded) frame which dictates what is so-called ‘true’ and what earns a negative connotation as ‘hip’. 95% of these traditionalist bands are the copycats of the copycats of the early 90ies Norwegian scene.”

Episode DB005 – Neill Jameson of Twilight/Krieg

December 18, 2013 Jesse Chase

Prolific USBM artist Neill Jameson sits down with Albert and Andrew to discuss Krieg’s inclusion in the Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue, the tumultuous new Twilight record and his bleak observations about life behind a record store counter in 2013. Featuring:Krieg “Fallen Princess of Sightless Visions…”Twilight “Lungs”Krieg “All Paths to…

Low Fidelity: The Reality Of The Record Business, circa 2013

August 7, 2013 Justin Norton

Neill Jameson is best known to readers as Imperial, frontman of the excellent USBM band Krieg. Along with Blake Judd, Wrest and Thurston Moore (!) he was also part of the black metal project Twilight. I got to know Neill during an interview about three years ago and we’ve kept in touch since. As our…

EXCLUSIVE: New VON music — “Jesus Stain”

October 3, 2012 Justin Norton

Of all the bands to crawl back from the metal abyss here’s something we never expected. VON is releasing a new album at the end of October and dB got an exclusive stream of “Jesus Stain” from Satanic Blood. The band expects to play a limited run of shows. Take a listen below and then…