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Track Premiere: Spite – ‘Upon Funeral Stone’

January 2, 2018

Check out an exclusive track premiere off the debut album, Antimoshiach, from Brooklyn’s black metal anti-archangel, Spite.

Enter the Blackened Vaults of Leviathan: The First Sublevel of Suicide

December 8, 2017

Hear the beginnings of Leviathan’s black metal classic with “The First Sublevel of Suicide,” containing demo recording of the legendary full-length debut.

Full Album Stream: Worm (USA) – “Evocation of the Black Marsh”

October 24, 2017

Come inhale the swampened black-doom vapors emanating from Evocation of the Black Marsh, the debut full length from Florida’s one-man band, Worm (USA).

Interview: Woe at Shadow Woods Metal Festival

October 11, 2017

Brooklyn-based USBM outfit Woe discuss their latest album, Hope Attrition, the songwriting process and playing at Shadow Woods Metal Fest in a new interview.

Full Album Stream: Empyrean Throne – “Chaosborne”

August 10, 2017

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

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

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

Woe

March 27, 2017

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

Demo:listen: Virulent Specter

March 10, 2017

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

Profanatica

August 8, 2016

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

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

“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

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

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

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…