usbm

Video Premiere: Abhoria – ‘Sunless’

January 13, 2022

Abhoria share the video for “Sunless,” the closing track from their eponymous debut album.

Video Premiere: Ceremonial Castings – “Midnight Deathcult Phenomena”

January 10, 2022

Watch recently resurrected symphonic USBM powerhouse Ceremonial Castings (ft. members of Uada) honor their 25th anniversary with a re-recorded classic.

Op Ed: Neill Jameson Spotlights a New Wave of Darkness in American Black Metal

December 28, 2021

In which Krieg’s frontman focuses on Grinning Death’s Head, Calvary, Pan-Amerikan Native Front and the rising new wave of American Black Metal.

Album Premiere: Threshing Spirit – The Crucible

October 26, 2021

An exclusive and early stream of The Crucible, the fearless debut full-length from Chicago-based USBM entity Threshing Spirit.

Demo:listen: Grot

September 22, 2021

This week Demo:listen gets the full scoop on Hymns of the Woodland, the debut full-length recording from new USBM duo Grot.

Album Premiere: Alghol – The Osseous Key

September 14, 2021

Get ready for Alghol’s forthcoming reign with this exclusive premiere of The Osseous Key, the debut full-length from the Maine-based one-man black metal band.

Demo:listen: Temple of Gorgon

September 7, 2021

This week Demo:listen introduces Temple of Gorgon, a fierce new USBM entity from Los Angeles.

Hear a Lost Nachtmystium Song from the ‘Instinct: Decay’ Sessions via the Decibel Flexi Series

July 8, 2021

Hear and acquire this previously unreleased Nachtmystium flexi disc single, featuring a lost track from 2006, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series.

Nachtmystium – Instinct: Decay

July 8, 2021

Nachtmystium‘s USBM landmark, Instinct: Decay, gets a Decibel Hall of Fame induction

Album Premiere: Unendlich – ‘Paradox of a Broken World’

July 7, 2021

Unendlich’s scythe-swinging riffs shape misery into majesty on the USBM project’s new LP, Paradox of a Broken World.

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

June 23, 2021

Pacific Northwest atmospheric black metal titans Wolves in the Throne Room return to the cover of the Decibel as the centerpiece of a USBM-heavy August issue.

Full EP Stream: Waerloga “Liar / Enemy” 7-Inch

June 17, 2021

Mysterious American black metallers Waerloga delight our mid-’90s black metal preferences with new EP, “Liar / Enemy.” Streaming now!

EXCLUSIVE Wolves in the Throne Room – ‘Primordial Arcana’ LP Color! Pre-Orders Available NOW!

June 10, 2021

Coming in at a scarce 250 units, the Black & Gold splatter on Bone White variant of Primordial Arcana comes on a standard weight record and is only available right here via the Decibel webstore.

Previously Unreleased Nachtmystium Recording from ‘Instinct: Decay’ Sessions Coming to the Decibel Flexi Series

June 4, 2021

Some 15 years after its recording, the Decibel Flexi Series releases an unearthed, never-before-heard Nachtmystium song “Chemical Catharsis” from the Instinct: Decay sessions.

Demo:listen: Saidan

January 8, 2021

This week’s Demo:listen follows the trail of USBM nightcrawler Saidan.

Track Premiere: Hulder – “A Forlorn Peasant’s Hymn”

December 22, 2020

USBM’s new sovereigness Hulder slays unholy black metal and sings for the people on the latest single from her forthcoming debut album Godslastering: Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry.

Demo:listen: Unshriven Aghast

December 4, 2020

USBM insurgents Unshriven Aghast take this week’s Demo:listen hostage to debut their 3-song demo Beacons of Revolt.

‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Now In Stock, Final Excerpt Revealed!

November 24, 2020

Read our second and final book excerpt, this time focusing on the early days of American black metal cult legends Profanatica, and order your copy of USBM now.

‘USBM’ Author Daniel Lake Guests on Gimme Metal’s ‘Metal Matters’ Podcast!

November 10, 2020

Daniel Lake sits down with Tombs frontman and ‘Metal Matters’ podcast host Mike Hill to discuss the process of assembling the new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal.

Read an Exclusive Book Excerpt from ‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’

October 28, 2020

This exclusive from Decibel‘s new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, explores the misogynist and racist behavior and other character flaws of some of USBM’s most prominent artists.  

Track Premiere: Shaidar Logoth – “Anguish Cradle”

October 20, 2020

Wake up screaming in “Anguish Cradle,” from Chapter III: The Void God, the forthcoming full-length by black-cloaked USBM duo Shaidar Logoth.

‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Book Pre-Order Available NOW!

October 16, 2020

USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, the new 544-page hardcover from Decibel Books featuring a foreword from Tom Gabriel Warrior, is available for pre-order now.

Demo:listen: Fire Magic

October 2, 2020

This week Demo:listen gets to know – or at least tries to get to know – anonymous stateside black metal duo Fire Magic.

Track Premiere: Tombs – ‘Bone Furnace’

September 28, 2020

Hear USBM institution Tombs heat things up in the “Bone Furnace.”

Darker Than Darker Than Black: U.S. Black Metal Artist Galdr Rages Against Fascism

August 13, 2020

Draugr, the multi-instrumentalist of the U.S. black metal bands Galdr, Ancalagon and Obscurum, pens an op-ed on his anti-racist political awakening in underground black metal.

Uada Grace the Cover of the October Issue of Decibel

August 12, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the October issue of Decibel available now exclusively in in the Decibel webstore. Don’t blow it.

Demo:listen: Khar Sulde

July 31, 2020

This week on Demo:listen USBM trio Khar Sulde raise high their Black Banners of Cosmic War.