usbm

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.

Track Premiere: Cultus Profano: ‘Towards The Temple of Darkened Fates, Op. 19’

July 27, 2020

Cultus Profano‘s Accursed Possession is due out August 28 via the always fantastic Debemur Morti Productions. We’ve got the record’s new single, “Towards The Temple of Darkened Fates, Op. 19,” NOW.

Demo:listen: ZURG

July 24, 2020

This week’s Demo:listen welcomes the arrival of Indigenous American black metal trio ZURG.

Demo:listen: Vaamatar

July 17, 2020

Los Angeles black metal duo Vaamatar curse this week’s Demo:listen.

Blake Judd Disbands Long-Running USBM Act Nachtmystium

June 15, 2020

Nachtmystium, the on-again/off-again U.S. black metal act fronted by guitarist/vocalist Blake Judd, is officially over once more.

Uada Unveil Title Track to New Album, “Djinn”

June 5, 2020

Melodic U.S. black metallers Uada unleash their first new track from their forthcoming album Djinn.

Track Premiere: Black Funeral – ‘The Vampyric Rabisu at the Threshold’

June 1, 2020

Storied USBM act Black Funeral dig up ancient Sumerian artifacts on new song, “The Vampyric Rabisu at the Threshold”. Streaming now, only at Decibel.

Track Premiere: Luctum – “Theriomorphic Divinations of Heiress Nocturna”

May 22, 2020

Like columns of black smoke reaching for the heavens, USBM suffocationists Luctum demonstrate their “Theriomorphic Divinations” on this latest track reveal from their forthcoming debut full length Ashes of the Titans.

Full Album Premiere: Häxanu – ‘Snare of All Salvation’

March 31, 2020

An exclusive stream of the debut full length from Häxanu, the latest endeavor from American black metal master Alex Poole (Chaos Moon, Krieg, Gardsghastr).

Demo:listen: Occoquain

February 14, 2020

This week’s Demo:listen falls under the spell of American black metal mission Occoquain.

Q&A: Ken Sorceron On New Chapters & Pushing Forward With Abigail Williams

January 20, 2020

Now officially a solo project Abigail Williams gets its wings on new album, Walk Beyond the Dark. Decibel chats with Ken Sorceron.

Full Album Premiere: Kostnatění – “Hrůza zvítězí

September 6, 2019

Deep and harrowing black metal from solo and singular US-based mystery Kostnatění. Hear an exclusive stream of their debut full length Hrůza zvítězí now.

Full Album Stream + Interview: Sickdeer – ‘Awake, Proceed’

August 16, 2019

Stream the new full length from DC’s Sickdeer and get to know a powerful new force in the USBM underground.

Video Premiere: False — ‘Neither Path Nor Gate’

May 29, 2019

False adds a striking visual component to the band’s recent Decibel Flexi Series offering “Neither Path Nor Gate.”

Hear Exclusive New False Song “Neither Path nor Gate” Via Decibel Flexi Series

May 22, 2019

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare False flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive new track via the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Akasha Releases Vampyric Black Metal Cover of “Last Caress”

May 3, 2019

Sweet, lovely vampyric death! Check out Akasha’s hilariously in-your-face black metal cover of the Misfits’ classic track.

False to Release New Track “Neither Path nor Gate” via Decibel Flexi Series!

May 3, 2019

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by May 6 to obtain a HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc from U.S. black metal crew False!

Full Demo Stream: Lathliss – “Demo II”

April 30, 2019

USBM duo Lathliss have conjured a new demo tape. Check it out now.

Chris Grigg: “We Dread This Violence; the Dread, Itself, Is Violent.”

March 22, 2019

The Woe frontman tells us about the inspiration for the legendary band’s new release, along with some plans for the near future.

Demo:listen: Enon Chapel

February 15, 2019

This week’s Demo:listen features the mysterious and macabre black metal of US-based duo Enon Chapel.

Demo:listen: Lathliss

December 28, 2018

Demo:listen returns with an ensorcelling debut from Delaware black metal duo Lathliss.

Full Album Stream: Arsantiqva – “Scavengers”

November 9, 2018

Arsantiqva join a slew of other stellar Brooklyn black metal bands with the release of Scavengers.

Full Album Stream + Interview: Stellar Descent – ‘The Future is Dark’

September 25, 2018

Hear the epic new, single-track album of ever-shifting black metal from Stellar Descent and get to know the mastermind behind the band.

Track Premiere: Void Ritual – “In the Depths”

July 18, 2018

The prolific Dan Jackson strikes again with a charitable slab of melodic, powerful black metal from Void Ritual’s upcoming album ‘Death is Peace’

Track Premiere: Oubliette – ‘The Curse’

June 25, 2018

Stream a new song from melodic black metal group Oubliette, featuring members of Inferi and Enfold Darkness.

Demo:listen: Nomad

June 22, 2018

This week, Demo:listen follows Illinois’ Nomad deep into black metal isolation.

Panopticon: A Band Where the Epic Riffs Still Play

April 13, 2018

Austin Lunn has always been bold. On his latest double-album release, Panopticon’s various elements are allowed to truly soar to the heights of their black metal, post-rock, country and folk glory.