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Julie Christmas and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson Talk Upcoming “Mariner” Tour

August 16, 2017

Swedish perception-expanding post-metallers Cult of Luna and singular, legendary Made Out of Babies/Battle of Mice vocalist Julie Christmas bring their extraordinary 2016 collaborative effort Mariner to North America for “the first and last time.”


Track Premiere: The Living – ‘Deceiver’

August 16, 2017

Stream a new song from rock/metal outfit The Living.


The Top 10 Metal Songs Never Performed Live

August 8, 2017

We look at some of the best metal songs of all time… that have never been performed live.

Latest Issue

Wolves in the Throne Room

September 2017 [#155]

Includes exclusive limited edition Myrkur disc

Featuring Melvins, Decapitated, Cannibal Corpse, plus the Decibel Hall of Fame: Nuclear Assault‘s Game Over. Also, Venom Inc., River Black, Warbeast, The Lurking Fear, Extinction of Mankind, Temple of Void, Cavernlight.

Q&A: Epica’s Isaac Delahaye

August 16, 2017 Vince Bellino

Read an exclusive interview with Epica guitarist Isaac Delahaye on the band’s upcoming US tour and his extreme metal background.


August 16, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Death-doom mainstays Incantation are this week’s Best New Noise.

Prong – “Beg to Differ”

August 16, 2017 Chris Dick

The making of Prong‘s Beg to Differ.

Myrkur Graces the Cover of Decibel’s October Issue

August 16, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Amalie Bruun makes her Decibel cover debut to usher in the release of the much-anticipated second Myrkur album, Mareridt, out via Relapse on September 15.

Full Album Stream and Interview: The Convent Horror of Attic’s “Sanctimonious” Concept Album

August 16, 2017 Sean Frasier

German metal force Attic rock the convent with mystery and murder in their mercyful Sanctimonious concept record.

WATCH: Crypt Sermon Live at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 2017

August 15, 2017 Vince Bellino

Philadelphia doom lords Crypt Sermon‘s set from Decibel Metal & Beer Fest.

Track Premiere: Nocturnes Mist – ‘Shadow of the Flame’

August 15, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Check out this exclusive track premiere for just a taste of the unholy scourge that is Diabolical Baptism, the third album from Adelaide’s Nocturnes Mist.

Track Premiere: In Twilight’s Embrace Transcend ‘The Hell of Mediocrity’

August 15, 2017 Daniel Lake

Poland darkens your doorway once again with a new song by In Twilight’s Embrace.

Label Spotlight: Black Metal Speed Round

August 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

It’s a good time to be a fan of black metal. This week’s label spotlight looks at a few small labels releasing black metal.

Extreme Reading: An Interview with Author Dean Swinford

August 14, 2017 James Basile

Read an interview with extremely extreme author Dean Swinford on his new book, Death Metal Epic: Book II: Goat Song Sacrifice now!