Interview with Champ Morgan (BLK OPS, ex-Kill the Client)

Champ Morgan’s dedication to disseminating intense and riot-provoking grindcore is rivaled only by his intelligence and prescience as a lyricist. With several new releases from several different projects coming out,…

Prong Frontman Tommy Victor Ranks Top 5 CBGB Sets He Worked Sound For

Long-running industrial/crossover mainstays Prong released their twelfth full-length, Zero Days, today. To celebrate, Decibel asked frontman Tommy Victor — who ran sound at CBGB’s in the 80’s — to rank the five most…

Heavy Literary Material: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Metal has many well-established musical traits: the distortion, heavy riffs, epic or screaming vocals, and ruthless rhythm arrangements. But what purpose do these elements serve? What sort of images come…

August 2017 Decibel Meter: …Of the Year of Death Metal!

Last April we announced our partnership with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection featured both online and in store to make sure you don’t miss any of those…

Full EP Stream: Atonement Theory – “Illumination”

Even if you’re not familiar with Jay Jancetic, the man behind Atonement Theory, you’re probably aware of his guitar playing with hardcore heavyweights Harm’s Way. Atonement Theory —his side project— and…

Track Premiere: End Christian – ‘Delivered In Shame’

End Christian boast an all-star lineup of musicians including current and former members of Brutal Truth, Hex Inverter, Fad Naseum and more. Today, you can listen to a new song from…

Track Premiere: Morbid Evils – ‘Case II: Dead Weight’

Finish doom/sludge purveyors Morbid Evils are readying themselves to release Deceases, an album that puts an emphasis on the slow and, well, evil. The follow-up to 2015’s In Hate With…

Five times Voivod Blew Our Minds

Perhaps more so than usual, we’ve got Voivod on our brains these days, what with the recent reissues of three of the band’s classic early-era albums. Much like when we…

Video Premiere: Overoth – ‘The Keeper’

Irish death dealers Overoth are poised to finally unleash the follow up to their 2010 debut album, Kingdom of Shadows. They’ll release their second record, The Forgotten Tome, on September 22 and today, Decibel is streaming their…

Track Premiere: Pagan Altar – ‘Dance of the Vampires’

Products of the NWOBHM, Pagan Altar channel themes of mysticism and the occult through their fusion of heavy metal and proto-doom, weaving catchy melodies and rock riffs with late vocalist Terry Jones’…