No Corporate Beer Reviews: Barrel-Aged Narwhal

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Barrel-Aged Narwhal

Beer: Barrel-Aged Narwhal Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, CA) Style: Stout – American Imperial/ Double 11.9% ABV / 50 IBU Along with the Bigfoot barleywine, Narwhal—a rich, roast-y imperial stout with bold Italian espresso notes—is one of Sierra Nevada’s most beloved annual release. Both sport fairly high ABVs and lots of malt, and both are…

Five For Friday: May 29, 2020

Five For Friday: May 29, 2020

Greetings, friends. Lots of fun, epic stuff in store for heavy listeners this week. Why fun and epic? Well there’s lots of big riffs and unironic bombast to be found here. I’m usually not one for anything too many degrees close to power metal, but if you can take soaring vocals and make them infectious…

Interview: Slay at Home Festival Organizers Discusses Planning, Livestreams and Collaborations

Interview: Slay at Home Festival Organizers Discusses Planning, Livestreams and Collaborations

Live music is one of the many casualties of COVID-19, which has caused the postponement of every event for the foreseeable future, including our own Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly. Rather than accept that it could be a year or more before concerts can safely resume, artists and organizers from Metallica and Oranssi…

Demo:listen: Poison Ruïn

Demo:listen: Poison Ruïn

Bands appearing out of nowhere is pretty much our bread and butter around here, but after weeks of listening to the self-titled demo from Philadelphia-based solo mission Poison Ruïn, the whole project remains somehow otherworldly. But even in that remote land where gloomy vibes are the norm and dungeon synth, peace punk, NWOBHM and black…

Necrot To Release Re-recorded Demo Track “Into the Labyrinth” via the Decibel Flexi Series

Necrot To Release Re-recorded Demo Track “Into the Labyrinth” via the Decibel Flexi Series

Dedicated readers of Decibel are well aware that death metal is very much alive and well. The past few years have seen the scene’s veterans and newcomers alike putting out some of the strongest material the genre has to offer. dB favorites Necrot are certainly no exception with the Bay Area darlings having just announced the release date for their next…

EMMURE Announce New Album

EMMURE Announce New Album

Heralded as “the most polarizing metal band since Limp Bizkit” by Revolver Magazine, EMMURE has always let the music do the talking, and they don’t plan on stopping. Today the band has announced that they are releasing a new studio album, Hindsight, digitally, on June 26, 2020 via Sharptone Records. Physical copies will be released July 24, 2020. Continue reading EMMURE Announce…

I PREVAIL Join Forces With JOYNER LUCAS

I PREVAIL Join Forces With JOYNER LUCAS

I Prevail have just dropped the powerful video for the “DOA,” which features rap dynamo Joyner Lucas. Things keep rolling along for I Prevail. The band has generated well over 200 million total streams on last year’s sophomore blockbuster ‘Trauma‘. The quintet also received nominations for two GRAMMY Awards in 2020 — in the categories of “Best Rock Album”…

ENSLAVED Release New Single

ENSLAVED Release New Single

Norway’s avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED have released their new single ‘Homebound’ from the upcoming record Utgard, that will be released in spring 2020. “Homebound‘ is about the greatest reward of exploring and travelling into unknown territory – to “go viking” if you will, turning Homebound at the end of the journey. Continue reading ENSLAVED Release New Single at HEAVY Magazine…