Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part IV

Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part IV

All large scale touring may be effectively grounded for the foreseeable future, but you know what hasn’t been halted? The imagination of Old Man Gloom drummer (and occasional Decibel contributor) Santos Montano! Rather than sit around and simply think about “what might have been” regarding OMG’s postponed 2020 touring, our man put fingers to keyboard and crafted the greatest Old Man Gloom…

Hear Necrot’s Re-recorded Demo Track “Into the Labyrinth” via the Decibel Flexi Series

Hear Necrot’s Re-recorded Demo Track “Into the Labyrinth” via the Decibel Flexi Series

We’re still about two months away (August 28) from devouring all of Necrot’s long-awaited sophomore stunner Mortal in its full gory glory. You’ve no doubt checked out a pair of album tracks that Tankcrimes has unleashed thus far, but your pals at Decibel have something special today in the form of re-recorded demo song “Into…

Blast Worship: Hate for Humanity

Blast Worship: Hate for Humanity

Where they from? San Pedro, California. You literally could not think of a more generic name for a town in California than ‘San Pedro.’ That sounds like one of those made up neighborhoods in the Grand Theft Auto series. Why the hype? I’d like to take a minute to dissect and analyze the promotional paragraph…

Album Review: Voidceremony – ‘Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel’

Album Review: Voidceremony – ‘Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel’

A new level Their name may look unfamiliar to many readers, but some of us have anticipated the arrival of the debut full-length from Voidceremony since the California prog-death four-piece released their Dystheism demo in 2014. Forming from the ashes of their high school band the year before, Voidceremony have put out EPs only up…

Video Premiere: Devil’s Witches – ‘Guns, Drugs & Filthy Pictures’

Video Premiere: Devil’s Witches – ‘Guns, Drugs & Filthy Pictures’

Freedom means doing what you want and in the case of Devil’s Witches, it’s the freedom to own “Guns, Drugs & Filthy Pictures” that drives them. The amped-up psych/stoner rock collective—led by the appropriately-named Witchdoctor General—set their sights on Record Store Day 2020 for the release of a 10-inch record of the same name. “Guns, Drugs…

Q&A: Jari Lindholm & Alejandro Lotero (Exgenesis) Play With Fire

Q&A: Jari Lindholm & Alejandro Lotero (Exgenesis) Play With Fire

Decibel have been long-time admirers (HERE) of Swedish musician Jari Lindholm’s work. First, in one-album stunner Slumber. Next, from Slumber’s ashes in AtomA. And finally in Enshine, Lindholm’s melodic death metal project with Fractal Gates/Cold Insight’s Sebastien Pierre. Parallel to all that, the Swedish songmaster has had his beautiful compositional/playing style imbued in Sears of…

Andrew Lee of Ripped to Shreds on Ending Racist Stereotypes Against Asians in Metal

Andrew Lee of Ripped to Shreds on Ending Racist Stereotypes Against Asians in Metal

Andrew Lee is is the frontman of death metal bands Ripped to Shreds, Skullmasher and numerous other underground extreme metal acts. He’s an American of Taiwanese decent.  If you are born with a yellow face and slanted eyes in America, you are not American. You are a perpetual foreigner, inviting open staring, whispered mocking, and…