Full EP Stream: Trial – “1”

Thrash has always been a dystopian genre, lyrically, but UK thrash duo Trial take it to the next level with the mechanical, industrial tinges that litter their debut EP, aptly titled 1. The two members, who identify themselves as Interim_Void and Demöniac, are members of industrial duo khost and dark weirdos Primitive Knot, but Trial…

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…

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

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…

Video Premiere: Kids in Satan’s Service – ‘All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose’

Quarantining and self-isolation have given musicians new and old an opportunity to practice their instruments; naturally, that leads to covers and covers lead to collaboration, which leads to Kids in Satan’s Service, or K.I.S.S. The collective, which is a “studio project” featuring members of Rwake, Deadbird, Dangerous Toys, Howling Sycamore, Necrot, Saviours, Darsombra, Meatjack and Burnout & the…

Full Album Stream: Underer – “The Code”

Underer‘s debut album, The Code, is a gloriously chaotic and experimental take on heavy music, informed by the likes of Genghis Tron, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Swarm of the Lotus. The experimentation is no surprise—Underer is the brainchild and solo project of Nick Shellenberger, the vocalist of Philadelphia avant-garde metal ensemble Cleric. Everything on the album—save for…

Track Premiere: Diabolic Oath – ‘Immaculate Conjuration of Infernal Recrudescence’

The bar for extremity is always being moved up; what was extreme and unique one year may be common and unsurprising by the next. Enter Diabolic Oath, extreme metal’s alleged first fretless band. After a pair of demos, the anonymous trio joined forces with Sentient Ruin Laboratories to release their first full length, Profane Death Exodus. As…

Video Premiere: The Third Kind – ‘Man vs Earth’

The staff at Decibel are big fans of crossover thrash/hardcore kings All Out War (have you heard All Out War’s contribution to the Decibel Flexi Series?) so it’s a pleasure to report that The Third Kind rule. Founded by guitarist Taras Apuzzo (All Out War, Bastard Clan) alongside a cohort of experienced musicians, The Third Kind’s new album Man vs…