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Wino Issues Official Statement, Re: Norway Deporatation

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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At this time, I feel it is necessary to release an official statement of the facts in regard to my recent deportation from the country of Norway. First, I want to apologize to all Saint Vitus fans, and to my band members and crew for my lapse in judgment that ultimately resulted in me missing the last six shows on our Born Too Late 35th anniversary European tour. On November 9th before noon just ...

Decibel unveils TOP 100 DOOM METAL ALBUMS OF ALL TIME special issue

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, exclusive, featured On: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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Feeling depressed? Antisocial? Apathetic? We've got just the thing: The Top 100 Doom Metal Albums of All Time special issue! Hey, we never said we'd be good therapists. But let's keep it real: all the counseling you need is in these pages. Our staff navigated six decades (!) of proto-doom, funeral doom, gothic doom, stoner doom melodic doom and even "doom-pop" (don't sound the false alarm; ...

Decibel Magazine 2015 Tour Lineup + Dates Announced!

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured, the decibel magazine tour On: Monday, October 20th, 2014

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The Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre’s proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no different, as Swedish melodeath legends At the Gates join forces with U.S. hardcore heroes Converge and U.K. death/doom supergroup Vallenfyre, with yet one more ...

Black Anvil Joins Lineup for Decibel 10th Anniversary Show at Saint Vitus!

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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It's like eight zillion degrees in Philly today, so in the spirit of delusional wishful thinking, we're telling ourselves that October 18 is riiiiiiiiight around the corner. October 18, of course, being the date of our "Decibel Takes Manhattan (and Brooklyn)" 10th anniversary shows, in which we'll be wearing light jackets and merrily thrashing our way through Manhattan's Best Buy Theater (for ...

Interview: My Dying Bride’s Return of the Robertshaw

By: mr ed Posted in: breaking newz, exclusive, featured, interviews On: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Yesterday U.K. death/doom progenitors My Dying Bride announced the departure of longtime guitarist (and current Vallenfyre axeman) Hamish Glencross due to “irreconcilable differences.” Replacing Glencross is the man he originally supplanted back in 1999—founding guitarist Calvin Robertshaw. In his first interview since rejoining band, the author of rifftastic MDB classics like “Your ...

DECIBEL announces TWO 10th Anniversary Shows in NYC this October!

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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America's only monthly extreme music magazine is turning 10, and we're too pumped up to settle for just one birthday party. On October 18, Decibel is taking Manhattan (and Brooklyn) with two exclusive, blowout concerts. First up at Best Buy Theater in Times Square: the globally renowned axework of Amon Amarth, Sabaton and Vallenfyre (the latter supergroup -- featuring members of Paradise Lost, ...

Ex-Skinhead: “This Was Never Just About Inquisition”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: breaking newz, exclusive, featured, interviews On: Monday, May 5th, 2014

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The majority of the story involving accusations of racism against Inquisition has been told on blogs with zero sources. It’s also been discussed non-stop in comment sections and chat boards. A situation involving accusations of racism, however, deserves a much deeper look and chance for all the players to give their side. It’s an ugly accusation and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly or ...

Inquisition frontman Dagon: “I’m not a Nazi.”

By: mr ed Posted in: breaking newz, exclusive, featured, interviews On: Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Earlier this week, an article on a blog called Shamelessnavelgazing was posted claiming that U.S. black metal band Inquisition not only had ties to the white power and neo-Nazi movements, but were, in fact, Nazi sympathizers themselves. The strongest accusations came from Daniel Gallant, a rehabilitated white supremacist who claimed that Inquisition guitarist/vocalist Jason “Dagon” Weirbach ...

Slayer Release New Song, Sign With Nuclear Blast

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Almost exactly a year after founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s untimely passing at age 49, Slayer have reemerged with not only their first new studio recording in five years, but a surprising departure from their longtime label. The Big Four’s most consistent horseman -- already recognized twice in the Decibel Hall of Fame -- had been a mainstay on American Recordings for 28 long and ...

BREAKING: Decibel Tour Venue Change, Toronto

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured, the decibel magazine tour On: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Attention, Canadians -- and/or anybody crossing the border to catch the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour in Toronto next Tuesday, April 8: We've got a venue change. The show will now be going down at the Opera House. The ticket link is still the same, so buy 'em while you can right here. Got it? Okay, proceed with regular ...