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Deluxe Edition Flexi Collector’s Box: Now in Stock!

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured, flexi disc On: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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In December of 2010, Decibel brought flexi back. Four years later, the obscure-yet-awesome medium is obviously here to stay. Our vaunted Flexi Series is going to be a whopping 50 deep as of the February 2015 issue, and there's no better place to store and preserve these highly collectible, exclusive items than the Deluxe Edition Flexi Collector's Box, which is officially in stock now! Our ...

Cyber Monday Deal: Get a FREE issue of Decibel!

By: andrew Posted in: breaking newz, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Monday, December 1st, 2014

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We are but a month away from J.C.'s birthday bash. Time to crash the party, Decibel-style. Treat either yourself or the misanthropic metalhead in your life to a killer deal sure to sour the Christmas spirit. It's Cyber Monday once again, and today only, if you sign up for a 12-month or 24-month subscription to Decibel, you'll receive one extra issue for FREE. That's right, one extra ...

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 ...