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Bob Rock on Metallica: “I didn’t cater to what they were. I catered to what they wanted to do.”

September 18, 2017

Legendary producer, engineer and musician Bob Rock discusses working with Metallica and the way that producing records has evolved over time.


Video Premiere: Ctulu – ‘Inanna (Anima Veneris)’

September 20, 2017

Watch a new music video from German black metal cult Ctulu.


The Art of the Deals: On Promoters and Labels

September 18, 2017

Is there an offer that’s too good to be true from a record label in your otherwise empty inbox? Neill Jameson urges you to reconsider.

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October 2017 [#156]

Includes exclusive limited edition Today is the Day disc.

Featuring A Tribute to George A. Romero, Paradise Lost, Chelsea Wolf, Akercocke, plus the Decibel Hall of Fame: The Making of Prong’s Beg to Differ. Also, All Out War, Pestilence, Venom Prison

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Deadguy “Screamin’ With the Deadguy Quintet”

September 20, 2017 Shawn Macomber

You’re an adult now. It’s okay to give the post-Huckins/Singer Deadguy EP another chance.

Metal & Beer: Atlas Brew Works Hosts In-House Metal Shows

September 20, 2017 Adem Tepedelen

Who needs bars? Washington, D.C. brewery brings metal bands and fans together directly at the source of great craft beer.

Track Premiere: Oblivion – ‘Awaiting Autochthon’

September 19, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the first song from Oblivion‘s new album, The Path To….

Full Album Stream & Interview: Expander – “Endless Computer”

September 19, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Plug into this exclusive stream of Endless Computer, the debut full length from Austin’s interdimensional crossover troublemakers, Expander.

Wolves in the Throne Room: Interview Outtakes

September 19, 2017 Daniel Lake

Less than a week before the full release of Thrice Woven, find out what else Wolves in the Throne Room had to say about their latest work.

Label Spotlight: WAR Records

September 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Get to know WAR Records, run by Strife guitarist Andrew Kline.

Wolves in the Throne Room

September 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

USBM heavyweights Wolves in the Throne Room are this week’s Best New Noise.

Ben Chisholm, Chelsea Wolfe’s Secret Weapon

September 18, 2017 Joseph Schafer

Decibel caught up with longtime Chelsea Wolfe collaborator Ben Chisholm to talk about Hiss Spun, playing Blood Moon sets with Converge and more.