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Metal & Beer Fest: LA Discounted Early Bird Ticket Sale ENDS MONDAY!

August 16, 2019

This is your last chance for DISCOUNTED early-bird tickets for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles!

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Track Premiere: Sorxe – ‘Dependence Day’

August 16, 2019

Stream a new banger from psychedelic sludge crushers Sorxe right now.

Editorial

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Warrant’s “Cherry Pie”

August 15, 2019

Hey, you’re wrong: Warrant’s Cherry Pie is actually pretty awesome.

Latest Issue

Batushka - The Great Black Metal Schism

September 2019 [#179]

Includes exclusive limited edition Exhorder flexi disc

Featuring: Alice Cooper, Sacred Reich, Torche, Knocked Loose, a special report on Austin Terror Fest, the Decibel Hall of Fame: the making of the Darkness’s Permission to Land,  Blood Incantation, Tomb Mold, All Out War and more

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 6: Extreme Closure

August 16, 2019

We conclude our mammoth “Heavy Meta” series with a look at the direct impact of Decibel‘s own review of a Winterfylleth album on the artist himself.

No Life Leaves the New Nightfell Album

August 16, 2019

Nightfell‘s latest shows a band expertly blending styles together into a creepy, powerful and menacing spell of grit and rage.

Full Album Stream + Interview: Sickdeer – ‘Awake, Proceed’

August 16, 2019

Stream the new full length from DC’s Sickdeer and get to know a powerful new force in the USBM underground.

Opeth Grace the Cover of Decibel’s 15th Anniversary Issue

August 16, 2019

We have a limited number of advance copies of the 15th anniversary issue of Decibel, featuring a flexi disc with an exclusive new track from Gatecreeper, available now. Don’t blow it.

The Darkness – “Permission to Land”

August 15, 2019

Decibel honors the greatest rock album of the ’00s – warts and all – with a Hall of Fame induction.

Video Premiere: Expain’s “They Live”

August 15, 2019

Expain premieres video. Decibel offers second-by-second commentary.

Peter Beste is Here to Defend the (Heavy Metal) Faith & Gift You a Hot New Black Magic Jam

August 14, 2019

Celebrated True Norwegian Black Metal music photographer Peter Beste talks battle vests, image capture, subculture, metal, and his related new book Defenders of the Faith.

Five Things Every Band Booking Their Own Tour Should Know, by Ben Ward of Orange Goblin

August 14, 2019

On the eve of his own U.S. tour, Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward provides five pro tips that every band who is booking their own tour should practice.

Video Premiere: Kennedy – “Blood & Soil”

August 14, 2019

Canadian hardcore collective Kennedy bring the sweat and screams in the video for their new single, “Blood & Soil.”