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TWO WEEKS AWAY: Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Is Almost Here

March 16, 2018

You’d better hop to it if you want to see At the Gates, Carcass, Mayhem and more at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest. It’s only TWO WEEKS AWAY!


Track Premiere: Besvärjelsen – ‘I Skuggan Av Ditt Mörker’

March 16, 2018

Stream a new song from psychedelic stoner collective Besvärjelsen now.


Led Astray in the Forest Dark: Metal and the Familiarity Principle

March 16, 2018

When people tell you they don’t like metal, they might mean they’re not familiar with it. Here’s a way to think about getting people into music that’s new to them.

Latest Issue

Carcass & At the Gates: Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

April 2018 [#162]

Includes exclusive limited edition Skeletal Remains flexi disc

Featuring: Mayhem, Monster Magnet, Integrity, Repulsion, Incantation, Pallbearer
Also: Immortal, Pestilence, Wake, Belus, plus the Decibel Hall of Fame: The Making of Enslaved’s Below the Lights

Necrophagia frontman Frank “Killjoy” Pucci: 1969-2018

March 18, 2018

Decibel sends our sincerest condolences to his family, bandmates and numerous friends in the underground extreme metal scene. 

Q&A and Track Premiere: Leila Abdul-Rauf on “Diminution”

March 16, 2018

Leila Abdul-Rauf is well known to Decibel readers for her exemplary work with bands including Vastum, Cardinal Wyrm, Hammers Of Misfortune and others. The multi-instrumentalist is also busy composing her own music, which often veers in unpredictable directions. Her upcoming album Diminution, the followup to the 2015 release Insomnia, draws on Abdul-Rauf’s feelings about the collapse of the…

Demo:listen: Pénombre

March 16, 2018

This week, Demo:listen fans the blaze of Montreal’s Pénombre.