Judas Priest’s ‘Painkiller’ Enters Decibel Hall of Fame, January Issue Now Available

2020 may have been a thoroughly miserable year, but we’re not going to let that stop us from closing this wretched calendar out with all guns blazing. The January issue of Decibel sees the metal gods Judas Priest return with their second entry into our hallowed Hall of Fame, this time for their speed metal classic Painkiller. Our annual Top 40 Albums of the year feature is printed in full, so even if you spoiled the list for yourself (we can still hear your caps lock button from here) you can still read our thoughts on all 40 selections as well as several Top 5 sidebar features. As if that wasn’t enough, this issue marks 10 years of the Decibel Flexi Series with the Kevin Sharp-fronted grind virtuosos Venomous Concept kicking off our year-long floppy celebration, complete with a throwback to the clear vinyl of the first flexi in the series. This is your one shot at glory, so don’t miss out on this killer issue!