R.I.P. Warrel Dane (1961-2017) (Sanctuary & Nevermore)

Decibel would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and acquaintances of Sanctuary and Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane, who passed away today, December 13, in São Paulo, Brazil after suffering from a heart attack.

The Lazarus Pit: Sanctuary’s Into the Mirror Black

Welcome to The Lazarus Pit, a biweekly look at should-be classic metal records that don’t get nearly enough love; stuff that’s essential listening that you’ve probably never heard of; stuff that we’re too lazy to track down the band members to do a Hall Of Fame for.  I wasn’t sure if this week’s entrant was…

Demo:listen: Gravesend

This week Demo:listen premieres the grimy sounds of NYC death metal band Gravesend

Cleric: Extended Interview

Cleric draw straight lines (through tesseracts) connecting quantum physics to Stephen King and Thom Yorke.

Mastodon – “Leviathan”

Recently, I stumbled across a graffiti mural that read, “Every winner was once a beginner.” This got the gears turning, thinking about how long it’s been since Mastodon was considered an unknown, underground entity.