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…

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.

The Healing Monsters Benefit Anthology Releases its Cover

Something very radical has been brewing for a while to help someone in need and preserve another’s memory. Horror author/metalhead Dustin LaValley has been suffering from life-threatening Crohn’s/IBD issues while Metal Maniacs cofounder/former editor Katherine Ludwig lost her battle with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this year, leaving an irreplaceable void in the community. This inspired the…

Get Into Harm’s Way: Exclusive Video Premiere!

The upcoming Harm’s Way record Rust — out March 10 via Deathwish Inc — is an industrial-by-way-of-metallic-hardcore-by-way-of-Triptykon multidimensional rager that is going to turn a lot of heads. This afternoon Decibel is pleased to exclusively premiere the video for “Amongst the Rust.” For more information, check out our profile of the band in the current…