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Chris Cornell’s Full “Ultramega OK” Hall of Fame Interview

May 18, 2017

In tribute to the legendary Soundgarden vocalist, here is Chris Cornell‘s full interview from this month’s Ultramega OK Decibel Hall of Fame induction.

Metal & Beer: Municipal Waste Teams Up With Cigar City Brewing

May 12, 2017

You can’t purchase the new Municipal Waste album, Slime and Punishment, until June 23, but you can now drink the band’s collaboration, Divine Blasphemer Smoked Porter, with metal-friendly Tampa brewery Cigar City.

Metal & Beer: Drink Beer, Be Free

May 3, 2017

Metal and Beer crossovers are becoming more common every day. Sometimes they even appear in Hello Kitty. 

Soundgarden – “Ultramega OK”

May 1, 2017

The induction of any Soundgarden album into the Decibel Hall of Fame has not been an easy one.

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Neshaminy Creek

April 19, 2017

Get to know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. Today we can chat with local craft heroes Neshaminy Creek.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Tired Hands

March 23, 2017

Get to know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We speak with local area faves Tired Hands, collaborators with Tombs and Muni Waste, among others. 

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Holy Mountain 

March 16, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. Today, we interview Seattle-based Holy Mountain, whose name just might be familiar to Sleep fans.

Track Premiere: Trappist – ‘No Corporate Beer’

March 8, 2017

We present Trappist’s “No Corporate Beer,” a pit-churning blast against macrobrews and the sheep who drink them.

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Unibroue

March 1, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview craft beer legends Unibroue and discuss their collaboration with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, A Tout Le Monde.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Mikkeller

February 23, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview Denmark’s Mikkeller’s Danny Lilker. Yes, THAT Danny Lilker.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: 18th Street

February 15, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview Indy’s indiest, 18th Street Brewing Company.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: TRVE

February 9, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview Denver’s deadliest, TRVE Brewing Company

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Three Floyds Brewing

January 30, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview the metal & beer progenitors Three Floyds Brewing

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Hydra Brewing Company

January 26, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview the Sioux Falls-based Hydra Brewing Company. 

Haug Makes Three Floyds Even Heavier

October 31, 2016

Todd Haug, one of the most important figures in the union of underground beer and underground metal, is joining the ranks of Three Floyds brewing! 

Publicist UK

November 2, 2015

Forgive Yourself

Done

dB Rating: 8/10

The Decibel Black Friday Book Buying Guide

November 26, 2014

For the next few weeks, the Western world will devote much of its time, energy and money to buying stuff. Mostly for other people. And all in the name of a Christian holiday. Or maybe a Jewish one. I don’t think there are any Satanic holidays this time of year and if there are, I’m…

BREWTAL TRUTH: TRVE Brewing on The Beer Diaries

November 10, 2014

Ever since TRVE Brewing opened in Denver in 2012, we’ve been fans. It’s hard not to like a drinking establishment dedicated to both craft beer and metal worship and TRVE has been all about both since day one. We’ve featured TRVE and owner Nick Nunns in our “Brewtal Truth” column in the past and we…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

May 2, 2014

A recent inquiry from occasional Decibel contributor and Slayer biographer D.X. Ferris gave us the idea for this week’s online Brewtal Truth column. Comrade Ferris wanted to know, “Why does bottled Guinness (plain bottles) seem more carbonated to me than canned?” The answer: nitro. The bottled version of Guinness is typically carbonated in the same…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Live in Chicago! Tonight! Special Guests!

April 25, 2014

Prepare to be Brewtalized, Chicago! The first The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers book signing event in your city happens today from 4 to 7 pm at Northdown Taproom & Cafe (3244 N Lincoln Ave). Apologies for the last-minute notice, but there were a few loose ends that needed to be tied up before…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

April 18, 2014

One of the least brewtal beers we included in our Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers had to have been Shmaltz’s He’Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16. Well, the beer itself was pretty insane—16 hop varieties, 16 types of malt and brewed to 16% ABV—but the pastel-colored label, complete with little dancing unicorns, didn’t accurately represent the…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

April 11, 2014

Why does Canada’s Frenchiest province, Quebec, love Belgian-style beers so much? Is it the shared language? Is it something in the Quebec palate? Or is it just disdain for anything English in origin? We have no idea, but if we want a killer Belgian brew without going to Belgium, there are plenty of options from…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

April 4, 2014

We have two beer loves that are in direct contrast to each other: malty German brews and über-hoppy North American brews. These two things have nothing in common taste-wise. They are, of course, brewed with the same ingredients, but the ratios and the particular types of key ingredients used—such as hops, malt and yeast—are dramatically…

It’s MLB Opening Day and Your Team Doesn’t Suck (Yet)!

March 31, 2014

Why does every baseball fan everywhere look forward to opening day of Major League Baseball more than any other day of the season? For some it’s the only day their team isn’t in the cellar (Houston) or languishing in mediocrity (Chicago Cubs) or headed toward another 100-loss season (Seattle). For others it’s the possibility of…

BREWTAL TRUTH: The Next Generation

March 28, 2014

We’ll get the self-congratulatory crap out of the way right up front. We’ve been writing about craft beer in America’s only monthly extreme music magazine since 2009. No one else was writing about beer and metal at the time. So, we’ll go ahead and plant the we-were-there-first flag in that one. But, if you’ve been…