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Original Carcass Drummer Ken Owen Auctioning Drum Kit Used on ‘Necroticism’ and ‘Heartwork’ LPs

October 19, 2021

This is your chance to own of piece of death metal history. Former Carcass drummer Ken Owen is auctioning off the drum kit he used on a pair of classic recordings.

Video Premiere: Vaulted – “Left In Despair”

October 12, 2021

New England metallic hardcore bruisers Vaulted return with a new video for the title of their impending new LP Left In Despair.

Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Lock Up, Dark Sky Burial) Biography Due in 2022

October 12, 2021

Register now to get updates on the impending publication of Life? … & Napalm Death the biography of the legendary Shane Embury.

Undeath Premiere Part I of “Undeath on the Unroad” Video Tour Diary

September 14, 2021

Watch New York death metallers — and current Decibel Flexi Series stars – Undeath deliver a video report from their first U.S. tour.

Undeath Premiere New Song, “Diemented Dissection,” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

August 31, 2021

Hear and acquire this Undeath flexi disc single, featuring a brand new track, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

R.I.P. Eric Wagner (1959-2021) (The Skull, ex-Trouble)

August 23, 2021

The legendary doom metal vocalist (The Skull, ex-Trouble) passes away at 62 due to COVID-19-related complications

Video Premiere: Hellbastard – “Outsider of the Year”

August 11, 2021

U.K. underground crusty thrash heroes Hellbastard return with the long-delayed video for “Outsider of the Year”

Full Album Stream: Dark Sky Burial – ‘Vincit qui Se Vincit’

August 6, 2021

Shane Embury’s solo venture of dark ambient soundscapes and unsettling industrial noise textures, Dark Sky Burial, returns with its third full-length release since March 2020. 

Video Premiere: Union Black – “Walking In My Shoes”

July 29, 2021

Watch Gruesome drummer Gus Rios step out from behind the kit and front tribute/cover band Union Black with an arresting Depeche Mode cover.

Shane Embury’s Dark Sky Burial Announces Live Debut in London

July 26, 2021

Legendary Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury takes his ambient Dark Sky Burial project to the stage in London on September 12.

Track Premiere: Pray U Prey – “Living Library”

July 13, 2021

Our minds have led us into ignorance, so Shrew and Shrub return with the crust punk/death metal of Pray U Prey to lead us out of ignorance.

Hear a Lost Nachtmystium Song from the ‘Instinct: Decay’ Sessions via the Decibel Flexi Series

July 8, 2021

Hear and acquire this previously unreleased Nachtmystium flexi disc single, featuring a lost track from 2006, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series.

Eternal Champion Announce Return Show July 9 in Austin, TX

June 21, 2021

Old-school heavy metal heroes — and creators of Decibel‘s 2020 Album of the Year runner up, Ravening IronEternal Champion will return to the stage on July 9 in Austin.

Track Premiere: Inhuman Condition – “Euphoriphobia”

May 7, 2021

Hear ex-Massacre and current Obituary and the Absence members fly the blood-soaked flag of old-school death metal in Inhuman Condition.

“200,” The Official Beer of Decibel’s 200th Issue Show Extremely Ex-Stream, Available for Pre-Order From Adroit Theory!

April 12, 2021

Brewed in collaboration with Adroit Theory, 200 is limited-run Extremely Extreme Russian Imperial Stout that clocks in at a mind-altering 14% ABV!

Earth Crisis Premiere “Smash or Be Smashed” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

March 24, 2021

Hear and acquire this Earth Crisis flexi disc single, featuring a brand new recording, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Napalm Death’s Shane Embury Launches Online Merch Store

March 18, 2021

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury reveals new webstore “Shane’s World” to house merch from his diverse collection of musical endeavors.

Decibel’s 200th Issue Show Extremely Ex-Stream Line-Up Announced!

March 12, 2021

North America’s only monthly metal magazine celebrates 200 issues via a FREE streaming event featuring new and exclusive sets from Midnight, Khemmis, Full of Hell, Horrendous and Wake.

L-G Petrov, Swedish Death Metal Legend, Dies At 49

March 8, 2021

Entombed A.D. vocalist Lars-Göran “L-G” Petrov loses his battle with bile duct cancer at the age of 49.

Full EP Premiere: Venomous Concept – “Deep Thinking in Deep Times”

March 5, 2021

Punk metal vets Venomous Concept continue their incredible recording streak with new covers of Deep Wound, Davie Bowie, Black Flag and Halo of Flies.

Celestial Season Premiere New Track, “Black Water Mirrors,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

March 3, 2021

Hear and acquire this Celestial Season flexi disc single, featuring a brand new track, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Track Premiere: Icon of Sin – “Icon of Sin”

March 1, 2021

Icon of Sin don’t want you for dead. But they’re gonna get you check out their eponymous new single of classic heavy metal from their forthcoming debut LP.

Decibel Examines the Impact of A Year Without Live Shows In Our April Issue

February 18, 2021

Decibel will donate 100 percent of the profits of individual sales of this issue to displaced independent music industry gig workers in our hometown of Philadelphia.

Acclaimed Extreme Metal Artist Justin Bartlett Diagnosed With Cancer, GoFundMe Established

February 10, 2021

Extreme metal artist, and friend of Decibel, Justin Bartlett has stage 4 colorectal cancer. Here’s how you can help.

Stream the New Split EP From Great Falls and Throes

February 9, 2021

A pair of two of the Northwest’s most crushing bands team up for a new split on Dropping Bombs.

Bent Sea, ft. Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) Blast Out New 58-Second Grind Attack “The Instant Grind”

February 5, 2021

Bent Sea welcomes Leon Del Muerte (Impaled, Murder Construct, Terrorizer LA, ex-Exhumed, ex-Nails) for its latest 58-second blast furnace.

Full Album Stream: Dark Sky Burial – ‘Quod Me Nutrit Me Destruit’

February 5, 2021

Napalm Death’s Shane Embury delivers a second full length LP of dark, restless ambient sounds via the rapidly evolving Dark Sky Burial.

The Crown Premiere New Track “Driven to Disaster” Via Decibel Flexi Series

January 26, 2021

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare The Crown flexi disc single, featuring a brand new track, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Ex-Children of Bodom Frontman Alexi Laiho Dead at 41

January 4, 2021

Decibel is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of ex-Children of Bodom guitarist/vocalist and current Bodom After Midnight frontman Alexi Laiho.