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Decibel’s Jeff Hanneman Tribute Issue Now Available

May 17, 2013

It’s impossible to be hyperbolic about the legacy of Jeff Hanneman. Our own Justin Norton comes right out and says it in this month’s cover story: “Every band ever featured in this magazine owes [Slayer] something.” Hanneman and Slayer have coursed through Decibel‘s lifesblood from the onset, from two Hall of Fames to two exhaustive…

Exclusive Cannibal Corpse Flexi Disc Now Available!

April 23, 2013

They’re three-time cover stars. They’re Hall of Fame inductees for Tomb of the Mutilated. They’re headlining our second annual Decibel Magazine Tour. It’s safe to say we have an, um, uncharacteristically sharp affection for Cannibal Corpse. So, what better time for the living death metal legends to commandeer our Flexi Series than our special dB…

Decibel Magazine Tour Issue Now Available!

April 19, 2013

Although we wish it was that easy, we didn’t just snap our fingers and make Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation, three rotating support acts and eight regional openers materialize for the 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour. It takes careful consideration, foresight, finagling… and a touch of good old fashioned dumb luck to bring you the most…

Exclusive New EXHUMED Flexi Disc Now Available!

March 28, 2013

It took them eight years to follow up 2003’s pulverizing Anatomy Is Destiny, but San Jose death metal degenerates Exhumed proved that gore metal is eternal on the brilliantly-titled All Guts, No Glory, which we recognized as the 13th best extreme album of 2011. The depravity rages on, as the quartet delivers their latest slice…

Out-of-Print Decibel Back Issues Now Available in iTunes Store!

March 8, 2013

So, you’ve been hunting for a specific Decibel back issue, but the webstore says it’s sold out. Short of the advent of time travel, we can’t help you with procuring a print edition, but now that Decibel is available in the iTunes Store, you can revisit your favorite extremely extreme magazine in digital form. Away…

Limited Edition LOCK UP Flexi Disc Available

February 22, 2013

We last heard from grindcore supergroup Lock Up in the summer of 2011, when they finally delivered long-awaited third album Necropolis Transparent. Since it might take Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth), Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates) and Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram) another nine years for a proper follow-up, we figured it’d be…

A Bloody Valentine Deal From Decibel!

February 8, 2013

No matter what you give the object of your affection this Valentine’s Day, they will ultimately flee in terror. After all, you’re a Decibel reader. It’s not your fault that you take romantic cues from Chris Barnes; it’s how you were raised. The good news is, your crush surely shares at least a few of…

Exclusive New CATHEDRAL Flexi Disc Now Available!

February 4, 2013

Coventry’s mighty Cathedral are retiring in style this spring, following the release of swansong The Last Spire. And your friends at Decibel have the first new music from Lee Dorrian’s doom institution in nearly three years, debuting via our Flexi Series! It’s unclear if “Vengeance of the Blind Dead” is a nod to the cult…

Second Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

January 22, 2013

After a bloody successful maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for our second annual national tour. This spring, the plague spreads as we bring you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: preeminent gore institution Cannibal Corpse; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons Napalm Death, and NYDM stalwarts Immolation. While occultism permeated last spring’s inaugural…

Subscribe to Decibel, get the new Cathedral flexi disc

January 4, 2013

Coventry’s mighty Cathedral are retiring in style this spring, following the release of swansong The Last Spire. And your friends at Decibel have the first new music from Lee Dorrian’s doom institution in nearly three years, debuting via our Flexi Series! It’s unclear if “Vengeance of the Blind Dead” is a nod to the cult…

Decibel’s “Under the Tree, Under the Wire” subscription offer is back!

December 17, 2012

If you’re as lazy and contemptuous of friends and family as we are, you probably still have some holiday shopping to do. Luckily, Decibel is here to offer you an escape from empty-handed embarrassment. Yes, it’s time for our annual Under the Tree, Under the Wire subscription special. All you have to do is subscribe…

Limited Edition EVOKEN Flexi Disc Available

December 14, 2012

Ever wonder what Jersey extreme doom crew Evoken covering death/doom progenitors Paradise Lost might sound like? We did! So, we asked them to rework the old-school PL classic “Rotting Misery” for our vaunted flexi series. The stunning results can be heard below and—for a limited time—ordered via our webstore here.

Subcribe to Decibel, Get the Evoken Flexi Disc

December 3, 2012

If you know Decibel, you know we hold chameleonic U.K. doomsayers Paradise Lost in the highest regard. So, it’s an extremely extreme honor that Garden State funeral doom heroes Evoken are taking their maiden voyage in the Decibel Flexi Series by covering PL’s crushing “Rotting Misery,” which initially appeared on their 1990 debut, Lost Paradise….

Decibel Exclusive: Jeff Walker Speaks About the New Carcass Record!

December 3, 2012

After 17 years of recording silence, death metal legends Carcass have returned to the studio to track their first new LP since 1996’s Swansong. The record, produced by Colin Richardson, will be released sometime in 2013 through a yet-to-be determined label. Bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker exclusively provides Decibel with a few details. Please tell us the…

Decibel’s Cyber Monday Sale! Get a FREE Issue!

November 26, 2012

Thirteen is generally considered an unlucky number, which is why we’re foisting it upon you, dear reader! Giving is (occasionally) better than receiving, particularly for sadists, i.e., your holly jolly hellraising homeboys at Decibel. So, today only, sign up for a 12-month or 24-month subscription to Decibel and receive one extra issue for FREE. That’s…

CONVERGE to Headline Decibel’s 100th Issue Celebration Show!

November 16, 2012

After much fevered online speculation, we’re finally ready to announce the headliner of Decibel‘s highly-anticipated 100th Issue Celebration Show! Four-time cover stars, Hall of Fame inductees for 2001 classic Jane Doe and constant presence in our Top 40 Albums of the Year feature any time they release an album, the mighty Converge will join Pig…

Subscribe to Decibel for the Exclusive AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED Flexi Disc!

November 5, 2012

Last year, we waged war on Christmas with possibly our most infamous flexi disc to date: Agoraphobic Nosebleed‘s 11-tracks-in-four-minutes Make a Joyful Noise. Well, the unkind grinders are back to stuff your frozen corpse with even more holiday cheer! For their second-annual Decibel holiday flexi, ANb have concentrated all their good tidings into one epic,…

Decibel’s TOP 100 DEATH METAL ALBUMS special issue available now!

November 1, 2012

So far, Decibel has expelled three special collector’s edition one-offs: the Thrash Metal Hall of Fame issue, the Black Metal Hall of Fame issue and the (sold-out) Top 100 Albums of the 2000s issue. Our fourth stab at limited-edition putridity is the best yet–this time, all of the content is 100 percent new and exclusive:…

Subscribe to Decibel, Get an Exclusive INCANTATION Flexi Disc!

October 5, 2012

Wednesday’s Presidential debate wouldn’t have been so boring if Jim Lehrer had asked the candidates whether Onward to Golgotha was a top 20 death metal album of all time, or merely top 40. Alas, he choked, leaving it up to your friends at Decibel to nerd out about Incantation history. And honor it on flexi disc….

Watain to Miss First Four Dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour Due To Visa Delays

April 10, 2012

Swedish black metal horde Watain have been forced to pull out of the first four shows of their previously announced Decibel Magazine Tour—scheduled to begin tomorrow (April 11) in Columbus, Ohio—due to delays in the visa process. They will join Behemoth, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude as part of the tour on April 16…

The Decibel Magazine Tour Official Video Trailer

March 28, 2012

The unholy unification of Euro extremists Behemoth, Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude on this spring’s Decibel Magazine will be having its way with U.S. audiences in just a couple weeks. But the official tour trailer is here now: Psyched? You should be. Go get your tickets here. See you down in front.

Decibel Magazine Tour Hoodies Available For Pre-Order

March 9, 2012

Stay warm and display your love of Satan with the limited edition Decibel Magazine Tour hoodie! And when we say limited, we mean limited, so head on over to Indie Merch and pre-order this two-sided, full-color official homage to the most goat-worshiping-friendly event of 2012. You’ll thank us when yours arrives in time for the…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

February 24, 2012

What’s up, mothersquawkers? Let’s get it the peck on. Deep, minimalistic, black, doomy and cold. You like where this is going? This is a great way to describe Omens by the French band MONARCH! Fuzzy guitars, pounding drums and haunted vocals are the norm here for these doomsters. This thing is beaking DENSE, like a…

Decibel Magazine Tour Dates Revealed/Tickets on Sale Now!

January 24, 2012

The lineup reveal of the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour (featuring the star-studded, blackened Euro-revue of Behemoth, Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude) shook the world last week. But today we finish off with the announcement of the cities, venues and ticket info for the 26-date run. Start salivating, then go to http://decibelmagazinetickets.com and grab…

Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup Announced!

January 20, 2012

Blackened clouds are gathering overhead, and it’s all our fault. North America’s premier heavy metal magazine is launching the maiden edition of its annual earth-scorching tour this April. The inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour will feature not just the long-awaited stateside return of Polish blackened death metal overlords Behemoth, but support from Swedish black metal provocateurs…

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s (Metallica) Pecks of the Week

December 16, 2011

Wow, the end of a year, huh? New beginnings, resolutions and, well, hopefully some good metal releases coming in the next year. The release schedule is drier than Betty White’s cooch right now, so since I don’t have too much to peck about, I’m basically going to trash Metallica in this column. I know it’s…

EXCLUSIVE: Hear Nokturnal Hellstorm, Danny Lilker’s New Black Metal Band

May 6, 2011

Danny Lilker’s extreme metal résumé speaks for itself. Seriously, dude’s already had a pair of records inducted into Decibel’s Hall of Fame. So, when our man is involved in a new project, we know to pay attention. With that in mind, Decibel is proud to present the world premiere of “Naan Kadavul,” a new track…

Waldo’s Pecks of the Week: 4/8/11

April 8, 2011

Waldo here, squawking all the new releases that fit to squawk about and some that are not. Satan’s Host release By the Hands of the Devil, noted (by them, of course) as the “Most Metal Album of the Decade.” It is metal indeed and now featuring former Jag Panzer vocalist Harry Conklin. This band’s 34-year…

Waldo’s Pecks of the Week for 3/1/11

February 25, 2011

Every other Friday, Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. Squawk the fuck up? Your old friend Waldo here. Talking the pecks I love, and want to shit on for the next week or so. Let’s get right to it. Drugs…

Is Sergeant D a Virginia Resident?

February 21, 2011

Upon exiting last night’s Immortal show at the Sonar in Baltimore, Decibel spotted three concert goers pilling into a vehicle with the following vanity license plate: “WGRSLAM”. It’s a little grainy, but I can assure this image has not been doctored in any way. Anyone thoroughly confused by the meaning/origins of said plate is encouraged…