Albert Mudrian

Choosing Death Is Out Today! Enjoy This Exclusive Excerpt!

April 13, 2015

The revised and expanded (essentially) 10-year anniversary edition of dB editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian’s Choosing Death is officially available today! One-hundred new pages of content over three new chapters, entailing over 50 new interviews, and brand new Dan Seagrave cover art. To celebrate, here’s an excerpt of all new material! In the fall of 1990, Carcass and Death embarked on a…

Salt Lake Sh*tty: Vallenfyre to Miss Tonight’s dB Tour Show

April 2, 2015

Lame breaking news about our favorite death/doom supergroup Vallenfyre, the opening act of the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour. Frontman Gregor Mackintosh tore ligaments in his knee onstage two nights ago, which will result in the band missing this evening’s show in Salt Lake City. Silver lining: the band is on track to rejoin the tour…

Get Free LEVIATHAN Vinyl by Subscribing to DECIBEL

February 27, 2015

We’re your friend! We’re not one of them! Want proof? The latest installment in the Decibel Flexi Series is controversial March cover star Leviathan tackling Black Flag’s legendary “My War.” See? As always, we have your best, most demented interests at heart. The one-man U.S. black metal trailblazer known as Leviathan (a.k.a. Jef Whitehead) has struck…

March Decibel Featuring Leviathan Available Now

January 20, 2015

Black metal and baby bottles? No, we haven’t employed Anne Geddes as our cover photographer, and no, we haven’t lost our minds. It’s just the latest step in the tumultuous, unbelievable journey of Jef Whitehead, the one-man trailblazer behind USBM institution Leviathan. Just four years ago, Whitehead was arrested on multiple criminal charges, his legacy and life…

Tombs’ Mike Hill: Hot Coffee Machine

July 24, 2014

Because Tombs frontman Mike Hill loves work and HATES sleep, he recently started his own company, Savage Gold Coffee, in an effort to completely eradicate the latter from everyone’s life. Their inaugural brew, Savage Gold Prime, is available for order here now. While presumably starin’ at the walls, Hill gave us the scoop. I’m guessing…

Midnight flexi disc of Venom cover now available!

July 18, 2014

Cleveland’s finest hooded hellions Midnight get lead review honors in September’s Decibel for their ripping sophomore full-length No Mercy for Mayhem. But that’s not the only honor the issue bestows upon Athenar and crew conjuring the earliest days of black metal majesty. Midnight make their Flexi Series debut with a full-throttle take on longtime influence Venom’s…

Interview: My Dying Bride’s Return of the Robertshaw

June 10, 2014

Yesterday U.K. death/doom progenitors My Dying Bride announced the departure of longtime guitarist (and current Vallenfyre axeman) Hamish Glencross due to “irreconcilable differences.” Replacing Glencross is the man he originally supplanted back in 1999—founding guitarist Calvin Robertshaw. In his first interview since rejoining band, the author of rifftastic MDB classics like “Your River” and “The…

The Decibel Magazine Tour Starts TONIGHT!

March 18, 2014

You’ve patiently waited out one of the grimmest winters in recent memory. Now it’s time to collect your reward: The third annual Decibel Magazine Tour is finally upon us, as Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem descend upon Orlando’s Beachum Theater tonight before traversing North America for 21 dates of vintage and modern death…

Check out DECIBEL’s special Valentine’s Day gift!

February 13, 2014

  Valentine’s Day is TOMORROW, people. We know you’ve made a reservation for you and your teddy bear in the garage, catered by whatever hasn’t started to reek in the fridge, but what will you guys make small talk about before you take things to the bedroom? As always, Decibel has the answer. Subscribe to…

EXCLUSIVE: At the Gates’ first interview about new album

January 29, 2014

On Monday, Swedish death metal legends—that’s right, fucking legends—At the Gates announced that they signed to Century Media and planed to record and release their first new studio album since 1995’s landmark Slaughter of the Soul later this year. No biggie, right? Well, Decibel thought it was worth looking into a little further, so frontman…

Announcing the Decibel Magazine Tour 2014 Lineup!

December 6, 2013

With two triumphant star-studded national tours under our bullet belt, Decibel Magazine is raising the (bloody) stakes on our hotly anticipated third cross-country domination. This spring, we’re proud to bring you the reanimation of death metal demigods Carcass alongside melodeath powerhouse the Black Dahlia Murder, technical death metal heroes Gorguts and emerging death/thrash squad Noisem….

Cyber Monday Deal: Get a FREE issue of Decibel!

December 2, 2013

If you’re reading this, you’re a metal fan, which means you rarely leave the house except to terrify neighbors and co-workers. Hence, this special Cyber Monday promotion is for you, fellow misanthropic recluse. Today only, if you sign up for a 12-month or 24-month subscription  to Decibel, you’ll receive one extra issue for FREE. That’s right, one extra installment of North…

Preview a live Municipal Waste track from “Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie” DVD!

October 30, 2013

You may have noticed that Decibel hit the 100-issue mark earlier this year. You may have even heard we threw a little party to celebrate that achievement. But did you know we also filmed and it turned into a fucking movie? Yeah, you probably knew that, too. But did you know that it will finally…

Decibel’s TOP 100 BLACK METAL ALBUMS OF ALL TIME special issue available now!

October 25, 2013

Back in the fall of 2010, we gave you an early double dose of Halloween and winter, courtesy of the Black Metal Hall of Fame special issue. Three years later, we’re taking our corpsepaint craving to the next demented level and unveiling the Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time. We corralled our staff…

Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie Trailer

September 12, 2013

January 19: a momentous day for America. In 1982, it gave its citizenry Jodie Sweetin, Full House’s preeminent meth fiend. In 2013, a slight upgrade: Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, starring Converge, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion, Municipal Waste, Tombs, Evoken and a who’s-who of extreme music luminaries. We teamed up with director…

Subscribe to Decibel for an exclusive GODFLESH flexi disc

August 30, 2013

Let’s just cut to the chase, people: Godflesh are back, and we’re bringing you their first new recording in 12 years! Justin Broadrick’s seminal progressive industrial outfit has chosen the Decibel Flexi Series to relaunch. And they do so in a big way with a corrosive, crushing cover of Slaughter’s “F.O.D. (Fuck of Death).” Don’t…

Subscribe to Decibel for the exclusive CARCASS flexi disc

August 2, 2013

Carcass are back, and like John McClane, they’ve returned with a vengeance. The forthcoming Surgical Steel is the death metal icons’ first album of new material in 17 years; we delivered a glowing 9 out of 10 first-look lead review in the September issue, but that’s just one of many exclusive tools of the trade…

Exclusive Dark Tranquillity Flexi Disc Now Available!

June 14, 2013

Swedish melodeath titans Dark Tranquillity make their Decibel Flexi Series debut via exclusive new track “Sorrow’s Architect.” Find the bloody Scandinavian thunder reigning in sliver on green wax in the webstore right now. But act fast, as supplies are extremely limited!

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.