Andrew Bonazelli

Inferion to Open Atlanta Date of 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour

February 2, 2016

From February 1 until February 12, we’ll be announcing regional openers for select dates of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour every day at noon EST.

North’s Triumphant “Earthmind” Will Light the Way

February 1, 2016

Keep your lighters in your pockets; get those candles out!

Absu to Open Charlotte Date of 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour

February 1, 2016

From February 1 until February 12, we’ll be announcing regional openers for select dates of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour every day at noon EST.

Tombward Is Heavenward for Thrashers Anger as Art

January 29, 2016

Fearsome Pasadena foursome Anger as Art have been churning out thrash ragers at a steady one-every-three-years clip since 2006.

“Tyrant” Reigns on Coffins’ Side of Killer Split EP With Ilsa

January 27, 2016

Japanese death/doom dealers Coffins make their eight zillionth release count on this split with crusty D.C. counterparts Ilsa. 

Urgehal and Carpathian Forest Frontman Team Up On “Endetid”

January 27, 2016

In honor of bandleader Trondr Nefas (who passed away in 2012), the new Urgehal album, Aeons in Sodom, features guest vocals from an all-star squad of black metal luminaries.

Who’s Who in Decibel’s Class of 1991?

January 25, 2016

Waldo is not in here. You can find him in a Van Halen video seven years earlier. But everyone else is pretty cool!

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

January 21, 2016

Oh my, it’s been a little bit, hasn’t it? Well, it’s me, your boy Waldo, pecking up right where I left off, spouting all the stuff about new releases that are fit to line the bottom of my cage.

Hey, “Lazy Asses,” Press Play, Get Ground Up by Rotten Sound

January 21, 2016

Finnish grind veterans Rotten Sound have been doing the damn thing for over 20 years, and do it well on new album Abuse to Suffer.

A NSFW Vision of Exalted Lucifer: New Cirith Gorgor Video

January 20, 2016

Prepare for maximum discomfort, courtesy of Dutch BM crew’s “Wille Zur Macht”

Cirith Gorgor Want Your “Salvator,” Whoa-oh-oh

January 19, 2016

Veteran Dutch devil worshippers Cirith Gorgor are back to wreak blackened havoc.

Where Was Metal in 1991?

January 19, 2016

Decibel is fueled by love for metal’s storied history, and we’re taking our responsibility as historians to the next level with the inaugural Decibel Yearbook, celebrating all things 1991. 

Habitual Rituals: Rotting Christ Deliver “In Nomine Dei Nostri”

January 11, 2016

Black metal perennials Rotting Christ are set to drop their latest slab of malevolence.

Unsigned and Unsung? Don’t Let It Bring You Down. Get Your Banner On.

January 8, 2016

Are you in an unsigned band? We’ve got a deal that’ll help get your name out there.

Spinebreaker Does What the Name Advertises on “Ice Grave”

January 7, 2016

Disgustingly old-school death metal, you say? Count us in!

Dye Another Day With the Casualties’ “Chaos Sound”

January 7, 2016

Nobody in their right mind would line up to tell these dudes that punk’s dead

Admit It: Church of Misery’s “Confessions of an Embittered Soul” Kills!

January 7, 2016

Japanese doom vets Church of Misery have been holed up in their safehouse for the last three years, but they’re ready to resume their (serial) criminal career with a super cool new accomplice.

Inverloch’s “Distance Collapsed (in Rubble)” Aims to Disembowel

January 6, 2016

The renowned disEMBOWELMENT offshoot continues to make a name of their own.

Album Premiere: Come On Pretty Venomous Concept, Kick Me Silly

January 5, 2016

Grind, D-beat, hardcore and more converge on supergroup’s must-hear latest.

Metal Muthas Mondays: Atheist’s Kelly Shaefer

January 4, 2016

Every so often, we take a little time on Mondays to pay tribute to the Muthas! That is, reprinting the adorable metal/maternal Q&As that run in the magazine. Today, enjoy Justin Norton’s chat with Sandra McGowan, mutha of Atheist’s Kelly Shaefer. 

Converge – “You Fail Me”

January 4, 2016

In 1982, L.A. synth-poppers Missing Persons scored a minor Billboard hit with “Destination Unknown” (“Has it all been said and done? / I know I’ll leave when it’s my time to go / ’Til then I’ll carry on with what I know”).

Classhole Kick 2015 to the Curb With “Time’s Up”

December 31, 2015

3… 2… get obliterated in more ways than 1 this New Year’s Eve!