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‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Now In Stock, Final Excerpt Revealed!

November 24, 2020

Read our second and final book excerpt, this time focusing on the early days of American black metal cult legends Profanatica, and order your copy of USBM now.

Judas Priest’s ‘Painkiller’ Enters Decibel Hall of Fame, January Issue Now Available

November 20, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the December issue of Decibel, featuring our 10th anniversary Decibel Flexi Series entry from Venomous Concept.

Scream Just Words: Vocalists Sound Off About Their Craft

November 12, 2020

One King Down/Most Precious Blood/Take Life vocalist Rob Fusco discusses the craft of lyric writing and execution with a variety of his extreme music contemporaries from Napalm Death, Lamb of God, Lingua Ignota and more.

The Decibel Flexi Series Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with Venomous Concept!

October 29, 2020

Join the birthday party as the Decibel Flexi Series turns 10 this month! Sign up for a deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, November 2 at 12pm EST and celebrate with this Venomous Concept flexi!

Read an Exclusive Book Excerpt from ‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’

October 28, 2020

This exclusive from Decibel‘s new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, explores the misogynist and racist behavior and other character flaws of some of USBM’s most prominent artists.  

Armored Saint Grace the Cover of the December Issue of Decibel

October 21, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the December issue of Decibel, featuring a pair of exclusive flexi discs from WAKE and Frozen Soul, available now. Don’t blow it.

‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Book Pre-Order Available NOW!

October 16, 2020

USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, the new 544-page hardcover from Decibel Books featuring a foreword from Tom Gabriel Warrior, is available for pre-order now.

Frozen Soul to Release Exclusive New Track “Tormented by Time” Via Decibel Flexi Series

October 2, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, October 5 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Texas death metal young guns Frozen Soul, as well as a SECOND flexi disc from grindcrushers Wake!

Wake To Release Exclusive New Song “Vast and Infinite” via the Decibel Flexi Series

September 25, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, October 5 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Canadian post-grind crushers Wake, as well as a SECOND flexi disc announced next week!

Labor Day Blowout! All Decibel Back Issues Are Just $3! THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

September 4, 2020

Over 100 back issues in the Decibel webstore are on sale now for just $3.00 each! Many of them down to the last copies. Hurry, sale ends Monday at midnight EDT.

Darker Than Darker Than Black: U.S. Black Metal Artist Galdr Rages Against Fascism

August 13, 2020

Draugr, the multi-instrumentalist of the U.S. black metal bands Galdr, Ancalagon and Obscurum, pens an op-ed on his anti-racist political awakening in underground black metal.

Decibel Is Looking for an Extremely Extreme App Developer

August 10, 2020

Do you develop apps/type code with one hand while putting up the horns with the other? Get in touch right away!

Celebrate 16 Years of Decibel With 16% Off of Subscriptions THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

August 7, 2020

For our 16th birthday, we got YOU a gift! Take 16% off ALL Decibel subscriptions from now until Sunday night!

Funeral Doom Legends Skepticism Look Back on ‘Stormcrowfleet’ 25 Years Later

July 21, 2020

Looking back on Decibel Hall of Famer Stormcrowfleet 25 years later with Skepticism organist Eero Pöyry.

Obscene Extreme Fest, in YOUR Home

July 16, 2020

Extremely extreme… er, Obscene Extreme Broadcasting, NOW ON AIR!

Bandcamp Waives Fees for a Fourth No-Fee Friday

July 3, 2020

We’ve got suggestions on releases to help you headbang brain cells away and support bands/labels at time when they profit from it most.

Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part IV

June 30, 2020

Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montano pens the fourth and final part of his epic tour diary for the band’s postponed 2020 tour.

Andrew Lee of Ripped to Shreds on Ending Racist Stereotypes Against Asians in Metal

June 29, 2020

Ripped to Shreds frontman Andrew Lee addresses the work that needs to be done in fighting dangerous stereotypes against Asians and Asian-Americans in underground metal.

Five Doom Classics that Evaded Our Yearbook: 1995 Issue’s Top 40 Albums of the Year List

June 16, 2020

Decibel dives deep beyond the Peaceville Three with this death/doom addendum to our our new Decibel Yearbook: 1995 issue.

Bandcamp Waives Fees for 24 Hours: A Decibel Buyer’s Guide

March 20, 2020

Bandcamp is waiving their cut of all purchases made on Friday, March 20 to support creatives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Decibel staff provides a few suggestions for your purchasing pleasure.

Looking Back on 25 Years of the ‘Nordic Metal: A Tribute To Euronymous’ Compilation with Typhon

March 10, 2020

On the eve of the Mayhem-headlined Decibel Magazine Tour, Necropolis’ founder provides an in-depth interview on the greatest black metal comp ever, Nordic Metal: A Tribute To Euronymous.

Album Review: Body Count – ‘Carnivore’

March 5, 2020

On with the Twitter follower count, and the new Body Count album, Carnivore.

Decibel Meter: At the Heart of Winter…

February 29, 2020

From the dark past…. well, more like very recent months, really… this month’s Decibel Meter has blizzard beasts to withstand the fall of time when dark and light don’t differ.

Decibel Meter: Krampus’ Picks

December 23, 2019

Yuletide is upon us! And fye has some Krampus-approved picks to add some headbanging to the holidays.

Decibel Meter: the Decapitation of Cattle, Ahead of Turkey Day

November 26, 2019

With album titles like Human Jerky, Homovore, To Serve Man, and, uh, Humanure, what could be a better fit for Thanksgiving?!

Decibel Meter: An Opethian Demon of the Fall

September 24, 2019

Whether you’re a death devotee or prog purist, this month’s seasonally-and-topically-appropriate Decibel Meter has some titles for you.