Decibel Magazine

Under 100 Copies of Limited Edition “Choosing Death” Book Left In Stock

March 13, 2018

If you want one of these limited edition (3,000 copies) of Choosing Death, it’s now or never, people.

Rank & Defile: Ivar Bjørnson Orders Enslaved’s Albums from Worst to Best

February 15, 2018

In celebration of the start of the seventh incarnation of the Decibel Magazine Tour, Enslaved creative force Ivar Bjørnson ranks the band’s albums from worst to best.

November 2017 Decibel Meter: Red Before Black (Friday)

November 14, 2017

Last April we announced our partnership with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection featured both online and in store to make sure you don’t miss any of the essential titles from each month. And while we know you’re preparing to spend all that money in the “savings” account on five-dollar flatscreens and pennies-on-the-dollar…

The Decibel Meter for October 2017 is Born of Nightmares

October 4, 2017

Just in time for the Halloween season, we’ve got a list of terrors spawned by the new full-length from Myrkur, which translates to “nightmare”

Deconstructing the Doom Side of the Moon: An Interview with Kyle Shutt

August 25, 2017

Doom Side of the Moon is a doomed-out interpretation of Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side of the Moon. Read an interview with bandleader Kyle Shutt (The Sword) to find out what makes Doom Side tick.

September 2017 Decibel Meter: Wolves in the Record Collection

August 24, 2017

Wolves in the Throne Room is a band rooted in extremity yet bring something fresh to the genre; this month’s Decibel Meter follows suite.

August 2017 Decibel Meter: …Of the Year of Death Metal!

July 27, 2017

Last April we announced our partnership with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection featured both online and in store to make sure you don’t miss any of those essential headbanging, face-melting titles that make your collection extremely extreme. The issue currently on newsstands, which features Suffocation on the cover, declares 2017 THE YEAR…

July 2017 Decibel Meter: Howling, for the Metalhead Shall Rage

July 3, 2017

Need some new music to get you out of that more-of-the-same rut? f.y.e. has got you covered with this month’s Decibel Meter.

December 2016 Decibel Meter: Classic Names, New Titles

December 1, 2016

November was stacked with top-tier releases from genre-defining bands. If you missed any, now is the time to remedy that, and f.y.e. has got them all bundled together in one place for you.

Permanent (Violent) Insomnia (of Unreason) Means More Time for Metal With the November 2016 Decibel Meter

October 19, 2016

Meshuggah, played at loud volumes, awake better than any cute cellphone alarms. Fact. And profuse headbanging maintains wakefulness better than the strongest coffee. Also fact.

Delve Deeper into Your Neurosis with the October 2016 Decibel Meter

September 16, 2016

Neurosis, Neurosis, Neurosis, Neurosis. This month’s Decibel Meter has Neurosis records aplenty, in addition to some of the best noise that you need to hear.  

Make Your Next House Party a Thrashing Rager with the September 2016 Decibel Meter

August 19, 2016

Our picks for this issue pull from a variety of styles and include the old, the new, the reformed, and the reinvigorated. 

Gojira’s “Magma” Blazes the Path on the August 2016 Decibel Meter

August 1, 2016

It’s time to get that neighbour with the yappy dog to move, finally. Our friends at f.y.e. are offering (on their site and in stores) the latest albums you need for that last big push to get the Smiths to move to the next county over. And never consider move back to your neighbourhood. 

The Vision Bleak

July 7, 2016

The Unknown
The assessment favorable
dB rating: 8/10

Guest Commentary: Does the Underground Metal Scene REALLY Have a Social Justice Warrior Problem?

June 20, 2016

Decibel has been labeled Social Justice Warriors from the right. And attacked by actual SJWs from the left. Should everyone maybe just shut up for a second? 

Driving in Nails with the July 2016 Decibel Meter

June 17, 2016

f.y.e. is happy to assist in your hearing lost, and we’re happy to help. 

July 2018

June 14, 2016

New titles from Immortal, Bongripper, Deafheaven, Between the Buried and Me and more!

September 2018

June 12, 2016

New titles from Sumac, Revocation, Aborted, Brant Bjork and more.

Decibel Partners with F.Y.E. to Create the Decibel Meter Collection

April 12, 2016

We’ve partnered with f.y.e. to make sure you don’t miss any of the essential extremely extreme, as picked by our staff of relentless metal maniacs.


November 23, 2015

The Direction of Last Things
They’ve been some very Intronauty boys
dB Rating: 9/10