Decibel Magazine

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.

Decibel Meter: Classics and New Titles, Minus ‘tushka

August 30, 2019

Batushka, Faketushka, Fauxtushka, all the Tushkas; or none, really, as there is no ‘tushka in this month’s Decibel Meter.

Video Premiere: Apotheus – ‘Caves of Steel’

August 26, 2019

Portuguese progressive metallers Apotheus expose the “horrors and injustices of this world” in their latest video, “Caves of Steel.”

My Awesome Day Job: Thomas Winkler of Gloryhammer

August 21, 2019

Come! and hear the tale of how a humble notary from the Swiss Alps becomes inter-dimensional power metal hero Angus McFife.

Five Things Every Band Booking Their Own Tour Should Know, by Ben Ward of Orange Goblin

August 14, 2019

On the eve of his own U.S. tour, Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward provides five pro tips that every band who is booking their own tour should practice.

Founding Drummer Des Kensel Leaves High on Fire

July 25, 2019

After a 21-year run with the metal heroes, Des Kensel is officially out of High on Fire.

The Decibel Meter: When Temperatures and Release Schedules Are Heating up!

June 28, 2019

Its a scorcher out there: keep your summer raging with new releases from bands like Baroness and Death Angel. Or, beat the heat and hide in the basement with titles from Darkthrone and others!

Video Premiere: Aftermath – ‘Gaslight’

June 24, 2019

The Chicago thrashers return with the fourth video clip from this year’s There Is Something Wrong.