Decibel Magazine

Doom Wizards KHEMMIS Make Their Decibel Magazine Cover Debut! Available NOW!

October 22, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the December issue of Decibel, featuring our exclusive new flexi disc single from grinding black crust trio Gravesend available NOW!

Gravesend To Release New EP, “From the Gutter… to the Grave,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

September 30, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, October 4 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from New York new jack black/death/grind trio Gravesend.

KHEMMIS Return to the Decibel Flexi Series With an Exclusive Song and Picture Disc!

September 3, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Tuesday, September 7 to obtain this limited edition flexi PICTURE DISC single featuring an exclusive new song from doomed heavy metallers Khemmis.

Frozen Soul’s Expanded Reissue of ‘Encased in Ice’ on Exclusive Icy Light Blue LP Available for Pre-Order Now!

August 27, 2021

The deluxe expanded edition of Encased in Ice, on exclusive Icy Light Blue color limited to 200 worldwide, is available for pre-order only via the Decibel webstore.

Ripped to Shreds Premiere New Song, “燒冥紙 (Sacrificial Fire),” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

July 29, 2021

Hear and acquire this Ripped to Shreds flexi disc single, featuring a brand new track, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Decibel Exclusive Color OBSCURA Double LP ‘A Valediction’ Available For Pre-Order! Hear New Song “Solaris”!

July 2, 2021

Decibel‘s exclusive color of the new double LP from German progressive death metal kings Obscura is the most limited U.S. pressing of this album at only 200 copies.

EXCLUSIVE Amenra – ‘De Doorn’ LP Color! Pre-Orders Available NOW!

May 5, 2021

Decibel‘s exclusive color of the new LP from Belgian post-doom collective Amenra is the most limited pressing of this album at only 200 copies.

Cannibal Corpse Slay Another Decibel Cover! Exclusive New ‘Violence Unimagined’ LP Color Available!

March 19, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the May issue of Decibel, featuring our an exclusive new flexi disc single from hardcore heroes Earth Crisis.

Celestial Season To Release New Song “Black Water Mirrors,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

January 29, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, February 1 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Dutch death/doom kings Celestial Season.

Decibel’s Black Friday Blowout: Get TWO FREE Issues of Decibel!

November 27, 2020

At Decibel, we refer to today’s annual homage to consumerism as “Extra-Black Friday.” So, we’re happy to brighten (or darken) the day for our metalhead brothers and sisters via two free issues of Decibel.

Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) Offers Empathy & Unity In Uncertain Times

October 5, 2020

Oceans of Slumber frontwoman Cammie Gilbert offers wise words of empathy and unity as a woman of color in a white, male-dominated scene. She is a metalhead like all of us.

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

June 23, 2020

Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montano pens Part III of tour diary for the band’s postponed 2020 tour.

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

June 15, 2020

Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montano pens Part II of tour diary for the band’s postponed 2020 tour.

The Decibel Meter: Frostdemonwinterstorms …. in July?

July 28, 2019

This month’s Decibel Meter withstands the fall of time, but not quite at the the heart of winter, for a summer/winter battle courtesy of Abbath.

Decibel Meter: Red Before (or on) Black (Friday)

November 23, 2018

Cannibal Corpse, Iron Maiden, and High on Fire are far better uses of your Black Friday cash than a TV. Come on, you know it.

Mutoid Man

June 12, 2017

War Moans
Everybody Wants Some!!
dB rating: 8/10

Lock Up

May 1, 2017

Demonization
Lock’n like Dokken
dB rating: 9/10

Gorephilia

April 3, 2017

Severed Monolith
On the chopping block
dB rating: 8/10

Saxon’s Live Albums Ranked From Worst to Best

October 6, 2016

Saxon have enjoyed a prolific career, with a multitude of live albums. Inspired by their upcoming vinyl box set, The Vinyl Hoard, Season of Mist’s Greg Karlowitsch ranks Saxon’s already released live albums from worst to best.

Q&A: Sodom’s Tom Angelripper on ‘Decision Day’

September 22, 2016

dB got in touch with Tom Angelripper, bassist and vocalist of thrash heroes Sodomto talk about the legendary band’s new album, Decision Day, and the state of the world today.

Guest Commentary: Social Justice Warriors Aren’t a Problem in Metal. But Assholes Are.

June 24, 2016

Publicist UK vocalist Zachary Lipez provides a rebuttal to Jeffrey S Podoshen’s recent guest editorial on “Social Justice Warriors” the metal scene.

November 2021

April 5, 2016

New titles from Obscura, Exodus, Khemmis and more!

December 2021

April 4, 2016

New reissues from Moonspell, Kreator, Sodom and a live LP from Behemoth!

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

July 3, 2014

Ok, Happy Fourth of July. You know, like, it’s  that day and all. GOATWHORE release Constricting Rage of the Merciless. Let’s not really discuss the title, as I don’t know what it means. Produced by Erik Rutan, this definitely has a full sound, full of clarity and definition without losing any teeth (or beak, in this…