James Lewis

Less Than One Week Until the Start of the Decibel Tour Means Your Chance to Win Free Stuff!

March 11, 2016

Less than seven days out! And we’ve got shirts, posters, and tickets to give away, in addition to other (very metal) recent announcements. 

Reunited: Eucharist Announces One-Off Live Event

March 10, 2016

Unlike when Mike from Cleveland reunites his death metal band that released an EP in 1998 (that no one cared about even then), this is a reunion and band that deserve your attention.

Exclusive Song Premiere: Space Out with Mithras

March 7, 2016

Get out past the stratosphere with a new track from the upcoming On Strange Loops.

Horrendous Joins the Flexi Series

February 26, 2016

Get the first new track from Horrendous since Anareta — available only from Decibel. 

LAST DAY for Decibel Tour VIP Packages!

February 26, 2016

Missing out on this is sort of like missing out on last call at the bar. If they gave you extra beers at the same price, that is. 

STREAMING & INTERVIEW: Wildspeaker Talk Crust, Metal, and Magic.

January 20, 2016

Yes, that title does refer to the two styles of music and the trading card game. 

DEMO:LISTEN: Demolished in 2015: Venefixion and Pissboiler

January 16, 2016

In the second installment of DEMO:LISTEN we resurrect two 2015 demos worthy of attention from the discerning metalhead.

CD GIVEAWAY: Grab a copy of Caelestia’s “Beneath Abyss”

December 18, 2015

Here’s a chance to score something much more metal than a Rudolph sweater from Great Aunt Sylvia.

Win the new Cryptopsy EP!

November 23, 2015

Watch. Stream. Email. (Possibly) win. 

Free Digital Trial Issue for iPhone/iPad Now Available

September 11, 2015

Featuring highlights from the August – October issues, the free digital trial issue is available through the Decibel app on the iPad/iPhone.  

Win a 3-CD prize pack of new releases from Cruz Del Sur

September 4, 2015

Before checking out for the long weekend, enter for a chance to win three new CDs of doom, occult, heaviness, kings, hammers, and more kings, courtesy of Cruz Del Sur.

CONTEST: Win the Limited, Hardcover Edition of Swedish Death Metal!

July 13, 2015

In January of 2009 Decibel named Swedish Death Metal book of the year. Staff-writer Chris Dick contributed the following calculation: “2.6 pounds of 100% gold is worth $30,588. At the same weight, Swedish Death Metal is probably valued, for historial and personal reasons, at quite a bit more.” The new hardcover edition is even heavier, so (factoring in inflation) you have the chance to win quite a hefty sum of book with just a single email. 

CONTEST: Peter Pan Speedrock LP Giveaway

July 6, 2015

No, a fairy in a green dress is not a part of the contest.

CONTEST: Yellowtooth CD giveaway

June 30, 2015

In the event you are enjoying summer too thoroughly, Orchestrated Misery is giving away five copies of Crushed by the Wheels of Progress, the second full-length by Indiana sludge trio Yellowtooth, in order to remind you why everything is terrible. 

Contest: Psychomancer's EP "Inject the Worms"

April 16, 2015

Last week we featured “Bastards Burn” from the new Psychomancer EP Inject the Worms. If one song wasn’t enough for you, good-guy record label Orchestrated Misery is giving away FIVE copies of this bludgeoning EP. Email us at db_contest@decibelmagazine.com with just what exactly you think a Pyschomancer is, and we’ll pick five lucky metalheads to…

Gearified: NAMM 2014

March 21, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #114 Matt took a trip to NAMM 2014, where “metal gear is indeed solid.”

The National Association of Music Merchants, or NAMM, or “The NAMM” (careful—only if you’re a vet) is a massive four-day convention held annually in Anaheim, CA. It exists so that music gear companies from every rank, tier and division can present their latest designs in hopes of making deals to distribute them for financial gain. Fortunately for us, the smell of new music gear is practically a clarion call for tattooed longhairs and hessian beardfolk. They crawl out from under manhole covers in all directions and make their way to the venue. Once inside, they sprinkle metal, lice and everything vice into the crowd, thus making it much more festive atmosphere.

Gearified: Esoterik Guitars

March 14, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #115 Matt gave his feedback on Esoterik guitars, which “offer uncommon boutique intrigue.”…

Gearified: Hammer Claws Signature Pickup Set

February 28, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #116 Matt spent some time “hammering on Brent Hinds’ bloody, thunderous new pickups”…

Regional Openers for the Decibel Tour Announced

February 6, 2015

The 2015 Decibel Tour is still just under two months away, but it’s cold and terrible out (grim in a bad way), and you deserve some righteous news before the weekend. We have six outstanding, hand-picked regional openers who will get the party started in advance of At the Gates, Converge, Pallbearer and Vallenfyre’s trail…

Gearified: Seymour Duncan’s Dirty Deed Distortion Pedal

January 31, 2015

Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time.

Gearified by Matt Olivo: ESP Eclipse LTD EC-1000T

January 24, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #120 Matt gave his feedback on ESP’s Eclipse LTD EC-1000T guitar, which “offers…

Gearified by Matt Olivo: Intronaut mainman drops customized axes via Dunable Guitars

January 16, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we are bringing his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #121 Matt gave his feedback on Dunable custom guitars made by Sacha…