Jesse Chase

CONTEST: Ibanez Guitars is Giving Away a Pair of Tix to Each Night of the Megadeth/Meshuggah Tour!

June 5, 2017

Extremely extreme contest alert: Win tickets to see Megadeth and Meshuggah this June and July.

Berserker IV Fest Organizer Talks Festival, Bands Playing

March 23, 2017

Berserker IV‘s 2017 lineup includes GWAR, The Obsessed and Eyehategod. Festival organizer. Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight talks more about the lineup, and clears up any potential band name confusion.


February 21, 2017

Making good for 29 years
dB rating: 9/10

Blood Incantation, Withered and 8 More Acts to Open Select Dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour

February 1, 2017

If simply having Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous all on one bill wasn’t enough to excite you so much your reproductive organs explode, this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour will, once again, have some sick regional openers on select dates as well. Here is the complete lists of first kills! 



August 8, 2016

The Curling Flame of Blasphemy
Beats the Hockey Flame of Blasphemy
dB rating: 8/10

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Nails’ Todd Jones and Actual Scene Bullying

June 28, 2016

Our Neill Jameson thinks Metalsucks totally missed the point of Nails. Or maybe they’re just baiting you for clicks. 

Diamond Head

June 13, 2016

Diamond Head
>Heady Topper
dB rating: 8/10


June 6, 2016

Bringer of Drought
Thirsty and miserable
dB rating: 8/10

Krieg’s Neill Jameson On the Trappings of Ego

May 17, 2016

Agalloch are no more. Sort of. Neill Jameson thinks someone’s dick might have gotten in the way of things. 


May 4, 2016

Grief Relic
Be like Mike
dB Rating: 8/10

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on The Music Industry’s Morbid Erection

April 22, 2016

You might wanna double-check the price on that Purple Rain deluxe reissue.  

Graves at Sea

April 18, 2016

The Curse That Is
Turn of the Tide
dB Rating: 8/10

Exclusive Video Debut: Babymetal Premiere for Release Day of “Metal Resistance”

April 1, 2016

Whether you think they’re the best or worst thing to happen to extreme metal in years, you can’t miss this premiere for an album that’s sure to end up on many top 40 lists at the end of the year. 

Graf Orlock

March 28, 2016

Crime Traveler
Whoa, whoa, whoa—you on the list, fuckface?
dB Rating: 9/10


March 21, 2016

Shedders and shredders
dB Rating: 9/10

Decibel Presents “Anchors to Asphalt,” a FreqsTV Extreme Metal Tour Series

February 25, 2016

We teamed up with FreqsTV, the all-original rock and metal documentary channel on YouTube, for some pavement-crushing tour videography. 

Now Hiring: Decibel Magazine Designer

February 24, 2016

Are you an axe wielding, headbanging, record collecting design enthusiast who has a passion for print?


February 16, 2016

Ride Forth
Not too young to drink and to shred
dB Rating: 9/10


February 8, 2016

Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die!
Long live “Decibel rebels”
dB Rating: 8/10

Taphos Nomos

December 30, 2015

West of Everything Lies Death
Not exactly lacking direction
dB Rating: 8/10

Gearified: Jackson’s DK2M Pro Series Dinky

November 7, 2015

There’s nothing rinky-dink about Jackson’s DK2M Pro Series Dinky.

Gearified: Ron Thal’s DoubleBfoot

October 31, 2015

Because one guitar neck just isn’t enough for proper shredding, noodling, crunching, and general rocking out.  


October 12, 2015

Deeper Than Sky

Even deeper than pie in the sky

dB Rating: 8/10

Gearified: Jackson’s Pro Series King V still reigns, bloodily

October 3, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as our #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In October 2013 Matt plugged into Jackson’s Pro Series King V, which “still reigns, bloodily.” 


September 21, 2015

In Memoriam
Slowness will prevail
dB Rating: 9/10

Gearified: Obtaining your MI Degree is no BS

September 19, 2015

Gearified investigates how to get schooled.