Books

‘Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of OBITUARY’ Now Available for Pre-Order Exclusively from Decibel Books!

October 15, 2021

Pre-order a copy of Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of Obituary, the new 328-page hardcover book exclusively available from Decibel Books!

Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Lock Up, Dark Sky Burial) Biography Due in 2022

October 12, 2021

Register now to get updates on the impending publication of Life? … & Napalm Death the biography of the legendary Shane Embury.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from ‘Head on a Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike’

October 4, 2021

Check out The Art of Self Defense chapter of Head on a Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike with illustrations by Santos.

Jim Saah On His Defining Photos of DC Hardcore, Black Flag, Minor Threat and More

September 17, 2021

Legendary DC hardcore photographer Jim Saah shares images and ’80 punk tales from his book In My Eyes: Photographs 1982-1997.

The Artists Behind ‘Black Metal Rainbows’ Book on Their “Love Letter to Black Metal”

July 26, 2021

Decibel speaks with editors Daniel Lukes and Stanimir Panayotov, and designer Jaci Raia, the three people responsible for the new book, Black Metal Rainbows.

Lunachicks Vocalist Theo Kogan Talks New Band Biography ‘Fallopian Rhapsody,’ Sugar Farts

July 1, 2021

NYC punk heroes the Lunachicks talk new book co-authored by old-school Decibel contributor Jeanne Fury

The U.S. Version of ‘Rotting Ways to Misery: The History of Finnish Death Metal’ NOW In Stock!

April 28, 2021

Rotting Ways to Misery: The History of Finnish Death Metal has been completely redesigned and edited for a North American release through Decibel Books and is finally in stock and shipping now.

Pre-Order the U.S. Edition of ‘ROTTING WAYS TO MISERY: The History of Finnish Death Metal’ Now!

March 5, 2021

Rotting Ways to Misery: The History of Finnish Death Metal has been completely redesigned and edited for a North American release through Decibel Books. Pre-order your copy today!

‘Heavy Metal Movies’ Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Passes Away

December 17, 2020

Decibel mourns the loss of Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of a pair of modern classics for Bazillion Points, Heavy Metal Movies and Teen Movie Hell.

‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Now In Stock, Final Excerpt Revealed!

November 24, 2020

Read our second and final book excerpt, this time focusing on the early days of American black metal cult legends Profanatica, and order your copy of USBM now.

‘Rotting Ways: The History of Finnish Death Metal’ Book On the Way from Cult Never Dies

November 20, 2020

This new 300-page hardcover on Cult Never Dies offers an deep dive into the legendary Finnish death metal underground of the early 1990s.

‘USBM’ Author Daniel Lake Guests on Gimme Metal’s ‘Metal Matters’ Podcast!

November 10, 2020

Daniel Lake sits down with Tombs frontman and ‘Metal Matters’ podcast host Mike Hill to discuss the process of assembling the new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal.

Read an Exclusive Book Excerpt from ‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’

October 28, 2020

This exclusive from Decibel‘s new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, explores the misogynist and racist behavior and other character flaws of some of USBM’s most prominent artists.  

‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Book Pre-Order Available NOW!

October 16, 2020

USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, the new 544-page hardcover from Decibel Books featuring a foreword from Tom Gabriel Warrior, is available for pre-order now.

Take a Rocket Ride to the Extremely Extreme Side of “Planet Wax”

August 26, 2020

Blood on Black Wax authors Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas are back with another tome on vinyl soundtrack mayhem, Planet Wax — and we’ve got your heavy metal pairings for it.

“The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Vol III” Is Now Available!

July 30, 2020

Our latest, limited edition webstore exclusive includes 25 more Hall of Fame stories from our revered monthly series of artist interviews on the making of their classic extreme music albums.

We’re Down to the last 300 copies of ‘No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost’

May 15, 2020

Our limited edition hardcover book No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost is Almost SOLD OUT! Pick Up Your Copy Today!

Stay Indoors. Read Bloody More!

April 3, 2020

You’re not going anywhere for a while – and neither is Decibel – so now is a good time to dive into our books, back issues and subscription offers exclusive to the Decibel Store.

David Vincent and Joel McIver Talk ‘I Am Morbid’ Biography

February 20, 2020

Catching up with extreme metal legend David Vincent to talk about his new book, I Am Morbid.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Vanessa Hexe Takes Death-Doom From the Fretboard to the Typewriter

January 29, 2020

Vanessa Hexe, one of the leading lights of underground death doom, is summoning new atmospheres and nightmares with her debut volume of poetry, “A Winter Darkly.”

Q&A: Al Jourgensen on Ministry’s visual history book, Slayer’s goodbye and Trump

January 17, 2020

Uncle Al Jourgensen caught up with Decibel late last month to discuss going through his personal history vault and how self-acceptance comes with aging.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from ‘Doomed to Fail’ and an Interview With Author JJ Anselmi

January 16, 2020

Read our interview with Doomed to Fail author JJ Anselmi as well as an exclusive excerpt from the book.

Cyber Monday Is Here: Get 20% Off EVERYTHING in the Decibel Store!

December 2, 2019

Save on EVERYTHING (subscriptions, exclusive books, shirts, back issues, limited edition special issues, posters, hoodies, pint glasses) in the Decibel store, today only!