Books

Profane Creations: the Metal Art of Mark Rudolph Cover Art Revealed, Pre-Order Available

May 14, 2024

Revealing the cover art for longtime Decibel illustrator Mark Rudolph‘s new art book, Profane Creations!

Legendary Recording Studio Morrisound Given a Historical Marker at Original Location

April 3, 2024

Hillsborough County, Florida is recognizing legendary recording studio Morrisound for its contributions to extreme metal.

Dayal Patterson: On the New Edition of “Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult”

October 17, 2023

Author Dayal Patterson discusses the massive 800-page reworking of his black metal history reimagined as Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult — Restored, Expanded & Definitive Edition.

Montrose and Sammy Hagar Bassist, Bill “The Electric” Church, Releases New Memoir

October 6, 2023

Check out the new memoir from former Montrose and Sammy Hagar bassist Bill “The Electric” Church, father of Haunt’s Trevor William Church.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Eugene S. Robinson’s New Memoir ‘A Walk Across Dirty Water’

October 5, 2023

The following excerpt from Oxbow frontman Eugene S. Robinson‘s new memoir transports readers to the 1970s’ NYC and the genesis of Robinson’s old hardcore band Whipping Boy.

EXCLUSIVE: Read an Excerpt from ‘Mud Ride: A Messy Trip Through the Grunge Explosion’

June 12, 2023

In this exclusive Mud Ride book excerpt, Mudhoney‘s Steve Turner talks about his involvement with little-known bands like Spluii Numa and Mr. Epp and the Calculations.

Q&A with ‘Scream Therapy’ author Jason Schreurs on his “Punk Journey Through Mental Health”

May 16, 2023

Author/podcaster Jason Schreurs is screaming for positive mental health in his new book, Scream Therapy: A Punk Rock Journey Through Mental Health.

EXCLUSIVE Excerpt: Part 3 from ‘Swing of the Blade’: “In Search Of”

April 18, 2023

Our latest exclusive excerpt from Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel’s upcoming book, Swing of the Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records features Amon Amarth.

EXCLUSIVE Excerpt Part 2 from ‘Swing of the Blade’ – “You Win Some, You Lose Some”

April 11, 2023

Read an exclusive excerpt, featuring Killswitch Engage, from Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel’s upcoming book, Swing of the Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records.

EXCLUSIVE Excerpt from Brian Slagel’s new book, ‘Swing of the Blade: More Stories From Metal Blade Records’

April 4, 2023

Read an exclusive excerpt, featuring Armored Saint, from Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel’s upcoming book, Swing of the Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records.

Brand New CULT NEVER DIES Books Available Exclusively in North America via Decibel!

January 27, 2023

Avoid crushing international shipping fees and get Cult Never Dies‘ incredible Dutch death metal history, black metal photo book, classic early ’90s zine anthologies and more exclusively via Decibel.

‘AMORPHIS: The Official Story of Finland’s Greatest Metal Band’ Book Now In Stock!

January 20, 2023

Amorphis: The Official Story of Finland’s Greatest Metal Band has been completely redesigned and edited for a North American release through Decibel Books and is finally in stock and shipping now.

Gene Ambo on 40 Years of Metallic Memories in His New Photo Book ‘Heavy Metro’

September 19, 2022

The legendary Chicago photographer tells tales of shooting the biggest names in metal and punk in the city’s most revered rock ‘n’ roll venue.

Tonight We Riff in Hell: Mythology & Metal Collide in Extremely Extreme Comic “Gods of Brutality”

August 3, 2022

The new metal-centered graphic novel series Gods of Brutality answers the question, “What if Clive Barker wrote a story inspired by Manowar?”

Onward to Nidaros: New Book Documents Trondheim’s Black Metal Scene

August 2, 2022

Cult Never Dies is back with a new book that walks the infernal fields of one of Norway’s lesser-known black metal scenes.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from ‘Destination Onward – The Story of Fates Warning,’ The New Book by Jeff Wagner

July 15, 2022

This 400-page behemoth chronicles virtually every facet of the progressive metal heroes’ 40-year history with the cooperation of every single member of Fates Warning, past and present.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Dean Swinford’s Summons Death Metal Apocalypse With “Sinister Synthesizer”

July 6, 2022

Metalhead professor and author Dean Swinford closes his Death Metal Epic trilogy with a tornado or riffs, souls, and apocalyptic fire.