Books

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Three Brain-Blasting Heavy Metal Revelations From “Blood On Black Wax”

May 22, 2019

Take an expertly guided tour of heavy metal horror soundscape via the lush, brilliantly curated new book Blood on Black Wax.

(Written) Under the Sign of the Black Mark: Author Ika Johannesson On Her Swedish Metal History “Blood Fire Death”

February 6, 2019

Swedish journalist Ika Johannesson talks her fantastic and enlightening new cultural history Blood Fire Death: The Swedish Metal Story.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Laina Dawes Interview

December 20, 2018

Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation In Heavy Metal speaks about her experience publishing with Bazillion Points.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Albert Mudrian Interview

November 26, 2018

Decibel’s Albert Mudrian discusses writing (and re-writing) Choosing Death and working with Bazillion Points for most of the past decade.

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

November 25, 2018

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Ten Bazillion Years: The Tom Gabriel Fischer Interview

November 16, 2018

Celtic Frost’s Tom Gabriel Fischer discusses writing Only Death is Real and publishing it through Bazillion Points.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Bob Plante Interview

November 8, 2018

Continuing our Bazillion Points tenth anniversary celebration, get to know lifelong metalhead demophile Bob Plante, who’s been working for years on his book, Demolition, an exhaustive encyclopedia compiling extreme metal demos from the ‘80s.

Non Serviam: Rotting Christ Biography Coming Out on November 30th

November 2, 2018

Fans of Greek black metal, rejoice! On November 30, Cult Never Dies will be releasing a new biography of the legendary Rotting Christ.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Brian Lew Interview

October 12, 2018

Bazillion Points, the heavy metal publishing house founded by Sound of Beast author Ian Christe, turns 10 this year. To celebrate, Decibel has corralled 10 authors from the BP stable to discuss their own works and what it’s like to part of the world’s heaviest publisher.  Brian Lew, Murder In The Front Row: Shots From The…

One Last Box of “Choosing Death” Found! ACT FAST!

October 11, 2018

If you missed out on the limited edition Choosing Death, this another – and FINAL – chance.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Annick Giroux Interview

October 2, 2018

Hellbent for Cooking author, Annick “Morbid Chef” Giroux reflects on decade of Bazillion Points and the bazillion things on her incredibly full plate.

Peaceville Records Founder Hammy Talks New Autobiography, ‘Peaceville Life’

September 18, 2018

Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw released some of the best extreme metal of the past three decades via Peaceville Records. Now he delivers a blow-by-blow account of how it happened in his first book.

Svartmálmur: A Saga of Icelandic Black Metal

June 22, 2018

Iceland’s black metal scene has become one of the most prolific and accomplished in the world. The new book, “Svartmálmur,” presents a colorful snapshot of the illustrious Icelandic hordes.

Under 100 Copies of Limited Edition “Choosing Death” Book Left In Stock

March 13, 2018

If you want one of these limited edition (3,000 copies) of Choosing Death, it’s now or never, people.

New Book Brings “United Forces” Zine Back to Life

March 9, 2018

United Forces was a zine that ran from 1986-1991 out of Brazil and covered the early development of extreme metal, a new book compiles all the issues so readers can get the whole picture.

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November 27, 2017

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Doom Metal Lexicanum: The Ultimate Book for Riff-Obsessives

November 24, 2017

Author Aleksey Evdokimov has gathered his doom metal knowledge into a massive 300,000 word monster called Doom Metal Lexicanum, which comes complete with the stories of the bands and select discographies.

xXx Fanzine: Mike Gitter On Boston, Hardcore, And Bookbinding

November 6, 2017

xXx Fanzine editor Mike Gitter explores the release of his new book, xXx Fanzine 1983-88: Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties.

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October 13, 2017

Choosing Death, Black Metal, The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology Vol. II and Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest are 20% off through Sunday!

What is the future of long-form music journalism?

August 1, 2017

Music journalism’s relationship to economic reality has always been shaky. Here are some ideas of where that relationship might need to go.

Heavy Literary Material: The Hound of the Baskervilles

July 28, 2017

Metal has many well-established musical traits: the distortion, heavy riffs, epic or screaming vocals, and ruthless rhythm arrangements. But what purpose do these elements serve? What sort of images come to mind through the lyrical and sonic qualities of the music? In this sense, perhaps we can derive a non-musical aesthetic from metal that puts…