Books

‘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!

Peter Beste is Here to Defend the (Heavy Metal) Faith & Gift You a Hot New Black Magic Jam

August 14, 2019

Celebrated True Norwegian Black Metal music photographer Peter Beste talks battle vests, image capture, subculture, metal, and his related new book Defenders of the Faith.

FLASH SALE: All Metal Books 20% Off This Weekend Only!

July 12, 2019

Murder in the Front Row, Swedish Death Metal, Only Death is Real, Choosing Death, Black Metal and more are now 20% off through 11:59pm EST Sunday night!

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

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