Books

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.

Visual Violence: Legendary Underground Music Promoter Rich Hall Brings the Heavy to Fine Arts Gallery Show

June 8, 2022

Metal/hardcore/punk promotor extraordinaire Rich Hall picks up a paintbrush with exquisitely brutal fine arts results.

Q&A: Patrick O’Neil On His 80s Hardcore Memoir Anarchy At The Circle K

June 6, 2022

In his latest book, Anarchy At the Circle K, Patrick O ‘Neil writes about 80s hardcore in a narrative that’s a combination of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life.

“You Ever Go By The Name H. R. Giger?”: Inside The Dead Kennedys’ ‘Frankenchrist’ Album Art Raid

February 14, 2022

Author Patrick O’Neil worked at Alternative Tentacles at the time of the Dead Kennedys’ Frankenchrist raid. The following is an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Anarchy At The Circle K, about his years as a punk roadie in the early to mid-’80s.

Exclusive Excerpt: ‘Doom Lexicanum II’ book Reveals Early Days of the Legendary My Dying Bride

January 24, 2022

In this exclusive Doom Lexicanum II book excerpt, co-founding frontman Aaron Stainthorpe explains how the original My Dying Bride lineup first met.

Interview: Blaine Cook (The Accüsed AD/Toe Tag) Serves Up a New Cocktail Book

November 4, 2021

We’re drinkin’ and thrashin’ with Accüsed AD vocalist Blaine Cook, who’s put together a new book, Cocktails and Mixed Drinks From the Wicker Bar.

Read How John Tardy Discovered His Growl in a Book Excerpt from ‘Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of Obituary’

October 29, 2021

Take an exclusive sneak peek of the first excerpt of Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of Obituary now online; pre-orders available via Decibel 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.