Books

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…

Metal Tribute Book Trilogy Collection Now Available!

July 28, 2017

  The extremely limited complete trilogy of Mark Rudolph’s graphic novel tribute series is exclusively available via the Decibel webstore in this limited edition bundle. – Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest (2017) – Morbid Tales: A Tribute to Celtic Frost (2014) – Satan is Alive: A Tribute to Mercyful Fate (2012) Complete your collection at…

Feeding the Trolls: Chatting With David Thiérrée

May 12, 2017

“This is something you can’t really control, you must draw, draw and draw again.”

Pre-Order METAL GODS: A TRIBUTE TO JUDAS PRIEST Now!

May 5, 2017

Decibel Books is proud to announce the release of Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest, the third in a trilogy of graphic novels chronicling the history and influence of the godfathers of heavy metal. Pre-order now!

Q&A: Edward Banchs, author of “Heavy Metal Africa”

February 13, 2017

Decibel talks to the author of the excellent new book Heavy Metal Africa

Exclusive Demilich “Nespite” Hall of Fame featured in HOF Anthology Book

February 1, 2017

Finnish death metal heroes Demilich are the exclusive “bonus track” Hall of Fame in the Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology Vol. II book.

EXCLUSIVE BOOK EXCERPT: “SLICE-AND-GRAB” FROM LITERARY TRIBUTE TO THE MISFITS, “HYBRID MOMENTS.”

January 25, 2017

So. If you didn’t know you were hungry for full-bodied alternate dimension dark fiction reinterpretations of Danzig-era Misfits, Weirdpunk Books is here to correct that failure of imagination with the  straight-up surrealist mindfuck of Hybrid Moments: A Literary Tribute to The Misfits, featuring fifteen fun, disquieting, extremely extreme stories that raise the “horror” element of “horror punk” to a completely new (and brutal) level

Limited Autographed Copies of CHOOSING DEATH & HALL OF FAME Book Available!

January 17, 2017

The next 20 copies sold of Choosing Death (hardcover and paper) and the Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology Vol. II will be signed by Decibel editor in chief Albert Mudrian. 

ENCROTCHMENT WEEK 14 WITH EDDIE GOBBO OF SOMETHING IS WAITING

December 10, 2016

What you will read when at your Girlfriend’s Work X-Mas Party Tonight. 

Read Bloody More: Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology, Black Metal and Choosing Death

December 6, 2016

Decibel Books limited edition hardcover pressings are selling fast. If you want Choosing Death, Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies or The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Volume II, bust a move.

Eerie Von’s Book of Rare Punk and Metal Photos has been Reanimated

November 30, 2016

When it comes to members of Danzig and the visual medium, it’s hard to top Henry & Glenn Forever. But there is some pretty stiff competition in the form of Misery Obscura, a compendium of nearly 30 years of photography taken by bass player Eerie Von. 

Pre-Order the Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Vol. II Book!

October 31, 2016

Decibel has complied 25 of our best Hall of Fame pieces into a brand new hardcover, limited-edition, hand-numbered anthology, exclusively available here.

Dive Into the Black Metal Abyss With Dayal Patterson’s New Book!

October 21, 2016

The latest installment of Dayal Patterson’s series on black metal is a paradise for genre obsessives.

Q&A: Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks) on His New Memoir

September 15, 2016

Decibel talked to hardcore legend Keith Morris about his new memoir My Damage.

‘BLACK METAL: THE CULT NEVER DIES VOL. 1’ Now In Stock!

August 26, 2016

Copies of Decibel Books’ Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. 1 have reached Decibel HQ and are shipping now!

Decibel Q&A: Terence Hannum (Locrian) On His New Novella

August 8, 2016

Terence Hannum of Locrian talked to Decibel about his new novella Beneath The Remains.

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: MP JOHNSON’S “RECORD COLLECTOR SCUM” From BERZERKOIDS

August 3, 2016

For those who had a hunch that the first short story collection from Wonderland Book Award-winning author/Freak Tension zine proprietor/Weirdpunk Books founder MP Johnson — a deft writer who refracts extremely extreme weird horror fiction through a legit prism of punk-metal-hardcore culture and attack — would be an exquisitely strange, beguiling, and brutal experience…. well, Berzerkoids certainly does not disappoint.

‘Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies’ Exclusive Book Excerpt: Suicidal Black Metal’s Birth

July 25, 2016

The troubling early history of depressive suicidal black metal pioneers Bethlehem is revealed in this exclusive Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. 1 excerpt.

Pre-Order BLACK METAL: THE CULT NEVER DIES VOL. 1 Now!

July 15, 2016

Decibel Books is proud to announce the release of the U.S. edition of Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. 1. Pre-orders are now available.

REVIEW: The Book Of Opeth

June 13, 2016

Is The Book of Opeth essentially a glorified biography with slightly more detail than what used to be on Opeth‘s website? Decibel reviews.