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Metal Blade Records Announces ‘Metal Massacre XV’ Compilation Curated by Decibel’s Albert Mudrian. LP Pre-Order Available!

April 20, 2021

Metal Blade’s 15th installment — and first since 2016 — of their legendary Metal Massacre compilation series features new and exclusive recordings from Midnight, Ripped to Shreds, Many Suffer and more.

At the Gates Grace the Cover of Decibel’s Landmark 200th Issue!

April 16, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of Decibel‘s 200th issue, featuring our an exclusive new picture flexi disc single from the legendary Converge.

Cannibal Corpse Slay Another Decibel Cover! Exclusive New ‘Violence Unimagined’ LP Color Available!

March 19, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the May issue of Decibel, featuring our an exclusive new flexi disc single from hardcore heroes Earth Crisis.

Napalm Death’s Shane Embury Launches Online Merch Store

March 18, 2021

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury reveals new webstore “Shane’s World” to house merch from his diverse collection of musical endeavors.

Decibel’s 200th Issue Show Extremely Ex-Stream Line-Up Announced!

March 12, 2021

North America’s only monthly metal magazine celebrates 200 issues via a FREE streaming event featuring new and exclusive sets from Midnight, Khemmis, Full of Hell, Horrendous and Wake.

L-G Petrov, Swedish Death Metal Legend, Dies At 49

March 8, 2021

Entombed A.D. vocalist Lars-Göran “L-G” Petrov loses his battle with bile duct cancer on at the age of 49.

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!

Peaceville Founder Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw Terminally Ill, JustGiving Campaign Launched

March 2, 2021

Legendary Peaceville founder Hammy diagnosed with hereditary dilated cardiomyopathy. Here’s how you can help.

Earth Crisis To Release “Smash or Be Smashed” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

February 26, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, March 1 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from straight edge hardcore heroes Earth Crisis.

Decibel Examines the Impact of A Year Without Live Shows In Our April Issue

February 18, 2021

Decibel will donate 100 percent of the profits of individual sales of this issue to displaced independent music industry gig workers in our hometown of Philadelphia.

Acclaimed Extreme Metal Artist Justin Bartlett Diagnosed With Cancer, GoFundMe Established

February 10, 2021

Extreme metal artist, and friend of Decibel, Justin Bartlett has stage 4 colorectal cancer. Here’s how you can help.

Celestial Season To Release New Song “Black Water Mirrors,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

January 29, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, February 1 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Dutch death/doom kings Celestial Season.

UPDATE: Metal & Beer Fest: Philly Has Been Rescheduled

January 22, 2021

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has been officially rescheduled for September 25-26, 2021 at Fillmore Philly. Tickets for the original 2020 festival dates will automatically be valid for the new dates.

Tribulation Grace the Cover of the March Issue of Decibel

January 15, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the March issue of Decibel, featuring our an exclusive new flexi disc single from Swedish death/thrash kings the Crown.

Ex-Children of Bodom Frontman Alexi Laiho Dead at 41

January 4, 2021

Decibel is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of ex-Children of Bodom guitarist/vocalist and current Bodom After Midnight frontman Alexi Laiho.

Venomous Concept Members Announce New Project, Visceral Collapse, Debut ‘Knowle Rd’ Release

December 30, 2020

Grindpunk heroes Venomous Concept unleash and new noise-heavy extension called Visceral Collapse. And Decibel has their sprawling single-track, 25-minute debut Knowle Rd for you now.

The Crown To Release New Song “Driven To Disaster” via the Decibel Flexi Series

December 22, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, January 4 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from death/thrash kings The Crown.

Nervosa Dominate the Cover of the February Issue of Decibel

December 11, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the February issue of Decibel, featuring our an exclusive new flexi disc single from murder metal kings Macabre.

‘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.

Exclusive Video Report: In the Studio with Municipal Waste and Arthur Rizk

November 18, 2020

Catch up with thrashers Municipal Waste as they record their seventh LP in a Philly studio with renowned engineer Arthur Rizk.

The Decibel Flexi Series Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with Venomous Concept!

October 29, 2020

Join the birthday party as the Decibel Flexi Series turns 10 this month! Sign up for a deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, November 2 at 12pm EST and celebrate with this Venomous Concept flexi!

Obituary’s Live Stream Concert Series Continues Saturday With ‘Cause of Death!’

October 23, 2020

The second concert of Obituary‘s three-weekend livestream series goes down tomorrow. Got your tickets yet?

Armored Saint Grace the Cover of the December Issue of Decibel

October 21, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the December issue of Decibel, featuring a pair of exclusive flexi discs from WAKE and Frozen Soul, available now. Don’t blow it.

Frozen Soul to Release Exclusive New Track “Tormented by Time” Via Decibel Flexi Series

October 2, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, October 5 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Texas death metal young guns Frozen Soul, as well as a SECOND flexi disc from grindcrushers Wake!

Wake To Release Exclusive New Song “Vast and Infinite” via the Decibel Flexi Series

September 25, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, October 5 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Canadian post-grind crushers Wake, as well as a SECOND flexi disc announced next week!

Spirit Adrift Grace the Cover of the November Issue of Decibel

September 15, 2020

We have a limited number of advance copies of the November issue of Decibel, featuring an exclusive Hyperdontia flexi disc, available now. Don’t blow it.

Decibel X Record Store Day ‘Completely Extreme’ Compilation Arrives October 30

September 9, 2020

Decibel is honored to collaborate with fellow indie institution Record Store Day to batter your ears with the inaugural installment of our Completely Extreme compilation series.

Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Arcane Digital Recording) Needs Liver Transplant, GoFundMe Announced

September 3, 2020

A GoFundMe campgain for Ryan Butler has been launched to help offset medical debts and living expenses. If you help, please consider donating.

Power Trip Frontman Riley Gale Dies at 34

August 25, 2020

Decibel is deeply shocked and saddened and extends our full love and support to Riley’s family, friends and bandmates. Rest in power, Riley.