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Original Carcass Drummer Ken Owen Auctioning Drum Kit Used on ‘Necroticism’ and ‘Heartwork’ LPs

October 19, 2021

This is your chance to own of piece of death metal history. Former Carcass drummer Ken Owen is auctioning off the drum kit he used on a pair of classic recordings.

‘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!

Gravesend To Release New EP, “From the Gutter… to the Grave,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

September 30, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, October 4 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from New York new jack black/death/grind trio Gravesend.

Deadguy “Work Ethic” Cassette Reissue (Limited to 200) Available and Shipping NOW!

September 29, 2021

These limited Deadguy Worth Ethic cassette reissues were released at Decibel’s Metal & Beer Fest last weekend and are now available exclusively here… but not for long, so don’t blow it.

Frozen Soul’s Expanded Reissue of ‘Encased in Ice’ on Exclusive Icy Light Blue LP Available for Pre-Order Now!

August 27, 2021

The deluxe expanded edition of Encased in Ice, on exclusive Icy Light Blue color limited to 200 worldwide, is available for pre-order only via the Decibel webstore.

R.I.P. Eric Wagner (1959-2021) (The Skull, ex-Trouble)

August 23, 2021

The legendary doom metal vocalist (The Skull, ex-Trouble) passes away at 62 due to COVID-19-related complications

Carcass Consume the Latest Decibel Cover! Advance Copies Available Now!

August 19, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the October issue of Decibel, featuring our exclusive new flexi disc single from death metal new jacks Undeath available NOW!

Joey Jordison: 1975-2021

July 27, 2021

We remember the fallen former Slipknot drummer and is impact on a generation of extreme metal fans. Rest well, Joey. 

Shane Embury’s Dark Sky Burial Announces Live Debut in London

July 26, 2021

Legendary Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury takes his ambient Dark Sky Burial project to the stage in London on September 12.

Lingua Ignota Dominates the Cover of Decibel’s September Issue

July 22, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the September issue of Decibel, featuring our exclusive new flexi disc single from death metal buzz battalion Ripped to Shreds.

Wolves in the Throne Room Grace the Cover of Decibel’s August Issue

June 23, 2021

Pacific Northwest atmospheric black metal titans Wolves in the Throne Room return to the cover of the Decibel as the centerpiece of a USBM-heavy August issue.

Eternal Champion Announce Return Show July 9 in Austin, TX

June 21, 2021

Old-school heavy metal heroes — and creators of Decibel‘s 2020 Album of the Year runner up, Ravening IronEternal Champion will return to the stage on July 9 in Austin.

Amenra Grace the Cover of the July Issue of Decibel

May 14, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the July issue of Decibel, featuring our an exclusive new flexi disc single from crusty death metal upstarts Fuming Mouth.

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 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.