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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.

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.