Contest: WIN Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Tickets

October 20, 2017 Vince Bellino

Are you ready to be blinded by beer? Here’s your chance to do it for free.

CONTEST: Win Test Pressings Of Kreator’s Noise Records Reissues

June 16, 2017 Vince Bellino

Contest alert: Win test pressings of Kreator‘s reissued first four albums plus full Q&A with guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza.

CONTEST: Win A Pair Of Tickets To Berserker IV Fest!

March 27, 2017 Vince Bellino

We’ve got an extra extremely extreme contest alert for you: win a free pair of tickets to Berserker IV in Pontiac, Michigan, with heavy hitters like GWAR, Eyehategod, and OFF!

Contest: Dark Descent Megapack (3 LPs, 7 CDs, + Shirt!)

July 29, 2016 James Lewis

One email for a chance to make your collection 10 (ripping, crushing, raging, etc. etc., you get the point) entries heavier. 

The Decibel Interview: Sabbath Assembly (w/ticket contest)

July 18, 2016 Justin Norton

We talked to David Nuss and Jamie Myers about Sabbath Assembly’s reinvention and the importance of tribe and tradition. We’re also giving away a set of tickets and shirt to their upcoming tour.

Giveaway: Win an Incantation Prizepack, Including an Autographed, Pressing NUMBER ONE of the New LP “XXV”

April 27, 2016 James Lewis

Win big (and blasphemous) with this Incantation prizepack giveway for the independently-released LP XXV.

Congratulations to the Winner of the Ramming Speed Prizepack

April 19, 2016 James Lewis

Winner announced after the jump — was it you?!

GIVEAWAY: Win Two Tickets to Choosing Death Fest!

April 6, 2016 James Lewis

What’s better than seeing Dying Fetus, Nails, Misery Index, Deceased, Noisem, Horrendous, Derkéta and Taphos Nomos in a single event? 

Seeing them for free in a single event, of course.

WIN Tickets to see Uli Jon Roth at the Sellersville Theater

March 28, 2016 James Lewis

A chance to see a guitar legend for free!

Less Than One Week Until the Start of the Decibel Tour Means Your Chance to Win Free Stuff!

March 11, 2016 James Lewis

Less than seven days out! And we’ve got shirts, posters, and tickets to give away, in addition to other (very metal) recent announcements. 

CONTEST EXTENDED: Win a Decibel Tour Shirt Megapack!

March 11, 2016 James Lewis

Extended throughout the tour: win four Decibel Tour shirts!

Unsigned and Unsung? Don’t Let It Bring You Down. Get Your Banner On.

January 8, 2016 Andrew Bonazelli

Are you in an unsigned band? We’ve got a deal that’ll help get your name out there.

CD GIVEAWAY: Grab a copy of Caelestia’s “Beneath Abyss”

December 18, 2015 James Lewis

Here’s a chance to score something much more metal than a Rudolph sweater from Great Aunt Sylvia.

Win the new Cryptopsy EP!

November 23, 2015 James Lewis

Watch. Stream. Email. (Possibly) win. 

Massive Three Album Meatmen Contest!

November 19, 2015 Justin Norton

Three of the band’s best-loved albums (Pope On A RopeToilet Slave and War Of The Superbikes II) will be released in limited run vinyl pressings from three separate labels.  Come learn how to win copies. 

Contest: Win Violation Wound’s Double Album Omnibus

November 3, 2015 Justin Norton

Tell us what hardcore album should be inducted into the HOF next, win an album. Good deal!

Win Tickets to See Blind Guardian in Philadelphia This Sunday

October 28, 2015 Andrew Bonazelli

Got weekend plans? You might now!

Exclusive: Win Tickets to At the Gates’ 2016 North American Tour!

October 26, 2015 Andrew Bonazelli

Melodeath icons At the Gates have just announced dates for their 2016 North American Tour, with support from Decapitated, the Haunted and Harms Way. This is obviously a must-see, and we’re offering an exclusive opportunity to win tickets now!

Win a 3-CD prize pack of new releases from Cruz Del Sur

September 4, 2015 James Lewis

Before checking out for the long weekend, enter for a chance to win three new CDs of doom, occult, heaviness, kings, hammers, and more kings, courtesy of Cruz Del Sur.

CONTEST: Win the Limited, Hardcover Edition of Swedish Death Metal!

July 13, 2015 James Lewis

In January of 2009 Decibel named Swedish Death Metal book of the year. Staff-writer Chris Dick contributed the following calculation: “2.6 pounds of 100% gold is worth $30,588. At the same weight, Swedish Death Metal is probably valued, for historial and personal reasons, at quite a bit more.” The new hardcover edition is even heavier, so (factoring in inflation) you have the chance to win quite a hefty sum of book with just a single email. 

CONTEST: Peter Pan Speedrock LP Giveaway

July 6, 2015 James Lewis

No, a fairy in a green dress is not a part of the contest.

Contest: Psychomancer's EP "Inject the Worms"

April 16, 2015 James Lewis

Last week we featured “Bastards Burn” from the new Psychomancer EP Inject the Worms. If one song wasn’t enough for you, good-guy record label Orchestrated Misery is giving away FIVE copies of this bludgeoning EP. Email us at with just what exactly you think a Pyschomancer is, and we’ll pick five lucky metalheads to…

CONTEST: The Wounded Kings

March 19, 2015 Zach Smith

It’s been a pretty good stretch for doom lately, from Pallbearer and YOB garnering much deserved critical acclaim last year to Crypt Sermon, Elder and Brothers of the Sonic Cloth dropping strong releases already in 2015 with plenty more (Monolord!) on the way. There’s also that whole top 100 doom metal albums thing that no…

Win A Copy Of Season Of The Witch

February 18, 2015 Justin Norton

At the beginning of the year we published an interview with author Peter Bebergal about his excellent new book Season Of The Witch: How The Occult Saved Rock and Roll. Among the topics discussed: why metal has picked up (again) on the occult approach and themes so popular in the 70s: “There’s just something about…

CONTEST: Heiress

January 22, 2015 Zach Smith

Our friends at The Mylene Sheath are not messing around in 2015 (not that they did before). The label’s first release will be Heiress‘s sophomore effort, Of Great Sorrow, and happens to have been recorded by none other than Tad fucking Doyle. Not only should you check out a few tracks below, but don’t miss…

CONTEST: Woods of Desolation

January 15, 2015 Zach Smith

Yesterday was a big day for music nerds, especially critics. Even though we’re already two weeks into 2015, end of the year fever never really subsides until the Village Voice’s annual Pazz + Jop poll hits. Ever wanted to know what some of your favorite Decibel scribes enjoyed most during the year? Well, now you…

STREAMING: Armageddon “The Watcher” + Contest!

December 22, 2014 Chris Dick

** See Armageddon contest info at bottom of post! It’s no secret guitar wiz Christopher Amott is no longer sharing albums and stage with his brother Michael in death metal sensation Arch Enemy. The younger, blonder Amott has moved on to his labor of love called Armageddon (no relation to the ’70s hard rock band…

CONTEST: Axegressor CDs

December 4, 2014 Zach Smith

Axegressor hails from Finland, home of Decibel HOFers like Amorphis and Skepticism. As you can tell from the video below for “Command to Last”, even though the quartet might sound nothing like those fellow countrymen–it’s more thrash than anything else–like most Fins we’ve encountered in our worldly travels, the band seems to know how to…