Hall of Fame

The Decibel Hall of Fame provides the definitive stories behind the making of extreme music’s most important albums. Each month the seven-page stories (upwards of 5,000 words) include interviews with every musician who performed on the inducted record.


Slaughter in the Vatican

dB HoF No. 163

Label: R/C

Release date: October 23, 1990

Judas Priest

Stained Class

dB HoF No. 162

Label: CBS

Release date: February 10, 1978


Come to Grief

dB HoF No. 161

Label: Century Media

Release date: November 1, 1994


Below the Lights

dB HoF No. 160

Label: Osmose

Release date: April 14, 2003

Paradise Lost


dB HoF No. 159

Label: Music for Nations

Release date: September 23, 1993


Pleasure to Kill

dB HoF No. 158

Label: Noise

Release date: November 1, 1986

Monster Magnet

Spine of God

dB HoF No. 157

Label: Caroline

Release date: 1992

Dream Death

Journey Into Mystery

dB HoF No. 156

Label: New Renaissance

Release date: October 16, 1987


Moving Waves

dB HoF No. 155

Label: Imperial

Release date: October 1971


Beg to Differ

dB HoF No. 154

Label: Epic

Release date: March 1990

Nuclear Assault

Game Over

dB HoF No. 153

Label: Under One Flag

Release date: October 1986


Filth Hounds of Hades

dB HoF No. 152

Label: Kamaflage

Release date: March 1982


Odd Fellows Rest

dB HoF No. 151

Label: Mayhem

Release date: July 6, 1998


Ultramega OK

dB HoF No. 150

Label: SST

Release date: October 31, 1988

Cannibal Corpse

The Bleeding

dB HoF No. 149

Label: Metal Blade

Release date: April 12, 1994

Today is the Day

Temple of the Morning Star

dB HoF No. 148

Label: Relapse

Release date: September 23, 1997

Dimmu Borgir

Death Cult Armageddon

dB HoF No. 147

Label: Nuclear Blast

Release date: September 8, 2003


Wheels of Steel

dB HoF No. 146

Label: Carrere

Release date: May 5, 1980


Apocalyptic Raids

dB HoF No. 145

Label: Noise Records

Release date: March 7, 1984



dB HoF No. 144

Label: Earache

Release date: November 12, 1991

The Locust

Plague Soundscapes

dB HoF No. 143

Label: Anti-

Release date: June 24, 2003


Times of Grace

dB HoF No. 142

Label: Relapse

Release date: May 4, 1999


Through Silver In Blood

dB HoF No. 141

Label: Relapse

Release date: April 2, 1996


Souls at Zero

dB HoF No. 140

Label: Alternative Tentacles

Release date: May 19, 1992



dB HoF No. 139

Label: Capitol Records

Release date: August 17, 1984



dB HoF No. 138

Label: Selfless

Release date: November 1993


Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

dB HoF No. 137

Label: Candlelight

Release date: July 8, 1997



dB HoF No. 136

Label: Relapse Records

Release date: August 31st, 2004


Court in the Act

dB HoF No. 135

Label: Roadrunner Records

Release date: June 1983

Fates Warning

Awaken the Guardian

dB HoF No. 134

Label: Metal Blade Records/Enigma

Release date: November 10, 1986