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.


Red Album

dB HoF No. 190

Label: Relapse

Release date: September 4, 2007



dB HoF No. 189

Label: Touch and Go

Release date: March 27, 1991

Municipal Waste

The Art of Partying

dB HoF No. 188

Label: Earache

Release date: June 11, 2007

Earth Crisis

Destroy the Machines

dB HoF No. 187

Label: Victory

Release date: May 25, 1995

Ved Buens Ende

Written In Waters

dB HoF No. 186

Label: Misanthropy

Release date: October 1995


Blast Tyrant

dB HoF No. 185

Label: DRT Entertainment

Release date: March 23, 2004

Shai Hulud

Hearts Once Nourished With Hope and Compassion

dB HoF No. 184

Label: Crisis

Release date: November 4, 1997



dB HoF No. 183

Label: Hydra Head

Release date: October 5, 2004



dB HoF No. 182

Label: Regain/Olympic Recordings

Release date: October 25, 2004


Set It Off

dB HoF No. 181

Label: Roadrunner

Release date: July 26, 1994


Behind the Realms of Madness

dB HoF No. 180

Label: Pusmort

Release date: July 19, 1985

Armored Saint

Symbol of Salvation

dB HoF No. 179

Label: Metal Blade

Release date: May 14, 1991


Anno Domini

dB HoF No. 178

Label: Self-released

Release date: 1989

The Darkness

Permission to Land

dB HoF No. 177

Label: Atlantic

Release date: July 7, 2003


Fistful of Metal

dB HoF No. 176

Label: Megaforce

Release date: January 1984


Over the James

dB HoF No. 175

Label: Lookout!

Release date: April 7, 1998


His Majesty at the Swamp

dB HoF No. 174

Label: Cyber Music

Release date: August 1993

The Accüsed

More Fun Than an Open Casket Funeral!

dB HoF No. 173

Label: Combat

Release date: May 5, 1987

Michael Schenker Group

Assault Attack

dB HoF No. 172

Label: Chrysalis

Release date: October 1982


Emperor/Hordanes Land

dB HoF No. 171

Label: Candlelight

Release date: June 1993


Symphonies of Sickness

dB HoF No. 170

Label: Earache

Release date: November 4, 1989


Casus Luciferi

dB HoF No. 169

Label: Drakkar Productions

Release date: November 2003


The Rack

dB HoF No. 168

Label: Century Media

Release date: April 13, 1991


The New Order

dB HoF No. 167

Label: Megaforce / Atlantic

Release date: May 5, 1988

Ripping Corpse

Dreaming with the Dead

dB HoF No. 166

Label: Kraze

Release date: June 1, 1991


Never Turn Your Back on a Friend

dB HoF No. 165

Label: MCA

Release date: June 1973


From Mars to Sirius

dB HoF No. 164

Label: Listenable

Release date: September 27, 2005


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