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.

dead horse

Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers

dB HoF No. 206

Label: Big Chief

Release date: September 11, 1991


Aspera Hiems Symfonia

dB HoF No. 205

Label: Ancient Lore Creations

Release date: June 3, 1996

Flotsam and Jetsam

Doomsday for the Deceiver

dB HoF No. 204

Label: Metal Blade

Release date: July 4, 1986

Lawnmower Deth

Ooh Crikey It’s... Lawnmower Deth

dB HoF No. 203

Label: Earache

Release date: September 1990


Triumph and Agony

dB HoF No. 202

Label: Vertigo

Release date: September 29, 1987


300 Percent Density

dB HoF No. 201

Label: Century Media

Release date: May 1, 2001


Instinct: Decay

dB HoF No. 200

Label: Battle Kommand

Release date: May 30, 2006


Dark Medieval Times

dB HoF No. 199

Label: Moonfog Productions

Release date: March 1994

Lamb of God

Ashes of the Wake

dB HoF No. 198

Label: Epic

Release date: August 31, 2004

Black Sabbath

Mob Rules

dB HoF No. 197

Label: Warner Bros.

Release date: November 4, 1981

My Dying Bride

The Angel and the Dark River

dB HoF No. 196

Label: Peaceville

Release date: May 22, 1995

Fudge Tunnel

Hate Songs in E Minor

dB HoF No. 195

Label: Earache

Release date: August 20, 1991

King Diamond


dB HoF No. 194

Label: Roadrunner

Release date: September 13, 1988

Judas Priest


dB HoF No. 193

Label: Columbia

Release date: September 3, 1990


Children of God

dB HoF No. 192

Label: Caroline/Mute

Release date: October 19, 1987

Die Kreuzen

October File

dB HoF No. 191

Label: Touch and Go

Release date: May 1986


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