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SPOILER: Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2020

November 12, 2020

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Bandcamp Waives Fees for November Bandcamp Friday

November 6, 2020

Decibel staff recommends a collection of hardcore, punk and extreme metal releases for November’s Bandcamp Friday.

Continue the Arise: Brazil’s Metal Scene Lives!

November 4, 2020

Writer/photographer/tireless scene advocate Jessica Marinho takes us on a guided tour of the bustling, burgeoning, extremely extreme Brazilian metal scene.

An Evening with Loud Night: The Mixtape

October 14, 2020

Current and former members of Ramming Speed, Battlemaster, Backstabbers Inc, and more unite to bring you an extremely Loud Night.

Goth Gorgon’s Top 5 Life Events After Mörk Gryning Disbanded

October 12, 2020

Mörk Gryning mastermind Goth Gorgon reveals the Top 5 things he did after he and co-conspirator Draakh Kimera split from their black metal beast in 2004.

Black Metal Mavens Gaerea List the Top 5 Horrifying Places In Portugal

September 28, 2020

Portuguese black metal mavens Gaerea list their Top 5 horrifying places to visit in Portugal. Only Decibel has a passport into Gaerea’s abyss.

Five Times Ace Frehley Was the Coolest

September 10, 2020

Legendary guitarist Ace Frehley set set to release Origins, Vol. 2 on September 18. As fans of the former KISS guitarist wait eagerly to hear the Spaceman’s latest collection of cover tunes, we look at five times Frehley was just the coolest.

Jim Tasikas (Contrarian) Reviews His Top 3 Favorite Guitars

August 28, 2020

Contrarian guitarist Jim Tasikas unload a noteful Top 3 Guitar list at Decibel. New Contrarian album out November 20.

Take a Rocket Ride to the Extremely Extreme Side of “Planet Wax”

August 26, 2020

Blood on Black Wax authors Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas are back with another tome on vinyl soundtrack mayhem, Planet Wax — and we’ve got your heavy metal pairings for it.

Johanna Sadonis & Nicke Andersson (Lucifer) Share Their Top 5 Vintage T-Shirt Stories

August 17, 2020

Lucifer‘s Johanna Sadonis and Nicke Andersson share their top five vintage t-shirt stories. Lucifer’s new album, Lucifer III, is out now on Century Media.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate

August 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of their new album, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, we caught up with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Ragnar Sverrisson’s (Helfró) Top 5 Tourist Sites Not for Tourists

July 20, 2020

Icelandic black metal duo Helfró have the self-titled album reissued by Season of Mist. Ragnar Sverrisson tours the country’s Top 5 Tourist Sites Not for Tourists.

Bandcamp Waives Fees for a Fourth No-Fee Friday

July 3, 2020

We’ve got suggestions on releases to help you headbang brain cells away and support bands/labels at time when they profit from it most.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Robert Fish of Every Scar Has a Story and 108

July 2, 2020

If you know the name Robert Fish, you probably know him as vocalist of legendary hardcore band 108, but today Fish is celebrating the recent release of the new Every Scar Has a Story self-titled EP, which dropped on June 18.

Five Must-Hear Sludge Releases from 2020

June 22, 2020

We’re all doomed, so enjoy a selection of Decibel‘s fave new sludge albums for 2020.

1995: The Year in Not-So-Metal Heaviness

June 17, 2020

1995 wasn’t merely a great year for the extremely extreme — it was also an amazing trip around the sun for metal-adjacent music.

Five Doom Classics that Evaded Our Yearbook: 1995 Issue’s Top 40 Albums of the Year List

June 16, 2020

Decibel dives deep beyond the Peaceville Three with this death/doom addendum to our our new Decibel Yearbook: 1995 issue.

Decibel Presents The Top 5 Demo Tapes of 1995

June 9, 2020

Or, Through a Speaker Rumbly ’95. Decibel travels somewhere on tape with this adendum to our our new Decibel Yearbook: 1995 issue.

The Haunt of Harvey: Matt Harvey’s Top Five Horror Comics of All Time

June 4, 2020

To celebrate the release of the new Exhumed/Gruesome split 10-inch, Twisted Horror, we caught up with Matt Harvey to find out his top five horror comics of all time.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Gregory Bastianelli’s Heavy Metal Inspired Horror Novels

June 3, 2020

New Hampshire horror novelist Gregory Bastianelli reveals the extremely extreme sonic foundations of his latest blood-soaked supernatural opus “Snowball.”

Five For Friday: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

This week’s featured set of new releases includes entries from epic practitioners like Atavistia and Sorcerer, along with crushers like Xibalba.

Five For Friday: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

This week’s featured new releases include albums from Cauldron Black Ram, Esoctrilihum, along with some hardcore and deathy NWOBHM-style jams!

Five For Friday: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

This week’s selection of new releases includes ACxDC (read that carefully, it’s the grind one), Paradise Lost, Voodoo Gods and more!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Sergio Amalfitano of AcxDC

May 14, 2020

To celebrate the release of Satan Is King, the new record from power-violence-grinding punks ACxDC, we caught up with vocalist Sergio Amalfitano to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five For Friday: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

This week’s edition of Five for Friday include the new jams from Swedish legends, Naglfar, the prog acolytes in Green Carnation and much more!

Five for Friday: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

This week’s new releases include the latest from death metal masters Vader, neo-thrash titans Havok and a host other bands from across the metal landscape.