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U.S. Visa Process Trendpiece: The Interviews We Didn’t Have Room For

April 8, 2020

Interviews with grinders Wake and grind-pappy Kevin Sharp that didn’t fit in the new issue’s U.S. visa piece.

Video Premiere: FOES – “American Violence”

April 2, 2020

The sound of FOES is distinctly the sound of “American Violence.” Watch the video for their latest here.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Rising Horror Lit Visionary Scott Cole

April 1, 2020

Philadelphia-based author and graphic designer Scott Cole writes brilliant, reality-refracting dark fiction — and has an extremely extreme heavy metal writing playlist to match.

The Decibel DIY Guide to Metal & Beer Fest: Home Edition

March 31, 2020

Your official resource for home-delivery and curbside pickup options from the breweries, and the streaming options for the bands, labels and radio stations of the postponed Metal & Beer Fest: Philly.

Death Live: Relapse Records presents ‘Death: Non Analog – On Stage Series’

March 31, 2020

Relapse Records and the Death estate worked together to publish a series of unreleased live concerts that touch upon all the eras and lineups of the legendary death metal band.

Blast Worship: Feastem

March 31, 2020

If ya can’t (blast)beat ’em, Feastem.

Album Premiere: Freeways ‘True Bearings’

March 30, 2020

Canadian heavy metal/hard rock quartet Freeways twin leads their way into our hearts with new album, True Bearings. Streaming now in full at Decibel.

Resurrecting the Dragon: The Forgotten Gems of Late Era Dio

March 25, 2020

Ten years after his untimely death, the late era Ronnie James Dio albums are finally getting a bit of respect — and the deluxe reissue treatment. Here’s your roadmap.

Blast Worship: Martha’s Got a Limp Wrist

March 24, 2020

Get to know, Martha’s Got a Limp Wrist, a grindcore band not afraid to have fun!

Nomad Fundraiser: The Road Crew Needs Your Help!

March 19, 2020

Touring veteran Frank Fanelli has stepped up and started a fundraiser to help out the staff of all those tours affected by the coronavirus.

Gimme Radio Now Offering Displaced Touring Bands A Free Platform To Reach Their Fans

March 18, 2020

Gimme Radio are taking action to help displaced touring bands with a free platform so they can reach their fans. Tune in and support!

Visual Violence: Trailblazing Director Drew Stone on his Crucial, Scene-Defining Music Videos

March 18, 2020

Meet director Drew Stone, the visionary filmmaker who helped hardcore claw its way out of the underground in the early ’90s.

Blast Worship: ATKA

March 17, 2020

German grinders ATKA write killer songs, not killer song titles.

An Asshole’s Guide to Surviving the Musical Apocalypse

March 16, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the global economy by the hour. There are few certainties, but Krieg’s Neill Jameson offers some ways to help your favorite artists in the metal scene.

Seattle and San Francisco Dates of Decibel Tour Cancelled Due To Ban on Large Gatherings In Each City

March 11, 2020

Due to city-wide bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in Seattle, WA and 1,000 people in San Francisco, CA in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the March 17 and March 20 dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour have been cancelled.

Track Premiere: Nox Formulae – ‘Eve of Annihilation’

March 11, 2020

Grecian black metal horde Nox Formulae are about to end their seemingly interminable four-year silence with new LP Drakon Darshan Satan on March 27. Jam another new track from it right here.

Full Album Stream: Sign of Evil – ‘Psychodelic Horror’

March 11, 2020

Chilean solo project Sign of Evil emerges from the shadows armed with blackened riffs on the debut EP Psychodelic Horror.

Blast Worship – Stagnater

March 10, 2020

Boston blasters Stagnater drop the blade with new release The Guillotine Demo.

Looking Back on 25 Years of the ‘Nordic Metal: A Tribute To Euronymous’ Compilation with Typhon

March 10, 2020

On the eve of the Mayhem-headlined Decibel Magazine Tour, Necropolis’ founder provides an in-depth interview on the greatest black metal comp ever, Nordic Metal: A Tribute To Euronymous.

Track Premiere: Drain — “Hyper Vigilance”

March 9, 2020

Get ready to circle(pit) the Drain or be washed out with the rest of the poseurs.

Video Premiere: Kari Rueslåtten “Sørgekåpe”

March 8, 2020

Norwegian singer Kari Rueslåtten (ex-Third And The Mortal, ex-Storm) is readying her new album, Sørgekåpe, with a stunning blue tune “Sørgekåpe”.

Video Premiere: Plague Years – “Play the Victim”

March 5, 2020

Plague Years deliver a dose of deadly crossover thrash on “Play the Victim” and upcoming sophomore LP, Circle of Darkness.

Video Nasties’ Killer Death ‘n’ Roll “Dominion”

March 4, 2020

Horror cinema obsessed melodic death ‘n’ rollers Video Nasties take you behind the scenes of the band’s wild full-length debut.

Aussies Grinders Meth Leppard Premiere “Woke,” Ready U.S. Tour

March 3, 2020

Australia’s fiercest and snarkiest power grind duo, Meth Leppard, have announced an upcoming North American tour in May. Celebrate with a brand new track, “Woke.”

Decibel Meter: At the Heart of Winter…

February 29, 2020

From the dark past…. well, more like very recent months, really… this month’s Decibel Meter has blizzard beasts to withstand the fall of time when dark and light don’t differ.

Track Premiere: Aara – ‘Telôs’

February 26, 2020

Just one year after their accomplished debut, Swiss atmospheric black metallers Aara prepare another mesmerizing release. Check a new song from it here.