September 12, 2023 Justin Norton
In which we celebrate the strangest album in Black Sabbath’s career and the product of their strangest era. Happy 40th birthday, Born Again!
May 25, 2023 Justin Norton
We stand up and shout to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dio‘s heavy metal benchmark, Holy Diver.
May 2, 2023 Justin Norton
Ten years ago today Slayer’s iconic guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman died. Just days before we were set to go to the print, we scrapped the planned issue and instead printed a nine-page tribute to Hanneman. Here it is.
September 15, 2022 Adem Tepedelen
Unsane guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer takes us track by track through the noise trio’s newly remastered 1991 debut
August 4, 2022 Götz Vogelsang
Deathevokation frontman Götz Vogelsang preforms zombie ritual reviews of lost death metal classics in his new semi-regular column Reborn in Blasphemy.
May 25, 2022 Shawn Macomber
A deluxe reissue of hardcore legend Porcell‘s early 90s zine “War on Illusion” remains an edifying and subversive document of a searching scene in intellectual as well as musical flux.
October 12, 2021 J. Bennett
Get hyped for Cave In‘s December 11 performance of Until Your Heart Stops at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: LA with this Hall of Fame induction from 2007 of the metallic hardcore classic.
October 6, 2021 Shawn Macomber
Underground metallic hardcore killers Jesuit continue to enjoy a vibrant and murderous life after premature death.
May 5, 2021 Shawn Macomber
A revelatory new documentary on metal-tinged progressive hardcore outfit Beyond lives up to the band’s moniker.
March 19, 2021 Decibel Magazine
On the 30th anniversary of Paradise Lost‘s death/doom landmark Gothic LP, we unearth our long lost Hall of Fame induction story. It’s pretty damn moist.
September 10, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Thirty years ago Anthrax released the thrash metal apotheosis Persistence of Time, a timeless record which remains as beguiling and potent as ever.
July 8, 2020 Shawn Macomber
Earth Crisis guitarist Scott Crouse talks about the reissue of the epic 2014 animal liberation-themed Salvation of Innocents in this pandemic moment.
March 10, 2020 Decibel Magazine
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.
November 28, 2019 Greg Pratt
Looking back on two incredible hardcore albums courtesy of Boysetsfire.
October 3, 2019 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Benümb‘s 1998 debut, a gloriously unhinged document of power violence and grindcore.
September 5, 2019 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Toxodeth‘s 1990 disasterpiece Mysteries about Life and Death.
August 1, 2019 Greg Pratt
Mare showed the world how experimental sludge and post-metal should be done with their only release, 2004’s self-titled EP.
May 23, 2019 Greg Pratt
Revisiting the brilliant bleak hellscape of crust apocalypse that is His Hero Is Gone‘s 1997 album Monuments to Thieves.
April 4, 2019 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Cerberus Shoal‘s 1997 post-rock masterpiece …and Farewell to Hightide.
March 8, 2019 Andrew Bonazelli
Decibel revisits Failure‘s criminally-underrated Magnified on its 25th anniversary.
January 24, 2019 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Malhavoc‘s strange and excellent Premeditated Murder.
December 13, 2018 Greg Pratt
Looking back on the strange case of Extreme Napalm Terror and their 1989 album Impulse to Destroy, which may or may not have been a complete joke.
October 31, 2018 Shawn Macomber
The legendary guitarist passed away this weekend at age 47.
October 18, 2018 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Ace Frehley’s excellent post-KISS band, Frehley’s Comet.
August 16, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Mindrot‘s massive 1998 album, Soul.
July 19, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting the chaotic metallic hardcore of One Eyed God Prophecy‘s self-titled 1996 album.
June 28, 2018 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Union of Uranus‘s 1995 double 7″ Disaster by Design.
May 10, 2018 Greg Pratt
Looking back on the 24 minutes of insanity that make up Acme‘s …To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist 22 years later.
April 5, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Dystopia‘s 1994 masterpiece of despair and extreme experimentalism, Human = Garbage.
February 8, 2018 Greg Pratt
In 1991, Assück released one of the greatest grind records of all time, Anticapital . Today, we revisit it.