40th Anniversary

Slayer’s Debut “Show No Mercy” Turns 40

December 4, 2023

There was once a metal world without Slayer, as hard as that is to imagine. That world changed forever with this album. Show No Mercy is a giant’s first loud footstep.

Motörhead’s “Another Perfect Day” Celebrates 40th With Deluxe Reissues

November 2, 2023

In which we revisit Motörhead’s Another Perfect Day for its killer 40th anniversary reissue.

Mercyful Fate’s “Melissa” Turns 40

October 30, 2023

Melissa’s legacy is legion. Join us as we look back on the 40th anniversary of Mercyful Fate‘s earth-shattering debut full-length album.

Black Sabbath’s “Born Again” Turns 40

September 12, 2023

In which we celebrate the strangest album in Black Sabbath’s career and the product of their strangest era. Happy 40th birthday, Born Again!

Metallica’s “Kill ‘Em All” Turns 40

July 25, 2023

Decibel looks back on Metallica‘s Kill ‘Em All, the album that helped birth thrash metal, launched a legendary career, on its 40th anniversary

Sharp Tongues Of Hungry Animals: An Oral History of Christian Death’s ‘Only Theatre Of Pain’ On Its 40th Anniversary

March 24, 2022

On the 40th anniversary of Christian Death‘s Only Theatre Of Pain, Decibel talked to all the living members of the album lineup about the making of this deathrock classic and its legacy.

“We Were The Spark:” Venom Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Welcome To Hell’

December 6, 2021

Decibel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Venom‘s extreme metal ground zero, Welcome To Hell, with former guitarist/songwriter Jeff “Mantas” Dunn.