Five For Friday: February 18, 2022

February 18, 2022

This week’s deck of new releases is stacked with the latest winning cards from Amorphis, Immolation, Cryptic Hatred and more!

Five For Friday: May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

Hello, Decibel readers! Hope you have a relaxing weekend with lots of free time on your hands! Or at least one that allows for a soundtrack. We’ve got a roundup of great stuff below, from well-known legends to death-doom devastators to totally weird black metal. It’s a lot to take in, so enjoy! — Amorphis…

The U.S. Version of ‘Rotting Ways to Misery: The History of Finnish Death Metal’ NOW In Stock!

April 28, 2021

Rotting Ways to Misery: The History of Finnish Death Metal has been completely redesigned and edited for a North American release through Decibel Books and is finally in stock and shipping now.

Pre-Order the U.S. Edition of ‘ROTTING WAYS TO MISERY: The History of Finnish Death Metal’ Now!

March 5, 2021

Rotting Ways to Misery: The History of Finnish Death Metal has been completely redesigned and edited for a North American release through Decibel Books. Pre-order your copy today!

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Amorphis’s “Elegy”

May 28, 2020

In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Amorphis‘s controversial 1996 prog-metal gem Elegy.

Track Premiere: Abhorrence ‘Anthem for the Anthropocene’

June 18, 2018

Reformed Finnish death metallers Abhorrence premiere new bruiser “Anthem for the Anthropocene.”

Q&A: Tomi Koivusaari (Amorphis) Sweats The Small Stuff

June 4, 2018

Amorphis’ Tomi Koivusaari talks the importance of bees, riffs, and the return of Olli-Pekka Laine.

YOB Grace the Cover of July’s Decibel

May 18, 2018

We have a limited number of advance copies of the July issue of Decibel available now. Have at it!

Studio Report: Abhorrence

May 11, 2018

Get the details on the forthcoming new material from obscure Finnish death metal gods Abhorrence.

Amorphis to Release Exclusive New Track via Decibel Flexi Series!

May 4, 2018

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, May 7 to obtain a HIGHLY LIMITED Amorphis flexi!

Tomi Koivusaari (Amorphis) interviewed

April 22, 2013

The consensus seems to be “Amorphis is back.” Was process to create Circle any different from previous albums? The energy is palatable.Tomi Koivusaari: We started to think before recording this album that maybe we should change the process of making album this time, as the last four albums we did at same studio with almost…

Esa Holopainen (Amorphis) interviewed

January 21, 2013

How will the new album, Circle, differ from Beginning of Times?Esa Holopainen: Our producer Peter Tägtgren has brought lot of old school ideology back to band. I guess that we have needed sort of encouragement to go for slightly more extreme sound world. It is more low bass-ed, guitar-oriented and there’s shit load of varieties…

Decibrity Playlist: Barren Earth

March 8, 2012

In terms of being recognized as a major force in the world of extreme music, Finland can often be overshadowed by its Scandanavian neighbors Norway and Sweden. Although the Land of a Thousand Lakes has its fair share of metal stalwarts both past and present—Sentenced, Children of Bodom and Finntroll, to name a few—it’s fair…

Seraphic Decay Lives!

October 12, 2010

Seraphic Decay was a Midwest-based death metal label that enjoyed a productive, if very short, existence. The first release was a 7” by Ohio maniacs Minch, but releases by Rigor Mortis (pre-Immolation), Incantation, Mortician, Derketa, Disgrace, Abhorrence (pre-Amorphis) Agathocles, Disgrace, Xysma, and few more culties soon followed over the course of 1990 – 1992. At…

Amorphis – “Tales From the Thousand Lakes”

October 5, 2010

Tales From the Thousand Lakes is a pivotal album. Not just for Amorphis—if it weren’t for loads of ambition, wide-open minds and a bit of dumb luck, this induction would never be—but for death metal post-1994.