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Decibel Metal and Beer Fest FAQs

November 2, 2017 Vince Bellino

Got questions? We have answers. Check out FAQs for Decibel Metal and Beer Fest.

Contest: WIN Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Tickets

October 20, 2017 Vince Bellino

Are you ready to be blinded by beer? Here’s your chance to do it for free.

That Tour Was Awesome: Anathema/At the Gates/Cradle of Filth (1994)

October 19, 2017 Greg Pratt

In which we look back on when Anathema , At the Gates, and Cradle of Filth toured Germany in 1994, with input from some of the guilty parties involved.

At the Gates Announce New LP Details, Reveal New Guitarist

September 11, 2017 Vince Bellino

At the Gates announce new album and guitarist plus first – but certainly not their last – 2018 live dates!

Top 5 Death Metal Albums Marred by Terrible Production

March 27, 2017 Chris Dick

The subject header from Albert read: “top 5 idea”. The body read: “The greatest death metal albums marred by terrible production.” He then presents three albums, Reek of PutrefactionThe Red in the Sky is Ours, and Breeding the Spawn. Immediately, I recognized a gold post idea if there ever was one.

EXCLUSIVE: At the Gates’ Tomas Lindberg Addresses Split with Anders Björler, Talks New Material

March 9, 2017 Albert Mudrian

After Anders Björler’s departure from At the Gates, vocalist Tomas Lindberg gives Decibel the scoop on new material. 

5 Great Decibel Posts from 2016

December 30, 2016 J. Andrew Zalucky

One writer picks five favorite Decibel web articles of 2016.

$5 Shirts & $3 Back Issues: Decibel’s Back To School Sale Is On!

August 22, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Skip the school book store and hit the Decibel webstore for special back to school deals on shirts, hoodies, dvd and back issues! 

Back to School Special: English & History with Tomas Lindberg of At the Gates

August 16, 2016 Daniel Lake

Back to school means it’s time for At the Gates‘ Tomas Lindberg to go back to his other job: teaching. 

Reunited: Eucharist Announces One-Off Live Event

March 10, 2016 James Lewis

Unlike when Mike from Cleveland reunites his death metal band that released an EP in 1998 (that no one cared about even then), this is a reunion and band that deserve your attention.

Exclusive: Win Tickets to At the Gates’ 2016 North American Tour!

October 26, 2015 Andrew Bonazelli

Melodeath icons At the Gates have just announced dates for their 2016 North American Tour, with support from Decapitated, the Haunted and Harms Way. This is obviously a must-see, and we’re offering an exclusive opportunity to win tickets now!

Interview: Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle

August 20, 2015 Matt Solis

One of the best things about heavy metal is the sense of community it fosters: we’re all in this together because no one else fucking cares. So when an unexpected metalhead pops up in daily life, it’s always a cool feeling. Sometimes it’s that weird guy at work who never says a word to anyone but comes in one Friday wearing a Stargazer shirt…and sometimes it’s an MLB All-Star relief pitcher with more than 200 career strikeouts and a beard with its own zip code.

Exclusive: Tomas Lindberg on At the Gates Swedish Grammy Win!

March 4, 2015 Shawn Macomber

Last week in a rare over-ground win for underground art and authenticity the preconceived notion-smashing At the Gates comeback record At War With Reality won the Swedish Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album of 2014. We, of course, would like to believe this is at least in part the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s…

Decibel Magazine 2015 Tour Lineup + Dates Announced!

October 20, 2014 Andrew Bonazelli

The Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre’s proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no different, as Swedish melodeath legends At the Gates join forces with U.S. hardcore heroes Converge and U.K. death/doom supergroup Vallenfyre,…

At the Gates – “The Red in the Sky is Ours”

September 2, 2014 Chris Dick

Slaughter of the Soul is arguably one of the best death metal records of the modern era. Genuine classics like “Suicide Nation,” “Slaughter of the Soul,” “Blinded by Fear” and “Under a Serpent Sun” call our neck and brain to action.

DECIBEL announces TWO 10th Anniversary Shows in NYC this October!

May 28, 2014 Andrew Bonazelli

America’s only monthly extreme music magazine is turning 10, and we’re too pumped up to settle for just one birthday party. On October 18, Decibel is taking Manhattan (and Brooklyn) with two exclusive, blowout concerts. First up at Best Buy Theater in Times Square: the globally renowned axework of Amon Amarth, Sabaton and Vallenfyre (the…

Episode DB006 – Tomas Lindberg

February 12, 2014 Jesse Chase

Hot on the heels of At the Gates announcing their long-anticipated comeback album, Andrew and Albert talk to the prolific vocalist Tomas Lindberg about his storied past, present and future in extreme metal.   Featuring:Lock Up “Infinite in its Nothingness”The Great Deceiver “The Living End”Disfear “Get it Off”The Crown “Drugged Unholy”At the Gates “Kingdom Gone”

Decibel’s Top 5 Death Metal Logos

April 8, 2013 Chris Dick

5. Carcass – Carcass has had a few logos over their storied and infamous career, but none of them evinces the manic, electric quality of the group’s music quite like this iteration. Its angular, slightly italicized letters, the long stems of the two “c”s and “r,” and the near interlocking of the double “s” imparts…

Disposable Heroes: At the Gates’ “Slaughter of the Soul”

June 29, 2011 Kevin Stewart-Panko

There’s little more annoying on this planet than the immoral majority telling you how essential, transcendent and (huh-huh) seminal a particular extreme album is, when you know that it’s overrated as fuck. Hence, our new Wednesday morning column, “Disposable Heroes,” in which one brave soul sails against the current to inform all you clones why…

At the Gates – “Slaughter of the Soul”

March 1, 2005 Jesse Chase

In May of 1995, At the Gates entered Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, to record what would be their fourth and final full-length, Slaughter of the Soul.