Bonus Baseball: Richard Christy on the 2016 Kansas City Royals

May 4, 2016

Our own Richard Christy looks toward a third consecutive AL pennant for his beloved Royals.

Interview: Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle

August 20, 2015

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.

db Exclusive: The National Anthem Courtesy of Exmortus

August 27, 2014

Decibel‘s love of baseball is well documented, from the staff baseball road trip of years past recounted in the oral history of the magazine’s first decade to our annual baseball special. Our editor-in-chief is at this moment wondering why fate decided he should edit an extreme metal magazine rather than play in the majors. So…

STREAMING: Puig Destroyer’s “First To Third”

November 14, 2013

Any devoted reader of Decibel and the Deciblog knows that most of the folks here are passionate about grindcore and baseball. So there’s no better way to mourn the end of the season and prepare for the long wait for spring training than a new Puig Destroyer track. Stream “First To Third” below — it…

Of Metal & Bäseball

July 16, 2013

Legendary horror metal maven and self-described “semi-retired punk/metal atavist” Stevo of Impetigo/Tombstones fame assures Decibel “baseball scorekeeping is in many respects a totally underground and kVlt activity” and links a “re-kindled passion for baseball to my still-burning passion for metal.” On the eve of the Razorback Records deluxe reissue of Impetigo’s classic 1992 leveler Horror…