Five For Friday: September 16, 2022

September 16, 2022

Colder times are on the way, and we’ve got the soundtrack with the latest from Mork, Hetroertzen, Behemoth and more!

Five For Friday: September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

The ultimate treat for your weekend: new releases and reissues from Iron Maiden, Internal Bleeding, Behemoth and more!

“Live” Review: Behemoth’s ‘In Absentia Dei’

September 16, 2020

Behemoth‘s production heavy In Absentia Dei is a game-changer for concert livestreams. 

Behemoth – “Demigod”

December 21, 2019

The making of the be-all and end-all of Polish death metal.

Watch: Nergal’s Me and That Man Release New Single, “Run With the Devil”

December 6, 2019

Me and That Man, led by Behemoth frontman Nergal return with new blackened blues featuring Shining’s Jørgen Munkeby.

Behemoth to Host ‘I Loved You at Your Darkest’-themed Art Installation in NYC

November 1, 2018

Behemoth will host a specially-curated art exhibition following their NYC show on November 3.

Decibel Meter: Leading up to All Hallows’ Eve, with Behemoth

October 23, 2018

A seasonally appropriate list of titles to summon moonspell rites and rekindle the pagan spirit!

Piece by Piece: Examining the Practice of Merch Cuts

February 28, 2018

Sketchy business practice or a necessary evil? Decibel examines the practice of merch cuts in extreme metal.

5 Can’t Miss Sets At Chicago Open Air 2017

July 7, 2017

Make sure you stop by the Decibel Headbanger’s Bier Hall after checking out these extremely extreme sets at Chicago Open Air next weekend!

STREAMING: Azarath “Annhiliation (Smite All the Illusions)” + Q&A

March 7, 2017

Azarath, formed by Inferno in 1998, has released an impressive array of technically proficient, religiously fervent (against Christianity) death metal over the course of 16 years. The group’s newest album, In Extremis, yet again proves why Poland, of all Eastern European countries, is at the forefront of the death metal movement.

Nergal From Behemoth Talks About the Decibel Magazine Tour 2012

February 21, 2017

We spoke with Behemoth’s prime abominator Nergal about what it meant to return to the stage after his devastating illness, and what he could recall about his tourmates during that time.  Some of his remarks are exclusive to the Special Issue, but the remainder of that interview is here for you to check out right now.

Nergal (Behemoth) interviewed

May 9, 2016

** Behemoth frontman Nergal and Decibel have a long history. From Behemoth’s first cover in August 2007 [HERE], to the group’s covers thereafter [HERE and HERE] to headlining the first Decibel tour in 2012, the Poles have occupied a special place in our dark hearts. And let’s face it. They belong there [in our dark hearts]. From the group’s humble beginnings as a Mayhem and Root cover band–more or less–to the stupendous The Satanist album, Behemoth have come a long way from the alleys of Gdansk to the top of extreme metal’s global heap. Decibel caught up with Nergal on the group’s The Satanist tour, where we asked the single more important question there is to ask.

Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski (Behemoth) Interview Excerpts

May 12, 2014

** March 2014. An eternity ago. We featured Behemoth on the cover, in which frontman Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski goes through his tribulations with career, state, and cancer. Darski’s also a bit of a traveler, too. We found five quotes that weren’t used for the March 2014 issue (DB #113) that remind us why Darski (and…

Sharon Ehman (Toxic Vision) interviewed

June 26, 2013

** Sharon Ehman is a Toronto, Canada-based clothing designer and sole proprietor of Toxic Vision, a unique label creating one-of-a-kind designs. New collections, based off her interest in and love for metal as well as the supernatural, are available every month at the Toxic Vision website. Ehman’s work has been seen on members of Watain,…

Decibel’s Top 5 Black Metal Logos

March 4, 2013

5. Thou Art Lord – Thou Art Lord’s first logo was sort of a cross between the Mysticum and Mayhem’s logos. Not sure why they changed it—several times, in fact—to a dumb font or a hand-scrawled atrocity, but the Greek supagroup got it right. Just look at it! It’s Christ’s greatest foe. The symmetry and…

Beyond the Veil: Decibel Tour ’12

June 5, 2012

Backstage at the Philadelphia stop of the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour with Nergal from Behemoth. Plus Watain, The Devil’s Blood, In Solitude, some guy in the pit wearing a sombrero, etcetera… If you enjoy this, please check out previous Decibel video segments with Morbid Angel and Bonded by Blood.

INTERVIEW: Watain check in from the Decibel Tour

May 4, 2012

Watain’s arrival in the US might be bad news to priggish guardians of Christian morality but it’s good news for butchers who have ordinarily found animal’s blood harder to shift than the flesh. Watain require a lot of blood, and it doesn’t have to be fresh. It’s better if it isn’t. We can only presume…

Big Boss (Root) Interviewed

December 21, 2011

Where do you see Heritage of Satan as a single album and as part of Root’s catalogBig Boss: This album fits perfectly into discography of Root. It is the symbolic ninth album, so this serial number really says something. [Smiles] I’m not sure how I feel about Heritage of Satan. It feels less complete than,…

Morbid Angel’s Oh So Morbid Cover Art

April 12, 2011

No secret to anyone familiar with Decibel, its fearless editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian, or the magazine’s highly-trained metal taskforce that “seminal” (their words not ours) Florida outfit Morbid Angel are crucial the existence of proficiently extreme, Lovecraft-informed death metal. Countless—as a quick test of our quantitative use of “countless”, ask your fav band if Morbid Angel…

Top 5 Metal Albums You Should Work-The-Fuck-Out To! by Charles Elliott (Abysmal Dawn)

February 15, 2011

By Charles Elliott (Abysmal Dawn) Decibel asked me to create a list of top 5 (insert inane subject here) things for their blog so this is what I came up with. I wasn’t big on working out really until maybe a year and half ago when I started going through a real rough patch in…