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FLASH SALE: Get 20% Off ALL Decibel Book Titles!

October 13, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Choosing Death, Black Metal, The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology Vol. II and Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest are 20% off through Sunday!

Only Print is Real: How We Entered the Golden Age of Extreme Metal Books

September 13, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

Tom Gabriel Fischer, Ian Christe, Dayal Patterson and a host of authors and publisher discuss the rise of authoritative books in extreme metal.

Extreme Reading: An Interview with Author Dean Swinford

August 14, 2017 James Basile

Read an interview with extremely extreme author Dean Swinford on his new book, Death Metal Epic: Book II: Goat Song Sacrifice now!

What is the future of long-form music journalism?

August 1, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

Music journalism’s relationship to economic reality has always been shaky. Here are some ideas of where that relationship might need to go.

Metal Tribute Book Trilogy Collection Now Available!

July 28, 2017 Albert Mudrian

  The extremely limited complete trilogy of Mark Rudolph’s graphic novel tribute series is exclusively available via the Decibel webstore in this limited edition bundle. – Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest (2017) – Morbid Tales: A Tribute to Celtic Frost (2014) – Satan is Alive: A Tribute to Mercyful Fate (2012) Complete your collection at…

Q&A: Edward Banchs, author of “Heavy Metal Africa”

February 13, 2017 Justin Norton

Decibel talks to the author of the excellent new book Heavy Metal Africa

Exclusive Demilich “Nespite” Hall of Fame featured in HOF Anthology Book

February 1, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Finnish death metal heroes Demilich are the exclusive “bonus track” Hall of Fame in the Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology Vol. II book.

Limited Edition DECIBEL HALL OF FAME Book Now In Stock!

November 30, 2016 Albert Mudrian

The definitive stories of 25 of the greatest metal albums ever recorded now all in one anthology. 

Cyber Monday Deal: Save Up to $25 in the Decibel Store!

November 28, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Save on EVERYTHING (subscriptions, shirts, books, back issues, posters, hoodies) in the Decibel store, today only!

Pre-Order the Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Vol. II Book!

October 31, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Decibel has complied 25 of our best Hall of Fame pieces into a brand new hardcover, limited-edition, hand-numbered anthology, exclusively available here.

Bazillion Points Revives ‘Choosing Death’ This November; Death Metal & Grindcore History Exhumed in Revised & Expanded Death-luxe Edition

October 17, 2016 Jesse Chase

Choosing Death revised and expanded “death-luxe” softcover edition to be released through Bazillion Points worldwide in November! Pre-order now! 

Q&A: Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks) on His New Memoir

September 15, 2016 Justin Norton

Decibel talked to hardcore legend Keith Morris about his new memoir My Damage.

Decibel Q&A: Terence Hannum (Locrian) On His New Novella

August 8, 2016 Justin Norton

Terence Hannum of Locrian talked to Decibel about his new novella Beneath The Remains.

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: MP JOHNSON’S “RECORD COLLECTOR SCUM” From BERZERKOIDS

August 3, 2016 Shawn Macomber

For those who had a hunch that the first short story collection from Wonderland Book Award-winning author/Freak Tension zine proprietor/Weirdpunk Books founder MP Johnson — a deft writer who refracts extremely extreme weird horror fiction through a legit prism of punk-metal-hardcore culture and attack — would be an exquisitely strange, beguiling, and brutal experience…. well, Berzerkoids certainly does not disappoint.

New Dark Art Collectible book Darkadya: Q&A with creator

May 16, 2016 Justin Norton

Lariyah Hayes of Khaotika talked to Decibel about what’s planned for her series of Darkadya books and how she was motivated by her brush with death. 

Choosing Death Excerpt Featuring Early Dutch Death Metal Scene!

March 4, 2016 Albert Mudrian

How did legendary death metal vocalist Martin van Drunen join Pestilence in the ’80s? Read this Choosing Death excerpt detailing the early days of the Dutch scene and find out! 

CONTEST: Win the Limited, Hardcover Edition of Swedish Death Metal!

July 13, 2015 James Lewis

In January of 2009 Decibel named Swedish Death Metal book of the year. Staff-writer Chris Dick contributed the following calculation: “2.6 pounds of 100% gold is worth $30,588. At the same weight, Swedish Death Metal is probably valued, for historial and personal reasons, at quite a bit more.” The new hardcover edition is even heavier, so (factoring in inflation) you have the chance to win quite a hefty sum of book with just a single email. 

Season Of The Witch: The Ideas Behind Metal’s Occult Revival

January 12, 2015 Justin Norton

Any astute follower of metal in the past five years has likely noticed a huge uptick in the number of bands with a proto-70s sound and occult themes: The Devil’s Blood, Sabbath Assembly, Blood Ceremony and The Oath. A few of these bands have been on Decibel’s cover: In Solitude and Ghost B.C. (twice). While…

The Decibel Black Friday Book Buying Guide

November 26, 2014 Adem Tepedelen

For the next few weeks, the Western world will devote much of its time, energy and money to buying stuff. Mostly for other people. And all in the name of a Christian holiday. Or maybe a Jewish one. I don’t think there are any Satanic holidays this time of year and if there are, I’m…

Decibel Exclusive: Read a Jack Grisham short story

January 22, 2014 Justin Norton

T.S.O.L. vocalist, author and provocateur Jack Grisham has visited the land of the extremely extreme several times in the past year or so. He wrote a moving tribute to Jeff Hanneman in our memorial issue last July. In August, he joined the Deciblog for a career-spanning interview where he talked about the classic Dance With…

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Despumation Press

September 27, 2013 Shawn Macomber

Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a twice monthly column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors… Writer/editor extraordinaire Kriscinda Lee Everitt‘s brand new Despumation Press “seeks to champion writing that explores the diverse themes metal customarily addresses using language in such a way as to evoke the feeling…

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Ian Christe of Bazillion Points

August 30, 2013 Shawn Macomber

Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors… Bazillion Points Books boasts such an absurdly badass catalog it is difficult at times to believe the publishing house actually exists outside the fantasies of discerning connoisseurs and devotees of underground rock and metal….

The Deciblog Interview: Jack Grisham

August 14, 2013 Justin Norton

Jack Grisham’s place in the world of punk and extreme music is secure. In the early 80s, he was the volatile frontman of T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty), a band that along with Black Flag and the Circle Jerks defined southern California hardcore. He handled vocals on their debut EP and the eternal classic Dance…