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‘Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of OBITUARY’ Now Available for Pre-Order Exclusively from Decibel Books!

October 15, 2021

Pre-order a copy of Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of Obituary, the new 328-page hardcover book exclusively available from Decibel Books!

Jim Saah On His Defining Photos of DC Hardcore, Black Flag, Minor Threat and More

September 17, 2021

Legendary DC hardcore photographer Jim Saah shares images and ’80 punk tales from his book In My Eyes: Photographs 1982-1997.

If He Will: The Profound & Affecting Art of Hardcore’s “Universal Man” Daniel Austin

September 15, 2021

A new book and covers album shows Die Young/Tooth and Claw frontman Daniel Austin in brutal renaissance.

The Artists Behind ‘Black Metal Rainbows’ Book on Their “Love Letter to Black Metal”

July 26, 2021

Decibel speaks with editors Daniel Lukes and Stanimir Panayotov, and designer Jaci Raia, the three people responsible for the new book, Black Metal Rainbows.

Lunachicks Vocalist Theo Kogan Talks New Band Biography ‘Fallopian Rhapsody,’ Sugar Farts

July 1, 2021

NYC punk heroes the Lunachicks talk new book co-authored by old-school Decibel contributor Jeanne Fury

‘Heavy Metal Movies’ Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Passes Away

December 17, 2020

Decibel mourns the loss of Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of a pair of modern classics for Bazillion Points, Heavy Metal Movies and Teen Movie Hell.

Read an Exclusive Book Excerpt from ‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’

October 28, 2020

This exclusive from Decibel‘s new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, explores the misogynist and racist behavior and other character flaws of some of USBM’s most prominent artists.  

Analog Archives: An interview with Tape Dealer author, Dima Andreyuk

August 31, 2020

A chat with the author and a peek inside of the new book, Tape Dealer 1984-1994: A Decade of Demos and Tape Trading, featuring artwork by Mark Riddick.

We’re Down to the last 300 copies of ‘No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost’

May 15, 2020

Our limited edition hardcover book No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost is Almost SOLD OUT! Pick Up Your Copy Today!

David Vincent and Joel McIver Talk ‘I Am Morbid’ Biography

February 20, 2020

Catching up with extreme metal legend David Vincent to talk about his new book, I Am Morbid.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from ‘Doomed to Fail’ and an Interview With Author JJ Anselmi

January 16, 2020

Read our interview with Doomed to Fail author JJ Anselmi as well as an exclusive excerpt from the book.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from ‘No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost’

November 26, 2019

It’s okay to celebrate the release day of No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost with this exclusive excerpt from Decibel‘s limited edition hardcover book.

FLASH SALE: All Metal Books 20% Off This Weekend Only!

July 12, 2019

Murder in the Front Row, Swedish Death Metal, Only Death is Real, Choosing Death, Black Metal and more are now 20% off through 11:59pm EST Sunday night!

Ten Bazillion Years: The Laina Dawes Interview

December 20, 2018

Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation In Heavy Metal speaks about her experience publishing with Bazillion Points.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Daniel Ekeroth Interview

December 14, 2018

Rounding out our Bazillion Points tenth anniversary celebration, get to know Daniel Ekeroth, the unquestionable authority on all things Swedish Death Metal.

One Last Box of “Choosing Death” Found! ACT FAST!

October 11, 2018

If you missed out on the limited edition Choosing Death, this another – and FINAL – chance.

FLASH SALE! 20% Off ALL Shirts and Books This Weekend ONLY!

August 10, 2018

Choosing Death, Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol 1, Swedish Death Metal, Extremity Retained and all Decibel Tour and Decibel Metal & Beer Fest t-shirts are 20% off from now until Sunday at Midnight EST!

Take 10% OFF Everything in the Decibel Store! This Weekend ONLY!

June 15, 2018

Literally everything is on sale in Decibel store through Father’s Day So, while you’re cashing in on this sweet deal, be sure to tell your dad, “Thanks.”

Under 100 Copies of Limited Edition “Choosing Death” Book Left In Stock

March 13, 2018

If you want one of these limited edition (3,000 copies) of Choosing Death, it’s now or never, people.

New Book Brings “United Forces” Zine Back to Life

March 9, 2018

United Forces was a zine that ran from 1986-1991 out of Brazil and covered the early development of extreme metal, a new book compiles all the issues so readers can get the whole picture.

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

October 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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