COVID-19

Bandcamp Waives Fees for November Bandcamp Friday

November 6, 2020

Decibel staff recommends a collection of hardcore, punk and extreme metal releases for November’s Bandcamp Friday.

#SaveOurStages: Take Action to Save Independent Venues

August 4, 2020

Independent venues need our help. Tell your legislator to #SaveOurStages.

Decibel Presents Get Behind the Mask: An Online Gallery of Metal Musicians in Support of Public Health

July 10, 2020

In a concerted effort to break stigmas and stress its universal importance to metalheads worldwide, Decibel gathered over 140 musicians in support of wearing masks to help end the novel coronavirus and expedite the return of live extreme music.

Video Premiere: Kids in Satan’s Service – ‘All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose’

June 22, 2020

From Milwaukee Metalfest to the comfort of their homes, Kids in Satan’s Service know that “All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose.”

Interview: Slay at Home Festival Organizers Discusses Planning, Livestreams and Collaborations

May 29, 2020

There will likely be no in-person festivals this year, but Slay at Home, organized by a Metal Injection co-founder, offers an alternative.

Leon del Muerte & Members of Exhumed, Spirit Adrift, Ghoul, Intronaut and More Release ‘Fu*k the Virus’ Classic Rock Covers Album for Charity

May 26, 2020

“Recorded a buncha covers with a some friends of mine, some of whom are out of work due to the COVID-19 situation,” says Leon del Muerte. “100% of proceeds goes directly to them. Think of it as Graveyard Classics with 100% less Chris Barnes.”

Killswitch Engage Releases Surprise EP to Benefit COVID-19 Response Fund

May 1, 2020

To help fund those tackling the COVID-19 crisis, and gift us with some new tunes, KSE has unleashed several B-sides from last year’s Atonement.

Death Angel’s Will Carroll on His Coronavirus Battle: “They Seriously Thought I Was Going To Die”

April 13, 2020

Death Angel drummer Will Carroll shares his story for the first time with Decibel about how the his harrowing battle with COVID-19 changed his life.

The Decibel DIY Guide to Metal & Beer Fest: Home Edition

March 31, 2020

Your official resource for home-delivery and curbside pickup options from the breweries, and the streaming options for the bands, labels and radio stations of the postponed Metal & Beer Fest: Philly.

Bandcamp Waives Fees for 24 Hours: A Decibel Buyer’s Guide

March 20, 2020

Bandcamp is waiving their cut of all purchases made on Friday, March 20 to support creatives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Decibel staff provides a few suggestions for your purchasing pleasure.

Nomad Fundraiser: The Road Crew Needs Your Help!

March 19, 2020

Touring veteran Frank Fanelli has stepped up and started a fundraiser to help out the staff of all those tours affected by the coronavirus.

Gimme Radio Now Offering Displaced Touring Bands A Free Platform To Reach Their Fans

March 18, 2020

Gimme Radio are taking action to help displaced touring bands with a free platform so they can reach their fans. Tune in and support!

An Asshole’s Guide to Surviving the Musical Apocalypse

March 16, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the global economy by the hour. There are few certainties, but Krieg’s Neill Jameson offers some ways to help your favorite artists in the metal scene.

Decibel Magazine Tour Cancelled Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Concerns

March 12, 2020

For ticket refunds, please inquire at point of purchase. Thanks for your understanding and support of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, Idle Hands and Decibel.