All Hail Virologist Timothy Sheahan: Metal Militia — Pandemic Division
December 29, 2021 Shawn Macomber
That’s right — Timothy Sheahan is not only one of coronavirus’ fiercest foes, but also a punk-hardcore metalhead in extremely good standing.
COVID-19 Safety Protocol for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly
August 19, 2021 Decibel Magazine
Entrance to the festival will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event. Additionally, in accordance with current Philadelphia guidelines, masks will also be required.
Q&A: Catching Up With Death Angel’s Will Carroll A Year After His COVID Battle
May 18, 2021 Justin Norton
Death Angel drummer Will Carroll speaks with us about his journey and what he’s learned during the pandemic. Death Angel will stream a concert on May 29 focusing on rarities from their catalog.
Q&A: Laurie Sue Shanaman (Ails) on a Year of Essential Work During the Pandemic
March 16, 2021 Justin Norton
Ails’ vocalist works as a case manager in San Francisco where she assists homeless citizens transitioning to supportive housing. Shanaman discusses putting her health on the line to ensure that the most vulnerable among us continue to have a lifeline.
Bandcamp Waives Fees for November Bandcamp Friday
November 6, 2020 Emily Bellino
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 Emily Bellino
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 Michael Wohlberg
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 Emily Bellino
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 Emily Bellino
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 Albert Mudrian
“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 J. Andrew
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 Justin Norton
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 Aaron Salsbury
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 Decibel Magazine
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 J. Andrew
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 Aaron Salsbury
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 Neill Jameson
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 Albert Mudrian
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