Decibel Hall Of Fame

Sepultura – Schizophrenia

July 26, 2022

Sepultura‘s sophomore slasher Schizophrenia enters the Decibel Hall of Fame, as the band’s unprecedented fourth HOF induction

Forbidden – Forbidden Evil

April 28, 2022

Forbidden‘s classic debut of progressive Bay Area thrash gets its Decibel Hall of Fame induction.

Wolves in the Throne Room – Two Hunters

March 29, 2022

Wolves in the Throne Room‘s USBM pillar Two Hunters gets its Hall of Fame induction.

The Red Chord – Clients

March 1, 2022

Decibel‘s first-ever 10-out-of-10 rated album, The Red Chord‘s Clients, lands a Hall of Fame induction 17 years later.

“You Ever Go By The Name H. R. Giger?”: Inside The Dead Kennedys’ ‘Frankenchrist’ Album Art Raid

February 14, 2022

Author Patrick O’Neil worked at Alternative Tentacles at the time of the Dead Kennedys’ Frankenchrist raid. The following is an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Anarchy At The Circle K, about his years as a punk roadie in the early to mid-’80s.

Dead Kennedys – Frankenchrist

February 10, 2022

After over a decade of trying, we finally induct Dead Kennedys‘ landmark Frankenchrist into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Jason Newsted Details the History of Flotsam and Jetsam and Doomsday for the Deceiver

November 18, 2021

Check out an interview with Jason Newsted about Flotsam and Jetsam and latest Hall of Fame entry, Doomsday for the Deceiver!

Carcass Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious’

October 29, 2021

Jeff Walker, Bill Steer, and Michael Amott recount the thesaurus-busting, mandatory-listen that is Carcass‘s Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious on its 30th birthday.

Juggernaut: The Making of Cave In’s ‘Until Your Heart Stops’

October 12, 2021

Get hyped for Cave In‘s December 11 performance of Until Your Heart Stops at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: LA with this Hall of Fame induction from 2007 of the metallic hardcore classic.

Lawnmower Deth – Ooh Crikey… It’s Lawnmower Deth

October 5, 2021

No we haven’t run out of classic Earache bands to induct into the Decibel Hall of Fame!

Turning 20: The Making of Converge’s “Jane Doe”

September 3, 2021

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Converge‘s classic, Hall of Fame-inducted Jane Doe before the metallic hardcore legends perform it in its entirety at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: LA on December 10.

Hall of Fame Extra – Behind The ‘Instinct: Decay’ Artwork

August 2, 2021

Chicago area artist Rebecca Clegg discusses her work on the unforgettable cover art for recent Hall of Fame inductee Instinct: Decay.

Satyricon – Dark Medieval Times

May 24, 2021

Frost and Satyr get medieval on your ass as we induct Satyricon‘s landmark Norwegian black metal debut Dark Medieval Times.

Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake

April 27, 2021

We celebrate our 200th issue with an LP prominently featured waaaaaay back in issue No. 1, Lamb of God‘s massive major label debut Ashes of the Wake.

Paradise Lost’s “Gothic” Turns 30! Celebrate With Our Classic Hall of Fame Story

March 19, 2021

On the 30th anniversary of Paradise Lost‘s death/doom landmark Gothic LP, we unearth our long lost Hall of Fame induction story. It’s pretty damn moist.

Fudge Tunnel – Hate Songs in E Minor

January 26, 2021

Fudge Tunnel’s first movement celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and we commemorate it with an induction of Hate Songs in E Minor.

Die Kreuzen – October File

September 29, 2020

Milwaukee’s beasts switch gears on their second LP, October File and emerge with a progressive post-hardcore landmark.

“The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Vol III” Is Now Available!

July 30, 2020

Our latest, limited edition webstore exclusive includes 25 more Hall of Fame stories from our revered monthly series of artist interviews on the making of their classic extreme music albums.

Slint – “Spiderland”

July 29, 2020

Slint‘s 1991 classic post-everything LP, Spiderland, is black and white and rad all over.

Municipal Waste – “The Art of Partying”

June 25, 2020

Richmond crossover kings Municipal Waste make thrash fun again with Hall of Fame inductee The Art of Partying.

Behemoth – “Demigod”

December 21, 2019

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

Madball – “Set It Off”

December 21, 2019

Madball demonstrate their metal-infused NYHC style on the classic Set It Off and enter the Decibel Hall of Fame

Varathron’s “His Majesty at the Swamp” Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

May 1, 2019

Varathron‘s 1993 classic, His Majesty at the Swamp, is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Michael Schenker Group – “Assault Attack”

March 4, 2019

Michael Schenker Group‘s Assault Attack joins the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Long, Cold Winter: The Making of Enslaved’s ‘Frost’

January 29, 2019

Read the entirety of Enslaved Decibel Hall of Fame for their groundbreaking sophomore LP, Frost.