The Mental Tyrant: Snippets From My Life With Mental Illness

January 18, 2017

Read about former Yob drummer Gabe Morley’s struggle with mental illness and homelessness and learn how you can help him secure stable housing. 


January 4, 2017

Respected metal culture chronicler, incisive critic, longtime Decibel contributor, and all-around exemplary human being D. Shawn Bosler was involved in a horrific car accident just outside San Diego over the holidays, suffering “numerous and serious injuries, requiring several complicated surgeries.”

Team Up to Help Team Rock

December 20, 2016

Orange Goblin vocalist Ben Ward leads the charge to help members of Team Rock in the wake of the devastating news that their jobs are disappearing.  Can you help?  If yes, CLICK HERE.

Help Jim Sadist of Nunslaughter

September 17, 2015

Your friends at Decibel have long revered Nunslaughter, not just for their dedication to underground metal but for their sheer persistence.

Help Jonathan Dick’s Daughter

April 29, 2015

Roughly two years go, I received a Facebook friend request from someone named Jonathan Dick in Birmingham, Alabama. I was late to join social media so the idea of befriending someone I didn’t know stuck me as curious. Jonathan was different: I found his profile picture – a snapshot of an intimate tea party with his daughter — utterly endearing. 

Let’s help Jason Becker

September 18, 2013

The folks who work hard to bring you the extremely extreme each week might be cantankerous but that doesn’t mean we don’t look out for our fellow man. Case in point: the gifted guitarist Jason Becker, who was struck with with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which most readers know as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease…

Let’s help Joe Wickstrom

August 21, 2013

A member of our extended family needs your help. Joe Wickstrom is the bassist of Atriarch and has played with numerous Portland bands. He was diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease in 2011 and has had a tough go. The disease narrows the arteries and makes it tough for blood to reach the limbs and extermities….