Left To Die’s Gus Rios on ‘Leprosy’ as the Sound of Perseverance
August 24, 2022 Gus Rio
Three years on from a suicide attempt, Left To Die drummer Gus Rios discusses living a childhood dream by performing with former Death members.
Pre-Order CASTRATOR’s Debut Album on Decibel’s Exclusive Vinyl Color RIGHT NOW!
June 3, 2022 Decibel Magazine
Castrator’s long-awaited debut album Defiled in Oblivion is now available for pre-order and Decibel has our own exclusive edition on Hot Pink & Black Galaxy vinyl limited to just 100 copies.
Video Premiere: Union Black – “Walking In My Shoes”
July 29, 2021 Albert Mudrian
Watch Gruesome drummer Gus Rios step out from behind the kit and front tribute/cover band Union Black with an arresting Depeche Mode cover.
Gus Rios (Gruesome, Union Black) On His Brush With Suicide and Fighting Depression
July 26, 2021 Decibel Magazine
Drummer/guitarist/vocalist Gus Rios pens an editorial about overcoming suicidal thoughts.
Track Premiere: Kill Division – ‘Cultists’
February 16, 2021 Emily Bellino
Current and former members of Megadeth, Soilwork, Gruesome, Malevolent Creation and Venom Inc. join forces in new grind unit Kill Division.
Full Album Premiere: Pounder – ‘Breaking the World’
January 25, 2021 Chris Dick
California-based heavy metal purveyors Pounder deafen the world on thunderous new album, Breaking the World. Streaming with metal might now at Decibel!
Gruesome Drummer Gus Rios Wants to Break the Stigma on Mental Illness
July 1, 2020 Emily Bellino
Gruesome and Filter drummers get together to break the stigma on mental illness.
The Haunt of Harvey: Matt Harvey’s Top Five Horror Comics of All Time
June 4, 2020 Greg Pratt
To celebrate the release of the new Exhumed/Gruesome split 10-inch, Twisted Horror, we caught up with Matt Harvey to find out his top five horror comics of all time.
It’s Metal & Beer Fest “2 For Tuesday!” Buy 1 Ticket, Get Another Free!
December 10, 2019 Albert Mudrian
Buy one Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest “Just Metal” ticket and get a second “Just Metal” ticket for that day of the fest absolutely FREE! Offer ends at 10pm PST tonight!
ONE WEEK AWAY From Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Got Tickets?
December 6, 2019 Albert Mudrian
A weekend of Carcass, Possessed, Nails, Vio-lence, Gruesome, Gatecreeper, Schammasch and more along with a dozen metal-friendly craft breweries is nearly upon us!
Set Times Announced for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles!
November 26, 2019 Albert Mudrian
Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles kicks off is just over two weeks, which means it’s time to finalize travel plans and get your tickets. To aid in your planning, weekend set times are now available.
Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles is ONE MONTH Away
November 13, 2019 Albert Mudrian
Days (and tickets!) are running for the second annual Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Gruesome to Replace Cadaver at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles
November 8, 2019 Albert Mudrian
Old-school death metal revivalist Gruesome have been added to the lineup of Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles, taking place on December 13-14 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA.
LIMITED! Subscribe Today and Receive Every Decibel Picture Flexi Disc FREE!
May 10, 2019 Albert Mudrian
We’ll send you all four picture discs we’ve done featuring exclusive tracks from Pig Destroyer (our 100th flexi!), Spirit Adrift, Gruesome and Withered. Act now before they’re gone for good!
Full Album Stream: Pounder – “Uncivilized”
February 18, 2019 Emily Bellino
Matt Harvey goes for trad metal glory with Pounder.
Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Matt Harvey of Gruesome
June 7, 2018 Greg Pratt
Matt Harvey shares the five heavy albums that changed his life.
Judas Priest Grace the Cover of June’s Decibel
April 25, 2018 Emily Bellino
Judas Priest return to the cover of Decibel with an decade-in-the-making Hall of Fame story of their Stained Class album.
Hear Gruesome Cover Pre-Death Band Mantas Via Decibel Flexi Series
April 19, 2018 Albert Mudrian
Hear and acquire a copy of the exclusive new limited edition Gruesome flexi picture disc single here!
Gruesome to Release Exclusive New Picture Disc via Decibel Flexi Series!
April 6, 2018 Albert Mudrian
Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, April 9 to obtain a HIGHLY LIMITED Gruesome picture disc flexi!
Exhumed’s Matt Harvey talks new trad metal project Pounder
June 22, 2017 Greg Pratt
We caught up with Pounder’s Matt Harvey to talk about how his new trad metal project is really more similar to his extreme metal bands than you might think.
Track Premiere: Expulsion – ‘Total Human Genocide’
June 7, 2017 Emily Bellino
Hear the second song from Expulsion, featuring members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Gruesome, Phobia and more.
DREAM BLOODY GORE: Dreams from Gruesome, SubRosa, and Dreaming Dead
March 15, 2017 Sean Frasier
DREAM BLOODY GORE shares twisted nightmares, dreams, and hallucinations from members of Gruesome, SubRosa, and Dreaming Dead.
EXHUMED/GRUESOME AXEMAN MATT HARVEY CHOPS HIS WAY INTO HORROR COMICS VIA “HOWL”
October 26, 2016 Shawn Macomber
Matt Harvey joins forces with acclaimed artist Kelly Williams (The Cabinet, Eerie) for the deliciously demented banshee-centered graphic novel romp, Howl — and the velocity and transgressive brutality the Exhumed/Gruesome vocalist/guitarist delivers in this new realm is totally what horror-obsessed metalheads would hope for from the guy behind Gore Metal, Slaughtercult, and Necrocracy.
Harvey was kind enough to give Decibel the inside scoop on the comic — the second volume in Williams’ multi-author series The Dark — out on Halloween via Alterna Comics.
Friday the 13th: Horror/Slasher Movie Top 5s from Exhumed, Ghoul & Arcana 13
May 13, 2016 Albert Mudrian
Exhumed, Ghoul and Arcana 13 members weigh in with horror and slasher flick favorites in honor of today’s metal “holiday.”
Scream Bloody More: Gruesome Frontman Matt Harvey on New Video “Dimensions of Horror”
May 11, 2016 Albert Mudrian
Death worshipers Gruesome let the metal (and horror) flow in new video.
Scream Deathly Gore with this Gruesome Track Premiere
April 6, 2016 James Lewis
“Forces of Death,” from upcoming Scream Bloody Gore/demos-inspired Dimensions of Horror, is the Deathly metal you need in your day. Immediately.
Decibrity Playlist: Gruesome
May 14, 2015 Zach Smith
Even though Gruesome “pays homage to death metal’s most celebrated founding American acts, Death” (according to a press release), the band’s tastes in the genre don’t stop and end there. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that the group features members of Exhumed (Deci-fav Matt Harvey), Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa. So while Savage Land, the quartet’s debut, may sound very Schuldiner-esque, guitarist Dan Gonzalez was kind enough to tell us about some other death metal bands.
Gruesome’s “Savage Land”: Track-by-Track Breakdown with Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Harvey
April 20, 2015 Matt Solis
Last week, we brought you an exclusive stream of Savage Land, the forthcoming debut LP from Death-worshipping supergroup Gruesome. This week, vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Dekapitator, the “Death to All” tour) breaks down the inspiration for each song and provides some hilarious insight on what it’s like to write and record music that’s delightfully derivative.
Exclusive Stream: Gruesome’s “Savage Land”
April 13, 2015 Matt Solis
Metal has seen its fair share of worship bands over the years (see Black Sabbath’s direct line to every doom band ever), but it’s rare that one comes along whose sole purpose is to pay homage to one specific group and their highly specific style. Enter Gruesome, a bonafide supergroup (members of Exhumed, Malevolent Creation,…