Hall of Fame

Baroness – “Red Album”

August 27, 2020

Psych-sludge dynamos color Baroness outside the lines on their Hall of Fame-inducted Red Album.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Slint’s “Spiderland”

August 13, 2020

Ranking the songs on Slint’s Hall of Fame-inducted, post-rock-creating Spiderland from worst to best.

“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.

A Funeral Request: Former Cathedral Members Talk ‘New’ Live Albums

July 23, 2020

Catching up with doom metal legends Cathedral to talk about their two “new” live albums recorded a decade ago.

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.

Announcing the “Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Volume III” Book! Pre-Order NOW!

June 12, 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.

Earth Crisis – “Destroy the Machines”

May 28, 2020

Earth Crisis‘s vegan straight-edge metalcore landmark Destroy the Machines is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

Ved Buens Ende – “Written in Waters”

April 24, 2020

Ved Buens Ende‘s progressive black metal game-changer, Written in Waters is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Countdown: Corrosion of Conformity’s ‘Blind’

April 16, 2020

Ranking the songs on Corrosion of Conformity‘s Hall of Fame-inducted classic Blind from worst to best.

Clutch – “Blast Tyrant”

March 24, 2020

Hard rock heroes Clutch walk away from major labels and make their own mark with mid-career landmark Blast Tyrant.

Mare – “Mare”

January 27, 2020

Read the making of the “post-” with the most EP from the mysterious Mare.

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

Hall of Fame Countdown: Carcass’s “Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious”

November 7, 2019

Ranking the songs on Carcass‘s Hall of Fame-inducted blasterpiece Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious from least awesome to most awesome.

Sacrilege – “Behind the Realms of Madness”

October 17, 2019

Yes, it’s only six songs long, but there’s absolutely no filler and the unrelenting quality of the material makes it a worthy inductee for the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Armored Saint – “Symbol of Salvation”

October 17, 2019

We welcome Symbol of Salvation as it spreads its reign of fire to the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Countdown: The Accüsed’s “More Fun than an Open Casket Funeral!”

September 12, 2019

Ranking the songs on The Accüsed’s Hall of Fame-inducted 1989 album More Fun than an Open Casket Funeral! from worst to best.

Tormentor – “Anno Domini”

August 20, 2019

Stay Hungary with the Hall of Fame induction of Tormentor‘s classic 1989 demo recording.

The Darkness – “Permission to Land”

August 15, 2019

Decibel honors the greatest rock album of the ’00s – warts and all – with a Hall of Fame induction.

Anthrax – “Fistful of Metal”

July 17, 2019

Anthrax‘s seminal debut album, Fistful of Metal is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

July 4th Has Ended. Make Sure Your Decibel Subscription Hasn’t!

July 5, 2019

Is YOUR Decibel Subscription Current? We’ve got awesome new Hall of Fame pieces, cover stories and collectable flexi discs on the way. Don’t miss out!

Cutting Room Floor: Avail “Over the James” Hall of Fame extras

June 27, 2019

To celebrate our recent Hall of Fame induction of Avail‘s Over the James, here’s some unused outtakes from our interviews with the band members for the HOF story.

Avail – “Over the James”

May 30, 2019

Avail’s melodic hardcore classic Over the James enters the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Celtic Frost’s “To Mega Therion”

April 11, 2019

Ranking the songs on Celtic Frost‘s Hall of Fame-inducted masterpiece To Mega Therion from worst to best.

Michael Schenker Group – “Assault Attack”

March 4, 2019

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