Hall of Fame

Dazzling Killmen – Face of Collapse

May 24, 2022

American math/noise rock heroes Dazzling Killmen join the Decibel Hall of Fame via their swan song, Face of Collapse.

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.

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.

dead horse – Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers

January 6, 2022

Texas cult heroes dead horse earn their first Hall of Fame induction with the eclectic Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers.

Arcturus – Aspera Hiems Symfonia

December 7, 2021

Arcturus‘ progressive black metal masterpiece Aspera Hiems Symfonia is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cave In’s “Until Your Heart Stops”

November 25, 2021

On the eve of their Metal & Beer Fest: L.A. full-album performance of the LP, we rank the songs on Cave In’s Until Your Heart Stops from least awesome to most awesome.

Flotsam and Jetsam – Doomsday for the Deceiver

October 28, 2021

Flotsam and Jetsam’s Doomsday for the Deceiver debut is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

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.

Warlock – Triumph and Agony

August 25, 2021

Warlock‘s 1987 session-musician rich swan song gets its Hall of Fame induction

Candiria – 300 Percent Density

July 28, 2021

We celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Hall of Fame induction of Candiria‘s 2001 game-changer 300 Percent Density.

Nachtmystium – Instinct: Decay

July 8, 2021

Nachtmystium‘s USBM landmark, Instinct: Decay, gets a Decibel Hall of Fame induction

Hall of Fame Countdown: Lamb of God’s “Ashes of the Wake”

July 8, 2021

Ranking the songs on Lamb of God’s Hall of Fame-inducted Ashes of the Wake from least awesome to most awesome.

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.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Black Sabbath’s “Mob Rules”

May 13, 2021

Ranking the songs on Black Sabbath’s Hall of Fame-inducted, Dio-led masterpiece Mob Rules from least awesome to most awesome.

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.

My Dying Bride – The Angel and the Dark River

February 24, 2021

My Dying Bride‘s 1995 gothic doom landmark The Angel and the Dark River gets its Hall of Fame induction some 15 years after we gave Turn Loose the Swans the nod.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Judas Priest’s “Painkiller”

February 18, 2021

Ranking the songs on Judas Priest’s recently Hall of Fame-inducted Painkiller from least awesome to most awesome.

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.

King Diamond – “Them”

January 5, 2021

Amid all the now-legendary albums of 1988, one ridiculously awesome effort stands out from the rest. That album is King Diamond’s third solo LP, “Them”. Welcome back (home) to the Hall of Fame, Grandma.

Judas Priest – Painkiller

December 2, 2020

We celebrate the 30th anniversary of Judas Priest‘s Painkiller with the legendary Brits’ second Hall of Fame induction.

Swans – Children of God

October 29, 2020

Swans’ 1987 classic Children of God is the latest Decibel Hall of Fame inductee.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘I.N.R.I.’ vs. ‘Schizophrenia’

October 22, 2020

It’s the big Brazilian 1987 showdown with Sarcófago‘s I.N.R.I. vs. Sepultura‘s Schizophrenia.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Angel Witch’s “Angel Witch”

October 8, 2020

Ranking the songs on Angel Witch’s Hall of Fame-inducted, NWOBHM classic self-titled debut from worst to best.

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.

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.