Heavy Metal

Brewtal Truth: Iron Maiden’s New Light Brigade Beer Is . . . Light

January 15, 2018

Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery are set to unleash a lighter, sessionable version of the Trooper ale, Light Brigade Golden Beer, in February. Charge!

Metal & Beer: The Video Game Version

January 10, 2018

Of course the world’s only competitive heavy metal first-person platformer video game would somehow involve beer. Check out the fast-paced SEUM: Speedrunners From Hell.

Full Album Stream: Midnight “Sweet Death and Ecstasy”

December 11, 2017

Midnight’s new album, Sweet Death and Ecstasy, streaming in its entirety. Horns up!

Full Album Stream: Lucifer’s Hammer “Victory Is Mine”

November 16, 2017

Chilean heavy metal wizards Lucifer’s Hammer raise fists and spirits with their take on NWOBHM on new mini-album, Victory is Mine.

Metal & Beer: Atlas Brew Works Hosts In-House Metal Shows

September 20, 2017

Who needs bars? Washington, D.C. brewery brings metal bands and fans together directly at the source of great craft beer.

Track Premiere: Highrider – ‘Batteries’

September 12, 2017

Highrider are charged up on heavy metal and punk rock on new single “Batteries.”

Fest Alert: Descendants of Crom

September 5, 2017

Get the latest details on Pittsburgh’s upcoming doom, sludge and heavy metal festival, aptly titled Descendants Of Crom, from this interview with festival organizer, Shy Kennedy.

Full Album Stream and Interview: The Convent Horror of Attic’s “Sanctimonious” Concept Album

August 16, 2017

German metal force Attic rock the convent with mystery and murder in their mercyful Sanctimonious concept record.

Label Spotlight: WYLN

June 26, 2017

New York City-based label WYLN is reissuing lost, classic heavy metal records including albums from Cyanide, Leather Nunn, Valhalla and Death Squad. 

Full Album Stream + Q&A: Duel – ‘Witchbanger’

April 21, 2017

Witchbanger, Duel‘s second LP, recalls a different time but is more than welcome today.

Label Report: Witches Brew

March 27, 2017

Witches Brew provide a home for underground death, thrash and heavy metal bands.

Full Album Stream: Mothership – ‘High Strangeness’

March 14, 2017

High Strangeness, the third full-length from Texas rockers Mothership, incorporates a variety of sounds and influences for a diverse and fun album.

The Decibel Tour Starts a Week From Today! Get Tickets!

March 10, 2017

We’re just one week from the start of the Decibel Magazine Tour 2017 featuring Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous. Don’t miss out; tickets are still on sale!

Track Premiere: Saturn – ‘Still Young’

February 24, 2017

Swedish traditional metal group Saturn have a sound that is both old school and modern, something that remains apparent on “Still Young,” a single from their forthcoming sophomore album.

Track Premiere: Hyborian – ‘Maelstrom’

February 15, 2017

Hyborian‘s first record will tell the story of an intergalactic traveller. You can hear the first part of the tale now. 

Saxon – “Wheels of Steel”

January 4, 2017

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal wasn’t a movement. Until it was a movement. Early on, bands—mostly categorized as hard rock—merely created music the only way they knew how.