High on Fire

The Deep, Dark Heavy Metal Roots of Occult Horror Comic New Canaan

December 6, 2017

Welcome to New Canaan, where the panics are all satanic and the metals ultra heavy.

Cleavers of Souls: An Interview with Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick and Adam Clemans

April 7, 2016

The Decibel Magazine Tour has been in full swing for three weeks now, and for Skeletonwitch, it’s been a perfect vehicle to introduce their new frontman, Adam Clemans. We caught up with Clemans and guitarist Scott Hedrick after a blistering 40-minute set at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom to talk tour stories, album plans, and Facebook etiquette.

Less Than One Week Until the Start of the Decibel Tour Means Your Chance to Win Free Stuff!

March 11, 2016

Less than seven days out! And we’ve got shirts, posters, and tickets to give away, in addition to other (very metal) recent announcements. 

LAST DAY for Decibel Tour VIP Packages!

February 26, 2016

Missing out on this is sort of like missing out on last call at the bar. If they gave you extra beers at the same price, that is. 

High on Fire

June 8, 2015

Luminiferous
Blinded by the Light
dB Rating: 9/10

My Scion Rockfest 2014 Experience in Shitty iPhone Photos

May 27, 2014

While everyone else is reporting from that East Coast festival this week, we here at Decibel’s Los Angeles Bureau are lazy and don’t like to go further than 43.5 miles from our home base. Fortunately, on May 17, Scion held their annual Rockfest in Pomona, which is exactly that distance. Sweet! I was there, and…

MDF documentary Welcome To Deathfest launches website

October 7, 2013

Okay, so this week’s big metal in the movies news has been dominated by former thrashers turned FM rock-metal conglomerate Metallica, who have roped in the wee creepy guy from Chronicle to star as a citizen roadie on a mission across town during a miscellaneously apocalyptic event. Taking its title from one of the many…

High on Fire – “Surrounded by Thieves”

August 30, 2013

Before High on Fire signed to Relapse, the Californians had plenty of buzz. The group’s debut, The Art of Self Defense, along with the cloyingly faddy label Man’s Ruin, sent waves of heshers yammering about the next big thing.

Seattle By Way of Arrakis

April 10, 2012

Meet Sandrider, the excellent new stoner rock/metal band of Nat Damm and John Weisnewski of Seattle noisecore heroes Akimbo. By way of introduction, we are streaming “The Corpse,” a standout track from the band’s epic self-titled slayfest available now from Good to Die Records. Though a very different beast musically, Sandrider’s debut, hypnotic and pummeling…