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The Devaluation of Opinion in Metal

September 21, 2017 Neill Jameson

Neill Jameson considers the importance of aesthetic and appearance in black metal in response to a controversial piece of album artwork.

Bob Rock on Metallica: “I didn’t cater to what they were. I catered to what they wanted to do.”

September 18, 2017 Chris Dick

Legendary producer, engineer and musician Bob Rock discusses working with Metallica and the way that producing records has evolved over time.

Only Print is Real: How We Entered the Golden Age of Extreme Metal Books

September 13, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

Tom Gabriel Fischer, Ian Christe, Dayal Patterson and a host of authors and publisher discuss the rise of authoritative books in extreme metal.

At the Gates Announce New LP Details, Reveal New Guitarist

September 11, 2017 Vince Bellino

At the Gates announce new album and guitarist plus first – but certainly not their last – 2018 live dates!

$5 Shirts, $3 Back Issues: Decibel’s Back To School Sale Is On!

September 8, 2017 Albert Mudrian

It’s our largest print sale to date! Almost a third of our back issues are only $3 (featuring heavy faves At the Gates, Venom, Mastodon, My Dying Bride, Gojira and more). Oh, and $5 shirts! Sale ends September 16th!

Prong’s ‘Beg to Differ’ Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

September 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Prong‘s groundbreaking 1990 sophomore album, Beg to Differ is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Top 5 Undiscovered Death Metal EPs

September 4, 2017 Chris Dick

Get ready for a dive into the darkest depths of death metal’s extended play past with Decibel. We’ll provide the oxygen, you provide the courage.

Rank and Defile: Greg Mackintosh Orders Paradise Lost’s Records

September 1, 2017 Albert Mudrian

To celebrate the release of the doom legends’ 15th album, Medusa, Paradise Lost’s founder ranks their first 14 LPs.

All Out War Record Exclusive New Song for Decibel Flexi Series!

August 31, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Get an active deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, September 4 at 10 AM EST and our 83rd entry into the ever-expanding Decibel Flexi Series is yours. Miss it and be condemned to suffer without it.

The Top 10 Metal Songs About Chains

August 29, 2017 Decibel Magazine

In which we consider the top 10 songs about a quintessential heavy metal topic: chains.

Top 5 Underrated Thrash Guitarists

August 28, 2017 Chris Dick

Certainly, lists polarize, but if anything’s accomplished from this piece it’s awareness of 5 top-level string-burners and their music. Time to thrash ’em all!

Deconstructing the Doom Side of the Moon: An Interview with Kyle Shutt

August 25, 2017 Decibel Magazine

Doom Side of the Moon is a doomed-out interpretation of Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side of the Moon. Read an interview with bandleader Kyle Shutt (The Sword) to find out what makes Doom Side tick.

SALE ENDS MONDAY: Last Chance to Get 5 Bonus Vinyl Singles!

August 25, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Hurry if you want FREE Kreator, Tribulation, the Black Dahlia Murder, Panopticon and Eyehategod out-of-print flexi discs.

Track Premiere: The Kennedy Veil – ‘Flesh of the Sun (Feat. Trevor Strnad)’

August 24, 2017 Vince Bellino

The Kennedy Veil release the first music from their new album, and it features The Black Dahlia Murder ‘s Trevor Strnad.

Metal & Mead: Brimming Horn Meadery Offers Incantation’s Goat’s Blood

August 24, 2017 Adem Tepedelen

We couldn’t pass up this collaboration called Goat’s Blood between Delaware’s Brimming Horn Meadery and death metal heroes and Decibel Hall of Famers Incantation.

Hear Exclusive New Today is the Day Song “Parasite” Via Decibel Flexi Series

August 21, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Hear and acquire the new Today is the Flexi flexi single right here!

Watch: Blöödhag Vocalist Throws Coffee on Alex Jones in Seattle

August 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is confronted on the street in Seattle. Watch the full video now.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Voivod’s “Angel Rat”

August 17, 2017 Greg Pratt

We shrugged our shoulders at it in 1991, but it’s time to realize that Angel Rat totally rules.

Julie Christmas and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson Talk Upcoming “Mariner” Tour

August 16, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Swedish perception-expanding post-metallers Cult of Luna and singular, legendary Made Out of Babies/Battle of Mice vocalist Julie Christmas bring their extraordinary 2016 collaborative effort Mariner to North America for “the first and last time.”

That Tour Was Awesome: Pestilence/Autopsy/Bolt Thrower (1990)

August 10, 2017 Greg Pratt

Our latest That Tour Was Awesome looks back on when Pestilence , Autopsy , and Bolt Thrower terrorized Europe in 1990.

Interview with Mark Rudolph, illustrator, cartoonist, metalhead

August 9, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Get to know the man behind some of your favorite Decibel illustrations, and gain some insight into the creation of his latest book, Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest.

Gimme Radio’s Electrifying Reboot of the Heavy Metal Airways is a Game-Changer

August 7, 2017 Shawn Macomber

“I quit my job at Apple to start a metal station that sells vinyl records,” Gimme Radio founder and CEO Tyler Lenane tells Decibel. “To a lot of people that probably sounds fucking insane. But I believe in it — and I’m hoping to turn a lot of other heavy music lovers into believers, too.”…

Hammered Horror, Vampire’s Hand of Doom & Black String Tell All

August 7, 2017 Chris Dick

From musical influences like Mercyful Fate, Slayer, and Possessed to filmic influences like Hammer Horror, Sweden’s Vampire are taking death metal into the abyss. Formed in 2011 in Gothenburg, the Swedes — helmed by drummer (now vocalist) Hand of Doom and guitarist Black String — quickly impressed, with the group’s 2012 self-titled demo garnering heavy…

Nuclear Assault’s ‘Game Over’ Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

August 3, 2017 Albert Mudrian

New York thrash metal heroes Nuclear Assault join the ranks of the Decibel Hall of Fame this month with the induction of their landmark 1986 debut album, Game Over. You can read the extensive story about the making of the album in the September issue of Decibel (available here), which includes interviews with each member of Nuclear Assault who performed on…

Track Premiere: Hell – ‘Helmzmen’

July 28, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a crushing new song from extreme doom outfit Hell.

Track Premiere: Grave Pleasures – ‘Infatuation Overkill’

July 27, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a new video from apocalyptic post-punk rockers Grave Pleasures now!

Video Premiere: Overoth – ‘The Keeper’

July 27, 2017 Vince Bellino

Irish death dealers Overoth reveal information (and new video!) about their first record since their 2010 debut.