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‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Now In Stock, Final Excerpt Revealed!

November 24, 2020

Read our second and final book excerpt, this time focusing on the early days of American black metal cult legends Profanatica, and order your copy of USBM now.

Exclusive Video Report: In the Studio with Municipal Waste and Arthur Rizk

November 18, 2020

Catch up with thrashers Municipal Waste as they record their seventh LP in a Philly studio with renowned engineer Arthur Rizk.

SPOILER: Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2020

November 12, 2020

We’re sorry. We’re not trying to ruin the fun by posting this. But if we don’t, someone else will. You probably shouldn’t click here. Really, you should just wait for the issue to arrive in the mail. For Christ’s sake, have you no willpower? OK, fine. Don’t @ us.

Blowing Their Wad All Over God: An Oral History of GWAR’s ‘Scumdogs of the Universe’

October 27, 2020

Decibel celebrates the 30th anniversary of GWAR‘s landmark Scumdogs of the Universe, and dodges blood and semen to bring you the ULTIMATE oral history of the legendary release.

‘USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal’ Book Pre-Order Available NOW!

October 16, 2020

USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal, the new 544-page hardcover from Decibel Books featuring a foreword from Tom Gabriel Warrior, is available for pre-order now.

Immortal Rights: Inside the Legal Battle Between Dan Seagrave and Earache Records

October 1, 2020

Decibel investigates the ongoing fight over album art between legendary artist Dan Seagrave and extreme metal progenitors Earache Records.

Exclusive Excerpt: Exhumed Mastermind Matt Harvey’s Gore-Drenched Cosmic Horror Novelette “The Vessel”

September 30, 2020

Trading riffs for ‘graphs, Exhumed/Gruesome slayer Matt Harvey deftly summons alternate reality nightmares with “The Vessel.”

Black Metal Mavens Gaerea List the Top 5 Horrifying Places In Portugal

September 28, 2020

Portuguese black metal mavens Gaerea list their Top 5 horrifying places to visit in Portugal. Only Decibel has a passport into Gaerea’s abyss.

Wake To Release Exclusive New Song “Vast and Infinite” via the Decibel Flexi Series

September 25, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, October 5 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Canadian post-grind crushers Wake, as well as a SECOND flexi disc announced next week!

Hear Hyperdontia’s Crushing New Song “Punctured Soul” via the Decibel Flexi Series

September 23, 2020

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Hyperdontia flexi disc single, featuring a brand new track, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Shane Embury of Napalm Death

September 17, 2020

To celebrate the release of Napalm Death’s new album, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, we caught up with bassist Shane Embury to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Party On, Dude: Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher on the ‘Bill and Ted 3’ Soundtrack & Mastodon Rarities

September 16, 2020

Mastodon‘s Bill Kelliher talks, Bill & Ted 3, Brent Hinds’ “Wild Stallyns Bill and Ted Forever” tattoo and the band’s new comp.

Track Premiere: Celestial Season “For Twisted Loveless”

September 16, 2020

Netherlands-based doom outfit Celestial Season reunite to follow-up Solar Lovers on new track “For Twisted Loveless.” Streaming only at Decibel!

DON’T WAIT: Exclusive DROPDEAD Vinyl Almost Sold Out! Napalm Death LPs Shipping Soon!

September 11, 2020

Time Waits for No Sale! Get exclusive Decibel versions of Napalm Death and Dropdead LPs before they’re gone for good!

Decibel X Record Store Day ‘Completely Extreme’ Compilation Arrives October 30

September 9, 2020

Decibel is honored to collaborate with fellow indie institution Record Store Day to batter your ears with the inaugural installment of our Completely Extreme compilation series.

Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Arcane Digital Recording) Needs Liver Transplant, GoFundMe Announced

September 3, 2020

A GoFundMe campgain for Ryan Butler has been launched to help offset medical debts and living expenses. If you help, please consider donating.

Celebrating Riley Gale With Decibel’s Power Trip Cover Story From 2019

August 28, 2020

We pay tribute to Power Trip’s Riley Gale with our cover story to the sold-out February 2019 issue of Decibel.

Power Trip Frontman Riley Gale Dies at 34

August 25, 2020

Decibel is deeply shocked and saddened and extends our full love and support to Riley’s family, friends and bandmates. Rest in power, Riley.

Track and Video Premiere: En Minor – “Mausoleums”

August 20, 2020

Philip H. Anselmo’s crestfallen Southern Gothic collective En Minor unveil the video for haunting album opener “Mausoleums.”

Catching Up With Rob Fusco

August 19, 2020

Amongst many other things, former One King Down and Most Precious Blood frontman Rob Fusco discusses his new project, Take Life

Johanna Sadonis & Nicke Andersson (Lucifer) Share Their Top 5 Vintage T-Shirt Stories

August 17, 2020

Lucifer‘s Johanna Sadonis and Nicke Andersson share their top five vintage t-shirt stories. Lucifer’s new album, Lucifer III, is out now on Century Media.

Decibel Is Looking for an Extremely Extreme App Developer

August 10, 2020

Do you develop apps/type code with one hand while putting up the horns with the other? Get in touch right away!

Celebrate 16 Years of Decibel With 16% Off of Subscriptions THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

August 7, 2020

For our 16th birthday, we got YOU a gift! Take 16% off ALL Decibel subscriptions from now until Sunday night!

“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.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Bark at the Moon’ vs. ‘Balls to the Wall’

July 30, 2020

Pitting Accept‘s Balls to the Wall against Ozzy Osbourne‘s Bark at the Moon in the ultimate classic-metal showdown.

Pre-Order This Decibel-Exclusive LP Color of the New Napalm Death Album NOW!

July 24, 2020

Pre-order the Decibel exclusive de-weaponised steel and black swirled vinyl color of Napalm Death‘s new LP Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism now!

Hear Inter Arma’s Crushing “Hallucinatorium” Re-recording via the Decibel Flexi Series

July 23, 2020

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Inter Arama flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive re-recording available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Funeral Doom Legends Skepticism Look Back on ‘Stormcrowfleet’ 25 Years Later

July 21, 2020

Looking back on Decibel Hall of Famer Stormcrowfleet 25 years later with Skepticism organist Eero Pöyry.

Decibel Presents Get Behind the Mask: An Online Gallery of Metal Musicians in Support of Public Health

July 10, 2020

In a concerted effort to break stigmas and stress its universal importance to metalheads worldwide, Decibel gathered over 140 musicians in support of wearing masks to help end the novel coronavirus and expedite the return of live extreme music.