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Earth Crisis To Release “Smash or Be Smashed” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

February 26, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, March 1 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from straight edge hardcore heroes Earth Crisis.

Watch Members of Napalm Death, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Child Bite & Yakuza Cover Cardiacs

February 25, 2021

Dan “Chewy” Mongrain, Dave Witte, Shane Embury, Bruce Lamont, Christian Doble and a host of other metal and punk luminaries pay tribute to the Cardiacs‘ “Tarred and Feathered” with an assist from bassist Jim Smith!

Requiem Metal Podcast Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Neurosis’ ‘Through Silver in Blood’ With Four-Part Series

February 22, 2021

Veteran metal podcasters Jason Hundey and Mark Rudolph record a 10-hour, guest-filled deep dive into Neurosis‘ game-changing 1996 record Through Silver in Blood.

Decibel’s Top 5 Cosmic Black Metal Albums

February 15, 2021

Decibel bestows wisdom in our latest Top 5 Cosmic Black Metal Albums, featuring Kaon, Lumnos, Mesarthim, Offenbarung and Darkspace. Revolutions in celestial death are infinite.

Acclaimed Extreme Metal Artist Justin Bartlett Diagnosed With Cancer, GoFundMe Established

February 10, 2021

Extreme metal artist, and friend of Decibel, Justin Bartlett has stage 4 colorectal cancer. Here’s how you can help.

Slayer, Maiden & Metallica: Buzz Osborne Remembers 1983

February 10, 2021

The Melvins will unleash their new record, Working With God on February 26. It’s the second album from the Melvins 1983 lineup, so we wind back the clock with King Buzzo.

Valentine’s Day Subscription Special: Get Two Free Issues of Decibel: This Weekend Only!

February 5, 2021

Decibel‘s Bloody Valentine’s Day Sale starts NOW, but it ends Monday at 12pm EST, so bust a move if you want TWO FREE ISSUES!

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School: Metal Musicians Reveal Their High School Bands: Part 2

February 3, 2021

Members of Eyehategod, Darkest Hour, KEN mode, Possessed and more discuss the humble beginnings of their first high school bands.

Celestial Season To Release New Song “Black Water Mirrors,” via the Decibel Flexi Series

January 29, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, February 1 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from Dutch death/doom kings Celestial Season.

Here Are 35 Great Metal Albums You May Have Missed in 2020

January 27, 2021

Because we’re not even a full month into 2021 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 35 more from 2020 to chew on.

The Crown Premiere New Track “Driven to Disaster” Via Decibel Flexi Series

January 26, 2021

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

UPDATE: Metal & Beer Fest: Philly Has Been Rescheduled

January 22, 2021

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has been officially rescheduled for September 25-26, 2021 at Fillmore Philly. Tickets for the original 2020 festival dates will automatically be valid for the new dates.

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School: Metal Musicians Reveal Their High School Bands: Part 1

January 13, 2021

Members of Converge, Exhumed, Municipal Waste, Integrity and more discuss the humble beginnings of their first high school bands.

Ex-Children of Bodom Frontman Alexi Laiho Dead at 41

January 4, 2021

Decibel is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of ex-Children of Bodom guitarist/vocalist and current Bodom After Midnight frontman Alexi Laiho.

Venomous Concept Members Announce New Project, Visceral Collapse, Debut ‘Knowle Rd’ Release

December 30, 2020

Grindpunk heroes Venomous Concept unleash and new noise-heavy extension called Visceral Collapse. And Decibel has their sprawling single-track, 25-minute debut Knowle Rd for you now.

The Crown To Release New Song “Driven To Disaster” via the Decibel Flexi Series

December 22, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, January 4 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from death/thrash kings The Crown.

Deck the Hails Part II: The Revenge of Neill Jameson’s Christmas Playlist

December 21, 2020

Four years after the original installment, Neill Jameson returns and sounds off on the Christmas season and gives you the gift of holiday playlists.

‘Heavy Metal Movies’ Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Passes Away

December 17, 2020

Decibel mourns the loss of Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of a pair of modern classics for Bazillion Points, Heavy Metal Movies and Teen Movie Hell.

VIDEO: Ice-T Discusses Body Count’s Grammy Nomination, Explains How to Change Your Zoom Background

December 17, 2020

Ice-T discusses Body Count‘s Grammy nomination, talks life in lockdown and gives you a few tips on how to spice up your Zoom meetings in this exclusive Decibel video.

Cynic Bassist Sean Malone Dies at 50

December 10, 2020

Decibel sends our deepest condolences to his family, friends, bandmates and countless fans around the world. Rest in power, Sean.

Track Premiere and Interview: Undergang – “Rodt dodt kod”

December 2, 2020

Copenhagen death metal favorites Undergang reveal new song and their secret ’90s alt-rock influence.

Venomous Concept Premiere New Track, “Vote Clown Party” Via Decibel Flexi Series

December 1, 2020

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

‘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.