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Mortiis: From Black Metal to Dungeon Synth and Beyond

October 16, 2017

In perhaps his most in-depth interview ever, Mortiis dives deep into his past as the unwitting progenitor of dungeon synth.

Full Album Stream: War Possession “Doomed To Chaos”

October 16, 2017

Greek death metallers War Possession unleash upon mankind new long-player, “Doomed to Chaos”.

FLASH SALE: Get 20% Off ALL Decibel Book Titles!

October 13, 2017

Choosing Death, Black Metal, The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology Vol. II and Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest are 20% off through Sunday!

GWAR: Extended Interview with Mike Bishop, the Man Behind the Blothar

October 10, 2017

Mike Bishop sheds Blothar’s antlers and abdominal adornments to speak frankly with us about GWAR after Brockie.

KEN Mode Record Exclusive New Song for Decibel Flexi Series!

September 29, 2017

Get an active Decibel Deluxe Subscription by Monday, October 2 at 10AM EST and this exclusive new KEN Mode vinyl single is yours!

Exploring Synths: A Primer with Neill Jameson

September 28, 2017

Neill Jameson explores synthesizers and the various metal-related genres of music that have sprung from the instrument.

Track Premiere & Interview: Sharptooth – ‘F*ck You Donald Trump’

September 27, 2017

Explosive hardcore outfit Sharptooth have recently signed to Pure Noise Records. Listen to a new song and read a new interview now!

Dirk Verbeuren’s Top 5 Hardest Megadeth Songs To Play

September 25, 2017

Drummer Dirk Verbeuren details the five most complicated Megadeth songs to play past and present.

The Devaluation of Opinion in Metal

September 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 5 Underrated Thrash Guitarists

August 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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.

Watch: Blöödhag Vocalist Throws Coffee on Alex Jones in Seattle

August 18, 2017

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

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