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Q&A: Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) Talks Twin Leads & XLIX

May 13, 2019

Wishbone Ash guitarist and founding member Andy Powell regales Decibel about the past, the present, and the future.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Eric A.K. of Flotsam and Jetsam

January 17, 2019

To celebrate the release of Flotsam and Jetsam‘s new album, The End of Chaos, we caught up with vocalist Eric A.K. to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Watch: Smashing Pumpkins and the Guy from Sugar Ray Murder Judas Priest Classic

August 3, 2018

Watch Smashing Pumpkins cover “Breaking the Law” with the guy from Sugar Ray.

Feel the Heat: The Top 10 Songs About Burning

August 3, 2018

It’s August. It’s really hot outside. So hot that it BURNS. Burning is pretty metal though, right? So here’s ten great songs about burning!

Judas Priest – “Stained Class”

May 1, 2018

Judas Priest‘s Stained Class takes its place in the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Judas Priest Grace the Cover of June’s Decibel

April 25, 2018

Judas Priest return to the cover of Decibel with an decade-in-the-making Hall of Fame story of their Stained Class album.

Brewtal Truth: This Judas Priest Album With That Beer

March 12, 2018

A new Judas Priest album, a new Sierra Nevada Double IPA and an unfortunate use of the term “loaded.”

Retirepower: The End of Judas Priest’s Dual Guitar Assault

March 1, 2018

Judas Priest will hit the road without guitarist Glenn Tipton, but the band remains great in his absence.

Take 20% Off All Decibel Books For Our Dead Presidents Day Sale!

February 16, 2018

Choosing Death, The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology Vol. II, Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies and more are 20% off now through this weekend.

Judas Priest Guitarist Glenn Tipton Diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Will Not Play on ‘Firepower’ Tour

February 12, 2018

The legendary Judas Priest guitarist will not perform on their upcoming Firepower tour due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

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.

Interview with Mark Rudolph, illustrator, cartoonist, metalhead

August 9, 2017

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.

The Top 10 Metal Songs Never Performed Live

August 8, 2017

We look at some of the best metal songs of all time… that have never been performed live.

Pre-Order METAL GODS: A TRIBUTE TO JUDAS PRIEST Now!

May 5, 2017

Decibel Books is proud to announce the release of Metal Gods: A Tribute to Judas Priest, the third in a trilogy of graphic novels chronicling the history and influence of the godfathers of heavy metal. Pre-order now!

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the 20th Anniversary of Heavy Metal Parking Lot

May 31, 2016

Heavy Metal Parking Lot was filmed 30 years ago today. We still haven’t had an opportunity to jump Rob Halford’s bones, but we did interview the filmmakers and cast members about the legendary documentary… 10 years ago. Enjoy this flashback piece or you belong on fuckin’ Mars, man.

Art In Motion: Animated Cover Art With Stephan Dreadford

May 23, 2016

Digital artist Stephan Dreadford accidentally fell into the craft of animating famous heavy metal cover art. The single incident, which involved doing animated cover art for social media for his brother’s band, has now pushed Dreadford down a very cool path. Over a very short time, Dreadford has animated numerous cover paintings, turning them into moving pieces of awesome–by such artists as Ed Repka to Andreas Marshall–from static greatness. Dreadford’s vision has put into–well, actual–motion covers by Judas Priest, Sodom, Blind Guardian, Helloween, Pantera, Kreator, and many more. He sees the art like we all do… Living, breathing covers, but instead of using our imaginations to see where, for example, Mark Wilkinson (cover artist for Painkiller) wanted go, Dreadford does it for us. Read on as we extol the virtues of Dreadford’s GIF prowess.

DECIBEL’s Top 100 Old-School Metal Albums Issue Available Now!

November 3, 2015

It’s that time of year again! Decibel has been banging our heads overtime to concoct our annual special issue with 100 percent never-before-seen content. Slip on your old studded vest and behold The Top 100 Old-School Metal Albums of All Time!

Seeing Priest With My Dad

October 29, 2014

“Oh, watch the lightning strike Feel the powers of the hammer’s pounding on Take it to your heart and understand What must live on from father to son” -“Father to Son” by Quorthon/Bathory One thing my family always jokes about is how my dad was caught crying at the end of The Last Unicorn. It’s…

High Priestess Invocation: Exclusive Kobra & the Lotus Premiere!

June 10, 2014

By the time future preconception-leveling heavy metal siren Kobra Paige hit age fifteen the Calgary, Alberta native had already been studying piano, classical vocal technique, and music theory for eight solid years.

John Gält Is A Sleaze Rocker

August 13, 2013

Here are the two main things you need to know about Kharkiv, Ukraine’s future sleaze rock superstars John Gält: 1. The band’s superb debut full-length Served Hot is a brash, hook-filled throwback to hard rock’s better days, marrying a bit of Motörhead aggro and Priest-y chug-soar-chug to an old school Mötley Crüe swagger n’ sneer….

“I Love This Music. Isn’t It Too Dreamy?”

February 12, 2013

Norwegian hard rockers Audrey Horne may have a sound that marries Seventies arena rock to a chug/gallop/chug reminiscent of early Priest and Maiden, but the band’s name is all homage to a memorable character from David Lynch’s infamous early nineties crash n’ burn foray into network television. Thus, on the eve of the release of…