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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.

Announcing the “Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Volume III” Book! Pre-Order NOW!

June 12, 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.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Peter Wiwczarek of Vader

April 30, 2020

To celebrate the release of Vader’s new album, Solitude in Madness, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Peter Wiwczarek to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Kirk Windstein

February 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein’s first solo album, Dream in Motion, we caught up with the sludge king to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

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!