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All in Your Head, Or Why Metal Musicians Shouldn’t Overreact to Negative Reviews

January 2, 2018

Every artist eventually faces a bad review of their work. But a very public reaction to that review invites even more negative criticism.

July 2019

June 2, 2016

New titles from Abbath, 3TEETH, Batushka, Machine Head and more.

Interview: Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle

August 20, 2015

One of the best things about heavy metal is the sense of community it fosters: we’re all in this together because no one else fucking cares. So when an unexpected metalhead pops up in daily life, it’s always a cool feeling. Sometimes it’s that weird guy at work who never says a word to anyone but comes in one Friday wearing a Stargazer shirt…and sometimes it’s an MLB All-Star relief pitcher with more than 200 career strikeouts and a beard with its own zip code.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Machine Head “The Burning Red”

May 18, 2015

Okay, before we step into the ring, fair warning: This is going to be some bare-knuckles shit. Go ahead and tighten up your gut.

My Scion Rockfest 2014 Experience in Shitty iPhone Photos

May 27, 2014

While everyone else is reporting from that East Coast festival this week, we here at Decibel’s Los Angeles Bureau are lazy and don’t like to go further than 43.5 miles from our home base. Fortunately, on May 17, Scion held their annual Rockfest in Pomona, which is exactly that distance. Sweet! I was there, and…

GIVEAWAY: Win a Machine Head Epiphone Guitar!

November 20, 2012

Before we get to all the details of this amazing giveaway—a free guitar!—from the generous folks at Roadrunner Records and Epiphone, we want to wish Machine Head mainman Robb Flynn a very speedy recovery from his recent hernia surgery. We know he’s anxious to get back out on the road and resume the tour with…