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Top 10 Drummer Vocalists in Metal

October 30, 2017 Joseph Schafer

Who are the best drummer/vocalists in metal? Decibel ranks some of the most impressive.

Metal & Beer: Mikkeller Launches New Sultan’s Curse Collab With Mastodon

October 18, 2017 Adem Tepedelen

Danish brewery Mikkeller unleashes, Sultan’s Curse Imperial Stout, a new heavyweight band collaboration with Mastodon

10 Acts You Shouldn’t Miss At Psycho Las Vegas

June 1, 2017 Vince Bellino

Psycho Las Vegas is shaping up to have a big year. Check out some can’t miss bands playing, as well as individual day lineups!

HALL OF FAME COUNTDOWN: MASTODON’S LEVIATHAN

June 2, 2016 Greg Pratt

Here are the songs on Mastodon‘s Hall of Fame nominated album Leviathan ranked from least-rad to fully-rad.

Mastodon – “Leviathan”

April 27, 2016 Kevin Stewart-Panko

Recently, I stumbled across a graffiti mural that read, “Every winner was once a beginner.” This got the gears turning, thinking about how long it’s been since Mastodon was considered an unknown, underground entity.

Gorguts on the cover of Decibel. Issue now available here!

April 20, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Advance copies of the new Decibel, featuring our first-ever Gorguts cover story, are now available in the Decibel webstore. 

30 Years of Neurosis: An Interview with Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till (and Friends!)

March 31, 2016 Matt Solis

Earlier this month, Neurosis took up residency at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom for an epic weekend of shows to commemorate their 30th anniversary. We caught up with vocalists/guitarists Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till to talk about the significance of the event.

STREAMING: French sludge-metallers DRAWERS new self-titled album

January 17, 2014 Jonathan Horsley

Ladies and germs, courtesy of the good people of Kaotoxin Records, it is our great honor to host this online premiere of Drawer’s self-tilted sophomore album. Drawers are a five-piece outfit from Toulouse, France, who play sludge or a variant thereof; Drawers is really just big-riffed, amp-worshipping metal. This is sludgish metal. Indeed, calling Drawers…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Read This Now!

November 8, 2013 Adem Tepedelen

There are all kinds of new products popping out of the woodwork in the Decibel Universe right now. You may have heard of this limited-edition 100th Issue Show: The Movie DVD that’s just arrived at dB HQ. Then there’s the Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue that’ll be the perfect holiday…

COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN: When metal dudes go sell your shit

February 20, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

Yeah, the real world sure does suck. The bottom line is forever letting the wolves off the leash and if they don’t end up clawing at your door they’ll sure as hell shit on your lawn. The only way out is money. And in this business, the uncomfortable truth is that, ultimately, in a roundabout…

Secret to Placing in Decibel’s Year-End Top 5 Revealed!

January 3, 2012 Adem Tepedelen

First we’d like to congratulate Tombs on topping our annual list of the Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2011. It was, of course, well deserved. Not all our readers may agree with it, but then again there’s no satisfying the most extremely extreme readership in all of metaldom. You’re an opinionated lot, and we love…

Red Fang, DEP, Mastodon – Terminal 5, NYC – 11/19/11

December 1, 2011 Frank Lemke

Sold Out. What a killer tour, at a venue I am starting to like more and more. This was the Relapse-makes-good showcase, no filler or bullshit.

ANCIENT WISDOM: Senior citizens run the rule over Album of the Year shortlist

September 19, 2011 Jonathan Horsley

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, it’s a bit early to start thinking about the album of the year. It’s only mid-September. But such are publishing and album release schedules that we Decibel footsoldiers are mentally ensconced in winter, like, this year is so over. But the thing is, compiling a top 10 ten or…

Mastodon – “Remission”

April 18, 2008 Jesse Chase

While it’ll never be regarded as the kind of breakthrough record Leviathan became, thanks to universal acclaim (indie rock critics and all) and its inclusion on not one but three video game soundtracks (Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Project Gotham Racing 3, Saints Row), Mastodon’s Remission LP is much more important in the scheme of the band’s history and modern metal itself.