Metal Blade Records

Job for a Cowboy are Calling Out Your Hippie Nonsense on “Moon Healer”

February 22, 2024

Job for a Cowboy bassist Nick Schendzielos talks about the new record and the death and rebirth of deathcore.

Slayer’s Debut “Show No Mercy” Turns 40

December 4, 2023

There was once a metal world without Slayer, as hard as that is to imagine. That world changed forever with this album. Show No Mercy is a giant’s first loud footstep.

EXCLUSIVE Excerpt #5 from Brian Slagel’s ‘Swing of the Blade’: Cirith Ungol Return From the Underground

May 2, 2023

OG U.S. doom merchants Cirith Ungol feature prominently in our latest exclusive excerpt from Brian Slagel’s upcoming book, Swing of the Blade.

EXCLUSIVE Excerpt: Part 3 from ‘Swing of the Blade’: “In Search Of”

April 18, 2023

Our latest exclusive excerpt from Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel’s upcoming book, Swing of the Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records features Amon Amarth.

EXCLUSIVE Excerpt from Brian Slagel’s new book, ‘Swing of the Blade: More Stories From Metal Blade Records’

April 4, 2023

Read an exclusive excerpt, featuring Armored Saint, from Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel’s upcoming book, Swing of the Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records.

Q&A: Anton Reisenegger (Criminal) Refuses/Resists On New Album ‘Sacrificio’

November 1, 2021

Criminal mastermind Anton Reisenegger recounts the making of new album Sacrificio and the forces — resistance, repression, revolt — behind the album’s lyrics.

Stream the New Cirith Ungol EP & Read an Interview with the Legendary Robert Garven

May 27, 2021

While you listen, read our Q&A with band co-founder/drummer Robert Garven about handling pandemic setbacks, how the EP came together, and what’s next for this legendary band. 

Metal Blade Records Announces ‘Metal Massacre XV’ Compilation Curated by Decibel’s Albert Mudrian. LP Pre-Order Available!

April 20, 2021

Metal Blade’s 15th installment — and first since 2016 — of their legendary Metal Massacre compilation series features new and exclusive recordings from Midnight, Ripped to Shreds, Many Suffer and more.

Decibel Exclusive CANNIBAL CORPSE Color LP Available Now for Pre-Order!

March 16, 2021

Decibel brings you this exclusive Coke Bottle Swamp Green vinyl color LP of Cannibal Corpse‘s Violence Unimagined. Limited to 300 worldwide, so get yours pre-ordered now.  

Album Review: Cult of Luna – ‘The Raging River’

February 1, 2021

Post-metalgaze favorites Cult of Luna return with nearly an LP’s worth of an EP.

The Crown Premiere New Track “Driven to Disaster” Via Decibel Flexi Series

January 26, 2021

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare The Crown flexi disc single, featuring a brand new track, available as part of the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Tribulation Grace the Cover of the March Issue of Decibel

January 15, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of the March issue of Decibel, featuring our an exclusive new flexi disc single from Swedish death/thrash kings the Crown.

The Crown To Release New Song “Driven To Disaster” via the Decibel Flexi Series

December 22, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, January 4 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from death/thrash kings The Crown.

Blowing Their Wad All Over God: An Oral History of GWAR’s ‘Scumdogs of the Universe’

October 27, 2020

Decibel celebrates the 30th anniversary of GWAR‘s landmark Scumdogs of the Universe, and dodges blood and semen to bring you the ULTIMATE oral history of the legendary release.