NWOBHM

Future Triumph Meets Past Glory: A LOVEBITES NWOBHM Playlist

June 8, 2021

Love may bite, but Tokyo shredders LOVEBITES are here to prove old school heavy metal most certainly does not.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘High ‘n’ Dry’ vs. ‘Lightning to the Nations’

April 29, 2021

It’s the ultimate NWOBHM showdown when Def Leppard‘s High ‘n’ Dry takes on Diamond Head‘s Lightning to the Nations in today’s Fight Fire with Fire.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Angel Witch’s “Angel Witch”

October 8, 2020

Ranking the songs on Angel Witch’s Hall of Fame-inducted, NWOBHM classic self-titled debut from worst to best.

Track Premiere: Sacred Leather – “Oruku”

April 15, 2020

Heavy Metal lustlords Sacred Leather are back to tease their upcoming LP with the fiery riff-spittin’ new single “Oruku.”

Full Album Stream: Lord Vigo – ‘Danse de Noir’

April 8, 2020

German doom sextet Lord Vigo bring epic balladry and NWOBHM flare to their synth-soaked Blade Runner concept album Danse de Noir.

Hear Exclusive New Satan Song “Twelve Infernal Lords” Via the Decibel Flexi Series!

March 4, 2020

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Satan flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive new track written and recorded for the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Satan to Release New Song “Twelve Infernal Lords” Via the Decibel Flexi Series!

January 31, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, Feb 3 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single featuring a brand new song from NWOBHM heroes Satan!

Full Album Stream: Solace — “The Brink”

December 11, 2019

New Jersey doom n’ rollers Solace channel a career of hard luck into a scorching comeback record.

Full Album Stream: Savage Master – ‘Myth, Magic & Steel’

October 23, 2019

Louisville leather-fiends Savage Master unmask their newest offering of devilish ragers on their Myth, Magic & Steel LP.

Full Album Stream: Screamer – ‘Highway of Heroes’

October 9, 2019

Swedish hell machines Screamer take a leather-clad trad metal joyride on their newest triumphant record, Highway of Heroes.

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.

Judas Priest – “Stained Class”

May 1, 2018

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

Track Premiere: Pagan Altar – ‘Dance of the Vampires’

July 27, 2017

Listen to a new song from NWOBHM group Pagan Altar, their last with late vocalist Terry Jones.

Tank’s ‘Filth Hounds of Hades’ Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

July 13, 2017

British heavy metal luminaries Tank bulldoze their way into the Decibel Hall of Fame. Pick up the August issue (#154) to read the making of Filth Hounds of Hades.

Tank – “Filth Hounds of Hades”

July 6, 2017

March 1982. Maggie Thatcher lords over a dangerously unemployed U.K. with a hatchet face, a controversial economic policy and “a voice like a cat sliding down a blackboard.” The Falklands War debacle is just weeks away.

Exhumed’s Matt Harvey talks new trad metal project Pounder

June 22, 2017

We caught up with Pounder’s Matt Harvey to talk about how his new trad metal project is really more similar to his extreme metal bands than you might think.

Full Album Stream: Rebel Wizard – ‘Triumph of Gloom’

February 22, 2017

Rebel Wizard‘s unique sound, self-described as “negative metal,” is an unholy marriage of black, thrash and power metal with a healthy dose of NWoBHM thrown in. Stream their album Triumph of Gloom in full now. 

Saxon’s “Wheels of Steel” Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

January 4, 2017

Saxon‘s NWOBHM building block Wheels of Steel enters Decibel’s Hall of Fame.

Saxon – “Wheels of Steel”

January 4, 2017

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal wasn’t a movement. Until it was a movement. Early on, bands—mostly categorized as hard rock—merely created music the only way they knew how.

Nick Bowcott to Join Grim Reaper for Two US Shows

October 5, 2016

The NWOBHM band’s original guitarist will join them for two shows in Los Angeles and Phoenix on their upcoming tour.  

Track Premiere: Evil Invaders are “Raising Hell”

September 21, 2016

Evil Invaders‘ “Raising Hell” is a speed-drenched, retro tune. 

Diamond Head

June 13, 2016

Diamond Head
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Premiere: Step up to BAT with the Full-Album Stream of “Wings of Chains”

June 10, 2016

Friday is for flying rodents. Or NWOBHM supergroups featuring members of Municipal Waste, Volture, and D.R.I. — your choice. 

Satan – “Court in the Act”

April 1, 2016

By the time 1983 rolled around, those bands participating within the loose construct known as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal had become well aware that there was more to their scene and sound than playing time-tested and amped-up blues-based riffs in the back rooms of pubs or moldy rehearsal rooms.