Obituary

Martin Eric Ain: 1967-2017

October 22, 2017 Justin Norton

Martin Eric Ain, a member of the legendary outfits Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, is remembered.

Video Premiere: Dust Bolt – ‘Mind the Gap’

September 5, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a new live video from Dust Bolt before they hit the road with Obituary and Exodus!

LIMITED OFFER! Get five RARE BONUS flexi discs from DECIBEL!

June 28, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Get out of print Immolation, Obituary, My Dying Bride, Goatwhore and Evoken flexis free with this special (limited) subscription offer! 

Suffocation Headlines Decibel’s “2017: The Year of Death Metal” Issue!

June 22, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Suffocation, Incantation, Broken Hope, Bolt Thrower/Memoriam, Immolation, Obituary, Origin, Expulsion/Repulsion, Dying Fetus and Decrepit Birth keep death alive in 2017.

Hideous (Feat. Members Of Obituary, ex-Death, ex-Six Feet Under, ex-Massacre) Debut First Single

May 5, 2017 Vince Bellino

Death metal supergroup Hideous are ready to bulldoze you with their old school Florida death metal sound. 

The Decibel Magazine Tour Starts TODAY! Get Tickets Now!

March 17, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous embark on the sixth annual Decibel Magazine Tour starting TODAY. Got tickets? 

The Decibel Tour Starts a Week From Today! Get Tickets!

March 10, 2017 Albert Mudrian

We’re just one week from the start of the Decibel Magazine Tour 2017 featuring Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous. Don’t miss out; tickets are still on sale!

Decibel Tour, Decibel Metal & Beer Fest and Bozzfest Tickets On Sale Now!

March 2, 2017 Albert Mudrian

When we’re not busy publishing North America’s only monthly metal magazine, releasing authoritative metal history books, unleashing Top 100 lists in special issue form and adding to our ever-expanding flexi discography, we like to host a live event or two. Here’s a round-up of Decibel-related shows going down winter gives way to spring. 

Decibel’s Landmark 150th Issue is Now Available!

February 21, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Limited quantities of #150, which include the Obituary flexi disc, featuring the exclusive track “No,” are now available in the dB webstore. Don’t blow it.

Obituary Unveil “No” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

February 13, 2017 Vince Bellino

Death metal legends Obituary join the Decibel Flexi Series. Ultra-limited quantities available, so act fast! 

Obituary Release New Song In Advance Of New Album And Decibel Magazine Tour

February 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Obituary are still churning out kick-ass death metal. Hear their latest single, “Turned to Stone” and catch them on the Decibel Magazine Tour 2017. 

Blood Incantation, Withered and 8 More Acts to Open Select Dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour

February 1, 2017 Jesse Chase

If simply having Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous all on one bill wasn’t enough to excite you so much your reproductive organs explode, this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour will, once again, have some sick regional openers on select dates as well. Here is the complete lists of first kills! 

 

Obituary Record Exclusive New Track for the Decibel Flexi Series!

January 20, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Subscribe by January 30, and get the “No,” new Obituary flexi disc from Decibel!

Last-Minute Decibel Gifts That Don’t Require Shipping

December 21, 2016 Vince Bellino

Christmas is in four days, but you have nothing to worry about thanks to these awesome gifts that don’t require any shipping. Happy holidays!

Kreator, Obituary, Midnight & Horrendous Take Part in 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour

December 5, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Sixth Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced! Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous spearhead premier metal mag’s latest North American assault this March.

 

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Hot Topic Black Metal

October 14, 2016 Decibel Magazine

Our resident birdbrain is back to tackle the new Obituary, Warcrab and Waldgefluster. 

Parking Lot Eternal: A Belated Elegy For Dave Donahue

October 3, 2016 Justin Norton

A few months after Heavy Metal Parking Lot celebrated its 30th anniversary, we remember the life of Dave Donahue, who made a short appearance in the film but left a lasting impression on his younger brother and friends. 

Terry Butler on New Death Metal Supergroup: Hideous

June 17, 2016 J. Andrew Zalucky

Hideous: a new old-school death metal supergroup worth readying that denim vest for!

Nick Menza: 1964-2016

May 23, 2016 Justin Norton

Nick Menza — best remembered for his time in Megadeth — was one of the drummers that earned fierce love and respect. Menza died after collapsing on stage on Saturday, apparently from heart failure. Menza’s style, approach, and effortless invention were as essential to Megadeth as Bill Ward’s quirks and fills were to Black Sabbath or Dave Lombardo’s ferocity was to Slayer. 

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Obituary’s “World Demise”

May 27, 2015 Shane Mehling

I am gobsmacked that I’m being asked to defend Obituary’s World Demise, a record that, in my mind, is nothing less than a classic extreme metal record which I assumed was pretty much universally respected.

Decibrity Playlist: Obituary

October 16, 2014 Zach Smith

When Obituary returned in 2005 with Frozen In Time–at that point, its first album in eight years–Decibel was still in its infancy. Fast forward to today, and we’re about to throw two tenth anniversary shows on Saturday night while the death metal legends are about to drop their ninth studio effort, the long-time coming Inked…

Dave Brockie: 1963-2014

March 24, 2014 Justin Norton

In the late 90s, perhaps around 1998, I pulled over at a truck stop about 45 miles outside of Richmond, Virginia. I grabbed a few snacks and went to the checkout line when it occurred to me that the clerk was staring, somewhat horrified. I looked down and remembered why: my entire body was covered…

Selim Lemouchi: 1980-2014

March 5, 2014 Justin Norton

Metal musicians quote Nietzsche far too much, almost as much as they quote H.P. Lovecraft. Sometimes it’s for blatant and misdirected political purposes; other times, to add a veneer of intellectual heft to mediocre material. But when you consider the short life of musician Selim Lemouchi, one of the German thinker’s best known quotes resonates:…

New Year’s Metalutions

December 31, 2013 Jeff Treppel

In 2014, I resolve to: Descant the insalubrious. Yoko Ono Chimaira. Stop smashing hammer faces. Train my army of attack hamsters. Look into whether or not goat sacrifice requires a permit. Resist your touch of evil. Follow Darkthrone on tour. Convince Albert to do a Hall Of Fame on Nightwish’s Wishmaster. Transcribe Obituary lyrics. Watch…

FREE DEATH METAL – Apply within: Dead Beyond Buried “The Dark Era”

October 8, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

UK underground champs Dead Beyond Buried are giving their new album, The Dark Era, and that’s pretty cool, right? Everyone likes free stuff. That’s a given. And especially free music. Eight out 10 features with bands at some point touch upon the music industry’s perilous position right over yon great fiscal abyss, into which it’s…

Into the Depths: John Tardy of Obituary

August 14, 2012 Shawn Macomber

On the upcoming Carnival of Death tour Florida death metal legends Obituary will shred a “fan-generated” set drawn primarily from the vile trinity of Slowly We Rot, Cause Of Death and The End Complete — including some tracks that have never before been performed live. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to get Obituary vocalist…

The [Future] Cutest Kitties in Metal Live at Clover Cat Rescue

November 22, 2011 Adem Tepedelen

As evidenced by our “Cutest Kitties in Metal” article back in the December 2009 issue, we here at Decibel are staunch friends of the feline. Sure, goats are semi-regularly sacrificed at Decibel HQ whenever we need a little bump in subscription numbers, but no cats are ever harmed in the making of our hallowed mag….

Donate to James Murphy

November 16, 2011 Chris Dick

Veteran death metal guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Cancer, Disincarnate, Testament) has found that the brain tumor he defeated in 2001 has unexpectedly returned. Although the tumor is benign and is currently being treated pharmacologically — chemotherapy remains an option — Murphy needs our help. The medication Murphy has been prescribed has crippling side effects,…

OH, THE HORROR! DENIAL FIEND’S TERRY BUTLER SPILLS SOME BLOOD FOR THE DECIBLOG

August 1, 2011 Jonathan Horsley

Denial Fiend could be considered an all-star death metal crew but that’s kinda disengenious when it’s more a case of seasoned offenders stitched together by previous convictions and a jonesing for horror movies and punk. Since forming in 2006, Denial Fiend have been part of the new old-school death metal revival much in the same…