Obituary

LIMITED QUANTITIES! Get five FREE BONUS flexi discs from DECIBEL!

June 6, 2018

Get out of print Immolation, Obituary, Kreator, Enslaved, Khemmis and Pestilence flexis free with this special (limited) subscription offer!

Ralph Santolla: 1969-2018

June 6, 2018

Ralph Santolla, who played guitar for numerous extreme metal legends, passed away on June 6.

Martin Eric Ain: 1967-2017

October 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

The Decibel Magazine Tour Starts TODAY! Get Tickets Now!

March 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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! 

 

Last-Minute Decibel Gifts That Don’t Require Shipping

December 21, 2016

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

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

 

Parking Lot Eternal: A Belated Elegy For Dave Donahue

October 3, 2016

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

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

Nick Menza: 1964-2016

May 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…