old school

Streaming: Remixed ’80s Cult Classics From Holland’s Highway Chile

August 31, 2017

We unearthed some seriously obscure NWOBHM-era Dutch metal that’s finally been remixed and reissued 30-plus years after it was originally released.

Exclusive Premiere: New Bible of the Devil track!

May 8, 2012

Unlike some of our previous “premieres,” this one is timed just perfectly. Chicago trad-metal quartet, Bible of the Devil, will be releasing their sixth full-length album, For The Love Of Thugs And Fools, today, May, 8 via Cruz Del Sur Music. It’s their first full-length, since 2008’s Freedom Metal and it’s just the kind of…

Baltimore Music Fest Celebrates the Old School

October 4, 2011

Being the senior member (in age, that is) of the Decibel contribs, any time anything “old school” comes around, it frequently gets kicked our way. And we’re totally OK with that. Especially when we get to shine a little light on a burgeoning metal fest in Baltimore that’s all about celebrating old-school metal. Defenders of…

Whiplash! This Reissue’s a Bitch

August 2, 2011

For whatever reason, when people talk about influential metal scenes of yore, the L.A.area  just doesn’t seem to get the credit it’s due. Sure, the whole Hollywood/Sunset Strip glam thing left its mark in the mid-’80s, but some of the world’s biggest and influential, ahem, “real” metal bands arose from the L.A. area much earlier…