Ozzy Osbourne

Jake E. Lee returns with new Red Dragon Cartel album

November 8, 2018

Jake E. Lee returns with a fresh lineup for the new Red Dragon Cartel album.

Decibel Meter: Ozzy Osbourne and Record Sales

September 28, 2018

Not to be disagreeing with a living legend here or anything….

Ozzy Osbourne Graces the Cover of Decibel’s October Issue

August 16, 2018

After 14 years, the Ozzman finally cometh to the cover of Decibel! We have a limited number of advance copies of the October issue of Decibel available now. Have at it!

DECIBEL’s Top 100 Old-School Metal Albums Issue Available Now!

November 3, 2015

It’s that time of year again! Decibel has been banging our heads overtime to concoct our annual special issue with 100 percent never-before-seen content. Slip on your old studded vest and behold The Top 100 Old-School Metal Albums of All Time!

Hall of Fame Countdown: Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell

May 7, 2015

1980 could have been a disaster for Black Sabbath. They had recently parted ways with Ozzy Osbourne, their batshit crazy yet undeniably entertaining frontman, and drummer Bill Ward’s Hemingway-esque boozing was threatening his very ability to play. Instead of accepting their inevitable slide into obscurity, band masterminds Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler knuckled down and wrote eight songs that expressed a variety of new dynamics, textures, and emotions. Oh, and they recruited a little ol’ singer named Ronnie James motherfucking Dio, whose previous work with Elf and Rainbow had already cemented him as one of rock’s premier wailers.

Terrible Heavy Metal Halloween Costumes

October 3, 2011

The Sammy Hagar outfit encourages manscaping. I thought I’d get a head start on my Halloweening this weekend, so I began looking around the web for costume ideas. That, coupled with pumpkin beers and the Misfits discography, led me to seek out what America thinks qualifies as a heavy metal costume. The Dallas Costume Shop…

The Deciblog goes over the mountain with Randy Rhoads biographer Joel McIver

August 26, 2011

Randy Rhoads died 10 years before the official guitar tablature for Tribute found its way through my door, subsequently bogarting so many onanistic early-90s teenage years of practising guitar for the edification of no one save for the family spaniel. But the impact of his style—all neoclassical Ritchie Blackmore one minute and kinda like a…