SALE ENDS MONDAY: Last Chance to Get 5 Bonus Vinyl Singles!

August 25, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Hurry if you want FREE Kreator, Tribulation, the Black Dahlia Murder, Panopticon and Eyehategod out-of-print flexi discs.

Wolves in the Throne Room Outtakes: Dayal Patterson and Panopticon’s Austin Lunn

August 22, 2017 Daniel Lake

Two scene scholars sound off about Decibel cover stars Wolves in the Throne Room.

Get Out of Print Kreator, Eyehategod & Black Dahlia Murder Vinyl!

August 11, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Get FIVE rare BONUS singles from the Decibel Flexi Series when you order this special Decibel subscription. For a limited time only!

WATCH: Panopticon Live at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest

July 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Panopticon performed live at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest in April. Watch now!

Metal And Beer Fest Begins TOMORROW! Last Chance To Get Tickets

April 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest begins TOMORROW!Last chance to get tickets for the weekend including Sleep, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer and more plus appearance from seventeen craft breweries.

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: Panopticon

April 11, 2017 Daniel Lake

Before their Decibel Metal and Beer Fest performance – and before Panopticon drop their much-anticipated next album – we got to hear “Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing” in the ongoing Decibel Flexi Series.  After dozens of listens, we wanted to get mastermind Austin Lunn’s perspective on the song and its creation.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Hammerheart Brewing Company

January 24, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview the Austin Lunn-led Hammerheart Brewing Company

Immolation Grace the Cover of Decibel! Advance Copies Available

January 9, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Death metal legends Immolation get their first Decibel cover. Grab a copy here. 

Panopticon Unveil “Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

January 5, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Hear a brand new Panopticon track recorded especially for the Decibel Flexi Series. 

PANOPTICON Record Exclusive New Track for the Decibel Flexi Series!

December 16, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Black metal favorites Panopticon record a crushing, nearly seven-minute epic for the Decibel Flexi Series. If you want one, you’ll need a deluxe Decibel subscription by December 20. 


Into the woods with Bindrune Recordings

October 27, 2016 Greg Pratt

Find out what makes the man behind some of today’s best woodsy black metal releases tick with this profile of Bindrune Recordings.


October 19, 2015 Matt Solis

Autumn Eternal
So… winter isn’t coming?
dB Rating: 9/10

Exclusive Interview: Austin Lunn of Panopticon

September 3, 2015 Matt Solis

Staying true to this breakneck creative pace, Austin Lunn is mere weeks away from dropping Panopticon’s sixth LP, the enthralling and resonant Autumn Eternal. The album is a thematic companion to his two previous LPs, but musically, it eschews the “blackened bluegrass” approach in favor of emotionally charged, mournfully melodic black metal (think Winterfylleth meets early Katatonia). We talked to Lunn about creating Autumn Eternal, taking inspiration from nature and being a musician in the often-disheartening environment of the digital age.

Stream Songs from New Panopticon/Falls of Rauros Split

March 7, 2014 Daniel Lake

Rather than planting our flag in one fertile corner of the extreme musical universe, Decibel has always enjoyed scrambling back and forth along the continuum, from the dingiest anti-production muckfests (found in our recent Top 100 Black Metal Albums special issue) to the most gorgeous prog explorations (such as Jeff Wagner’s super-mellow Cynic piece in the current…

STREAMING: Track from Panopticon’s ‘Kentucky’

May 23, 2012 Justin Norton

Any time we receive a note promising music that “marries traditional coal mining songs with harsh, expansive black metal” we’re intrigued. And Panopticon’s “Kentucky” is sort of the metal equivalent of a William Faulkner novel: dense, multifacted but also soulful. The album, due in June from Handmade Birds/Pagan Flames, touches on the difficulty and despair…