paradise lost

Peaceville Founder Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw Terminally Ill, JustGiving Campaign Launched

March 2, 2021

Legendary Peaceville founder Hammy diagnosed with hereditary dilated cardiomyopathy. Here’s how you can help.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Forest of Equilibrium’ vs. ‘Gothic’

December 10, 2020

It’s a 1991 doom showdown as we face off Forest of Equilibrium and Gothic to find out if it’s Cathedral or Paradise Lost in the top spot.

Five For Friday: December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020

This week’s spew of new releases reeks of the latest riffs from Undergang, Nominon, Paradise Lost and more!

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Undergang and Paradise Lost

November 20, 2020

Our cooped up correspondent pecks on filthy death metal derelicts and a majestic doom-laden classic in his latest new release preview.

Five For Friday: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

This week’s selection of new releases includes ACxDC (read that carefully, it’s the grind one), Paradise Lost, Voodoo Gods and more!

We’re Down to the last 300 copies of ‘No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost’

May 15, 2020

Our limited edition hardcover book No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost is Almost SOLD OUT! Pick Up Your Copy Today!

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from ‘No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost’

November 26, 2019

It’s okay to celebrate the release day of No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost with this exclusive excerpt from Decibel‘s limited edition hardcover book.

Metal Booking Agent Loses Home in California Fire, GoFundMe Established

November 13, 2018

Booking agent and longtime Decibel friend Dan Rozenblum lost his home in the California wildfires; a GoFundMe has been established to benefit the family.

Peaceville Records Founder Hammy Talks New Autobiography, ‘Peaceville Life’

September 18, 2018

Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw released some of the best extreme metal of the past three decades via Peaceville Records. Now he delivers a blow-by-blow account of how it happened in his first book.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Paradise Lost’s “Icon”

May 17, 2018

Ranking the songs on Paradise Lost‘s 1993 epic Icon from worst to best, to honor its recent induction to our Hall of Fame.

Paradise Lost’s ‘Icon’ Is Inducted Into the Decibel Hall of Fame

February 14, 2018

British doom legends Paradise Lost return to the Decibel Hall of Fame for the first time in 13 years.

Introducing Decibel Deluxe Edition Flexi Box Genre Bundles

November 27, 2017

Recently, Decibel brought flexi (boxes) back! And now we offer limited edition “Genre Bundles,” which include free copies of out of print death, black, doom, grindcore and hardcore flexi discs!

Rank and Defile: Greg Mackintosh Orders Paradise Lost’s Records

September 1, 2017

To celebrate the release of the doom legends’ 15th album, Medusa, Paradise Lost’s founder ranks their first 14 LPs.

Paradise Lost

August 28, 2017

Gothic doom trailblazers Paradise Lost are this week’s Best New Noise.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Paradise Lost’s “One Second”

July 14, 2017

Legendary Brits Paradise Lost took their first tentative steps away from metal with this unsung classic, which was released 20 ago today.

Track Premiere: Vallenfyre – ‘An Apathetic Grave’

May 18, 2017

Check out the lyric video for “An Apathetic Grave” from Vallenfyre‘s upcoming third record, Fear Those Who Fear Him.

Top 10 Music For Nations Releases Of All Time

July 4, 2016

After 21 years of housing some of the finest metal acts known to mankind, British label Music For Nations closed shop in 2004. The label was folded in Sony Entertainment’s Zomba Record Group and mothballed until last year when Sony rekindled the legendary label’s fire.  So, we’re celebrating with an essential Top 10. 

My Favorite Flexi: Evoken “Rotting Misery” (dB026)

November 11, 2015

To commemorate five years of Decibel Flexis we’ve asked Decibel writers to write a review-length tribute to their favorite disc. Today’s installment features Evoken’s cover of “Rotting Misery,” originally by Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost

June 1, 2015

The Plague Within
A dark and darkening journey
dB Rating: 9/10