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Five Times Udo Ruled: The Best of the ex-Accept Vocalist

September 28, 2017

Udo Dirkschneider is the man. Here are five times he ruled the hardest.

The Top 10 Metal Songs About Chains

August 29, 2017

In which we consider the top 10 songs about a quintessential heavy metal topic: chains.

Shape of Despair Premiere Demo, “Shadowed Dreams”

September 28, 2016

Shape of Despair has released the first offering from Alone in the Mist, a collection of demos from the early days of the band. 

1991 Revisited: 20 Years Later and Metal Bands Are Still Bitter

December 13, 2011

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. Decibel‘s infuriating “Best of 2011” issue is out, and between angry emails sent to the magazine’s editors excoriating them for “fucking it up once again,” thoughts inevitably turn toward recollections of the past. We’re now 20 years removed from “the year that punk broke”—that…