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Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Dave Bland of Full of Hell

May 16, 2019

To celebrate the release of Full of Hell’s new album, Weeping Choir, we caught up with drummer Dave Bland to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Metal Muthas: Enrique Sagarnaga (Crypt Sermon, Relapse Records)

March 18, 2019

Learn more about the mother who raised Enrique Sagarnaga (Crypt Sermon, Relapse Records).

Hear Exclusive New Pig Destroyer Song “The Cavalry” Via Decibel Flexi Series

February 27, 2019

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Pig Destroyer flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive new track recorded recorded for the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Hear Exclusive New Mammoth Grinder Song “Lunar Mass” Via Decibel Flexi Series

January 30, 2019

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Mammoth Grinder flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive new track via the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Mammoth Grinder to Release New Single “Lunar Mass” via Decibel Flexi Series!

January 4, 2019

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by January 7 to obtain a HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc from death crushers Mammoth Grinder!

Hear Exclusive New Outer Heaven Song “Cryptic Visions” Via Decibel Flexi Series

January 2, 2019

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Outer Heaven flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive new track recorded recorded for the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Outer Heaven to Release New Single “Cryptic Visions” via Decibel Flexi Series!

November 29, 2018

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by December 10 to obtain a HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc from death dealers Outer Heaven!

Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

November 16, 2018

Tickets for the eighth annual Decibel Magazine Tour, featuring co-headliners Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel, with support from Immolation (select dates), Necrot and Blood Incantation, are ON SALE NOW!

Decibel Magazine 2019 Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

November 14, 2018

Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Immolation, Necrot and Blood Incantation unite for Decibel’s latest American live campaign this February. Tickets on sale Friday, November 16 at 10am local time.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Deceased’s “Fearless Undead Machines”

August 2, 2018

Ranking the songs on Deceased‘s 1997 Decibel Hall of Fame-inducted classic, Fearless Undead Machines from worst to best.

Decibel Special Report: Online Bootlegging In Extreme Music

June 11, 2018

Cheap merchandise. Diminishing revenues for labels already under financial pressure. Death metal shower curtains and bar signs. Decibel‘s special report on how online bootlegging is hurting the extreme metal scene.

Seventh Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

October 24, 2017

Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur and Khemmis unite for metal media leader’s latest North American campaign this February. Tickets on sale Friday, October 27 at 10am local time.

Myrkur Graces the Cover of Decibel’s October Issue

August 16, 2017

Amalie Bruun makes her Decibel cover debut to usher in the release of the much-anticipated second Myrkur album, Mareridt, out via Relapse on September 15.

Interview: Tau Cross’ Rob Miller on New Record and Being a ‘Supergroup’

July 20, 2017

Tau Cross‘ Rob “The Baron” Miller is interviewed by Neill Jameson on new album, being a ‘supergroup’ and recommended reading. 

Integrity’s Dwid Hellion On New Album, ‘Howling…’

July 12, 2017

Integrity‘s Dwid Hellion on his creative process, new album Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume and the blues. 

Track Premiere: Expulsion – ‘Total Human Genocide’

June 7, 2017

Hear the second song from Expulsion, featuring members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Gruesome, Phobia and more.

Track Premiere: The Obsessed – ‘Razor Wire’

February 7, 2017

The Obsessed sound fresh and energetic on “Razorwire” as they prepare to release their first full length album in over 20 years. 

Obituary Release New Song In Advance Of New Album And Decibel Magazine Tour

February 6, 2017

Obituary are still churning out kick-ass death metal. Hear their latest single, “Turned to Stone” and catch them on the Decibel Magazine Tour 2017. 

Track Premiere: Unearthly Trance – ‘Scythe’

February 1, 2017

Bleak, noisy doom is what to expect from Unearthly Trance‘s latest single, “Scythe.”

Track Premiere: Gatecreeper – “Stronghold”

September 14, 2016

Gatecreeper‘s latest single is yet another reason to keep the death metal newcomers in mind. Listen to “Stronghold” now. 

Top 5 Old-School Underground Metal Fliers

July 25, 2016

From England to Florida, from Tokyo to Oslo, from Australia to San Francisco, postal workers were the bandwidth by which death metal, black metal, doom metal, and every other underground form of metal communicated. Open a letter and out poured legion! Here’s a tribute to Decibel‘s fave old-school fliers.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Nile’s Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka

May 5, 2016

Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka is a near-perfect death metal album—absolutely pummeling and technically astonishing, yet layered with unique instrumentation and musical phrasing that give it an ancient, otherworldly atmosphere. Ranking such a slab of awesomeness from “worst to best” is about as ridiculous as Sully Erna’s face tattoo, but that’s never stopped us before!

Rise of the Machines: A Dark Electronic/Ambient Starter Kit

June 25, 2015

Heavy metal has been flirting with electronic music for decades now, but the lines between the two worlds seem blurrier today than ever before. Chalk it up to Internet culture—with instant access to all the world’s information comes a vast multitude of subgenres that have enough permutations to satisfy all but the most discerning purists. Add to that the recent popularity of synth-heavy horror flicks like It Follows and numerous electronic artists signing to metal labels (Goblin Rebirth on Relapse, Gost/Dan Terminus/Perturbator on Blood Music) and it becomes pretty obvious: dark electronic/ambient music has pulled off a full-scale crossover!

Gruesome’s “Savage Land”: Track-by-Track Breakdown with Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Harvey

April 20, 2015

Last week, we brought you an exclusive stream of Savage Land, the forthcoming debut LP from Death-worshipping supergroup Gruesome. This week, vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Dekapitator, the “Death to All” tour) breaks down the inspiration for each song and provides some hilarious insight on what it’s like to write and record music that’s delightfully derivative.

Exclusive Stream: Gruesome’s “Savage Land”

April 13, 2015

Metal has seen its fair share of worship bands over the years (see Black Sabbath’s direct line to every doom band ever), but it’s rare that one comes along whose sole purpose is to pay homage to one specific group and their highly specific style. Enter Gruesome, a bonafide supergroup (members of Exhumed, Malevolent Creation,…