Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead at 67

January 10, 2020

Decibel is deeply saddened to report the death of Canadian rock icon and former Rush drummer Neil Peart.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Rush’s “Hold Your Fire”

June 29, 2017

In which we reconsider Rush’s 1987 soft-rock opus Hold Your Fire.

Journalist Martin Popoff talks new Rush, Motörhead, thrash metal books

June 1, 2017

Journalist Martin Popoff just released a trio of new metal books, and we picked his brain about them.

Sucker For Punishment: Shattering the illusion of integrity

November 20, 2013

This past Saturday I attended a Lamb of God show, quite frankly because they put on a good show and Testament was also playing. But what was particularly interesting at this show was that the venerable Bay Area thrash heroes of Testament were stuck opening this show for Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage. If…

Banger Films needs you! Help fund Metal Evolution’s “lost” extreme metal episode

September 24, 2012

Decibel usually maintains a safe distance from the film and TV business because, well, it looks totally fucked up and confusing and the printed word is a tough enough mistress to keep. But when anthropologist, award-winning film-maker and metal fan Sam Dunn came calling looking for funding and support for an extreme metal episode of…

Decibrity Playlist: “Best of” Rush (Part 2)

June 14, 2012

To celebrate this week’s release of the 19th Rush album, we asked a host of musicians to help us build a “best of” playlist that spans the Canadian trio’s storied career. Last week’s entries took us from 1976’s double live album All The World’s A Stage to 1980’s Permanent Waves. Now, we present the second…

Decibrity Playlist: “Best of” Rush (Part 1)

June 7, 2012

We may not write about these Canadians very often, but it’s undeniable that Rush has had a profound effect on legions of artists that we do cover. So to celebrate next week’s release of the ubiquitous band’s 19th (!) full-length studio album, we compiled a “best of” Rush playlist that features tracks hand-picked by some…