For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Cloakroom, The Last Ten Seconds of Life and Saxon
January 28, 2022 Blake Harrison
Our cooped up correspondent pecks on some shoegazey metal, metalcore mavericks, and an a still-ruling NWOBHM originator this week.
Anno Domini: A Decibel Guide to Bands so Extreme they Became Two Bands
August 29, 2019 Greg Pratt
A Decibel guide to bands who were just too extreme to be just one band.
Peter Beste is Here to Defend the (Heavy Metal) Faith & Gift You a Hot New Black Magic Jam
August 14, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Celebrated True Norwegian Black Metal music photographer Peter Beste talks battle vests, image capture, subculture, metal, and his related new book Defenders of the Faith.
Hall of Fame Countdown: Saxon’s Wheels of Steel
February 9, 2017 Greg Pratt
To celebrate our recent induction of Saxon’s NWOBHM classic Wheels of Steel into our Hall of Fame, we ranked each song on the album from least this-rules to most this-rules.
Saxon’s “Wheels of Steel” Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame
January 4, 2017 Albert Mudrian
Saxon‘s NWOBHM building block Wheels of Steel enters Decibel’s Hall of Fame.
Cutting Room: Leftovers from Saxon’s Wheels of Steel Hall of Fame
December 26, 2016 Chris Dick
For Saxon’s Wheels of Steel [February 2017, #148] interviews, we were able to gather all five original members. As required by Hall of Fame edict #1. The current and former members of Britain’s heavy metal legends couldn’t have been nicer and more talkative. Graham, Steve, Biff, Pete, and Paul spun all kinds of fun and interesting stories about the events leading up to landmark album Wheels of Steel and what happened shortly thereafter.
Saxon’s Live Albums Ranked From Worst to Best
October 6, 2016 Decibel Magazine
Saxon have enjoyed a prolific career, with a multitude of live albums. Inspired by their upcoming vinyl box set, The Vinyl Hoard, Season of Mist’s Greg Karlowitsch ranks Saxon’s already released live albums from worst to best.