Thrash Metal

Nuclear Assault’s ‘Game Over’ Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

August 3, 2017

New York thrash metal heroes Nuclear Assault join the ranks of the Decibel Hall of Fame this month with the induction of their landmark 1986 debut album, Game Over. You can read the extensive story about the making of the album in the September issue of Decibel (available here), which includes interviews with each member of Nuclear Assault who performed on…

Label Spotlight: WYLN

June 26, 2017

New York City-based label WYLN is reissuing lost, classic heavy metal records including albums from Cyanide, Leather Nunn, Valhalla and Death Squad. 

Track Premiere: Paralysis – ‘Life Sentence’

June 26, 2017

Stream the title track from crossover thrashers Paralysis’ first full-length record, Life Sentence.

CONTEST: Win Test Pressings Of Kreator’s Noise Records Reissues

June 16, 2017

Contest alert: Win test pressings of Kreator‘s reissued first four albums plus full Q&A with guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza.

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.

Full Album Stream: Ikillya – ‘War For An Idea’

May 31, 2017

Ikillya are At War For An Idea on their third effort, which you can stream now.

Track Premiere: Dead Asylum – ‘Defiance’

May 17, 2017

Melodic thrash metal crew Dead Asylum premiere “Defiance” from new album Death Always Wins. 

Blood Feast

May 15, 2017

The Future State of Wicked
Binge on some tasty riffs
dB rating: 8/10

Track Premiere: Satanarchist – ‘Tempest Of Sorrow’

May 9, 2017

Satanarchist are a raging whirlwind of black metal and anarcho-punk on their new album, First Against the Wall.

Full Album Stream: Blood Feast welcome you to “The Future State of Wicked”

April 11, 2017

Their first album since the reunion of Jersey’s morbid thrash cult, Blood Feast, The Future State of Wicked boasts deadly riffs, razor-sharp vocal attacks, and explosive battery. Out this Friday on Hells Headbangers, The Future State of Wicked is here. 

Label Spotlight: Deathrash Armageddon

April 10, 2017

Deathrash Armageddon is a Japanese label that releases a number of raw thrash and black metal bands. 

Twisted Into Form, A Q&A With Havok’s David Sanchez

April 3, 2017

Thrash metal’s new wave of ‘bangers are obviously cuing off benchmarks and milestones set in the ’80s and ’90s. To wit, Denver-based riff-slayers Havok originally formed as a nod to their favorite bands and records, but over time (or four full-length albums) they’ve come into their own.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Slayer “God Hates Us All”

March 29, 2017

Slayer’s eighth LP of original material, God Hates Us All, stands as one of their most divisive. To some, it appeared to be another record in which the thrash icons failed to diversify their songwriting.

Label Report: Witches Brew

March 27, 2017

Witches Brew provide a home for underground death, thrash and heavy metal bands.

Track Premiere: All Hell – ‘I Am The Mist’

March 22, 2017

Blackened thrash trio All Hell deliver a new song from their forthcoming The Grave Alchemist. 

The Decibel Magazine Tour Starts TODAY! Get Tickets Now!

March 17, 2017

Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous embark on the sixth annual Decibel Magazine Tour starting TODAY. Got tickets? 

All-Star Sepultura Cover Band Clenched Fist Announced As Post-Metal And Beer Fest Show

March 14, 2017

Clenched Fist, the all-star Sepultura cover band featuring members of Pig DestroyerAgoraphobic Nosebleed and Misery Index will perform at the post-Decibel Metal And Beer Fest show.