Five For Friday: November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020

This week’s new releases include the latest tunes from Dark Tranquillity, Tombs, Eternal Champion and more!

‘USBM’ Author Daniel Lake Guests on Gimme Metal’s ‘Metal Matters’ Podcast!

November 10, 2020

Daniel Lake sits down with Tombs frontman and ‘Metal Matters’ podcast host Mike Hill to discuss the process of assembling the new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal.

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Sodom, Tombs and Witchwood

November 6, 2020

Our cooped up correspondent pecks on thrash metal legends, U.S. black metal’s unsung heroes and, um, a flute rock.

Track Premiere: Tombs – ‘Bone Furnace’

September 28, 2020

Hear USBM institution Tombs heat things up in the “Bone Furnace.”

Full EP Premiere: Tombs – ‘Monarchy of Shadows’

February 27, 2020

Brooklyn-based blackened destroyers Tombs reveal their new EP, Monarchy of Shadows.

Set Times Announced for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly!

March 22, 2019

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angels kicks off is just over three weeks, which means it’s time to finalize travel plans and get your tickets. To aid in your planning, Saturday and Sunday set times are now available.

Only 50 “Metal & Beer” Tickets Remain for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

March 1, 2019

Wanna drink rare beers from Trve, 3 Floyds, Ardent, Wake, Cigar City at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly? Well, “Metal & Beer” tickets are running low. Only 50 left!

Under 90 “Metal & Beer” Tickets Remain for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

February 16, 2019

Wanna drink rare beers from Trve, 3 Floyds, Adroit Theory, Wake, Metal Monkey at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly? Well, “Metal & Beer” tickets are running low. Only 90 left!

Only 150 “Metal & Beer” Tickets Remain for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Philly w/ Triptykon, Baroness & More!

February 5, 2019

Wanna drink rare beers from Trve, 3 Floyds, Adroit Theory, Wake, Metal Monkey, Ardent at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Philly? Well, “Metal & Beer” tickets are running low—get yours now!

Berserker V: Five Bands You Need to See

September 14, 2018

Berserker turns five this year. Don’t miss these bands if you’re headed to the party!

Notes From the Combat Underground: Clash of the Titans

February 12, 2018

Tombs’ Mike Hill weighs in on the upcoming fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic, the role of Cain Velasquez and Jon Jones’ doping scandal.

MMA: The Man Who Would Be King – The Rise & Fall of Jon Jones

November 29, 2017

Tombs‘ Mike Hill analyzes the meteoric rise and hard fall of would-have-been UFC superstar Jon Jones.

Notes From the Combat Underground: Does Anybody Remember Georges St-Pierre?

September 14, 2017

Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon in November, but is it a good idea? Mike Hill considers the decision.

Notes From the Combat Underground: The Biggest Fight in History

August 21, 2017

In his new column, Notes From the Combat Underground, Tombs’ Mike Hill analyzes the boxing match between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC rising star Conor McGregor.

Track Premiere: Vasilek ‘Walk With Me’

August 2, 2017

Hot on the heels of the towering The Grand Annihilation, Tombs mastermind Mike Hill returns to walk us through another province of his ongoing aural apocalypse with his chilling dark ambient project Vasilek. “I would like listeners to separate themselves from what they normally expect from music,” Hill tells Decibel. “These are not ‘songs’ in…


September 21, 2016

Philly’s singular reality-obliterating, perception-expanding transcendental metal duo Sadgiqacea ended a two year hiatus via a glorious return to the stage at Shadow Woods Metal Fest and the great music photog/Decibel contributor Gene Smirnov was on hand to capture the beautifully reworked version of “The Spoils of Harvest” below. 

Die With Scars: Mike Hill On Fight Club

July 23, 2014

This week brought the news that a Fight Club sequel (in comic book form) is forthcoming. We aren’t sure if this will work out for the best but it seemed like an ideal time to revisit a book and movie that inspired many. Mike Hill of Tombs has embraced the book’s underlying ideal: that you…

Decibrity Playlist: Tombs

June 26, 2014

In case you can’t remember that far back, Tombs‘ last record, Path of Totality, was our top album of 2011. Fast forward three years, and the band’s latest release appears to have garnered near-universal acclaim since it dropped earlier this month. So it’s only fitting that guitarist/vocalist Mike Hill’s playlist focuses on something that, in…

Happy Birthday To Us: Photos From An Epic Evening of Metal

January 23, 2013

In case you have been on a spiritual pilgrimage or without an Internet connection in recent months a quick reminder that we had a big party last weekend to celebrate our 100th issue. A bunch of bands that have graced the cover, best of lists or Hall Of Fame (some of them multiple honorees) played….

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #2: Mike Hill’s Favorite Riffs

September 5, 2012

We’re chuffed to have a dB album of the year award winner take over the shredder’s studio this Wednesday. In this second installment, Tombs guitarist and vocalist Mike Hill tells us about the riffs that led him on a musical path of totality. While you are at it make sure to check out the new…