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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…

VIDEO PREMIERE: WATCH SADGIQAECEA TEAR YET ANOTHER HOLE IN SPACE/TIME CONTINUUM AT SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST

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…

Behold: Decibel 100th Issue Celebration Show Details!

September 4, 2012

The Mayans were off by a month: The world will officially end on Saturday, January 19 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA, when Decibel Magazine proudly brings you our truly apocalyptic 100th Issue Celebration Show! Faces will be decimated not only by Pig Destroyer Repulsion Municipal Waste Tombs and Evoken but a special surprise headliner…

Secret to Placing in Decibel’s Year-End Top 5 Revealed!

January 3, 2012

First we’d like to congratulate Tombs on topping our annual list of the Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2011. It was, of course, well deserved. Not all our readers may agree with it, but then again there’s no satisfying the most extremely extreme readership in all of metaldom. You’re an opinionated lot, and we love…

ANCIENT WISDOM: Senior citizens run the rule over Album of the Year shortlist

September 19, 2011

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, it’s a bit early to start thinking about the album of the year. It’s only mid-September. But such are publishing and album release schedules that we Decibel footsoldiers are mentally ensconced in winter, like, this year is so over. But the thing is, compiling a top 10 ten or…

Drinkin’ n’ Bloggin’ With Carson of Tombs

July 12, 2011

It’s a well-established fact that we like to drink beer and listen to metal. But second only to that pursuit is being able to talk brewskis with other like-minded beer geeks. So upon hearing that Tombs bassist Carson Daniel James is an equally devout barley-pop imbiber, we called him to talk (and drink) beer. Decibel…

Stupid Shit: The Motion Picture

June 28, 2011

You may have seen this on MetalSucks earlier in the week, but it’s too rad not to repost. Waterloo Records in Austin, home of Snore by Snorewest, got four dudes from the esteemed Tombs and Kill the Client to play the time-honored game of “What the Fuck Does Your Stupid Band Logo Actually Say?” (MS…