Track by Track: Viral Sun – ‘Viral Sun’

June 7, 2023

Noisy sludge punks Viral Sun shed light on each song of their debut record with an exclusive track by track illumination.

Live Review: Baroness Paints Indianapolis Gold & Grey

July 31, 2019

Decibel found shelter from storm clouds in a Baroness concert on the Indianapolis stop of their Gold & Grey tour.

The Decibel Meter: Frostdemonwinterstorms …. in July?

July 28, 2019

This month’s Decibel Meter withstands the fall of time, but not quite at the the heart of winter, for a summer/winter battle courtesy of Abbath.

Track Premiere: Dead Now – ‘Bird Leaf’

August 29, 2018

Ex-Torche guitarist/vocalist returns in heavy sludge rockers Dead Now.

dB Live Report: Converge in San Francisco

October 31, 2012

“How’s the iPhone pit over there,” Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon says at one point midway through the band’s headlining show last week at Slim’s in San Francisco. Good question. It’s hard to figure out who would want to mind meld with their personal device when a trashcan was lobbed into the pit midway through “Trespasses.”…

Decibrity Playlist: Torche

April 12, 2012

The uncharacteristically warm winter that we just witnessed on the East Coast may have masked it, but summer is only weeks away from another triumphant return. And accompanying that inevitable reappearance, of course, will be staples like baseball, grilling and the beach. While the upcoming Torche album could serve as a perfect complement to any…

MonstrO Pulls Them “Anchors Up!”

September 13, 2011

In the current issue of Decibel Nick Green deftly bores his way down to the heart and soul of the self-titled debut from MonstrO, the band featuring ex-Torche shredder Juan Montoya alongside former members of Bloodsimple and Danzig: “an unironic synthesis of 1970s-era blues and psych-inflected guitar rock that is so unabashadly retro it vaults…

Disposable Heroes: Torche’s “Meanderthal”

August 31, 2011

There’s little more annoying on this planet than the immoral majority telling you how essential, transcendent and (huh-huh) seminal a particular extreme album is, when you know that it’s overrated as fuck. Hence, our new Wednesday morning column, “Disposable Heroes,” in which one brave soul sails against the current to inform all you clones why…

Sons of Tonatiuh Tour Diary by Dan Caycedo

February 7, 2011

By Dan Caycedo (Sons of Tonatiuh) The police were in full force. Four days before we left I decided it would be a grand idea to crack my heal bone. So me and the boys went out for a hockey game one night, and jumped off a 5 foot ledge for fun. I went to…

Mike Huckabee Endorses Torche + Gutfeld Interview

October 27, 2010

Former Arkansas governor, presidential candidate, and current Huckabee talk show host Mike Huckabee is Fox News Channel’s first (and possibly last) “Doom Metal Expert”. No shit! Decibel doesn’t even have a resident “Doom Metal Expert” — well, Scott Koerber and EIC Mr. Mudrian have the right credentials, but have never self-proclaimed “I am a Doom…