“It Changed Everything:” Tom Gabriel Fischer on ‘Welcome To Hell’ at 40
December 6, 2021 Decibel Magazine
Extreme music legend Tom Gabriel Fischer on the impact of Venom’s Welcome To Hell on its 40th anniversary.
“We Were The Spark:” Venom Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Welcome To Hell’
December 6, 2021 Justin Norton
Decibel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Venom‘s extreme metal ground zero, Welcome To Hell, with former guitarist/songwriter Jeff “Mantas” Dunn.
Deck the Hails Part II: The Revenge of Neill Jameson’s Christmas Playlist
December 21, 2020 Neill Jameson
Four years after the original installment, Neill Jameson returns and sounds off on the Christmas season and gives you the gift of holiday playlists.
Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Shane Embury of Napalm Death
September 17, 2020 Greg Pratt
To celebrate the release of Napalm Death’s new album, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, we caught up with bassist Shane Embury to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.
For Those About to Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Necrot, Incantation and Venom
August 14, 2020 Blake Harrison
Our cooped up correspondent pecks on the old school and the new school in extreme metal this week.
The Lazarus Pit: Venom’s ‘Metal Black’
April 9, 2020 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Venom’s underrated 2006 album Metal Black.
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.
Bob Bagchus (Hellehond, Infidel Reich, Beast Of Revelation & Siege Of Power) Lists Top Five Venom Songs
August 12, 2019 Chris Dick
Bob Bagchus, of Hellehond, Infidel Reich, Beast Of Revelation & Siege Of Power fame, Lists His Top Five Venom Songs.
Dani Filth’s Top 5 Songs Inspired by Elizabeth Bathory
February 14, 2019 Emily Bellino
Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth shares his top five songs inspired by the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory.
Q&A Exclusive: Metal legend Jeff “Mantas” Dunn on his brush with death and future
October 10, 2018 Justin Norton
Legendary Venom co-founder and and Venom Inc guitarist checks in following a massive health scare.
Feel the Heat: The Top 10 Songs About Burning
August 3, 2018 J. Andrew
It’s August. It’s really hot outside. So hot that it BURNS. Burning is pretty metal though, right? So here’s ten great songs about burning!
Feral House to Release Black Metal Coloring Book
July 25, 2018 Emily Bellino
Color in your dozens of black metal-inspired art with this new coloring book from Feral House.
Laugh Tracks: Chris Fairbanks’ Paul Ryan
May 2, 2018 Gene Meyer
“Paul Ryan” (Chris Fairbanks) weighs in on metal songs he’s never heard and will never listen to again.
Venom Inc. Offer Exclusive New Recording for Decibel Flexi Series!
May 31, 2017 Albert Mudrian
Order a deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, June 5, and get this limited edition Venom Inc. vinyl featuring an exclusive recording!
SPOILER: Decibel Reveals the Greatest Metal Tour of All Time in Special Issue!
March 24, 2017 Albert Mudrian
You can read the story behind the #1 entry in Decibel’s Top 100 Metal Tours of All Time Special Issue. For the other 99 tours, you’ll need copy of this limited edition Special Issue.
That Tour Was Awesome: Ultimate Revenge Tour, Venom/Slayer/Exodus (1985)
February 22, 2017 Greg Pratt
As a special bonus to go along with our new Top 100 Metal Tours of All Time special issue, we rounded up members of Exodus, Slayer and Venom to talk about 1985’s Ultimate Revenge Tour for our latest That Tour Was Awesome.
Deck the Hails: Neill Jameson’s Christmas Playlist
December 1, 2016 Neill Jameson
Neill Jameson sounds off on the holiday season and gives you a playlist to impress your internet friends with.
How We Roll #1 with Venom Inc.
July 11, 2016 Justin Norton
Welcome to the first installment of an occasional Decibel blog feature called How We Roll. In this series, we’ll look behind the scenes to see what bands bring on the road to make extensive touring more comfortable (or more forgettable). Our first guests: Venom Inc.
Stream Ringworm Covering Venom and Brain Tentacles Covering Celtic Frost!
June 6, 2016 Albert Mudrian
A pair of underground faves cover a pair of underground legends. Hear it here.
Gehennah’s 10 guidelines for an anti-poser lifestyle
March 9, 2016 Albert Mudrian
Swedish degenerates Gehennah are your new life coaches.
Hall Of Fame Countdown: Venom’s Black Metal
February 23, 2016 Justin Norton
You will be able to read our inside take on how Venom Inc. came together in the forthcoming May issue. In the meantime, we thought it was a perfect occasion to rank the songs on one of the most revered metal albums ever: Black Metal.
TRACK PREMIERE: GRAVEHILL “The Ascending Fire”, ft. Eric Cutler and Chris Reifert of Autopsy
March 17, 2014 Jonathan Horsley
We could introduce “The Ascending Fire” but telling you how it is the closing track on Gravehill’s third full-length, Death Curse. We could chime in and offer our ten cents’ on how the track will give you a real taste for a vulgar doozy of an old-school death metal record that’s unafraid to augment its…
Decibel’s Top 13 Most Metal Holiday Songs Ever
December 23, 2013 Chris Dick
Many of you might have noticed—If you listen to radio that is, but that’s another blog entirely—on Black Friday many U.S. radio stations flipped from their respective formats to Holiday. All across this great (not so great if you follow Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity with any seriousness) land of ours Adult Contemporary and Pop…
Venom – “Black Metal”
October 28, 2013 Adem Tepedelen
Black Metal’s induction to the Decibel Hall of Fame was inevitable. There’s simply no getting around its influence.
Feel the burn with the Heavy Metal Workout
August 6, 2012 Jonathan Horsley
All right, so metal has always elicited a strong emotional response but rarely (shit, never) has it inspired the abandonment of a sedentary lifestyle in favor of 20 push-ups and a 10km run.It’s like, disco has long had an association with that whole workout gym culture; Lycra, protein shakes, glutes, quads and aerobic dance for…
Sneak Preview of an Upcoming UK Thrash Documentary
September 27, 2011 Adem Tepedelen
Because of the stature they have attained, much of the metal-loving world puts the Big Four as the sort of holy, uh, quadrinity of thrash metal. These are the bands—all American—that we consider the originators and finest progenitors of the genre. But not so fast. If we’re to look at many of the Big Four’s…
Justify Your Shitty Taste: Venom’s “Possessed”
May 25, 2011 Greg Moffitt
Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every Wednesday morning, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody’s full of shit and said dud is, in fact, The…
STREAMING: Necrodeath “Awakening of Dawn”
May 23, 2011 Chris Dick
Metal is pervasive. It has no geographic restrictions. There are few countries worldwide—at least according to Metal Archives—that don’t have a grimace-faced metal act waiting to bash heads in and rebel against the shit that gets ‘em down. Now, I’m sure you’ve heard of Italy’s Necrodeath at one point or another. In fact, you’ve probably…
Venom – “Welcome to Hell”
October 20, 2010 Adem Tepedelen
The decision to induct Venom’s debut, Welcome to Hell, rather than the band’s second album, Black Metal, came down to one simple fact: there would be no Black Metal—the album or the genre—were it not for Welcome to Hell.