Abbath debut “Winterbane” video

On the eve of Abbath’s first American show as the headlining act of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour, we are excited—OK, fucking pumped—to premiere the band’s latest offering of grim and frostbitten cinema, “Winterbane.”

Taken from Abbath’s acclaimed self-titled debut, “Winterbane” presents Olve and his band of not-so-merry men in a slightly more sinister light than suggested in past Immortal video clips. Clearly shot prior to the band’s recent lineup swap of drummer Creature for Gabe Seeber, you can check out the new guy, Abbath and King ov Hell in action for yourself starting   TOMORROW when the Decibel Tour, featuring Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch and Tribulation, kicks off in Baltimore, MD. Rest of the dates after the video.

Tour Openers Horrendous Debut Decibel Flexi Track "Sentenced"

In just ONE WEEK Horrendous will be taking the stage as the opening-date-opening-band for the Decibel Tour in Baltimore, MD. If you’re unfamiliar with these dB faves, now would be the perfect time to remedy that, as they recently recorded a brand new track exclusively for the Decibel Flexi Series. 

The Chills, the debut album from Philly/VA death metallers, was Decibel's 23rd favorite album of 2012. The band's next LP, Ecdysis, was dB's third favorite release of 2014. The trio quickly followed it with Anareta a year later, which took home the Decibel Album of the Year honor in 2015.

According to this trend, the aforementioned flexi track will be the Decibel RELEASE OF THE DECADE.

Maybe math isn’t our strongest subject…. Anyway, listen to "Sentenced," the first taste of new Horrendous music since the stunning Anareta below. To get this exclusive, limited-quantity flexi for your soon-to-grow Horrendous collection, pick up a copy of the May issue from the Decibel store. And to see the death dealers in all their gory glory, pick up tickets to the March 17th show here

Hear the New Skeletonwitch Song Now!

Decibel Magazine Tour-bound blackened thrashers Skeletonwitch have FINALLY revealed their first taste of music with new vocalist Adam Clemans (Wolvhammer). “Well of Despair" debuted yesterday on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, but those of you broke-ass punks without a satellite subscription can check out the video for the track below.

The song will be available starting Friday on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and—just kidding about that last one!—and other digital services, the song is now available for streaming and purchase on Bandcamp, along with an exclusive t-shirt (limited to 100) featuring the single's artwork.

And then, of course, catch the ‘Witch with Tribulation, High on Fire and Abbath on the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour beginning March 17. Don’t fuck that up.

LAST DAY for Tour VIP Packages!

In the event you've missed it, we've got this very metal thing starting up next month called the Decibel Magazine Tour. Extra metal, in fact, and to make the deal even better (as if Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch, and Tribulation at one event wasn't enticing enough...) we are offering VIP bundles that include:

  • a ticket to the show of your choice
  • Skip the Line pass
  • tour poster;
  • tour t-shirt
  • digital copy of the tour issue

And if you don't feel like lugging around a shirt and poster at the show, we even have a deluxe option wherein we ship the gear straight to your door!

These extremely extreme bargains are still available, but only until 5 PM EST TODAY! Click here to get your VIP bundle -- and we'll see you at the main event!

Holy Grail Replace Secrets of the Sky for Santa Ana dB Tour Date

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Fresh off the strong debut of recently released third album, Times of Pride and Peril, L.A.-based heavy metal heroes Holy Grail will open the Santa Ana date (Sunday, March 27) of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour. They will replace the recently disbanded Secrets of the Sky as regional opener for this specific date.

Just in: Decibel Tour 2016 shirt designs!

These limited edition shirts are exclusively available as part of the VIP bundles (which also includes a general admission ticket, 18 x 24 poster, Skip the Line pass, digital tour issue of Decibel, and 15% coupon for Deluxe bundles include shipping of the poster and shirt right to your door. 

VIP packages are available at -- but ONLY UNTIL FRIDAY (2/26), so don’t miss out!

Tribulation Double Down on Misfits Madness on April Flexi

Danzig covering bands in 2016: not so cool. Other bands covering Danzig (in this case the Misfits) in 2016: still very cool. Tribulation, the Swedish progressive death metallers gearing up to lay waste on the 2016 Decibel Tour: the coolest.

We've been lucky enough to have a touring band contribute a flexi for all five years of the tour's existence, and now Tribulation join the likes of In Solitude, Cannibal Corpse, Noisem and Pallbearer with not one, but two iconic Misfits covers from the A-side of 1983's Earth A.D./Wolf's Blood: "Devilock" and "Death Comes Ripping." Both were recorded in late December when the band had two weeks off between U.S. and European tours. Give a spin below, and pick up the real thing in the April issue.

Crypt Sermon to Open Philadelphia Date of 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour

From February 1 until February 12, we'll be announcing regional openers for select dates of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour every day at noon EST. Get your tickets here!

This reclusive Philly doom collective sprouted Out of the Garden and into our bleeding hearts in 2015. “Crypt Sermon performs live very rarely, even in our hometown,” admits vocalist Brooks Wilson. “While we might not play out as often as other hard-touring acts, we pride ourselves on giving powerful, high-energy performances.” Indeed, there will be a lot to live up to, as Crypt Sermon will be the first of 13 bands to play Decibel events over the weekend at Union Transfer. “We are excited to share the stage with Tribulation,” Wilson adds. “We are longtime fans of theirs, and The Children of the Night was a favorite amongst our band in 2015.”

Horrendous to Open Baltimore Date of 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour

From February 1 until February 12, we'll be announcing regional openers for select dates of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour every day at noon EST. Get your tickets here!

Nobody fuses progressive elements with OSDM like the men behind Anareta, our favorite album of 2015. Deci-accolades aside, guitarist/vocalist Damian Herring keeps it modest: “People should show up early to see our set so they can hear what we’re all about,” he says. “We are a very underground band that hasn’t been on tour before, so live appearances are a bit of a rarity. This is a chance for many people to find out who we are.” Herring himself is excited to scope the gents behind our second-favorite album of 2015, Tribulation: “I really enjoy their music and how they’ve evolved over time.”