http://store.decibelmagazine.com: Founded in 2004, Decibel Magazine is the globe’s premier heavy and extreme metal resource. The Philadelphia, PA-based monthly magazine has never deviated from its original mission of examining the past, present and future of metal. Since our debut issue (the Dillinger Escape Plan, October 2004), Decibel has evolved into the authoritative voice on heavy music—we match our readers’ rabid obsession with both the legendary and currently groundbreaking artists we cover. In our tenth year, Decibel isn’t just America’s only monthly metal magazine—with an array of dynamic, exclusive content and three renowned national tours in our arsenal, we’re the only ones who matter.
Reek of Satisfaction
Every month, Decibel delves into the lurid, the outlandish, the unsung. We tackle controversial issues (the relationship between metal and National Socialism) and champion the underserved (spotlighting both women’s and the LGBTQ community’s place in metal), but still find plenty of time to tear into red meat—so to speak—and have fun (our Cannibal Corpse-headlined “zombie issue,” April 2012). Our social media presence is informative, likeable and constantly expanding—be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr—and for the last three years, subscribers have enjoyed receiving a ﬂexi disc with world-exclusive tunes in every issue of Decibel. Then there’s our longstanding Hall of Fame series, honoring metal milestones in the form of staggeringly comprehensive oral histories. In fact, some of our most celebrated HOFs have been captured in anthology form, one of two Decibel collections that continue to diversify and expand our reach:
Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces (Da Capo) has been called “required reading,” “gripping” and—our favorite—“skull-crushing.” Editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian selected and expanded the best of these essential Hall of Fame features (so far), creating a definitive collection of the stories behind the greatest metal albums of all time. We also review instruments, movies and other diversions. Funny, insightful and informed, Decibel’s opinion is universally respected. Maybe that’s why the Village Voice called us “the best music magazine around right now.”