Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part IV

All large scale touring may be effectively grounded for the foreseeable future, but you know what hasn’t been halted? The imagination of Old Man Gloom drummer (and occasional Decibel contributor) Santos Montano! Rather than sit around and simply think about “what might have been” regarding OMG’s postponed 2020 touring, our man put fingers to keyboard and crafted the greatest Old Man Gloom…

Andrew Lee of Ripped to Shreds on Ending Racist Stereotypes Against Asians in Metal

Andrew Lee is is the frontman of death metal bands Ripped to Shreds, Skullmasher and numerous other underground extreme metal acts. He’s an American of Taiwanese decent.  If you are born with a yellow face and slanted eyes in America, you are not American. You are a perpetual foreigner, inviting open staring, whispered mocking, and…

Five Doom Classics that Evaded Our Yearbook: 1995 Issue’s Top 40 Albums of the Year List

The following piece, written by Chris Chantler, was originally scheduled to run in our new Decibel Yearbook: 1995 issue, but was cut for space as we went to print. Enjoy this Decibel “bonus track” and order the 1995 issue here for more on one of the most important years in extreme metal history!  Saint VitusDie HealingHellhound Welcoming…

Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part II

All large scale touring may be effectively grounded for the foreseeable future, but you know what hasn’t been halted? The imagination of Old Man Gloom drummer (and occasional Decibel contributor) Santos Montano! Rather than sit around and simply think about “what might have been” regarding OMG’s postponed 2020 touring, our man put fingers to keyboard and crafted the greatest Old Man…

Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part I

All large scale touring may be effectively grounded for the foreseeable future, but you know what hasn’t been halted? The imagination of Old Man Gloom drummer (and occasional Decibel contributor) Santos Montano! Rather than sit around and simply think about “what might have been” regarding OMG’s postponed 2020 touring, our man put fingers to keyboard…