Earlier we had news that some dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour would be canceled due to Coronavirus. Now the entire tour has been canceled entirely. Our hearts go out to the bands, crew, and venue staff who surely cannot afford the loss of income. Continue reading
Thanks Coronavirus! Due to city-wide bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in Seattle and 1000 people in San Francisco, the “Decibel Magazine Tour” dates in those cities have been canceled. This year’s edition of the “Decibel Magazine Tour” — featuring Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands — was scheduled to play Seattle On March 17 at Showbox Market and San Francisco on March 20 At the Regency Ballroom. The Washington State and San Francisco are banning large gatherings to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Washington State isground zero for Coronavirus in the United States with 30 deaths, one of the highest numbers in the world. The bans are a way to create social distancing, which may help people avoid coming into contact with others who might be sick. Gatherings of more than 250 people in the Seattle area are prohibited through the end of March. Gatherings of more than 1,000 people will be banned in San Francisco for two weeks. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The virus has infected more than 115,800 people — including at least 1,000 in the U.S. — and killed more than 4,200 worldwide, according to CNN. Yesterday, in the United States Donald Trump instituted a travel band to and from Europe, which means many bands and fans will have a hard time getting into and out of the country. Continue reading
Decibel Magazine’s Decibel Metal & Beer Fest was, to put it simply, stacked. Fourteen bands across all variants of Death, Grindcore, Prog, and Doom, descended onto Orange County for a weekend of heart-pounding jubilation. The two-day event was held this year at The Observatory, a large yet paradoxically intimate standing-room-only venue, intelligently designed to put the audience at three different heights across the entire space, offering uninhibited views of the stage beyond the perils of the pit. Continue reading
Tonight is the night! Decibel Metal and Beer Festival Los Angeles’s second edition starts tonight! Ghost Cult’s crew will be on hand as the best metal bands in the world match with the greatest Beers in the USA thanks to the greatest metal magazine ever, our pals at Decibel Magazine! Among the weekend’s top bands will be Possessed, Carcass, Vio-Lence, Nails, Gruesome, Schammasch who are making their US debut, Intronaut Spirit Adrift, Visigoth, Evoken Gatecreeper and more! Taking place this weekend, Friday and Saturday, December 13-14, 2019. Weekend passes are sold out but you can still get single-day tickets for the fest at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. Here is the lineup! Continue reading
The Fresh-faced act Gatecreeper and the veteran collective Exhumed both recently released shiny new full-length albums. Just six weeks ago we were gifted with some fresh and fearsome material from these great groups. Now they have joined forces on the road to play their new fantastically foul tunes. The Sanctuary was an ideal venue to host a stop on this tour. It’s the perfect size and atmosphere for the fans to experience an intimate and enjoyable encounter with these Death Metal experts. Just outside of Detroit, The Sanctuary caters particularly well to the heavy. This pocket-sized music club proudly hosts some of the best metal shows that come through Michigan. With venues like this, and local acts like Mutilatred, show us that the metal scene in this state is alive and well. The enthusiastic gang of guys in Mutilatred opened the show with a spunky, spirited set. They even handed out actual paper flyers which gave the night a marvelously old school feel. Continue reading
Decibel has announced the final bands for their annual Metal and Beer Festival in Philadelphia. The final bands on the bill are Midnight, Gatecreeper and Necrot have joined the lineup of Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly at the Fillmore Philadelphia on April 3-4, 2020. All tickets are on sale now for April. The second edition of their Los Angeles Fest is just weeks away and tickets are moving fast. The headliners for the fest include Napalm Death performing a special one-time-only set of exclusively Harmony Corruption and Utopia Banished songs, Converge playing Jane Doe in its entirety for their first time ever in the USA, and Pig Destroyer will help to present sponsors Relapse Records celebrate their 30th anniversary with the first-ever performance of PD’s game-changing Prowler in the Yard ! Continue reading
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