Founded in 2004, Decibel Magazine is the globe’s premier heavy 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 12th year, Decibel isn’t just America’s only monthly metal magazine—with an array of dynamic, exclusive content and five renowned national tours in our arsenal, we’re the only ones who matter.

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What’s New

Version 4.9.5

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

• Faster store loading.
• Optimisations to improve performance and stability.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Tashaismydog ,

Best Mag, App Fixed!

I met "James" at the Chicago tour stop and told him about the problem. he followed up a few days later with this - and I'm back in business! Give it a try. Great mag, great people.

1. Browse to the 'HELP' section of the Decibel app and in the bottom-right hand corner you should see a section labelled version number. Simply hold this down for a few seconds and a box will appear asking if you would like to 'reset credentials' simply select this option

2. Delete the app from the device and re-download from the App store - not from an iCloud backup

3. Hold down the lock key on your device and at the same time, hold down the 'Home' button. After 5 seconds the device will completely shut down. Keep these buttons held down until the Apple logo reappears (hard reset).

4. Let the device restart and then launch the app

Farts of Mothra ,

This is not crap

Okay, so maybe I'd complain if I had already paid for a print subscription and couldn't get the digital version for free. But I didn't do that (sorry, dude). Instead, I bought my subscription within the app and I'm completely happy I did. This is essentially just a scanned version of the print edition, like most digital magazines. One day I'm sure you'll be able to click on the ad for that sweet Cradle of Filth shirt with the cuss words on it you had your eyes on and be redirected to a webstore, but not yet my friends. Not yet. PersonalIy, I wish there was a way to enlarge the text beyond just using pinch to zoom, but then I also wish Cliff Burton was still alive. Can't have everything, now can we? Nope. What you get is Decibel. On your iPad. Your prayers to Papa Emeritus have been answered. Now, stop playing Flick Golf on the toilet and read this instead. Your deci-hole will thank you.

MediaDownstream ,

Fixed - the app rocks!

Issues look amazing on iPad 4. Keep those back issues coming!!


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Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
In-App Purchases
  1. Decibel Magazine subscriptions $24.99
  2. Decibel Magazine subscriptions $14.99
  3. Top 100 Death Metal Albums $5.99


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