Famous major-label acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica and Slipknot have long dominated the best metal performance category at the Grammy Awards. But this year the field is more in tune with the underground: Four of the five nominated acts are signed to independent labels, including first-time nominee Deafheaven (ANTI-). The San Francisco band, which formed in 2010, earned a nod for its Ordinary Corrupt Human Love track “Honeycomb,” an 11-minute primer on its experimental sound.
Making not just their Decibel cover debut, but their North American cover debut, ever-controversial post-black metallers Deafheaven are here to give their side of the story. Including the objective and 100% accurate Top 40 Albums of 2018 feature as well as an exclusive Withered picture flexi featuring art from legendary artist Paul Romano, the latest issue of your favorite metal publication is sure to turn some heads. Get your copy today!