Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: At Long Last, Decibel is Now Available on the iPad and Nook!
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
I’ve emphasized here and elsewhere that nostalgia is one of Decibel’s greatest motivating factors. Don’t get me wrong—we look forward, too, and are excited about extreme music’s future, but all of that would be way more enticing if the shit we listened to in college hadn’t mutated into, like, deathcore and djent. Anyway, our fondness for days gone by manifests in monthly features like the Hall of Fame and the flexi disc series; as far as the latter is concerned, we’re occasionally bitched at for embracing dead formats over technological advances. By assholes, but still.
Well, we’re not ignorant of your pleas to enter the 21st century (despite being born in it), so the time has come to finally throw all you tech dorks a frickin’ boner. At long last, Decibel is available on the iPad! Egon Spengler once said that “print is dead,” and while we beg to differ (seriously, we’re begging), you can even score a nice deal by hooking up with virtual Decibel: a 12-month subscription is only $24.99, five bucks less than the same period for the print edition. So, get to it: Go to the Newsstand in the iTunes App Store to download the Decibel iPad (or iPhone) app, or to bn.com to order Decibel on the Nook. Annoy your friends by reading us at bars and dinner parties. It beats the shit out of Instagram (until nudity is more pervasive).
Those of you who still like the feel of paper in your hands can get a full subscription to Decibel, too.