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Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Watch An Exclusive Clip from the Chuck Schuldiner Documentary DEATH by Metal



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 editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian…

The fifth annual Decibel Tour winds down a week from tonight in Philly. But before the corpsepaint fully dries, Decibel will deliver a double dose of death the following day (Saturday, April 16), as the inaugural Choosing Death Fest devours downtown Philadelphia.

You might already know about big show featuring Dying Fetus, Nails, Misery Index, Deceased, Noisem, Horrendous, Derketa and Taphos Nomos at Union Transfer. Tickets are just $22 and going fast, so don’t wait and fuck that up.

But what you MIGHT have missed is the Choosing Death Fest: Grimposium event that kicks things off at noon at Underground Arts (a five-minute walk from Union Transfer) on Saturday. Not only have we gathered JR Hayes of Pig Destroyer and Leila Abdul-Rauf of Vastum and Hammers of Misfortune to conduct creative writing and death metal vocal workshops, respectively. But we’re also holding panel discussions with author Ian Christe, artist Dan Seagrave and members of Misery Index and Krieg about extreme metal.

If that wasn’t enough, we’re presenting a special advance screening of DEATH by Metal, the forthcoming documentary about the musical career of Death’s Chuck Schuldiner. As a special treat, here’s a brand new preview clip from the film!

And, get this, those tickets are just $5!

Obviously, the unifying factor of all of this the Choosing Death book itself. In early 2015, Decibel Books made the renowned underground metal chronicle its inaugural release: the new, hardcover, hand-numbered Choosing Death (limited to 3,000 copies worldwide—with only about 900 left in stock) features 100 new pages, 50 new interviews, three new chapters and cover art from legendary artist Dan Seagrave.

And you love that art so much, get a shirt, too!

Next weekend, only Choosing Death Fest is real.


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