For nearly 20 years, Cleveland metal miscreant Athenar and his blackened speed project Midnight have been taking it sleazy. A hyper-prolific darling of the underground extreme metal scene, Midnight’s blend of raw, unrelenting speed metal is finally reaching out to the masses at large with the help of new label home Metal Blade. For our latest issue, Athenar finally comes front and center on our esteemed Decibel cover to give the full story of Midnight, their latest LP Let There Be Witchery and what’s in store for these hooded menaces. As if that wasn’t enough, reawakened death metal/grindcore/hardcore behemoths The Red Chord gain access to the hallowed halls of our Hall of Fame, giving the full story on their landmark Clients album well before their return to the stage this June at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly 2022. Rounding out this essential reading is an exclusive track from death grind institution Misery Index, courtesy of the Decibel Flexi Series and only available in this issue.