Greg Pratt

New book counts down 666 essential metal albums

May 4, 2017

Chip McCabe’s new book listing 666 essential metal albums is out now, and we caught up with him to find out his motivations for doing this outrageous project.

Swedish death metal vets Sarcasm finally release second album

April 27, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but Sarcasm are releasing their second album, and we caught up with them to get the scoop.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cannibal Corpse’s The Bleeding

April 20, 2017

In honor of its recent induction to our Hall of Fame, we rank the songs on Cannibal Corpse’s 1994 coming-of-age album The Bleeding from worst to best.

Primitive Origins: Dust – ‘Dust’

April 13, 2017

You know the cover, now find out more about Dust’s 1971 debut in our most recent Primitive Origins.

Decibel spends an hour in the Interactive Metal Genres Graph

April 6, 2017

We spent one hour in the new Interactive Metal Genres Graph and documented our findings.

Shane Embury to play marathon gigs with Napalm Death, Brujeria, and Lock Up on Campaign for Musical Destruction 2017 tour

March 23, 2017

Shane Embury is pulling a very demanding triple duty on the upcoming European Campaign for Musical Destruction tour; we caught up with him to get the lowdown.

Author David Gehlke talks new Noise Records book, “Damn the Machine”

March 16, 2017

We catch up with the author of Damn the Machine, a new book about the history of Noise Records, to get the scoop on why he chose Noise to write about, the rocky relationships between the label and its bands, and much more.

Primitive Origins: Salem Mass – ‘Witch Burning’

March 9, 2017

Our latest Primitive Origins looks at the strange case of Idaho’s Salem Mass and their sole full-length, Witch Burning.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Metallica’s …And Justice for All

March 2, 2017

In which we revisit …And Justice for All and rank the songs from worst to best. Justice is done.

Xibalba discuss their return with new EP

February 23, 2017

We caught up with California’s Dan Seagrave-lovin’ Xibalba to talk about their new EP.

That Tour Was Awesome: Ultimate Revenge Tour, Venom/Slayer/Exodus (1985)

February 22, 2017

As a special bonus to go along with our new Top 100 Metal Tours of All Time special issue, we rounded up members of Exodus, Slayer, and Venom to talk about 1985’s Ultimate Revenge Tour for our latest That Tour Was Awesome.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Saxon’s Wheels of Steel

February 9, 2017

To celebrate our recent induction of Saxon’s NWOBHM classic Wheels of Steel into our Hall of Fame, we ranked each song on the album from least this-rules to most this-rules.

Primitive Origins: Night Sun – ‘Mournin’’

February 2, 2017

Our latest Primitive Origins examines the 1972 proto-prog-metal of Germans Night Sun.

That Tour Was Awesome: Neurosis/Voivod/Today Is the Day (1999)

January 26, 2017

Our latest That Tour Was Awesome looks back at the time that Neurosis, Voivod and Today is the Day blew Europe’s mind in 1999.

The Ominous Circle talk debut album and reasons for anonymity

January 19, 2017

Portuguese death metal crew The Ominous Circle are a mysterious bunch, so we caught up with them just before their debut LP drops to try to make some sense out of it all.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Entombed’s ‘Clandestine’

January 12, 2017

We recently inducted Entombed’s classic second album into our Hall of Fame; let’s take a few minutes to examine it closely one more time, ranking each song from worst to best.

Primitive Origins: Sudden Death – ‘Suddenly’

January 5, 2017

Our latest Primitive Origins looks at the 1972 proto-metal of California’s Sudden Death.

Decibel brings extreme playlists to Apple Music

December 29, 2016

What do the phrase “break the chains,” Kurt Ballou’s production jobs, and ways to die all have in common? They’ve all been themes for Decibel‘s Apple Music playlists, of course.

Rudra explore the self, pluralism, other smart things in ‘Enemy of Duality’

December 22, 2016

We catch up with Singapore’s Rudra to talk about the lyrical and musical approaches of their new album, Enemy of Duality.

Primitive Origins: Northern Haze – ‘Northern Haze’

December 15, 2016

Our latest Primitive Origins looks back at the first indigenous-language rock album released in North America.

Metallica “Hardwired” Cover Creator: “We hadn’t heard of Crowbar or seen the album”

December 14, 2016

There’s more than a little similarity between Metallica’s new album cover and a classic Crowbar album cover; we caught up with one of the guys who worked on the Metallica cover to find out what’s going on here.

Impetigo talk new Ultimo Mondo Cannibale cassette reissue

December 8, 2016

Here comes Ultimo Mondo Cannibale again, so we caught up with Stevo from Impetigo to get the scoop on this classic death/grind album rising from the dead.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Living Colour’s Vivid

December 1, 2016

A closer look at Living Colour’s classic Vivid album, ranked from worst to best track.

Full EP stream: Stench Price – ‘Stench Price’

November 28, 2016

Siberian grind weirdos Stench Price are releasing their debut EP on Wednesday; we’re bringing you an exclusive full-EP stream today.

Hierophant’s Lollo picks the five best bad-vibe metal albums ever

November 23, 2016

Hierophant are downers on their new album, so we picked their brain to get their fave party-poopin’ metal albums of all time.

October 31 celebrate Metal Massacre compilations with new covers album

November 17, 2016

True-’til-death metallers October 31 are about to do the unthinkable: a compilation consisting entirely of Metal Massacre covers.

Primitive Origins: Blast’s “Damned Flame” b/w “Hope”

November 10, 2016

Belgium’s Blast were laying down proto-thrash bpms in 1972.

Black Forge Coffee combine metal, coffee, and video games, finally

November 3, 2016

Pittsburgh’s Black Forge Coffee know what we like: metal, coffee, and retro video games.