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The Plague Rages So Mike DiSalvo, Friends Rip On This Napalm Death Cover

February 8, 2021

Death metal vocal king Mike DiSalvo and members of Mercurial and Misery Index team up to to record a ripping cover of Napalm Death’s Fear, Emptiness, Despair classic.

Streaming: Kyle Ball (Wake) Covers Earth A.D. Black Metal Style

January 18, 2021

Wake vocalist Kyle Ball and friends reimagine A.D: Earth from a blackened punk aesthetic.

‘Heavy Metal Movies’ Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Passes Away

December 17, 2020

Decibel mourns the loss of Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of a pair of modern classics for Bazillion Points, Heavy Metal Movies and Teen Movie Hell.

Blowing Their Wad All Over God: An Oral History of GWAR’s ‘Scumdogs of the Universe’

October 27, 2020

Decibel celebrates the 30th anniversary of GWAR‘s landmark Scumdogs of the Universe, and dodges blood and semen to bring you the ULTIMATE oral history of the legendary release.

Q&A: Adam Wakeman on the ‘Jazz Sabbath’ project

September 29, 2020

Wakeman discusses the jazz-styled Black Sabbath covers of Jazz Sabbath and how Ozzy surprised him with his Dad’s keyboard from the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath sessions. 

Party On, Dude: Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher on the ‘Bill and Ted 3’ Soundtrack & Mastodon Rarities

September 16, 2020

Mastodon‘s Bill Kelliher talks, Bill & Ted 3, Brent Hinds’ “Wild Stallyns Bill and Ted Forever” tattoo and the band’s new comp.

Death Angel’s Will Carroll on His Coronavirus Battle: “They Seriously Thought I Was Going To Die”

April 13, 2020

Death Angel drummer Will Carroll shares his story for the first time with Decibel about how the his harrowing battle with COVID-19 changed his life.

Q&A: Joe Wood on Bringing Change Today? Songs Back on the Road

February 14, 2020

We talk to onetime T.S.O.L. frontman Joe Wood about his new band and finally playing his classic mid-80s material again

Q&A: Al Jourgensen on Ministry’s visual history book, Slayer’s goodbye and Trump

January 17, 2020

Uncle Al Jourgensen caught up with Decibel late last month to discuss going through his personal history vault and how self-acceptance comes with aging.

Track Premiere: Wake’s “This Abyssal Plain”

December 18, 2019

Canadian grindcrushers Wake Announce Devouring Ruin; debut records’s first single via Decibel.

Streaming: Bummer’s “Thanks For Nothing” EP

October 31, 2019

Here’s the new Bummer track, “Thanks for Nothing.” You’re welcome.

Exclusive: Stream the new SWANS album “Leaving Meaning”

October 23, 2019

While listening to the new Swans LP, Leaving Meaning, check out a new Q&A with Michael Gira about how the album came together and what’s next for Swans.

Win A Date With The Summoner To LA ‘Brutal Realty’ Premiere

October 21, 2019

To help continue to spread the word we’re teaming with the London May and the filmmakers to offer TWO tickets to the Los Angeles premiere.

Q&A: Tom Gabriel Fischer on Triumph Of Death and Martin Ain’s Legacy

September 25, 2019

Tom Fischer eventually rediscovered how much he loved the music of Hellhammer and became fixated on finding a way to play it again respectfully. He speaks to Decibel about how it happened and what’s next. 

Metal Muthas: Nick Yacyshyn (Sumac)

April 29, 2019

Meet Carol Weismiller, metal mutha of Sumac‘s Nick Yacyshyn.

Metal Muthas: Ben Hutcherson

April 8, 2019

Meet Kay Hutcherson, Metal Mutha of Khemmis guitarist/vocalist Ben Hutcherson.

Mutal Muthas: Trevor Phipps (Unearth)

April 3, 2019

Learn more about the woman who raised Unearth frontman Trevor Phipps.

Metal Muthas: Enrique Sagarnaga (Crypt Sermon, Relapse Records)

March 18, 2019

Learn more about the mother who raised Enrique Sagarnaga (Crypt Sermon, Relapse Records).

Ten Bazillion Years: The Laina Dawes Interview

December 20, 2018

Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation In Heavy Metal speaks about her experience publishing with Bazillion Points.

Q&A: Michael Gira on new Swans, performing solo and creativity

December 19, 2018

Michael Gira discusses Swans, his solo career, the impact of social media and more.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Tom Gabriel Fischer Interview

November 16, 2018

Celtic Frost’s Tom Gabriel Fischer discusses writing Only Death is Real and publishing it through Bazillion Points.

Gone One Year: Remembering Martin Eric Ain

October 21, 2018

A year ago today, Celtic Frost and Hellhammer visionary Martin Eric Ain died from an unexpected heart attack at 50. To honor his massive and enduring influence on the music we love, we are rerunning our obituary.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Brian Lew Interview

October 12, 2018

Bazillion Points, the heavy metal publishing house founded by Sound of Beast author Ian Christe, turns 10 this year. To celebrate, Decibel has corralled 10 authors from the BP stable to discuss their own works and what it’s like to part of the world’s heaviest publisher.  Brian Lew, Murder In The Front Row: Shots From The…