Justin Norton

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…

Q&A Exclusive: Metal legend Jeff “Mantas” Dunn on his brush with death and future

October 10, 2018

Legendary Venom co-founder and and Venom Inc guitarist checks in following a massive health scare.

Jamie Myers opens ceramics business Snakehand Craft

August 1, 2018

Sabbath Assembly‘s Jamie Myers pens an editorial on the importance of making music and art despite internal hesitations.

Decibel Special Report: Online Bootlegging In Extreme Music

June 11, 2018

Cheap merchandise. Diminishing revenues for labels already under financial pressure. Death metal shower curtains and bar signs. Decibel‘s special report on how online bootlegging is hurting the extreme metal scene.

Q&A: Soft Kill’s Tobias Grave on addiction, redemption through fatherhood and “Savior”

May 11, 2018

Soft Kill main man discusses addiction, sobriety, the birth of his son and new album Savior.

Gone Five Years: Our Cover Story on Jeff Hanneman’s Life and Legacy

May 2, 2018

Remembering one of extreme metal’s most iconic figures, Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman, five years after his death.

An Extremely Extreme Voice For Common Sense

March 23, 2018

Let’s imagine a world where kids can get lost in records and find themselves again. Let’s imagine a world where the bridge to adulthood doesn’t include fearing for your life.

Q&A and Track Premiere: Leila Abdul-Rauf on “Diminution”

March 16, 2018

Leila Abdul-Rauf is well known to Decibel readers for her exemplary work with bands including Vastum, Cardinal Wyrm, Hammers Of Misfortune and others. The multi-instrumentalist is also busy composing her own music, which often veers in unpredictable directions. Her upcoming album Diminution, the followup to the 2015 release Insomnia, draws on Abdul-Rauf’s feelings about the collapse of the…

Martin Eric Ain: 1967-2017

October 22, 2017

Martin Eric Ain, a member of the legendary outfits Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, is remembered.

Melvins

July 3, 2017

A Walk with Love and Death
Double Studio Gonzo
dB rating: 8/10

Broken Hope

June 26, 2017

Mutilated and Assimilated
Too fast, too furious
dB rating: 8/10

Necrot

June 5, 2017

Blood Offerings
Axe of the unspeakable
dB rating: 9/10

Q&A: Filmmaker Sam Dunn On His Virtual Reality Wacken Film

June 1, 2017

Filmmaker Sam Dunn talks to us about his new Wacken documentary filmed in virtual reality.

Q&A: Jinx Dawson On The Return Of Coven and Spirituality In a Dogmatic Age

April 17, 2017

Jinx Dawson gave us an exclusive Q&A on the return of Coven, scheduled for Roadburn later this week.

Sneak Peek at Bonus Features on “Blackhearts” Documentary

April 7, 2017

Get a sneak peek at the special features included with award-winning black metal documentary Blackhearts. 

Cannibal Corpse – “The Bleeding”

March 28, 2017

By 1993, Cannibal Corpse was an interesting conundrum: When you have hammer-smashed every boundary of decency and good taste on your third album, where exactly do you go?

Q&A: Arthur Brown On The Roots Of Metal and Art In Times Of Social Upheaval

March 7, 2017

Decibel talked to psychedelic pioneer Arthur Brown about his role in the birth of metal and why art flourishes in times of political and social upheaval. 

DEMO:Listen: GOD

February 24, 2017

Get right with GOD in this week’s Demo: Listen. 

Q&A: Edward Banchs, author of “Heavy Metal Africa”

February 13, 2017

Decibel talks to the author of the excellent new book Heavy Metal Africa

Track Premiere: Tight Fright – “Look Out Below”

February 1, 2017

Listen to a track from Tight Fright’s pending debut Hotel Metal