Kevin Stewart-Panko

Omnium Gatherum Want/Need Your Skulls

July 19, 2018

A peek at Omnium Gatherum’s new video and a few words about their forthcoming album.

Gearing Up For Psycho Las Vegas Fest

July 5, 2018

Decibel checks in with Enslaved, Wolvhammer, Spirit Adrift and more about Psycho Las Vegas.

EP Stream: Staghorn’s Wormwood III

June 21, 2018

We introduce you to activist DIY lifestylers, Staghorn and their latest release.

An Interview With Heavy Montreal Bookers Daniel Glick and JF Michaud

June 7, 2018

Emperor is playing this year’s Heavy Montreal. We talk to the dudes who booked them (and the other bands).

Exhorder

May 25, 2018

Exhorder‘s groundbreaking Slaughter in the Vatican is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Video Premiere: Struckout’s “Queer Shit”

May 24, 2018

While Long Beach, CA-based post-hardcore menaces, Struckout may still may be a couple months out from the July 20th release of their self-titled third album, the band and its new label, Postmark Records are doing an early, full court PR press. The advance announcement was made a couple weeks ago, pre-orders are already available and…

Track Premiere: Nequient Taps Old Veins with “Cult of Ignorance”

May 10, 2018

There are many things in life that will instantly put a stupid smile on my stupider face. New material from Chicago’s Nequient is one of those things.

Re-visiting Mouth of the Architect’s The Ties That Blind

May 3, 2018

June 15th sees the vinyl re-issue of Mouth of the Architect’s The Ties that Blind. Today, we pay our respects in comprehensive, Decibel style with drummer Dave Mann and former guitarist/vocalist Gregory Lahm.

Video Premiere: Shaving the Werewolf’s “Ass Above, So Below”

April 26, 2018

The world premiere of Shaving the Werewolf’s “Ass Above, So Below” from their new album, One Way to Dick City

Hellrad Vs. The Hack: Debating Reviews, Coverage and Metal Journalism

April 12, 2018

After their appearance in a recent Throw Me a Frickin’ Bone column, Philly’s Hellrad sent a none-too-pleased-with-you email to Decibel HQ. This opened a broader discussion about the different frustrations experienced by journalists and indie bands.

Interview with French Black Metal Apostates Glorior Belli

March 29, 2018

Next week sees the release of The Apostates, the seventh album by Parisian black metal shapeshifters, Glorior Belli, a band with a history reaching back over 15 years when they came to life as a Norwegian worshipping whirlwind. With time has come change as band leader Billy Bayou – also known by the less swampy…

Q&A and Track Premiere with Russian Post-Rockers Aesthesys

March 15, 2018

Shining a spotlight on Moscow’s classically informed, melancholic post-rockers and their second album, Achromata.

Interview: Septic Tank’s Lee Dorrian on How Music Shaped Him

March 1, 2018

Lee Dorrian discusses his band Septic Tank and the impact hardcore punk had on his life.

Piece by Piece: Examining the Practice of Merch Cuts

February 28, 2018

Sketchy business practice or a necessary evil? Decibel examines the practice of merch cuts in extreme metal.

The Sounds of Perseverance: An Interview with Taken’s Ray Harkins

February 15, 2018

An interview with Taken vocalist and issue #162 Reader of the Month, Ray Harkins

Kreator

January 4, 2018

Kreator‘s Pleasure to Kill is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Ghold: Track Premiere and Interview

November 23, 2017

What’s unique about the seventh release of Ghold’s discography is not only the psychedelic swirl and caveman crunch they combine under leaden hoof, but also that the trio has trusted the release of the new album to local heavy metal specialist record shop’s first label release.

Track Premiere and T-Shirt Talk With Übergang

November 9, 2017

As Übergang absolutely wear their influences on their sleeves, we decided to ask them about the influences they literally decided to wear on their sleeves.

Track Stream/Premiere: Odious Icon’s Planet of Immense Decay

October 26, 2017

Tomorrow sees the release of the debut album from thrash/death newcomers, Odious Icon. Today, we’re offering up the album’s lead-off and title track for your listening consideration.

Full Album Stream: Dead is Dead’s Constraints of Time

September 14, 2017

Dead is Dead write patient songs with a metallic edge with a slight lean towards the darker side of post rock.

Only Print is Real: How We Entered the Golden Age of Extreme Metal Books

September 13, 2017

Tom Gabriel Fischer, Ian Christe, Dayal Patterson and a host of authors and publisher discuss the rise of authoritative books in extreme metal.

Interview With Dead Cross: The Raw Materials Version

September 7, 2017

Here, you get to read the full complement of questions and answers with Dead Cross that was the forerunner to what made it to print in the October issue.

Full EP Stream and Track-By-Track Commentary: Protosequence’s Biophagous

August 17, 2017

You obviously won’t come out of this exercise knowing the usual informational nuts and bolts about Protosequence, like their history and how they formed, but hopefully this will shine some light onto the band’s creative process.