Kevin Stewart-Panko

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.

Still Screaming After Thirty-Six Years: An Interview with Raw Power

August 3, 2017

A couple months ago, with an almost devil-may-care, casual shoulder shrug, one of my all-time favourite bands in the history of forever, Italian hardcore legends Raw Power, quietly released their new album. We caught up with vocalist Mauro Codeluppi to discuss growing old, not giving a shit and the time they played with G’N’R.

Track Stream/Premiere: Sweden’s Grande Royale Rock With Mellow Class

July 20, 2017

Today we’re going to give you a break from sonic extremity, but still keep things hard and rocking, with a Swedish band rocking out like they’re showcasing their wares at a Fourth of July picnic and playing under a row of now-considered-politically incorrect confederate flags.

Grind Those Frowns Upside-Down with Ape Unit and Horsebastard

July 6, 2017

Let’s lighten the mood a little bit around here, shall we? And let’s do it without easing up on the calamitous and chaotic noise.

Track Premiere: Wren’s Prog Sludge/Noise Rock

June 22, 2017

Progressive sludge/noise rock with comparisons to Neurosis, Old Man Gloom and Amenra? I’m sold!

Metalocalypstick Fest Celebrates Women in Extreme Metal

June 8, 2017

The vast expanse of south central British Columbia in a town almost ironically/appropriately called Lone Butte isn’t the first place one thinks of for a female-centric metal fest. But it is.

Track Premiere, Introductory Interview: Saying Hello to MUTANK

May 25, 2017

Montreal’s MUTANK – all caps, all the time, I’ve been warned – is a crossover/thrash whose members not only love crossover thrash, but acronyms and plays on words using their moniker as the jumping off point. As the band begins/continues to make farther and wider strides, we figured it was time for an introduction via a short Q&A and a song premier.