Sean Frasier

Choosing Death Fest Preview

April 4, 2016

Originally printed in our April 2016 issue, get acquainted with death ahead of the big event (Choosing Death Fest, that is). 

Top 5 Dan Seagrave Covers of 1991

March 23, 2016

Decibel’s all about honoring 1991’s 25th anniversary – just check issue #137’s Metal Maniacs design homage and the “Top 30 Albums of 1991” feature. So when it comes to celebrating our favorite album covers from that landmark year, there’s no better place to start than with Dan Seagrave.

DEAD & BURIED TREASURES: HIDDEN TRACKS WORTH UNEARTHING

February 24, 2016

Where were you when you first unlocked an unlisted track after a long period of dubious silence as a record played possum? Or when you noticed an album creeping up to track 69, where Tool’s “Disgustipated” lurked at the edge of Undertow? If you were born after 1995, maybe never.

ONLY DEATH IS REEL: Interview with Deathgasm writer/director Jason Lei Howden

January 27, 2016

If you didn’t catch Richard Christy’s review in Decibel #136, let me introduce you to the most metal horror film ever: Deathgasm. It’s a Kiwi midnight party flick made for and by metalheads where blackened doom riffs unlock portals to demonic dimensions and “metal up your ass” is less of a threat than a literal promise. We’re talking corpsepaint, monsters, hilarious black metal music video parodies, dildo fights, and enough blood to satiate the most demanding gorehounds.

Blood/Fire/Death: Watain douses Brooklyn

June 18, 2014

Brooklyn Night Bazaar – June 15th, 2014 Photography by Rodrigo Fredes of PhotoTerco It was Father’s Day, so I arrived early and called my pops outside the venue. I informed him I was seeing a Swedish metal band named Watain shortly, who would likely spit animal blood at the audience. “Well have fun, enjoy your…

Heavy Metal Movies: Interview with author Mike McPadden

June 11, 2014

I blame every sobering statistic regarding global literacy on the fact that until now the world didn’t have Heavy Metal Movies, the twisted tome cataloging Mike “McBeardo” McPadden’s infatuation with extremely extreme music and film. With 666+ reviews of headbang-friendly films, McBeardo is your personal Virgil leading you into the underworld of metallic cinema treasures….

STREAMING: Monument of Misanthropy’s “Anger Mismanagement”

January 21, 2014

Last time we heard from Monument of Misanthropy, they were charging towards the completion of their IndieGoGo campaign to launch their debut album Anger Mismanagement. And guess what? MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Go high-five a fellow metalhead in celebration. High-fiving your own reflection in a mirror will do in a pinch. So what does the metal community…

TRACK PREMIERE: Monument of Misanthropy’s “Entering a New State”

December 23, 2013

If I commissioned a sculptor to create a monument dedicated to the hatred of mankind, it would probably be a metalhead with hair dangling in front of its eyes, carved from black onyx and brimstone, and “Entering a New State” would be blaring in a continuous loop from a speaker tucked inside the statue’s mouth….