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Q&A: Karl Willetts Closes Third Memoriam Chapter

July 8, 2019

UK old-school death metallers Memoriam release their third album, Requiem for Mankind. Decibel tracks down vocalist Karl Willetts to see what life is like on the frontlines.

Video Premiere: Sludgehammer Covers Peter Gabriel. You Know Which Song…

July 4, 2019

I don’t know a whole lot about Toronto’s Sludgehammer despite my being a lifelong resident of the Greater Toronto Area which just goes to show you that proximity doesn’t automatically equate with intimate knowledge.

Q&A: Bob Bagchus & Vincent Crowley Shotgun Reality From Infidel Reich

July 1, 2019

An interview with Infidel Reich‘s Bob Bagchus and Vincent Crowley about their “controversial” new album, Reichenstein. Out September 2019 on Helter Skelter Productions.

Song/Video Premiere: Montreal’s Gorlvsh Get Wired and Weird

June 20, 2019

We don’t know if they are, as they claim, “Montreal’s sickest guitar-less band,” but from what we can tell they make a hell of a racket

Album Premiere: Funeral Storm “Arcane Mysteries”

May 27, 2019

Greek black metal trio Funeral Storm–featuring Varathron’s Necroabyssious–stream debut full-length, Arcane Mysteries, at Decibel.

Q&A: Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) Talks Twin Leads & XLIX

May 13, 2019

Wishbone Ash guitarist and founding member Andy Powell regales Decibel about the past, the present, and the future.

In Search of Peace of Mind: Michael Schenker Shreds Full Circle

May 13, 2019

Scorpions, UFO, MSG guitar hero Michael Schenker on Playing the Whiskey at 18, early Eddie Van Halen gigs, and recent passing of bandmate Ted McKenna

Track Premiere: Dark Numbers Go Off the Deep End with “Shallows”

May 9, 2019

“All of us come from very disparate places and try to create music somewhere in between all that.” Wrap your ears around the result, “Shallows.”

Closet Metalhead: Sarah Kendzior

April 25, 2019

Political author, columnist and podcaster Sarah Kendzior talks heavy metal with Decibel.

Live/Film Review: ‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’

April 25, 2019

The “Experience” run of dates will have wrapped up two days before the time you read this, but if you come across Industrial Accident, it’s very worthy of your viewing time.

Album Premiere: Sólveig Matthildur “Constantly In Love”

April 15, 2019

Kælan Mikla keyboardist Sólveig Matthildur finds solace in isolation as the Icelandic songstress unveils new album, “Constantly In Love.”

Blast Worship: Dead Instrument

April 9, 2019

Dead Instrument play a lot of blast beats. A lot of them.

Blast Worship: Noisear

April 2, 2019

Noisear bring a healthy dose of sci-fi skronk to their brand of grindcore.

Death Metal Documentary Update: An Interview with The Growl‘s Cam Schwarz

March 28, 2019

Currently in the filming/interview stages, The Growl’s intent is to document the ride the genre has taken from its obscure beginnings through roller coaster-ing waves of popularity and obscurity over the years to how the scene has morphed and come full circle in the present.

Full Album Stream: Goatkraft – “Sulphurous Northern Bestiality”

March 19, 2019

You haven’t heard bestial black death until you’ve heard how these Norwegians do it. Jam Goatkraft’s debut LP in its entirety here and now.

Wacken Metal Battle: the Biggest Battle of the Bands. Ever.

March 14, 2019

In true Wacken style, the Wacken Metal Battle really is the biggest Battle of Bands ever.

Blast Worship: Zesta Grande

March 12, 2019

Zesta Grande is a grindcore/powerviolence festival not to be missed.

Track Premiere: Filtheater – ‘Unwelcome Illuminated Curiosity’

March 11, 2019

Hear a new track from US-based death metal punishers Filtheater off their forthcoming debut full length.

Q&A: Nailed To Obscurity’s Jan-Ole Lamberti And Raimund Ennenga Struggle With Slippage

March 11, 2019

Nailed To Obscurity guitarist Jan-Ole Lamberti and vocalist Raimund Ennenga capsize the inner self on new album, “Black Frost.”

Blast Worship: Cellgraft

March 5, 2019

Tampa grinders Cellgraft take more than their name from Insect Warfare.

Animal-Fronted Bands Hatebeak and Boar Glue Release Split LP

February 28, 2019

Current/former members of Death, Pig Destroyer, Charred Walls of the Damned and Triac, plus a South African gray parrot and three guinea pigs, create animal-fronted mayhem.

An Update and Preview from Mexi-merican Death Grinders Rottenness

February 28, 2019

Mexican-American deathgrinders Rottenness provide an update on their new album.

Blast Worship: Lunk

February 26, 2019

Lunk take on… workout culture and Carcass puns on Reek of Perspiration.

Blast Worship: Gets Worse

February 19, 2019

UK powerviolence outfit Gets Worse get better on Snubbed.

Dani Filth’s Top 5 Songs Inspired by Elizabeth Bathory

February 14, 2019

Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth shares his top five songs inspired by the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory.