Mads Lilletvedt & Olav Iversen (Sahg) Detail New Album Born Demon Track By Track
October 3, 2022 Chris Dick
Sahg madmen Mads Lilletvedt and Olav Iversen riff mightily with an exclusive track-by-track of new album, Born Demon, for Decibel.
Evil Invaders Frontman Joe Kept Up All Night On New Album
March 14, 2022 Chris Dick
Decibel invites Belgium-based extreme heavy metallers Evil Invaders to reveal what went into new album Shattering Reflection.
Sebastian Ramstedt Honors L.G. Petrov On New In Aphelion Track ‘Requiem’
March 7, 2022 Chris Dick
In Aphelion guitarist Sebastian Ramstedt pays tribute to fallen death metal icon L.G. Petrov on new song “Requiem.”
Persefone and Chef Alex Kinchella List Their Favorite Andorran Foods
February 14, 2022 Chris Dick
Andorran progressive death metal artisans Persefone break out five culinary jams with chef Alex Kinchella in this delicious list. Only veal is real!
NITE’s Top 5 Sci-fi Films
February 7, 2022 Chris Dick
San Francisco-based blackened heavy metal outfit NITE list their Top 5 movies. New album, Voices of the Kronian Moon, out March 25th on Season of Mist.
Christian Münzner (Eternity’s End) Unlocks The Magic of Riffing
December 20, 2021 Chris Dick
Eternity’s End guitarist/chief songwriter Christian Münzner deep dives into the riff writing process for new song “Call of the Valkyries.”
“It Changed Everything:” Tom Gabriel Fischer on ‘Welcome To Hell’ at 40
December 6, 2021 Decibel Magazine
Extreme music legend Tom Gabriel Fischer on the impact of Venom’s Welcome To Hell on its 40th anniversary.
Top 5 Things That Influenced Broken Hope’s ‘Swamped in Gore’
November 29, 2021 Chris Dick
Chicago death metal institution Broken Hope re-live three decades of debut album Swamped in Gore with a Top 5 by axe-master Jeremy Wagner.
Prog Metallers Iotunn Choose 5 Places That Inspired Their Music
June 14, 2021 Chris Dick
Nordic progressive metallers Iotunn list their favorite spots in nature for introspection and inspiration on new album, Access All Worlds.
Top Five Bathory Albums That Changed My Life With Havukruunu
November 30, 2020 Chris Dick
Finnish black metallers Havukruunu list the Top 5 Bathory albums that changed their lives. Blood, fire, death!
Top Five Psych Rock Records That Changed Our Lives With Molassess
November 23, 2020 Chris Dick
Dark psych rock outfit Molassess (ex-The Devil’s Blood) dig into the vaults to list the Top 5 Records That Changed Their Lives.
Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) Offers Empathy & Unity In Uncertain Times
October 5, 2020 Decibel Magazine
Oceans of Slumber frontwoman Cammie Gilbert offers wise words of empathy and unity as a woman of color in a white, male-dominated scene. She is a metalhead like all of us.
Black Metal Mavens Gaerea List the Top 5 Horrifying Places In Portugal
September 28, 2020 Chris Dick
Portuguese black metal mavens Gaerea list their Top 5 horrifying places to visit in Portugal. Only Decibel has a passport into Gaerea’s abyss.
Seregor’s (Carach Angren) Top 5 Horror Movies
April 6, 2020 Chris Dick
Carach Angren frontman Seregor lists his five favorite horror movies. Give in to his unconventional picks and the monster that is new album, Franckensteina Strataemontanus.
Deathwhite’s Five Most Haunted Places in Pittsburgh
March 9, 2020 Chris Dick
Pittsburgh-based melodic doom act Deathwhite reveal the Top 5 Most Haunted Places in Pittsburgh. New album, Grave Image, is out now on Season of Mist.
My Awesome Day Job: Thomas Winkler of Gloryhammer
August 21, 2019 Decibel Magazine
Come! and hear the tale of how a humble notary from the Swiss Alps becomes inter-dimensional power metal hero Angus McFife.
Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Jesse Matthewson from KEN mode
August 23, 2018 Greg Pratt
To celebrate the release of their new album, Loved, we caught up with KEN mode guitarist/vocalist Jesse Matthewson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.
Phoenix In Flames: Melotov Records Founder on Her Struggle with Prescription Narcotics
August 9, 2018 Justin Norton
Melotov Records’ Melanie Voltz shares the story of her struggle with prescription narcotics.
Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on Underground Metal’s Enduring Gender Bias
May 17, 2018 Serena Cherry
The guitarist/vocalist of English metal band Svalbard pens a guest editorial about her experiences as a woman in the underground metal scene.
Rank and Defile: Shane Embury Orders Napalm Death’s Albums from Worst to Best
December 13, 2017 Albert Mudrian
Taken from the pages of our limited edition Napalm Death Special Issue, Napalm’s legendary bassist orders the extreme metal institution’s LP discography.
Cannabis Corpse Premiere New Song, Pick 10 Favorite Albums to Smoke To
August 31, 2017 Emily Bellino
Embark on “The 420th Crusade” with Cannabis Corpse before reading bassist/vocalist LandPhil’s ten favorite albums to smoke pot to.
The Top 10 Metal Songs About Chains
August 29, 2017 Decibel Magazine
In which we consider the top 10 songs about a quintessential heavy metal topic: chains.
GUEST EDITORIAL: METALLIC HARDCORE TRAILBLAZER MATT FOX SETS ASIDE PRE-TEEN WAR ON WHAM! TO EULOGIZE GEORGE MICHAEL (AND OTHERS)
January 11, 2017 Shawn Macomber
Considering the inventive, meditative, cagey nature of the top-shelf metallic hardcore he’s long delivered as guitarist of Shai Hulud, it perhaps will not come as too much of a surprise for readers to learn Matthew Fox is also one of the more introspective, thoughtful, intelligent interviews in the kingdom of heaviness. So when Fox said written a long piece on wrestling with how to commemorate the end of 2016 deaths of major figures from his childhood who took a backseat — then and now — to his heavy metal and hardcore heroes…well, we jumped at the opportunity to publish it as a guest column. Read on, friends…
10 Not-So-Obvious Influences on Fight Amp
November 2, 2016 Shane Mehling
All loud things must come to end. And that is why Fight Amp have decided to break up. The band’s own Mike McGinnis offers this eulogy: a list of surprising influences you may not have picked up on.