Interview

Q&A: Adrenalin OD’s Dave Scott Schwartzman On His New Book and Becoming The World’s Fastest Punk Band

September 21, 2022

Adrenalin O.D. drummer Dave Scott Schwartzman discusses his upcoming book If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Walla Walla: The Wacky History of Adrenalin O.D., which tells the story of AOD and hardcore’s formative years.

Gene Ambo on 40 Years of Metallic Memories in His New Photo Book ‘Heavy Metro’

September 19, 2022

The legendary Chicago photographer tells tales of shooting the biggest names in metal and punk in the city’s most revered rock ‘n’ roll venue.

Interview: Monolith on the Mesa Rings in a New Era

September 16, 2022

We caught up with Monolith on the Mesa co-founder Roman Barham about honoring the legacy of late co-founder Dano Sanchez and what is in store this year for the South West.

Q&A: Håvard Jørgensen (Haavard) Photographs A New Acoustic Journey

September 12, 2022

Decibel talks to ex-Ulver/current Dold Vorde Ens Navn songmaster Håvard Jørgensen on his new journey as a solo artist with Haavard.

Q&A: Wolf Hoffmann On Accept As a Six-Piece Band and Returning To America

September 7, 2022

The Accept legend talks to Decibel about returning to the United States this month with three guitarists, what he learned when he traded a guitar for a camera, and more.

Track Premiere: Cloud Rat – ‘Kaleidoscope’

August 25, 2022

Cloud Rat stream new song “Kaleidoscope” and discuss their upcoming album, Threshold.

Die Young’s Daniel Austin on Vegan Powerlifting and Eating For Strength

August 24, 2022

In the latest installment of our Health Awaits fitness column, Daniel Austin (Die Young, Will to Live, and Tooth and Claw) discusses becoming a vegan AND a competitive powerlifter.

Interview: Redefining Darkness Owner Thomas Haywood Hosts Inaugural Into the Darkness Fest

July 12, 2022

Decibel spoke with Redefining Darkness Records about Into the Darkness Fest, a new death metal festival in Youngstown, Ohio.

Bjørnson, Beers & Bears: A Fire In the Mountains 2022 Festival Preview

July 11, 2022

Festival organizers Jeremy Walker and Alex Feher, as well as lineup curation mastermind Shane McCarthy, on the return of Wyoming’s great wilderness fest.

Q&A: Patrick O’Neil On His 80s Hardcore Memoir Anarchy At The Circle K

June 6, 2022

In his latest book, Anarchy At the Circle K, Patrick O ‘Neil writes about 80s hardcore in a narrative that’s a combination of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life.

Watch: CANNIBAL CORPSE Guitarist Erik Rutan Talks Classic Cannibal LPs, Performing with the Mountain Goats & New Hate Eternal Music Ahead of Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

May 24, 2022

Cannibal Corpse guitarist Erik Rutan gives his picks for what he thinks would be the best Cannibal albums to perform in full ahead of the band’s headline performance at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on June 11.

Come to Grief guitarist Terry Savastano details Apple Music playlist choices

May 19, 2022

Come to Grief guitarist Terry Savastano talks about the songs he recently picked for a guest-curated Decibel Apple Music playlist.

Q&A: NITE Guitarist/Vocalist Van Labrakis Heavies Blackened Metal

May 2, 2022

Decibel summons NITE guitarist/Vocalist Van Labrakis to discuss his band’s newest album Voices of the Kronian Moon (Season of Mist). Gallop into the black…

Watch: WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Drummer Aaron Weaver Talks Special Guests For Their ‘Two Hunters’ Set at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

April 14, 2022

Wolves in the Throne Room drummer Aaron Weaver discusses the USBM stalwarts’ first-ever performance of their classic Two Hunters LP at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on June 10.

Video Premiere: Hyperia Showcase Beery Guitar Playthroughs and Wedded Bliss with “Experiment 77”

April 7, 2022

For Canadians Hyperia, beer and thrash metal are the ingredients to a successful playthrough video and marriage!

Q&A: Keith Morris on the CIRCLE JERKS Reunion

March 30, 2022

Catching up with hardcore OG and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris on the band’s return to the stage after 15 years.

Grim Reefer Fest Smokes Up Baltimore on April 16th

March 30, 2022

Grim Reefer Fest celebrates riffs and spliffs with a nine-band lineup of stoned heaviness on April 16th in Baltimore, MD.

Watch: Dan Lilker Talks Possible Final NUCLEAR ASSAULT U.S. Performance, ‘Game Over’ Set at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

March 29, 2022

Nuclear Assault bassist/legend Danny Lilker talks Metal & Beer Fest beer collaboration with KCBC, a special guest stage-dive performance at the event, and the black metal bedspreads.

Swedish Metal Squad BOMBER Combine Maiden and Lep Influences with “Black Pants Magic” on Their Killer Debut

March 25, 2022

With Def Leppard style hooks, Judas Priest anthemics and Maiden/Lizzy-esque guitar harmonies, Bomber’s debut is exactly what we need after two years of pandemic doom and gloom

Sharp Tongues Of Hungry Animals: An Oral History of Christian Death’s ‘Only Theatre Of Pain’ On Its 40th Anniversary

March 24, 2022

On the 40th anniversary of Christian Death‘s Only Theatre Of Pain, Decibel talked to all the living members of the album lineup about the making of this deathrock classic and its legacy.