Interview

The Matchless Roar: Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris Returns with British Lion for “The Burning”

December 4, 2019

Legendary Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris is set to torch expectations with “The Burning,” the sophomore offering from his prog-tinged hard rock British Lion side project.

Q&A: Øystein G. Brun’s Borknagar Are Truly North From Here

November 25, 2019

Twenty-five years and 11 albums later, Norwegian progressive metallers Borknagar have found their true north on new album, True North. Founder Øystein G. Brun leads the way.

“The Black Candle Volume III: Sympathy for the Devil”: The Interview

November 22, 2019

What does the author of the new Black Candle book have to bring to the world? Silence. Lies. Lust. Blood. Worship. Ritual. Intoxication.

Through Satan in Blood and Fire: An Interview With Drastus

November 14, 2019

DrastusLa Croix De Sang narrowly missed our albums of the year list, but that doesn’t mean this French black metal project haven’t released one of 2019’s must-hear albums.

Matt Harvey of Exhumed’s Top Five Favorite Old-School Horror Movies

October 31, 2019

Exhumed‘s Matt Harvey gives us his five favorite old-school horror flicks, to celebrate Halloween and the band’s new album, Horror.

Anthony Kaoteon (Death Tribe, Kaoteon) Offers Studio/Lyric Videos & Interview

October 31, 2019

The cultural, social, and geographic impasse has fueled the music of both Kaoteon and Death Tribe, who are currently ensconced in the studio working on the follow-up to this year’s Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment.

The Hammer of the Underground: Ex-Madball/Agnostic Front Drummer Will Shepler Talks New Outfit The Take

October 30, 2019

Legendary NYHC drummer Will Shepler is back stirring the brutal-yet-catchy sonic melting pot once again with The Take

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Grayson Stewart of Norma Jean

October 24, 2019

To celebrate the release of their new album, All Hail, we caught up with Grayson Stewart of Norma Jean to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

EP Stream: Formless Master’s First Strike and Takafumi Matsubara Interview

October 24, 2019

We’re showcasing the new EP by Formless Master, featuring Takafumi Matsubara, as well as an interview with the man himself.

Full Album Stream: Savage Master – ‘Myth, Magic & Steel’

October 23, 2019

Louisville leather-fiends Savage Master unmask their newest offering of devilish ragers on their Myth, Magic & Steel LP.

Exclusive: Stream the new SWANS album “Leaving Meaning”

October 23, 2019

While listening to the new Swans LP, Leaving Meaning, check out a new Q&A with Michael Gira about how the album came together and what’s next for Swans.

Die Choking Dish the Dirt on Bitcoin, Airways, Extra Strings

October 17, 2019

Catching up with Philly grind crew Die Choking to talk cryptocurrency and their new album, IV.

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls Is Coming To America

October 17, 2019

Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins are sitting this one out, but you can still catch Spinal Tap‘s led bassist on the west coast in November

Q&A: Tom Gabriel Fischer on Triumph Of Death and Martin Ain’s Legacy

September 25, 2019

Tom Fischer eventually rediscovered how much he loved the music of Hellhammer and became fixated on finding a way to play it again respectfully. He speaks to Decibel about how it happened and what’s next. 

Everybody Should Know: An Interview with The Young Gods

September 12, 2019

In which we conduct a length interview with Switzerland’s legendary avant-garde, industrial rock band The Young Gods

Video Premiere: Godeater — “Inertia Haze”

September 11, 2019

Let Glasgow, Scotland’s Godeater take you deep into tech-death waters with “Inertia Haze.”

Track Premiere & Interview: Die Choking – ‘Mechanical Ventilator’

September 10, 2019

Die Choking break their four-year silence with new single “Mechanical Ventilator.”

If You Kill It, They Will Come: Full Terror Assault Fest Turns Five

August 28, 2019

Full Terror Assault is celebrating five years of open air fest mayhem with a wild, brutal four-day party next week.

The Offering’s Alexander Richichi & Nishad George Invite You Into Their Home

August 19, 2019

Boston-based extreme metallers The Offering offer up vocalist Alexander Richichi and guitarist Nishad George for interview.

Full Album Stream + Interview: Sickdeer – ‘Awake, Proceed’

August 16, 2019

Stream the new full length from DC’s Sickdeer and get to know a powerful new force in the USBM underground.

Peter Beste is Here to Defend the (Heavy Metal) Faith & Gift You a Hot New Black Magic Jam

August 14, 2019

Celebrated True Norwegian Black Metal music photographer Peter Beste talks battle vests, image capture, subculture, metal, and his related new book Defenders of the Faith.

Ex-Turbonegro Vocalist Hank von Hell Reveals Insane Tour Rider for U.S. Dates

July 31, 2019

Catch Hank von Hell is U.S. starting in August, but don’t expect to bake a motherfuckin’ in his green room. The ingredients aren’t on his rider.

Q&A: Aaron Charles of Falls of Rauros Vows to Conquer the Ocean

July 22, 2019

Aaron Charles of Falls of Rauros is interviewed by Decibel Magazine for new album, Patterns in Mythology, out now on Gilead Media.

Studio Report: Blood Incantation – “Hidden History of the Human Race”

July 10, 2019

Get the details straight from Blood Incantation guitarist/vocalist Paul Riedl on the new full length, Hidden History of the Human Race.