Interview

Memphis Grindcore Collective Knoll on Physical Media, New Material & Performing at Roadburn

April 13, 2021

Catching up with Knoll drummer James Eubanks in the wake of their first pressing of Interstice selling out and before their upcoming appearance at this weekend’s Roadburn Redux

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Dan Weyandt of Zao

April 8, 2021

To celebrate the release of their new album, The Crimson Corridor, we find out what five heavy albums changed Zao vocalist Dan Weyandt’s life.

Health Awaits: Cro-Mags’ Harley Flanagan on Being In the Best Shape of His Life at 54

April 7, 2021

Welcome to Health Awaits, a new Decibel column devoted to fitness. For this first installment, we speak with Harley Flanagan of hardcore punk pioneers Cro-Mags.

Track Premiere: Body Void – ‘Fawn’

March 25, 2021

Hear Body Void‘s crushing new song “Fawn” and then hear directly from the band about forthcoming LP Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Ian Shelton of Regional Justice Center

March 25, 2021

To celebrate the release of Regional Justice Center‘s new album, Crime and Punishment, we caught up with drummer/vocalist Ian Shelton to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Q&A: Laurie Sue Shanaman (Ails) on a Year of Essential Work During the Pandemic

March 16, 2021

Ails’ vocalist works as a case manager in San Francisco where she assists homeless citizens transitioning to supportive housing. Shanaman discusses putting her health on the line to ensure that the most vulnerable among us continue to have a lifeline.

Track by Track: Black Knife – ‘Murder Season’

March 10, 2021

Blackened scumpunks Black Knife just released their homicidal LP, Murder Season. Founding vocalist/guitarist Hellwulv describes its fury track by track.

Interview: Gaerea Discuss Gimme Radio Livestream, Anonymity and Authenticity

February 11, 2021

Gaerea‘s anonymous founder gets in depth about the band’s inner workings and planning their upcoming Gimme Radio livestream.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Mic Dion of Altered Dead

February 11, 2021

To celebrate the release of Returned to Life, we caught up with Altered Dead‘s Mic Dion to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Track Premiere and Interview: Oryx – “Misery”

February 11, 2021

Downtuned Denver sludge trio Oryx cast shadows and break bones with their new sledgehammer of a single, “Misery.”

Slayer, Maiden & Metallica: Buzz Osborne Remembers 1983

February 10, 2021

The Melvins will unleash their new record, Working With God on February 26. It’s the second album from the Melvins 1983 lineup, so we wind back the clock with King Buzzo.

Q&A: Edmunds Vizla (Frailty) Wades Into The Darkest Waters

February 8, 2021

Latvian melancholic doom/death metal outfit Frailty discuss new album, Tumši Ūdeņi, and the Latvian metal scene with iDecibeli. Drown in darkness…

Brutal Renaissance: Rich Thurston (ex-Terror/Blood Has Been Shed) Talks Raising Up the High End Hardcore of Lowest

January 20, 2021

Ex-Terror/Culture lifer Rich Thurston talks Lowest, Treason, and lessons from fighting MMA and playing in Blood Has Been Shed.

Streaming: Kyle Ball (Wake) Covers Earth A.D. Black Metal Style

January 18, 2021

Wake vocalist Kyle Ball and friends reimagine A.D: Earth from a blackened punk aesthetic.

Album Stream + Interview: Molten Chains – Torment Enshrined

January 15, 2021

Molten Chains, one of the most extraordinary new bands in the metal underground, on sophomore album Torment Enshrined, which blends heavy metal, prog, black and death, Shakespearean themes and sorcerous vocals into one mind-blowing sound.

Album Stream + Interview: Enditall – never feel again

January 12, 2021

We catch up with Zander Ness, formerly of USBM Decibel darlings Høst, to discuss his new dark grunge/post-metal band Enditall.

Track Premiere & Interview: Portrayal of Guilt – ‘Garden of Despair’

January 6, 2021

Portrayal of Guilt guitarist talks new album, coronavirus and collaborating with other artists.

Producer Arthur Rizk on the Influence of Former Ozzy Osbourne Shredder Jake E. Lee

December 23, 2020

Super-producer and Eternal Champion and Sumerlands member Arthur Rizk on the lasting influence of one of the Ozzman’s often overlooked key contributors.

VIDEO: Ice-T Discusses Body Count’s Grammy Nomination, Explains How to Change Your Zoom Background

December 17, 2020

Ice-T discusses Body Count‘s Grammy nomination, talks life in lockdown and gives you a few tips on how to spice up your Zoom meetings in this exclusive Decibel video.

Fallow Heart: The Uncertainty Principle, A Biased Observation of Steve Austin, Part 3

December 11, 2020

Part III of III of an exhaustive look at the improbable crossover appeal of Steve Austin’s legendary noise/rock/metal institution Today Is the Day.

Album Premiere and Interview: Gjoad – ‘Samanōn’

December 9, 2020

Austrian newcomers Gjoad create entrancing worlds with atmospheric dark rock on their debut LP, Samanōn.

Q&A: Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork) Hits On New EP, Health, & COVID-19

December 7, 2020

Soilwork vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid talks new EP A Whisp of the Atlantic and predicts the effects of COVID-19 in 2021. Only at Decibel!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with David Andersson of Soilwork

December 3, 2020

To celebrate the release of Soilwork‘s new EP, A Whisp of the Atlantic, we caught up with guitarist David Andersson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.