Interview

Q&A: Scott Carstairs (Fallujah) Battles Death’s War On Light

April 22, 2019

California-based tech death stars Fallujah enter a new era on new album, Undying Light. Mainman Scott Carstairs reveals all to Decibel.

Interview: Old-School Dutch Death Metallers Thanatos at 35 Years, with New Compilation, New Label, and New Album in 2020

April 4, 2019

Thanatos celebrate 35 YEARS with a big anniversary show, new label, new album in the works, and the Thanatology: Terror from the Vault 2 CD demo/rarities compilation.

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.

Chris Grigg: “We Dread This Violence; the Dread, Itself, Is Violent.”

March 22, 2019

The Woe frontman tells us about the inspiration for the legendary band’s new release, along with some plans for the near future.

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.

Suzi Quatro: Hell Bent for Leather

March 8, 2019

Suzi Quatro discusses her five-decade career, new album No Control and her influence on women in rock.

Video Premiere: L’Acéphale’s “Sovereignty”

March 6, 2019

Watch a new video from avant-garde black metal practitioner L’Acéphale and read a lengthy new interview.

Thra: “We Always Start With the Riff!”

March 1, 2019

Thra’s “Gardens of Rot” is death-laden sludge metal done right: excellent riffs, crushing beats and blistering vocals. Check out our Q&A and stream the album in its entirety!

Interview: Conjurer Discuss Influences, New Album ‘Mire’ and US Tour Expectations

February 25, 2019

UK sludge/post-black quartet Conjurer discuss Mire and their upcoming tour with Rivers of Nihil, Entheos and Wolf King.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Metalion Interview

February 8, 2019

Bazillion Points, the heavy metal publishing house founded by Sound of the Beast author Ian Christe, turns 10 this year. Well, last year, so we’re a little late here, but we’ve got one more entry that’s worth the wait.

Interview: Mike IX Williams on Sen. Jason Rapert Controversy and Censorship

February 8, 2019

Mike IX Williams addresses Senator Jason Rapert’s remarks regarding Eyehategod’s show in Little Rock, AR and discusses censorship in music.

Interview: Phil Demmel on Vio-lence Reunion, Robb Flynn and Possibility of More Shows

February 6, 2019

Current Vio-lence and former Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel talks reunion, the possibility of future shows and why Robb Flynn isn’t involved this time.

(Written) Under the Sign of the Black Mark: Author Ika Johannesson On Her Swedish Metal History “Blood Fire Death”

February 6, 2019

Swedish journalist Ika Johannesson talks her fantastic and enlightening new cultural history Blood Fire Death: The Swedish Metal Story.

Interview: All That Remains’ Phil Labonte on Oli Herbert and “Victims of the New Disease”

February 4, 2019

All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte discusses the passing of guitarist Oli Herbert and ninth album Victims of the New Disease, plus touring the US and Europe.

Stream & Interview: Obscure Transmissions – “Volume 2”

January 31, 2019

We catch up with our friend behind Obscure Transmissions for the details on his latest work of interstellar dark ambient, plus a full stream of Volume 2.

From the Vastland: Bloody Stories of Demons and Their Dark World

January 25, 2019

From the Vastland is making some of the best black metal out there. Check out our interview catching up with Sina, the band’s founder and chief songwriter!

Interview: Neoandertals Drummer Sandra Vungi on Veganism, Publishing Cookbooks and New Music

January 18, 2019

Sandra Vungi chats with Decibel about veganism, death metal and more in a new interview.

An Interview with Pulchra Morte

January 17, 2019

A few weeks ago, we briefly introduced you to new doom-death brightlights, Pulchra Morte. Check out our full interview with the band.

Full Album Stream: Noctambulist – “Atmospheres of Desolation”

January 16, 2019

Denver death metal mind-melters Noctambulist spawn nightmares on their Atmospheres of Desolation debut.

Photographer Alyssa Herrman Discusses New YOB Book

January 15, 2019

Photographer Alyssa Herrman discusses her new YOB photo book.

Portrayal of Guilt Reflect on “Let Pain Be Your Guide,” Share Favorite 2018 Releases

December 31, 2018

Portrayal of Guilt ended 2018 with a bang, celebrating the release of Let Pain Be Your Guide. Read a new interview with the band.

OSDM Outfit Brutality Re-record Classic Songs for ‘Antecedent Offerings’

December 21, 2018

OSDM crushers Brutality discuss new music, re-recordings and being a totally-independent band.

Food for Thought: Brainoil Discuss First Album in Seven Years

December 17, 2018

Brainoil reflect on Singularity to Extinction, their first album in seven years.