Interview

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.

Fallow Heart: Truth in Dissonance Part II: Don Anderson (Sculptured, ex-Agalloch) On Art As a Leaderless Movement

March 14, 2022

In which we present the second part of Sculptured, ex-Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson and Decibel‘s Forrest Pitts lengthy discussion on creative musical impact.

Dan Swanö on STEEL, the Short-Lived Supergroup With Members of Opeth and Edge of Sanity

February 16, 2022

Producer legend Dan Swanö tells the story of Steel, the obscure heavy metal supergroup he formed with Opeth members during the recording of their Morningrise LP.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn’s Life

February 10, 2022

To celebrate the release of the Nightmare Frontier EP, we got Abysmal Dawn vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott to mosh us through the five heavy albums that changed his life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Rocky of Voivod

February 3, 2022

We caught up with Voivod bassist Dominic “Rocky” Laroche to find out what five heavy albums changed his life. To Morgoth! (Not the band!)

Liberteer’s Unsung Grind Classic ‘Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees ‘ Turns 10

February 1, 2022

Decibel celebrates the 10th anniversary of Liberteer‘s Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees with Matt Widener, the man behind this eclectic grind masterpiece.

Fallow Heart: Truth in Dissonance: Don Anderson (Sculptured, ex-Agalloch) On the Objectives of Art

January 3, 2022

In which Sculptured, ex-Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson and Decibel‘s Forrest Pitts discuss the tonal impact of Anton Webern’s Opus 21 symphony.

Exit Interview: A Final Chat with Early Graves

December 6, 2021

On the eve of their final show at this weekend’s Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles, we sit down with Early Graves for an informal exit interview

“We Were The Spark:” Venom Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Welcome To Hell’

December 6, 2021

Decibel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Venom‘s extreme metal ground zero, Welcome To Hell, with former guitarist/songwriter Jeff “Mantas” Dunn.

Track Premiere and Q&A: Clifford Meyer (ex-ISIS) Scores New ‘Heavy Metal Horror’ Video Game The Axis Unseen

December 3, 2021

Clifford Meyer (ex-ISIS the band) teams up with veteran game wizard Nathan Purkeypile to soundtrack the new soon-to-be-smash video game The Axis Unseen.

Q&A and Track Premiere: Eight Bells – ‘Nadir’

November 29, 2021

Hear a track from Eight Bells‘ album Legacy of Ruin (due on February 25 and available now for preorder), the band’s first record in roughly five years.

Interview: Christian Larson Talks Necrofier, Night Cobra and Hell’s Heroes IV

November 29, 2021

Houston promoter and musician Christian Larson discusses new records from Necrofier and Night Cobra, plus the fourth edition of his Hell’s Heroes festival.

Interview: Sodom’s Tom Angelripper on the “M-16” 20-Year Anniversary Box Set

November 18, 2021

We shoot some questions at Tom Angelripper about Sodom‘s 20-year anniversary box set of the their Vietnam War-themed album, M-16.