Interview

Interview: Slay at Home Festival Organizers Discusses Planning, Livestreams and Collaborations

May 29, 2020

There will likely be no in-person festivals this year, but Slay at Home, organized by a Metal Injection co-founder, offers an alternative.

Q&A: Mat McNerney (Hexvessel) Invites You Into His Inner (Outer) World

May 25, 2020

Hexvessel frontman Mat McNerney drops insightful words on new album Kindred (Svart) and the processes inside/outside that went into its creation.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Sergio Amalfitano of AcxDC

May 14, 2020

To celebrate the release of Satan Is King, the new record from power-violence-grinding punks ACxDC, we caught up with vocalist Sergio Amalfitano to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Romanian Black Metallers Persekutor Debut “Can You Feel the Frost of Dawn,” Reveal New LP Release Date

May 13, 2020

It’s no Angels of Meth, but Decibel is still stoked to jam the first new Persekutor track in five years. Vlad the Inhaler fills in the detailings.

Song Premiere: MaelstroM “Th13teen Within A Circle” + Q&A With Gary Vosganian

May 13, 2020

Rejuvenated New York-based epic thrash metallers MaelstroM premiere new track, “Th13teen Within A Circle,” at Decibel. We also interview vocalist Gary Vosganian.

Procession: The Sublime & Harrowing Fine Art of Underground Metal Legend Michelle Eddison

May 13, 2020

Ex-Starkweather/current Below the Frost bassist Michelle Eddison brings the visual violence in a new series of transcendent paintings.

That’s Tragic Exhibits Rare Jim Konya T-Shirt Collection In Memoriam for Charity

May 12, 2020

Tragic Cat acquire a portion of the late Jim Konya’s personal T-shirt collection, and each day in May they’ll post a unique piece from the assortment to raise donations for his namesake scholarship fund.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Peter Wiwczarek of Vader

April 30, 2020

To celebrate the release of Vader’s new album, Solitude in Madness, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Peter Wiwczarek to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Video Premiere: Duskwalker – “Shadowcreeper”

April 22, 2020

Canadian death cult Duskwalker lure listeners into a brutal tale of terror in the Rabidog Films music video for “Shadowcreeper.”

Death Angel’s Will Carroll on His Coronavirus Battle: “They Seriously Thought I Was Going To Die”

April 13, 2020

Death Angel drummer Will Carroll shares his story for the first time with Decibel about how the his harrowing battle with COVID-19 changed his life.

Q&A: Christos Dragamestianos’ On Thorns I Lay Is Reborn Again

April 13, 2020

Greek atmospheric death aficionados On Thorns I Lay return with new album, Threnos. Decibel queries guitarist/songwriter Christos Dragamestianos.

Brian Posehn Interviews Jonny Z About Metallica, Megaforce and His New Book

April 9, 2020

Decibel Exclusive: The legendary Jonny Z Talks Metallica, Anthrax, Megaforce Records and his new book, as metalhead comedian Brian Posehn interrogates!

Full Album Stream & Interview: Calligram – “The Eye is the First Circle”

April 9, 2020

Stream the new album from British black metal crushers Calligram and read an interview with vocalist Matteo Rizzardo about the record, Ralph Waldo Emerson and coronavirus.

Full Album Stream: Angerot – ‘The Divine Apostate’

March 25, 2020

Death metal faction Angerot ascend from Swedeath homage to the outer limits of imagination on their striking new LP, The Divine Apostate.

Intimations of Immortality: An Interview with Wilderun

March 24, 2020

A lengthly interview with Boston’s Wilderun, arguably the finest, most professional-sounding unsigned metal band on the damn planet.

Looking Back on 25 Years of the ‘Nordic Metal: A Tribute To Euronymous’ Compilation with Typhon

March 10, 2020

On the eve of the Mayhem-headlined Decibel Magazine Tour, Necropolis’ founder provides an in-depth interview on the greatest black metal comp ever, Nordic Metal: A Tribute To Euronymous.

Video Premiere: Graf Orlock – “A Bad Cop in a Bad Mood”

March 9, 2020

Californian grindcore cinephiles Graf Orlock summon Steven Seagal’s shadow-world doppleganger in the video for their bone-crunching new single, “A Bad Cop in a Bad Mood.”

Q&A: Kasper Eriksson (Hällas) Finds Himself In A Conundrum

February 24, 2020

Hällas drummer Kasper Eriksson debunks our inspiration theories but remains a righteous chap in this new interview about the Conundrum album.

David Vincent and Joel McIver Talk ‘I Am Morbid’ Biography

February 20, 2020

Catching up with extreme metal legend David Vincent to talk about his new book, I Am Morbid.

Mare Your Illusion: Tyler Semrick-Palmateer Condenses Two Guns N’ Roses LPs Into One Classic

February 19, 2020

The enigmatic frontman of recent Decibel Hall of Fame inductee Mare condenses Guns N’ Roses’ 1991 opuses Use Your Illusion I and II into a collection of songs that could fit on a single 80-minute CD.

Mare Cognitum: “The Paradox of Harmony and Strife”

February 14, 2020

“That harsh, cold, and uncaring nature of the cosmos contrasts well with its immense beauty, grandeur, and mystery atop a musical canvas like black metal.”

Gasping for Hair: Hard Rock Trailblazer Mark Knight on the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Bang Tango

February 12, 2020

In the inaugural edition of Gasping For Hair — a new column devoted to the classics of hard rock, hair metal, glam, and other heavy metal adjacent subgenres — we talk to guitarist Mark Knight about one of the wildest hard rock acts ever, Bang Tango.

Blades of the Brotherhood: An Interview with Hyborian

February 11, 2020

How Hyborian have managed to achieve the difficult-to-master balance of writing complex music within the confines of pretty traditional structures.

Q&A: Doug Moore Scratches His Weeping Sores Itch

February 10, 2020

New York-based death/doom trio Weeping Sores issued one of 2019’s best releases in False Confession. We interview lead sore, Doug Moore, in this Q&A.