Interview

Full Album Stream: Blind Girls – “An Exit Exists”

July 2, 2024

Australian screamo crew Blind Girls stream their heaviest record to date.

Interview: Portland death rockers DEATHCHARGE on ‘Midnight Road’

July 1, 2024

Portland, OR-based death rockers Deathcharge discuss the long and winding road to Midnight Road, their first new LP in over a decade.

Interview: X-Cops Talk New EP “XCAB” and Living Above the Law

June 24, 2024

Cop rockers X-Cops discuss new EP XCAB, the presidential election and their uncanny similarities to GWAR.

Q&A: Photographer John Malley on Documenting the PNW Metal Scene

June 21, 2024

Malley has a gift for shooting images that capture the vitality and close-knit nature of one of the country’s most active metal scenes. He talked to us about his work and chasing his passion later in life.

Interview: RivetSkull Talk World Touring, Trad Metal and Starting as a Dio Tribute Band

June 3, 2024

RivetSkull discuss their origin as a Ronnie James Dio tribute band, the state of the trad metal scene and their new album, Absence of Time.

Interview: Evergrey Vocalist Tom Englund on 30 Years of Music and New Album Theories of Emptiness

May 13, 2024

Vocalist Tom Englund discusses Theories of Emptiness, the new album from long-running Swedish progressive metal act Evergrey.

Interview: Accept’s Wolf Hoffmann Has No Plans to Slow Down

April 16, 2024

Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann talks technology, recording with producer Andy Sneap and why he still feels like a teenager.

Full Album Stream: Mastiff – “Deprecipice”

March 21, 2024

Stream Deprecipice, the new album from UK sludge/metallic hardcore band Mastiff and read a lengthy interview with guitarist and vocalist James Lee Ross.

Interview: Persefone Discuss New EP, Lingua Ignota: Part I

March 18, 2024

Andorran melodic death metal band Persefone discuss their latest release.

Exhumed Frontman Matt Harvey Discusses New Ambient Album, Toward the Cold Light

March 7, 2024

Exhumed frontman Matt Harvey discusses the inspirations and recording process behind his new ambient album, Toward the Cold Light.

Job for a Cowboy are Calling Out Your Hippie Nonsense on “Moon Healer”

February 22, 2024

Job for a Cowboy bassist Nick Schendzielos talks about the new record and the death and rebirth of deathcore.

Everyone Bleeds Now: Eat the Turnbuckle Talk Ultraviolent Wrestling, New Documentary and One Last Match

February 5, 2024

Philly scumbag kings Eat the Turnbuckle discuss their final show, hardcore wrestling and what it’s like to bleed for a living.

Interview: Lord Dying on Expanding the Storyline and Keeping it Heavy

January 31, 2024

We caught up with Lord Dying guitarist/vocalist Erik Olson to discuss the sludgemongers’ continued legacy via new LP Clandestine Transcendence.

Last Tape Before Doomsday: Shane McCarthy (Wayfarer/Stormkeep)

January 30, 2024

Wayfarer frontman Shane McCarthy crafts a 10-track mixtape of essential songs that shaped his life for our new Last Tape Before Doomsday column

Mammoth Beard Company Co-founder Offers Beard Advice for Metalheads

January 25, 2024

Mammoth Beard Company love their metal; we talked to co-founder Lee Palichuk to get some tips for the longhairs — and longbeards — out there.

Q&A: Al Barile of SSD on the Reissue of ‘The Kids Will Have Their Say’

November 7, 2023

Boston hardcore legends SS Decontrol (SSD) reissue classic The Kids Will Have Their Say. Guitarist Al Barile talks past, present and future.

Full Album Stream: False Fed – “Let Them Eat Fake”

October 9, 2023

Stream the debut album from dark post-punk collective False Fed, featuring current/former members of Discharge, Amebix, Ministry, Soulfly and others.

Q&A: Michael Freiburger (Satanik Royalty Records) on Tribe and Transformation

September 13, 2023

Michael Freiburger, pillar of the Seattle metal community and leader of Satanik Royalty Records, talks to Decibel about his story and what’s next for the family business.

Interview: Xasthur’s Scott Conner on Redefining Black Metal Influence with ‘Inevitably Dark’

August 21, 2023

Xasthur mastermind Scott Conner talks about the heavier sounds of his latest album and why he’s already moving away from them again.

Q&A: Director Penelope Spheeris On Her Unreleased Ozzfest Documentary

August 18, 2023

On the eve of its L.A. screening, legendary music documentarian Penelope Spheeris discusses her “lost” Ozzfest ’99 documentary, We Sold Our Souls for Rock ‘n Roll.

Q&A: Dead Neanderthals Team Up (Again) with Skeletonwitch Guitarist Scott Hedrick on ‘Specters’

August 8, 2023

You’re not seeing things. Skeletonwitch guitarist Scott Hedrick has hooked up with Dutch noise fiends Dead Neanderthals again on their new LP, Specters.

EXCLUSIVE: Dutch Atmospheric Black Metallers AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN First-Ever Interview

August 3, 2023

On the eve of the release of their possible swan song Closure, Dutch atmospheric black metallers An Autumn for Crippled Children grant their first-ever interview