Interview

Track Premiere: Andrew Lee – “Maybe”

October 21, 2021

If endless riffs and shredding are what you crave above all else, you can scratch that monstrous, gnawing, inner itch with Andrew Lee’s Heavy Metal Shrapnel, out via Nameless Grave Records on December 10.

Q&A: Pro Wrestler Malakai Black on Amenra and Growing Up A Metal Fan

October 20, 2021

Tom Büdgen, better known as Malakai Black, is one of the world’s most celebrated professional wrestlers. He tells us about how his visual presentation owes much to his lifelong metal fandom.

Q&A: Matt Harvey and Will Carroll on Resurrecting Scarecrow

October 14, 2021

Bay Area thrashers featuring Matt Harvey (Exhumed), Will Carroll and Damien Sisson (Death Angel) and Bud Burke (ex-Exhumed) Scarecrow reform.

Suffocation Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Effigy of the Forgotten’

October 8, 2021

Suffocation guitarist and founding member Terrance Hobbs reminisces about the pivotal Effigy of the Forgotten album as it turns 30.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with David Schellenberg of Tunic

October 7, 2021

To celebrate the release of their new record, Quitter, we caught up with Tunic‘s David Schellenberg to find out what five heavy records changed his life.

Track by Track: Maimed – “Torrential Gore”

October 6, 2021

Brutal death metal project Maimed share insight into each track on their skull-crushing bloodbath of an EP, Torrential Gore.

Q&A: Jason Netherton (Misery Index) Nails It Again

October 4, 2021

Misery Index‘s Jason Netherton puts another nail in the coffin with new compilation Coffin Up the Nails on Repulsive Echo.

Track by Track: Outer Heaven – “In Tribute…”

September 29, 2021

Pennsylvanian death filth Outer Heaven share track by track commentary about their In Tribute… covers EP.

Jim Saah On His Defining Photos of DC Hardcore, Black Flag, Minor Threat and More

September 17, 2021

Legendary DC hardcore photographer Jim Saah shares images and ’80 punk tales from his book In My Eyes: Photographs 1982-1997.

Streaming: Lavaborne’s “Mortal Pride”

September 2, 2021

Hear Indianapolis heavy doom hitters Lavaborne‘s new single in advance of their Wise Blood debut Black Winged Gods, released on October 1st.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Ross Hansen of Ingrown

September 2, 2021

Pissed-off ragers Ingrown recently released their debut album Gun, so we got vocalist/guitarist Ross Hansen to tell us what five heavy albums changed his life.

Introducing: Vision Master

August 27, 2021

Pacific Northwest metal duo Vision Master are here to rock with an analog heavy metal adventure. Check out this full stream of their debut EP Orb plus an interview with the band.

Women of the Bevolution and the Fight Against Sexism in Craft Beer

August 17, 2021

Women of the Bevolution founder Ash Eliot discusses ways the craft beer industry can make REAL positive changes for women in the workplace and the culture.

Q&A: Esoctrilihum Rise Supernaturally From Asthâghul’s Inner Cosmos

August 16, 2021

Esoctrilihum mastermind Asthâghul invites us into his occult domain. A riveting conversation with Asthâghul about all things Esoctrilihum.

The Way of the “Fuck You Heroes”: Bitter Branches on “Along Came a Bastard”

August 11, 2021

Noisy post-punk/hardcore supergroup Bitter Branches takes a switch to bad cops and inner demons on its latest EP.

Hall of Fame Extra – Behind The ‘Instinct: Decay’ Artwork

August 2, 2021

Chicago area artist Rebecca Clegg discusses her work on the unforgettable cover art for recent Hall of Fame inductee Instinct: Decay.

Horror Slash Punk: The Inside Story of the “Straight Edge Kegger”

July 28, 2021

You may think clean living and bloodbaths are mutually exclusive, but the punk slasher Straight Edge Kegger suggests otherwise.

The Artists Behind ‘Black Metal Rainbows’ Book on Their “Love Letter to Black Metal”

July 26, 2021

Decibel speaks with editors Daniel Lukes and Stanimir Panayotov, and designer Jaci Raia, the three people responsible for the new book, Black Metal Rainbows.

Video Premiere + Interview: Eyes of Perdition – “When Deeply Ingrained Traumas Spill Forth Like Maggots in Carrion”

July 20, 2021

Chameleonic frontwoman Lindsay O. (Coma Cluster Void, Natalia) embraces her slam/death side with Eyes of Perdition. Watch their new video and read an interview with Lindsay here.

Don’t Call it Rap Metal: The Fresh Heaviness of Hip Hop/Punk/Metal Mixologists Old City

July 7, 2021

Philadelphia duo Old City deconstructs classic hardcore, punk, and metal to imbue hip hop with new heaviness.

EXCLUSIVE: Voivod Documentary “We Are Connected” Debuts Clip, Launches Kickstarter

July 6, 2021

Check out an exclusive outtake from the Voivod We Are Connected documentary filmmakers as well as info on the film’s Kickstarter launch. To Morgoth!

Lunachicks Vocalist Theo Kogan Talks New Band Biography ‘Fallopian Rhapsody,’ Sugar Farts

July 1, 2021

NYC punk heroes the Lunachicks talk new book co-authored by old-school Decibel contributor Jeanne Fury

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Lennart Bossu of Amenra

July 1, 2021

To celebrate the release of their new album, De Doorn, we caught up with Amenra‘s Lennart Bossu to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Mike Thompson of Withered

June 24, 2021

To celebrate the release of Withered‘s new LP, Verloren, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Mike Thompson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Transcendence Awaits: Cop Problem/Painbody Frontwoman Deb Cohen On Her Heavy Metal Yoga Practice & Classes

June 16, 2021

Looking to sharpen your corpse pose game? Cop Problem/Painbody front woman Deb Cohen has got you covered.