Interview

Fallow Heart: The Uncertainty Principle, A Biased Observation of Steve Austin, Part 1

October 12, 2020

Part 1 of an exhaustive look at the improbable crossover appeal of Steve Austin’s legendary Today Is the Day.

Iggor Cavalera On Petbrick Collaboration with LG Petrov; Proceeds to Benefit Iconic Frontman’s Cancer Treatment Fund

October 2, 2020

Can the digital hell of the new Petbrick single courtesy two heavy metal legends help strike a blow against cancer? It’s up to you.

Album Premiere and Interview: Empress – ‘Premonition’

September 30, 2020

Vancouver post-metal project Empress achieves sonic catharsis on their debut LP, Premonition. Listen to the exclusive stream now.

Exclusive Interview: The Faith/Embrace Drummer Ivor Hanson Talks “Live at CBGBs”

September 28, 2020

Let the sublimely chaotic, enlivening 1981 set captured on “Live at CBGBs” help you regain The Faith.

Album Premiere and Interview: Miasmal Sabbath – ‘Ominous Radiance’

September 23, 2020

Death metal cult Miasmal Sabbath ascend from the sewers of Greece to the cosmos beyond on their debut LP, Ominous Radiance.

Holy Mountain Printing Invades the Comic Book Realm with “Deathblazers”

September 16, 2020

Heavy metal print shop Holy Mountain Printing ventures into the comic book realm with the weird and wild inaugural issue of Deathblazers.

Party On, Dude: Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher on the ‘Bill and Ted 3’ Soundtrack & Mastodon Rarities

September 16, 2020

Mastodon‘s Bill Kelliher talks, Bill & Ted 3, Brent Hinds’ “Wild Stallyns Bill and Ted Forever” tattoo and the band’s new comp.

Album Premiere and Interview: Laser Dracul – ‘Hagridden’

September 16, 2020

Swedish doom trio Laser Dracul lure fans of scuzz and fuzz into the haunted forests of their debut LP, Hagridden.

Split Premiere: Bog Body & Primitive Warfare

September 11, 2020

Back-to-back interviews with New York guitarless death-sludge duo Bog Body and South Carolina pale horse Primitive Warfare plus a full stream of their unbelievable new split album.

Interview: Pig Destroyer Guitarist Scott Hull Talks New EP, Revisiting ‘Prowler in the Yard’

September 9, 2020

Pig Destroyer guitarist Scott Hull discusses new EP The Octagonal Stairway, revisits Prowler in the Yard, Terrifyer and Explosions in Ward 6 and compares Pig Destroyer’s career to Napalm Death.

Analog Archives: An interview with Tape Dealer author, Dima Andreyuk

August 31, 2020

A chat with the author and a peek inside of the new book, Tape Dealer 1984-1994: A Decade of Demos and Tape Trading, featuring artwork by Mark Riddick.

Album Premiere and Interview: Hinayana – ‘Death of the Cosmic’

August 27, 2020

Austin-based melodic death/doom dawnbringers Hinayana seek enlightenment in a brutalist hellscape on their Death of the Cosmic EP.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Brian McTernan of Be Well

August 20, 2020

To celebrate the release of Be Well’s debut album, we caught up with vocalist and producer extraordinaire Brian McTernan to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Miss ’90s Alt-Metal? Then Get to Know Narrow Head

August 10, 2020

’90s fans, Narrow Head are here so you no longer need to pretend that any of the Helmet, Quicksand or Smashing Pumpkins reunion material is actually good.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate

August 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of their new album, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, we caught up with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Necrot Cover Artist Marald Van Haasteren Explains ‘Mortal’’s Cover Art

July 27, 2020

The Story of the Eye: Marald Van Haasteren explains the harrowing race to complete Mortal’s cover art.

Interview: “Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre” Director Discusses Horror and Heavy Metal

July 13, 2020

Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre director talks drive-in movies, Evil Dead, releasing a movie in a pandemic and the time he saw Randy Blythe light a man on fire in a parking lot.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Robert Fish of Every Scar Has a Story and 108

July 2, 2020

If you know the name Robert Fish, you probably know him as vocalist of legendary hardcore band 108, but today Fish is celebrating the recent release of the new Every Scar Has a Story self-titled EP, which dropped on June 18.

Album Premiere: Shroud of Vulture – ‘Upon a Throne of Jackals’

July 1, 2020

Indianapolis death/doom dissenters Shroud of Vulture invert tyranny on their crushing debut LP Upon a Throne of Jackals.

Q&A: Jari Lindholm & Alejandro Lotero (Exgenesis) Play With Fire

June 29, 2020

Decibel talks origins and fire with Exgenesis duo Jari Lindholm and Alejandro Lotero. New album, Solve et Coagula, out now!

Album Premiere: Ahab – ‘Live Prey’

June 25, 2020

Return to distant waters with German funeral doom mariners Ahab as they revisit their legendary The Call of the Wretched Sea debut on Live Prey.

Fallow Heart: The Winterfylleth Review Reckoning

June 24, 2020

Fallow Heart and Decibel contributor Daniel Lake discuss music journalism cosplay and the recently released Winterfylleth album.

Finnish Death Gods Lantern Premiere “Beings,” Illuminate Us With New Interview

June 19, 2020

Dark Descent’s death metal hit parade continues with the latest from Finns Lantern. Hear the latest track from their forthcoming LP Dimensions.

Album Stream: Allelic – ‘À Contre Vent’

June 19, 2020

Get to know one of the most unique bands in modern black metal with this full album stream of À Contre Vent, the new full-length from Montreal’s Allelic.

Interview: Atavist’s Evocative Doom Returns with ‘III: Absolution’

June 17, 2020

Manchester doom artisans Atavist are back to disrupt a decade of silence with their cathartic ode to loss and resilience, III: Absolution.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Alex Shuster of -(16)-

June 11, 2020

To celebrate the release of Dream Squasher, the new album from sludge kings -(16)-, we caught up with guitarist Alex Shuster to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

This Means War: Erik Rutan Looks Back on Morbid Angel’s “Domination”

June 11, 2020

Hate Eternal mainman Erik Rutan talks his Morbid Angel recording debut, Domination, as part of our Decibel Yearbook issue look back on 1995.

Album Premiere and Interview: Obscene – ‘The Inhabitable Dark’

June 10, 2020

Indianapolis death metal quartet Obscene cast doomsday shadows with their nocturnal new LP, The Inhabitable Dark.