Interview

Die Choking Dish the Dirt on Bitcoin, Airways, Extra Strings

October 17, 2019

Catching up with Philly grind crew Die Choking to talk cryptocurrency and their new album, IV.

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls Is Coming To America

October 17, 2019

Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins are sitting this one out, but you can still catch Spinal Tap‘s led bassist on the west coast in November

Q&A: Tom Gabriel Fischer on Triumph Of Death and Martin Ain’s Legacy

September 25, 2019

Tom Fischer eventually rediscovered how much he loved the music of Hellhammer and became fixated on finding a way to play it again respectfully. He speaks to Decibel about how it happened and what’s next. 

Everybody Should Know: An Interview with The Young Gods

September 12, 2019

In which we conduct a length interview with Switzerland’s legendary avant-garde, industrial rock band The Young Gods

Video Premiere: Godeater — “Inertia Haze”

September 11, 2019

Let Glasgow, Scotland’s Godeater take you deep into tech-death waters with “Inertia Haze.”

Track Premiere & Interview: Die Choking – ‘Mechanical Ventilator’

September 10, 2019

Die Choking break their four-year silence with new single “Mechanical Ventilator.”

If You Kill It, They Will Come: Full Terror Assault Fest Turns Five

August 28, 2019

Full Terror Assault is celebrating five years of open air fest mayhem with a wild, brutal four-day party next week.

The Offering’s Alexander Richichi & Nishad George Invite You Into Their Home

August 19, 2019

Boston-based extreme metallers The Offering offer up vocalist Alexander Richichi and guitarist Nishad George for interview.

Full Album Stream + Interview: Sickdeer – ‘Awake, Proceed’

August 16, 2019

Stream the new full length from DC’s Sickdeer and get to know a powerful new force in the USBM underground.

Peter Beste is Here to Defend the (Heavy Metal) Faith & Gift You a Hot New Black Magic Jam

August 14, 2019

Celebrated True Norwegian Black Metal music photographer Peter Beste talks battle vests, image capture, subculture, metal, and his related new book Defenders of the Faith.

Ex-Turbonegro Vocalist Hank von Hell Reveals Insane Tour Rider for U.S. Dates

July 31, 2019

Catch Hank von Hell is U.S. starting in August, but don’t expect to bake a motherfuckin’ in his green room. The ingredients aren’t on his rider.

Q&A: Aaron Charles of Falls of Rauros Vows to Conquer the Ocean

July 22, 2019

Aaron Charles of Falls of Rauros is interviewed by Decibel Magazine for new album, Patterns in Mythology, out now on Gilead Media.

Studio Report: Blood Incantation – “Hidden History of the Human Race”

July 10, 2019

Get the details straight from Blood Incantation guitarist/vocalist Paul Riedl on the new full length, Hidden History of the Human Race.

Q&A: Karl Willetts Closes Third Memoriam Chapter

July 8, 2019

UK old-school death metallers Memoriam release their third album, Requiem for Mankind. Decibel tracks down vocalist Karl Willetts to see what life is like on the frontlines.

Track Premiere: Ledge – ‘Hanged’

June 18, 2019

Ex-Weekend Nachos frontman returns with a new Ledge song and album.

Album Premiere and Interview: Rainer Landfermann

June 17, 2019

Former Bethlehem vocalist Rainer Landfermann on his legendary Dictius te Necare vocals and his incendiary performance on his new solo LP, Mein Wort in Deiner Dunkelheit

The Kreutzer Sonata: Heading Into Their “Glory Daze”

June 14, 2019

Check out our interview with Adam of The Kreutzer Sonata, a Chicago-based punk band ready to unleash a new serving of noise with “The Rosehill Gates.”

The Fastest Man in Metal: Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick

June 12, 2019

When he’s not crushing skulls as Skeletonwitch‘s guitarist, Scott Hedrick is crushing personal bests in long-distance running.

Interview: Meet New Jersey’s Hardcore Heroes, Player Hater

June 11, 2019

South Jersey’s Player Hater on Christmas songs about cocaine, Jamey Jasta’s pocketbook and not taking things too seriously.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 2 (With Barney Greenway)

June 7, 2019

Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway discusses the mechanics and ethics of a heavy metal record review.

Pelican’s Trevor Shelley de Brauw on the Genesis of New Track “It Stared at Me”

June 6, 2019

In our new series Cutting Room Floor, Pelican‘s Trevor Shelley de Brauw gives us the story behind their new record’s most peculiar track.

Q&A: Swallow The Sun’s Juha Raivio Is Blinded By The Light

June 3, 2019

Finnish doom-death metallers Swallow The Sun stare death in the face on new album, “When a Shadow Is Forced into the Light.” A Q&A with Juha Raivio.

Track Premiere & Interview: Møl – ‘Airy’

May 23, 2019

Hear a remastered version of a song from Møl‘s first EP and read a new interview with the band.

Interview: Lo-Pan: “People Overlook Ohio for Art and Music at their Own Peril.”

May 15, 2019

Ohio rock quartet on their new LP, their new label and “finding a way out of the bullshit.”

Track Premiere & Interview: Temple Koludra — ‘Namarupa’

May 15, 2019

The latest track from German blackened death outfit Temple Koludra is a genre and border busting adventure in heavy metal transcendence.

Full Album Stream and Interview: The Mound Builders

April 24, 2019

Indiana sludge rockers The Mound Builders celebrate ten loud years with their eponymous LP.

Q&A: Scott Carstairs (Fallujah) Battles Death’s War On Light

April 22, 2019

California-based tech death stars Fallujah enter a new era on new album, Undying Light. Mainman Scott Carstairs reveals all to Decibel.