Interview

Q&A: SONJA’s Melissa Moore on the Journey To ‘Loud Arriver’

January 4, 2023

Melissa Moore, the architect of Decibel‘s #3 album of 2022, on her long road from goregrind and black metal to heavy metal nirvana.

Fallow Heart: THE ORIGIN OF LIFE, Tall Tales of Creation Part 1 (With Liam Wilson on Cynic’s ‘Focus’)

December 21, 2022

In which Azusa, ex-Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson and Decibel‘s Forrest Pitts discuss the spiritual nature of Cynic‘s 1993 classic Focus.

Track by Track: AAWKS – ‘((((Heavy on the Cosmic)))))’

November 23, 2022

Canadian fuzz rockers AAWKS go beyond the sun and behind the music to discuss ((((Heavy on the Cosmic))))) track by track.

Health Awaits: Cannibal Corpse’s Alex Webster on Being Run Obsessed

November 14, 2022

In the latest installment of our fitness column, Alex Webster of death metal legends Cannibal Corpse on how he finds the path(s) to mental and physical health on the road.

Haavard (ex-Ulver) Talks His Turn to Folkish Black Metal; Stream New LP, ‘Haavard’ Now

November 10, 2022

Listen to Haavard ahead of its Friday release date and read an interview with the ex-Ulver guitarist the artist here.

Tony Pointless on Returning to Philly Punk Legends R.A.M.B.O As an — Gulp — Adult

November 7, 2022

Former Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson grills his old pal and former Decibel “hottest dood” Tony Pointless on the return of his legendary Philly punk battalion R.A.M.B.O.

Black Metal Enigma BOOK OF SAND Explains its Crusade Against, But Also for, Black Metal

November 1, 2022

Prolific USBM project Book of Sand celebrates today’s release of new LP, seven candles for an empty altar with a lengthy new interview.

Q&A: Claudio Simonetti On Bringing Suspiria Back To The U.S.

October 12, 2022

Goblin composer and keyboardist Claudio Simonetti talks about the timeless magic of the Suspiria score and how his band brings it to life 45 years after its release.

Q&A: Ashmedi (Melechesh) Reveals Secrets To The Epigenesis Instrumental Edition

October 10, 2022

Middle Eastern black metallers Melechesh release instrumental edition of The Epigenesis. Mainman Ashmedi lets Decibel into the magic circle.

Q&A: Diamond Head Guitarist Brian Tatler On Previously Unheard ‘Lightning to the Nations’ Demos

October 4, 2022

Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler reveals the origins of the lost ‘Lightning to the Nations’ demos on the newly remastered reissue.

Q&A: Adrenalin OD’s Dave Scott Schwartzman On His New Book and Becoming The World’s Fastest Punk Band

September 21, 2022

Adrenalin O.D. drummer Dave Scott Schwartzman discusses his upcoming book If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Walla Walla: The Wacky History of Adrenalin O.D., which tells the story of AOD and hardcore’s formative years.

Gene Ambo on 40 Years of Metallic Memories in His New Photo Book ‘Heavy Metro’

September 19, 2022

The legendary Chicago photographer tells tales of shooting the biggest names in metal and punk in the city’s most revered rock ‘n’ roll venue.

Interview: Monolith on the Mesa Rings in a New Era

September 16, 2022

We caught up with Monolith on the Mesa co-founder Roman Barham about honoring the legacy of late co-founder Dano Sanchez and what is in store this year for the South West.

Q&A: Håvard Jørgensen (Haavard) Photographs A New Acoustic Journey

September 12, 2022

Decibel talks to ex-Ulver/current Dold Vorde Ens Navn songmaster Håvard Jørgensen on his new journey as a solo artist with Haavard.

Q&A: Wolf Hoffmann On Accept As a Six-Piece Band and Returning To America

September 7, 2022

The Accept legend talks to Decibel about returning to the United States this month with three guitarists, what he learned when he traded a guitar for a camera, and more.

Q&A: Erik Payne Resurrects Floridian Death-Thrash Institution Intoxicated

September 5, 2022

Erik Payne from Florida death-thrash combo Intoxicated riffs with Decibel. New album, Watch You Burn, is out now on Seeing Red Records.

Track Premiere: Cloud Rat – ‘Kaleidoscope’

August 25, 2022

Cloud Rat stream new song “Kaleidoscope” and discuss their upcoming album, Threshold.

Die Young’s Daniel Austin on Vegan Powerlifting and Eating For Strength

August 24, 2022

In the latest installment of our Health Awaits fitness column, Daniel Austin (Die Young, Will to Live, and Tooth and Claw) discusses becoming a vegan AND a competitive powerlifter.

Interview: Redefining Darkness Owner Thomas Haywood Hosts Inaugural Into the Darkness Fest

July 12, 2022

Decibel spoke with Redefining Darkness Records about Into the Darkness Fest, a new death metal festival in Youngstown, Ohio.

Bjørnson, Beers & Bears: A Fire In the Mountains 2022 Festival Preview

July 11, 2022

Festival organizers Jeremy Walker and Alex Feher, as well as lineup curation mastermind Shane McCarthy, on the return of Wyoming’s great wilderness fest.

Q&A: Patrick O’Neil On His 80s Hardcore Memoir Anarchy At The Circle K

June 6, 2022

In his latest book, Anarchy At the Circle K, Patrick O ‘Neil writes about 80s hardcore in a narrative that’s a combination of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life.

Watch: CANNIBAL CORPSE Guitarist Erik Rutan Talks Classic Cannibal LPs, Performing with the Mountain Goats & New Hate Eternal Music Ahead of Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

May 24, 2022

Cannibal Corpse guitarist Erik Rutan gives his picks for what he thinks would be the best Cannibal albums to perform in full ahead of the band’s headline performance at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on June 11.

Come to Grief guitarist Terry Savastano details Apple Music playlist choices

May 19, 2022

Come to Grief guitarist Terry Savastano talks about the songs he recently picked for a guest-curated Decibel Apple Music playlist.