Interview

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.

The Haunt of Harvey: Matt Harvey’s Top Five Horror Comics of All Time

June 4, 2020

To celebrate the release of the new Exhumed/Gruesome split 10-inch, Twisted Horror, we caught up with Matt Harvey to find out his top five horror comics of all time.

Interview: Flashback to 1995 with Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf

June 3, 2020

Flashback to 1995 with Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf as he discusses Dopes to Infinity, stoner rock, nü-metal, and Martian sex.

Inside the Subterranean Watchtower: A Conversation with Damian Herring About ‘Reamping’

June 1, 2020

Many albums are ‘reamped,’ but what does that mean? Horrendous’ guitarist/vocalist and underground-renowned audio engineer Damian Herring explains the what, how and why of “reamping.”

Interview: Slay at Home Festival Organizers Discusses Planning, Livestreams and Collaborations

May 29, 2020

There will likely be no in-person festivals this year, but Slay at Home, organized by a Metal Injection co-founder, offers an alternative.

Q&A: Mat McNerney (Hexvessel) Invites You Into His Inner (Outer) World

May 25, 2020

Hexvessel frontman Mat McNerney drops insightful words on new album Kindred (Svart) and the processes inside/outside that went into its creation.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Sergio Amalfitano of AcxDC

May 14, 2020

To celebrate the release of Satan Is King, the new record from power-violence-grinding punks ACxDC, we caught up with vocalist Sergio Amalfitano to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Romanian Black Metallers Persekutor Debut “Can You Feel the Frost of Dawn,” Reveal New LP Release Date

May 13, 2020

It’s no Angels of Meth, but Decibel is still stoked to jam the first new Persekutor track in five years. Vlad the Inhaler fills in the detailings.

Song Premiere: MaelstroM “Th13teen Within A Circle” + Q&A With Gary Vosganian

May 13, 2020

Rejuvenated New York-based epic thrash metallers MaelstroM premiere new track, “Th13teen Within A Circle,” at Decibel. We also interview vocalist Gary Vosganian.

Procession: The Sublime & Harrowing Fine Art of Underground Metal Legend Michelle Eddison

May 13, 2020

Ex-Starkweather/current Below the Frost bassist Michelle Eddison brings the visual violence in a new series of transcendent paintings.

That’s Tragic Exhibits Rare Jim Konya T-Shirt Collection In Memoriam for Charity

May 12, 2020

Tragic Cat acquire a portion of the late Jim Konya’s personal T-shirt collection, and each day in May they’ll post a unique piece from the assortment to raise donations for his namesake scholarship fund.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Peter Wiwczarek of Vader

April 30, 2020

To celebrate the release of Vader’s new album, Solitude in Madness, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Peter Wiwczarek to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Video Premiere: Duskwalker – “Shadowcreeper”

April 22, 2020

Canadian death cult Duskwalker lure listeners into a brutal tale of terror in the Rabidog Films music video for “Shadowcreeper.”