Interview

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.

Interview: Rockabilia Co-Owner Discusses Merch Trends, Covid-19 and Craziest Stories

May 5, 2021

Rockabilia co-owner shines a light on the company’s daily operations, plus shares his craziest stories.

Interview: James Rauh of Transylvanian Recordings

May 5, 2021

Transylvanian Recordings founder James Rauh shares his thoughts on running a booming, ethical DIY label in this exclusive interview.

Interview: Black-Thrashers Demiser Discuss New Album, “Through the Gate Eternal”

April 26, 2021

Demiser the Demiser, bassist and vocalist of black-thrash outfit Demiser, talks heavy metal influences, touring and the band’s new album.

Autopsy’s Mental Funeral turns 30!

April 22, 2021

We catch up with drummer/frontman/sonic sadist Chris Reifert to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the absolute greatest albums of all time. Happy Birthday to Autopsy’s sophomore life-changer, Mental Funeral!

Memphis Grindcore Collective Knoll on Physical Media, New Material & Performing at Roadburn

April 13, 2021

Catching up with Knoll drummer James Eubanks in the wake of their first pressing of Interstice selling out and before their upcoming appearance at this weekend’s Roadburn Redux

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Dan Weyandt of Zao

April 8, 2021

To celebrate the release of their new album, The Crimson Corridor, we find out what five heavy albums changed Zao vocalist Dan Weyandt’s life.

Health Awaits: Cro-Mags’ Harley Flanagan on Being In the Best Shape of His Life at 54

April 7, 2021

Welcome to Health Awaits, a new Decibel column devoted to fitness. For this first installment, we speak with Harley Flanagan of hardcore punk pioneers Cro-Mags.

Track Premiere: Body Void – ‘Fawn’

March 25, 2021

Hear Body Void‘s crushing new song “Fawn” and then hear directly from the band about forthcoming LP Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Ian Shelton of Regional Justice Center

March 25, 2021

To celebrate the release of Regional Justice Center‘s new album, Crime and Punishment, we caught up with drummer/vocalist Ian Shelton to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Q&A: Laurie Sue Shanaman (Ails) on a Year of Essential Work During the Pandemic

March 16, 2021

Ails’ vocalist works as a case manager in San Francisco where she assists homeless citizens transitioning to supportive housing. Shanaman discusses putting her health on the line to ensure that the most vulnerable among us continue to have a lifeline.

Track by Track: Black Knife – ‘Murder Season’

March 10, 2021

Blackened scumpunks Black Knife just released their homicidal LP, Murder Season. Founding vocalist/guitarist Hellwulv describes its fury track by track.

Interview: Gaerea Discuss Gimme Radio Livestream, Anonymity and Authenticity

February 11, 2021

Gaerea‘s anonymous founder gets in depth about the band’s inner workings and planning their upcoming Gimme Radio livestream.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Mic Dion of Altered Dead

February 11, 2021

To celebrate the release of Returned to Life, we caught up with Altered Dead‘s Mic Dion to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Track Premiere and Interview: Oryx – “Misery”

February 11, 2021

Downtuned Denver sludge trio Oryx cast shadows and break bones with their new sledgehammer of a single, “Misery.”