Interview

Q&A: Kasper Eriksson (Hällas) Finds Himself In A Conundrum

February 24, 2020

Hällas drummer Kasper Eriksson debunks our inspiration theories but remains a righteous chap in this new interview about the Conundrum album.

David Vincent and Joel McIver Talk ‘I Am Morbid’ Biography

February 20, 2020

Catching up with extreme metal legend David Vincent to talk about his new book, I Am Morbid.

Mare Your Illusion: Tyler Semrick-Palmateer Condenses Two Guns N’ Roses LPs Into One Classic

February 19, 2020

The enigmatic frontman of recent Decibel Hall of Fame inductee Mare condenses Guns N’ Roses’ 1991 opuses Use Your Illusion I and II into a collection of songs that could fit on a single 80-minute CD.

Mare Cognitum: “The Paradox of Harmony and Strife”

February 14, 2020

“That harsh, cold, and uncaring nature of the cosmos contrasts well with its immense beauty, grandeur, and mystery atop a musical canvas like black metal.”

Gasping for Hair: Hard Rock Trailblazer Mark Knight on the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Bang Tango

February 12, 2020

In the inaugural edition of Gasping For Hair — a new column devoted to the classics of hard rock, hair metal, glam, and other heavy metal adjacent subgenres — we talk to guitarist Mark Knight about one of the wildest hard rock acts ever, Bang Tango.

Blades of the Brotherhood: An Interview with Hyborian

February 11, 2020

How Hyborian have managed to achieve the difficult-to-master balance of writing complex music within the confines of pretty traditional structures.

Q&A: Doug Moore Scratches His Weeping Sores Itch

February 10, 2020

New York-based death/doom trio Weeping Sores issued one of 2019’s best releases in False Confession. We interview lead sore, Doug Moore, in this Q&A.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Kirk Windstein

February 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein’s first solo album, Dream in Motion, we caught up with the sludge king to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Q&A: Ken Sorceron On New Chapters & Pushing Forward With Abigail Williams

January 20, 2020

Now officially a solo project Abigail Williams gets its wings on new album, Walk Beyond the Dark. Decibel chats with Ken Sorceron.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from ‘Doomed to Fail’ and an Interview With Author JJ Anselmi

January 16, 2020

Read our interview with Doomed to Fail author JJ Anselmi as well as an exclusive excerpt from the book.

EP Stream: Putrascension’s “The Obsidian Fog”

January 16, 2020

New Jersey’s Putrascension continues the state’s contradictory nature with their new EP.

Full Album Stream: SEA – ‘Impermanence’

January 15, 2020

Boston doomgaze project SEA match funereal heaviness with elemental poetry on their stunning and heart-rending debut LP Impermanence.

Comfort With Disorder: Finn Mckenty of The Punk Rock MBA

January 10, 2020

Finn Mckenty breaks down what The Punk Rock MBA is all about, and dishes on death metal, “selling out” and why the DIY ethic is a path to success.

Ordeals: “We Will Seize Everything We Can”

December 27, 2019

New York’s Ordeals specializes in a certain kind of darkness. The band’s sound is an entrancing and at times terrifying blend of black metal and death metal.

Interview: Acacia Strain Vocalist Vincent Bennett Discusses New Album ‘It Comes in Waves’

December 26, 2019

The Acacia Strain frontman Vincent Bennett talks new album It Comes in Waves, touring with diverse bands, the role of gods on humans and the band’s next record, coming soon.

‘Chopped’ in Half: Celebrity Chef Chris Santos Discusses Running a Record Label and His Culinary Career

December 18, 2019

Chopped judge Chris Santos talks heavy metal, Brian Slagel, Mayhem Fest and running his own record label, Blacklight Media.

Snuff Out 2019 with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

December 18, 2019

Philadelphia label/distro Horror Pain Gore Death Productions release a free 42 song sampler to summarize their 2019 releases. It’s the soundtrack for the world’s end, just in time for the year’s end.

Full Album Stream: Solace — “The Brink”

December 11, 2019

New Jersey doom n’ rollers Solace channel a career of hard luck into a scorching comeback record.

Mortiis on Masks, ‘Game of Thrones’ and the KISS cover that almost was

December 9, 2019

The Norwegian legend discusses the slow disappearance of his infamous mask, his decades-long struggle with depression and the KISS cover that Emperor that nearly pulled off.

The Matchless Roar: Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris Returns with British Lion for “The Burning”

December 4, 2019

Legendary Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris is set to torch expectations with “The Burning,” the sophomore offering from his prog-tinged hard rock British Lion side project.

Q&A: Øystein G. Brun’s Borknagar Are Truly North From Here

November 25, 2019

Twenty-five years and 11 albums later, Norwegian progressive metallers Borknagar have found their true north on new album, True North. Founder Øystein G. Brun leads the way.

“The Black Candle Volume III: Sympathy for the Devil”: The Interview

November 22, 2019

What does the author of the new Black Candle book have to bring to the world? Silence. Lies. Lust. Blood. Worship. Ritual. Intoxication.

Through Satan in Blood and Fire: An Interview With Drastus

November 14, 2019

DrastusLa Croix De Sang narrowly missed our albums of the year list, but that doesn’t mean this French black metal project haven’t released one of 2019’s must-hear albums.