Interviews

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.

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.

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.”

Q&A: Christos Dragamestianos’ On Thorns I Lay Is Reborn Again

April 13, 2020

Greek atmospheric death aficionados On Thorns I Lay return with new album, Threnos. Decibel queries guitarist/songwriter Christos Dragamestianos.

U.S. Visa Process Trendpiece: The Interviews We Didn’t Have Room For

April 8, 2020

Interviews with grinders Wake and grind-pappy Kevin Sharp that didn’t fit in the new issue’s U.S. visa piece.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Rising Horror Lit Visionary Scott Cole

April 1, 2020

Philadelphia-based author and graphic designer Scott Cole writes brilliant, reality-refracting dark fiction — and has an extremely extreme heavy metal writing playlist to match.

Intimations of Immortality: An Interview with Wilderun

March 24, 2020

A lengthly interview with Boston’s Wilderun, arguably the finest, most professional-sounding unsigned metal band on the damn planet.

Video Nasties’ Killer Death ‘n’ Roll “Dominion”

March 4, 2020

Horror cinema obsessed melodic death ‘n’ rollers Video Nasties take you behind the scenes of the band’s wild full-length debut.

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.

Mayhem Guitarist Teloch: “Touring the USA Is Always the Icing on the Cake”

February 21, 2020

According to the Mayhem guitarist, “Even though it’s a hassle and insanely costly, this is the tour we always look forward to!”

Q&A: Joe Wood on Bringing Change Today? Songs Back on the Road

February 14, 2020

We talk to onetime T.S.O.L. frontman Joe Wood about his new band and finally playing his classic mid-80s material again

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.

Obsidian Tongue: “A Way to Expel the Sadness, Anger and Fear”

February 7, 2020

“My only ambition is that the music has the capability to help other people release some of the negativity dominating them.”

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.

Q&A: Al Jourgensen on Ministry’s visual history book, Slayer’s goodbye and Trump

January 17, 2020

Uncle Al Jourgensen caught up with Decibel late last month to discuss going through his personal history vault and how self-acceptance comes with aging.

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.

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.

Despised Icon: Q&A With Guitarist Eric Jarrin

November 15, 2019

More than any other band, Despised Icon stands above the remnants of deathcore. Check out our Q&A with guitarist Eric Jarrin to see where they stand now.

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.

Q&A: Neige (Alcest) Flies On Spiritual Wings

October 14, 2019

Alcest’s Neige opens up to Decibel about the group’s latest album, Spiritual Intent, and the drivers behind its music and message.

The Five Dark Descent Releases that Mean the Most to Owner Matt Calvert

October 10, 2019

To celebrate Dark Descent Records’ 10th anniversary, we caught up with owner Matt Calvert to find out what five DD releases mean the most to him.

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

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.