Interviews

Interview: Body Void on Writing New Album, “I Live Inside a Burning House”

April 23, 2018

Bay Area sludge/doom/drone trio Body Void talk influences, growing from their debut release and living with mental illness.

Demo:listen: Obscure Transmissions

April 20, 2018

On this week’s Demo:listen, we venture far beyond our purview to observe and document the arrival of New Jersey’s Obscure Transmissions.

Demo:listen: Sadomagickal Seducer

April 13, 2018

This week Demo:listen returns with Montreal’s depraved and dangerous Sadomagickal Seducer.

Hellrad Vs. The Hack: Debating Reviews, Coverage and Metal Journalism

April 12, 2018

After their appearance in a recent Throw Me a Frickin’ Bone column, Philly’s Hellrad sent a none-too-pleased-with-you email to Decibel HQ. This opened a broader discussion about the different frustrations experienced by journalists and indie bands.

Interview: Damian Herring of Subterranean Watchtower Studios/Horrendous

April 11, 2018

Damian Herring of Horrendous reveals his approach to engineering killer death metal with Subterranean Watchtower Studios.

Kingdoms Regained: Mortiis On His Reissued “Era 1” Book

April 10, 2018

Occasioned by the finally widely available and expanded reissue of his book, Secrets of My Kingdom: Return to Dimensions Unknown, we present an exclusive and candid interview with the godfather of dungeon synth, Mortiis.

Premiere + Interview: Garroted – ‘Of Damnation and Abyssal Terrors’

April 6, 2018

Stream the latest work from Demo:listen alumnis Garroted now, and get to know one of the hardest working, new death metal bands in the country.

Interview with French Black Metal Apostates Glorior Belli

March 29, 2018

Next week sees the release of The Apostates, the seventh album by Parisian black metal shapeshifters, Glorior Belli, a band with a history reaching back over 15 years when they came to life as a Norwegian worshipping whirlwind. With time has come change as band leader Billy Bayou – also known by the less swampy…

Full EP Stream: Sentient Horror – ‘The Crypts Below’

March 28, 2018

Sentient Horror once again lead old-school Swedeath fans through a Lovecraftian pathway between New Jersey and Stockholm on their new EP, The Crypts Below.

Q&A: Necrophobic’s Joakim Sterner Issues A Bomba Warning

March 26, 2018

Long-standing Swedish blackened death metallers Necrophobic mark their return on “Mark of the Necrogram.”

Demo:listen: Ripped To Shreds

March 23, 2018

This week’s Demo:listen reveals 埋葬, the debut album from San Jose’s one-man death metal band, Ripped To Shreds.

Nostalgist feat. Aesop Dekker Cut Deep Into Metal and Post-Punk’s Past

March 22, 2018

An interview with the metallic post-punk band and a premiere of their song “Pendulums”.

Track Premiere: Hands of Despair – “Body and Souls”

March 22, 2018

Next month, you can descend fully into the Well of the Disquieted, but for now, why don’t you just test the waters of Hands of Despair‘s new album.

Interview & Album Stream: King Witch – “Under the Mountain”

March 19, 2018

Scottish heavy metal powerhouse King Witch discuss their new album, Under the Mountain.

Q&A and Track Premiere: Leila Abdul-Rauf on “Diminution”

March 16, 2018

Leila Abdul-Rauf is well known to Decibel readers for her exemplary work with bands including Vastum, Cardinal Wyrm, Hammers Of Misfortune and others. The multi-instrumentalist is also busy composing her own music, which often veers in unpredictable directions. Her upcoming album Diminution, the followup to the 2015 release Insomnia, draws on Abdul-Rauf’s feelings about the collapse of the…

Demo:listen: Pénombre

March 16, 2018

This week, Demo:listen fans the blaze of Montreal’s Pénombre.

Q&A and Track Premiere with Russian Post-Rockers Aesthesys

March 15, 2018

Shining a spotlight on Moscow’s classically informed, melancholic post-rockers and their second album, Achromata.

Win or Learn: 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media Square Up for Migration Fest II

March 9, 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the pit… Migration Fest returns…

Demo:listen: Burial Stone

March 9, 2018

This week’s Demo:listen uncovers New Jersey’s Burial Stone.

A Brief, Brief Interview with Speedwolf

March 7, 2018

Speedwolf’s brief career came to an end in 2016. Fortunately, their retirement was shorter. The Denver speed metal act is now back together, and they answered a few of our questions for that reason.

Fear of God Founder Erich Keller Talks Grindcore History, Album Reissue

March 6, 2018

Swiss grincore progenitors Fear of God never got proper recognition, but at least they’re getting their landmark EP properly reissued.

Q&A: Sinistro’s Patrícia Andrade Talks Lisbon & Doom Metal

March 5, 2018

Portugal-based doom metallers Sinistro take on the avant-garde with their filmic new LP, Sangue Cassia.

Demo:listen: Festung

March 2, 2018

This week’s Demo:listen takes us deep into the torch-lit dungeon of Leipzig’s Festung.

Interview: Septic Tank’s Lee Dorrian on How Music Shaped Him

March 1, 2018

Lee Dorrian discusses his band Septic Tank and the impact hardcore punk had on his life.