Interviews

Dead Lord’s Hakim Krim Fields Nine Questions

October 23, 2017 Chris Dick

Swedish heavy rockers Dead Lord impart heartbreak, LSD trips, and politics on their new album, “In Ignorance We Trust”.

Interview: All Hell at Shadow Woods

October 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

All Hell performed at Shadow Woods, so we caught up with them to discuss their new album, The Grave Alchemist.

Channeling the Divine Feminine Life Force: Karyn Crisis on Metal, Mediumship, and Her New Book

October 18, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Underground legend Karyn Crisis on life, music, art, writing a book, and her experiences as spirit medium and healer.

Mortiis: From Black Metal to Dungeon Synth and Beyond

October 16, 2017 Neill Jameson

In perhaps his most in-depth interview ever, Mortiis dives deep into his past as the unwitting progenitor of dungeon synth.

GWAR: Extended Interview with Mike Bishop, the Man Behind the Blothar

October 10, 2017 Daniel Lake

Mike Bishop sheds Blothar’s antlers and abdominal adornments to speak frankly with us about GWAR after Brockie.

Fleurety Keep Breaking Convention on ‘The White Death’

October 9, 2017 Joseph Schafer

Norway’s Fleurety rarely get mentioned in the same breath as Darkthrone or Mayhem, but trace their origins back to the first seeds of Norwegian Black Metal. Founding members Svein Egil Hatlevik and Alexander Nordgaren united in 1991 and released their first demo, Black Snow, in 1993. Their first album in 17 years, The White Death,…

Track Premiere: Outer Heaven – ‘Into Hellfire’ (Feat. Dylan Walker of Full of Hell)

October 5, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new song from Outer Heaven featuring Full of Hell vocalist Dylan Walker now.

Metal & Beer: Trappist’s Chris Dodge Goes Full Barbarian

October 4, 2017 Adem Tepedelen

Chris Dodge and his Trappist bandmates get primal in their new metal-and-beer podcast series, “Hour of the Barbarian.”

Spectral Voice Interviewed

October 3, 2017 Daniel Lake

Listen to Spectral Voice. Read about Spectral Voice. But never really know Spectral Voice.

R.I.P. Stig Börje “Boss” Forsberg (1944-2017)

October 2, 2017 Chris Dick

The passing of Black Mark Production’s Stig Börje “Boss” Forsberg is remembered, along with the publication of Forsberg’s last-ever words on Bathory’s Under the Sign of the Black Mark.

Track Premiere & Interview: Sharptooth – ‘F*ck You Donald Trump’

September 27, 2017 Vince Bellino

Explosive hardcore outfit Sharptooth have recently signed to Pure Noise Records. Listen to a new song and read a new interview now!

Full Album Stream: A Midnight Ride to “Sick City” with Wailin Storms

September 27, 2017 Sean Frasier

Southern Gothic post-punks Wailin Storms explore murder, mortality, and malice on sophomore record Sick City.

Talkin ‘Bout Flex: All Out War

September 26, 2017 Daniel Lake

All Out War goes all out Flex with a bit of all out grind.

Label Spotlight: Indisciplinarian

September 25, 2017 Vince Bellino

Get to know Danish label Indisciplinarian.

Thrashing, Blasting and Grinding: An Interview with King Parrot

September 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Australian stalwarts King Parrot celebrate the release of their third album, Ugly Produce today. Listen to the record and read a new interview now!

Full album stream: Acephalix return after five years with “Decreation”

September 21, 2017 Greg Pratt

Check out Acephalix ‘s crushing new album, Decreation, right here.

Angrier and Faster: An Interview with Corrupt Moral Altar

September 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Decibel caught up with UK grind collective Corrupt Moral Altar to talk about their destructive new album, Eunoia.

Full Album Stream & Interview: Expander – “Endless Computer”

September 19, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Plug into this exclusive stream of Endless Computer, the debut full length from Austin’s interdimensional crossover troublemakers, Expander.

Wolves in the Throne Room: Interview Outtakes

September 19, 2017 Daniel Lake

Less than a week before the full release of Thrice Woven, find out what else Wolves in the Throne Room had to say about their latest work.

Label Spotlight: WAR Records

September 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Get to know WAR Records, run by Strife guitarist Andrew Kline.

Ben Chisholm, Chelsea Wolfe’s Secret Weapon

September 18, 2017 Joseph Schafer

Decibel caught up with longtime Chelsea Wolfe collaborator Ben Chisholm to talk about Hiss Spun, playing Blood Moon sets with Converge and more.

Bob Rock on Metallica: “I didn’t cater to what they were. I catered to what they wanted to do.”

September 18, 2017 Chris Dick

Legendary producer, engineer and musician Bob Rock discusses working with Metallica and the way that producing records has evolved over time.

Bloodstrike’s Holly Wedel on Putting a New Spin on Classic Death Metal

September 15, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

Death metal upstarts Bloodstrike issued an impressive debut. We discuss what to expect on the follow up, Execution of Violence.

New documentary explores rocky relationship between Christianity and heavy metal

September 14, 2017 Greg Pratt

Can Christianity and heavy metal really be compatible? The new movie Metal Missionaries aims to find out.

Only Print is Real: How We Entered the Golden Age of Extreme Metal Books

September 13, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

Tom Gabriel Fischer, Ian Christe, Dayal Patterson and a host of authors and publisher discuss the rise of authoritative books in extreme metal.

From the Dead Gray Ashes: An Interview with Harvey Milk

September 13, 2017 Sean Frasier

Harvey Milk are back with new uncompromising sludge/noise and a new outlook on fan interaction.

Full Album Stream: Hate Moon’s “The Imprisoning War”

September 12, 2017 Daniel Lake

Despise stars. Loathe planets. Abhor meteors. Detest nebulae. Hate Moon.

Label Spotlight: Tofu Carnage Records

September 11, 2017 Vince Bellino

No animals were harmed in the making of this week’s label spotlight on Tofu Carnage Records.

A Q&A With Implore’s Gabriel Dubko

September 11, 2017 Chris Dick

Decibel sits down with Implore bassist/vocalist Gabriel ‘Gabbo’ Dubko to find out more from one of the best new bands on the planet. “Subjugate” is a must-hear!

Maniac: “Why Not Support Some Good Underground Bands Instead of Just Talking Sh#t?”

September 8, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

Ex-Mayhem vocalist Maniac collaborates with Cult Never Dies’ Dayal Patterson.