Interviews

At the (Lyrical) Gates: Tomas Lindberg on Nihilism, Evolution & “The Nightmare of Being” (Part 2)

November 17, 2021

In part two of an exclusive new video interview, At the Gates‘ Tomas Lindberg talks literature, philosophy, & The Nightmare of Being.

Khemmis: 5 Albums From Each Member That Inspired “Deceiver”

November 17, 2021

Each Khemmis member shares five albums that personally influenced them while writing and producing their upcoming LP, Deceiver.

Full Album Stream & Interview: DREAM UNENDING Tide Turns Eternal

November 17, 2021

Dream Unending, featuring members of Tomb Mold and Innumerable Forms, stream new album, Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin). Doomed to dream!

Q&A: Udo Dirkschneider on ‘Game Over,’ Set Lists and Pandemic Touring

November 9, 2021

Metal institution and U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider talks about his record and how it’s a challenge to cobble a set list together from a catalog of classics.

Interview: Blaine Cook (The Accüsed AD/Toe Tag) Serves Up a New Cocktail Book

November 4, 2021

We’re drinkin’ and thrashin’ with Accüsed AD vocalist Blaine Cook, who’s put together a new book, Cocktails and Mixed Drinks From the Wicker Bar.

Q&A: Anton Reisenegger (Criminal) Refuses/Resists On New Album ‘Sacrificio’

November 1, 2021

Criminal mastermind Anton Reisenegger recounts the making of new album Sacrificio and the forces — resistance, repression, revolt — behind the album’s lyrics.

Carcass Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious’

October 29, 2021

Jeff Walker, Bill Steer, and Michael Amott recount the thesaurus-busting, mandatory-listen that is Carcass‘s Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious on its 30th birthday.

Interview: ‘Blood Of Gods’ Publisher Stacy Buchanan

October 27, 2021

Blood Of Gods pairs heavy metal and wine in the pages of a brilliantly illustrated zine. Pour a glass and learn more from publisher Stacy Buchanan.

Track Premiere: Andrew Lee – “Maybe”

October 21, 2021

If endless riffs and shredding are what you crave above all else, you can scratch that monstrous, gnawing, inner itch with Andrew Lee’s Heavy Metal Shrapnel, out via Nameless Grave Records on December 10.

Suffocation Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Effigy of the Forgotten’

October 8, 2021

Suffocation guitarist and founding member Terrance Hobbs reminisces about the pivotal Effigy of the Forgotten album as it turns 30.

Track by Track: Maimed – “Torrential Gore”

October 6, 2021

Brutal death metal project Maimed share insight into each track on their skull-crushing bloodbath of an EP, Torrential Gore.

Q&A: Jason Netherton (Misery Index) Nails It Again

October 4, 2021

Misery Index‘s Jason Netherton puts another nail in the coffin with new compilation Coffin Up the Nails on Repulsive Echo.

Track by Track: Outer Heaven – “In Tribute…”

September 29, 2021

Pennsylvanian death filth Outer Heaven share track by track commentary about their In Tribute… covers EP.

If He Will: The Profound & Affecting Art of Hardcore’s “Universal Man” Daniel Austin

September 15, 2021

A new book and covers album shows Die Young/Tooth and Claw frontman Daniel Austin in brutal renaissance.

Full Album Stream: MEHENET Ng’ambu

September 9, 2021

Listen to an exclusive stream of Ng’ambu and pick up a copy of it now ahead of its release this Friday through Gilead Media.

Q&A: Esoctrilihum Rise Supernaturally From Asthâghul’s Inner Cosmos

August 16, 2021

Esoctrilihum mastermind Asthâghul invites us into his occult domain. A riveting conversation with Asthâghul about all things Esoctrilihum.

SIEGE of Sacrilege: Robert Williams Goes Avant Death-Pop on “Morning Has Broken”

August 4, 2021

Self-described “extreme musick-devoted freak” Robert Williams has a song in his heart — a throat full of broken glass.

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.

Q&A: Immolation Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Dawn of Possession’

July 16, 2021

Immolation masterminds Ross Dolan and Bob Vigna reminisce on 30 years of Dawn of Possession. Into everlasting fire… only at Decibel!

Drawn and Quartered: Q&A on “Congregation Pestilence” and Staying Hungry for Death Metal

June 25, 2021

Our full interview with the Seattle death metal veterans shows a band ready to confidently turn out classic death metal for years to come.

Full Album Stream & Interview: HELLISH FORM – Remains

June 23, 2021

Listen to an exclusive stream of Remains and read an in-depth interview with Hellish Form‘s Willow Ryan and Jacob Lee now. Their album officially arrives tomorrow through Translation Loss.

Pranic Power: Chaka Malik on Orange 9MM reissues, Burn, Ghost Decibels, & the Prophecy and Peace Found In Extreme Art

June 9, 2021

Legendary hardcore vocalist Chaka Malik talks transcendence, time, and the long, impactful tailwind of 1990s NYC hardcore and post-hardcore.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Blöthar of Gwar

May 27, 2021

To celebrate the release of Gwar’s new EP, The Disc With No Name, we caught up with vocalist Blöthar the Berserker to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Q&A: Catching Up With Death Angel’s Will Carroll A Year After His COVID Battle

May 18, 2021

Death Angel drummer Will Carroll speaks with us about his journey and what he’s learned during the pandemic. Death Angel will stream a concert on May 29 focusing on rarities from their catalog.