Interviews

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.

What is the Connection between Metal and Post-Punk?

February 28, 2018

A conversation with Jason Corbett of ACTORS on the conenction between heavy metal and Post-punk.

Full Album Stream: Bleach Birth – “Hatching Inside the Womb”

February 28, 2018

Mysterious one-man punk/death rock project Bleach Birth have conceived another killer record with Hatching Inside the Womb.

Q&A: Deathwhite Extols The Virtues Of Anonymity & Katatonia

February 26, 2018

Pittsburgh-based dark metallers Deathwhite talk new album, “For a Black Tomorrow.”

Demo:listen: Superstition

February 23, 2018

This week’s Demo:listen belongs to New Mexico’s brand new demonic death-thrash horde, Superstition.

Brewtal Truth: Dave Witte’s Food, Beer & Metal Life

February 21, 2018

Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte dishes on all the dishes he’s whipping up at his Go Go Vegan food truck, as well as his latest beer and musical projects.

Q&A: Erdve’s Vaidotas & Kristijonas Reflect On Happiness

February 19, 2018

Lithuanian post-metallers Erdve are heavy on introspection (and riff) on new album, Vaitojimas.