Interviews

Interview: James Rauh of Transylvanian Recordings

May 5, 2021

Transylvanian Recordings founder James Rauh shares his thoughts on running a booming, ethical DIY label in this exclusive interview.

Harnessing Anguish: Ciaran and Eoghan McCloskey Detail Aduanten’s Origin and the Trauma Behind Sullen Cadence

May 4, 2021

Hear the melodic black/death of Aduanten‘s debut four-track EP, Sullen Cadence and read an in-depth interview with the McCloskey brothers at the heart of it.

Writing Ways to Misery: Authors Markus Makkonen and Kim Strömsholm Discuss Finnish Death Metal Book

April 1, 2021

Talking Finnish death metal with Markus Makkonen and Kim Strömsholm, authors of Decibel Books’ Rotting Ways to Misery.

Track by Track: Black Knife – ‘Murder Season’

March 10, 2021

Blackened scumpunks Black Knife just released their homicidal LP, Murder Season. Founding vocalist/guitarist Hellwulv describes its fury track by track.

Requiem Metal Podcast Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Neurosis’ ‘Through Silver in Blood’ With Four-Part Series

February 22, 2021

Veteran metal podcasters Jason Hundey and Mark Rudolph record a 10-hour, guest-filled deep dive into Neurosis‘ game-changing 1996 record Through Silver in Blood.

Gravesend: “A True Depiction of Urban Blight and Despair”

February 19, 2021

“Our objective is to bring all the darker elements we enjoy in a multitude of extreme metal genres together for a terrifying soundscape.”

Return of the (Hardcore) King: Parris Mayhew Summons “Chaos Magic”

February 17, 2021

Thirty years after summoning modern hardcore into existence with the Cro-Mags’ debut, Parris Mayhew is back with some new face-blasting alchemy.

Track Premiere and Interview: Oryx – “Misery”

February 11, 2021

Downtuned Denver sludge trio Oryx cast shadows and break bones with their new sledgehammer of a single, “Misery.”

Q&A: Edmunds Vizla (Frailty) Wades Into The Darkest Waters

February 8, 2021

Latvian melancholic doom/death metal outfit Frailty discuss new album, Tumši Ūdeņi, and the Latvian metal scene with iDecibeli. Drown in darkness…

King’s Resurrection: Can You Identify the Mystery Song Puzzling the Metal World?

December 28, 2020

This unknown ’80s power metal song has been baffling the metal internet; do you have what it takes to solve the mystery?

Radical Sonic Formulas: Swiss Metallic Hardcore Trailblazers Knut Reissue “Leftovers”

December 23, 2020

Knut‘s noisy metallic hardcore “leftovers” are tastier than most extreme music main courses.

Always Love, Never Fear: Harvey Milk’s Creston Spiers Talks Bringing it All Back Home

December 9, 2020

Harvey Milk frontman Creston Spiers returns with a predictably unpredictable, heavy, fuzzy take on classic rock.

Album Premiere and Interview: Gjoad – ‘Samanōn’

December 9, 2020

Austrian newcomers Gjoad create entrancing worlds with atmospheric dark rock on their debut LP, Samanōn.

Q&A: Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork) Hits On New EP, Health, & COVID-19

December 7, 2020

Soilwork vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid talks new EP A Whisp of the Atlantic and predicts the effects of COVID-19 in 2021. Only at Decibel!

Track Premiere and Interview: Undergang – “Rodt dodt kod”

December 2, 2020

Copenhagen death metal favorites Undergang reveal new song and their secret ’90s alt-rock influence.

Album Premiere: Horncrowned – ‘Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer)’

November 18, 2020

Colombian black metal squadron Horncrowned unleash their new album of demonic warfare, the Armageddon-beckoning Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer).

Q&A: Bryan Buchanan (Bound) Lures Us Into The Rabbit Hole

November 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.’s Bound multi-thread into the darker recesses of the sonic rift on new album, Haunts. New interview with guitarist/vocalist Bryan Buchanan is just the start of our journey together.

Scream Just Words: Vocalists Sound Off About Their Craft

November 12, 2020

One King Down/Most Precious Blood/Take Life vocalist Rob Fusco discusses the craft of lyric writing and execution with a variety of his extreme music contemporaries from Napalm Death, Lamb of God, Lingua Ignota and more.

Q&A: Tobias Grave (Soft Kill) Gives Portland’s Dead Kids A Voice

November 9, 2020

Tobias Grave sheds welcome light on the darker recesses of Soft Kill and home city Portland with new interview for Dead Kids, R.I.P. City.

Album Premiere: Possessor – ‘Damn the Light’

October 28, 2020

UK horror fiends Possessor wield a mighty sludgehammer on their new monster-conjuring LP, Damn the Light.

Blowing Their Wad All Over God: An Oral History of GWAR’s ‘Scumdogs of the Universe’

October 27, 2020

Decibel celebrates the 30th anniversary of GWAR‘s landmark Scumdogs of the Universe, and dodges blood and semen to bring you the ULTIMATE oral history of the legendary release.

Interview: Photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses “Daughters of Darkness”

October 27, 2020

Heavy metal photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses his upcoming photo book of corpse painted nude portraits, Daughters of Darkness.

Dropdead Talk 2020 Reissue campaign, New Discography Album

October 1, 2020

Catching up with Dropdead‘s Ben Barnett and Bob Otis to talk about the band’s extensive 2020 reissue campaign.

Immortal Rights: Inside the Legal Battle Between Dan Seagrave and Earache Records

October 1, 2020

Decibel investigates the ongoing fight over album art between legendary artist Dan Seagrave and extreme metal progenitors Earache Records.

Album Premiere and Interview: Empress – ‘Premonition’

September 30, 2020

Vancouver post-metal project Empress achieves sonic catharsis on their debut LP, Premonition. Listen to the exclusive stream now.

Q&A: Adam Wakeman on the ‘Jazz Sabbath’ project

September 29, 2020

Wakeman discusses the jazz-styled Black Sabbath covers of Jazz Sabbath and how Ozzy surprised him with his Dad’s keyboard from the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath sessions.