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Q&A: Øystein G. Brun’s Borknagar Are Truly North From Here

November 25, 2019

Twenty-five years and 11 albums later, Norwegian progressive metallers Borknagar have found their true north on new album, True North. Founder Øystein G. Brun leads the way.

The Offering’s Alexander Richichi & Nishad George Invite You Into Their Home

August 19, 2019

Boston-based extreme metallers The Offering offer up vocalist Alexander Richichi and guitarist Nishad George for interview.

Q&A: Aaron Charles of Falls of Rauros Vows to Conquer the Ocean

July 22, 2019

Aaron Charles of Falls of Rauros is interviewed by Decibel Magazine for new album, Patterns in Mythology, out now on Gilead Media.

Q&A: Karl Willetts Closes Third Memoriam Chapter

July 8, 2019

UK old-school death metallers Memoriam release their third album, Requiem for Mankind. Decibel tracks down vocalist Karl Willetts to see what life is like on the frontlines.

Q&A: Bob Bagchus & Vincent Crowley Shotgun Reality From Infidel Reich

July 1, 2019

An interview with Infidel Reich‘s Bob Bagchus and Vincent Crowley about their “controversial” new album, Reichenstein. Out September 2019 on Helter Skelter Productions.

Q&A: Swallow The Sun’s Juha Raivio Is Blinded By The Light

June 3, 2019

Finnish doom-death metallers Swallow The Sun stare death in the face on new album, “When a Shadow Is Forced into the Light.” A Q&A with Juha Raivio.

Q&A: Nailed To Obscurity’s Jan-Ole Lamberti And Raimund Ennenga Struggle With Slippage

March 11, 2019

Nailed To Obscurity guitarist Jan-Ole Lamberti and vocalist Raimund Ennenga capsize the inner self on new album, “Black Frost.”

2015: The Year In Deciblog Interviews

December 15, 2015

We’ve pulled excerpts from some of our favorite interview subjects from the past calendar year, from old-school hardcore vets to legendary professional wrestlers. 

In Search Of… Sera Timms On The Mystical Art Of Tarot

December 1, 2015

Sera Timms of Ides Of Gemini talked to us about her path in an ancient art often derided as fortune telling and why there’s more to it than many expect.

The Deciblog Interview: Roger Miret

November 17, 2015

The Decibel Hall Of Fame inductee (along with the rest of Agnostic Front for Cause For Alarm) talked to us earlier this year about the old New York and his new life thousands of miles away in Arizona.

The Deciblog Interview: Rae Amitay (Immortal Bird)

August 25, 2015

Immortal Bird vocalist Rae Amitay talked to us about Eminem albums, music school and the difference between keeping the rhythm and fronting a band.

Appalachian Noir: The Deciblog Interview with Chris “OJ” Ojeda of Byzantine

June 30, 2015

The proverbial long way to the top has definitely been a long one for Byzantine, which started in a part of rural West Virginia with minimal access to heavy metal and widespread economic problems. Many of the band’s best songs since their formation have touched on the problems of Appalachia, particularly rampant prescription drug abuse. Decibel  talked to frontman Chris “OJ” Ojeda about his long metal apprenticeship and one of the world’s most dangerous jobs: prescription pharmacy delivery driver in rural America. 

The Deciblog Interview: Doug Moore (Pyrrhon)

June 16, 2015

In New York’s flourishing metal scene the experimental death metal band Pyrrhon is a bit of an outlier. Formed when most of the band members were in college, Pyrrhon received widespread acclaim for their 2014 album The Mother Of Virtues, a blend of lyrical and instrumental virtuosity. Pyrrhon is fronted by Doug Moore, a onetime high school athlete and University Of Pennsylvania graduate who rejected conventional paths to success to pursue music. He talked to us about cross-state commutes to band practice and the end times.  

Vocation of Unhappiness: The Deciblog Interview with Mark SaFranko

January 14, 2015

Let’s clear away any confusion at the outset: Mark SaFranko is not someone’s father who has decided to moonlight in a metal band or one of the few remaining music talent scouts. SaFranko is an American author based in New Jersey who, for more than three decades, has lived a writer’s life and all it…

2014: The Year In Deciblog Interviews

December 29, 2014

It’s instructive to look back at a collection of work over the course of a year. During 2014 we’ve endeavored to get you as many interviews we could on Mondays and Wednesdays in addition to streaming tracks, which are sort of a default necessity in music writing these days. If you take a look you’ll…

The Deciblog Interview: Jamie Myers

June 30, 2014

Jamie Myers: her voice is the stuff of both fever dreams and Byzantine nightmares. Since getting involved with underground music back in the 90s she has progressed from punk bands to playing bass and singing in Hammer of Misfortune and a guest slot with Wolves in The Throne Room. After returning to Texas to start…

Vampires, Vicars and Hot Fuzz: The Deciblog Interview With Dani Filth

June 23, 2014

No matter how many people think black metal has gone mainstream or become hip because a few dozen bands from Brooklyn have small label deals the reality is that the vast majority of the population doesn’t know a thing about it. They’re listening to .38 Special or Lana Del Rey. If there is a black…