OFF! On Their Career Best Album (and First Film) ‘Free LSD’
February 8, 2023 Justin Norton
OFF!‘s Keith Morris and Dimitri Coats talk to Decibel from the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah about Free LSD, their world-shifting new rhythm section and more.
“It’s Almost Like A Disney Thing”: Anvil On The Re-Release Of Their Documentary
September 20, 2022 Justin Norton
Director (and onetime Anvil roadie) Sacha Gervasi and Anvil mainstays Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner talked to us about the second life of Anvil! The Story Of Anvil.
Don Argott and Demian Fenton On Their New Dio Documentary, ‘Dreamers Never Die’
March 17, 2022 Justin Norton
New documentary Dio: Dreamers Never Die debuts at SXSW today. The filmmakers discuss how the movie came together and the lessons we can all take from Ronnie’s James Dio’s heroic journey.
Q&A: London May On His New Black Metal Comedy “Brutal Realty, Inc.” and What Hardcore Taught Him
July 19, 2019 Justin Norton
Former DC hardcore hero London May on his new “black metal comedy” Brutal Realty, Inc.
Nicolas Cage’s Weapon in ‘Mandy’ Was Inspired by Celtic Frost Logo
September 14, 2018 Emily Bellino
Nicolas Cage wields a Celtic Frost-inspired weapon in psychedelic horror film Mandy.
Slave to the Grind: A Film Review
July 31, 2018 Gene Meyer
Does Slave to the Grind accurately document the genre? Decibel watches the film to find out.
Q&A: Filmmaker Sam Dunn On His Virtual Reality Wacken Film
June 1, 2017 Justin Norton
Filmmaker Sam Dunn talks to us about his new Wacken documentary filmed in virtual reality.
BLACKHEARTS: Preview the Upcoming Black Metal Doc
April 13, 2016 Sean Frasier
Commencing with the ritualistic application of corpse paint, feature-length documentary Blackhearts shares the stories of three black metal bands from drastically different backgrounds visiting the genre’s birthplace in Norway.
Jim Van Bebber on Metal, Part 2
May 1, 2013 Justin Norton
Jim Van Bebber’s audacious underground masterpiece The Manson Family recently finished its first proper domestic screening run in a decade. The following is the second half of our lengthy interview with the underground director (read the first half here). In this installment: rejection in Hollywood, Philip Anselmo and modern music. ***** When did you decide…
Jim Van Bebber On Metal #1
April 3, 2013 Justin Norton
For three decades, Jim Van Bebber has been one of the most abrasive, iconoclastic filmmakers in the American underground. His debut feature Deadbeat At Dawn was a perfect rendition of 60s biker films shot guerilla style on the streets of his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. His mini-feature My Sweet Satan is an updated retelling of…