Video Premiere: pg.lost – ‘Shelter’
November 9, 2020 Emily Bellino
In its loudest moments, “Shelter” reflects the influence of bands like Isis and Neurosis on pg.lost, but the music follows a much more laid-back direction.
Mainstream Metal is F*cking Dead
December 27, 2019 Shawn Macomber
As we close out the decade, Decibel has an infernal correspondence on the demise of relevant major-label metal
Contest: Win 2 Passes and Accommodations to Heavy Montreal!
July 15, 2019 Emily Bellino
CONTEST: Win tickets to Heavy Montreal!
Dani Filth’s Top 5 Songs Inspired by Elizabeth Bathory
February 14, 2019 Emily Bellino
Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth shares his top five songs inspired by the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory.
Photographer Ester Segarra to Publish Music Photography Book
May 9, 2018 Emily Bellino
Renowned music photographer Ester Segarra will publish her first photography book, including an original soundtrack, in July.
Full Album Stream: The Great Discord – “The Rabbit Hole”
October 4, 2017 Emily Bellino
Fall down The Rabbit Hole with The Great Dischord, featuring ex-Ghost drummer Aksel Holmgren.
Henrik Palm F*cks Genres on His First Solo Album
September 25, 2017 Joseph Schafer
Tune into the solo debut from the former guitarist of Ghost and In Solitude.
Crush the Monday Blues with Ghost’s “Square Hammer”
September 12, 2016 James Lewis
Who needs pop stars when you have Popestar?
Blood, Bats & Blast Beats: An Interview with The Faculty of Horror’s Andrea Subissati
October 29, 2015 Matt Solis
Andrea Subissati is a Toronto-based sociologist, writer and co-host of The Faculty of Horror podcast. We talked to her ahead of All Hallows’ Eve to get her take on horror, metal and why the two are eternally intertwined.
Is Ghost’s Third Album Their Best Yet?
July 17, 2015 Albert Mudrian
They count James Hetfield, Phil Anselmo, Fenriz and Nergal among their fans. No pressure, right? Not for cloaked Swedish occultists Ghost, who should only expand their global dominance with third album Meliora.
C/D: Performance Art is Metal
July 9, 2015 Matt Solis
From Alice Cooper’s face paint and Iron Maiden’s elaborate stage sets to Watain’s demon-summoning rituals and Ghost’s hooded robes, heavy metal has always had a close relationship with “performance.” Substance comes first, without a doubt, but performance ain’t far behind. Dimmu Borgir dress up like Satanic carnival barkers. Glen Benton branded an upside-down crucifix into his forehead. Robb Flynn had that Insane Clown Posse hair during The Burning Red days. Simply put, the spectacle of creating extreme music seems to be one of its most potent aspects, and countless bands have used it to their advantage.
Season Of The Witch: The Ideas Behind Metal’s Occult Revival
January 12, 2015 Justin Norton
Any astute follower of metal in the past five years has likely noticed a huge uptick in the number of bands with a proto-70s sound and occult themes: The Devil’s Blood, Sabbath Assembly, Blood Ceremony and The Oath. A few of these bands have been on Decibel’s cover: In Solitude and Ghost B.C. (twice). While…
INTERVIEW: GOJIRA’S Joe Duplantier on touring hard and his New York State of Mind
January 21, 2013 Jonathan Horsley
When the Deciblog caught up with GOJIRA frontman/guitarist Joe Duplantier last week, he was clocking up the road miles across Canada on in a tour that’ll see the French progressive/death-ish metal quartet take in the west coast of America before snaking along the south and terminating in New York. Supporting their fifth album, L’Enfant Sauvage,…
Jeff Speed (writer/director) interviewed
April 4, 2012 Chris Dick
** Writer, director and videographer Jeff Speed discusses the finer aspects of Municipal Waste’s “Fatal Feast” video and his affinity for ’80s sci-horror. How did you find the location? It’s pretty unique to film a metal video on the set of an old television series, especially one as cult as Firefly. Jeff Speed: I’ve actually…
IN SOLITUDE INTERVIEW: Frontman Hornper on The World. The Flesh. The Devil.
January 6, 2012 Jonathan Horsley
According to the wholly democratic, incorruptible and failsafe Decibel End of Year Poll, In Solitude’s superlative The World. The Flesh. The Devil. was officially the fourth-best album of 2011. (Yeah, in reality it was probably like the third best, but that doesn’t matter, not really. The thing is not to sleep on it.) The coltish…
Ancient VVisdom – “The Opposition” Video Premiere
December 8, 2011 Frank Lemke
Wow. Anyone who’s ever had a Satanic ritual knows that this is exactly what it’s like. A few dudes in a room full of spray paint fumes, with some instruments and a fire going. Depending on how drunk you get and what drugs you’re on, some pretty weird shit can go down. Lamentably, I’ve never…
Being Devin Townsend: Q&A with Ziltoid’s old man
October 28, 2011 Jonathan Horsley
Devin Townsend is on the phone and he’s freaking out because he’s booked four shows in London; over consecutive nights he’ll be playing Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost in their entirety, and it’s a big fucking deal. It’s stressful. He’s also headlining Leeds, UK metal-fest Damnation, which he promises to go heavy on with the…