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Intimations of Immortality: An Interview with Wilderun

March 24, 2020

A lengthly interview with Boston’s Wilderun, arguably the finest, most professional-sounding unsigned metal band on the damn planet.

Q&A: Kasper Eriksson (Hällas) Finds Himself In A Conundrum

February 24, 2020

Hällas drummer Kasper Eriksson debunks our inspiration theories but remains a righteous chap in this new interview about the Conundrum album.

Q&A: Joe Wood on Bringing Change Today? Songs Back on the Road

February 14, 2020

We talk to onetime T.S.O.L. frontman Joe Wood about his new band and finally playing his classic mid-80s material again

Blades of the Brotherhood: An Interview with Hyborian

February 11, 2020

How Hyborian have managed to achieve the difficult-to-master balance of writing complex music within the confines of pretty traditional structures.

Q&A: Ken Sorceron On New Chapters & Pushing Forward With Abigail Williams

January 20, 2020

Now officially a solo project Abigail Williams gets its wings on new album, Walk Beyond the Dark. Decibel chats with Ken Sorceron.

Q&A: Al Jourgensen on Ministry’s visual history book, Slayer’s goodbye and Trump

January 17, 2020

Uncle Al Jourgensen caught up with Decibel late last month to discuss going through his personal history vault and how self-acceptance comes with aging.

Interview: Acacia Strain Vocalist Vincent Bennett Discusses New Album ‘It Comes in Waves’

December 26, 2019

The Acacia Strain frontman Vincent Bennett talks new album It Comes in Waves, touring with diverse bands, the role of gods on humans and the band’s next record, coming soon.

‘Chopped’ in Half: Celebrity Chef Chris Santos Discusses Running a Record Label and His Culinary Career

December 18, 2019

Chopped judge Chris Santos talks heavy metal, Brian Slagel, Mayhem Fest and running his own record label, Blacklight Media.

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.

Full Album Stream: Savage Master – ‘Myth, Magic & Steel’

October 23, 2019

Louisville leather-fiends Savage Master unmask their newest offering of devilish ragers on their Myth, Magic & Steel LP.

Exclusive: Stream the new SWANS album “Leaving Meaning”

October 23, 2019

While listening to the new Swans LP, Leaving Meaning, check out a new Q&A with Michael Gira about how the album came together and what’s next for Swans.

Q&A: Tom Gabriel Fischer on Triumph Of Death and Martin Ain’s Legacy

September 25, 2019

Tom Fischer eventually rediscovered how much he loved the music of Hellhammer and became fixated on finding a way to play it again respectfully. He speaks to Decibel about how it happened and what’s next. 

Track Premiere & Interview: Møl – ‘Airy’

May 23, 2019

Hear a remastered version of a song from Møl‘s first EP and read a new interview with the band.

Suzi Quatro: Hell Bent for Leather

March 8, 2019

Suzi Quatro discusses her five-decade career, new album No Control and her influence on women in rock.

Video Premiere: L’Acéphale’s “Sovereignty”

March 6, 2019

Watch a new video from avant-garde black metal practitioner L’Acéphale and read a lengthy new interview.

Interview: Conjurer Discuss Influences, New Album ‘Mire’ and US Tour Expectations

February 25, 2019

UK sludge/post-black quartet Conjurer discuss Mire and their upcoming tour with Rivers of Nihil, Entheos and Wolf King.

Q&A: Frank White (Photographer) Goes Down Strange Highways In New Dio Photo Memoir

February 18, 2019

Storied heavy metal photographer Frank White spotlights his visual and actual relationship with vaunted singer Ronnie James Dio in new photo-memoir book titled, “Ronnie James Dio – A Life in Vision 1975 – 2009.”

Interview: All That Remains’ Phil Labonte on Oli Herbert and “Victims of the New Disease”

February 4, 2019

All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte discusses the passing of guitarist Oli Herbert and ninth album Victims of the New Disease, plus touring the US and Europe.

Full Album Stream: Noctambulist – “Atmospheres of Desolation”

January 16, 2019

Denver death metal mind-melters Noctambulist spawn nightmares on their Atmospheres of Desolation debut.

Portrayal of Guilt Reflect on “Let Pain Be Your Guide,” Share Favorite 2018 Releases

December 31, 2018

Portrayal of Guilt ended 2018 with a bang, celebrating the release of Let Pain Be Your Guide. Read a new interview with the band.

OSDM Outfit Brutality Re-record Classic Songs for ‘Antecedent Offerings’

December 21, 2018

OSDM crushers Brutality discuss new music, re-recordings and being a totally-independent band.

Q&A: Michael Gira on new Swans, performing solo and creativity

December 19, 2018

Michael Gira discusses Swans, his solo career, the impact of social media and more.

Food for Thought: Brainoil Discuss First Album in Seven Years

December 17, 2018

Brainoil reflect on Singularity to Extinction, their first album in seven years.

The Workhorse Chronicles: Matron Thorn

December 12, 2018

The prolific Matron Thorn of Ævangelist released six records in 2018 after a nearly-fatal medical emergency, and shows no signs of stopping.