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Interview: Redefining Darkness Owner Thomas Haywood Hosts Inaugural Into the Darkness Fest

July 12, 2022

Decibel spoke with Redefining Darkness Records about Into the Darkness Fest, a new death metal festival in Youngstown, Ohio.

Interview: Terror Frontman Scott Vogel Discusses Todd Jones Collaboration on ‘Pain Into Power’

May 2, 2022

Terror frontman Scott Vogel talks about collaborating with former guitarist/current Nails frontman Todd Jones for the band’s new album, Pain into Power.

Q&A: Keith Morris on the CIRCLE JERKS Reunion

March 30, 2022

Catching up with hardcore OG and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris on the band’s return to the stage after 15 years.

Watch: Dan Lilker Talks Possible Final NUCLEAR ASSAULT U.S. Performance, ‘Game Over’ Set at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

March 29, 2022

Nuclear Assault bassist/legend Danny Lilker talks Metal & Beer Fest beer collaboration with KCBC, a special guest stage-dive performance at the event, and the black metal bedspreads.

Video Premiere: Absent in Body – ‘The Half Rising Man’

March 25, 2022

Listen to “Half Rising Man,” the final track from Absent in Body‘s (members of Neurosis, Amenra and Sepultura) debut album, Plague God.

Watch: The Red Chord Talk Reactivation, ‘Clients’ Set at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

March 23, 2022

The Red Chord talk festival beer collaboration with Bone Up Brewing, vocalist Guy Kozowyk’s secret rabbit lair and the possibility of maybe even rehearsing before their first performance in seven years.

“We Were The Spark:” Venom Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Welcome To Hell’

December 6, 2021

Decibel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Venom‘s extreme metal ground zero, Welcome To Hell, with former guitarist/songwriter Jeff “Mantas” Dunn.

Q&A and Track Premiere: Eight Bells – ‘Nadir’

November 29, 2021

Hear a track from Eight Bells‘ album Legacy of Ruin (due on February 25 and available now for preorder), the band’s first record in roughly five years.

Khemmis: 5 Albums From Each Member That Inspired “Deceiver”

November 17, 2021

Each Khemmis member shares five albums that personally influenced them while writing and producing their upcoming LP, Deceiver.

Q&A: Udo Dirkschneider on ‘Game Over,’ Set Lists and Pandemic Touring

November 9, 2021

Metal institution and U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider talks about his record and how it’s a challenge to cobble a set list together from a catalog of classics.

Full EP Stream: Nequient – ‘Collective Punishment’

November 1, 2021

Chicago’s Nequient distribute Collective Punishment in the form of D-beats and metallic hardcore anger.

Interview: ‘Blood Of Gods’ Publisher Stacy Buchanan

October 27, 2021

Blood Of Gods pairs heavy metal and wine in the pages of a brilliantly illustrated zine. Pour a glass and learn more from publisher Stacy Buchanan.

Interview: Pupil Slicer’s Katie Davies Discusses Debut Album, “Mirrors”

October 25, 2021

Pupil Slicer guitarist and vocalist Katie Davies talks influences, writing process and the band’s upcoming tour.

Q&A: Pro Wrestler Malakai Black on Amenra and Growing Up A Metal Fan

October 20, 2021

Tom Büdgen, better known as Malakai Black, is one of the world’s most celebrated professional wrestlers. He tells us about how his visual presentation owes much to his lifelong metal fandom.

Q&A: Matt Harvey and Will Carroll on Resurrecting Scarecrow

October 14, 2021

Bay Area thrashers featuring Matt Harvey (Exhumed), Will Carroll and Damien Sisson (Death Angel) and Bud Burke (ex-Exhumed) Scarecrow reform.

Track by Track: Maimed – “Torrential Gore”

October 6, 2021

Brutal death metal project Maimed share insight into each track on their skull-crushing bloodbath of an EP, Torrential Gore.

Q&A: Jason Netherton (Misery Index) Nails It Again

October 4, 2021

Misery Index‘s Jason Netherton puts another nail in the coffin with new compilation Coffin Up the Nails on Repulsive Echo.

Stream the New Cirith Ungol EP & Read an Interview with the Legendary Robert Garven

May 27, 2021

While you listen, read our Q&A with band co-founder/drummer Robert Garven about handling pandemic setbacks, how the EP came together, and what’s next for this legendary band. 

Interview: Rockabilia Co-Owner Discusses Merch Trends, Covid-19 and Craziest Stories

May 5, 2021

Rockabilia co-owner shines a light on the company’s daily operations, plus shares his craziest stories.

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.