interview

Track Premiere: Grethor’s ‘From This Rot So Shall We Be Remade’

December 20, 2017

Virginian black/death malcontents Grethor seek to bury the oligarchy in “From This Rot So Shall We Be Remade.”

Immolation’s Ross Dolan on Finding Their Sound on “Atonement”

December 8, 2017

Immolation‘s Ross Dolan gives an in-depth look at the process of producing their latest album, Atonement.

Interview: All Hell at Shadow Woods

October 18, 2017

All Hell performed at Shadow Woods, so we caught up with them to discuss their new album, The Grave Alchemist.

Interview: Woe at Shadow Woods Metal Festival

October 11, 2017

Brooklyn-based USBM outfit Woe discuss their latest album, Hope Attrition, the songwriting process and playing at Shadow Woods Metal Fest in a new interview.

GWAR: Extended Interview with Mike Bishop, the Man Behind the Blothar

October 10, 2017

Mike Bishop sheds Blothar’s antlers and abdominal adornments to speak frankly with us about GWAR after Brockie.

Full Album Stream: A Midnight Ride to “Sick City” with Wailin Storms

September 27, 2017

Southern Gothic post-punks Wailin Storms explore murder, mortality, and malice on sophomore record Sick City.

Thrashing, Blasting and Grinding: An Interview with King Parrot

September 22, 2017

Australian stalwarts King Parrot celebrate the release of their third album, Ugly Produce today. Listen to the record and read a new interview now!

Track Premiere & Interview: Primitive Man – ‘Commerce’

September 7, 2017

Stream a crushing new track from Primitive Man and read an interview with vocalist/guitarist Ethan McCarthy.

Extreme Reading: An Interview with Author Dean Swinford

August 14, 2017

Read an interview with extremely extreme author Dean Swinford on his new book, Death Metal Epic: Book II: Goat Song Sacrifice now!

Conflict is Inevitable: An Interview with Moral Void

August 10, 2017

Unhinged blackened hardcore trio Moral Void have an explosive debut record with Deprive. Delve further into the madness.

Still Screaming After Thirty-Six Years: An Interview with Raw Power

August 3, 2017

A couple months ago, with an almost devil-may-care, casual shoulder shrug, one of my all-time favourite bands in the history of forever, Italian hardcore legends Raw Power, quietly released their new album. We caught up with vocalist Mauro Codeluppi to discuss growing old, not giving a shit and the time they played with G’N’R.

Possessed Since Dawn: An Interview with Immolation’s Ross Dolan

July 5, 2017

Immolation vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan discusses the past, present, and future of death metal in an extended interview from the August 2017 genre-exploring cover story.

Q&A: Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach On ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ & Killswitch Engage Beer

May 4, 2017

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach talks to Decibel about the fifteen-year anniversary of Alive or Just Breathing and Killswitch’s new beer collaboration with Cigar City Brewing. 

Decibel Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian Interviewed On Fathoming Heavy Podcast

May 4, 2017

Decibel Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian appeared on Fathoming Heavy podcast to talk about The Decibel Tour, Choosing Death and more. 

Q&A: Arthur Brown On The Roots Of Metal and Art In Times Of Social Upheaval

March 7, 2017

Decibel talked to psychedelic pioneer Arthur Brown about his role in the birth of metal and why art flourishes in times of political and social upheaval. 

Q&A: Edward Banchs, author of “Heavy Metal Africa”

February 13, 2017

Decibel talks to the author of the excellent new book Heavy Metal Africa

Q&A: East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys) on Trump, The Internet And His Revolutionary Guitar Sound

November 21, 2016

Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray sat down for a rare interview with Decibel and discussed Trump, his inimitable guitar style and how the Internet breeds fascism. 

Metal Muthas Mondays: Noisem

August 29, 2016

Every so often, we take a little time on Mondays to pay tribute to the Muthas! That is, reprinting the adorable metal/maternal Q&As that run in the magazine. Today, enjoy Justin Norton’s chat with Wendy Phillips, mutha of Sebastian and Harley Phillips of Noisem.

The Decibel Interview: Sabbath Assembly (w/ticket contest)

July 18, 2016

We talked to David Nuss and Jamie Myers about Sabbath Assembly’s reinvention and the importance of tribe and tradition. We’re also giving away a set of tickets and shirt to their upcoming tour.

Summer Camp For Metalheads: A Q&A With Shadow Woods Metal Fest Promoter MA Spiro

June 27, 2016

Promoter M A Spiro is looking to offer a better festival experience for the discerning fan metal with the curated Shadow Woods Metal Fest. She talked to us about what campers can expect. 

Decibel Q&A: Shane Baker of Alaric

June 6, 2016

Alaric vocalist and lyricist Shane Baker talked to Decibel about death rock, learning to sing and End of Mirrors

Stream “Kaleidoscopic Orgies” from Upcoming Imperial Triumphant EP (+Interview!)

April 5, 2016

“The diversity of this record is the fundamental concept behind Imperial Triumphant. The band from New York City must sound like New York City. And there’s no place on earth more culturally diverse than here”

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.