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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.

Memphis Grindcore Collective Knoll on Physical Media, New Material & Performing at Roadburn

April 13, 2021

Catching up with Knoll drummer James Eubanks in the wake of their first pressing of Interstice selling out and before their upcoming appearance at this weekend’s Roadburn Redux

Q&A: Laurie Sue Shanaman (Ails) on a Year of Essential Work During the Pandemic

March 16, 2021

Ails’ vocalist works as a case manager in San Francisco where she assists homeless citizens transitioning to supportive housing. Shanaman discusses putting her health on the line to ensure that the most vulnerable among us continue to have a lifeline.

Interview: Gaerea Discuss Gimme Radio Livestream, Anonymity and Authenticity

February 11, 2021

Gaerea‘s anonymous founder gets in depth about the band’s inner workings and planning their upcoming Gimme Radio livestream.

Track Premiere and Interview: Oryx – “Misery”

February 11, 2021

Downtuned Denver sludge trio Oryx cast shadows and break bones with their new sledgehammer of a single, “Misery.”

Streaming: Kyle Ball (Wake) Covers Earth A.D. Black Metal Style

January 18, 2021

Wake vocalist Kyle Ball and friends reimagine A.D: Earth from a blackened punk aesthetic.

Album Stream + Interview: Enditall – never feel again

January 12, 2021

We catch up with Zander Ness, formerly of USBM Decibel darlings Høst, to discuss his new dark grunge/post-metal band Enditall.

Track Premiere & Interview: Portrayal of Guilt – ‘Garden of Despair’

January 6, 2021

Portrayal of Guilt guitarist talks new album, coronavirus and collaborating with other artists.

VIDEO: Ice-T Discusses Body Count’s Grammy Nomination, Explains How to Change Your Zoom Background

December 17, 2020

Ice-T discusses Body Count‘s Grammy nomination, talks life in lockdown and gives you a few tips on how to spice up your Zoom meetings in this exclusive Decibel video.

Album Premiere and Interview: Gjoad – ‘Samanōn’

December 9, 2020

Austrian newcomers Gjoad create entrancing worlds with atmospheric dark rock on their debut LP, Samanōn.

Q&A: Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork) Hits On New EP, Health, & COVID-19

December 7, 2020

Soilwork vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid talks new EP A Whisp of the Atlantic and predicts the effects of COVID-19 in 2021. Only at Decibel!

Album Premiere: Horncrowned – ‘Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer)’

November 18, 2020

Colombian black metal squadron Horncrowned unleash their new album of demonic warfare, the Armageddon-beckoning Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer).

Q&A: Tobias Grave (Soft Kill) Gives Portland’s Dead Kids A Voice

November 9, 2020

Tobias Grave sheds welcome light on the darker recesses of Soft Kill and home city Portland with new interview for Dead Kids, R.I.P. City.

Album Premiere: Possessor – ‘Damn the Light’

October 28, 2020

UK horror fiends Possessor wield a mighty sludgehammer on their new monster-conjuring LP, Damn the Light.

Interview: Photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses “Daughters of Darkness”

October 27, 2020

Heavy metal photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses his upcoming photo book of corpse painted nude portraits, Daughters of Darkness.

Album Premiere: Cryptae – ‘Nightmare Traversal’

October 1, 2020

A full stream of their new album Nightmare Traversal plus an interview with The Netherlands’ two-headed horror Cryptae.

Album Premiere and Interview: Empress – ‘Premonition’

September 30, 2020

Vancouver post-metal project Empress achieves sonic catharsis on their debut LP, Premonition. Listen to the exclusive stream now.

Q&A: Adam Wakeman on the ‘Jazz Sabbath’ project

September 29, 2020

Wakeman discusses the jazz-styled Black Sabbath covers of Jazz Sabbath and how Ozzy surprised him with his Dad’s keyboard from the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath sessions.