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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. 

Album Premiere and Interview: Miasmal Sabbath – ‘Ominous Radiance’

September 23, 2020

Death metal cult Miasmal Sabbath ascend from the sewers of Greece to the cosmos beyond on their debut LP, Ominous Radiance.

Party On, Dude: Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher on the ‘Bill and Ted 3’ Soundtrack & Mastodon Rarities

September 16, 2020

Mastodon‘s Bill Kelliher talks, Bill & Ted 3, Brent Hinds’ “Wild Stallyns Bill and Ted Forever” tattoo and the band’s new comp.

Interview: Pig Destroyer Guitarist Scott Hull Talks New EP, Revisiting ‘Prowler in the Yard’

September 9, 2020

Pig Destroyer guitarist Scott Hull discusses new EP The Octagonal Stairway, revisits Prowler in the Yard, Terrifyer and Explosions in Ward 6 and compares Pig Destroyer’s career to Napalm Death.

Album Premiere and Interview: Hinayana – ‘Death of the Cosmic’

August 27, 2020

Austin-based melodic death/doom dawnbringers Hinayana seek enlightenment in a brutalist hellscape on their Death of the Cosmic EP.

Interview: “Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre” Director Discusses Horror and Heavy Metal

July 13, 2020

Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre director talks drive-in movies, Evil Dead, releasing a movie in a pandemic and the time he saw Randy Blythe light a man on fire in a parking lot.

Album Stream: Allelic – ‘À Contre Vent’

June 19, 2020

Get to know one of the most unique bands in modern black metal with this full album stream of À Contre Vent, the new full-length from Montreal’s Allelic.

Interview: Atavist’s Evocative Doom Returns with ‘III: Absolution’

June 17, 2020

Manchester doom artisans Atavist are back to disrupt a decade of silence with their cathartic ode to loss and resilience, III: Absolution.

Album Premiere and Interview: Obscene – ‘The Inhabitable Dark’

June 10, 2020

Indianapolis death metal quartet Obscene cast doomsday shadows with their nocturnal new LP, The Inhabitable Dark.

Interview: Flashback to 1995 with Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf

June 3, 2020

Flashback to 1995 with Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf as he discusses Dopes to Infinity, stoner rock, nü-metal, and Martian sex.

Inside the Subterranean Watchtower: A Conversation with Damian Herring About ‘Reamping’

June 1, 2020

Many albums are ‘reamped,’ but what does that mean? Horrendous’ guitarist/vocalist and underground-renowned audio engineer Damian Herring explains the what, how and why of “reamping.”