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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.”

Q&A: Mat McNerney (Hexvessel) Invites You Into His Inner (Outer) World

May 25, 2020

Hexvessel frontman Mat McNerney drops insightful words on new album Kindred (Svart) and the processes inside/outside that went into its creation.

Death Angel’s Will Carroll on His Coronavirus Battle: “They Seriously Thought I Was Going To Die”

April 13, 2020

Death Angel drummer Will Carroll shares his story for the first time with Decibel about how the his harrowing battle with COVID-19 changed his life.

Q&A: Christos Dragamestianos’ On Thorns I Lay Is Reborn Again

April 13, 2020

Greek atmospheric death aficionados On Thorns I Lay return with new album, Threnos. Decibel queries guitarist/songwriter Christos Dragamestianos.

Brian Posehn Interviews Jonny Z About Metallica, Megaforce and His New Book

April 9, 2020

Decibel Exclusive: The legendary Jonny Z Talks Metallica, Anthrax, Megaforce Records and his new book, as metalhead comedian Brian Posehn interrogates!

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.