interview

Interview: All Hell at Shadow Woods

October 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

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 Vince Bellino

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 Daniel Lake

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 Sean Frasier

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

Label Spotlight: Indisciplinarian

September 25, 2017 Vince Bellino

Get to know Danish label Indisciplinarian.

Thrashing, Blasting and Grinding: An Interview with King Parrot

September 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

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 Vince Bellino

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 James Basile

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 Neill Jameson

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 Kevin Stewart-Panko

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 Sean Frasier

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 Vince Bellino

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 Vince Bellino

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

A Conversation With Nightbringer (Full Interview)

April 12, 2017 Jesse Chase

Read a full interview from USBM titans Nightbringer. 

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

March 7, 2017 Justin Norton

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 Justin Norton

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 Justin Norton

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. 

Full Album Stream and Q&A: Cardinal Wyrm’s ‘Cast Away Souls’

October 12, 2016 Justin Norton

Stream Cardinal Wyrm’s upcoming album Cast Away Souls and read a Q&A with the band.

Metal Muthas Mondays: Noisem

August 29, 2016 Justin Norton

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 Justin Norton

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 Justin Norton

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 Justin Norton

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 James Lewis

“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 Justin Norton

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.

Q&A: Wrestling Legend Chris Jericho On His Collaboration With Death Metal Greats

September 2, 2015 Justin Norton

 Chris Jericho is one of the most decorated professional wrestlers ever: a six-time world champion and the first-ever undisputed WWE champion. He is also one of the most vocal celebrity metal fans on the planet as well as a metal musician who has toured the world repeatedly with his band Fozzy. Jericho’s latest project, however, might be the only one that could earn the extreme moniker.

The Deciblog Interview: Rae Amitay (Immortal Bird)

August 25, 2015 Justin Norton

Immortal Bird vocalist Rae Amitay talked to us about Eminem albums, music school and the difference between keeping the rhythm and fronting a band.

Appalachian Noir: The Deciblog Interview with Chris “OJ” Ojeda of Byzantine

June 30, 2015 Justin Norton

The proverbial long way to the top has definitely been a long one for Byzantine, which started in a part of rural West Virginia with minimal access to heavy metal and widespread economic problems. Many of the band’s best songs since their formation have touched on the problems of Appalachia, particularly rampant prescription drug abuse. Decibel  talked to frontman Chris “OJ” Ojeda about his long metal apprenticeship and one of the world’s most dangerous jobs: prescription pharmacy delivery driver in rural America. 

Making Napalm: Q&A With Napalm Death Producer Russ Russell

May 6, 2015 Justin Norton

One of the reasons Napalm Death has been so successful is their relationship with producer Russ Russell. Russell has worked with the band since 2000 and will probably be with them when they are making albums in their 70s. He joined us from England for a chat on working with the grind legends. 

The Deciblog Interview: Tad Doyle

March 9, 2015 Justin Norton

Tad Doyle has preached the Gospel of heaviness for the better part of his life. His seminal band TAD was one of the first out of the gate in Seattle’s grunge movement and one of the earliest bands signed to the legendary Sub Pop label. Although they never achieved the massive crossover success of their…