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Black Metal Enigma BOOK OF SAND Explains its Crusade Against, But Also for, Black Metal

November 1, 2022

Prolific USBM project Book of Sand celebrates today’s release of new LP, seven candles for an empty altar with a lengthy new interview.

Q&A: Claudio Simonetti On Bringing Suspiria Back To The U.S.

October 12, 2022

Goblin composer and keyboardist Claudio Simonetti talks about the timeless magic of the Suspiria score and how his band brings it to life 45 years after its release.

Q&A: Adrenalin OD’s Dave Scott Schwartzman On His New Book and Becoming The World’s Fastest Punk Band

September 21, 2022

Adrenalin O.D. drummer Dave Scott Schwartzman discusses his upcoming book If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Walla Walla: The Wacky History of Adrenalin O.D., which tells the story of AOD and hardcore’s formative years.

“It’s Almost Like A Disney Thing”: Anvil On The Re-Release Of Their Documentary

September 20, 2022

Director (and onetime Anvil roadie) Sacha Gervasi and Anvil mainstays Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner talked to us about the second life of Anvil! The Story Of Anvil.

Q&A: Håvard Jørgensen (Haavard) Photographs A New Acoustic Journey

September 12, 2022

Decibel talks to ex-Ulver/current Dold Vorde Ens Navn songmaster Håvard Jørgensen on his new journey as a solo artist with Haavard.

Q&A: City Of Caterpillar’s Ryan Parrish On Genre Tags and Underground Ethics

September 6, 2022

Richmond noise rock heroes City Of Caterpillar discuss their 20-year “hiatus” and the unlikely-awesome new LP, Mystic Sisters.

Track Premiere: Cloud Rat – ‘Kaleidoscope’

August 25, 2022

Cloud Rat stream new song “Kaleidoscope” and discuss their upcoming album, Threshold.

Interview: Redefining Darkness Owner Thomas Haywood Hosts Inaugural Into the Darkness Fest

July 12, 2022

Decibel spoke with Redefining Darkness Records about Into the Darkness Fest, a new death metal festival in Youngstown, Ohio.

Interview: Terror Frontman Scott Vogel Discusses Todd Jones Collaboration on ‘Pain Into Power’

May 2, 2022

Terror frontman Scott Vogel talks about collaborating with former guitarist/current Nails frontman Todd Jones for the band’s new album, Pain into Power.

Q&A: Keith Morris on the CIRCLE JERKS Reunion

March 30, 2022

Catching up with hardcore OG and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris on the band’s return to the stage after 15 years.

Watch: Dan Lilker Talks Possible Final NUCLEAR ASSAULT U.S. Performance, ‘Game Over’ Set at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

March 29, 2022

Nuclear Assault bassist/legend Danny Lilker talks Metal & Beer Fest beer collaboration with KCBC, a special guest stage-dive performance at the event, and the black metal bedspreads.

Video Premiere: Absent in Body – ‘The Half Rising Man’

March 25, 2022

Listen to “Half Rising Man,” the final track from Absent in Body‘s (members of Neurosis, Amenra and Sepultura) debut album, Plague God.

Watch: The Red Chord Talk Reactivation, ‘Clients’ Set at Metal & Beer Fest: Philly

March 23, 2022

The Red Chord talk festival beer collaboration with Bone Up Brewing, vocalist Guy Kozowyk’s secret rabbit lair and the possibility of maybe even rehearsing before their first performance in seven years.

“We Were The Spark:” Venom Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Welcome To Hell’

December 6, 2021

Decibel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Venom‘s extreme metal ground zero, Welcome To Hell, with former guitarist/songwriter Jeff “Mantas” Dunn.

Q&A and Track Premiere: Eight Bells – ‘Nadir’

November 29, 2021

Hear a track from Eight Bells‘ album Legacy of Ruin (due on February 25 and available now for preorder), the band’s first record in roughly five years.

Khemmis: 5 Albums From Each Member That Inspired “Deceiver”

November 17, 2021

Each Khemmis member shares five albums that personally influenced them while writing and producing their upcoming LP, Deceiver.

Q&A: Udo Dirkschneider on ‘Game Over,’ Set Lists and Pandemic Touring

November 9, 2021

Metal institution and U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider talks about his record and how it’s a challenge to cobble a set list together from a catalog of classics.

Full EP Stream: Nequient – ‘Collective Punishment’

November 1, 2021

Chicago’s Nequient distribute Collective Punishment in the form of D-beats and metallic hardcore anger.

Interview: ‘Blood Of Gods’ Publisher Stacy Buchanan

October 27, 2021

Blood Of Gods pairs heavy metal and wine in the pages of a brilliantly illustrated zine. Pour a glass and learn more from publisher Stacy Buchanan.

Interview: Pupil Slicer’s Katie Davies Discusses Debut Album, “Mirrors”

October 25, 2021

Pupil Slicer guitarist and vocalist Katie Davies talks influences, writing process and the band’s upcoming tour.

Q&A: Pro Wrestler Malakai Black on Amenra and Growing Up A Metal Fan

October 20, 2021

Tom Büdgen, better known as Malakai Black, is one of the world’s most celebrated professional wrestlers. He tells us about how his visual presentation owes much to his lifelong metal fandom.

Q&A: Matt Harvey and Will Carroll on Resurrecting Scarecrow

October 14, 2021

Bay Area thrashers featuring Matt Harvey (Exhumed), Will Carroll and Damien Sisson (Death Angel) and Bud Burke (ex-Exhumed) Scarecrow reform.

Track by Track: Maimed – “Torrential Gore”

October 6, 2021

Brutal death metal project Maimed share insight into each track on their skull-crushing bloodbath of an EP, Torrential Gore.