Interviews

Q&A: Doug Moore Scratches His Weeping Sores Itch

February 10, 2020

New York-based death/doom trio Weeping Sores issued one of 2019’s best releases in False Confession. We interview lead sore, Doug Moore, in this Q&A.

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.

Snuff Out 2019 with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

December 18, 2019

Philadelphia label/distro Horror Pain Gore Death Productions release a free 42 song sampler to summarize their 2019 releases. It’s the soundtrack for the world’s end, just in time for the year’s end.

Mortiis on Masks, ‘Game of Thrones’ and the KISS cover that almost was

December 9, 2019

The Norwegian legend discusses the slow disappearance of his infamous mask, his decades-long struggle with depression and the KISS cover that Emperor that nearly pulled off.

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.

Fallow Heart: The Ad-libs of Forgotten Gods (Nuno Lourenço: Part II)

November 15, 2019

Fallow Heart makes a concerted effort provide a glimpse of some of Nuno Lourenço’s work in a more linear and sober fashion.

Anthony Kaoteon (Death Tribe, Kaoteon) Offers Studio/Lyric Videos & Interview

October 31, 2019

The cultural, social, and geographic impasse has fueled the music of both Kaoteon and Death Tribe, who are currently ensconced in the studio working on the follow-up to this year’s Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment.

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls Is Coming To America

October 17, 2019

Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins are sitting this one out, but you can still catch Spinal Tap‘s led bassist on the west coast in November

Q&A: Neige (Alcest) Flies On Spiritual Wings

October 14, 2019

Alcest’s Neige opens up to Decibel about the group’s latest album, Spiritual Intent, and the drivers behind its music and message.

Q&A: Aaron Charles of Falls of Rauros Vows to Conquer the Ocean

July 22, 2019

Aaron Charles of Falls of Rauros is interviewed by Decibel Magazine for new album, Patterns in Mythology, out now on Gilead Media.

Pelican’s Trevor Shelley de Brauw on the Genesis of New Track “It Stared at Me”

June 6, 2019

In our new series Cutting Room Floor, Pelican‘s Trevor Shelley de Brauw gives us the story behind their new record’s most peculiar track.

Interview: Lo-Pan: “People Overlook Ohio for Art and Music at their Own Peril.”

May 15, 2019

Ohio rock quartet on their new LP, their new label and “finding a way out of the bullshit.”

Q&A: Scott Carstairs (Fallujah) Battles Death’s War On Light

April 22, 2019

California-based tech death stars Fallujah enter a new era on new album, Undying Light. Mainman Scott Carstairs reveals all to Decibel.

Q&A: Lenny Rutledge Soldiers Sanctuary Onward

December 17, 2018

Sanctuary guitarist Lenny Rutledge pledges to continue band after death of singer Warrel Dane.

Q&A: Thorlakur Thor (Kontinuum) Deals With Fear & Death

September 24, 2018

Kontinuum’s Thorlakur Thor reveals the inner workings and outer projections of new album, “No Need to Reason.”

Fear of God Founder Erich Keller Talks Grindcore History, Album Reissue

March 6, 2018

Swiss grincore progenitors Fear of God never got proper recognition, but at least they’re getting their landmark EP properly reissued.

Fleurety Keep Breaking Convention on ‘The White Death’

October 9, 2017

Norway’s Fleurety rarely get mentioned in the same breath as Darkthrone or Mayhem, but trace their origins back to the first seeds of Norwegian Black Metal. Founding members Svein Egil Hatlevik and Alexander Nordgaren united in 1991 and released their first demo, Black Snow, in 1993. Their first album in 17 years, The White Death,…

Ben Chisholm, Chelsea Wolfe’s Secret Weapon

September 18, 2017

Decibel caught up with longtime Chelsea Wolfe collaborator Ben Chisholm to talk about Hiss Spun, playing Blood Moon sets with Converge and more.

Bloodstrike’s Holly Wedel on Putting a New Spin on Classic Death Metal

September 15, 2017

Death metal upstarts Bloodstrike issued an impressive debut. We discuss what to expect on the follow up, Execution of Violence.

Deconstructing the Doom Side of the Moon: An Interview with Kyle Shutt

August 25, 2017

Doom Side of the Moon is a doomed-out interpretation of Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side of the Moon. Read an interview with bandleader Kyle Shutt (The Sword) to find out what makes Doom Side tick.

Metal, Punk and Horror: An Interview with Holy Mountain Printing

August 24, 2017

Decibel talks to Holy Mountain Printing ‘s Danny Trudell about vinyl, heavy music and being an artist.

Q&A: Epica’s Isaac Delahaye

August 16, 2017

Read an exclusive interview with Epica guitarist Isaac Delahaye on the band’s upcoming US tour and his extreme metal background.

Demo:listen: Vanvid

August 4, 2017

On this week’s Demo:listen we are possessed by the spirit of Iceland’s Vanvid.

Q&A: Jinx Dawson On The Return Of Coven and Spirituality In a Dogmatic Age

April 17, 2017

Jinx Dawson gave us an exclusive Q&A on the return of Coven, scheduled for Roadburn later this week.

Satan’s Little Helpers: An Oral History of The Electric Hellfire Club

October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween! Get in the spirit with an exhaustive Decibel oral history of The Electric Hellfire Club, the innovative 90s band that blended metal, industrial music, and Satanism. Burn, baby, burn!  

Q&A: Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks) on His New Memoir

September 15, 2016

Decibel talked to hardcore legend Keith Morris about his new memoir My Damage.