Q&A: Mike Muir on Playing Suicidal Tendencies’ Timeless Debut at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest
March 22, 2023 Justin Norton
Living legend Mike Muir talks the legacy of Suicidal Tendencies‘ landmark debut and performing it at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest Philly on April 15.
OFF! On Their Career Best Album (and First Film) ‘Free LSD’
February 8, 2023 Justin Norton
OFF!‘s Keith Morris and Dimitri Coats talk to Decibel from the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah about Free LSD, their world-shifting new rhythm section and more.
Q&A: King Diamond On the Return Of MERCYFUL FATE
October 18, 2022 Justin Norton
We speak with King Diamond about how Mercyful Fate reunited, his two bouts with COVID, tour bassist Becky Baldwin and more. The tour begins next week and tickets are still available although dwindling.
Q&A: Ashmedi (Melechesh) Reveals Secrets To The Epigenesis Instrumental Edition
October 10, 2022 Chris Dick
Middle Eastern black metallers Melechesh release instrumental edition of The Epigenesis. Mainman Ashmedi lets Decibel into the magic circle.
Q&A: Mikael Stanne Leaves An Impression With The Halo Effect
September 26, 2022 Chris Dick
Swedish legends form The Halo Effect to bridge gaps and heal wounds. Decibel interviews vocalist Mikael Stanne.
Q&A: Adrenalin OD’s Dave Scott Schwartzman On His New Book and Becoming The World’s Fastest Punk Band
September 21, 2022 Justin Norton
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.
Q&A: Håvard Jørgensen (Haavard) Photographs A New Acoustic Journey
September 12, 2022 Chris Dick
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: Wolf Hoffmann On Accept As a Six-Piece Band and Returning To America
September 7, 2022 Justin Norton
The Accept legend talks to Decibel about returning to the United States this month with three guitarists, what he learned when he traded a guitar for a camera, and more.
Q&A: City Of Caterpillar’s Ryan Parrish On Genre Tags and Underground Ethics
September 6, 2022 Justin Norton
Richmond noise rock heroes City Of Caterpillar discuss their 20-year “hiatus” and the unlikely-awesome new LP, Mystic Sisters.
Q&A: Temple of Void’s Alex Awn And Mike Erdody Paint The World Doom
June 27, 2022 Chris Dick
Temple of Void‘s Alex Awn And Mike Erdody talk death-doom, Warhammer 40K, and new album Summoning the Slayer.
Q&A: Peter Tägtgren Has A New Conspiracy
May 16, 2022 Chris Dick
Hypocrisy mastermind Peter Tägtgren reveals a new conspiracy brewing below the Earth’s crust on new album, Worship.
Sharp Tongues Of Hungry Animals: An Oral History of Christian Death’s ‘Only Theatre Of Pain’ On Its 40th Anniversary
March 24, 2022 Justin Norton
On the 40th anniversary of Christian Death‘s Only Theatre Of Pain, Decibel talked to all the living members of the album lineup about the making of this deathrock classic and its legacy.
Cathedral Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Forest of Equilibrium’ Album
December 8, 2021 Chris Dick
British doom legends Cathedral celebrate three decades of Hall of Fame album Forest of Equilibrium.
“We Were The Spark:” Venom Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Welcome To Hell’
December 6, 2021 Justin Norton
Decibel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Venom‘s extreme metal ground zero, Welcome To Hell, with former guitarist/songwriter Jeff “Mantas” Dunn.
Khemmis: 5 Albums From Each Member That Inspired “Deceiver”
November 17, 2021 Sean Frasier
Each Khemmis member shares five albums that personally influenced them while writing and producing their upcoming LP, Deceiver.
Q&A: Anton Reisenegger (Criminal) Refuses/Resists On New Album ‘Sacrificio’
November 1, 2021 Chris Dick
Criminal mastermind Anton Reisenegger recounts the making of new album Sacrificio and the forces — resistance, repression, revolt — behind the album’s lyrics.
Interview: ‘Blood Of Gods’ Publisher Stacy Buchanan
October 27, 2021 Sean Frasier
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.
Suffocation Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Effigy of the Forgotten’
October 8, 2021 Chris Dick
Suffocation guitarist and founding member Terrance Hobbs reminisces about the pivotal Effigy of the Forgotten album as it turns 30.
Track by Track: Maimed – “Torrential Gore”
October 6, 2021 Sean Frasier
Brutal death metal project Maimed share insight into each track on their skull-crushing bloodbath of an EP, Torrential Gore.
The Artists Behind ‘Black Metal Rainbows’ Book on Their “Love Letter to Black Metal”
July 26, 2021 Justin Norton
Decibel speaks with editors Daniel Lukes and Stanimir Panayotov, and designer Jaci Raia, the three people responsible for the new book, Black Metal Rainbows.
Q&A: Immolation Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Dawn of Possession’
July 16, 2021 Chris Dick
Immolation masterminds Ross Dolan and Bob Vigna reminisce on 30 years of Dawn of Possession. Into everlasting fire… only at Decibel!
Q&A: Catching Up With Death Angel’s Will Carroll A Year After His COVID Battle
May 18, 2021 Justin Norton
Death Angel drummer Will Carroll speaks with us about his journey and what he’s learned during the pandemic. Death Angel will stream a concert on May 29 focusing on rarities from their catalog.
Interview: James Rauh of Transylvanian Recordings
May 5, 2021 Sean Frasier
Transylvanian Recordings founder James Rauh shares his thoughts on running a booming, ethical DIY label in this exclusive interview.
Harnessing Anguish: Ciaran and Eoghan McCloskey Detail Aduanten’s Origin and the Trauma Behind Sullen Cadence
May 4, 2021 Cody Davis
Hear the melodic black/death of Aduanten‘s debut four-track EP, Sullen Cadence and read an in-depth interview with the McCloskey brothers at the heart of it.
Q&A: John Petrucci Talks Two Decades Between Liquid Tension Experiment Albums
May 3, 2021 Chris Dick
Decibel joins forces with John Petrucci for quick round on the return of Liquid Tension Experiment and their new album, Liquid Tension Experiment 3.
Q&A: Eric Daniels & Twan van Geel (Soulburn) Rewrite Flood Myths Anew On “Noa’s D’ark”
February 1, 2021 Chris Dick
Eric Daniels and Twan van Geel of Soulburn fame open the flood gates to a new era on Noa’s D’ark. Hail Dutch death metal!
Q&A: Dag Olav Husås (TV Haugaland) Offers Insight Into Enslaved’s Docu-Series ‘Heimvegen’
January 18, 2021 Chris Dick
TV Haugaland producer Dag Olav Husås embarks homeward with Norwegian legends Enslaved in new docu-series.
Q&A: Bryan Buchanan (Bound) Lures Us Into The Rabbit Hole
November 16, 2020 Chris Dick
Washington, D.C.’s Bound multi-thread into the darker recesses of the sonic rift on new album, Haunts. New interview with guitarist/vocalist Bryan Buchanan is just the start of our journey together.
Album Premiere: Possessor – ‘Damn the Light’
October 28, 2020 Sean Frasier
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 Sean Frasier
Heavy metal photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses his upcoming photo book of corpse painted nude portraits, Daughters of Darkness.