Interviews

Sharp Tongues Of Hungry Animals: An Oral History of Christian Death’s ‘Only Theatre Of Pain’ On Its 40th Anniversary

March 24, 2022

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.

“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.

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: Anton Reisenegger (Criminal) Refuses/Resists On New Album ‘Sacrificio’

November 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Bryan Buchanan (Bound) Lures Us Into The Rabbit Hole

November 16, 2020

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

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

Heavy metal photographer Jeremy Saffer discusses his upcoming photo book of corpse painted nude portraits, Daughters of Darkness.

Album Premiere and Interview: Empress – ‘Premonition’

September 30, 2020

Vancouver post-metal project Empress achieves sonic catharsis on their debut LP, Premonition. Listen to the exclusive stream now.

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.

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: 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.