Interviews

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.

Decibel Q&A: Terence Hannum (Locrian) On His New Novella

August 8, 2016

Terence Hannum of Locrian talked to Decibel about his new novella Beneath The Remains.

The Deciblog Interview: Oliver Amberg

March 18, 2015

When Oliver Amberg was barely out of his teens he joined Celtic Frost as they started perhaps the most contentious shift in extreme metal history. But Amberg’s roots with the band stretch back several years; he was friends with bassist Dominic Steiner, who played on To Mega Therion (see the Hall Of Fame in our…

Metal Without Hats: When Voivod Did The Safety Dance

February 23, 2015

Men Without Hats were one of the biggest pop bands of the early to mid-80s. And “The Safety Dance” was one of the biggest songs of the decade, and continues to resonate. People never stopped doing “The Safety Dance.” Remixes show up every week, including a metal version (more about that below). The Saturday night…

Clobberin’ Time: Sick Of It All On The Evolution Of Mosh

November 24, 2014

This is the time of the year to acknowledge the things you’re thankful for. One of the things we’re very thankful for is that we’ve been alive to experience multiple Sick Of It All shows. SOIA has long exported their brands of New York City hardcore to the world – as well as their intensely…

Metal Yoga With André Foisy #5

October 6, 2014

André Foisy plays guitar in Locrian and is a certified yoga instructor who teaches in Chicago, including a monthly candlelit yoga event set to dark ambient metal. You can find his yoga teaching schedule and more information about him on his website, Facebook page, and you can find past instructional videos on his YouTube channel….

Pardon, Please: The Deciblog Interview With Lord Worm

August 25, 2014

Dan Greening — alias Lord Worm — is one of the few true mavericks in death metal. Worm is best known for his work with Cryptopsy; Decibel Hall Of Fame inductee None So Vile and potential inductee Blasphemy Made Flesh are genre classics. Worm’s work with Cryptopsy is inimitable; his lyrics are crazed poetry as…

Change Today? Turns 30

April 14, 2014

Pushing boundaries is taken for granted in extreme music. The review pages of Decibel are packed with bands that eschew convention in the hopes of creating something different. In the early 80s, hardcore punk and metal were ruled by dogma. T.S.O.L. was one of the standard bearers: Weathered Statues and Dance With Me were benchmarks…