Interviews

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…

Kyuss Lives! & The Sword: Interviews From The Road

September 29, 2011

09/23/2011, Terminal 5, NYC Is this exciting, or what? Seeing Queens perform their self-titled was cool, but I never, ever thought I’d get to see Kyuss…or, uh, anything like Kyuss, either. When I found out about the NY date, as Decibel’s self-appointed toke-master general, I felt it was my duty to attend. In addition, I…