For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Meshuggah, the Hellacopters and Satan

April 1, 2022

Our favorite birdbrain returns to distract you from the horrors of earth with the horrors of djent and old-school heavy metal and rock ‘n’ roll.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Rocky of Voivod

February 3, 2022

We caught up with Voivod bassist Dominic “Rocky” Laroche to find out what five heavy albums changed his life. To Morgoth! (Not the band!)

Feel the Heat: The Top 10 Songs About Burning

August 3, 2018

It’s August. It’s really hot outside. So hot that it BURNS. Burning is pretty metal though, right? So here’s ten great songs about burning!

The Top 10 Metal Songs Never Performed Live

August 8, 2017

We look at some of the best metal songs of all time… that have never been performed live.

5 Can’t Miss Sets At Chicago Open Air 2017

July 7, 2017

Make sure you stop by the Decibel Headbanger’s Bier Hall after checking out these extremely extreme sets at Chicago Open Air next weekend!

Hall of Fame Countdown: Meshuggah’s Destroy Erase Improve

June 27, 2017

1995’s Destroy Erase Improve was Meshuggah’s first complete statement.  It ushered in a new kind of technicality, one that is still being celebrated two decades later (not always in the most listenable ways).   Today, let’s breakdown the band’s breakthrough by counting down the songs on this Hall of Fame entry.

CONTEST: Ibanez Guitars is Giving Away a Pair of Tix to Each Night of the Megadeth/Meshuggah Tour!

June 5, 2017

Extremely extreme contest alert: Win tickets to see Megadeth and Meshuggah this June and July.

Tomas Haake of Meshuggah: Extended Interview

December 6, 2016

Here’s a near-full recounting of our conversation with drummer Tomas Haake (for the juiciest quotes, you’ll need to grab a copy of the magazine itself).  Here, he tells Decibel a bit more about the writing and recording process and describes some of the more technical aspects of touring and continuing to be relevant in 2016.

Vogg from Decapitated Talks About Meshuggah

October 25, 2016

We got lucky when we sought out voices to comment on Meshuggah‘s continued power and relevance – our search led to a conversation with tourmate Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka of Decapitated.

Meshuggah grace the cover of Decibel’s November issue. Advance copies available.

September 23, 2016

Our Meshuggah cover issue will hit newsstands at the end of the month, but you can always secure a copy right here.

Decibrity Playlist: “Best of” Meshuggah

March 29, 2012

Sure, Meshuggah releasing its seventh full-length on Tuesday was an event in and of itself. But what has gotten somewhat lost amidst the furor is that, for the quintet, this year marks a quarter century of polyrhythms, polymeters and, of course, polytours. To celebrate both achievements, we enlisted the help of some of the many…

Meshuggah – “Destroy Erase Improve”

November 18, 2006

Everyone remembers that one episode of The Osbournes some five years back where Ozzy’s ungrateful male sprog took it upon himself to use Meshuggah’s Destroy Erase Improve as a thrust and parry in the suburban war against his Beverly Hills neighbors.