Q&A

Q&A: Tom Gabriel Fischer on Triumph Of Death and Martin Ain’s Legacy

September 25, 2019

Tom Fischer eventually rediscovered how much he loved the music of Hellhammer and became fixated on finding a way to play it again respectfully. He speaks to Decibel about how it happened and what’s next. 

Video Premiere: L’Acéphale’s “Sovereignty”

March 6, 2019

Watch a new video from avant-garde black metal practitioner L’Acéphale and read a lengthy new interview.

Q&A: Michael Gira on new Swans, performing solo and creativity

December 19, 2018

Michael Gira discusses Swans, his solo career, the impact of social media and more.

Q&A: Soft Kill’s Tobias Grave on addiction, redemption through fatherhood and “Savior”

May 11, 2018

Soft Kill main man discusses addiction, sobriety, the birth of his son and new album Savior.

Q&A and Track Premiere: Leila Abdul-Rauf on “Diminution”

March 16, 2018

Leila Abdul-Rauf is well known to Decibel readers for her exemplary work with bands including Vastum, Cardinal Wyrm, Hammers Of Misfortune and others. The multi-instrumentalist is also busy composing her own music, which often veers in unpredictable directions. Her upcoming album Diminution, the followup to the 2015 release Insomnia, draws on Abdul-Rauf’s feelings about the collapse of the…

Extreme Reading: An Interview with Author Dean Swinford

August 14, 2017

Read an interview with extremely extreme author Dean Swinford on his new book, Death Metal Epic: Book II: Goat Song Sacrifice now!

Conflict is Inevitable: An Interview with Moral Void

August 10, 2017

Unhinged blackened hardcore trio Moral Void have an explosive debut record with Deprive. Delve further into the madness.

The Colossus of Destiny: A Conversation With the Melvins Movie Director

August 9, 2017

Musical rulebreakers Melvins are starring in a new documentary, The Colossus of Destiny . Read an exclusive interview with the film’s director!

Q&A: Filmmaker Sam Dunn On His Virtual Reality Wacken Film

June 1, 2017

Filmmaker Sam Dunn talks to us about his new Wacken documentary filmed in virtual reality.

Q&A: Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach On ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ & Killswitch Engage Beer

May 4, 2017

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach talks to Decibel about the fifteen-year anniversary of Alive or Just Breathing and Killswitch’s new beer collaboration with Cigar City Brewing. 

Decibel Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian Interviewed On Fathoming Heavy Podcast

May 4, 2017

Decibel Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian appeared on Fathoming Heavy podcast to talk about The Decibel Tour, Choosing Death and more. 

Q&A: Edward Banchs, author of “Heavy Metal Africa”

February 13, 2017

Decibel talks to the author of the excellent new book Heavy Metal Africa

Q&A: East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys) on Trump, The Internet And His Revolutionary Guitar Sound

November 21, 2016

Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray sat down for a rare interview with Decibel and discussed Trump, his inimitable guitar style and how the Internet breeds fascism.