Q&A: Paul Masvidal Explores The Renewel Of Æon Spoke (Aeon Spoke)
May 9, 2022 Chris Dick
Paul Masvidal (Cynic) finds rebirth in the Season of Mist reissue of the final Æon Spoke (Aeon Spoke) full-length.
Q&A: Udo Dirkschneider on ‘Game Over,’ Set Lists and Pandemic Touring
November 9, 2021 Justin Norton
Metal institution and U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider talks about his record and how it’s a challenge to cobble a set list together from a catalog of classics.
Q&A: Alexander von Meilenwald (The Ruins Of Beverast) Hides Between Mystical Spaces
July 12, 2021 Chris Dick
The Ruins Of Beverast mastermind Alexander von Meilenwald provides a mystical, mysterious GPS to latest album, The Thule Grimoires.
Q&A: Eric Daniels & Twan van Geel (Soulburn) Rewrite Flood Myths Anew On “Noa’s D’ark”
February 1, 2021 Chris Dick
Eric Daniels and Twan van Geel of Soulburn fame open the flood gates to a new era on Noa’s D’ark. Hail Dutch death metal!
Q&A: Bryan Buchanan (Bound) Lures Us Into The Rabbit Hole
November 16, 2020 Chris Dick
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.
Q&A: Tobias Grave (Soft Kill) Gives Portland’s Dead Kids A Voice
November 9, 2020 Chris Dick
Tobias Grave sheds welcome light on the darker recesses of Soft Kill and home city Portland with new interview for Dead Kids, R.I.P. City.
Q&A: Ken Sorceron On New Chapters & Pushing Forward With Abigail Williams
January 20, 2020 Chris Dick
Now officially a solo project Abigail Williams gets its wings on new album, Walk Beyond the Dark. Decibel chats with Ken Sorceron.
Q&A: Tom Gabriel Fischer on Triumph Of Death and Martin Ain’s Legacy
September 25, 2019 Justin Norton
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.
Q&A: London May On His New Black Metal Comedy “Brutal Realty, Inc.” and What Hardcore Taught Him
July 19, 2019 Justin Norton
Former DC hardcore hero London May on his new “black metal comedy” Brutal Realty, Inc.
Video Premiere: L’Acéphale’s “Sovereignty”
March 6, 2019 Jon Rosenthal
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 Justin Norton
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 Justin Norton
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 Justin Norton
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…
Q&A: Hardcore Legends Dag Nasty On Friendship, Full Circle Experiences and New Music
December 15, 2017 Justin Norton
Dag Nasty give a new interview on friendship, bringing things full circle and a new album.
Extreme Reading: An Interview with Author Dean Swinford
August 14, 2017 James Basile
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 Neill Jameson
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 Emily Bellino
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 Justin Norton
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 Emily Bellino
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 Emily Bellino
Decibel Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian appeared on Fathoming Heavy podcast to talk about The Decibel Tour, Choosing Death and more.
A Conversation With Nightbringer (Full Interview)
April 12, 2017 Jesse Chase
Read a full interview from USBM titans Nightbringer.
Q&A: Edward Banchs, author of “Heavy Metal Africa”
February 13, 2017 Justin Norton
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 Justin Norton
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.