Track Premiere: Mouths of Thieves – ‘Opium Trail’
April 4, 2019 Emily Bellino
Mouths of Thieves—featuring members of High on Fire, Yob and Poison Idea—release a cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Opium Trail.”
Photographer Alyssa Herrman Discusses New YOB Book
January 15, 2019 J. Bennett
Photographer Alyssa Herrman discusses her new YOB photo book.
Decibel Meter: Early Christmas Gifts to Yourself
December 21, 2018 Decibel Magazine
Make this your most-extreme Christmas ever.
Complete Beer List for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles Revealed
November 29, 2018 Albert Mudrian
Here are the 39 different beers that “Metal & Beer” ticket holders are entitled to sample this weekend in Los Angeles!
Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles is THIS WEEKEND; Tickets Still Available
November 28, 2018 Emily Bellino
Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles is THIS WEEKEND!
Set Times Announced for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles!
November 20, 2018 Albert Mudrian
Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angels kicks off is just over a week, which means it’s time to finalize travel plans and get your tickets. To aid in your planning, Saturday and Sunday set times are now available.
Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles is Only 6.66 Weeks Away! Plan Today!
October 16, 2018 Albert Mudrian
We are less than two months from our inaugural Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Do you have your travel plans set?
Godflesh Added to Final Lineup of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: LA, All Tickets On Sale Now
August 20, 2018 Albert Mudrian
Godflesh, Pounder and Wolf King complete the lineup for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Schedule announced and all ticket options officially on sale NOW.
“Early Bird” Ticket Sale for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: L.A. Ends MONDAY!
August 17, 2018 Albert Mudrian
This is your LAST CHANCE to get the Metal & Beer worm! Discounted early-bird tickets for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles are available now until Monday, August 20!
The Black Dahlia Murder, Khemmis & Trappist Added to Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles
July 16, 2018 Albert Mudrian
Early bird discounted weekend passes for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles are ON SALE NOW. Don’t miss out!
AVAILABLE NOW! Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Los Angeles Early Bird Tickets!
June 29, 2018 Albert Mudrian
Discounted full weekend passes – which include access to pours from the breweries all weekend – are available NOW!
Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: LOS ANGELES Announced, First Wave of Bands Revealed
June 25, 2018 Albert Mudrian
Headliners include thrash legends Testament, who will play a special set of both their classic “The New Order” and “The Gathering” records in full, along with the Tom Gabriel Fischer-led Triptykon performing a special all-Celtic Frost set.
For Those About to Squawk: Yob, Tomb Mold, Daggra
June 8, 2018 Blake Harrison
Our resident birdbrains pecks on new titles from Yob, Tomb Mold and Daggra.
Album Review: YOB – “Our Raw Heart”
June 4, 2018 Sean Frasier
YOB‘s Our Raw Heart is our Best New Noise.
YOB Grace the Cover of July’s Decibel
May 18, 2018 Albert Mudrian
We have a limited number of advance copies of the July issue of Decibel available now. Have at it!
Q&A: Austin Terror Fest Returns for Second Year
May 8, 2018 Emily Bellino
Austin Terror Fest organizers discuss the event’s second year, adding a bigger venue and diverse lineup curation.
5 Great Live Roadburn Albums
June 30, 2017 Emily Bellino
Converge, Godflesh, Neurosis and more have immortalized their Roadburn performances as live albums.
The Mental Tyrant: Snippets From My Life With Mental Illness
January 18, 2017 Justin Norton
Read about former Yob drummer Gabe Morley’s struggle with mental illness and homelessness and learn how you can help him secure stable housing.
30 Years of Neurosis: An Interview with Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till (and Friends!)
March 31, 2016 Matt Solis
Earlier this month, Neurosis took up residency at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom for an epic weekend of shows to commemorate their 30th anniversary. We caught up with vocalists/guitarists Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till to talk about the significance of the event.
C/D: Performance Art is Metal
July 9, 2015 Matt Solis
From Alice Cooper’s face paint and Iron Maiden’s elaborate stage sets to Watain’s demon-summoning rituals and Ghost’s hooded robes, heavy metal has always had a close relationship with “performance.” Substance comes first, without a doubt, but performance ain’t far behind. Dimmu Borgir dress up like Satanic carnival barkers. Glen Benton branded an upside-down crucifix into his forehead. Robb Flynn had that Insane Clown Posse hair during The Burning Red days. Simply put, the spectacle of creating extreme music seems to be one of its most potent aspects, and countless bands have used it to their advantage.
Talkin’ Prog with Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellson
April 6, 2015 Matt Solis
Enslaved recently wrapped up a month-long North American tour that saw them play several tunes off their latest album, In Times—another progressive masterpiece for the band’s impressive portfolio. We talked to vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson to find out what the band thinks about the “progressive” label and how that translates to their musical output. What does…
The Deciblog Interview: Tad Doyle
March 9, 2015 Justin Norton
Tad Doyle has preached the Gospel of heaviness for the better part of his life. His seminal band TAD was one of the first out of the gate in Seattle’s grunge movement and one of the earliest bands signed to the legendary Sub Pop label. Although they never achieved the massive crossover success of their…
STREAMING: Norska “Norska”
September 17, 2012 Chris Dick
According to Russian linguistic experts, appending the suffix “ka” to the end of a word is to mean it’s little or so small it’s cute.
Exclusive Video Premiere: Mike Scheidt’s “In Your Light”
May 21, 2012 Jeff Treppel
So for his first solo album, YOB mainman Mike Scheidt has gone the way of Wino and like 57 percent of Neurosis and decided to showcase his sensitive singer-songwriter side. This thing is unplugged all the way, and I would be lying if I said that it wasn’t the least extreme thing ever featured on…
Slobber On My YOB
August 11, 2011 Frank Lemke
Mike Scheidt, the Black Mastermind behind YOB, gives mass and weight to sound waves. And I’m pretty sure that defies one or two of the laws of physics, which means that he’s doing something supernatural. Which makes sense, because I’ve always considered YOB to be a sort of spiritual, transcendental experience. Not that I believe…
Studio Report: YOB
June 20, 2011 Jeanne Fury
Artist: YOB Title: ATMA Producer: Mike Scheidt Studio: Dogwood Recording, Eugene, OR Recording Dates: May 3 to 24 Release Date: Aug. 16, 2011 Label: Profound Lore YOB frontman Mike Scheidt has spent the past 10 minutes describing the new gear he’s rounded up for the band’s sixth album, titled ATMA. Having about as much expertise…