Paradise Lost Vocalist Nick Holmes on Doom, Dirge, “Obsidian,” and Horror (Interview)
We chat at length with Nick Holmes, vocalist of legendary doom metal outfit Paradise Lost, about their 16th full-length "Obsidian" album out tomorrow, plus so much more.
Dark Rock in the Sky: Secrets of the Moon’s “Black House” (Michael Zech Interview + Album Premiere)
German gothic rock band Secrets of the Moon have enjoyed a storied history that now culminates in a monumental seventh full-length "Black House" -- check out an early full stream plus our in-depth interview with guitarist Michael Zech.
Cirith Ungol; or, The Champions of Heavy Metal’s Unwavering Spirit (Full Band Interview)
We conducted an extensive full-band interview with Cirith Ungol whose first full-length in 29 years (yes, you read that right) hits shelves tomorrow. It's called "Forever Black," and heavy metal doesn't get much more ultimate than this.
Bathory’s “Hammerheart” Still Fills Our Viking Hearts 30 Years Later
Bathory's legendary foray into the new sounds of viking metal made waves which still ripple nearly a third of a century later. Here's some history and personal reflection on what "Hammerheart" would come to be, and mean.
Pressing Forward: My Dying Bride’s Aaron Stainthorpe Talks “The Ghost of Orion” and the Trials of Life
We enjoyed a lengthy, in-depth, and personal exchange with My Dying Bride frontman Aaron Stainthorpe. The band's latest album "The Ghost of Orion" hits shelves today -- we asked all about it and much more.
GosT-ly Horror: Darksynth Master James Lollar Talks Metal, Movies, and More
We exchanged with darksynth project GosT's mastermind James Lollar to dig into what makes this metal-adjacent genre tick, and how one artist at its forefront helps create (and define) it.
Brian Posehn Talks “Grandpa Metal,” Being Killed in a Rob Zombie Film, and Fuckin’ Slayer (Interview)
We had the honor of exchanging with Brian Posehn, the jack-of-all-trades entertainer and artist, about his new album "Grandpa Metal" featuring everyone from Scott Ian to Corey Taylor to goddamn Weird Al Yankovic.
Professions of Midnight: You Can’t Stop Steel, You Can’t Stop “Rebirth by Blasphemy” (Interview)
We chat up Athenar of Ohio thrash/speed outfit Midnight -- the band's latest release, out tomorrow, pays sinister homage to all that rips and roars.
Joseph Aprill’s Top Albums of 2019
An Invisible Oranges newcomer reflects on his return to writing in his first year-end list.
Decibel’s Albert Mudrian Talks Magazine’s Ever-Popularizing Metal + Beer Fest (LA Edition is this Friday, Saturday)
We caught up with the Decibel Magazine editor-in-chief to explore the ins and outs of arranging the now two-city Decibel Metal & Beer Fest -- the LA edition is at The Observatory this weekend, Philly edition coming April 2020.