avant-garde

Video Premiere: Stern – ‘Missive: Sister Ships’

July 10, 2018

Members of Kayo Dot and Time of Orchids make bizarre “pop” in Stern.

Q&A: Nightmarer Guitarist Simon Hawemann Digs Dissonance

April 30, 2018

Nightmarer’s Simon Hawemann speaks to Decibel about new album, Cacophony of Terror.

Video Premiere: The Soundbyte – ‘Solitary’

June 19, 2017

Watch a new video from The Soundbyte, featuring former The Third and the Mortal guitarist Trond Engum.

Track Premiere: Fjoergyn Debut Video for ‘Lucifer Es’

February 17, 2017

Avant-garde black metal outfit Fjoergyn have unveiled a video for the title track off their upcoming record, Lucifer Es. 

Get Diagnosed with the Avant-garde in this Virus Premiere

April 19, 2016

Virus doesn’t have any circus music or kazoos, just brooding, skin-crawling metal/rock from ex-members of Ved Buens Ende and other similarly weird entities. 

Start the Week Weird: Schammasch Video Premiere from 3-Disc “Triangle”

April 11, 2016

Triangle by the numbers: 100+ minutes, third album, three parts, two visual artists, one video premiere. 

UFOMAMMUT post video teaser for “ORO: Opus Alter”

July 9, 2012

Italian doom trio Ufomammut have released a video teaser for forthcoming album Opus Alter, out 18 September through Neurot. Opus Alter is the second half of Ufomammut’s ORO series. Its predecessor, Opus Primum, dropped in April, and was a lush dizzying headtrip of psychedelic guitars, space rock ambience all darkened by the unspoken threat of…

Now stream this: AELTER “Dusk-Dawn/Follow You Beloved”, beat-relieved doom/drone from Wolvserpent’s Blake Green

December 2, 2011

Aelter is a solo project of Blake Green, guitarist/vocalist for Idaho drone/doom duo Wolvserpent. When joined by partner-in-crime, drummer/violinist Brittany McConnell, Green’s work with Wolvserpent (formerly known as PussyGutt) marks its territory across the dividing range that separates riff-orientated doom rock/metal with its abstract spiritual kin, drone. Anyone who has been lucky enough to catch…

NOW STREAMING: GNAW THEIR TONGUES Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus

October 21, 2011

While it’s unhealthy to try drill into a rich seam of depression and self-loathing, mine it and milk it then wallow in it, sometimes those sort of dark moods are just unavoidable. For nigh-on six years, Gnaw Their Tongues, a solo project of Dutch polymath Mories, has deconstructed black metal, adding avant-industrial elements and haunting…

Doom fans: get weirded out by Obake’s shapeshifting debut

September 23, 2011

Obake’s self-titled debut is a worthy soundtrack to finishing off a nightcap on such evenings when you’re expecting some gnarly spectral giant to visit mid-dream and inform you in disembodied tones of some uncomfortable truths, or deliver a prophecy on your soon-to-be-doomed future. Sure, when the opening riff to “Human Genome Project” kicks in, Obake…