avant-garde

Video Premiere: Bassoon – “Cyclops”

October 26, 2023

No woodwinds, only mathy instrumental prog rock, in the new new Bassoon video, “Cyclops.”

THANTIFAXATH Return with ‘Hive Mind Narcosis’ on Decibel-Exclusive Gold Vinyl! Pre-Order NOW!

April 12, 2023

Nine years in the making, we have only 100 copies of Thantifaxath‘s long-awaited second album, Hive Mind Narcosis, on exclusive gold vinyl!

Video Premiere: Gematria – “The Elusive One”

November 22, 2022

New Jersey instrumental prog duo, Gematria, turn their new track, “The Elusive One” into a musical game piece.

Video Premiere: SYK – “The Hollow Mother”

March 11, 2022

Check out the new video from SYK, Italian practitioners of avant-garde extreme metal, a blend of clean vocals and deathy grooves.

Listen: Krallice Continue to Evolve on “Demonic Wealth”

March 8, 2021

NYC black metal outfit Krallice blaze a new path on Demonic Wealth.

Track Premiere: Azure Emote- “Loss”

January 23, 2020

On the new song, “Loss,” Azure Emote is quite simply experimental tech-death at its best: the ol’ razzle dazzle with a brain-scrambling twist!

Video Premiere: Mitochondrial Sun “Celestial Animal”

December 16, 2019

Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin reinvents himself in electronic project Mitochondrial Sun. Decibel premieres new song “Celestial Animal” off Sundin’s Argonauta Records debut.

Track Premiere: Dysrhythmia — “Twin Stalkers”

August 28, 2019

Underground Philadelphia progressive metal kings Dysrhythmia are launching a new mind-bending blitz and we’ve got the exclusive first salvo streaming now.

Album Premiere and Interview: Rainer Landfermann

June 17, 2019

Former Bethlehem vocalist Rainer Landfermann on his legendary Dictius te Necare vocals and his incendiary performance on his new solo LP, Mein Wort in Deiner Dunkelheit

Track Premiere: The Lord Weird Slough Feg – “New Organon”

May 9, 2019

Underground heavy metal heroes return with their first new LP in five years. Hear the title track now.

Full Album Stream: Yerûśelem – ‘The Sublime’

January 30, 2019

The members of Blut Aus Nord convene as Yerûśelem to give the world The Sublime.

Prophecy Productions Announce Full Lineup for Inaugural U.S. Festival

August 1, 2018

Prophecy Productions announce Alcest, Xasthur, Kayo Dot, Crowhurst and more for inaugural Prophecy Fest on November 2 and 3.

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.