Occult rock

Q&A: Jinx Dawson On The Return Of Coven and Spirituality In a Dogmatic Age

April 17, 2017

Jinx Dawson gave us an exclusive Q&A on the return of Coven, scheduled for Roadburn later this week.

Track-by-Track Breakdown: Albez Duz – ‘Wings of Tzinacan’

November 21, 2016

Occult rockers Albez Duz take us through their album, Wings of Tzinacan, track by track.

Track Premiere: Albez Duz – “Sacred Flame”

September 23, 2016

Albez Duz is back and serving up ten minutes of occult doom on “Sacred Flame.”

Welcome to the Stream of Castle’s ‘Welcome to the Graveyard’

July 12, 2016

Canadian road warriors Castle are too busy touring and recording awesome doom rock to watch that shitty TV show you’re thinking of.

Aluk Todolo Song Premiere

January 5, 2016

Since the release of Aluk Todolo’s 2012 album (Occult Rock, natch), the band have been burrowing further into their sound, and now, on the eve of the release of fourth full-length Voix, they treat us to a preview of their rhythmic, dissonant approach.

Lucifer

June 22, 2015

Lucifer I
New partner, same dance, better result
dB Rating: 9/10

Season Of The Witch: The Ideas Behind Metal’s Occult Revival

January 12, 2015

Any astute follower of metal in the past five years has likely noticed a huge uptick in the number of bands with a proto-70s sound and occult themes: The Devil’s Blood, Sabbath Assembly, Blood Ceremony and The Oath. A few of these bands have been on Decibel’s cover: In Solitude and Ghost B.C. (twice). While…

STREAMING: Bloody Hammers — “Black Magic”

December 12, 2012

It looks like “occult rock” (i.e. heavier music with discernible song structures and radio potential) isn’t going away in 2013. We’re not sure if we were swayed by necromancy or the fact that there’s a naked lady on the cover (likely the latter) but we’re streaming an exclusive premiere of the track “Black Magic” by…