Video Premiere: Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – “Caustic Burns”
April 26, 2023 Addison Herron-Wheeler
Watch New Zealand-based proggy tech death gurus Blindfolded and Led to the Woods soundtrack a “David Lynch vs David Fincher” experience.
Track Premiere: DieHumane – “Epitaph”
March 10, 2023 Adem Tepedelen
If alt-doom isn’t a thing, Texas collective DieHumane may well have invented it on their new single, “Epitaph.”
Video Premiere: Arriver Carry on with “Only On”
January 26, 2023 Kevin Stewart-Panko
Check out the latest video from Chicago prog-doomsters Arriver!
Track Premiere: Ashen Horde – “The Courtesan”
November 21, 2022 Addison Herron-Wheeler
Today, progressive black metal crew Ashen Horde deliver “The Courtesan” from their latest record, Antimony, out January 23 via Transcending Obscurity and Decibel is stoked to fill your earholes with it.
Video Premiere: Spell – “Fever Dream”
October 19, 2022 Addison Herron-Wheeler
If you don’t have time to binge the new Rings of Power trilogy, get lost in the fantasy for just a few minutes with Spell‘s latest track and video, “Fever Dream.”
Track Premiere: Spacebag – “Circadian Nightmare”
August 25, 2021 Brad Sanders
Hear a new track from super shred collective Spacebag, featuring ex-Rorschach/ex-Kiss it Goodbye drummer Andrew Gormley.
Album Premiere: Ghostbound – ‘Extended Play For My Sweet Mary Thyme’
March 24, 2021 Sean Frasier
Set sail with Brooklyn’s Ghostbound on their newest nautical release, Extended Play For My Sweet Mary Thyme.
Album Premiere and Interview: Hinayana – ‘Death of the Cosmic’
August 27, 2020 Sean Frasier
Austin-based melodic death/doom dawnbringers Hinayana seek enlightenment in a brutalist hellscape on their Death of the Cosmic EP.
Primitive Origins: Blackwater Park’s ‘Dirt Box’
July 16, 2020 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Blackwater Park’s only release, 1972’s Dirt Box.
Video Premiere: TheNightTimeProject- “Embers”
June 4, 2020 J. Andrew
Decibel is happy to present the new video from TheNightTimeProject, featuring former members of Katatonia and current members of October Tide.
Blades of the Brotherhood: An Interview with Hyborian
February 11, 2020 Dean Brown
How Hyborian have managed to achieve the difficult-to-master balance of writing complex music within the confines of pretty traditional structures.
Progressive Bashers Lowcaster Issue New Album: “Flames Arise”
October 25, 2019 J. Andrew
San Fran’s Lowcaster brings a unique voice to the world of progressive heavy metal: crushing and powerful, but still connects on a deep emotional level.
Track Premiere: Vokonis – “AntlerQueen”
August 28, 2019 Sean Frasier
Swedish psychedelic spellcasters Vokonis worship at the riff-adorned throne of the “AntlerQueen.”
Primitive Origins: New Trolls’ “UT”
July 18, 2019 Greg Pratt
Re-examining New Trolls’ 1972 prog-rock odyssey UT.
Full Album Stream: Obsidian Sea – “Strangers”
March 20, 2019 Emily Bellino
Embark on a heavy-psych excursion with Obsidian Sea.
Track Premiere: Skryptor – ‘Raga’
March 19, 2019 Emily Bellino
Skryptor combine noise rock skronk with prog weirdness on “Raga.”
Decibel Contributor Roundtable: What band have you seen most live?
September 26, 2018 Sean Frasier
Decibel contributors share the bands they’ve seen on stage most, from sludge icons Eyehategod to metal juggernauts Lamb of God.
Track Premiere: Gyre – ‘Come to Carry On’
June 7, 2018 Emily Bellino
Stream a new song from prog power trio Gyre now.
Video Premiere: Persefone – ‘Living Waves’
March 7, 2017 Emily Bellino
Persefone have released a music video for “Living Waves,” featuring Paul Masvidal of Cynic.
Full Album Stream: Eye – ‘Vision and Ageless Light’
November 17, 2016 Emily Bellino
Eye‘s Vision and Ageless Light is a retro psychedelic prog throwback that pays homage to the past while keeping it fresh.
Dissona Take Prog To “Another Sky”
December 14, 2015 Daniel Lake
Chicago prog metal unit Dissona will soon release their second full-length scorcher Paleopneumatic. The album wormhole-hops through myriad styles and instrument combinatorial choices; the overall effect is a twisted journey through a musical landscape molded by dudes who really know their shit.
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…
Inside The Shredder’s Studio #7: André Foisy Of Locrian
July 24, 2013 Justin Norton
Locrian’s new album Return To Annihilation is one of the better records I’ve heard this year, and the praise keeps rolling in. We decided that it was a perfect time to invite frontman André Foisy to the shredder’s studio. He shared a list of eclectic infuences and might be the first shredder featured ever that…
Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Odela Exposes its Proggy Bits
April 12, 2013 Daniel Lake
Because every day another band records another song. Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck. Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm. Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days)…
Fate Brings Arch/Matheos Together Again
September 13, 2011 Adem Tepedelen
It’s big news in the metal world when an album (or EP, or whatever) arrives with John Arch’s vocals on it. His Bruce Dickinson-like tenor was a beacon in the mid-’80s U.S. metal scene when he fronted Fates Warning on their now-classic first three albums. After he left the band, however, he basically put music…