progressive black metal
Full Album Premiere: Izthmi – ‘Leaving This World, Leaving it All Behind’
March 3, 2022 Adem Tepedelen
Seattle’s modern black metal quintet, Izthmi, invoke all the best parts of “progressive,” without the flutes.
Track Premiere: Vyrion – “Avalanche”
September 22, 2020 Dutch Pearce
Australian black metal quartet Vyrion merge abominable power and unstoppable force on “Avalanche,” from their impending new album, Nil.
Full Album Stream: Xenoglyph — “Mytharc”
April 15, 2020 Shawn Macomber
A wild progressive black metal transmission courtesy Xenoglyph, an anonymous band hailing, apparently, from planet Extremely Extreme.
Q&A: Øystein G. Brun’s Borknagar Are Truly North From Here
November 25, 2019 Chris Dick
Twenty-five years and 11 albums later, Norwegian progressive metallers Borknagar have found their true north on new album, True North. Founder Øystein G. Brun leads the way.
Long, Cold Winter: The Making of Enslaved’s ‘Frost’
January 29, 2019 Chris Dick
Read the entirety of Enslaved Decibel Hall of Fame for their groundbreaking sophomore LP, Frost.
Track Premiere: Infera Bruo – ‘Endnotes’
August 2, 2018 Emily Bellino
Stream a new song from progressive black metal legion Infera Bruo now.
Rank & Defile: Ivar Bjørnson Orders Enslaved’s Albums from Worst to Best
February 15, 2018 Decibel Magazine
In celebration of the start of the seventh incarnation of the Decibel Magazine Tour, Enslaved creative force Ivar Bjørnson ranks the band’s albums from worst to best.
Video Premiere: Sollertia – ‘Praying at the Chapel Perilous’
March 13, 2017 Emily Bellino
“Praying at the Chapel Perilous” is the promising debut song and video from dark metal band Sollertia (In The Woods, ex-Ad Inferna).
Remembering Drew Cook with Wild Hunt’s “Scroll and Urn”
May 18, 2015 Matt Solis
On April 21, 2015, the Bay Area metal scene—and the underground metal scene as a whole—lost a prolific and talented artist named Drew Cook, guitarist for Oakland-based bands Dimesland and Wild Hunt.
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…