For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Candlemass and In the Woods…
November 11, 2022 Blake Harrison
Our favorite birdbrain returns with a pair of releases from underground vets moving in decidedly different directions.
Track Premiere: Fell Ruin – “The Burning Spire”
October 13, 2022 Adem Tepedelen
Hear Detroit doom obsessed death dealers Fell Ruin get gloomy on new track.
Album Premiere: Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster – ‘The World Inside’
August 18, 2021 Sean Frasier
Progressive heavies Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster offer a treacherous post-rock expedition with The World Inside.
Sculptured Release First New Music in 13 Years, Announce ‘The Liminal Phase’ LP
June 23, 2021 Jon Rosenthal
Hear “The Ordeal of Undecidability” and read a lengthy interview with Sculptured frontman Don Anderson about the return of the Northwest progressive metal heroes.
Prog Metallers Iotunn Choose 5 Places That Inspired Their Music
June 14, 2021 Chris Dick
Nordic progressive metallers Iotunn list their favorite spots in nature for introspection and inspiration on new album, Access All Worlds.
Q&A: John Petrucci Talks Two Decades Between Liquid Tension Experiment Albums
May 3, 2021 Chris Dick
Decibel joins forces with John Petrucci for quick round on the return of Liquid Tension Experiment and their new album, Liquid Tension Experiment 3.
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.
Full Album Stream: Aversed – “Impermanent”
March 15, 2021 Emily Bellino
Aversed debut their new album, Impermanent.
EP Premiere: Venomous — “Tribus”
February 24, 2021 Shawn Macomber
Rising Brazilian melodic death metallers Venomous aren’t about to stay in their subgenre lane for this diverse, killer new EP.
Cynic Bassist Sean Malone Dies at 50
December 10, 2020 Decibel Magazine
Decibel sends our deepest condolences to his family, friends, bandmates and countless fans around the world. Rest in power, Sean.
Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) Offers Empathy & Unity In Uncertain Times
October 5, 2020 Decibel Magazine
Oceans of Slumber frontwoman Cammie Gilbert offers wise words of empathy and unity as a woman of color in a white, male-dominated scene. She is a metalhead like all of us.
Video Premiere: Rusty Eye – ‘Can’t Wait to Go to Hell’
September 17, 2020 Emily Bellino
Rusty Eye “Can’t Wait to Go to Hell” on new single.
Enslaved Grace the Cover of Decibel’s May Issue
March 18, 2020 Albert Mudrian
We have a limited number of advance copies of the May issue of Decibel, featuring an exclusive Cirith Ungol flexi disc, available now. Don’t blow it.
Danny Estrin’s (Voyager) Top 5 Keytarists
March 16, 2020 Chris Dick
Decibel extracts the Top 5 Keytarists from Danny Estrin, frontman/keytarist of Australia-based progressive metallers Voyager. Strap one on…
Video Premiere: Tillian – ‘Frozen Sun’
January 20, 2020 Emily Bellino
Watch a new video from Israeli progressive metal unit Tillian.
Video Premiere: Runescarred – ‘Poison Oasis’
January 17, 2020 Emily Bellino
Watch a new video from Texas prog-dealers Runescarred.
Video Premiere: Black Passage – ‘The Veil’
January 2, 2020 Bradley Zorgdrager
Black Passage pull back “The Veil” on their boundaryless post-everything metal with a video for a song of the same name.
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.
Full Album Stream: The Night Watch – “An Embarrassment of Riches”
November 14, 2019 Bradley Zorgdrager
The Night Watch provide a treasure trove of instrumental music.
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.
Dysrhythmia Defy Expectations on “Terminal Threshold”
October 7, 2019 Emily Bellino
Dysrhythmia take you to progressive metal nirvana with new album Terminal Threshold.
Track Premiere: Dysrhythmia — “Twin Stalkers”
August 28, 2019 Shawn Macomber
Underground Philadelphia progressive metal kings Dysrhythmia are launching a new mind-bending blitz and we’ve got the exclusive first salvo streaming now.
Video Premiere: Apotheus – ‘Caves of Steel’
August 26, 2019 Decibel Magazine
Portuguese progressive metallers Apotheus expose the “horrors and injustices of this world” in their latest video, “Caves of Steel.”
Album Premiere and Interview: Rainer Landfermann
June 17, 2019 Jon Rosenthal
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
Video Premiere: East of the Wall – ‘Tell Them I’m Sorry’
April 9, 2019 Emily Bellino
Watch a new video from progressive metal unit East of the Wall.
Track Premiere: Lord Dying – ‘Freed From the Pressures of Time’
March 28, 2019 Emily Bellino
Lord Dying go full progressive.
Album Review: East of the Wall – “NP-Complete”
March 18, 2019 Jeff Treppel
East of the Wall try something new on NP-Complete.
Prog Metal Futurists East of the Wall Reveal Non-Metal Influences
February 13, 2019 Shawn Macomber
New Jersey’s rising prog metal force East of the Wall talk transforming non-metal influences into heaviness-multipliers.
Q&A: Lenny Rutledge Soldiers Sanctuary Onward
December 17, 2018 Chris Dick
Sanctuary guitarist Lenny Rutledge pledges to continue band after death of singer Warrel Dane.
Video Premiere: Ghost Ship Octavius – ‘Edge of Time’
December 14, 2018 Emily Bellino
Hear a new song from progressive metal crew Ghost Ship Octavius.