Progressive Metal

Progressive Bashers Lowcaster Issue New Album: “Flames Arise”

October 25, 2019

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: 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.

Video Premiere: Apotheus – ‘Caves of Steel’

August 26, 2019

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

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

Prog Metal Futurists East of the Wall Reveal Non-Metal Influences

February 13, 2019

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

Sanctuary guitarist Lenny Rutledge pledges to continue band after death of singer Warrel Dane.

Track Premiere: Dark Helm – ‘Obey’

December 11, 2018

Hear a new song from Indian progressive groove metal crew Dark Helm now.

Full Album Stream: KOSM – “Cosmonaut”

November 15, 2018

Stream the new album from Canadian progressive outfit KOSM.

Scott Kelly: Mastodon’s Essential Collaborator

October 1, 2018

Scott Kelly has been a constant guest on each Mastodon album since Leviathan. Decibel compiled a cohesively-running playlist of those songs.

Full EP Stream: Chuggernaut – “Kodiak”

August 22, 2018

Chuggernaut stream new EP Kodiak and discuss its writing process.

Watch a New Clip from Green Carnation’s Live DVD

August 13, 2018

Watch an excerpt from Green Carnation‘s upcoming live DVD, Last Day of Darkness.

Gojira’s “From Mars to Sirius” Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

July 11, 2018

Gojira‘s landmark third album, From Mars to Sirius, is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Watch: Runescarred – ‘This is Mine’

May 17, 2018

Runescarred make a triumphant entrance with the video for “This is Mine.”

Exclusive Excerpt: Queensrÿche’s “Operation Mindcrime” Hall of Fame

May 3, 2018

Queensrÿche’s Operation: Mindcrime turns 30 today. Read an exclusive excerpt from its Hall of Fame induction.

Interview: Voivod Guitarist, Composer Daniel ‘Chewy’ Mongrain on Joining His Favorite Band

April 17, 2018

A lengthy interview with Voivod guitarist/composer Chewy, Piggy’s successor and longtime Voivod fan.

Rank & Defile: Ivar Bjørnson Orders Enslaved’s Albums from Worst to Best

February 15, 2018

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: Witherfall – ‘Portrait’

February 1, 2018

LA prog/power metal heroes release a new video from the opening track off Nocturnes and Requiems.