Progressive Metal

EP Premiere: Venomous — “Tribus”

February 24, 2021

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 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

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.

Enslaved Grace the Cover of Decibel’s May Issue

March 18, 2020

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

Decibel extracts the Top 5 Keytarists from Danny Estrin, frontman/keytarist of Australia-based progressive metallers Voyager. Strap one on…

Video Premiere: Black Passage – ‘The Veil’

January 2, 2020

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

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.

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.