Q&A: Håvard Jørgensen (Haavard) Photographs A New Acoustic Journey
September 12, 2022 Chris Dick
Decibel talks to ex-Ulver/current Dold Vorde Ens Navn songmaster Håvard Jørgensen on his new journey as a solo artist with Haavard.
Unreqvited Guides You as Night Falls
December 6, 2019 J. Andrew
Unreqvited are uniquely talented at keeping their influences intact while still merging them into a cohesive force of blackened melancholy.
Inaugural US Version of Prophecy Fest to Take Place This Weekend
October 30, 2018 Emily Bellino
Prophecy Fest lands on US soil this weekend.
Prophecy Productions Announce Full Lineup for Inaugural U.S. Festival
August 1, 2018 Emily Bellino
Prophecy Productions announce Alcest, Xasthur, Kayo Dot, Crowhurst and more for inaugural Prophecy Fest on November 2 and 3.
Q&A: Soror Dolorosa’s Andy Julia Gets Post-Punk’d
December 4, 2017 Chris Dick
Soror Dolorosa’s Andy Julia talks travel, black metal, and new album Apollo
Full Album Stream: Katla – “Móðurástin”
October 25, 2017 Emily Bellino
Stream the new album from Katla.
Track Premiere: Fornhem – ‘Úrdjupets Svärta’
August 18, 2017 Emily Bellino
Stream a new song from Swedish black metal duo Fornhem now!
Full Album Stream: Sun Of The Sleepless – ‘To The Elements’
July 19, 2017 Emily Bellino
Stream Sun of the Sleepless‘ new record, To The Elements, the first new music from the band since 2004, now.
Mechanical Ghosts & Bunker Air, A Q&A Valborg’s Christian Kolf
July 3, 2017 Chris Dick
There are musical surprises. And then there are musical surprises. Valborg aren’t an easy band to peg. The band from Bonn, Germany have tried the patience of categorization from their inception in 2002. Valborg’s debut album, Glorification of Pain, continues to stupefy, confound, and amaze. That was eight years ago. Since Glorification of Pain, the Germans have made five more stunning, left-of-center albums, the latest of which is the brutal brain scratcher, Endstrand.
Unmasked But Not Demystified, A Q&A With Farsot’s III.XXIII & X.XIX
June 12, 2017 Chris Dick
The last time we talked to Farsot, bassist/keyboardist v.03/170 was fielding our inquiries into the band’s inner workings. The Germans had just released their second album, 2011’s stupendous Insects, and we here at Decibel were obsessed with what made the landmark effort tick. Now, seven years later, we inquire about album of the year contender (my opinion, natch) in Fail-Lure.
Full Album Stream: Valborg – ‘Endstrand’
April 5, 2017 Emily Bellino
Valborg continue to experiment with their brand of progressive death/doom on their new album, Endstrand.
Video Premiere: 1476 – ‘Winter of Winds’
March 10, 2017 Emily Bellino
Salem’s 1476 have continued to grow their sound and image, reflected in the video for “Winter of Winds.”
January 3, 2017 Chris Dick
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning
dB rating: 9/10
Full Album Stream: Lotus Thief – ‘Gramarye’
September 16, 2016 Emily Bellino
Lotus Thief‘s Gramarye is a beautiful album that draws from some of history’s most renowned texts to create an atmospheric journey through time. Listen to it in full now.