Trad Metal

Track Premiere: Hear INTRANCED’s Traditional Metal Fire (ft. James-Paul Luna of Holy Grail)

September 9, 2022

Holy Grail vocalist James-Paul Luna brings his skyscraping range and luscious locks to his new band, Intranced.

Video Premiere: Sonja – “Nylon Nights”

August 11, 2022

Watch former Absu guitarist, Melissa Moore, fronting her new trad metal power trio Sonja.

Full Split 7″ Premiere: Razör Förge/Chaoshorde

May 10, 2022

Hear Razör Förge and Chaoshorde get medieval on their new Vicious Witch Records split.

Video Premiere: Dark Meditation – “Haunt of Fear”

December 21, 2021

Hear Seattle’s Dark Meditation invoke the spirits of black metal’s past with their gothic trad metal.

Full Album Stream: Nekromant – “Temple of Haal”

December 2, 2021

Swedish power trio Nekromant unveil a rambunctious third album with nods to the trad metal greats—from Thin Lizzy to Maiden to Priest.

Premiere: Morgul Blade Lifts Their Sword On High On New Single “The Morgul Blade”

October 25, 2021

Philly trad metallers Morgul Blade bring a healthy dose of old-school black metal on debut full-length. Raise “The Morgul Blade” only on Decibel!

Track Premiere: Malison – ‘Reborn’

June 11, 2021

Malison are reborn on their sophomore album, Death’s Embrace.

The Lazarus Pit: Torch’s ‘Electrikiss’

May 20, 2021

Looking back on Torch‘s 1984 album Electrikiss, outrageous cover and all.

Album Premiere and Interview: Blood Star – ‘The Fear’

May 20, 2020

Wish upon a Blood Star and bask in the light of a new white-hot trad metal project from Visigoth guitarist Jamison Palmer. Listen to The Fear now.

Track Premiere: Natur- “Afternoon Nightmare”

March 13, 2020

Natur‘s “Afternoon Nightmare is a a rip-roaring good time for fans of glorious no-nonsense heavy metal: riffs, solos, the whole 666 yards.

Track Premiere: Ian Blurton – “Seven Bells”

May 8, 2019

Canadian songwriter and recording veteran Ian Blurton shares another burner from his volcanic solo album Signals Through the Flame with trad metal delight “Seven Bells..”

Haunt Stream New Song ‘Defender’

February 19, 2019

Hear a brand new song from American traditional heavy metal rising stars Haunt.

Track Premiere: Icarus Witch – ‘Misfortune Teller’

September 18, 2018

Trad metal warriors Icarus Witch emerge triumphant with new song “Misfortune Teller.”

Watch: Runescarred – ‘This is Mine’

May 17, 2018

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

Interview & Album Stream: King Witch – “Under the Mountain”

March 19, 2018

Scottish heavy metal powerhouse King Witch discuss their new album, Under the Mountain.

Track Premiere: Audrey Horne – ‘This is War’

November 16, 2017

Audrey Horne‘s new song is an arena-ready hard rock/trad metal jam. Listen now!

Track Premiere: Highrider – ‘Batteries’

September 12, 2017

Highrider are charged up on heavy metal and punk rock on new single “Batteries.”

Exhumed’s Matt Harvey talks new trad metal project Pounder

June 22, 2017

We caught up with Pounder’s Matt Harvey to talk about how his new trad metal project is really more similar to his extreme metal bands than you might think.

NEW DAMIEN BLACK RELEASE BRINGS EARLY ’90S TRAD/PROG METAL TO 2016

July 21, 2016

You probably didn’t hear traditional metal powerhouse Damien Black in 1992, so, here’s a second chance.