Haavard (ex-Ulver) Talks His Turn to Folkish Black Metal; Stream New LP, ‘Haavard’ Now

November 10, 2022

Listen to Haavard ahead of its Friday release date and read an interview with the ex-Ulver guitarist the artist here.

Q&A: Håvard Jørgensen (Haavard) Photographs A New Acoustic Journey

September 12, 2022

Decibel talks to ex-Ulver/current Dold Vorde Ens Navn songmaster Håvard Jørgensen on his new journey as a solo artist with Haavard.

Track Premiere: DROTT – “The Marauders”

July 16, 2021

Enslaved’s Arve Isdal and Ulver’s Ivar Thormodsæter join forces with the jazz, post-rock, chamber music, folk, drone and ’70s prog sounds of DROTT

Track Premiere: Sagenland “Bladval”

December 28, 2020

Dutch black metal duo Sagenland premiere new track “Bladval” from their upcoming debut album Oale Groond. Only at Decibel!

Video Premiere: Ulver “Russian Doll”

February 14, 2020

Norwegian electronic music experimentalists Ulver debut new video, “Russian Doll.” Decibel dances with the devil in this controversial video.

10 Great Albums for Autumn

September 20, 2019

Enter an eternal autumn of moors and misty fields, walk through blackwater parks of rain without end, and look to the October rust as night shades descend.

Ulver Announce First-Ever United States Show

October 1, 2018

Ulver have their sights set on the United States in 2019.

Laugh Tracks: Jessa Reed

April 20, 2018

Extremely non-metal comedian Jessa Reed gives her take on extremely extreme songs from Ulver, Cryptopsy, Slipknot and more.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Ulver’s “Perdition City”

September 19, 2016

Ulver traded their wolves’ skin for electronica and trip-hop 16 years ago. Are you over it yet?

Can Norway’s Black Metal Pioneers Escape their Extreme Roots?

June 1, 2016

Emperor‘s Ihsahn, Ulver‘s Garm and Darkthrone’s Fenriz venture beyond the genre’s confines.


WOLVES EVOLVE: A Conversation with Ulver’s Kristoffer Rygg

April 27, 2016

“Everything is permitted.” Considering that’s Norwegian experimental collective Ulver‘s genre description, hindsight confirms it’s no surprise they strayed so dramatically from the black metal that shaped their earliest albums. Following the release of their 13th LP, vocalist Kristoffer Rygg shares his thoughts on the band’s evolution and his own artistic journey.


August 3, 2015

One Last Bitter Retreat
dB Rating: 8/10

Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver) interviewed

July 17, 2013

** It’s been an age since Ulver have had anything to do with metal. Yet, somehow, Ulver, like others who departed from the dome of metal, have managed to capture our minds and hearts. Musically speaking, Ulver have very little business on the Deciblog—all things being fair—yet here they are, connected via an ability to…

Paging Erik Olivier Lancelot (aka AiwarikiaR). Mr. Lancelot, Are You There?

April 1, 2013

Brilliant things happen in the age of the Internet. Like former Pestilence drummer Marco Foddis Googling himself and finding our “in search of Marco Foddis post” so we could induct Pestilence’s storied Consuming Impulse album into the Hall of Fame. The issue in which Foddis features is available HERE for the doubters out there. Now,…

M. Lehto (October Falls) interviewed

January 7, 2011

You write long songs. At what point do you go, “OK, I’m done. The song is complete.”? M. Lehto: A Collapse of Faith and also the previous album The Womb of Primordial Nature have long songs on them, no question about it. It’s something that worked for me naturally as I usually like to make…