Mastery – Valis

Whether interpreted as a work of pretension or brilliance, Valis is an inarguably dense offering from San Franciscan one-man black metal project Mastery. An eighteen-minute opening track, song titles cryptic in both grammar and lexicon and the composer pseudonym of “Ephemeral Domignostika” all act as precursors to Valis’ improvisational black…

PHOTOS: Napalm Death, Exhumed, Iron Reagan, Black Crown Initiate—February 3rd, 2015 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

Grindcore legends Napalm Death teamed up with Voivod [not pictured], Exhumed, Iron Reagan, and Black Crown Initiate for one of the heaviest tours of the winter season. Several members of the Heavy Blog staff attended dates of this tour, even interviewing Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway, and resident photographer Maclyn Bean…

For Fans Of: ISIS

The most common feedback we get from our readers about this site and why they continue to follow us (aside from our dashing good looks, obviously) is that they come to us to find out about bands new and old they might have otherwise never been introduced to. We pride ourselves…