Maestus – Voir Dire

While retaining the listener’s interest is a prominent challenge throughout doom metal’s subgenres, this burden is much heavier for funeral doom. Whereas more traditional doom subgenres contain (relatively) shorter songs with more facets and drone doom can lean on trance-inducement as a crutch, funeral doom contains a risky combination of…

PHOTOS: Nightwish, Sabaton, Delain—April 18th, 2015 @ Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL & April 26th, 2015 @ Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

Hello, power metal fans! Making their way to your friendly neighborhood Heavy Blog are pictures of Delain, Sabaton, and Nightwish! We were lucky enough to catch two sold out shows in Chicago and Portland, courtesy of photographers Kyle Gaddo and Kara Pesznecker! Please enjoy the fabulous pictures of all three…

Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld’s Never were the way she was Is The Heaviest Unheavy Thing You’ll Hear This Year

You might think you understand the saxophone and the music and sounds it can produce. But really, unless you have ever listened to Colin Stetson, you’ve only heard a part of it. If traditional uses and playing of saxophone is the visible spectrum, then the work of Stetson is the sonic equivalent…

KLONE Celebrate New Album Release With Exclusive “Gone Up In Flames” Lyric Video

Fans of ethereal and melancholic prog acts as Katatonia and Anathema take note: French atmospheric rock outfit KLONE have released their aptly titled Here Comes The Sun April 27th through Klonosphere and Pelagic Records. To celebrate the release of the record, we are proud to premiere the lyric video for…

Polyphia Release Music Video For “Aviator”

Nu-prog darlings Polyphia have released a music video for their song ‘Aviator’ featuring ex-Born of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson. The song not only features him, but the video features him playing his solo in full in shots both separate from and with the band. If you want to see three solos in…