These posts are written by: Colin Kauffman

Promises Kept: How Oathbreaker Have Raised The Bar for Post-Black Metal

Today’s musical landscape moves and changes faster than ever before, aided largely by the internet and social media. As such, new genres of music evolve at a far more rapid pace than they ever did in the pre-internet Dark Times. Post-black metal is one such relatively young and nascent genre, and it’s already seen a significant amount of creative innovation and commercial success.

Candiria – While They Were Sleeping

Brooklyn, New York’s genre-defying act Candiria have been away for a while, their last album being the 2009’s Kiss The Lie. Far from resting on their laurels in the interim, however, the band have been busy, with several lineup changes, as well as playing their first live show in NYC in a decade at Webster Hall in January of 2015. Now, in late 2016, we finally have the latest release from the band, While They Were Sleeping, in our hands, and despite a couple of small missteps, it was well worth the long wait.

PREMIERE: Listen to Wvrm’s new track Sleep Paralysis

Greenville, South Carolina’s Wvrm are one of the rising stars of American Grind, with 2014’s Swarm Sound being a highlight of the genre that year, a fantastic record that blended grindcore with noise, doom and sludge elements. Now, in 2016, the band are preparing for the release of their new album, entitled Heartache, and Heavy Blog has the privilege of premiering their new song, “Sleep Paralysis”. Blurring the line between grind and doom, the track is over five minutes of unapologetic heaviness that doesn’t let up for a moment. Head on down below for your first, jarring taste of what these guys have planned for us this year.