Get Horizontal Tonight To This New GRAND LORD HIGH MASTER Banger, “Flexxx”

The observant among you may find something familiar about LA’s up and coming hardcore firebrands Grand Lord High Master and their new song “Flexxx”; it actually made its debut over the holiday season as a part of our annual Heavy Comp Is Heavy compilation. In case you missed it, we’ve got its “official” premiere today before the album’s release this spring. Truthfully, “Flexxx” is a song so nice, we just had to debut it twice.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Drone On With Twinesuns’ “System Regained”

A few weeks ago, we reviewed a unique album; The Empire Never Ended by Twinesuns is an evocative and darkly looming drone album, a sort of mix between Earth and a faint, urban nightmare. Melding loud guitars, rich synths and voluminous static, The Empire Never Ended is a distinct and special work of drone metal. It’s also quite good which is why we’re very happy to be premiering “System Regained” off of said album. The track perfectly encapsulates the tensions and textures of the release, containing several layers of instruments which border the line between “thundering” and “insidious”. Head on down below and make sure to adjust your volume accordingly; you don’t want to be blowing out any windows or driving passersby insane.

EXCLUSIVE: Caricature Premieres New Video For “Man Of Science”

Massachusetts prog metal band Caricature — who you may remember as the band who previously dedicated an entire half hour epic to a special feline friend this year — have just released their new EP Unborn earlier this month. Featuring past and present members of Heavy Blog favorites System Divide, Binary Code, and Last Chance To Reason, it’s a melodic groove-minded record for fans of acts such as Gojira, Periphery, and Devin Townsend Project. Expect propulsive songwriting and a plethora of soaring, memorable choruses.

EXCLUSIVE: Avant Garde Project The DRX Streams New Album, Throughout Within

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Romans finds himself among a revolving collective of musicians from the likes of Psalm Zero, Kayo Dot, and others under his flagship outlet The DRX, which, as you could imagine given its pedigree and the company it keeps, is a bizarre and ethereal project that is equally beautiful and thought provoking as it is obtuse and hideous. Through dense tracks packed with earthy guitars, mournful synths, and live orchestrations featuring an array of horns and strings, Roman explores a musical conceptual space occupied by the best of avant garde rock past and present, from Mr. Bungle to contemporaries Kayo Dot, on latest offering Throughout Within.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIRE: Dive Into Heid’s Core With A New Video For “Alba”

Last week, we told you at length about Heid and their Alba, a moving blackened death/folk album which uniquely relies on Iberian mythology and folklore for its thematic roots. Today, we’re exceedingly proud to premiere a music video for the title track from that album. As we said in the review, it’s one of the best tracks to start from if you seek an understanding of what makes the band tick. From the powerful vocals, through the well crafted violin parts and all the way to the melodeath riffs, “Alba” is a perfect mix of everything Heid are trying to achieve on the album. The video focuses on the band performing but intersperses those images with landscape and, mostly, psychedelic characters resplendent in colorful, almost neon, body paint. Head on over below to catch if for the first time yourself!

VIDEO PREMIERE: New Zealand Death Metal Act Setentia Go “Beyond Myopic Blame”

There must be something happening in New Zealand; the same musical climate that gave rise to post-death metal favorites Ulcerate has now birthed the equally powerful six-piece Setentia, whose debut album Darkness Transcend crept up as a late addition to the already impressive year in music. Darkness Transcend holds its own…