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There’s an emerging trend of blackened grindcore that I like to refer to as Deathspell Omegacore. I’ve always had the opinion that there is a tangible hardcore influence in Deathspell Omega‘s otherworldly, Lovecraftian music — tell me you don’t hear some Dillinger Escape Plan in the band’s newer material — but there are bands taking up the Deathspell mantle and dragging it kicking and screaming further into hardcore’s seedy underbelly, where grind and crust await.

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If their music is any indication, then the guys in Moonlit Sailor have got to be some of the happiest dudes in post-rock. There’s been an abundance of new music coming out in the genre lately, and this Swedish 4-piece have just dropped We Come From Exploding Stars, the latest in what is turning out to be a beautiful succession of releases. For their fourth record, the group continue their trend of writing upbeat and catchy songs, all framed and represented by vibrant, gorgeous artwork. Better yet, the band and their label Deep Elm Records have seen fit to offer the album completely free through bandcamp via the ‘name your price’ feature, so be sure to take advantage of this and pick it up:

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Heavy Comp Is Heavy Vol. 1

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‘Tis the season of giving and good will to all men and women, so we here at Heavy Blog decided to get into the swing of things by putting together the very first edition of Heavy Comp Is Heavy, showcasing some amazing and truly ear-battering new bands that are sure to be making huge waves in the coming years. From frantic mathcore, to bombastic prog-acrobatics, to sleek death metal, to filthy powerviolence, to majestic post-black metal and many points in between, HCIH Vol. 1 is enough of an eclectic listen that everyone is bound to find something they’ll enjoy. So head over to the Bandcamp page now, either stream or pick up a copy in a selection of formats and let us know what you think!

If Bandcamp asks you to pay for our compilation, use this link to download via dropbox instead!

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great new metal radio on hbih

Just in time for you to play at your Headbanging Holiday Party, Great New Metal Radio on Heavy Blog is Heavy is back with our second show that will put the shred into your celebrations.

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Heavy Blog is Heavy is proud to present a new feature from Great New Metal’s Brian Shields, a regular radio/podcast designed to highlight some of the best up and coming acts in metal.  We hope you enjoy Great New Metal Radio on Heavy Blog is Heavy.

I’m very fortunate to hear amazing new metal bands just about every day, music recommended by people who follow me on Heavy Blog and on social media.  Other than just posting links on Facebook, I thought there ought to be a place where I can showcase the work of all of these sick artists and that’s how Great New Metal Radio on Heavy Blog is Heavy was born.

The goal here is to expose as many people as possible to bands more people should know about but don’t.  I can’t do this without your help.  If you’re in a band and you would like me to play your music or you’re a fan of a band that deserves exposure, call our hotline at 415-729-3253 or e-mail me at greatnewmetal@gmail.com and send your recommendations.

There are several ways to listen to the show.  You can click the streaming player below, subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, or download the file directly here.

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Aeolist

This isn’t the first time we’ve written about UK-based progressive metal act Aeolist, and it certainly won’t be the last. We’ve been looking forward to this young band’s debut EP for some time, and now the wait is finally over. As is the trend for new and relatively unknown bands these days, along with a free stream of the music the group have seen fit to offer the release using the name-your-price Bandcamp model, and you’ll hear no complaints from us as far as that goes! Stream away: View Full Article »

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It’s not typical that we casually cover hip-hop here on Heavy Blog (though I’ve done it before), but I think we can make an exception for Death Grips. The experimental hip-hop group is as aggressive and off-putting as any metal out there, and the crossover potential for fans is great. Chances are, you’ve already heard of them and made up your mind long ago, but in case you haven’t been acquainted, get noided over some of the most vicious hip-hop around.

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Praise be to our automobile manufacturing overlords at Scion A/V, for they’re hosting yet another free metal release! That’s it, I’m totally buying a Scion.

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relapse records 2013 sampler

I’ve been guilty of being asleep at the wheel here at Heavy Blog. I haven’t been as active since I started a full-time job, with Heavy Blog falling to part time hobby status. It turns out, real life is quite time consuming. As such, I haven’t been keeping up with new releases like I should have been. To aid with that, Relapse has offered up a new free sampler for 2013, which features cuts from albums released by the extreme metal mecca in the past (and upcoming!) few months, including tracks from Red Fang, Toxic Holocaust, Windhand, Ulcerate, Exhumed, Revocation, and more!

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djent rolls deep

Everyone loves a cover song. Most of your favorite bands have probably recorded or, at the very least, played a live cover of a song they love. Djent Rolls Deep is a free(!) compilation from The Djent-lemans Club that amalgamates over twenty djentspired cover versions and “remixes” of hip-hop and rap tracks and, well, it’s free so you have no reason not to give it a shot! As a consumer of both metal and hip-hop I can’t put across how much you need to hear Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘Can’t Hold Us’ beefed up with an almighty 8-string bump’n’grind.

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