PHOTOS: Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, After The Burial—November 16th, 2016 @ Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD

2016 has been quite the busy year for the Sumerian Records roster. The 10 Years in the Black Tour, featuring Bad Omens, Upon a Burning Body, After the Burial, I See Stars, Born of Osiris, and Asking Alexandria, was the final leg of Sumerian’s year-long series of tours celebrating the…

PHOTOS: Dark Tranquillity, Swallow The Sun, Enforcer—November 17th, 2016 @ Bada Brew, Joliet, IL

Crest Hill’s Bada Brew isn’t a huge venue, but its intimate nature allows audiences to connect with bands. Dark Tranquillity, now on their eleventh full-length album, have been leading the way alongside other Gothenburg bands in the melodic death metal scene. Atoma comes with a different mindset, but is the…

PHOTOS: Animals As Leaders, Intervals, Plini—November 16th, 2016 @ The Commodore, Vancouver, BC & November 25th, 2016 @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL

Washington D.C.’s purveyors of instrumental djent, Animals As Leaders, have vigorously toured across Europe and North America in 2016 to not merely sharpen their prowess on stage, but to promote their then-upcoming release of their latest record, The Madness of Many. The Madness of Many “shows promise and potential for…

PHOTOS: Gojira, TesseracT, Car Bomb—October 17th, 2016 @ Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI & October 23rd, 2016 @ Terminal 5, New York, NY

In a strange pairing, France’s metal behemoth, Gojira, in all their massive, whale-wailing glory, took to the road across North America alongside the UK’s djent giants (djiants?) TesseracT. Though many of us weren’t keen on either Gojira’s [review] or TesseracT’s [review] latest releases, a live performance is a different matter,…

PHOTOS: Leprous, Earthside, Binary Code, Dissona—October 8th, 2016 @ Reggies, Chicago, IL & October 12th, 2016 @ Red Room, Vancouver, BC

Two years ago, we here at Heavy Blog is Heavy had the privilege of sponsoring the first ever North American tour by Leprous. The band took to the road solo, grabbing local acts as support along the way, where we grabbed photos and video. That same year, Ihsahn dismissed Leprous…

PHOTOS: Devin Townsend Project, Between the Buried and Me—September 23rd, 2016 @ House of Blues, Chicago, IL

It’s been almost seven years since Between the Buried and Me and Devin Townsend Project last toured together. At the beginning of 2010, both of these bands hit the road with the ever-so-airy Cynic soon after they had released Traced in Air. Between the Buried and Me themselves had unleashed…