I should probably just stop apologizing for the huge gaps between getting these live videos out. To be perfectly honest, I’ve had to take a bit of a break from shooting shows for Heavy Blog the past month or so for a number of reasons (all of the work that my duties as an editor here of late required have certainly contributed). Nonetheless, I feel bad that I haven’t been able to get the shows I’ve already shot out in a much more timely manner. This one in particular. Progressive instrumental darlings The Fine Constant and groovy rock up-and-comers Maid Myriad came through Brooklyn this past April as a part of their “Woven In Haste” tour that Heavy Blog gladly sponsored. You can view both of their sets in full after the jump!
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We Lost The Sea are an absolutely fantastic band from Australia who originally played a style of post-rock and post-metal that was fantastic. Now, however, they’re getting ready to release a new album, but this time being instrumental, and even more heavily post-rock influenced than ever before. This is due to their lead singer, Chris Torpy, committing suicide two years ago, to the shock of fans around the world. The band obviously was a different beast with him, and are still grieving over the loss of their friend. Our hearts still go out to all the friends and family of the band, and especially Chris’ family. Now, the band have released a new single, entitled ‘A Gallant Gentleman’, and have a video accompanying it below.
Last Friday, with relatively little fanfare, The Dear Hunter premiered the official video for the lead single of Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise, “A Night on the Town.” I’ve already given my effusive thoughts on the track, but if for some reason you have yet to hear it, now is an excellent time. Perhaps unsurprisingly though given how these things go these days, the video is referred to as a “lyric video,” and technically that’s exactly what it is. It consists primarily of still images and kinetic typography. Once you see it though you’ll understand why that label and its associated baggage (more on that shortly) doesn’t really hold up, as well as why, in spite of the criticisms the genre often (rightly) garners, you can expect many more of these types of videos in the future.
Disturbed are a band that many people dislike. I don’t blame them. From this tasteful parody that’s pretty damn funny to some critics simply stating how awful the band is, people have been talking about them since they erupted onto the scene in the early millennium. Personally, I think Believe and Ten Thousand Fists are great albums, and definitely capture the best music from the band’s career. In 2011, after a successful tour with the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, they announced they would be taking a hiatus to focus on things outside the band. Now, after four years, they’re back, and they have a new song, which you can see below.
Do we really know anything about a metalhead’s fondness for felines? Do we really know anything about felines in general aside from their smushy whisker faces and adorable beany toes and their gentle purrs?
I suppose not, but what we have here is one psychedelic look at the planar adventures of one fine tabby who finds himself in a situation beyond recognition or understanding. This experience brings him to shrunken-headed zombie cats, another dimension, a frog fortune teller/foreseer, a rat companion, a three-faced werewol-rat-looking thing, and eventually back into the loving arms of his owner.
Here’s the video for Mastodon‘s “Asleep in the Deep” from their 2014 album Once More ‘Round the Sun. Here’s our review, in case you missed it.
I don’t really know. I don’t know anything.
Festival season is upon us! For many concert-goers that’s excellent news. For others, though, festival season brings about a certain sense of frustration. Sometimes, for one reason or another —financial woes, prior commitments, or the fact that it’s taking place on a completely different continent—it’s just not in the cards to make it to the festivals we would ideally like to.
Luckily, Hellfest has our backs. Organizers of the event have served up an appeasing alternative for those who were unable to make it out to the event in Clisson, France this past weekend in the form of Pro-Shot footage of some of the weekends best sets. That’s right, high quality footage of entire sets, online, for free! More details after the jump!
Note that the videos auto-play upon embedding, so we’ve only displayed a single band’s live footage below.
It’s that time again, folks: another Slayer album is coming out soon. These once-kings of thrash metal, pioneers and gods of the genre, have decided it is time to let loose upon the masses another album in a modern attempt to recapture the ferocity and ire that made their early works such powerful pieces of music.
They’ve released the title track from their new album, Repentless, and, well, it definitely sounds like Slayer. That’s about all I need to say, because really, just about everyone knows what this band sounds like: fast, aggressive, and politically-minded lyrics with a grim undertone. Like it or not, they’ve definitely stuck very close to the sound they established way back in the 80s. Check it out after the jump.
Navene Koperweis is one of the better drummers in metal, as his history with both Animosity and Animals As Leaders has shown us for more than 10 years. Recently, however, it’s been his newfound success with Entheos that has really shown us how his playing has evolved. It seems he took the metal aspects from Animosity and mixed it with the jazz and fusion stuff he did with Animals As Leaders, and now he is able to utilize both aspects of his drumming to his full potential. This is very evident in his final playthrough from Entheos’ Primal EP, an album which much of our staff enjoy. Check it out below!
Around these parts, a mention of deathcore heavyweights Lorna Shore carries with it a mixed bag of emotion: their last two EPs, Bone Kingdom and Maleficium, are releases that we have enjoyed immensely in the past, but, well, one only needs to look at Jimmy’s review of their first full-length, Psalms, to show that we don’t consider them infallible.
However, that’s just our opinion here. Psalms is certainly brutal and fast to equally extreme degrees, and it must be said that the group carries with them a masterful command of the grim atmosphere they imbue their music with. Their aesthetic is heavily evil and supernatural, and it’s a good time to just get angry to any of their tunes. And today, two days after the release of Psalms, they’ve seen fit to expand upon the album’s demonic aesthetic with a video for the track “From The Pale Mist”. Check it out after the jump.
Montreal tech death outfit Beyond Creation have put out the first of several planned playthrough videos from their stellar sophomore album Earthborn Evolution [review], wherein the band (sans drummer Phillippe Boucher) tear through the sweet but short “L’exorde.” Beyond Creation are one of those bands that have received practically universal acclaim from the metal community, and their debut, 2011’s The Aura, is nearly unmatched as debut albums go in tech death. Its followup, the heavily jazz-influenced Earthborn Evolution, was my album of the year in 2014, and rightfully made it all the way to the number 3 spot on our aggregated Best of 2014 list. That being said, it eventually did drop out of regular rotation as all albums eventually do — yet somehow seeing guitarists Simon Girard and Kevin Chartré as well as new bassist Hugo Doyon-Karout collectively weave their magic on video has almost instantaneously rekindled my love for the album.Video and thoughts after the jump!