169 – I’m On A Boat

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week I am dialing in from an unusual location. We have a bunch of items to discuss, including Iron Maiden suing the creators of the game Ion Maiden, Metallica playing the national anthem, video of domestic abuse from the Vektor frontman surfacing, This Gift Is A Curse, Howling Sycamore, Shrek slam band The Ogre Packet Slammers, Wormed, Wait, Brand of Sacrifice, Season of Mist moving to on-demand shirt printing, and Cody’s chaotic meme playlist. Then, cool people time with Designated Survivor, Chernobyl (we go into some good discussion about nuclear energy), Surviving Mars, Killing Eve, and The Society. Enjoy!

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Release Day Roundup – 6/14/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure trove, others find themselves drawing a blank at the end of the month due to the breakneck pace needed to keep up to date with what’s been released. Which brings us to this Heavy Blog PSA: a weekly roundup of new albums which pares down the week’s releases to only our…

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What’s Up Punks, June 2019

It seems like we’re entering a summer of revival and renewal for the punk scene. Coming on the heels of new and very solid efforts from the likes of Bad Religion and Bouncing Souls we have a slew of new releases from godfathers of the scene debuting now or in the not too distant future. Warped is upon us, the Fest has announced its lineup, and so has Riot Fest. There are a lot, A LOT, of reunions and old album performances in your future and if you can’t make it to the venues for the real thing, good luck…

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EXCLUSIVE: Post. Festival 2019 Announces Stellar Lineup

Around this time last year I was lamenting the paltry state of post-rock-centric or at least post-rock-heavy festivals in the US. With Europe being covered by the likes of dunk!festival, VIVID, and ArcTangent, it’s difficult to not look inward and be jealous or frustrated. However, in that same post I mentioned a brand new festival entering the game. Post. Festival came out swinging in 2018 with the strength of the new North American post-rock/metal/math/whatever scenes and the people who have powered them behind it. It was modestly-sized compared to its European cousins, but it more than made up for that…

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