Watch A Sense of Gravity Take NAMM 2016 By Storm(born) In Heavy Blog’s Official NAMM Video!

Ah, NAMM. It’s one of the biggest trade shows in existence, a veritable mecca for music and gear nerds. We at Heavy Blog would, of course, love nothing more than to send a few of our staffers out there to cover the event and bring back exciting news and interviews from the whole thing. Sadly, none of us lives remotely close to southern CA, and we don’t exactly have the money in the Heavy Blog bank to cover airfare and lodging for people. So we had pretty much resigned ourselves to completely missing out on the event when the beautiful lads over in Seattle’s A Sense of Gravity came to us with a proposition. Watch them carry the mantle for us as they catch up with esteemed bands and artists including Arkaik, Angel Vivaldi, Alaya, Painted In Exile, Nekrogoblikon, Xanthocroid, Aliases, Ola Englund, Per Nilsson, and others to find out what they’ve been up to and to ask the important questions like how they prefer their eggs.

PHOTOS: Alaya, Chicago Thrash Ensemble, Balls Aldrin—May 9th, 2014 @ Liar’s Club, Chicago, IL

Alaya have been the recipients of a great deal of praise from many sources (us included), being a formerly-innocuous three-piece act from the heart of Chicago playing huge-sounding, technically-inclined progressive metal with high-range vocals to make even the most fierce Coheed and Cambria fans jump ship. And now, our babies…

Wings Denied – Mirrors for a Prince

The tag “progressive” is assigned loosely today, with every band that features poly-rhythms or non standard time stamps hailed as innovators. However, being “progressive” doesn’t have to necessarily lie in the complexity of your music or a wide swerve off accepted musical norms. It should instead be placed in changing the…

Alaya Streaming Debut Album, Thrones

We’ve been waiting for the debut album from Alaya for nearly two years. Setbacks in mixing and production helped put a year and a half between the release of the album’s first single ‘Inside’ and the album’s final release, which is a pretty staggering gap. Now the album is actually…