Dødheimsgard – A Umbra Omega

Dødheimsgard are not a name you may know, but nevertheless, this Norwegian avant-garde black metal five piece are poised to become the next big name in a genre that has a niche appeal but a very devoted and vocal following. The band’s first three albums were more along the lines…

Addaura – …and the lamps expire.

Atmospheric and post-black metal is all the rage these days and while it has shown some signs of slowing down, there are bands still operating under the genre’s admittedly all-encompassing umbrella and creating some highly interesting and artful music. Seattle-based experimental act Addaura is one such band that is getting…

Voices – London

Listeners may have an intrigued cursory glance at the album artwork for London, the sophomore album from Voices (a band risen from the ashes of Akercocke). For an album labeled as blackened death metal, the minimal photograph of England’s capital conjures a starkly contrasting vibe. Yet, through the thick, progressive…

Altar Of Plagues Announce Run Of European Tour Dates

Unfortunately, experimental black metal visionaries Altar of Plagues are sticking to their story of being woefully disbanded. However, that’s not stopping them from following through with their promise of “not reuniting” throughout 2015 for some proper farewell gigs for whoever will accept them, seemingly out of spite of the very…

Warforged: The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

January started the year out with a lot of promise, with new releases from Indian, Alcest, and Periphery gaining quite a bit of attention around these parts. However, what floored us the most in the first four weeks of 2014 was the first-ever proper release from Chicago newcomers Warforged. Essence…