Goblinsmoker – Toad King

It’s a rare sight indeed to see the combination of black metal and stoner riffs. Stoner ideas have gotten into just about everything else, but it so very, VERY rarely enters the realm of the overwhelming darkness of black metal. The biggest example that comes to mind is Cough, but…

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Cough – Still They Pray

Though they have only two albums to their name, Richmond’s Cough have quickly become renowned as one of the most suffocating and cavernous bands to emerge from the doom metal resurgence in America today. Their previous two albums were both monolithic slabs of gut-rumbling fuzz, terrifying shrieks and an overall…

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/6/16

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Hey! Listen To Venomspitter!

Richmond, Virginia has one of the most underrated scenes for underground, heavy music. Ranging from Lamb of God, Gwar, Strike Anywhere, Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse and Cough, pretty much every style of metal, hardcore, and punk rock is represented quite well in the state’s capital city. If you’re looking for…

Windhand Announce New Album, Soma

When it comes to blatant Sabbath worship, few do it as well (and as catchy) as Windhand. We certainly enjoyed their self-titled album back in 2011, and since then,  the group teamed up with Cough for a split album this year before signing to Relapse Records. The group has just…

Vestiges and Panopticon Release Split EP

I love a good split release. It allows me to branch out my musical taste in some ways and discover bands I wouldn’t have otherwise listened to if one of the bands involved is an established act that I’ve been aware of for some time. This year, split releases have…