San Francisco outfit Deafheaven‘s ravenous appetite for playing live shows apparently has yet to be sated, as they’ve announced yet another North American headlining run. (For context, the last one was just over one month ago.) But who are we to complain?Not to mention that entry to any of the shows on the Converse Rubber Tracks-sponsored five-date run is absolutely free of charge! Tour dates after the jump.
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As was asserted by HBIH editor-in-chief Jimmy Rowe last November, An Autumn for Crippled Children‘s album Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love was comparable to fellow blackgazers Deafheaven‘s Sunbather in the following way:
Sunbather seemed to be the hit to beat when it comes to romanticized and dreamy black metal this year, and while An Autumn For Crippled Children will likely never be able to achieve that amount of hype, they certainly deserve just as much praise, if not more.
Certainly some high praise given all of the accolades and attention (and yes, backlash) that Sunbather received. Well now that same band has released a followup EP entitled Try Not to Love Everything You Destroy, which you can listen to in its entirety after the jump. View Full Article »
Mysterious one-woman black metal project Myrkur is off to a humble start. Sprouting up seemingly overnight with a deal inked with Relapse Records, the release of the debut self-titled EP came and went without much fanfare. The buzz is still growing though, with near-universal critical praise and a growing Facebook presence. Perhaps soon Myrkur will become a fixture in atmospheric black metal; the act is already getting compared to the likes of Deafheaven, Alcest, and Ulver, and that’s not just because those were the go-to names attached to press releases, either.
Apparently not content with just being part of Deafheaven’s ridiculous touring schedule over the past year, the San Francisco band’s guitarist Shiv Mehra and drummer Dan Tracy – alongside fellow musicians Varun Mehra and Christopher Natividad – have announced the upcoming Creepers debut record, in addition to premiering album opener ‘Stuck‘.
There’s been a steady and gentle buzz building regarding enigmatic post-black metal act Myrkur. This Scandinavian one-woman act takes the blackened atmospheric work and lush melodies of acts like Alcest and Deafheaven and shrouds them in feminine mystique with interesting results. If you like your black metal unafraid to venture into clean vocal territory (complete with layered choir tracks!) with no shortage of melody, Myrkur’s self-titled EP needs to be on your radar.
As a regular viewer of Adult Swim, I’ve been anticipating the new single from Mastodon and Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes for weeks now due to the regular promos the network has been airing for their Adult Swim Singles Program, which has also recently offered brand new tracks from Deafheaven and Sleep. The new Mastodon track — titled ‘Atlanta‘ — has finally been made available, and it’s nothing at all like your typical Mastodonian prog-sludge jam; we’re talking straight up hardcore punk here. It’s pretty obvious why this is a one-off track that was never intended to be a part of any concrete Mastodon release. Even still, the track slays. Stream it after the jump.
We’re still clearing the room from the wild party we threw this week at Heavy Blog is Heavy World Headquarters to mark our 9,000th Facebook Like. It’s pretty astounding that 9,000 of you motherfuckers like us and of course we like each and every one of you 9,000 times over. More numbers after the break.
An outdoor, sunny day environment is not exactly what we would call an “appropriate” setting for black metal/post-metal/shoegaze act Deafheaven, but here we are and there they were performing at Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 under a nice blue sky (I guess you could say they were Sunbathers that day).
Here’s a live performance of a brand new track from the band, “From the Kettle Unto the Coil.”