Fallujah_Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Tag Archive: Fallujah


10801806_2615434430440_4903334133431593250_n

The Contortionist are basically unstoppable. Having opened for Periphery in the fall of last year, the band continued to play more shows with Intervals, snagging Polyphia on the way for another set of dates ending in Chicago. All in support of their third album, Language [review], which caused much contention in listeners.

This time around, The Contortionist stopped by Mojoe’s of Joliet with Revocation, who also released a phenomenal album in 2014 [review], Fallujah, who did much the same [review], the always-stellar TOOTHGRINDER, and Chicago locals Oceanwalker.

Please enjoy the photos!

View Full Article »

irreversible mechanism infinite fields

Last year, technical and progressive death metal’s legion of fans were enamored with releases from Beyond Creation, Archspire, and Fallujah. Now, Belarus two-piece act Irreversible Mechanism (with the help of former The Faceless drummer Lyle Cooper on tap as a session drummer) are fast becoming a band to become the darlings of the genre for 2015.

Case in point: within twelve hours of their debut album Infinite Fields going live on Bandcamp for their intended independent release in December, our favorite label Blood Music scooped them up with a record deal and promptly removed the album from Bandcamp. Few people got to hear the record in that brief time frame the album was live, but those who have can attest to why Blood Music were so eager to be called home to this act’s new breed of tech death.

With the label now eying a Spring release, we’ve been given the honor of teaming up with Blood Music and Irreversible Mechanism to present a premiere of the album’s third track ‘Outburst‘, which you can hear after the jump.

View Full Article »

arch-bassImagine you’re a bassist for one of North America’s premier tech death bands but you choose your education and the rest of your life over staying tech? It’s a decision that’s creating an opportunity for other people after the jump.

View Full Article »

nbf

California Atmospheric Death Metal rising stars Fallujah hope a new record label will help their careers blast off. Details after the break.

View Full Article »

fallujah west coast tour 2015

Fallujah continued their evolution into the world of atmospheric death metal last year with their celebrated sophomore full-length The Flesh Prevails. Around these parts, there’s some behind-the-scenes disputes on the album’s quality and importance among staff, but that didn’t keep it from landing at #12 on our Best Of 2014 countdown.

Unfortunately we haven’t had much opportunity to see the band in a headlining capacity since its release, so hopefully we’ll begin seeing more of that throughout 2015. We’re already beginning to see some signs of life out of the Bay Area act and their 2015 touring schedule for the act’s recently announced East Coast / Midwest tour in support of The Contortionist, but now the group has expanded their touring plans to include West Coast headlining dates with support from Archspire, Lorna Shore, and The Zenith Passage. Get dates below.

View Full Article »

poll-resultsAll this week we’ve been posting the results of our staff poll of the best releases of 2014. Find out your choices for Album of the Year and an aggregated Top 25 of Reader choices after the jump.

View Full Article »

10801806_2615434430440_4903334133431593250_n

It looks like the tour announcements for 2015 just keep rolling in, and this time it’s one of the most diverse lineups yet. Indiana’s progressive metal powerhouse The Contortionist are going out on their second headlining run across North America in support of their third LP, Language.

Earlier this year, they were opening for Periphery and continued that tour with Intervals and Polyphia in tow, with their final show in Chicago.

View Full Article »

hbih-aoty2014-p2

Let’s keep it brief, okay folks? This is the second part of our Top 50, Album of the Year list. At the end, you’ll find our Top 10, while tomorrow we’ll have individual staff members’ top 10 lists and our Outliers section: albums that were placed on individual top 10’s but didn’t make the Top 50 list.

The albums you’ll find here were ones that had broad consensus among our large group of staff writers and editors as truly excellent representations of the worlds of metal and other heavy music this year. No doubt you’ll find things to quibble with, but we’re proud of this list and the entries therein.

If you haven’t yet, check out Part I of this list, listing numbers 50 to 26. Alright, OK, no more words. Let’s get to it!

View Full Article »

so-farA week ago we opened up the voting to ask you, our readers to choose the Top 25 albums of 2014. Balloting remains open for another week but we see who is in the lead after the jump.

View Full Article »

raijuThe success of Ghost B.C. has shown there’s a metal audience for music that isn’t particularly heavy if it’s surrounded by dark words and themes. A California prog band that embraces darkness in happy music that you might want to check out after the break.

View Full Article »

Powered by WordPress. Theme: Motion by 85ideas.