EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Come Sit By The Fire With This SCHIERMANN Playthrough Of “Northern Lights”

In what will likely be our final premiere for the year, we bring you this subtly festive exclusive by progressive instrumental guitarist Chris Schiermann, better known by his project name in SCHIERMANN. Having just released his debut album, SCHIERMANN, you’ll get six tracks of delightful proggy goodness reminiscent of all…

The Anatomy Of: Felix Martin

Felix Martin has and will always be a unique trailblazer for progressive and world fusion music. This Berklee-trained virtuoso taps out Latin-inspired riffs and melodies across his custom multi-fretboard 15 and 16 string guitars to create challenging compositions and unique performances. Martin’s new self released record Mechanical Nations is out now, and…

Revocation – Great Is Our Sin

There’s really something to be said for the insane level of consistency that Revocation has been able to keep going. While they still feel like a relatively fresh band in the grand scheme of death and thrash metal alike, they’re also about to release their sixth LP. In a relatively small frame…

Dave Davidson of Revocation: The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

In just one more week, Revocation are about to drop an absolute bomb on the metal world in the form of the fantastic Great Is Our Sin. Coming off of their excellent 2014 album Deathless, this new record is an all-out assault on eardrums the the world over, sporting some of the band’s meanest and most mosh-friendly tunes to date. Take this and add a heap of atonal/experimental death metal flourishes, loads of d-beats and more solos than you’ll know what to deal with and then cap things off with a Slayer cover. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, that’s exactly what Great Is Our Sin is, and it’s an immediately essential piece of modern metal. I got a chance to speak with Revocation’s frontman and overall guitar wizard Dave Davidson this past Monday about the album’s songwriting process, working with Marty Friedman, upcoming tour plans and a lot more.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Stream A New Single From Prog Metallers Redemption!

I absolutely adore prog metal. Something about it just really seems to resonate with me, ever since I first got into it way back in eighth grade (roughly 8 years ago). Man, how time flies. My taste has expanded widely since then, but progressive metal still holds a place very close to my heart. It was there when I went through some rough times, particularly getting very sick, and learning the music always kept my spirits high so that one day I would feel well enough to play the parts I memorized backwards and forwards. It’s been a while since I’ve found a new prog band that I enjoy, however. I just have focused on other genres as of late, trying to discover more of them. Fortunately, I was introduced to the killer progressive metal band we’re hosting today, and, like their name, this served as a Redemption for my interest in prog metal and makes me want to go revisit it. Check out their new single “Thirty Silver” here!

Marty Friedman Debuts “Meat Hook,” Features SHINING Frontman Jørgen Munkeby

Ex-Megadeth lead shredder and renowned guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman is preparing to release his upcoming solo album Inferno on May 27th, 2014. Incomplete without a selection of special guests, the record will feature appearances from Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho, Revocation’s Dave Davidson, and more. The latest unveiling, “Meat Hook,”…