R.I.P. Keith Flint (1969 – 2019)

On the morning of Monday, 4th March 2019, the tragic news broke that Keith Flint had taken his own life over the preceding weekend. Keith was first a dancer, then vocalist and de facto live frontman for dance pioneers The Prodigy. The immediate outpouring of grief from wildly disparate musical…

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Unmetal Monday – 11/12/18

There’s a lot happening in the music world, and we here at Heavy Blog try our very best to keep up with it! Like the vast majority of heavy music fans, our tastes are incredibly vast, with our 3x3s in each Playlist Update typically covering numerous genres and sometimes a…

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Release Day Roundup – 11/2/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

Crossfaith – Ex_Machina

The buzz surrounding Osaka’s Crossfaith seemed to dissipate as quickly as it arrived. The quintet quickly amassed formidable reputation based on their exhilarating live shows and their intriguing blend of EDM and modern metalcore. Unfortunately, the excitement the band brought on the live front failed to translate to record, and…

Seething Akira – Sleepy Skeletor

Somewhere around the middle of the nineties, rock and metal bands started cajoling their friends in the fledgling EDM bedroom scene to drag their synths and turntables into rehearsal rooms for some crossover action. Early adopters like Senser, Pop Will Eat Itself and Pitchshifter overcame the technological limitations of the…