FREE DOWNLOAD: Heavy Comp Is Heavy: Volume Five

As is Christmas tradition, we at Heavy Blog Is Heavy have yet again reached out to some friends and family in the online metal community to put together a small gift to our readers in the form of Heavy Comp Is Heavy! This year, in our fifth year, we’ve collected eighteen tracks from several genres in order to promote musical discovery for small and independent acts from 2017 and beyond. 

Release Day Roundup – 12/22/17

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…

Lukas Guyader and Anup Sastry Out of Intervals, Cameron McLellan and Travis Orbin Now In

Toronto-based progressive/djent band Intervals dropped a bombshell on Facebook yesterday when they, or rather guitarist and decided frontman Aaron Marshall, announced the departure of guitarist Lukas Guyader and drummer Anup Sastry from the band. As the explanation was somewhat long-winded and in-depth, we’re not going to embed the entire thing…

Cyclamen Premiere Second Video In A Week

The ever-busy Hayato Imanishi of Cyclamen has been working away at his directorial debut for the track “Thirst”, from recent release Senjyu. It features Mr. Imanishi in traditional Japanese garb. Is this the start of a new subgenre; samurai metal? That remains to be seen, but what doesn’t remain to…

Cyclamen – Senjyu

Cyclamen Senjyu 01. Mother 02. The Seeker 03. Thirst 04. Hope 05. Comfort 06. With our Hands 07. Grand Annihilation 08. Devoid 09. Hellrise 10. Revenge 11. Senjyu 12. Full Moon Night [Independent | 10/25/10] Hayato Imanishi doesn’t like being pigeon-holed. Cyclamen’s EP catalog prior to the debut album Senjyu…

Cyclamen Reveal Album Details

Cyclamen are on the verge of finally releasing their first full length album, Senjyu. Unlike the split EP with Haunted Shores and the Dreamers 2010 Re-release, Senjyu sees Hayato Imanishi once again becoming the sole source of musicianship and artistic direction, as was the case from the very beginning, aside…

Cyclamen – Dreamers 2010

Cyclamen Dreamers 2010 1. Never Ending Dream 2. Djent! Djent! 3. Forgotten Sky *4. Princess Mononoke* As I’m sure I’ve mentioned countless times, we here at HBIH enjoy us some Cyclamen and their blend of mathy djent and melodicism. Cyclamen’s first ever release, Dreamers, is a three song EP written,…

Cyclamen Re-Releasing Dreamers EP

We here at HBIH have always been fans of Cyclamen, so I’m stoked to announce that Cyclamen have re-recorded 2009’s Dreamers EP with the new members, featuring drumming from Sky Eats Airplane’s Travis Orbin. Here’s what Cyclamen frontman Hayato Imanishi had to say: “We’ve got new release coming for you…