After what has been an amazing year so far, you’d be hard pushed to drag up some news that could get me any more excited than I already am. Yeah sure, maybe ‘Strapping Young Lad return with brand new double album’ or ‘Zombie Dimebag plays ‘Cowboys From Hell‘ to packed cemetery’ would do the trick, but let’s be realistic here. Well, at least, I thought I should. Seeing the reformation of the monolithic UK post-metal titans Bossk was clearly marked in the section of pipe dreams last time I checked, but they’re back and here to show the metal world how to really define the word ‘epic’. I got in contact with bassist Tom Begley to get a few details on their come-back and upcoming plans:
After such a sudden break up, what prompted the reformation of Bossk?
It was something that we had been discussing on and off for a while, and having the opportunity to go and do a Maida Vale session was too much of a good thing to turn down. Everything kinda felt like it was the right time for us all to start doing it again.
I noticed on your initial mission statement that you said after the planned shows, you weren’t sure of what was going to happen. So is it fair to call this a fully fledged revival of Bossk or simply testing the waters and seeing how it goes?
Right now the plan is to write a full length album, we have plans to do two support shows and two headline shows before the end of the year. We will see how far the rest of 2012 takes us!
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The discovery of a new band is always exciting. Will it be something you’ve heard countless times? An experience that leaves a bad taste in your mouth? Or is it a treat from which you cannot stop consuming? I wanted to take a trip back in time to reminisce about bands/albums that not only introduced me to heavy music, but kept me coming back for more…
From The Archive: Deadguy – Fixation on a Coworker
I’ve been meaning to write about this band for some time, and with the recent posts from our good friend and fellow heavy blogger, Disinformasiya, where he discussed Five Reasons Why Metalcore Isn’t Total Shit, it got the ‘ol brain a thinking. If it wasn’t for certain bands of the past that combined the speed of metal and the ferocity of hardcore, would the term “metalcore” even exist, and would we have the many abominations of bands that fill the genre today? Who knows. What we do know, is that this genre exists and there are a few standout bands amongst the sea of shitty ones, but for the bands today that actually matter, they owe at least a part of their sound to Deadguy, the hardcore/metal outfit born from the ashes of the equally important hardcore/metal band Rorschach…
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One man bedroom projects are a dime a dozen these days, and while I sing the praises of many independent musicians producing their own music, sometimes things get a bit homogeneous. Fortunately, today’s example of top-notch bedroom musicianship that graced the Heavy Blog inbox comes in the way of Matt Koch’s project Towering Filth, which pulls from different influences altogether. Mitch (known around these parts as Dethcaek, who NEVER FUCKING POSTS) gave it a listen and said it sounded like “blackviolence,” which isn’t exactly a stretch—Matt does cites bands like The Abominable Iron Sloth, Unsane, Neurosis, Krallice, and Wolves in the Throne Room as influences. Even if this doesn’t sound like your type of music, you should give Towering Filth’s three-track EP Encircled by Wolves a listen below! I certainly dig it and can’t wait to see what else what else is in store from Towering Filth in the future.
You can download the EP via Mediafire! Enjoy!