Xibalba – Tierra Y Libertad

Few bands embody heaviness quite like Pomona, California’s Xibalba.  Their peculiar brand is a bludgeoning potion of 90s death metal, beatdown hardcore, and downtuned sludge. Take the sheer girth of Crowbar, the bulldozing, decelerated grooves of Machine Head’s rawest mid 90s live performances, Morbid Angel’s nauseating trem-picked thrashing, and pepper…

Gavin Harrison To Release New Album Via Kscope; Includes Porcupine Tree Rearrangements

Hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggg. Famed drummer Gavin Harrison, best known for his work with Steven Wilson on numerous Porcupine Tree records, today announced that he will be releasing a new album this April via Kscope that will feature “brilliant and surprising new arrangements of many of his favourite Porcupine Tree songs.” The hype…

Hey! Listen To Scumguts!

I like to write a nice, flowery introduction to these kind of posts, mentioning something general about a particular scene or genre of music but not today. Scumguts were brought to my attention by our very own William France. He shared this with the staff here over the weekend and,…

Periphery Streaming Juggernaut: Alpha In Full

With just over a week until its release, Periphery and Sumerian Records have moved forward with streaming the first half of the band’s two-part Juggernaut epic, Alpha. Longtime fans of the band will without a doubt be enamored with Juggernaut; even some Heavy Blog staff members who were less than…

Graves At Sea Sign To Relapse Records

Relapse Records are poised for a big year in 2015. Their 25th year of operation, the label are not only reissuing a slew of classic records on vinyl, but they’re also going to be pushing new records from up-and-coming and established acts alike. Their release plans for the year have…