Refused – Freedom

Earlier this year, it was announced that Swedish hardcore pioneers Refused had charged themselves with the seemingly insurmountable task of following up their iconic 1998 release, The Shape of Punk to Come. While the shock factor of such an announcement coming from a band that had proclaimed themselves “dead” seventeen…

Hey! Listen to Demonwomb!

Being heavy is a strange thing. It’s a quantifier that is entirely personal. There isn’t a proverbial definition of heaviness except that it simply portrays an aural intensity in the form of something ferocious, dark, abrasive or brooding. However, sometimes it’s simply the right breakdown or the right riff played…

Heavy Blog Presents: THE PROGGEST AUGUST TOUR, featuring Native Construct, Wings Denied, and Outrun the Sunlight

Three of progressive rock and metal’s best and brightest up-and-comers are teaming up for a run of dates across the Eastern and Midwest United States! Metal Blade signees Native Construct—who released their stellar debut Quiet World earlier this year—have announced The Proggest August Tour, featuring fellow Heavy Blog is Heavy…

8-Track: Dream Theater

It’s very well known that every band you enjoy has songs that define them. These songs may not necessarily be their best, but they are the most essential when trying to understand where they came from, and how they got to where they are now. This is the idea of…