Bandcamp’s ACLU Day of Donation: A Heavy Blog Guide

If you follow this blog in even the slightest of ways, you’ll know that we love Bandcamp. In our eyes, even though some problems exist, they’re hands down the best solution for artists seeking to do business online. Like how we view Heavy Blog, Bandcamp views itself as part of a community, more than just a place where money and products exchange hands; this is music after all and no matter how much finance rules the day, there are still plenty of other elements which make it up. True to this perspective, Bandcamp has declared that all of their share of the proceeds on this day, Friday the 3rd of February 2017, will be donated to the ACLU to help in the fight against what is to come in the United States (sidenote: you should absolutely go to the announcement post on their site to find a great curated list of artists from the countries affected by the “Muslim ban”).

What exactly is coming? How can we distill such a momentous event into a few words? Civil liberties is a good term for that. It elevates the discussion above partisan lines for, supposedly, even the staunchest of American conservatives should care about such liberties. They are not only the ideological fuel behind the very existence of the United States but also one of the reasons it rose to such prominence during its first two centuries. It’s easy to be cynical; American history is far from missing its own bloody hands, scorched earth and atrocity. Indeed, it’s very birth is inherently tied to some of the worst acts in human history. However, it has also been, for decades, a symbol of the struggle to be something more, to at least attempt to shake off the past and move forward together, however haphazardly.

Until now. Whether you’re Republican, Democrat, European, Christian, Jewish, straight, gay, trans, or any other of the wondrous multitudes of denominations we humans divide ourselves into, Trump’s rise to power should worry you. It should worry you because it could very well be the death knell of the struggle for a better place, where civil liberties attempt to rein in the cruelty and callousness of humanity’s more prominent attributes. For that, the ACLU is great; instead of concerning itself with idealism and a shining city on a hill, it goes to court and challenges. The organization digs its legal heels and refuses to allow things to just happen, to allow civil liberties to be eroded. And that costs money; a lot of money. Litigation is a costly business, almost on purpose. It enables certain layers of society to hold the rest in a paper stranglehold.

Just this past week we saw how important the ACLU still is. One of the first to confront the so called “Muslim ban” enacted by the indifferent pen of Donald Trump, it began the long and arduous legal battle against this administration. With not only the presidency but also Congress and Senate painted in the most extreme and reckless red imaginable, their work will grow seven-fold; now they must take on the legislative branch as well. Thus, and despite of the already remarkable success their fundraising has seen in the past week, Bandcamp’s contribution to the ACLU is admirable. We’re here to do our share; below you’ll find a list of artists that are worthy of your support on this Friday.

Have you been sleeping on their music for a year? Good chance to rectify that. Have you always debated whether you should buy a certain album? Why not now? Hear something new you like? Throw some money at it and, by proxy, at an organization fighting The Good Fight™. All entries come with genre definitions, to ease your journey even further through this uniquely massive amount of music. Entries marked with an asterisk represent artists or labels which are going one step further: not only Bandcamp’s share of these purchases goes towards the ACLU but also the artist/label’s share. That means that these entries donate 100% of their worth to the ACLU.

We hope you find things you enjoy in this list and are able to give through them. If not, consider setting up a donation for the ACLU in any case. It’s a good way to pitch in in a fight which often seems hopeless. And, as always, play it loud. Play it loud, while we still can, so that we may always be able to continue doing so.


A Constant Knowledge of Death  – Vol. II: Organic Emotions (post metal)*
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Acid Wash – Big Heavy World (traditional heavy metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3407737212 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

AenaonHypnosophy (avant-garde/black)
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airøspaceanalogues (experimental hip hop, underground hip hop)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1909913291 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

AkhylsThe Dreaming I (atmospheric black metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3511125480 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Astronoid – Air (shoegaze/thrash)*
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=803644549 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

ArcturusArcturian (avant-garde)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1463651047 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Battle TranceBlade of Love (avant-garde jazz/post-minimalism)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1098259600 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Bestia ArcanaTo Anabainon Ek Tes Abyssu (experimental black metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1709809852 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Blazon StoneWar of the Roses (power/speed metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3815113218 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

BotanistVI: Flora (experimental blackgaze)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1484202511 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Car Bomb – Meta (mathcore)
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Caspian Dust and Disquiet (post-rock)
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Cory BrananAdios (pre-order) (singer-songwriter/Americana/country)
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Coma Cluster VoidMind Cemeteries (technical/brutal death metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3919360246 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Coma RegaliaEn Seperata (screamo)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1567766410 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

CombatwoundedveteranI Know a Girl Who Develops Crime Scene Photos (noisecore)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1293879116 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

ConvulsingErrata (death metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1553009665 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Cyborg OctopusLearning To Breathe (progressive metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=515066152 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

DalekAsphalt for Eden (experimental hip hop)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2356764273 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Darcy James Argue’s Secret SocietyReal Enemies (jazz/experimental)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1631767572 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

DreadnoughtBridging Realms (experimental doom)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=87542359 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

DumbsaintPanorama, in ten pieces (post-metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2391716634 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

ElderLore (heavy psych/doom)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1885758835 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

EndalokÚr Draumheimi Viðurstyggðar (avant-garde Icelandic black metal)
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EquipI Dreamed of a Palace in the Sky (vaporwave, video game soundtrack)
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EximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułumPrajecyrujučy Sinhuliarnaje Wypramieńwańnie Daktryny Absaliutnaha J Usiopahłynaĺnaha Zła Skroź Šaścihrannuju Pryzmu Sîn-Ahhī-Erība Na Hipierpawierchniu Zadyjakaĺnaha Kaŭčęha Zasnawaĺnikaŭ Kosmatęchničnaha Ordęna Palieakantakta, Najstaražytnyja Ipastasi Dawosiewych Cywilizacyj Prywodziać U Ruch Ręzanansny Transfarmatar Časowapadobnaj Biaskoncaści Budučyni U Ćwiardyniach Absierwatoryi Nwn-Hu-Kek-Amon, Uwasabliajučy Ŭ Ęfirnuju Matęryju Prach Ałulima Na Zachad Ad Ękzapłaniety PSRB 1620-26b (death metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1814762780 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Forest SwordsEngravings (experimental electronic)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2046589498 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

GireGire (avant-garde)*
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3945061505 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

GrouperRuins (ambient/singer-songwriter)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=198056242 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

The Heads Are ZerosAll the Men I Love Are Dead (mathcore, noisecore)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2898425409 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Hell FireMetal Masses (traditional heavy metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3935861967 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Iron ChicYs (punk)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1077677167 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Jared GrabbMasters (pre-order) (singer-songwriter/indie)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1323588418 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Jr. JuggernautWitch’s Hand (indie/alt-rock)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1789880761 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

KauanSorni Nai (post-rock)*
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3506219550 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

KrallicePrelapsarian (avant-garde/experimental black metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3120368139 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

LIL UGLY MANEMISTA THUG ISOLATION (experimental hip hop, Southern rap, Memphis rap)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=356864207 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

LORNArrayed Claws (black metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2318243048 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

MaethShrouded Mountain (experimental doom/post metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1026948713 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Mammoth – Deviations (progressive metal, jazz fusion)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=465682061 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

MasteryValis (experimental black metal/free improvisation)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=105784669 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Maze of SothothSoul Demise (death metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1033150433 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

MesarthimThe Great Filter (atmospheric black metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=505378940 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

MessaBelfry (doom metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2672424612 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Migrations in RustTwo Shadows (ambient)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1279443991 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

MonobodyMonobody (jazz/math rock)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3331130640 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

MountainEvolve (post-rock)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1022198020 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

NYNEventuality (progressive death metal)*
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=456925165 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Of Modern ArchitectureWilderness (progressive metalcore)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1019808387 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Outrun the Sunlight – Terrapin (post-metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2578777129 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

PallbearerFear and Fury (doom)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=531901042 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

PerturbatorThe Uncanny Valley* (retrowave)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=99843590 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

The Palindrome SequenceModern Renaissance (progressive deathcore)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2092861862 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

PharmakonBestial Burden (power electronics/death industrial)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=495014158 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

PileDripping (post-hardcore)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3035269069 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Polar BearSame as You (spiritual jazz)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=760818660 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

P.O.S.Chill, dummy (hip hop)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=676837873 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Rain Temple新しい日の誕生 (vaporwave, ambient, dreampunk)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=565792550 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Resurrecting IdResurrecting Id (jazz, djent, progressive metal)*
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=67641893 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Rocka RollasPagan Ritual (power/speed)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3485806254 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

SANATANABRAHMAVIDYA (symphonic power metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=806319644 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Sannhet – Revisionist (post-metal)*
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1036386121 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

A Sense Of GravityAtrament (progressive death metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1439632824 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

SERDCETimelessness (progressive death metal)* [Blood Music]
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2768471525 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

ShoppingWhy Choose (post punk)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3828271851 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Sick ShitReclaimed EP (Powerviolence)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=494636164 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Siddiq and VektroidMidnight Run (experimental hip hop, vaporwave)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2003563333 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

sleepmakeswavesLove of Cartography (post-rock)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2043111830 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

So Hideous – Laurestine (post-black metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=4091235964 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Spectral LoreIII (atmospheric black metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1058665655 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Street SectsEnd Position (industrial/noise)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3169917227 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Sunrot/InertiaSplit (blackened sludge/noise)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=374124818 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Tangled Thoughts Of LeavingYield To Despair (post-metal, jazz, drone)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3040328723 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Telepathy12 Areas (post-metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2190114378 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

TelosTelos (mathcore)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3975420851 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Travis Laplante & Peter EvansSecret Meeting (avant-garde jazz/free improvisation)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1163781378 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

UnreqvitedDisquiet (atmospheric black metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2447020197 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

VIRTAHurmos (jazz, post-rock)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=955871043 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Vivid IllusionCircumnavigation | A (post metal/rock)*
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1404633279 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Wacław ZimpelLines (post-minimalism)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=352857807 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

We Lost The SeaDeparture Songs (post-metal)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3408776844 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

William Elliott WhitmoreRadium Death (singer-songwriter)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2646815754 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

WvrmHeartache (grindcore)
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3532437493 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]

Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too (experimental pop)
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