Heavy Buys // May 2021

Last month's vinyl purchases worth highlighting, featuring Deftones, Mastodon, Pupil Slicer, Show Me A Dinosaur, and Veil of Maya! Plus: Eden's T-shirt corner, featuring Protest the Hero.

Sanguisugabogg – Tortured Whole

Columbus, Ohio's Sanguisugabogg are among one of the most hyped up-and-coming death metal bands of the moment. Their demo Pornographic Seizures, released in 2019, was acclaimed in underground death metal circles and moved units quickly, landing them on the Century Media roster for their debut album Tortured Whole. It would seem that The 'Bogg has found themselves an early formula for success as a rising act to watch in death metal.

Genghis Tron – Dream Weapon

Rip the bandage off now if you haven't already and are in denial after the first two singles; to call Dream Weapon a metal record would be a stretch by any metric, and there's nary a glimpse of grind in sight. Remember to breathe, it's okay. Once Dream Weapon gets going and you forget that you're supposed to be listening to a Genghis Tron record, it's quite a wonderfully bright journey that serves as a calm and content reflection on extinction.

Heavy Buys // March 2021

In years past, we’ve tried our hand at a column whereby staff were able to discuss physical media in its various forms and any other music-related purchases, and that was Heavy Buys. The column was used sporadically, but we felt that it was time to bring it back for 2021.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Juan Bond – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bed

New York mathcore up-and-comers Juan Bond conjure the explosive energy from all your skronky faves with the added benefit of string accompaniment, so if you ever wanted to hear ferocious Dillinger riffs and melodic Number 12-style choruses paired with wailing violins, you've just found your new favorite band.