Hey! Listen to Dessiderium!

When I first hit play on Dessiderium (thanks, Josh!) I had no idea that it was the side/one man project of Alex Hadad, who also plays in the excellent Nullingroots. But what I did know is that I loved it from the very first second. Dessiderium’s Shadow Burn sounds like…

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Doomsday – June 2020

A slow and low greetings to you all, Heaviest of Bloggers! Is everybody still doing alright? I know I usually start these columns off with whatever random thoughts I’m having, but a recent conversation with a good friend of mine reminded me that we really need to do a lot…

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Hey! Listen to Etherius!

Etherius are for everyone who claims to love Dream Theater but whinges about James LaBrie. Instrumental music has grown in popularity since the rise of the tech-metal scene. Yet, rather than the dexterous whiddlings of Animals as Leaders or Polyphia , this New Jersey quartet throw back to the classic progressive…

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Release Day Roundup – 6/19/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and…

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Hey! Listen to Earthdiver!

Like everybody else in the world with a lick of sense, I was hanging out at home the other day and just flipping through Bandcamp. I’ve gotten this new habit of poking through the new releases and top sellers and just listening to a song or two if I like…

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Hey! Listen to Illkynja!

Icelandic black metal is an unstoppable force that has yet to meet an immovable object. Over the past decade, bands like Svartidauði, Misþyrming, Zhrine, Sinmara, and a host of others have catapulted the vibrant scene of this small Scandinavian Island into a rarely achieved stratosphere of respect and reverence in…

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Unmetal Monday // 6/15/2020

There’s a lot happening in the music world, and we here at Heavy Blog try our very best to keep up with it! Like the vast majority of heavy music fans, our tastes are incredibly vast, with our 3X3s in each Playlist Update typically covering numerous genres and sometimes a…

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