Watch Toby Driver Discuss The Inspiration For And Making Of Plastic House On Base Of Sky In New Interview

This Friday, June 24th, the almost aggressively eclectic and indefinable Kayo Dot will release their latest album, Plastic House On Base Of Sky. About one month ago, on May 28th, the band performed at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, playing a selection of material from Plastic House and their previous two albums, Coffins On Io and Hubardo. Against the backdrop of an unseasonably warm and unbearably humid day, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kayo Dot composer, multi-instrumentalist, and mastermind Toby Driver to discuss a range of topics surrounding the album, its influences, its challenges, and why metal isn’t a primary source of musical inspiration for him these days.

From the Heavy Blog Is Live Archives: Author & Punisher – 11/3/15

As anyone who has been following us for a while likely knows, I shot and edited a lot of live shows last year. To be frank, these are not easy to produce. Filming multicam videos of these concerts by myself is exhausting and often stressful, and editing them is a pretty significant time-suck. I’m not saying this as a “woe is me” type of thing because even though I do these for you all completely for free and they’re a lot of work, I get to see amazing bands perform for free, and I love doing this kind of work. I’m saying this though to give a little background into where I am currently as a freelance video producer/editor who has become much busier over the course of the past year. I’m not shooting as many shows these days for the reasons I just stated, but also because last year I wound up shooting so much that I couldn’t actually keep up with it all and edit everything I got.

Watch Moon Tooth In New Full Concert Video AND Video Interview

WELL HELLO THERE. It’s been a pretty goddamn long time since I’ve written one of these posts up, almost embarrassingly so. To be fair, the last concert videos I posted here of Neurosis and Sumac were some of my favorites I’ve done, so if I were to leave you all with something to hold you over, I could’ve done far worse. The truth of the matter though is that for a number of reasons (mostly beginning and ending with making a living as a freelancer), I just don’t have the time like I did even a year ago to dedicate to producing these kind of high-quality concert videos on a consistent basis. But even though my output has slowed down considerably, I am as determined as ever to create interesting and awesome content for everyone to enjoy, which is why I’m so pleased to be finally launching these couple of videos today of Long Island’s eclectic, energetic, and amazing Moon Tooth!

LIVE PREMIERE: So Hideous – “Relinquish”

Last month we premiered a live performance of NYC’s So Hideous performing “Yesteryear,” the lead track off of their upcoming sophomore album Laurestine. Today we’re pleased to premiere another live track off of the album following the release of their second single, “Relinquish” (which you can be sure we’ll be covering in…

Watch Rosetta Perform Quintessential Ephemera In Full Live (Plus Photos of So Hideous, No Way, & Descender)

Having just released their fifth full-length album, Pennsylvania post-metal veterans Rosetta are currently on tour. Unlike most live sets though where a smattering of new material is mixed in with older classics, the band have decided to take all of Quintessential Ephemera [review] and perform the album in its entirety as their full set.…

PHOTOS//VIDEOS: Full of Hell, The Body, Water Torture — May 16, 2015 @ ABC No Rio & Saint Vitus, New York, NY

There are some bands for whom you can tell will have a pretty significant and wide fanbase across sub-genres and even entire genres of music. And then there are some bands you know are excellent at what they do but know that their musical style and execution is likely to…