Shokran – Exodus

There comes a point in each genre when it reaches a point. The point where it seems like the genre is just done. That one album releases which encapsulates everything the genre tried to achieve, and then takes it a step further. Sometimes this is the birth of a new genre, but sometimes it’s simply one excellent album. Shokran’s debut full length Supreme Truth was not that album for progressive deathcore. It was a great album, one of the best in the genre. Combining elements from Within the Ruins and Born Of Osiris’s sound, Middle Eastern influences and a more grandiose sound; it was a strong play from a band looking to put themselves on the map. Two years, a guitarist departure and a vocalist change later, we have Exodus. Does this album qualify for that description? Maybe it does.

PHOTOS: Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, After the Burial, ERRA, Bad Omens—February 27th, 2016 @ Sumerian Records 10th Anniversary Tour, New York City, NY

On February 27th, 2016, Sumerian Records took over the Gramercy Theater in New York City. Opening the 10 year anniversary tour was Bad Omens, and honestly, before this tour, Bad Omens were a band that had never come up in day-to-day life. They’re kind of like a peppier, more energetic…

Jesse Cash of Erra, Trent Hafdahl/Anthony Notarmaso of After the Burial, and Lukas Magyar of Veil of Maya: The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

Love them or hate them, Sumerian Records have been a big part of why the metal scene has been constructed for almost ten years now. They’re one of the few labels to have a distinct genre under their wing and even a name to describe it: Sumeriancore. A sub-section of…

1 – Trvth or Dare

What is this? A podcast? Indeed! Welcome to the first episode of Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast, the official podcast of Heavy Blog! This podcast is hosted by me, Noyan and fellow editor Eden! In our podcast we will talk about what we listen to, what’s been happening in the metal…