PHOTOS: Animals as Leaders, The Contortionist, Buke and Gase – May 16th, 2019 @ House of Blues, Chicago, IL

Few bands rarely see tenth anniversaries. Even fewer will see the success of large-scale tours in their home country or others, huge stages, massive production values, or even a consistent lineup. Animals as Leaders, however, have managed to consistently pump out immense instrumental material over four albums. From 2009’s self-titled…

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The Anatomy Of: Danimal Cannon

As many of you Heavy Blog readers know, we’re nerds. And we love being nerds. This may come as a shock to some of you, actually, but to the majority, you’ll instantly recognize us as fellow nerds. I mean, who’s really the audience for heavy metal anyway?

That said, it’s always a wonderful thing when powerful musicianship and straight-up nerdery come together to form something so utterly fun and enjoyable. Which is why several of us are big fans of Dan Behrens, more commonly known in the musical world as Danimal Cannon! Or Armcannon, if you’ve been following his work for some time. You may remember Dan from his recent premiere of “Behemoth” from the forthcoming Lunaria, but we were also lucky to have him on our 2014 Heavy Blog is Heavy year-end compilation with “Red Planet.”