Let Yourself Be Huge – Why Success In Modern Metal Is All About Inclusivity

No band is an island. At the end of the day, music as we know it today wouldn’t exist without the unique marriage between the people making the music and their fans. The relationship is often a complicated one: pre-supposing a simple, two way street in which the artist gives the fans music and they, in turn, give them adoration, money and fame is naive. It’s also highly irrelevant to metal. Beyond the few, rare names (a lot of which belong to an older and, sadly, dying generation), metal hasn’t been about the megastar for decades now. The field is too saturated, too filled with great acts. Continuing to play the game and hoping to “get big” is a fool’s cause; you most likely won’t fill stadiums, won’t sell platinum records and won’t win that perfect record deal (which, by the way, doesn’t exist).

PHOTOS: Animals As Leaders, Conquering Dystopia, CHON — May 28th, 2014 @ The Castle Theater, Bloomington, IL

Hey, all! Animals As Leaders were recently on tour with supergroup Conquering Dystopia (brought to you buy former Nevermore guitarist, Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, Cannibal Corpse’s Alex Webster, and The Faceless’ Alex Rudinger), and CHON. Unfortunately we’ve been very delayed in bringing you these photos here at Heavy Blog, mostly…

Alex Rüdinger is Acting on Impulse

By now the versatile talent that is Alex Rüdinger should be well known. From this time with Threat Signal through his work with The Faceless and right up to his recent work with Conquering Dystopia, Rüdinger is hailed as one of the best drummers in the field. Apparently, the man can also sing! Is there something he can’t…

Cognizance Announce New EP, _Inceptum

We’ve posted about Cognizance a couple of times before, and now the UK-based tech-death outfit have just announced yet another release in the form of a new EP titled _Inceptum. The band have just recently finished up the recording process with Eyal Levi of Audiohammer studios, with the drums being…