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.”

Best Of: Reunion Albums

Heavy Blog Is Heavy’s Best Of series takes musical genres and categories and highlights our staff’s personal favorites. You can read more entries from this series here. There are three possible reactions that fans have when their favorite, long dead bands reunite for a comeback album. On the far ends…

Mantric – Sin

Seeing the line “Featuring members of Extol” is a surefire way to get one interested in a band’s music. The Norwegian prog metal geniuses have always put out interesting material, so it only makes sense that the offshoot of the band would also be interesting. Enter Mantric, unsurprisingly a Norwegian…

Warforged: The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

January started the year out with a lot of promise, with new releases from Indian, Alcest, and Periphery gaining quite a bit of attention around these parts. However, what floored us the most in the first four weeks of 2014 was the first-ever proper release from Chicago newcomers Warforged. Essence…