Release Day Roundup – 7/3/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and…

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201 – The Good Stuff

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! A lot of good stuff this week! New material from Astralborne, Imperial Triumphant, Omniarch, Killitorous, Kardashev, and Creature. Also check out Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger’s ebook on creativity! Then, cool people time with No One Lines Under the Lighthouse, Monster Train, Dispatches From Elsewhere, and Daniel Isn’t Real. Enjoy!

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189 – A Typical Episode

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This is a week of salt, sadness, and questions. The Safety Fire are coming back? The new Lychgate is awesome? Devin Townsend reacts to Fountainhead? Then a bunch of discussion about metal’s self-image in the mainstream spurred by the recent article about Atypical star Keir Gilchrist being in a death metal band. Then we have a series of trains of thoughts about the evolution of an artist’s rendition of music through time, Sumeriancore bands, and more. Then, cool people time with Picard, Void Bastards and Samurai Jack. Enjoy!

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181 – Corporate Blast Beats

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we discuss new releases by Nile and Fit for an Autopsy. Then, a bunch of Youtube videos: Rob Scallon and Andrew Huang make an album in a day, Tantacrul and corporate music, and Tom “Fountainhead” covering Nevermore’s “Narcosynthesis” with a fretless guitar doing the vocals. Finally, cool people time with Valfaris, Deadly Premonition and Outer Worlds. Enjoy!

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Hey! Listen to The Ritual Aura!

Even the best tech-death has a tendency to become pretty overwhelming. As bands increasingly add more notes and elements to their repertoire, in an attempt to push the bounds of extremity and technicality, the central textures of their compositions often becomes obscured. The genre works best when bands strike the…

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Editors’ Picks – February 2019

February; or, as I like to call it (I literally just invented this), “The Bastard Month.” It’s not just the weird length which makes this month hard to pin down; it’s no longer “The First Month of the Year,” but nor is it close to its half. It’s not Midwinter…

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149 – “Self-Help” (Not Exactly) With Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger

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This week we have a guest, Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger of many talents, including being the guitarist of Amogh Symphony. First we talk about his upcoming projects, like Augmented Reality, but we end up talking a lot about what makes musicians tick, how to survive in the current paradigm of music distribution, and what drives inspiration. Enjoy!

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147 – Wizard Who Has More MP Than HP

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Slow news week, but we have stuff to talk anyway. Mainly new Thy Art Is Murder, Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger’s new instructional package, new Unearth album, new Venom single, Within the Ruins’s instrumental album, Nekrogoblikon’s motivational book, Bring Me The Horizon’s deathcore medley, and Dream Theater’s studio video (and this video on Mangini vs. Portnoy). Them on cool people time we discuss Cam again, then talk about the new She-Ra series and Tetris Effect. Enjoy!

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