Hey! Listen to Gold Key!

What do you get when you get when you combine the bassist from Sikth, the guitarist from Gallows and the drummer from Nervus? A rockier Radiohead, apparently. …Oh, and one of the best albums of the year so far. Rounding out Gold Key’s line-up is Spycatcher vocalist Steve Sears, who…

  • spread the world

The Anatomy Of – GIVER

Giver are one of the brightest lights currently updating the hardcore sound for this era. Part of the reason for that is the way they take elements from across the wide-ranging hardcore universe and apply it to their sound in unique and absolutely aggressive ways. When the band lets you…

  • spread the world

Hey! Listen to Can’t Swim!

Can’t Swim’s new EP Foreign Language is one of the best hardcore releases I’ve heard in some time. Which is weird, because I’m pretty sure they’re a pop punk band. Foreign Language’s lead single “Filthy Rich” starts out about as hardcore as it gets: a quick drum fill drops into…

  • spread the world

Holy Roar Records Files Pt. 8 – Giver’s Where The Cycle Breaks

With the company I keep, I’m always inundated with music suggestions from friends far and wide. Friends of all genres, trying to get me out of the grind and noise vacuum I’ve been trapped in for a few years. Unfortunately, there’s literally not enough time in the day for me to get really into shoegaze, power pop or Asgardian black metal so I need somewhere to give me all the good stuff in one place. That place is Heavy Blog Is Heavy. No! Shit! That place is Holy Roar Records! On the block today is Germany’s melodic hardcore mega upstarts Giver with Where The Cycle Breaks.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Rainfalls Streaming “This Is A Revolution”

It’s time again for more exclusive content courtesy of your favourite meme Heavy Blog Is Heavy. Glasgow’s Rainfalls play a game of aggressive and progressive hardcore and, in this game, they are Charlie Sheen levels of winning. We’ve featured them before with their fantastic Four Seasons EP but this new…

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 6/17/16

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Feed The Rhino – The Burning Sons

Feed The Rhino The Burning Sons 01. Flood The System 02. Nothing Lost 03. The Burning Sons 04. I Am The Curse, I Am The Cure 05. Kings Of Grand Delusion 06. Song Of Failure 07. Razor 08. Left For Ruins 09. Fountains 10. Death Of The Swine 11. Tides…