Satyr – Locus

I’ve written often about how restraint is important to making the kind of music that goes beyond “just” surface level enjoyment. I usually focus these discussions about restraint when discussing post-rock/metal because those genres tend to have an issue with excess. But they’re far from the only ones; another really…

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Unmetal Monday – 2/11/2019

There’s a lot happening in the music world, and we here at Heavy Blog try our very best to keep up with it! Like the vast majority of heavy music fans, our tastes are incredibly vast, with our 3X3s in each Playlist Update typically covering numerous genres and sometimes a…

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Hey! Listen To Sea In The Sky!

Do you like exclusively clean vocals? Do you like progressive rock with a bit of a groovy, even djent-y edge to it? Will you listen to anything that comes out of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene? Well then, have I got the band for you! They’re called Sea in the Sky and though they liken themselves to Periphery, CHON and Polyphia, I hear flashes of swancore bands like Dance Gavin Dance, Stolas and Hail the Sun. They’re releasing a new album on September 29th called Everything All at Once, but luckily we can listen to two singles from it right this very moment!

Sianvar – Stay Lost

Sianvar are a supergroup of sorts. The band is a collaborative project between members of Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Stolas and Hail the Sun. All of these groups turn out consistently solid material, yet when the band released their debut EP, something was amiss. The music was okay, but it didn’t feel like the pieces…

Polyphia Release Music Video For “Aviator”

Nu-prog darlings Polyphia have released a music video for their song ‘Aviator’ featuring ex-Born of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson. The song not only features him, but the video features him playing his solo in full in shots both separate from and with the band. If you want to see three solos in…

Hail The Sun Release Song “Human Target Practice” From New Album Wake

Chico, CA natives Hail the Sun have just announced the release date for their first full-length record Wake. The record will release on September 23rd through Blue Swan Records, which is owned by Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Will Swan. In conjunction with the album announcement, they have released a new song entitled “Human Target…