FREE DOWNLOAD: Heavy Comp Is Heavy: Volume Six

For the last six years in a row, we at Heavy Blog have continued a tradition of reaching out to friends, family, and other independent and unsigned artists in the online metal community and curate a free Christmas compilation as a gift to you, dear readers.

Featuring over 20 tracks from artists such as Sul ad Astral, Frontierer, Sectioned, Instar, Closet Witch, The Central, and more!

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Release Day Roundup – 3/9/18

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 unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

Starter Kit: Retrowave

Naturally, alongside Kung Fury, neon-pink hats, VHS tinged music videos and weirdly thin cigarettes, there’s music. Dubbed retrowave, the genre which harks back to the 80’s draws its inspiration from myriad sources. Action movies, old progenitor video games, advertisements and even machine glitches all mix into a brightly green-blue-pink haze. This music is heavily electronic but also decidedly dark,  often utilizing guitar tones and drum arrangements that explain its kinship with metal. Perhaps it’s also a shared birthing pool, as metal spawned in the 80’s alongside (and sometimes in direct response) to these aural phenomena.