Monotheist – Scourge

There are a few geographic locations that are intrinsically tied to the music they helped spawn and cultivate. Norway for black metal in the nineties. San Francisco for thrash in the eighties. The State of Flor... Read More...

*prognotes – Slice the Cake’s Odyssey to the West: Part I

2016 has been a great year for our *prognotes feature, and here we are with yet another mammoth album to explore. Slice the Cake’s Odyssey to the West clocks in at a massive 77 minutes, and that’s without even looking at the 28 minute accompanying EP Odyssey to the Gallows which acts as a prologue. Today we’ll only be looking at the LP, so strap yourselves in because this is going to be a long one, and we’d best be getting started.
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The Metal Community Remembers Brian Shields

Brian had an incredible impact not only on us here at Heavy Blog, but on an immense number of bands across the west coast and throughout the country. In honor of his life, we asked members of many different bands that Brian was in touch with to share with us how he helped them musically, and how much an impact he had on their lives.
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JJ ‘Shiv’ Polachek of 7 Horns 7 Eyes: The HBIH Interview

To the relief of fans everywhere, 7 Horns 7 Eyes released their highly anticipated (and delayed) album Throes Of Absolution through Century Media Records earlier this year and have received numerous positive reviews on their new musical direction. I interviewed frontman JJ Polachek after finding that we share a mutual likeness in slam metal, but we also talk about the new album, touring, and JJ's numerous side projects.