Hey! Listen to Archaeologist!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: watching artists challenge themselves is one of the best things in life. Even when you don’t know who the artist is, even if the work in which they’re challenging themselves is the first thing of theirs you hear, there’s an energy…

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 4/28/17

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.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Elevate Yourself With Lithium Dawn’s Ascension

Okay, I’m gonna be entirely honest: I rarely, if ever, listen to music that sounds like Lithium Dawn’s upcoming release, Tearing Back The Veil 1: Ascension. I’ve heard it’s some variety of progressive metal, which makes sense, and that it’s sonically similar to genre giants Karnivool, but honestly, you could…

PREMIERE: Lithium Dawn and Sithu Aye Go To The “Point Of No Return”

US-based prog outfit Lithium Dawn may draw parallels to Periphery to Karnivool with their more alt-rock approach to songwriting and melody, but they’re fast forging their own path as one of the new names to watch in the international modern prog scene. Although currently relatively unknown, Lithium Dawn are undertaking…