Release Day Roundup – 9/29/17

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 trove, others find themselves drawing a blank at the end of the month due to the breakneck pace needed to keep up to date with what’s been released. Which brings us to this Heavy Blog PSA: a weekly roundup of new albums which pares down the the week’s releases to only our highest recommendations. Here you’ll find full album/single streams, pre-order links and, most importantly, a collection of albums that could very well earn a spot on your year end list. Enjoy!

What’s Up Punks? (August 2017)

Punk is a style we like to cover at Heavy Blog when we can but often times it gets a little buried or we get behind on what’s going on in that particular area of the Heavy World. So we’re going to try something new here. In this column we’ll recommend some of the best in (the broadest definition of) punk as we see it. Each month we’ll hit on some new releases, talk about the tours big and small, and, hopefully, get feedback from you, Dear Reader, if we miss something that we should feature out of the punk realm. There are a number of great places to get your fix of punk music and tour stories but we’re going to give you the Heavy Blog spin on that here with What’s Up, Punks. Enjoy!

PHOTOS: The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Caspian, Old Wounds, The Island Of Misfit Toys—December 11th, 2015 @ Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT

Although Connecticut doesn’t have a very popular music scene, they have a couple of popular bands from there. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die held their album release party for Harmlessness over at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Connecticut with quite a…

Singled Out (9/5 – 9/11): New Music From Born Of Osiris, Gorod, Scale The Summit, Frontierer, and More!

Singled Out is our weekly column to round-up the singles and new tracks from the past week dropped by bands we cover. Consider this our weekly mix to help keep you all on top of the latest releases from across the metallic and progressive spectrums. Read past entries here, and go on…

PHOTOS: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014, Day Two: The Pizza Underground, Power Trip, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Fred Armisen, Glassjaw, Zorch—November 8th, 2014, Austin, TX

Every year, Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas brings together some of the best acts in rock, hip-hop, comedy, and action sports. With a lineup as diverse as theirs, it’d be pretty impractical for a niche blog to cover everything, but the hardcore and metal presence across the fest’s…

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die’s Record Leaks A Month Early; Label Responds By Making The Album Legally Available

There’s endless debate over how to appropriately tackle the problem of album leaks and piracy these days. Some bands and labels ignore the problem and continue on with the press hype machine as if nothing happened. Some bands and labels react actively by seeking out and destroying download links and…