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Release Day Roundup – 6/8/18

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 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 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! Actias Luna –  The Bernoulli Effect  (prog fusion)   Aegaeon – Age (progressive deathcore)   Dance Gavin Dance –  Artifical Selection  (post-hardcore)   Exmortus – The Sound of Steel (neoclassical thrash, heavy metal)   Jon Hassell –  Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)  (ambient, modern classical)   Jyotisavedanga – Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum (avant-garde black metal)   Kaguu –  Wistful  (math rock)   Pllush –  Stranger to the Pain  (dream pop, shoegaze)   Erin Rae –  Putting on Airs  (indie folk, singer/songwriter)   Tremonti – A Dying Machine (hard rock, alt metal)   Spectral Wound –  Infernal Decadence  (black metal)   Tomb Mold –  Manor Of Infinite Forms  (death metal)   Hilary Woods –  Colt  (ambient folk, singer/songwriter)   Zeal and Ardor –  Stranger Fruit  (gospel, black metal)   Uniform & The Body –  Mental Wounds Not Healing  (avant-garde, post-industrial)   YOB –  Our Raw Heart  (doom metal) The post Release Day Roundup – 6/8/18 appeared first on Heavy Blog Is Heavy .

Ozzy Osbourne Elected President of Heavy Metal

What an amazing election! After close calls, intense moments and incredible campaign efforts, the President of Heavy Metal has finally been elected. The winner is the one and only  Ozzy Osbourne . The Black Sabbath singer has captured the hearts of heavy metal music fans with his wailing voice and legendary debauchery, leading him to the evil office in a nail-bitingly close final round. Defeating GWAR’s Oderus Urungus , Maynard James Keenan and Rob Halford in previous rounds, the final battle pitted Ozzy against Rob Zombie . Zombie himself had defeated such legends as Bruce Dickinson , Dave Mustaine and Lemmy Kilmister on his way to the final round. The lead changed hands a number of times as both Zombie and Ozzy began to actually campaign for the title of President, with Zombie’s team creating custom graphics for multiple Facebook posts and Ozzy’s team busting out an old ‘Ozzy for President’ button and enlisting the help of his wife Sharon and son Jack to collect votes via Twitter. After roughly 100,000 votes, Ozzy edged out Zombie by a margin of 50.82 percent to 49.18 percent. Congrats to the ‘Prince of Darkness’ for winning Loudwire’s inaugural President of Heavy Metal Election and thanks to everyone who voted and made this whole race such a blast! Full President of Heavy Metal Election Bracket: Campaign Artwork: [button href=”” title=”Next: Watch a ‘Bark at the Moon’ Halloween Light Show” align=”center”]

Rob Zombie vs. Ozzy Osbourne – President of Heavy Metal Election, Finals

After starting out with 16 candidates and following two extremely close semifinal matches, Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne have emerged as the final contenders for the coveted position of President of Heavy Metal. Your votes got them to this point, and now your votes will help decide the ultimate winner. Zombie narrowly defeated Motorhead legend Lemmy Kilmister in his semifinal battle, while Osbourne took down the ‘Metal God’ himself, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, by the slimmest of margins. Now, the two face off to determine who will become the President of Heavy Metal. Will it be Rob Zombie? The frontman has taken the metal world by storm over the last 25 years as both a member of White Zombie and as a successful solo act. Or will it be Ozzy Osbourne? As both the lead singer of the godfathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath, and as an iconic solo artist, the Prince of Darkness has left a tremendous impact on heavy metal music. Yes, we know there’s another election going on, as well, and we encourage all U.S. citizens of age to vote, but the President of Heavy Metal election is open to everyone in the metal universe, regardless of age or nationality. So exercise your right to vote, and help determine who will hold the all-important post of President of Heavy Metal. Voting for the finals ends Nov. 6 at 11:59PM ET. The winner will be revealed on Nov. 7. Vote in the poll below, and check out the full bracket to see the history of this year’s President of Heavy Metal election. Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. ? ? Get More Hard Rock + Metal News Enter your email address below to receive the Loudwire newsletter, which will include the latest news in hard rock and heavy metal. Email

President of Heavy Metal 2012 Election – Semifinals

The Presidential election is quickly approaching and the polls have never been closer. Of course we’re speaking of Loudwire’s President of Heavy Metal 2012 election, voted on by the fans themselves. As you can see by our bracket above, we started with 16 candidates and are now down to four. These four metal legends are one step closer to the evil office, with Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister , Rob Zombie , Rob Halford and Ozzy Osbourne remaining in the race. Your votes will decide who will meet at the Final Round. Voting for this round ends on Friday, Nov. 2 at 10am ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins! [button href=”” title=”Click to Cast Your Votes for the President of Heavy Metal Election” align=”center”]

President of Heavy Metal 2012 Election, Quarterfinals

After a massive turnout to the polls and some incredibly close battles, we’re entering the quarterfinals to elect the President of Heavy Metal. Fans came out with unwavering dedication for their favorite candidates, but with half of metal’s finest having been eliminated, we’re down to eight musicians. We’ve got some incredible head-to-head battles in the quarterfinals, including James Hetfield vs. Lemmy Kilmister; Dave Mustaine vs. Rob Zombie; Rob Halford vs. Kerry King; and Maynard James Keenan vs. Ozzy Osbourne. Who will make it to the Semifinals of our President of Heavy Metal election? It’s all up to you! Click below to begin casting your votes. [button href=”” title=”Click to Cast Your Votes for the President of Heavy Metal Election” align=”center”]

President of Heavy Metal 2012 Election, Round 1

Apparently, there’s a big election happening soon. That’s about as much research as we’ve done so far, but no matter, we’ve got something a bit more interesting to provide you — the 2012 President of Heavy Metal election! There are many leading bands, songs and albums in the world of metal, but there has never been a solid consensus when it comes to choosing metal’s President. From old-school metal pioneers like Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Halford to thrash metal veterans like James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine to new-school icons like Corey Taylor and Randy Blythe, there are several candidates that could hold the seat of President of Heavy Metal. We begin with 16 metal icons, and after four rounds of elimination, the polls will close on Nov. 6, at 11:59pm ET. Then, on Nov. 7, the President of Heavy Metal will be decided! Voting for Round 1 closes on Tuesday, Oct. 23. at 10am ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins! [button href=”″ title=”Click to Cast Your Votes for the President of Heavy Metal 2012 Election” align=”center”]

Rob Zombie + Anthrax’s Frank Bello Among Toronto International Film Festival Draws

Hard rock fans descended upon Toronto over the weekend for the Heavy T.O. Festival, and they now have a reason now to come back in September. Both Rob Zombie and Anthrax‘s Frank Bello are among the rockers that will be featured during the Toronto International Film Festival next month. As previously reported, Zombie will debut his ‘The Lords of Salem‘ film at the event and is expected to attend, while