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What is death metal?

Death metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music that emerged in the early 1980s. It is characterized by its extreme brutality and aggressive musicianship, often featuring fast and complex guitar work, blast beat drumming, and guttural growling or screaming vocals. Lyrically, death metal often focuses on dark and violent themes, such as death, disease, […]

LAMB OF GOD’s New Album Omens

Richmond, Virginia’s LAMB OF GOD have dropped the official lyric video for the brand new song “Nevermore“, from the band’s upcoming album, “Omens“, which arrives on October 7 via Epic Records. Densely muscular, soaked in unnerving spite, with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, “Omens” is a furious entry in the LAMB OF GOD catalog, perhaps […]

Lamb of God’s Nevermore

Slipknots “We Are Not Your Kind” Has Released

  Slipknot have released their sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind, which follows 2013’s .5: The Gray Chapter and sees the band coming closer than ever before to having made a concept record. The 14-track title was preceded by the singles ““Unsainted,” “Solway Firth” and “Birth of the Cruel” and arrives amid the band’s Slipknot […]


Corey Taylor Reveals Lyrical Themes for Next SLIPKNOT Album

Slipknot is in the midst of recording their new album, with the anticipated release sometime this summer. With that, it’s pretty surprising that Taylor is making himself available for interviews. Last week, he spoke about how he prefers working with producer Greg Fidelman over a big name like Rick Rubin, and this week, he spoke with Music Week about the lyrical […]


Cliff Burton vs Jason Newsted

Metallica fans often obsess over bass: whether it’s the greatness of Cliff Burton’s playing, the absence of any audible bass playing on …And Justice for All, the rest of the Jason Newsted era and the following era, which featured his successor, Robert Trujillo. In a new interview, producer Flemming Rasmussen went in-depth about the recording process with the […]

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 .