Ominous darkness – Introducing: Hei’An

Originally a one-man project by Slovenian musician Matic Blagonič, Hei’An has now evolved into a veritable collective of keen artists striving to bring Slovenian metal into our heads and hearts – successfully so! The band, who likes to think of their output as Post-Progressive-Metal, impressively manages to balance out both heavy sounds and tender emotions blossoming across a field of arcane post-metal-esque landscapes. Through the inspiration of names such as Alcest, Leprous or Together To The Stars, especially listeners of dreamy and deep metal songs will highly appreciate the upcoming album imago. The first single “inferno” summarizes the band’s energy and approaches the topic just perfectly. We had a chat with the bandleader and songwriter, Matic Blagonič.

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“Hope can be something so precious, but also dangerous” – introducing: There’s A Light

erman post-rock/experimental youngbloods There’s A Light unveiled their second album and the first one with Napalm Records, f̶o̶r̶ ̶w̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶m̶a̶y̶ ̶I ̶h̶o̶pe̶? for what must we hope? on December 10, 2021. Rooted in the post-rock scene, their music combines powerful and resolute guitar lines and audacious melodies with elements from the ambient genre, occasionally adding emotional vocals to some of the album’s eleven flawless songs. Here’s our interview with the band’s founder & guitarist, David Christmann.

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“We work together as a band and with whatever writers and musicians to formulate the roadmap to our sound” – introducing: S.A.M.

S.A.M. burst onto the national scene with their “11:59” EP in 2019. The debut single “10 Feet Tall” made it into regular rotation at SiriusXM Octane and Music Choice Rock while establishing the band at Active Rock Radio, peaking at #35 on the BDS and Mediabase charts. The band’s fortunes reached new heights when “10 Feet Tall” was used in promos for the 2019 ESPY awards, and aired as bumpers throughout the ABC telecast of the show. Follow-on singles “Heartless Machine” and “Unleash” helped solidify their place in the Rock firmament. The band received stellar reviews for their live shows from tours with Shinedown, Papa Roach, Sick Puppies, In This Moment, and Memphis May Fire.  Here’s our interview with the vocalist, JT Shaheen!

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Heavy piano, pretty guitar, yell – introducing: Dig Two Graves

With their latest single, “Deathspeaker,” Dig Two Graves attempted to go out of their comfort zone to write the most over-the-top and ambitious song they have yet. It is progressive, fast, fun, heavy, and sure to get any crowd partying and moshing. With layer upon layer of brutal riffs, soaring orchestras, and punishing beats, the band was hoping to release their most successful track to date.

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