Howling Sycamore- Howling Sycamore

In contemporary terms when we think of Progressive Metal, often the first thought (and arguably nowadays the most prevalent style) is of the overtly technical, calculated and near mechanical sounding; that or the likes of Opeth with their marriage of extremity and growled vocals with progressive rock’s expansive structures and complex arrangements. Beforehand, years ago, progressive metal was arguably spearheaded by a vastly different type of beast; the likes of Queensryche with their thoughtful yet anthemic nature and armed with towering, often falsetto vocalists. Howling Sycamore certainly remembers this time well, as their self-titled début (Prosthetic) shows a love and influence from such time period as much as it marries with more modern stylings; creating a sound which in today’s progressive metal climate, actually stands out effectively.Continue reading

October 7th, 2016 Heavy Metal Releases

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KEN Mode, The Atlas Moth, etc Taking Part On Crowdfunded Helmet Tribute Album

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A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by Magnetic Eye Records for a tribute album to Helmet’s Meantime album titled Meantime [Redux] tentatively due for a 2016 release. A deluxe edition of the set is also being planned and will feature bands covers songs off of Helmet’s Strap It On and Betty albums.

Artists reportedly participating include:

KEN mode
Watchtower
Phantom Glue
Ironweed
I Am Become Death
Fuck The Facts
Family
Meek Is Murder
Kings Destroy
The Glorious Rebellion

Artists recruited for the “Strap It On” and “Betty” tracks include:
Fashion Week
Livver
Milligram
Heads
The Atlas Moth

More bands are expected to be announced soon.

We are beyond stoked to be a part of this awesome Helmet tribute with KEN mode, Phantom Glue, and a bunch more awesome bands! Go and donate now!

Posted by The Atlas Moth on Friday, April 17, 2015