In this week’s HEAVY Digi-Mag Issue #101:
There is no doubt that New Zealand sludge metal outfit Beastwars are a band that have overcome some pretty major obstacles. The band had technically broken up for two years and then the lead singer, Matt Hyde, almost lost his life to cancer. Last year then saw the rise of the beast once more with the band returning with – IV – one of the most heartfelt and emotional albums that you are ever likely to hear.
When American prog metal greats Between The Buried And Me hit our shores next month they are going to do things a little differently. There will be no ‘big’ shows instead the band are excited about being able to play at more intimate venues and bring the ‘A Evening With’ experience to their fans… an experience that they have learnt has been working in every country that they visit.
Ahead of the tour HEAVY Magazine was lucky enough to get a chance to be able to talk with a man that has been with the band since its inception – frontman Tommy Giles Rogers Jnr.
The Used recently surprised all of their fans by suddenly dropping a single titled ‘Blow Me.’ That was the first release since the band had signed with Big Noise Records and shortly after the single was released the band admitted that they had been working on a brand new album after their festival tour. With the album slated for release in early 2020 and the band also embarking on a North American tour HEAVY Mag took the chance to sit down with Bert McCracken to see what fans can expect from this new album.
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