Smash the Mic Episode 012 – Six Degrees of Kevin Haken

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Smash the Mic this week sees Mark and Psy give their take on the new releases by progressive titans Haken, UK hardcore sweethearts Polar and the unique Japanese-inspired Finnish folk group Whispered. Psy drops a brief Bandcamp Recommendation for tech metal group ICOSA and the news this week features a plethora of weird and/or wonderful stories with Leaves’ Eyes drama, Necographist woes, Between the Buried and Me‘s amazing new merchandise, the announcement of new Wormrot and release of new Gojira material and a rundown of the strangest show line-up to occur in Europe in a while. This week’s question leaves us on a happy note: what moments have made you proud to be a fan of heavy music?

Download here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B239CyRmJLdKdm9LQ1oycTc3bWc

Bands discussed:
Haken Facebook. New album Affinity out April 29th. Website.
Polar – Facebook. New album No Cure, No Saviour out May 6th. Twitter.
Whispered Facebook. New album Metsutan – Songs of the Void out May 20th. Website.
ICOSA – Facebook. Latest EP The Skies are Ours out now. Bandcamp.

Topics discussed:

Female Fronted Metal – full list of Leaves’ Eyes news info

Necrophagist’s Romain Goulon says “band is dead”

Between the Buried and Me new merchandise

Gojira release “The Stranded” video

Will this be the strangest major European line-up this year?

 

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