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?
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.