Mar 252020


This makes the third time in our long, wretched history that we’ve had the honor of premiering music from Vancouver’s Heron. First, three-and-a-half years ago, it was a stream of their second EP, Fire Twin. The second occasion, two years ago, was a track from their debut album, A Low Winter’s Sun. And now, we present “Void Eater“, while helping to announce the new Heron album on which it will appear.

That album, entitled Time Immemorial, will be released in a variety of formats on May 15th by Sludgelord Records. And while Heron have already proven themselves through their previous releases to be a formidable force for skull-fracturing, soul-shattering intensity, Time Immemorial leads them (and us) even deeper into dark dimensions of dread and despair, of physical trauma and mental dislocation, and its ravaging, visceral impact is undeniable. Continue reading »

Apr 022018


The wail of an air-raid siren ends the song you’re about to hear, but it comes too late — by then, the bombs have already fallen, the damage has been done, and it’s damage on a cataclysmic scale.

The name of the song is “Of Gods and Goats“, and it’s the opening track from A Low Winter’s Sun, the new full-length album by the Vancouver sludge/doom band Heron, which will be released on Friday the 13th of April. The album follows on the heels of two Heron EPs, their self-titled debut in 2015 and Fire Twin in 2016. Continue reading »

Oct 312016



After a self-titled debut EP released in 2015, Vancouver, B.C.’s Heron now return with a new one named Fire Twin. It’s being released today — in fact, it has just today become available for streaming and download on Bandcamp, and you’ll find it down below as well, since we’ve eagerly agreed to help spread it around.

It’s well worth your time, especially if you have a taste for bleak, blasted sludge/doom that’s heavy enough to split concrete and powerfully atmospheric enough to cast a deep and dark spell. Continue reading »