Theyve been playing heavy metal edu-core for more than five years now, and their second release, Hell Bent For Letters, is a thumping, pounding homage to authors like Douglas Adams, Edgar Allen Poe and even Franz Kafka.
Bloodhag frontman Jake Stratton admits library metal is a bit out of the mainstream especially for a style of music stereotyped as the domain of mostly male, adolescent misfits.
In Strattons words: Its only been in recent years that anyones considered heavy metal intellectual, and thats usually because of technical ability.
But he admits, Im no virtuoso, so we have to use hard-to-hear lyrics with liner notes about our favorite authors to help people read more.
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