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New Music Friday: Mastodon, Holding Absence, Wargasm, The Hara

It’s the return of New Music Friday – and we’re back with a bang!

Mastodon have an epic new rarities album, Holding Absence and Wargasm both dropped killer live sets from the Heavy Music Awards 2020, and The Hara have released a “live at home” performance!

Mastodon drop a new RARITies album!

Is there a bigger name in the prog-metal world than Mastodon?! Their new album ‘Medium Rarities’ features live performances and instrumentals of some of their biggest tracks. Plus, there’s an awesome brand new track, ‘Fallen Torches’! Check it out below.

Holding ABSENCE and wargasm kill it at the Hmas!

With exceptional vocals, heavy riffs and epic choruses, Holding Absence have all the qualities to become true titans of the post-hardcore scene! They proved this by delivering multiple explosive performances at this year’s Heavy Music Awards.

London up and comers Wargasm also smashed their performance at the HMAs! If you’re a sucker for some modern nu-metal with some disgustingly heavy riffage, then this is one track guaranteed to get you headbanging!

The Hara give us a Live at home performance!

High energy alt rockers The Hara haven’t let the lockdown slow them down, and have been pumping out frequent at home performances. This time, their epic track “Animals” gets a killer at home rendition!


Catch all these bands and many more at Download 2021, on 4th-6th June! It takes place in Donington Park and is headlined by KISS, Biffy Clyro and System Of A Down.