The bangers in He is Legend have a new album, Heavy Fruit, coming out Aug. 16, but they’ve released a new track, “Smoker Scoff,” to tide you over. Heavy Fruit was produced Mitchell Marlow (Filter) and Allen Jacob at Warrior Sound in their home state of North Carolina.

The band is currently headlining the Mega Deaf Tour with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and Wilson. Dates below!

  • 7/26 Ybor City, FL @ Orpheum
  • 7/27 Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
  • 7/29 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
  • 7/31 San Antonio, TX @Limelight
  • 8/1 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
  • 8/2 Dallas, TX @ Trees
  • 8/3 Houston, TX @ Walters
  • 8/6 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
  • 8/7 Phoenix, AZ @ Joes Grotto
  • 8/9 La Jolla, CA @ Porter’s Pub
  • 8/10 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
  • 8/11 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
  • 8/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
  • 8/13 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
  • 8/14 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
  • 8/15 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
  • 8/16 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
  • 8/17 ST. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam
  • 8/19 Newport, KY @ Thompson House
  • 8/20 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
  • 8/21 Lousiville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
  • 8/22 Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunken Horse Pub


Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."


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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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