Bio: The Black Heart Epidemic is a group of dedicated musicians who had been working within the same local music scene for years. The group went through several different members before settling in on the final five, each of them bringing their own creative influence to the music. With such diverse ba...See Full Bio
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“After a lively interview on the second-floor terrace with Revocation guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson, drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne, and guitarist Dan Gargiulo, I ventured back downstairs to catch the evening’s local talent. First up was this year’s Metalympics silver medal winner, Holyoke’s The Black Heart Epidemic. They played an inventive, hammering blend of melodic hardcore and doom metal, laced with the mournful strains of an onstage cellist. But Korpiklaani, this band is not – the strings provide a melancholic atmosphere and depth, and the imposing, wild-eyed Moses Whitlock is a frontman not to be messed with. Sweet as can be offstage, but Derrick Green’s incarcerated felon cousin while performing. Intense stuff.”