Heavy Hops Ep. 057: Best of 2021…So Far (Nick Dellacroce/Bongripper)

Joining us this week is Nick Dellacroce, guitarist of instrumental doom band Bongripper and solo project Bottomed. We discuss what’s been happening with Bongripper, what we’ve been listening to and which albums, podcasts, movies and shows have struck us from 2021 so far. Listeners will recognize Nick not only for his musical work, but also from his appearance in Episode 7 Part I and Part II. Playlists, podcasts, and band names below are hyperlinked, so click/press to explore!

Playlists Discussed:
The Sadness Playlist
Our Best of 2021…So Far Playlist
Roadburn Essentials Playlist

Wandering Soul Documentary
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
Downstream Channel
A Life On Our Planet
Kiss The Ground
Land of the Giants

Nick’s Top Albums of 2021 So Far:
Altarage Succumb
Body Void Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth
Chaos Echoes Ecstasy with the Nonexistents
God Is War World Music Volume 1 / Abou Knees
Godspeed You! Black Emperor At States End
Mogwai As the Love Continues
Bill Orcutt / Chris Corsano Made Out of Sound
Panopticon …And Again Into the Light
A Place to Bury Strangers Hologram
Portal Avow
Andy Stott Never the Right Time
Scorn The Only Place
Sugar Wounds Calico
Snuffed on Sight EP
Mika Vainio Last Live
Yautja The Lurch

Looking forward to the new Teeth record.

Sam’s Top Albums of 2021 So Far:
Gojira Fortitude 
Gatecreeper Unexpected Reality
Cult of Luna The Raging River 
Uglybones Erasure
Bloodletter Funeral Hymns (CD pressing in 2021 by Petrichor/Hammerheart Records)

Re-Releases, Live Streams, Notables, Albums You’re Looking Forward To: Soft Kill Sky, Earthless Mojave Desert livestream, Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou cover album, Kikagaku Moyo & Ryley Walker Deep Fried Grandeur

Alexi’s Top Albums of 2021 So Far:
Big Brave Vital
Gatecreeper Unexpected Reality
Pupil Slicer Mirrors
Spelljammer Abyssal Trip  (Cool video for the title track).
The Amenta Revelator (Learn more about this album in Ep 55)
Live: Solbrud Levende i Brønshøj Vantårn (Discussed in Ep 41)

Singles, Re-Releases, Honorable Mentions:
Novarupta “Wear You Down”
Vukari “MMXXI” (2021)
Monolord I’m Staying Home 
Grand Cadaver Madness Comes (EP) – Thanks George for the shout out!
Pelican re-releases via Thrill Jockey.
Honorable Mention: The Ruins of Beverast The Thule of Grimoires 

Find Nick Dellacroce:
Bongripper Bandcamp
Bottomed Bandcamp
Bongripper Facebook

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