Heavy Hops Ep. 078: Happiness From The Sky (Luca Cimarusti/Annihilus, Luggage)

Joining me this week is Luca Cimarusti – drummer in Chicago-based heavy trio Luggage, and leader of his solo black metal project Annihilus. Both bands were creatively active in 2021 and released new material, Happiness is Luggage’s fourth album and Follow A Song From The Sky is the second Annihilus offering. We discuss these two albums on their own and in comparison, and cap off the conversation by highlighting stand out releases from 2021.

Check out this playlist that features the albums discussed during the show, Luca’s new material, and our top albums of 2021.

Luca’s Top Albums of 2021:
Kowloon Walled City Piecework (Listen to HH interview with Scott Evans Episode 68)
Turnstile Glow On
Portrayal of Guilt Christfucker
Mortiferum Preserved in Torment
Meat Wave Volcano Park
Tomahawk Tonic Immobility

Alexi’s Choice Cuts of 2021:

Grand Cadaver Into The Maw of Death
Pupil Slicer Mirrors
Big Brave Vital
Monolord Your Time To Shine
Ustalost Before The Glinting Spell Unvests

Find Luca Cimarusti:
Annihilus: Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram;
Luggage: Bandcamp, Facebook
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Episode Art and HH Logo By: Bryn Gleason

Audio editing, mix and mastering: Esben Willems / Studio Berserk

Music by: Sam Cangelosi

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