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2015 is already looking to be packed with some awesome metal tours, but this one might take the cake as far as crushing brutality is concerned. Deathgrind masters and Heavy Blog favorites Aborted are teaming up with deathcore destroyers Fit For An Autopsy for a co-headlining U.S. tour that’s set to annihilate he East Coast, West Coast and a lot of cities in between. Get the dates and more info after the jump!

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TToL Yield To Despair

We’ve been telling you for a while that you should be listening to the post-jazz-drone-metal melting pot that is Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving. With the release of their sophomore album Yield To Despair coming April 17, now is the perfect time to hop on board if you haven’t already. As huge fans of the band, we’re honored to have the opportunity to debut a new track from the album, the first since the release of the Downbeat EP in November. Check out the song below, entitled ‘The Albanian Sleepover – Part 1’!

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Native Construct guitars

I’ve been waiting for this album for 3 years. When they posted their playthrough video of a demo version of “Chromatic Aberration” 3 years ago, I was immediately hooked on this band consisting of Berklee students called Native Construct. Now, lo and behold, the album is done and they’ve posted a playthrough video of a full track titled “The Spark of The Archon”, and my, it’s some delicious prog goodness.

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It’s no secret that Nile’s George Kollias is an absolute animal behind the drum kit and one of the most universally-respected names in the realm of mind-bending speed in death metal. What may have been lesser-known, however, is that he apparently knows how to play every instrument in a standard metal set up and has been working on solo material for years now! Lambgoat has the most recent stream of the song available, but we have it embedded below for your convenience.

Kollias will be releasing his debut solo album, Invictus, on May 18th and you can preorder it now on Season of Mist’s webstore. Fans can also now get a taste of what kind of riffs Kollias is bringing to the table with “Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead.” Head over the jump to check it out:

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Long-running Swedish power metal act Evergrey are coming back to the US once more for a quick tour of the East Coast, starting in Chicago and ending in Atlanta for ProgPower USA. This tour reached all over the world, because Australia’s Voyager are second-billed on the lineup, while we have Canada’s Borealis and Texas natives Oceans of Slumber to round out the roster.

Hit the jump for typed up tour dates.

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Torche Drop Fairly NSFW Video For ‘Annihilation Affair’


It’s safe to say we really, really like Torche. We’ve posted about the band every time another track from Restarter surfaced in the lead up to it’s release last month. It’s a great goddamn album and our beloved editor Nick wrapped his thoughts up perfectly in his sublime review. It is, alas, time for another post about Torche so let’s get to it. Yesterday, a beautiful animated video for ‘Annihilation Affair’ hit the Interwebs and yeah, it looks fantastic but the vibe it gives off is a bit suspect. Get the video and some words about it after the jump.

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Billed as “the most extreme tour of the fall,” Krisiun and Origin are now confirmed as co-headliners for 2015’s Devastation of the Nation tour, sponsored by our friends at Metal Injection.

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Leprous‘ new album is fast approaching. Confirmed for a May 25th/June 2nd EU/NA release date, the 11-track would-be progressive view of darkness and madness (much like Leprous’ previous work) is sure to titillate even the most hardened and biased.

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Just wrapping up a tour with Wrong and Nothing [photos], Torche are once again making several stops across North America in support of Restarter [review], but this time with Japanese experimental/noise rock artists Melt-Banana.

We know you want tour dates, and we’ve got ‘em!

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