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After a substantial wait since their last offering through Deathwish, Inc., Blacklisted have confirmed that their fourth album through the seminal hardcore label is forthcoming. Now, first of all, Blacklisted are awesome. The naysayers who thought that No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me was a complete turn around for the band clearly have too much hardcore in their blood. Whether it is the bitter grunge Blacklisted that turn up on this new album or the more familiar shovel fisted, hardcore dancing Blacklisted, the band get people excited so keep your eyes peeled.

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After the Burial, I Declare War, Reflection TourAfter the Burial have announced a September tour with I Declare War, Reflections, Texas in July and Come the Dawn. Check the dates after the jump. In case you were wondering what Reflections are doing through the rest of july and most of August, they are currently touring with Monuments, Glass CloudErra, and Scale the Summit.

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Xerath III

Xerath, Xerath, Xerath. As this hotly anticipated release draws near, the band are stopping at nothing to tease us. With a teaser, a “Making Of” documentary and now a play through of a bass line from track ‘I Hold Dominion’, Xerath are making sure we’re all aware of how much the upcoming album is going to kick ass. To be frank, I’m quite convinced. Check out the video below for exactly why.

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Ted-Nugent

Emerald Queen Casino has cancelled two upcoming shows from “Cat Scratch Fever” writer Ted Nugent (aka The Nuge). Citing “racist remarks”, Nugent will no longer play his scheduled shows on August 2nd and 3rd.

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“Drum and dulcimer-driven eco-terrorist black metal.” That’s certainly one way to describe Botanist, the one-man avant-garde project from Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Otrebor.

This latest track in the Botanist saga, titled “Stargazer,” will be making an appearance on the sixth upcoming release, IV: Flora, when it drops a couple of weeks into August. Hat tip to our friends at Tiny Mix Tapes for hosting the premiere of this incredibly haunting and beautiful track.

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Back in March, I reviewed Conquering Dystopia’s debut self titled album, and gave it a very deserving 4.5/5. The duo of guitar hero Jeff Loomis with Internet star Keith Merrow is a winning combination and when you throw in death metal legend, Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster and Alex Rudinger on drums you’ve got one of the most gifted line ups in modern metal. Going along with Keith’s tradition of posting playthrough videos, he and Jeff have done just that for the excellent track ‘Tethys’, and you can find it below.

 

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In the day and age of videos like Cattle Decapitation‘s ‘Forced Gender Reassignment’, nothing is shocking anymore. Still, Austria’s blackened death metal warriors Belphegor dropped an appropriately unsettling video yesterday with enough blood, horror, and Satan to entertain the whole family! The video features the title track off latest Nuclear Blast offering ‘Conjuring the Dead’, due out August 5th (NA), 8th (EU), and 11th (UK/FR).

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Combichrist

Industrial EDM group Combichrist recently announced a 22-date tour across North America beginning in Florida and ending in Kentucky. Darksiderz and Davey Suicide will be tagging along in support, but not Blood on the Dance Floor! The Florida electropop duo came under heavy fire from Combichrist fans and, well, the band listened and, as such, have announced that Blood on the Dance Floor will no longer be on the tour. Statement and tour dates beyond the cut.

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ScaleTheSummitFiveYear
Scale the Summit are one of my favorite bands out there, instrumental or not. Blending post-rock, djent and insane technicality, their music is addicting in a way that is unparalleled in the genre. While I was inducted into their greatness by The Migration, their second album, Carving Desert Canyons, is an important album, deserving of its place in the history of the band. Apparently, the album is turning five this year and to celebrate, the band will be pressing it to vinyl for the first time. Check out the full announcement after the jump!

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SetAndSetting
A while ago, Damien told you to go listen to Set and Setting. I was a reader back then and I, like the loyal fan that I am, followed suit. What engulfed my ears on that day was one of the reasons I became a regular reader of Heavy Blog. Equanimity, the previous release by post-metal fanatics Set and Setting, is a masterpiece. I would not be exaggerating then when I say that I am literally at the edge of my seat for their next release. Now, we can finally get a taste of what we can expect. Head on over the jump and check it out!

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