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Miss Fortune Vocalist Domestic Violence

Yesterday, Sumerian Records took to Facebook to say that they were dropping Miss Fortune due to their vocalist being arrested and jailed on domestic assault charges. The band was on tour with The Word Alive, but had to drop from the remainder of the dates. Check out the aforementioned post from Sumerian after the jump, as well as what the band had to say about the issue.

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ZTV

Yes! Indeed! The final episode of ZTV had descended upon us. In it, Ziltoid is in the final stages of his preparation to receive the Earth’s loving embrace, giving him fame and celebrity beyond his wildest dreams! Put your ship into hyperdrive and check it out after the jump!

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Blotted Science

Obscure as he is, Ron Jarzombek is often revered as a progressive metal legend. His body of work — which includes critically acclaimed acts Watchtower and Spastic Ink — has helped influence the wave of technically-minded musicianship in metal since the 80’s, being cited as a catalyst for bands such as Dream Theater and Death. Jarzombek continues making a case for furthering musical theory and technique with his latest project Blotted Science, which he shares with drummer Hannes Grossmann (ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) and bassist Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse).

The outfit has been on the backburner for some time, last seeing movement during the album cycle for their 2011 effort The Animation of Entomoloy, which saw the band scoring sequences from bug-themed horror movies with their oddly unique style of progressive and instrumental death metal. Now the band have solidified plans to record a follow-up in December, for a 2015 release, closing a much too long four-year gap.

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Psycroptic 2014

Legendary Australian tech-death outfit Psycroptic have announced that they have inked a brand new deal with Prosthetic Records. Not only that, but they also announced that their new album will be released in spring 2015. You won’t have to wait that long for new material, though. The band also announced they would be digitally releasing a brand new single, titled ‘Echoes to Come’, November 4th! They also gave us a small taste of the new song, which you can check out after the jump.

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Veil of Maya with Lukas Magyar

As I’m sure all of you have heard through the grapevine, Veil of Maya‘s new vocalist is reported to be one Lukas Magyar. Every website and their mother may be reporting on this at the moment, but we still have an obligation to bring our readers our thoughts and feelings on the matter! After the jump, you can check out some examples of Magyar’s silky smooth voice, as well as his not so silky smooth voice after the jump.

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Circa Survive Schema Video

The day has finally arrived! Circa Survive have not only given us their new song ‘Schema’ from their soon to be released album Descensus, but have also given us a video for the new track! Take a listen and prepare your eyeballs for a vicious pounding after the jump.

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mark-holcomb-really-titleThe members of Periphery are just back from of Japan. So while he was travelling what was guitarist Mark Holcomb (really) listening to? The answer after the break.

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cimmerian

We’re all busy in the Heavy Blog treehouse putting together our top ten lists for 2014. So imagine “my face when” I read that my surprise top five pick for Album of the Year suddenly breaks up. All is revealed after the jump.

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week-in-reviews-2Anytime our reviewers give a record a 4/5 or better score, you can bet it’s worth listening to. Well this week 4/5 of our reviews are at least 4/5 horns. Summaries of all 5/5 after the jump.

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decap1We’re happy to report that all of the members of Decapitated appear to be okay after a “serious van accident” while on the road in New Orleans. Details after the jump.

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