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breaking benjamin dark before dawn

Talk about a throwback to my middle school days. Breaking Benjamin used to be one of my most-listened-to bands back in the day, and I still revisit a couple of their albums from time to time. You can’t honestly sit there and tell me Phobia was not a great record, because it really was. There were some killer songs on there. I also remember jamming ‘Dance With The Devil’ all the time, mostly because it was super fun to play on the drums, with its super slow and heavy main riffs and the super cool drum work by Chad Szeliga. Anyways, enough about that. Middle school sucked for me, so why even bother reminiscing? After a long four year hiatus to settle legal disputes with former band members, Breaking Benjamin is back, and with a new song and album to boot! Check the single after the jump! View Full Article »

Willimantic, CT based atmospheric post-hardcore band The World Is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die have announced that they’re entering the studio to record their first record for new label Epitaph Records. Not only that, but they have several 7” releases coming out via Broken World Media and Topshelf Records in the interim.


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Veil of Maya Matriarch artwork

The time is here, folks! Veil of Maya have announced that their brand new album, entitled Matriarch, will be released on May 12th, 2015. The image above is the artwork for the CD Slipcase and it, well, it sure is something. Not only do we have a new album announcement, but we have also been given a music video for the new song, ‘Mikasa’, which features cleans this time around! Make sure to check it out after the jump!

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You may know Ben Cohen as the latest addition to video game metal cover band Powerglove, but you should also know he’s the guitarist for progressive act Lattermath, who have just completed work on their debut album. In fact, it’s so done that the only thing left to actually do is have the album mastered.

And who better to do it than legendary producer Jens Bogren?

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Wanzwa IV

Experimental (emphasis on the ‘mental’ bit) metal band Wanzwa have announced that their fourth album, aptly Wanzwa IV, will be arriving soon. With the announcement came a short teaser video with a sample of music, which you can check out after the jump.

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Australian grind/thrash spectacular King Parrot have quite literally blown up over the last two years. Following successful tours throughout Australia with bands like Cattle Decapitation, Obituary, Carcass, and Thy Art is Murder, the band has recently taken the rest of the world by storm, having toured Asia, Europe and America showing absolutely no signs of letting up. The band have recently signed to multiple record labels, and subsequently announced the upcoming release of their second album, Dead Set, due out May 15.

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Amon Amarth no drummer

Sometimes, no matter how hard it is, no matter the reason, musicians have to leave bands. It happens all the time. It’s unfortunate, but usually (depending on the reasoning of course) it’s for the better. Of course, that doesn’t make it any less sad, especially when it’s someone who’s been a member of the band for almost 2 decades, like, for instance fomer Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson. View Full Article »

Cattle Decapitation - new album

It has been a long time since Cattle Decapitation released the incredible Monolith Of Inhumanity way back in 2012 but this year will finally see new music from the legendary death grinders, released on the always consistent Metal Blade label. The band took to social media yesterday to announce that the highly anticipated follow up has been completed, with mixing and mastering of the record complete. If you are as excited about this news as much as myself, and many others here at Heavy Blog, you should hop over the jump and check their official statement.

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CHON - Grow O-Card Art

CHON, everyone’s favorite bubbly prog group, have released a visual stream of their first full-length album Grow in conjunction with website ARTISTdirect. The album features brand new tracks mixed in with re-recorded songs from the bands last EP, Woohoo!. See just how much CHON have grown by streaming the record after the jump.

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With a new album to be released this summer, Scale the Summit are setting a course for bigger things for themselves.

The band has unfortunately announced that drummer Pat Skeffington will no longer man the kit. As his replacement, J.C. Bryant from Tetrafusion will now be playing the skins.

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