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Jaga Jazzist - Starfire

As recently reported, the progressive force that is Jaga Jazzist will be releasing a new album this year and teased us with a track called ‘Starfire,’ which was premiered via BBC Radio 1. We now have full release details about the new album, which will be aptly called Starfire. Get all the info on that and an important tour announcement from the band after the jump!

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With Between the Buried and Me confirmed for dropping their new single ‘Memory Palace‘ this Friday, anticipation is at an all time for the North Carolina-based prog metal titans’ new album Coma Ecliptic. The record, which follows the story of a coma patient reliving his past lives in search for something better, is being billed as a rock opera — a distinction that wasn’t extended to the highly conceptual and multi-character-driven The Parallax series. What does this mean for Coma Ecliptic? Will the band reach new theatrical heights that they have never before reached? Are the band following in the footsteps of acts like Opeth and Mastodon and moving further away from metal? It’s beginning to seem like it, judging by Revolver’s new interview with BTBAM frontman Tommy Rogers.

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Spanish technical metalcore act The Raven Autarchy have announced the title, release date and tracklist of their new album, entitled The Obscene Deliverance. The follow up to 2013’s excellent Kaonashi, The Raven Autarchy are an up and coming act that are definitely one to follow if you like technical metal in the vein of Within the Ruins or After The Burial. Head on over the jump for the trailer to the new album and a new track!

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KEN Mode - Success

Stop what you’re doing and peep this right now. KEN Mode have just released the first track from their upcoming Seasons Of Mist release and it is absolutely killer. ‘Blessed’ arrives attached to yet another glorious music video and you will struggle to find a better visual match to a song so intensely kinetic. Head over the jump and check the video before you read my gushing statement regarding how this band continue to blow my mind. View Full Article »

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This is a great surprise! Norwegian avant-garde metal masters Arcturus are back from their decade-long slumber with new material! With the man with the heavenly voice, ICS Vortex (of Dimmu Borgir and Borknagar fame and with his own solo project) on vocals, Hellhammer (literally every black metal band) on drums and main songwriter Steinar Sverd Johnsen at the helm, the band is hitting full force with their new album Arcturian, which they claim will be their magnum opus. Well, they’ve released a new song titled “The Arcturian Sign”, so let’s see if that’s true.

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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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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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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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I don’t know quite how we’ve never actually featured Shokran on Heavy Blog before as quite a few of the staff are big fans. Just last year the band released Supreme Truth, an album which made more than a handful of us internet metal types stand up and notice. Shokran play progressive metal laden with fat grooves and layers of Oriental style synths. The dust has barely settled and the band have now released a track titled ‘Creatures From The Mud’, coinciding with the release date of the new full length. Get it after the jump.

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