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Fugazi
There is truly nothing negative to say about Fugazi: they are one of the first (and finest) post-hardcore bands and retained a strict set of principles aimed at making their shows and music accessible to everyone, through an all-ages only policy and ensuring affordable prices for tickets and merchandise. The band has now announced that they will revisit songs preceding their six stellar full-lengths with the release of “First Demo,” eleven tracks recorded at Inner Ear Studios in the band’s infancy. Check out the track “Merchandise” from this session and the release’s track listing after the jump.

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Deafheaven - From the Kettle Onto the Coil
San Francisco outfit Deafheaven‘s ravenous appetite for playing live shows apparently has yet to be sated, as they’ve announced yet another North American headlining run. (For context, the last one was just over one month ago.) But who are we to complain?Not to mention that entry to any of the shows on the Converse Rubber Tracks-sponsored five-date run is absolutely free of charge! Tour dates after the jump.

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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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Beyond Creation – Earthborn Evolution

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In the time span between Beyond Creation‘s 2011 debut The Aura and now, one would argue they’ve already made their way to the forefront of the technical death metal genre. Non-stop touring around the world in addition to word of mouth has brought their uniquely progressive brand of tech death to a well-deserved spotlight, and with just one album they have easily joined the big leagues as it is. But considering the lofty expectations set by The Aura, does Earthborn Evolution hold water? Read the rest of this story »

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Just having wrapped up a US tour and a little escapade to Japan, fine djentlemen Periphery recently hit the road with The Contortionist (who have recently release their latest in Language), Intervals (who released A Voice Within earlier this year), and the relatively unknown TOOTHGRINDER.

We’ve got the glorious photos to show you from their performance at the end of September, so check ‘em out below!

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Georgia foursome Mastodon were on The Late Show with David Letterman last night! The band performed their not-so-controversial-song-with-a-controversial-video “The Motherload” with not a live twerk to be seen. However, guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds was certainly prepared in faux 70s getup, complete with radical fake afro and a heavy dose of cowbell.

The performance in full can be found below!

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Anthrax  perform at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass. on August 3, 2012

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Legendary thrash masters Anthrax are once again set to hit the road in 2015. Though the band has stated that they would have a record in 2014, it seems that the album will certainly be ready in the early part of 2015 to coincide with this trek. In tow, Anthrax will take both the Danish foursome Volbeat and Pennsylvania’s Crobot.

Dates below!

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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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