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Jamie King, best known as Between the Buried and Me‘s producer, is a busy man these days.  He was at the helm for the highly-anticipated (in some circles) Language from The Contortionist, his presence was palpable on the latest Scale the Summit record, and this week Florida’s tech-death favorites in Abiotic are working with him on their second album for Metal Blade.  Studio Update after the jump.

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Save for one or two ardent detractors, Revocation are universally enjoyed by Heavy Blog staff. In case you missed it, they have a new record coming out on October 14th, entitled Deathless. I’ve been privileged enough to hear it, and I must say, it’s their best work yet. Just you wait.

Meantime, the band have released behind the scenes footage of the making of the new album, which you can see after the jump. It’s full of new snippets of music as well as band interviews. With more episodes to come, surely there will be separate videos for drums, guitars, and bass, and perhaps vocals as well. Check it out after the jump!

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The Red Chord Return For Japanese Show

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The Red Chord confused a lot of genre-purists in the mid and early 2000’s with their crushing mix of death metal, deathcore and all of their subtle variations — so many of the po-faced descriptor-warriors were unsure of whether it was ‘OK’ to enjoy them alongside the more traditional acts.

Simple fact is, The Red Chord were fucking great. So it was a shame to see them slowly  lull into nothingness following the release of 2009’s Fed Through The Teeth Machine. Although the band clarified that they were, contrary to the status on their Wikipedia page, ‘not on hiatus’ and were just ‘taking forever to write a new record’, it was fair to assume the possibility of hearing from them again diminished year by year (saying that, the Stomach Earth album was amazing though).

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The Pineapple Thief – Magnolia

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The sum is larger than its parts. This sentence is often used to describe progressive albums or epics that operate on the album level, setting a concept or a story, interweaving different tracks together via leitmotifs or common themes. This isn’t the case with the new The Pineapple Thief album, Magnolia. On first listens, the album appears to be very song oriented: like the rock from which it draws, each song stands by itself. However, repeated listens will cause something extraordinary to happen. Like its name sake, the album will unfold its petals and a certain sum that is indeed larger will emerge.

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Post Rock Post – Nordic Giants

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Nordic Giants are one of those acts that simply cannot be captured in words. Their live performances are as elusive as they are grand and their music shakes you to the core while seeming to contain very little. This duo are also masters of the aesthetic, performing in videos and live acts clad in myriad shamanistic attire. While you don’t have to buy into the fantastical presentation, it definitely adds another layer to their music. Before we go on, head on over the jump to get a taste of exactly what we’re talking about.

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Canadian tech death up-and-comers Beyond Creation have been on quite the streak of releasing excellent track after excellent track from their upcoming sophomore record, Earthborn Evolution, and the latest treat on offer – the album’s title track – is absolutely no exception. It’s not hard to tell that this is easily going to be one of the best albums of 2014, which is really saying something considering the incredibly solid releases we’ve seen this year. Head on over the jump to get on it!

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coc-logoCorrosion of Conformity is one of those bands that means lots of different things to lots of different people depending on where in their evolution from hardcore to thrash to Southern stoner rock you happened to land.  There are people who are insanely passionate about each version of COC along the way. Video proof after the jump

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Old Man Gloom Release New Track, ‘The Lash’

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Old Man Gloom. If that name doesn’t do something to you then you’re doing something wrong. The decorated band are looking to cement their comeback with their upcoming release, The Ape of God. Following on the heels of the amazing and powerful No, this release needs to deliver something truly extraordinary to prove to us that this band still has momentum for more than a one time resurgence. Now, we have our first taste of what the band is set to deliver in the form of ‘The Lash’. Head on over the jump to give it a listen.

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When Soen released their debut album, Cognitive, many an ear was taken aback by the intriguing, heavily Tool influenced music this band produced. Essentially a super-group, Soen were nonetheless very much their own beast in the progressive landscape. Too many times however do groups like these take years between albums, as other projects get in the way. We are thrilled to announce that this is not the case, as the new Soen album, titled Tellurian, will grace our ears on November 4th of this year! Head on over the jump for the full release.

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There’s been a steady and gentle buzz building regarding enigmatic post-black metal act Myrkur. This Scandinavian one-woman act takes the blackened atmospheric work and lush melodies of acts like Alcest and Deafheaven and shrouds them in feminine mystique with interesting results. If you like your black metal unafraid to venture into clean vocal territory (complete with layered choir tracks!) with no shortage of melody, Myrkur’s self-titled EP needs to be on your radar.

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