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A while ago, we urged you to help make the Seven Year Storm, brainchild of one Sean Lang, happen. We’re very pleased to say that the dream became a reality and not two days ago, Mr. Lang was able to release the EP to the world! And it’s brilliant. Of course it’s brilliant, we told you it would be. Sean blends styles ranging from post-rock and adventure prog a-la Scale the Summit, with more defined passages in the veins of Between the Buried and Me. Head on over the jump for your first taste!

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Brian with BTBAM

[photo credit Jaime Cali, via Dustie Waring]

Brian had an incredible impact not only on us here at Heavy Blog, but on an immense number of bands across the west coast and throughout the country. In honor of his life, we asked members of many different bands that Brian was in touch with to share with us how he helped them musically, and how much an impact he had on their lives.

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It’s no secret that North Carolina’s Between the Buried and Me have been working on their upcoming seventh LP with producer Jamie King. It’s also no secret that it’s been hyped up as a full-blown rock opera and could very well be a big turning point for the band’s future. But what was lesser known is that the band was planning a brief tour through the Midwest and East coast this April! Support will be coming from Chicago’s The Atlas Moth, who will help bring a lot of diversity to the tour with their unique brand of psychedelic and densely-layered post-sludge metal. Dates are posted below!

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texas independence festival round two

Just last week, Texas Independence Fest announced its first wave of bands for its 2015 event, which takes place at the Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin, TX from April 10th-12th. Wasting no time in stirring up more excitement, the festival has already expanded its lineup — which initially boasted headliners Between the Buried and Me and Whitechapel — to include a third headliner in Cavalera Conspiracy with appearances from Tesseract, Corrosion of Conformity, As Blood Runs Black, and more. Get the full lineup after the jump.

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btbam the atlas moth

Between the Buried and Me are on the home stretch of recording their hotly anticipated rock opera, pushing for a tentative summer release through Metal Blade Records. Naturally, the band will have to tour in support of the record’s impending release in the meantime, and between the act’s headlining spots at the recently announced Texas Independence Fest and New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the group will be travel-ready with a new setlist guaranteed to see audiences between Austin, TX and Worchester, MA.

So of course it’s a lock that we’ll see Between the Buried and Me touring North America this spring (hopefully with new material in their set!), but a full itinerary and supporting lineup are currently unknown. However, post-metal act The Atlas Moth are strongly hinting that they will be involved in the trek.

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texas independence festival

To celebrate the 170th anniversary of Texas not being independent, Texas Independence Fest has released the lineup for their 2015 festival from April 10th to 12th.

The list of bands is long and crazy, featuring some performances that are inevitably going to be fantastic. From deathcore titans like Oceano and Whitechapel to the technically-laden Vale of Pnath and headliners Between The Buried And Me, the grouping looks intense and diverse. More bands are to be announced in the (hopefully near) future.

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Escher

Prog-metal up-and-comers Escher are gearing up for the release of their new EP, The Ground Is Missing, which will be released this Tuesday by Primitive Ways Records. To get everyone ready for their 20-minute onslaught of unpredictability and tight musicianship, they’ve decided to release the opening track ahead of time. Check out ‘The Bog’ below:

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To be completely honest, the current lineup for the seventeenth installment of the annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is fairly disappointing. Other than a stellar set of headliners on Saturday, most of the other bands are either relatively unknown or not particularly interesting, with Sunday having an especially weak lineup. A decent chunk of new bands were added to the bill yesterday and more or less continued these sentiments, with the exception of one excellent act. Head over the jump for the new additions and a complete, updated lineup: View Full Article »

Between the Buried and Me

Over the Christmas break, modern prog-metal titans Between the Buried and Me confirmed that the group will be returning to Jamie King’s Basement Studios to record the hotly anticipated follow-up to the group’s monumental concept album The Parallax II: Future Sequence early this month. The group’s seventh album is slated to be a rock opera, but the details of the story and the extent to which the band will take the record into “operatic” territory are currently unknown. However, a short clip posted to frontman Tommy Rogers’ Instagram account strongly hints at some over-the-top avant garde weirdness on the vocal front.

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We know 2014 is not over yet but you’ll forgive us if we gaze past its dying moments and into the bright flame that is 2015 (wow, that was metal as fuck). A lot of us honestly believe that we are living in a Golden Age of Metal, going by number AND quality of releases in the past 3-4 or years. Keeping that in mind, it seems as if 2015 is gearing up to be just as badass and filled with amazing music as 2014. In order to get you prepped for all the goodness that is about to descend on us, we’ve compiled a list of releases we are currently expecting in 2015.

Just to make something clear: an “expected release” is any release which is confirmed or very highly likely. Your mileage may vary though, so it’s quite possible some of these won’t actually come out in 2015. However, we did all we can to research these and make sure that they are either confirmed or extremely likely due to the band being in the studio, signing to a new label or hinting towards a close release. We haven’t bothered with “mythical” albums that might see release, such as Tool (yeah right) or Necrophagist (please). So, enjoy! Head on over the jump for the full list and let us know in the comments if there’s anything we missed.
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