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Heavy Blog Is Heavy’s Guide To The 2015 Festival Season!

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If you’re in the northern hemisphere like most of you who read this site, then you’re no doubt enjoying the benefits of natural seasonal changes as the nightmare that was winter 2015 has given way to a beautiful spring. And if you’re in the southern hemisphere — particularly if you’re in Australia, as many of our readers are — you’re almost certainly feeling the relief of more tolerable temperatures as your summer has given way to fall and is quickly approaching winter. Either way, all over the world we’re entering the magical time of year known as Festival Season. Many of the biggest and best bands in the world (and leagues of smaller ones as well) are preparing to set out for various tours and huge outdoor festivals that will attract thousands upon thousands of individuals. The global festival circuit has become so huge and varied though that it can be nearly impossible to know where even to start if you’re looking to travel to one.

We’re here to help! Obviously there are far too many metal festivals around the world for us to provide anywhere near a comprehensive list, but we asked our staff to highlight a few festivals on 3 continents — North America, Europe, and Australia (apologies to the rest of the world as we only have so many staff members from different places). Check them all out below!

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Deftones’ Upcoming Album To Feature Jerry Cantrell, Band Drops Killer Live Footage

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We’ve already posted about how the Deftones have been hard at work on their upcoming album and how it should be coming out September 25th, but they’re still killing it out on the road too! The band has been performing at a few one-off dates in California and just finished a massive performance in Las Vegas as part of their take on the famous Rock in Rio festival.

Want to see professional footage of that set? Of course you do! Just head on down below and get wrecked by Chino and friends.

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Deftones Have A Release Date For Their New Album!

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Deftones have probably my most-anticipated album of the year in the works. The now-untitled upcoming release is sure to be great, because, let’s be honest, the band are extremely consistent in their music. Even when they decide to switch things up a bit, they still put out killer music. Anyways, the band have recently given some more details about their upcoming album, including the release date! Check it after the jump!

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 4/18/15

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For those who missed our last installment, we post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to.

A number of albums in our rotations this week have recently received rave reviews from our staff, including Murdock, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Dance Gavin Dance, Native Construct, Chaos Divine, Royal Thunder,  ChonAlkaloid and Minsk. All of these simply provide further evidence for 2015’s unbelievable level of musical quality, so take a moment to read our reviews and spin some of our favorite albums of the year thus far. Keep on the lookout for upcoming reviews of other playlist inclusions SighTribulation and Leprous.

Among our repeat inclusions are Cherry Bomb – the latest offering from Odd Future figurehead Tyler, the Creator – as well as two  albums from the artist that will be featured in our popular new “For Fans Of” segment. Also present is the self-titled Monobody record that we highlighted recently and which you should absolutely check out if you have not already.

For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you!

Head past the jump to see which records have been receiving regular rotation on our headphones, stereos and turntables:

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Deftones and Incubus Roll Back The Years; Announce BIG Summer Tour

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You can’t throw a delay pedal without hitting a fan of Deftones in the Heavy Blog camp. The same can be said for Incubus, those starry eyed kids with the great hair that everyone saw on MTV. So you can imagine that some heads started spinning when the news broke that these two will be combining their talents to co-headline a North American tour this summer. Top the line up off with the incredible Death From Above 1979 and The Bots and look at that, you’ve found the antidote for the harsh winter that has kept you indoors. Head on over the jump to get dates and more of me wishing I was Stateside.

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Team Sleep Drop Dreamy Teaser

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During the tail end of 2014, Deftones/Death Grips supergroup Team Sleep took to the studio to begin recording their upcoming album, the title of which has yet to be determined. With a proposed 2015 release date, fans have begun to speculate as to when we can expect this record to drop. Amidst confirmation of the band returning to the studio later this month, it doesn’t seem likely that we can expect a finished product anytime soon. However, as a consolation prize, the band have released a series of teasers in the form of various social media posts over the past few weeks, the most notable of which comes in the form of a two minute long video released recently by guitarist Todd Wilkinson. Creep it after the jump.

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New Deftones Expected To Be Unveiled In Fall

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Deftones are easily one of the most consistently fantastic bands in the metal/rock world. The band have evolved from one of the purveyors of nu-metal to one of the coolest alternative metal and experimental bands out there. They’ve experimented with trip-hop, post-rock, groove metal, and all things in between. But now, the band are going to experiment with something different: a 16-song LP. Yes, kids. 16 tracks. Yummy.

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Chino Moreno provides insight into upcoming Deftones album

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Apart from the odd studio snapshot posted to their social media outlets, Deftones have kept relatively hush-hush concerning the recording of their eighth studio album – that is, until now. Yesterday, Rolling Stone dropped an exclusive interview in which they sat down with frontman Chino Moreno to bring fans up to speed on what the band’s been up to in the studio. Check out all the details after the jump!

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Deftones Are Gearing Up For The Studio, Eros Footage Leaks

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While it’s only been just over two years since the release of Koi No Yokan, Sacramento’s alt-metal giants Deftones seem to be gearing up for their upcoming, untitled eighth album. The band has been slowly leaking out pictures of their practice space since last fall, along with a few brief videos of riff ideas. It’s helped generate a lot of hype, and now there’s more leaked footage of the band’s lost record Eros, which was recorded with the late bassist Chi Cheng.

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Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb, and Jake Bowen of Periphery: The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

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On January 10th, 2015, progressive metal heavyweights Periphery came to Carrboro, NC to play at Cat’s Cradle in support of their upcoming double-album, Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega. This was the first date of their tour with support from Nothing More, Wovenwar, and Thank You Scientist, and was also the first time the band has begun performing new material like “The Bad Thing,” “The Scourge,” “Alpha,” and more. I got a chance to speak with the three guitarists of the band, Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb and Jake Bowen about the structuring of the album, the politics of picking tours, how album reviews should be done, and much more!

So this is the first night of touring in support of your new album Juggernaut, which I’m really hyped on after hearing it a bunch over the past week. Didn’t the album start off as a story and then the music came with it?

Misha: It’s all kind of together. Juggernaut to us was just the idea to do a concept, and it’s been many things throughout the years. At one point in time it was going to be our first album. “Icarus [Lives!]” was supposed to be on Juggernaut, and there were a bunch of themes going with that initially. It was this hyped thing, but I think we all got in a room after Clear and when we were touring. We were talking about what we envisioned it to be. I think we all were saying we want dark, epic, theatrical, ambient…that kind of stuff, which was a very different vibe from Periphery II. That was more notey and upbeat and playful.

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