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Xerath_III
We’ve been talking a lot about Xerath‘s upcoming album, III, due to release on September the 16th. That’s because we’re frankly super excited for it, among making of videos, bass play-throughs and other tidbits. Now, the band has released a full track off the upcoming album, which you can check out right after the jump. What are you waiting for?

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ziltoid-z2-details

After finding out that Z2 will release on October 27th of this year by means of a poster for a kick ass tour starring the Devin Townsend Project, Animals as Leaders, and Monuments, Devin decided to take to Twitter to reveal a few details in regards to just what we can expect from Z2 in the guest department, what the album means to him and that he’s thinking about taking a year off. Check out the tweets from the man himself after the jump.

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abstract-reality-tour-2014

You read that right! This tour has just been announced and will feature Devin Townsend in support of Z2 we presume, Monuments and Animals as Leaders on all dates! What more needs to be said? You simply cannot afford to miss this show. Check out the full dates below!

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25-albums-part-11

This is it guys. Final five. These are still un-ranked inside the list but every single one of these albums received a wide consensus in our staff group. These are the albums we’ve listened to the most in the past six months and we’d like to share them with you. We hope you’ve enjoyed the journey so far, even if we didn’t agree on every point. We appreciate every single one of you (no tears!) and hope to see you on the other side of this incredible year. Thanks for joining us!

Without further ado, here’s an arbitrarily arranged list of awesome albums from 2014 so far. Remember: it’s okay to not like thing.

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review-overkill-white-devil

“Nobody opens their favorite beer and wonders what it will taste like”. So begins the press release for the new Overkill album, White Devil Armory. There’s no hope in arguing with such a sentence, since it’s obviously correct: we like what we like and we mostly know what to expect from it. However, can we not also expand our horizons and try and remember those times when something we loved completely surprised us? Like Opeth‘s Damnation, like the first time you try sriracha and nutella, getting surprised by something you thought you knew is a rare treat.

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devin townsend project ziltoid

It’s fair to say that more than a few of us here at Heavy Blog are pretty excited about the prospect of Z2, the follow up to Devin Townsend‘s coffee-based space opera Ziltoid The Omniscient. But what could be better than just recieving the record? Well, taking part in it, as Hevy Devy has now set up a new site so that you can add your vocals to three different tracks on the record.

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casualities of cool mountaintop still

Casualties Of Cool may not be one of the most ‘metal’ releases of the year, but it sure is one of the most of interesting. Having been initially crowdfunded, it reached nearly 550% of it’s original target before producing an album we heralded asa distant, desolate, Western landscape with haunted Johnny Cash songs as the soundtrack‘. 

The first video, ‘Mountaintop‘, reveals a little more of the loose ‘concept’ surrounding the album, with visuals from none other than Jessica Cope, whom you may remember from Steven Wilson‘s video for ‘The Raven Who Refused To Sing’:

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son of aurelius

Sophomore albums are the chrysalis in which to-be-established acts germinate. A strong debut release is important but is too often revealed as a fluke or a singular burst of creative energy. Listeners then look to a second release in order to solidify an artist or band as a name to be watched. With Under A Western Sun, Son of Aurelius send out a very clear message: carve our name wherever you can, because we are here to stay. Their sophomore release is nothing short of a complete transformation, a transcendence of the already impossibly high standard these artists have set for themselves in the past.

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devin townsend project ziltoid

Here at Devy Blog Is Devy, we get giddy when anything Devin Townsend comes across our desk, but recently, we got a REAL treat. Devin posted a video, inconspicuously titled “Singing”, and contained within is what appears to be the first preview of vocal recording for Z2. The video can be viewed after the jump.
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casualties of cool

Devin Townsend has forayed into his first crowd funding campaign with Casualties of Cool, succeeding far beyond his initial scope and ending up at 546% at the time of release on May 14. The campaign featured tons of cool packages ranging from a digital download of the album to personal birthday songs to fans and an autographed guitar. Each pledger also received intimate video updates as the process endured. The album was originally slated to be a Devin Townsend Project release, but he decided to forgo that idea and make it a project unto itself. Musically, this material isn’t much of a departure from the subtleties of Ki and Ghost and wouldn’t be too strange billed under the DTP moniker, but the Devin we’ve come to know and love always has a reason for doing things, and perhaps the heady concept inherent here sheds some light on his decision.

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