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devin townsend project euro tour

It is with the most selfish of smirks that I am writing this news. Our beloved maestro of majestic musical extravaganza Devin Townsend is taking his Devin Townsend Project and Ziltoid across mainland Europe and the UK. With him are the ever polarizing Periphery and the hands down batshit SHINING. While you fine people residing in the US do get more tours and are spoiled by local acts, us Euros do luck out sometimes and this is definitely one of those occasions. Get the tour dates after the jump. View Full Article »

week--in-review
Your entire Heavy Blog is Heavy staff took Labor Day off (even the ones in countries that think Labor Day is for expectant mothers) so it’s a little surprising how much sick content we rolled out for you this week. We’ll share the good shit after the jump.

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ziltoid-z2-details
We love Devin Townsend so much that Devy Blog Is Devy is definitely a thing which exists shut up yes it does. On the long road towards the release of the upcoming Ziltoid album, starting with the insanely successful Casualties of Cool crowd funding campaign, we’ve been eagerly awaiting this release, hanging on every bit of information, whether official or just via Twitter. We can finally say that the man himself has released an official press notice, including a release date and a very exciting live performance. Check it out in full below the jump!

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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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