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arch-bassImagine you’re a bassist for one of North America’s premier tech death bands but you choose your education and the rest of your life over staying tech? It’s a decision that’s creating an opportunity for other people after the jump.

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California Atmospheric Death Metal rising stars Fallujah hope a new record label will help their careers blast off. Details after the break.

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fallujah west coast tour 2015

Fallujah continued their evolution into the world of atmospheric death metal last year with their celebrated sophomore full-length The Flesh Prevails. Around these parts, there’s some behind-the-scenes disputes on the album’s quality and importance among staff, but that didn’t keep it from landing at #12 on our Best Of 2014 countdown.

Unfortunately we haven’t had much opportunity to see the band in a headlining capacity since its release, so hopefully we’ll begin seeing more of that throughout 2015. We’re already beginning to see some signs of life out of the Bay Area act and their 2015 touring schedule for the act’s recently announced East Coast / Midwest tour in support of The Contortionist, but now the group has expanded their touring plans to include West Coast headlining dates with support from Archspire, Lorna Shore, and The Zenith Passage. Get dates below.

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poll-resultsAll this week we’ve been posting the results of our staff poll of the best releases of 2014. Find out your choices for Album of the Year and an aggregated Top 25 of Reader choices after the jump.

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It looks like the tour announcements for 2015 just keep rolling in, and this time it’s one of the most diverse lineups yet. Indiana’s progressive metal powerhouse The Contortionist are going out on their second headlining run across North America in support of their third LP, Language.

Earlier this year, they were opening for Periphery and continued that tour with Intervals and Polyphia in tow, with their final show in Chicago.

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Let’s keep it brief, okay folks? This is the second part of our Top 50, Album of the Year list. At the end, you’ll find our Top 10, while tomorrow we’ll have individual staff members’ top 10 lists and our Outliers section: albums that were placed on individual top 10’s but didn’t make the Top 50 list.

The albums you’ll find here were ones that had broad consensus among our large group of staff writers and editors as truly excellent representations of the worlds of metal and other heavy music this year. No doubt you’ll find things to quibble with, but we’re proud of this list and the entries therein.

If you haven’t yet, check out Part I of this list, listing numbers 50 to 26. Alright, OK, no more words. Let’s get to it!

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so-farA week ago we opened up the voting to ask you, our readers to choose the Top 25 albums of 2014. Balloting remains open for another week but we see who is in the lead after the jump.

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raijuThe success of Ghost B.C. has shown there’s a metal audience for music that isn’t particularly heavy if it’s surrounded by dark words and themes. A California prog band that embraces darkness in happy music that you might want to check out after the break.

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really11-2-header-parttwoRemember how back in school the kids whose last names started M-Z could show up later than the rest of you because it took a while to call the roll that far? That’s kind of how our two-part look at what your Heavy Blog is Heavy Staff is (really) listening to for the first weekend of November works. The stragglers show off their 3×3’s after the break.

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We here at Heavy Blog Is Heavy have done our damned best at keeping you in the loop regarding Black Crown Initiate and their much anticipated eOne record The Wreckage Of Stars. My maestro of a colleague in Noyan was even kind enough to share his pretty thoughts and words with you in his review it last month. Now you can ignore whatever we have said previously and make up your own damn mind regarding this (incredible) metal release. Full stream after the jump folks! View Full Article »

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