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ISIS_Oceanic
Several member of HBIH’s staff are fans of Boston post metal legends Isis, vinyl and sometimes both. The band will now fulfill the desires of many by teaming up with Ipecac Records to reissue a remaster their classic album Oceanic, which frequently competes with Panopticon as fans’ and critics’ favorite Isis record. Other than a November 4th release date and promises of updated artwork courtesy of guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner, not much else is known about the parameters of the reissue as of right now. Head on over the jump for what information we do have.

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OMG
Very few “supergroups” are equal to the sum of their parts. The anticipation and hype surrounding the individual members coming together more often than not leads to disappointment when, unsurprisingly, not everyone is thrilled with the results. Then there is Old Man Gloom – for many, the only one of these groups who are consistent in producing earth shattering music that somehow takes everything and nothing from each members discography. This year sees the band release The Ape Of God and you can check ‘Predators’, one of the new tracks, after the jump!

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partone

It’s been about a month since we peeked behind the curtains to see what the Heavy Blog staff is (really) listening to. We start our three-part update after the jump.

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mostprizedIt could be a ticket stub, it could be a guitar, it could be a t-shirt or CD or Vinyl, but if you look around you, chances are you have a Most Prized Metal Possession. Some of ours after the jump.

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TheOceanTour

Some of you may remember that earlier in the week, we briefly ran a story regarding the recent cancellation of a yet to be announced tour of Australia by The Ocean in January of next year, and the online shit fight that ensued between the band and Robert MacManus, a well known Australian tour promoter.  Following our publication of the story, it was brought to my attention that despite appearances, MacManus was not actually involved with promoting this particular tour, and thus we pulled the story in order to dig a bit deeper into this intriguing drama.

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raum
It’s no secret that I am a fan of things that go slow, deep and somber. This year is already turning out to be a fantastic one for these kind of sounds, what with Thou releasing their masterpiece, Heathen. However, I can never quite get enough of the emotional peaks and lows that post metal and doom supply. Therefore, I was quite happy to discover Raum Kingdom. These Irish boys certainly deliver on the promise created by their rune covered, blackened album cover. Get a taste for yourself, right after the jump.

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boris vanilla

You know, despite being a synonym for “plain” or “bland,” vanilla is actually one of the most complex and expensive spices around. Why does this matter? Well, Boris‘ new single ‘Vanilla‘ mirrors the spice’s actual qualities, and is not your typical flair-less doom rock. Get a load of the eccentric Japanese rockers’ new music video after the jump.

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isis panopticon

A few months ago, Isis announced that the next remaster from their back catalog would be the critically acclaimed Panopticon. Hailed as one of the best post metal records and an important work in the formation of the genre, Panopticon exhibits at their most secure and solidified. To be sure, excitement followed on the heels of the announcement with a rather long wait ahead.

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Telepathy – 12 Areas

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Instrumental music is a rising voice in the modern metal scene. There were always ensembles that created such music but with recent releases like Animals as Leaders and Conquering Dystopia, 2014 is already set to be a great year for instrumental metal. Into the broil we can now add Telepathy with their intelligent and emotionally taxing 12 Areas. Telepathy bring a unique sound to the instrumental arena: instead of focusing on technically extravagant passages, they turn instead to overbearing, post-metal sensibilities. 12 Areas is a dark and somber creation, channeling influences from Isis and other post-metal ilk.

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