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iwrestledabearonce Streaming New Album In Full

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To quote fellow HB writer Matt MacLennan when talking to me about the new album from deathcore champs iwrestledabearonce, “Hail Mary has just as much chaos going on as their previous work, except it’s much more straightforward. Punishing and jarring, this is the heaviest music they’ve ever released and probably the most addictive too”. He’s right on the money with this statement. The music is beyond heavy on this new LP: it’s the best full-length album of the year so far to break things to. Now, it’s streaming just for you, dear reader, in full, courtesy of the Artery Recordings youtube page.

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/16/15

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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.

As is typical of these updates, there are a number of inclusions of new releases that have received the HBIH stamp of approval via positive reviews. And So I Watch You From Afar‘s HeirsEidola‘s DegeneraterraFaith No More‘s Sol InvictusArcturus‘ ArcturianLeprous‘ The Congregation and Veil of Maya‘s Matriarch are all albums considered to be some of the strongest releases from 2015 thus far. Additionally, editors Nick and Eden have been spinning the forthcoming Jaga Jazzist album Starfire, and have been in sonic euphoria because of over the course of this past week. Expect a review in the next few weeks from Nick explaining the genius of both JJ and Starfire. Finally, there are a couple inclusions of the classic Refused album The Shape of Punk to Come, which should serve as a reminder that the Swedish post-hardcore giants are preparing to release Freedom, their first album in almost two decades. Read about the album’s details and preview the lead single “Elektra” here.

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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iwrestledabearonce See It Fit To Give Us The “Gift Of Death”

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If you don’t like iwrestledabearonce you are probably getting sick and tired of seeing them pop up all over Heavy Blog over the last few weeks. With a new album out in a month you can bet this won’t be the last you see of them either. Suck it up and deal because the band have released the first official video from Hail Mary, their Artery Recordings debut. “Gift Of Death” is ready for your wicked eyes after the jump.

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iwrestledabearonce Go For A Dip On “Wade In The Water”

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As we previously reported, iwrestledabearonce are set to release their new full length, Hail Mary, through Artery Recordings. The first track released contained very little of their signature sound and fans have been very vocal about this already. Well, the band have since released a second track titled “Wade In The Water” and you can see for yourself whether it sounds like the band you love/hate, as always, after the jump.

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/3/15

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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.

Numerous inclusions have received the Heavy Blog stamp of approval in one form or another. The Raven Autarchy‘s The Obscene DeliveranceKatatonia’s Sanctitude and The Crinn‘s Shadowbreather all received glowing reviews, and our pseudo-review of the excellent new collaboration between Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – Never were the way she was – saw editor Nick Cusworth gushing over his current album of the year. This coming week, expect reviews for And So I Watch From Afar‘s Heirs and Leprous‘ The Congregation, both of which appear in this update and are current Heavy Blog favorites for 2015.  In the meantime, stream Heirs here and read our interview with Leprous frontman Einar Solberg here.

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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iwrestledabearonce Announce New Album Hail Mary; Release New Song ‘Erase It All’

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With their signing to Artery Records in December of 2014, there came an announcement that spastic metalcore act iwrestledabearonce were working on a brand new album for 2015. The fruits of their labor have finally been revealed as they announced that their fourth album Hail Mary will be released June 16th, 2015. With it, came a brand new song called ‘Erase It All’ featuring the vocals of Suicide Silence front-man Eddie Hermida. You can check out the track after the jump.

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iwrestledabearonce Are Releasing A New Album, Are Also Apparently Robots

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Breakcore/metalcore/whatevercore band iwrestledabearonce are known for their goofy antics and overall persona. So when I heard a video announcing their signing to Artery Records and a new album had emerged, I thought I knew what to expect. I was only sort of wrong. The details: the band will release an album sometime next year. Get hyped! For the thrilling announcement video, head on over the break.

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You May Or May Not Want To Go To This Chimaira, IWABO, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, and Reflections Tour

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Some tours have lineups so strong that I get dizzy when they’re first announced, as in the BTBAM/Deafheaven tour. Many others though take a lot of consideration. Living about 4 hours away from every market fit for touring — ain’t this place a geographical oddity! — and having a full time job makes pretty much every tour a no-go unless there’s a great ratio of good to bad and if it falls on a weekend. This new Chimaira tour is cutting it pretty close.

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iwrestledabearonce – Late For Nothing

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Late For Nothing

01. Thunder Chunky
02. Letters To Stallone
03. Snake Charmer
04. Boat Paddle
05. Firebees
06. Mind The Gap
07. Carnage Asada
08. The Map
09. That’s A Horse Of A Different Color
10. I’d Buy That For A Dollar
11. Inside Job
12. It Don’t Make Me No Nevermind

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Iwrestledabearonce have been dividing the metal community for years. On one side, you have the fans — the ones who will defend the bands every move and talk nothing but positive things about their music. Then, you have the other side of the coin, where those denounce the band, calling them generic, or gimmicky. Their first two records ultimately didn’t help, as many metal fans today are still either for or against the band. Regardless of where you stand, it’s easy to see that the band have matured a lot since their inception, at least musically. Would this maturation be enough to sway those naysayers with their third studio album Late For Nothing, or would these two camps remain divided by a thick black line?

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iwrestledabearonce Unveil New Song, ‘Carnage Asada,’ Featuring Steve Vai

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iwrestledabearonce are known for being somewhat weird with their avant garde influence. The group always manages to throw curveballs to listeners, whether it be a bluegrassy breakdown or a surf-rock segue. However, one of the most surprising things the band has managed to accomplish thus far is getting a guest solo from guitar shred legend Steve Vai.

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