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HBIH Listening To

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.

A number of albums in our rotations this week have recently received rave reviews from our staff, including Murdock, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Dance Gavin Dance, Native Construct, Chaos Divine, Royal Thunder,  ChonAlkaloid and Minsk. All of these simply provide further evidence for 2015’s unbelievable level of musical quality, so take a moment to read our reviews and spin some of our favorite albums of the year thus far. Keep on the lookout for upcoming reviews of other playlist inclusions SighTribulation and Leprous.

Among our repeat inclusions are Cherry Bomb - the latest offering from Odd Future figurehead Tyler, the Creator - as well as two  albums from the artist that will be featured in our popular new “For Fans Of” segment. Also present is the self-titled Monobody record that we highlighted recently and which you should absolutely check out if you have not already.

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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Leprous

Norway’s Leprous are just about to release their amazing fourth LP, The Congregation, next month! Rest assured, every single one of us here at Heavy Blog who have heard it are incredibly excited about it and will probably put it on many of our year-end lists. While the band has only put out one song so far, you can check out many clips from new material below!

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Symphony X

The long-awaited and heavily chronicled news from Symphony X is finally here. The masters of power-prog, around since the late 90’s, are delivering a new album later this year, and the time has come for several announcements relating to the album to be made. View Full Article »

leprous-price

Leprous have their new album coming out in May. And June. May 25th in Europe and June 2nd in North America, to be exact, via InsideOut Music. The Congregation is already shaping up to be one of the most praised records of 2015, likely to make many year-end lists all over the net.

In your first listenable offering from the progressive masters, please partake in the official music video for “The Price,” the first track on the soon-to-be-released album.

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HBIH Listening To
For those who missed our last installment, we will now be regularly posting what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that doesn’t 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.

Kendrick Lamar‘s universally acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly has persisted as a regular inclusion in some of our staff’s rotations, and will likely remain that way throughout the rest of the year. Another repeat addition is Leprous‘ upcoming album The Congregation, a record that many members of our staff have been highly anticipating since its announcement earlier this year. It is safe to assume that a review of The Congregation is imminent, but in the mean time, check out our review of Byzantine‘s new offering To Release is to Resolve, another album included in this update. Finally, this update has several albums from the artists featured on this year’s installment of the Decibel Magazine, which includes At the GatesConvergePallbearer and Vallenfyre and will be running until April 12th. This lineup makes attendance almost mandatory, so check the remaining dates here to see how far you will have to trek in order to attend this exceptional tour.

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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leprous-congregation

Leprous‘ new album is fast approaching. Confirmed for a May 25th/June 2nd EU/NA release date, the 11-track would-be progressive view of darkness and madness (much like Leprous’ previous work) is sure to titillate even the most hardened and biased.

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I’m not even kidding. OK, I’m a little bit kidding but holy crap, this band list is insane! For those of you in the dark, this is the 11th for Euroblast Festival, a gathering of bands focusing on the progressive, the djent and the downright fresh. Last year was crazy enough, but it looks like the good folks at Euroblast are not slowing down. This year will feature not only Leprous and Haken but also Destrage, Igorrr and, last but not least, Between the Buried and Me. And Lantlos. And holy crap so many more bands. Head on over the jump for the current list.

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leprous-eu-tour

Leprous are happy to announce that their upcoming album, The Congregation, is complete and is to be released on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic. In addition, the band will embark on a meaty European tour beginning in September and carrying on until the end of October ending on Halloween in Oslo, Norway.

The band recorded the drums, guitars and bass for their new album in Sweden’s Fascination Street/Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan and Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums Bilateral and Coal, The Congregation was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator).

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leprous31

Leprous are preparing for a massive 2015 after releasing a brilliant album in 2013 and participating in their first headlining tour in North America just last year [photos, video]. The Norwegian progressive band have already been confirmed for a handful of festivals and are putting the finishing touches on the currently unnamed album, which is due out in May of next year via InsideOutMusic.

The festivals the band will showcase their talent include Barcelona’s BeProgMyFriend Festival, Cologne’s Euroblast, and Progpower Europe in Baarlo.

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Ihsahn 2014

Even though the Emperor reunion gigs have been the highlight of 2014 for legendary black metal musician Ihsahn, that hasn’t stopped him from hammering away at the follow-up to 2013’s Das Seelenbrechen, the latest in a series of critically successful progressive metal solo albums. Not only that, but in shaping the new material and lining up gigs for 2015, Ihsahn has formed a new live band from scratch, effectively relieving Leprous of their duties.

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