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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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It seems as though it were only yesterday that Psycroptic were on tour. They recently finished up yet another lengthy trek, this time bringing with them blackened thrash titans, Goatwhore. Reeling with excitement, due to having recently bought a new camera, I missed Ouroboros, but thankfully arrived in time for my favourite local band all of time—Disentomb. Their unmatched ferocity is always refreshing to witness, even more so at an intimate venue like Crowbar. Having never seen Goatwhore previously, I was so surprised to see a band with such an engaging perspective on crowd interaction. This also made them extremely fun to photograph, though, not quite as much as Psycroptic. They’re easily some of the most hardworking musicians I know and it’s always a pleasure to catch up with them when they’re in town. Big thanks to Dave Haley for letting me take photos yet again. Check them out below!

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Psycroptic – Psycroptic

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Psycroptic are among the best technical death metal acts around, and their discography proves that point. The sheer ferocity of their music, chock full of riffs, is what most people normally associate them with. However, the band should also be noted for their incredibly catchy hooks, which are prevalent on every album the band has ever made. It could be argued that the band is the catchiest technical death metal band of the new millennium, and this case is only supported further by their latest offering, a self-titled record that, according to fellow editor Eden Kupermintz, is “one giant hook”.

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If you don’t know who Psycroptic are, please tell me what you’ve been doing with your life up until now. Their last album was a marvel to behold, cementing an already successful career as tech death masters. They’ve been continuously teasing us for this upcoming, self titled album, since late last year. And now, finally, the band have deemed the time fit to unleash this beast upon us. Beneath the amazing Ouroboros lies a furious album, delivering so many riffs that…well, hear for yourself below the jump!

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Psycroptic Cold

Psycroptic keep dropping tracks from their new self-titled album to make us jealous that we don’t have the full thing yet, so it’s only natural that they would continue along this path until we just can’t take it any longer. The latest golden nugget is a live music video for the track ‘Cold’. Not only is it a live video, but it is also bookended with breathtaking nature shots. Make sure to check it out after the jump, as well as a few tour dates for anyone residing in the land down under.

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Psycroptic - The World Discarded

In a few short months, we will have a brand new album from Psycroptic. That thought alone should be enough to get you through the grueling first months of this new year. If you simply cannot wait until then to hear new music from Tasmania’s greatest export, you’re in luck! The lyric video for their new track, ‘The World Discarded’, is available for streaming after the jump.
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2014 was a phenomenal year for live music (of the heavy kind) in Australia, however it seems as though the best show was saved for last. Just a few weeks ago, Thy Art is Murder, accompanied by Psycroptic, Revocation, Fit For an Autopsy and sloom pioneers, Disentomb, toured around Australia on a quest for aural decimation. Not only did both Brisbane shows sell out, there was such a large fan response that a third show had to be organised to cater to those who missed out. Metal bands selling out the same venue three times in a row, in the space of two days is literally unheard of here. Thankfully, I was fortunate enough to photograph the very last night of the tour, thanks to my good buddies in Psycroptic.

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Tasmanian technical death metal veterans Psycroptic are about to drop their self-titled album early next year and have decided to get the ball rolling now with a brand new music video! While it may be just a performance video at its core, the film quality helps recapture some of the low-budget videos that American death metal bands were releasing in the early-to-mid 90s. Check it out after the jump!

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Psycroptic - Echoes to Come

When Psycroptic announced that they had inked a deal with Prosthetic Records to release their new album in the spring, they also gave us a snippet of a new single that they said would be released November 4th. We no longer have to keep replaying that short snippet, as we have the full track below! It was debuted during a Reddit AMA with the bands drummer, Dave Haley, which is definitely worth the read. While you’re reading, check out the brand new track, ‘Echoes to Come’ after the jump!

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Psycroptic 2014

Legendary Australian tech-death outfit Psycroptic have announced that they have inked a brand new deal with Prosthetic Records. Not only that, but they also announced that their new album will be released in spring 2015. You won’t have to wait that long for new material, though. The band also announced they would be digitally releasing a brand new single, titled ‘Echoes to Come’, November 4th! They also gave us a small taste of the new song, which you can check out after the jump.

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