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Phil Dubois Steps Down As The Drummer For Revocation

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It would be an understatement to say that it’s been a pretty interesting week as far as cancellations and member changes in metal go. Now to add to that list is one of the founding members of Revocation, drummer Phil Dubois. MetalSucks broke the story yesterday and statements from both Dubois and the rest of the band have subsequently followed. It’s certainly a pretty shocking and unexpected departure, to say the least.

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 6/13/15

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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.

Considering the multiple inclusions of Miles Davis’ masterpiece Kind of Blue and an inclusion from Orentte Coleman (whose passing we are deeply saddened),  it was a very fitting week to publish the inaugural installment of our Jazz Club feature, where members of our staff will dissect a new jazz album that we find noteworthy and excellent. Our first post discussed The Epic, the spectacular band leader debut of saxophonist Kamasi Washington; read our piece here. This week was also a popular one for Leprous‘s newest album The Congregation, which was included by half off the staff members who participated in this playlist update. The Congregation will without doubt be one of Heavy Blog’s favorite albums of the year, further evidence for which may be read in our review of the album here. Additionally, there are inclusions from a handful of other recent albums which we reviewed positively, including Starfire by Jaga Jazzist (here), The Moon Lit Our Path by Tempel (here) and Settler by Vattnet Viskar (here). We may definitely exhausted this sentiment by this point in the year, but 2015 has truly been an exceptional year in music, and we are still looking forward to an abundance of incoming releases.

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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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/30/15

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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 few inclusions of new releases that have recently received the HBIH stamp of approval via positive reviews. Jaga Jazzist‘s Starfire (review here), Maruta‘s Remain Dystopian (review here) and Secrets of the Sky‘s Pathway (review here) all received positive marks from our staff, particularly the former. It is also fitting that there are a couple of Mastodon inclusions, as they were the subject of our recent ‘For Fans Of” post which may be read here. Additionally, considering the multiple instances of Cattle Decapitation‘s excellent last album Monolith of Inhumanity, it is safe to assume that our staff is rather excited for their upcoming album The Anthropocene Extinction; lead single “Manufactured Extinct” may be streamed here. Finally, while not necessarily a “metal” release, Prurient‘s new noise masterpiece is included by a couple members of our staff, yours included. Stream the album here and be sure to check out the project’s upcoming dates with Godflesh 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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PHOTOS: Veil of Maya, Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver, Entheos—May 23rd, 2015 @ Revolution Bar and Music Hall, Amityville, NY

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May 23rd, 2015, The Matriarch Tour featuring Entheos, Gift Giver, Oceano, Revocation, and Veil Of Maya, who supporting their newest album, Matriarch [review], came to Revolution Bar and Music Hall in Amityville, New York. What’s cool about this tour is that each band on the lineup is supporting their respected 2015 album release (except for Revocation, whose newest album came out in October of 2014 [review]).

Local progressive deathcore/death metal band Eridian opened the show. Though I got there after Eridian’s set, they released their debut EP titled Hollow Theory back in March, and it’s pretty good for a first release. This is Entheos’ first full US tour, and if you were a fan of Animosity back in the day, you know why this band is important. They also released their debut EP titled Primal back in March. Following Entheos was Gift Giver, and they’re currently supporting their latest release called Shitlife which came out in April. Following Gift Giver was Oceano, who are supporting their latest release Ascendants. Next up was Revocation, and they are a band who you should never miss live. Finally, Veil Of Maya ended the show with a bang. Even if you’re not a big Veil Of Maya fan, you’ll still catch yourself nodding or even banging your head to the rhythm.

Definitely catch this tour when it comes to your area, and check out the pictures below!

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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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Summer Slaughter Teasing Intensifies

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The folks over at the Summer Slaughter social media camp have certainly outdone themselves as far as building anticipation goes. Through a stint of prolonged vaguebooking throughout the month of April in the form of statuses featuring names of songs and lyrics by bands that could quite possibly fit the bill, an unofficial line-up has begun to formulate itself in the heads of fans. Head on over the jump for the events as we understand them.

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PHOTOS: The Contortionist, Revocation, Fallujah, TOOTHGRINDER, Oceanwalker—February 8th, 2015 @ Mojoe’s, Joliet, IL

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The Contortionist are basically unstoppable. Having opened for Periphery in the fall of last year, the band continued to play more shows with Intervals, snagging Polyphia on the way for another set of dates ending in Chicago. All in support of their third album, Language [review], which caused much contention in listeners.

This time around, The Contortionist stopped by Mojoe’s of Joliet with Revocation, who also released a phenomenal album in 2014 [review], Fallujah, who did much the same [review], the always-stellar TOOTHGRINDER, and Chicago locals Oceanwalker.

Please enjoy the photos!

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PHOTOS: Thy Art Is Murder, Psycroptic, Revocation, Fit For an Autopsy, Disentomb—December 21st, 2014 @ Crowbar, Brisbane, AUS

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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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