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tim-reallyCanadians Protest the Hero have been a mainstay in the prog metal scene for more than a decade. What founding guitarist Tim Millar is (really) listening to after the jump.

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I gotta say, The Dillinger Escape Plan are weird, but this is a next level of weird. When it was announced that they were making a rap song with Jarren Benton for an EP by Converse, I didn’t really buy the idea. But seeing the video, it makes sense. The angry live energy of Dillinger goes well with the energy of Benton’s style and flow. I mean, it’s still weird, but it’s interesting. Check it out below.

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There are so many bands plying their trade from coast to coast across every continent on this blue planet that it is common place for a hidden gem to slip by completely unnoticed. Thankfully, thanks to an article by our pals at Metal Injection, the guys in Aminals are getting some much deserved attention. Injection are guilty of bringing to my attention many of the bands I call my favorites. I still remember the first time I heard The Black Dahlia Murder, The Red Chord, Converge etc, all thanks to those lovely gentlemen. I will now also remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the eclectic hardcore of Aminals, which you can get right after the jump!

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This one has been a long time coming. Marmozets have been sweeping stages and ears by storm with assorted singles, captivating live performances and buckets of un-containable energy. Mixing math rock sensibilities most reminiscent of The Dillinger Escape Plan at their most melodic with insanely varied hardcore/pop punk vocals that move between screams and sweet caresses, Marmozets are just fresh. However, performing live and recording singles are one thing and releasing a full release is something else all together. How do the Marmozets stack up in that regard? Our wait for an answer is now over, as their album is streaming in full. Check it out below!

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Welcome to the fourth part in our ongoing series of Heavy Blog Is Heavy’s “Best Of” selections where we explore a genre of music and each of our dedicated authors picks a favorite album to share a personal experience with. For our fourth list we decided to mix things up a bit and discard the genre limitations all together. Instead, we chose to focus on albums that have retained their original shine, even through dozens and dozens of listenings. This is the Heavy Blog Is Heavy Best Of Albums That Never Broke Edge

We tried to select albums that have been around long enough to prove that they can survive the test of time. However, there was no specific time limitation set so you’ll find albums from all different periods of metal (and some from outside metal). This list is truly eclectic and there’s a reason behind that: we believe that truly great music, music that has enough substance to survive past the first 50 or even 100 listenings, truly crosses all genres. Keep your mind open and your ears alert as we take you down the twisted path of our staff’s favorite albums.

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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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So we had a lot of fun last week posting some of the last.fm 3×3 collages of what we’re really listening to.  We’ll get a prog metal celeb’s take after the jump.

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White Arms of Athena

At long last, our friends in White Arms of Athena are poised to release White Arms of Athena, the Kurt Ballou produced follow-up to their celebrated 2011 debut album Astrodrama. We’re pleased to announce the full details of the release, which is sure to be a stand-out record among the current wave of progressive and psychedelic music.

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White Arms of Athena

Heavy Blog favorites White Arms of Athena have at long last wrapped up new album recording sessions with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge) at God City Studios! It’s been a difficult three year wait since their debut album Astrodrama, which effectively combined the modern prog sensibilities of Between the Buried and Me with Cynic‘s kaleidoscopic touch and Blink-182‘s mastery of hooks. Believe it or not, the sound works, and the band promises a stylistic evolution along with Ballou’s celebrated production.

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Sectioned
Maybe one of the most interesting heavy acts to come out of my charmingly bleak home nation, Sectioned released a killer split not too long ago. After catching them play a cramped and killer free show I managed to share some words with Pedram, one of the string shredding masterminds behind the bands chaotic and crushing nouveau hardcore attack. We talked influences, technology and the current state of extreme music in our shared country of residence! View Full Article »

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