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Although they’ve had a reputation for being road warriors over the years, The Dillinger Escape Plan have been relatively quiet as of late. It seems as though they’ve been wrapping up the touring cycle for the fantastic One of Us Is the Killer, and are maybe setting their sights on new music. The band just wrapped up a killer one-off performance at SXSW last week (which we should hopefully have pictures of soon) and have just announced that they’ll be doing a very brief run across the east coast in June! Head over the jump for the dates!

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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.

Anyone who doesn’t live under a proverbial rock knows that the biggest release in all music this week goes to the early release of Kendrick Lamar‘s hugely-anticipated follow-up to Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, and unsurprisingly, K Dot found his way onto many of our lists this week. Also of note (and in an entirely different quadrant of the musical spectrum) this week was the release of Alkaloid‘s debut album The Malkuth Grimoire (read our review here if you haven’t already), which also landed in several of our staff’s lists.

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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the colour line 2015

In 2013, we introduced our new free compilation series with Heavy Comp Is Heavy: Volume One. It was a good blend of genres we enjoy here at Heavy Blog, but it contained a handful of up-and-coming hardcore bands from the UK. Since then, one of our favorite indie labels Basick Records has signed not one, but TWO acts from the compilation. Not to toot our own horn, but Basick has just proven that we’re on the cutting edge of talent scouting here. Other labels, take note: our staff-curated compilations feature A+ potential signees ripe for the picking. Even Relapse Records agrees!

Earlier this year, Murdock were picked up by the label and announced that they would be releasing their much anticipated debut album Dead Lung on April 13th. Now, a second Heavy Comp Alumni, The Colour Line, has joined the Basick ranks and will release a new album later this year!

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Supergroups! What’s the deal with them? I honestly don’t know, as most of them are disappointed to say the least (I’m looking at you, Adrenaline Mob). However, the rare gem does present itself and Killer Be Killed is a fine example. Consisting of Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Juan Montoya (MonstrO),  Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and, for this performance only, Ben Koller of Converge on the drums, this band is a who’s who list of metal. And they sound damn good. Apparently, they can also pull their weight on the stage as recent footage of Australia’s Soundwave Festival shows. Head on below the jump for the video!

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Valentines

Last year we put together a compilation of some of our favourite songs to play to a loved one over the Valentines “holiday”. This year is no different. To celebrate the most saccharine of fake celebrations, please find below some of the Heavy Blog staffs sexiest selections for you and your loved one (or loved ones, we exclude no one, not even you polygamists!) to enjoy. Share this with that special someone instead of cheap chocolates or gas station flowers and we guarantee (we don’t) that you will have the best sex of your life this Valentine’s. All hail the mighty aphrodisiac power of music.

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Greg_Retox

Retox peddle a very powerful brand of hardcore, never quite relenting their finger from the trigger of accentuated drums, slightly screamed vocals and tolling guitars. Who better to enlist for a new video from such an aggressive band than The Dillinger’s Escape Plan‘s own Greg Puciato? Head on over the jump to witness his performance in service of Retox.

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Let’s keep it brief, okay folks? This is the second part of our Top 50, Album of the Year list. At the end, you’ll find our Top 10, while tomorrow we’ll have individual staff members’ top 10 lists and our Outliers section: albums that were placed on individual top 10’s but didn’t make the Top 50 list.

The albums you’ll find here were ones that had broad consensus among our large group of staff writers and editors as truly excellent representations of the worlds of metal and other heavy music this year. No doubt you’ll find things to quibble with, but we’re proud of this list and the entries therein.

If you haven’t yet, check out Part I of this list, listing numbers 50 to 26. Alright, OK, no more words. Let’s get to it!

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Evans Percussion has released some duel videos of Periphery‘s Matt Halpern going head-to-head with The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Billy Rymer in a sweet drum-off taking place in a boxing ring.

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relapse 25 years

CALLED IT. Vinyl nerds shall rejoice further, as Relapse Records have announced plans to expand their recent trend of re-releasing high-profile out-of-print albums from their back catalog of releases. No more scavenging eBay for a reasonably priced copy of Miss Machine!

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nasum vinyl

Vinyl nerds and grindcore enthusiasts rejoice! While we’re still waiting on the Pig Destroyer repress that was promised last year, Relapse Records haven’t just been sitting on their hands in regards to their hotly in-demand back catalog. The latest Relapse alum that the label have taken up the task of re-pressing is trailblazing Swedish grindcore act Nasum, and they’re going all out! The band’s full length discography will be made available for the first time in over 10 years, and you can secure your copies right now.

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