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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!

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Put Up Their “Paranoia Shields” In New Music Video

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Almost exactly two years after its release, The Dillinger Escape Plan have put out the third and final music video for One of Us is the Killer, their fifth studio album which, if you recall, we absolutely loved. Needless to say, we weren’t alone in this – Dillinger are one of the few bands that often enjoy near-universal acclaim, and for good reason too. Check out the video after the jump!

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/3/15

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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.

Numerous inclusions have received the Heavy Blog stamp of approval in one form or another. The Raven Autarchy‘s The Obscene DeliveranceKatatonia’s Sanctitude and The Crinn‘s Shadowbreather all received glowing reviews, and our pseudo-review of the excellent new collaboration between Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – Never were the way she was – saw editor Nick Cusworth gushing over his current album of the year. This coming week, expect reviews for And So I Watch From Afar‘s Heirs and Leprous‘ The Congregation, both of which appear in this update and are current Heavy Blog favorites for 2015.  In the meantime, stream Heirs here and read our interview with Leprous frontman Einar Solberg 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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The Crinn – Shadowbreather

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Mathcore has one of the most glaring misnomers in modern music’s arbitrary and unhelpful genre game. Sure, there may be great degree of compositional analytics required in order to real the gnashing aural beast into a presentable exhibit. But from a strictly sonic perspective, there is not a single element of the genre that feels remotely calculated, as every raucous moment of a mathcore album batters the listener like an unsolvable problem rather than a manageable problem set. Minnesota natives The Crinn exhibit a clear drive to epitomize this on their latest record Shadow Breather, an album that places them handily within mathcore’s pantheon and presents one of the most jarring genre offerings in recent memory.

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Murdock – Dead Lung

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The dizzying complexity of math metal cavorts with the unbridled energy of hardcore in Dead Lung, the debut album from Irish trio Murdock. There are so many areas to discuss that it’s tricky to work out where to start, but here goes. As moody as it is bonkers, so much ground is covered over these thirteen tracks that it would be impossible to break down the influences that permeate throughout. Not just the sum of it’s parts, this is a record that oozes with the technical ability of it’s performers, ability that is never outshone by the raw emotions on display. Far from it, in fact.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan To Assault The East Coast In June

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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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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening to – 3/21/15

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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 Sign To Basick Records

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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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Killer Be Killed Kill Soundwave Festival In First Ever Live Performance

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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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The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Valentine’s Playlist 2015

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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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