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Fallujah – The Flesh Prevails

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On paper, the brick-wall brutality and chaotic technique of death metal is the antithesis of chilled out ambiance and lush atmospheres. That hasn’t stopped bands from trying to shoehorn the two disparate tones together over the years to varying degrees of success. The idea is becoming easier to execute these days, with modern groups like Ulcerate and Fallujah making like-minded yet differing approaches in letting soundscapes steep between the blistering drums and hulking vocal style of death metal. As opposed to Ulcerate’s more organic use of dynamic shifts to create ominous atmosphere during creeping phases of introspection, Fallujah’s speed rarely ever falters, with huge effects-laden guitar melodies and ambient pads working directly with the mechanically driving forces — something the group has finally mastered with their sophomore album The Flesh Prevails.

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summer slaughter canada

Our neighbors to the North were rightfully sore over the lack of Canadian dates for this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. The annual trek typically lands at least a few Canadian dates, but unfortunately some scheduling conflicts and border issues evidently lead to the trek’s organizers to book a “spin-off” tour of sorts for 2014 with an altered lineup and even greater reach into secondary markets in not just the land of hockey and apologies, but with special appearances in the Northwest US as well!

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RoN

Rivers Of Nihil have taken the metal world by storm with their debut full-length The Conscious Seed Of Light, which came out last year. They have ascended the ranks, going from a relatively underground band to being known as the next great thing in death metal music. I caught up with Brody Uttley at their Fort Lauderdale stop on their tour with Whitechapel, Devildriver, Carnifex, Revocation, and Fit For An Autopsy, to chat about getting naked, the new album, and why St. Louis is horrible for touring bands.

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Impulse

By now the versatile talent that is Alex Rüdinger should be well known. From this time with Threat Signal through his work with The Faceless and right up to his recent work with Conquering Dystopia, Rüdinger is hailed as one of the best drummers in the field. Apparently, the man can also sing! Is there something he can’t do? Yesterday Rüdinger announced a new project of his called Acting on Impulse and released a three and a half minute long teaser to accompany the announcement. You can check it out in full right after the jump.

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We’ve posted about Cognizance a couple of times before, and now the UK-based tech-death outfit have just announced yet another release in the form of a new EP titled _Inceptum. The band have just recently finished up the recording process with Eyal Levi of Audiohammer studios, with the drums being handled by Alex Rüdinger of The Faceless and Conquering Dystopia. Mr. Rüdinger has worked with the group before on their debut EP Inquisition, and they recently released a short video detailing the drum recording process this time around. Check out the clip after the jump:

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Son of Aurelius
After an arduous wait, Son Of Aurelius have finally graced with us with new music in the form of ‘Clouded Planes’, the first track to be released from their incoming sophomore album, Under A Western Sun, due June 3rd. Their debut full length The Farthest Reaches was a sleeper hit around these parts but since then there has been a lot of exquisite technical death metal released. Thankfully, this Californian contingent have reassured us that they are still very much relevant. ‘Clouded Panes’ is a bit of a fresh start with the band swaying closer toward the progressive end of the spectrum than before.

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summer slaughter 2014 dates

Summer Slaughter, the best metal package tour in the US, has finally announced its run of dates! This year’s heavied-up lineup — featuring headliners Morbid Angel and support from Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within the Ruins, and Fallujah — will kick off the trek on July 17th in San Francisco and take off across the United States until August 10th in Philly. Get dates after the jump.

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summer slaughter 2014

What might possibly be the most anticipated annual package tour has just announced the lineup for its 2014 iteration! Teased headliners Morbid Angel have been confirmed as well as Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within the Ruins, and Fallujah.

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Hey! Listen To Aronious!

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Sometimes it’s important to just go to Bandcamp and have a look around. In case you weren’t familiar, the site’s handy Discover feature allows users to browse trending music in various genres, from new releases to what’s selling the best at the moment. This week, I noticed a name on the Top Selling charts that I’ve never heard of before in Aronious after being drawn in by the album art for their debut EP, Truth in Perception.

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You may remember Summer Slaughter and the American tour-package that managed to rile the internet up by daring to change their direction and picking up Periphery and Animals As Leaders, alongside Cattle Decapitation and Revocation last year. Naturally, every mouth-breather and his brother took it as a personal insult and it resulted in some of the funniest and by extension saddest complaining I’ve ever seen on the internet. And that’s saying something.

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