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Moose
It appears all members of The Faceless touring team are okay after the band’s bus hit a moose while touring in Canada. Merch guy Aaron Von Hamburger instagrammed a photo of the damage with the caption “”We hit a fucking moose. What a shitty night.” Check out the image and more details below the jump.

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thezenithpassage

Yet another reminder of why Unique Leader are one hell of a record label are, Los Angeles based, The Zenith Passage. The band are currently hyping up their 2015 debut album through the label and have dropped a new track, entitled ‘Simulated Reality‘, that is a pedal-to-the-floor journey through crushing and tight death metal.

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Animals-As-Leaders-Conquering-Dystopia-tour-2014

Hey, all! Animals As Leaders were recently on tour with supergroup Conquering Dystopia (brought to you buy former Nevermore guitarist, Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, Cannibal Corpse‘s Alex Webster, and The FacelessAlex Rudinger), and CHON. Unfortunately we’ve been very delayed in bringing you these photos here at Heavy Blog, mostly due to life circumstances. However, please enjoy them in all their glory! We greatly apologize for the wait. Pardon us while some of the staff plays catch-up.

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Image courtesy of Maclyn Bean Photography

The Faceless, a band that changes members more than most people change their underwear, has enlisted a new rhythm guitar player.  Nico Santora of Suicidal Tendencies is now on the road with The Faceless on The Summer Slaughter Tour as the replacement for previous rhythm guitarist, Wes Hauch who retired from the band back in February of this year.  Don’t let his position in Suicidal Tendencies fool you, Nico is more than capable of handling the tech death riffs of The Faceless.  His YouTube features many videos showcasing his death metal and overall guitar skills.  It is not certain whether Nico will remain in the band as a full-time member after the tour as he is not officially listed on The Faceless’s Facebook profile. Check it out and some other goodies after the jump!

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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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