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Hit the Road, Jack

Hey, we have three brand new albums again!  Imagine that…  Also, as promised last week, we have a rundown of all the tours in progress or coming around soon.  Well, not all of them.  I realized we missed at least two (and apparently got a few other pieces of information wrong…but that is the Internet’s fault), but that has all been fixed in the list below, so that counts for something.  Right? RIGHT?  That’s what I thought.

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Reviews:
Obscura Akróasis (Relapse)
Textures Phenotype (Nuclear Blast)
Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash (Relapse)

Tours:
w/start dates

  • Cradle of Filth, Ne Obliviscaris, Butcher Babies
  • Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain
  • Cannibal Corpse Obituary w/ CryptopsyAbysmal Dawn  started 2/12
  • The Sword w/ Royal Thunder (3/20-4/16), Purson (5/7-28) 3/20
  • Intronaut, Scale the Summit, North 3/15
  • Unearth w/ Ringworm, Fit for an Autopsy (3/18-4/1), Reflections, Culture Killer (4/2-15) Great American Ghost (3/18-4/1), Hollow Earth (4/2-15)
  • Norma Jean w/ He is Legend, Forevermore, Rival Choir 3/25
  • Amon Amarth w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus 4/7
  • The Black Dahlia Murder (playing Unhallowed in its entirety) w/ Fallujah, Disentomb 4/8
  • Kvelertak w/ Torche, Wild Throne 4/12
  • Lamb of God w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity 4/30
  • Hatebreed w/ Devildriver, Devil You Know (5/13-6/4), Act of Defiance (6/5-11) 5/13
  • Fear Factory (playing Remanufacture in its entirety) w/ Soilwork

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Don’t Make Your Year End Lists Quite Yet

Well,  if you listened to these already, the go ahead.  If you have not hear these releases, we suggest you listen to this episode before you make your top picks for 2015. Spoiler alert: At least one of these is changing out lists.

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Reviews:
Pronostic An Atomic Decision
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things (Century Media)
Cryptopsy The Book of Suffering: Tome 1
YautjaSongs of Lament (Forcefield)

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Repeat Offenders

While this certainly isn’t the first time this has happened, it has been a while since all four reviewed album came from bands that have been discussed on the show previously.  Over that time, the bands may (or may not) have changed, for better or worse.  Your hosts’ tastes have definitely changed some too, also for better or worse.  So, what happens when this all comes together?  Well, go find out…

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Reviews:
Enshine Singularity (Rain Without End)
Gorod A Maze of Recycled Creeds (Unique Leader)
Grave Out of Respect for the Dead (Century Media)
Hatchet 
Fear Beyond Lunacy (The End)
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Brick By Boring Brick – Part 2

It is brought to my (Brian, that is…in case you forgot I am the one that writes these things) attention in the beginning of this episode that my description of last week’s show may have been a bit harsh. Well, since we both agree that this week is more fitting to Episode 204’s title, I cheated on the name, while simultaneously starting a little episode sub-series.  Like last week, though, – or any week for that matter – you might think we are way off base on our lukewarm feelings for some of these album, or even the warmer feelings we have for the others.  If you’re going “hey, that’s me he’s talking about” then let us know in the comments!

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Reviews:
Battlecross Rise to Power (Metal Blade)
Rivers of Nihil Monarchy (Metal Blade)
Hate Eternal Infernus (Season of Mist)
Wolfheart Shadow World (Spinefarm)
The NietzscheIntro to Advanced Poetry (independent)

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