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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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There’s Something Lurking in the Show

Yeah, we realize Pig Destroyer doesn’t really sit right next tot he other bands this week.  It was a slow week and we worked with what we had. (The next two weeks are filled with some anticipated albums.)  We’ll just chalk it up to the show’s usual diversity.  You’ll also probably be thanking us for throwing it in there considering a couple of the albums it’s between…I know we were thanking ourselves.

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Reviews:
Bring Me The Horizon That’s the Spirit (Columbia)
Atreyu Long Live (Spinefarm)
Pig Destroyer Prowler in the Yard (Deluxe Edition) (Relapse)
Reflections – The Color Clear (eOne)

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What is Old is New, What is New is Old…

First things first…
CORRECTION: In the Tesseract review we note that Scala was only mixed in stereo.  This is incorrect; it is mixed in 5.1 surround. After recording, we realized that the equipment we were using was not set up properly. Also, the 5.1 sounds awesome.
Moving on…
While out mix of bands we cover is usually pretty interesting (read: varied), I noticed something else interesting this time in said variation.  The first reviewed band is newer, pushing a newer sound.  The next is rocking out with a sound older than them.  The third came originally started in a now-transformed scene, came back together after a split and mixed their original sound with a little influence from the new generation. The last decided to rehash an old scene from their homeland.  So…how much new music are we really getting? Just chew on that for a sec…

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Reviews:
Tesseract Odyssey/Scala (Century Media)
Valkyrie Shadows (Relapse)
Haste the Day Coward (Solid State)
Entrails – Obliteration (Metal Blade)

First Impressions:
Cattle Decapitation – “Manufactured Extinct” taken from The Anthropocene Extinction due August 7, 2015 from Metal Blade

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Individual Thought Patterns and the Sound of Perseverance 

Yes, I am intentionally making Death references in the title.  And, also yes, it was inspired by one of our album reviews.  However, those two album names also apply to the rest of the reviews in this episode, which makes me very deep and clever.  Or maybe it just makes me lazy, but either way, they fit. Anyway, you’ll notice that since we overwhelmed you with segments last week, we decided to strip down this show.  Ok, fine. That’s not really how it went down, but just work with me here…

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Reviews:
Gruesome Savage Land (Relapse)
Nightrage – The Puritan (Despotz)
Retox – Beneath California (Epitaph)
Whorion – The Reign of the 7th Sector (Inverse)

Live Review: Every Time I DieThe Marmosets and The Eeries at The Webster Underground in Hartford, CT on April 26th, 2015

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