EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – February 17, 2014

HULL: New Seven-inch From Sludge Rock Collective Out Now + Streaming At Vice/Noisey; Band Announces European Takeover With Elder – Long-running Brooklyn sludge rock collective, HULL, in cooperation with the taste-makers at Vice/Noisey, hurl forth a stream of their brand “new” hymn entitled, “Swamp Goat.” [More…]

THE SOCKS: New Video From Psychedelic Fuzz Rockers Now Playing At Cvlt Nation; Festival Appearances Confirmed – Cvlt Nation today is bringing on the munchies with a premiere of brand new track “Holy Sons,” from psychedelic fuzz rockers, THE SOCKS. [More…]

COFFINS: Tokyo Doom Destroyers Announce US Tour Including Return To Maryland Deathfest – Following their most widely-received LP to date with the 2013-released, The Fleshland, Tokyo, Japan’s COFFINS have confirmed a new American invasion this Spring. [More…]

20 Buck Spin Announces Partnership With Soulfood Music Distribution In Europe – Critically acclaimed US-based metal label, 20 Buck Spin, today announces a new deal for physical and digital distribution throughout the European continent, pairing up with Germany’s Soulfood Music Distribution. [More…]

GHOUL: Masked Mutants Of Creepsylvania To Release Hang Ten Via Tankcrimes; Band To Headline Night One Of Brainsqueeze Fest – In recognition of that holiest of holy days, Record Store Day, the masked mutants in GHOUL are releasing Hang Ten, a limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10” EP. [More…]

FOSSILS: Second LP From Danish Instrumental Duo Two Weeks From Release; Preorders Available – Danish instrumental noise rock duo, FOSSILS, is ready to distribute their second album — the pounding, utterly intense, Flesh Hammer — set for worldwide disbursement on March 3rd via Indisciplinarian. [More…]

ORBWEAVER: Psychedelic Death Metal Ensemble To Kick Off Winter Tour; New Dates Announced + Live Footage Posted – Sunshine State psychedelic death metal ensemble, ORBWEAVER, is readying to kick off a twenty-date stretch of roadside assaults next week. [More…]

NAILS: May West Coast Tour Dates Confirmed – California tyrants, NAILS, confirm a new set of West Coast shows in a headlining run at the beginning of May. [More…]

DEAD TO A DYING WORLD: Dallas Apocalyptic Crust Sextet Confirms Immense Sophomore Album – Dallas, Texas-based blackened doom congregation, DEAD TO A DYING WORLD, will enter the studio in the near future to record the band’s sophomore full-length release. [More…]

DARSOMBRA: Audio/Visual Psyche Rock Duo Books Two-Month Stateside Tour – Baltimore-based duo, DARSOMBRA, has been slaving away for the past several months, booking the most extensive tour excursion in the band’s history, and this week the final few shows are being confirmed. [More…]

CRIPPLE BASTARDS: Noisey Grinding Heads In With New LP From Italian Battalion – In just days, Relapse Records will have officially infiltrated the populace with Nero In Metastasi — the label LP debut from longtime Italian hardcore/grind kings, CRIPPLE BASTARDS — the record set for release in Germany/Benelux February 14th, in the UK February 17th and in North America on February 18th. [More…]

BEHEMOTH Featured On The Cover Of Decibel Magazine; Band Gears Up For North American Headlining Tour BEHEMOTH have returned with The Satanist, their critically-acclaimed new album, and their first full length release since 2009. [More…]

NEAR DEATH CONDITION: Extreme Death Metal Legion Premieres New Hymn Via HeavyBlogIsHeavy – Swiss extreme death metal legion, NEAR DEATH CONDITION, is pleased to wage war on the ears of the willing with an exclusive premiere of “Between The Dying And The Dead.” [More…]

TOWERS II Is The Gnarliest Thing You Will Hear Today; Confirm This At The Obelisk – Today, Portland’s apocalyptic bass-and-drums duo TOWERS, officially unloads their gruesome sophomore LP, II, via the Eolian Empire den of depravity, with cult rock underworld portal, The Obelisk, opening a gateway into their structural hellishness. [More…]

DROPDEAD: Providence Activists Dispatch Duo Of Joint EPs Via Armageddon Label; Split 7” – Releases With RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA + SYSTEMATIC DEATH Out Now

Longtime political hardcore/punk activists, DROPDEAD, have just released two brand new EPs via their own Armageddon Label, both of them split releases; one with RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA and the other with SYSTEMATIC DEATH. [More…]

MUTOID MAN Confirms March West Coast Tour Dates – Following the unforeseen release of their debut LP, Helium Head, in late in 2013, MUTOID MAN instantly spread through the rock/indie/hardcore underground like a musical pandemic, infecting everyone in its path. [More…]

YOB: Oregonian Doom Metal Trio Join The Neurot Recordings Family – Neurot Recordings is pleased to welcome long-running Eugene, Oregon-based doom metal trio, YOB, to their expanding household of eclectic, thought-provoking music. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN In The Nude – Playthrough Video Playing At Gear Gods [more…]

DEEDS OF FLESH: Exclusive Playthrough at Gear Gods – “Rise of the Virvum Juggernaut” by Guitarist Craig Peters [more…]

PRIZEHOG: Eolian Empire Prepares To Release Third LP From Celestial Space Sludge TrioPRIZEHOG, the massive, mind-bending Portland-by-way-of-the-Bay-Area trio, exists on their own cosmic plane. [More…]

CULTED: Track-By-Track Breakdown Brought To You By The Sludgelord; Punishing Oblique To All Paths Full-Length Out Now! – In honor of its release late last month, today The Sludgelord offers up a thorough, track-by-track breakdown of Oblique To All Paths from blackened doom derelicts, CULTED. [More…]

GREY SKIES FALLEN: New York Black/Doom Outfit Prepares To Release Sixth Album – New York City-area metal quintet, GREY SKIES FALLEN, is preparing to unveil their mammoth sixth release this Spring, as the final touches are currently being made to The Many Sides of Truth. [More…]

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Adds Unearth + Kadavar To The Lineup; Welcomes The Best In Brutality Tour – As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the doers of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEMHF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to their coveted stages! [More…]

EPISTASIS: Crucial Blast To Issue New EP From Extreme Avant-Garde NYC Act – Maryland-based extreme/experimental conduit, Crucial Blast, is proud to announce the upcoming release of Light Through Dead Glass, the sophomore release from New York City-based EPISTASIS. [More…]

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