EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – August 4, 2014

YOB: Clearing The Path To Ascend CD Preorder Bundles Now Available; Release Day Looms – Two years after leveling the expectations of critics and listeners alike with Atma, Portland doom bringers,  YOB, prepare to unleash Clearing The Path To Ascend, an aptly titled album for what will undoubtedly be the crowning achievement for a band whose journey now nears two decades of creating music as commanding as it is cathartic. [More…]

RABBITS: Opening Track From Untoward Let Out Of The Cage Via The A.V. Club; October European Tour Dates Begin To Leak – Today, The Onion’s A.V. Club explores the depraved burrow in which Portland’s RABBITS inhabits, letting loose a dirge-strewn new single from their upcoming third LP, Untoward, nearing release on Lamb Unlimited. [More…]

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III: Ultimate Lineup Of Four-Day Extreme Gathering Confirmed – The lineup and running order for the massive SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III: THE WESTERN FRONT aimed to overthrow Tucson, Arizona from October 16th through 19th has been finalized and announced. [More…]

BATTLECROSS: American Thrash Metal Unit Announces Fall Tour With Machine Head, Children Of Bodom And Epica + Additional Performances In Mexico City And Brazil Confirmed – American thrash metal behemoths, BATTLECROSS, will join Machine Head, Children Of Bodom and Epica on a live takeover this Fall! [More…]

BRAINOIL: Tankcrimes To Reissue Self-Titled Debut From Punishing Sludge Power Trio This Fall; Preorders Available – This September, Tankcrimes will reissue the debut full-length from Oakland-born punishing sludge power trio, BRAINOIL. [More…]

LAGO: Phoenix Blackened Death Unit Drops Track From Debut Full-Length At No Clean Singing – Underground metal zine, No Clean Singing, is now hosting an exclusive listen to the first single borne of Tyranny, the debut full-length from Phoenix, Arizona’s ominous deathsquad, LAGO. [More…]

BLACKWOLFGOAT: Progressive Drone Project To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone Recordings – Progressive drone project, BLACKWOLFGOAT, will release the fittingly titled Drone Maintenance full-length late next month via volume powerhouse, Small Stone Recordings. [More…]

MY BROTHER THE WIND: Details Of New LP From Swedish Cosmic Improv Rock Act Confirmed – Sweden’s instrumental cosmic rock quartet, MY BROTHER THE WIND, is preparing for their third studio LP, Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One, to see release this Autumn via Free Electric Sound, the instrumental subdivision of The Laser’s Edge. [More…]

BRIMSTONE COVEN: New Cosmic Hymn From Retro/Doom Metal Sorcerers Now Playing At Revolver; Release Day Draws Near – As retro doom metal sorcerers, BRIMSTONE COVEN, prepare for the official unveiling of their self-titled full-length and inaugural release for Metal Blade Records, today Revolver Magazine summons forth the cosmic echoes of “Children Of The Sun.” [More…]

BASTARD OF THE SKIES & GRIMPEN MIRE: Two New Psalms From Crushing Split Sullying The Airwaves Of Decibel – Today, Decibel Magazine celebrates the soul-crushing split offering from two of the most volatile volume peddlers of the UK’s underground doom/sludge/noise community: BASTARD OF THE SKIES and GRIMPEN MIRE. [More…]

THE ZENITH PASSAGE: Los Angeles Technical Death Metallers Unleash Pre-Production Track + Union Of Dissonance Tour Documentary Posted – Los Angeles technical death metallers, THE ZENITH PASSAGE, today unleash a new pre-production track entitled “Simulated Reality.” [More…]

THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE: American Aftermath Streaming Fourth Album From Swedish Death Metal Outfit – As Selfmadegod Records prepares to release the fourth studio full-length from Swedish death metal outfit THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE, American Aftermath is now streaming Piling Up in its devastating entirety. [More…]

FALLUJAH: First Week Chart Numbers Revealed; Summer Slaughter March Continues – The Flesh Prevails, the new full-length behemoth from atmospheric death metal faction, FALLUJAH, debuted at #115 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, #39 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #15 on the Hard Rock chart and #24 on the Independent chart upon its first week of release. [More…]

CROSS EXAMINATION: Revolver Magazine Deploys New Track From Saint Louis Crossover Brigade – Revolver Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the latest high-octane thrash/hardcore output from Saint Louis, Missouri-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION. [More…]

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: New Track From Los Angeles Sludgecore Act Currently Slaying At Metal Insider – Today the doers of Metal Insider are very pleased to spew forth “Sleepwalking” from Los Angeles sludgecore bringers, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE. [More…]

INTERNAL BLEEDING: New York Death Metal Legion Issues Track-By-Track Video Teaser; Imperium Release Day Approaches – New York death metal legion, INTERNAL BLEEDING, will unleash their long-awaited new full-length, Imperium, to the masses this Fall via Unique Leader Records. [More…]

BIG BLACK CLOUD Drops Double-Dose Of Track Premieres From Lessons In Fuck You 2 – To interrupt your day, Portland’s furious sci-fi punks, BIG BLACK CLOUD, double-dose the public with two pounding new ragers from their Lessons In Fuck You 2 EP. [More…]

NORTH: Arizona Sludge Metallers Kick Off Metanoia Live Takeover – Tonight, Tucson, Arizona sludge trio, NORTH, kicks off their August live takeover on their home turf at Club Congress. [More…]

THEORIES Seattle Death Grinders Join Metal Blade Records; Live Actions Underway – Seattle death/grind unit, THEORIES, has signed with Metal Blade Records. [More…]

SWASHBUCKLE: Tour With Nekrogoblikon Begins; Painting Shit With Admiral Nobeard 1 & 2 Released – Preceding the release of their latest ramming anthems, about to strike in the form of the We Hate The Sea EP, New Jersey raiders, SWASHBUCKLE, will embark on their East Coast North American skirmish with Nekrogoblikon this weekend. [More…]

Meghan Mulhearn’s DIVINE CIRCLES Returns To The Stage – Sound artists Meghan Mulhearn of DIVINE CIRCLES and Elisa Faires are composing a collaborative album inspired by the geography and sonic landscape of the West Coast. [More…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com or dave@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

ALLEGAEON – AMON AMARTH – BAT – BATTLECROSS – BL’AST! – BLACK ANVIL – BLACK COBRA – BIG BLACK CLOUD – BRIMSTONE COVEN – BRAINOIL – BRUTAL BLUES – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CENTURIES – COLOMBIAN NECKTIE – CONNOISSEUR – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY –  DIE CHOKING – DIVINE CIRCLES –  DORO –  THE DRIP  – EARTH – ENABLER – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FATHER MURPHY –  FULL OF HELL – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – GREENLEAF – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – INTERNAL BLEEDING –  KING DIAMOND – LAGO –  LO-PAN –  MARTYRDÖD – NOISEM – NORTH – POWER TRIP – PRIMITIVE MAN – PYREXIA – PYRRHON – RABBITS – REVOCATION –  RINGS OF SATURN – SECRETS OF THE SKY – SORXE – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III –  STONEBURNER –  SWASHBUCKLE – THEORIES – TÝR – ULCERATE –  WHITECHAPEL – WOVENWAR – YOB

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