Roundup From The Compound – April 25th, 2016

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MANTAR Unveils “Cross The Cross” Video; Ode To The Flame Out Now On Nuclear Blast – In conjunction with its release, MANTAR recently issued the video accompaniment to “Cross The Cross.” The clip was initially premiered in North America via MetalSucks who hailed “not just any new music video… but a new music video from which is so entertaining as to justify the continued existence of music videos…This clip for ‘Cross The Cross’ feels like Ingmar Bergman made a hip-hop video. That may sound like an odd aesthetic for MANTAR’s bone-vaporizing brand of death ‘n’ roll, but done with as much droll verve as director Dave Barbaree has displayed here, and it ends up being the perfect showcase for this crushed windpipe of a song.” [MORE…]

PSALM ZERO: Profound Lore To Issue Second Album From New York Outfit; Stranger To Violence To See July Release – Profound Lore Records is thrilled to announce the impending release of the ambitious second album from New York City-based PSALM ZERO, as the band and label prepare the album for a Summer 2016 street date. [MORE…]

INFINITE SPECTRUM: Street Date, Cover Art, Trailer, And More On Lovecraft-Inspired, Sensory Records-Bound Haunter Of The Dark Issued – Sensory Records has issued the official release info for the label’s first release for New York City-based progressive metal quintet, INFINITE SPECTRUM, as the label prepares the band’s Haunter Of The Dark for release this June. [MORE…]

ETERNAL SLEEP To Join Eastern North American June Tour With Nails, Full Of Hell, And God’s Hate Following Release Of Debut LP – Following the late May release of their debut LP, The Emptiness Of…, through Closed Casket Activities, Pittsburgh-based ETERNAL SLEEP will take part in one of the year’s most damaging live excursions, joining Full Of Hell, and God’s Hate, supporting Nails on their mid-Northeast North American tour run in June. [MORE…]

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V: Houses Of The Unholy Lineup Complete + Tickets For All Shows At October Festival Now Available – Having announced dozens of bands over the past several weeks, the full lineup for Tucson, Arizona’s SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V: Houses Of The Unholy is now complete, and all ticket options for the festival are now available. [MORE…]

THE ANTIKAROSHI: German Trio Premieres New Video At Louder Than War; Fourth Album To See Vinyl Release Through Exile On Mainstream – Exile On Mainstream announces the impending vinyl-only release of fourth album from German post-rock trio THE ANTIKAROSHI, the succinctly-titled 11 Songs Mostly Written And Played On Wednesday Evenings By A Band Called The Antikaroshi. [MORE…]

ACT OF DEFIANCE Featuring Chris Broderick, Shawn Drover, Matt Bachand, and Henry Derek Announces Spring/Summer Tour Dates, Plus First Appearance In The Philippines – On April 30th, ACT OF DEFIANCE will kick off their Spring/Summer tour with their first-ever appearance in the Philippines at Pulp Summer Slam, a festival featuring Lacuna Coil, Protest The Hero, Veil Of Maya, and many more. Following this special fest, the band will then hit the round for a round of North American headlining dates as well as shows supporting Hatebreed and DevilDriver on select dates. [MORE…]

FIRST FRAGMENT: Canadian Neoclassical Tech Death Sorcerers Premiere New Track Via Heavy Blog Is Heavy – Set for release on May 20th via Unique Leader Records, Dasein, the debut full-length from Canadian neoclassical-influenced tech death unit, FIRST FRAGMENT flaunts a ferocious mesh of over-the-top drum tirades, complex neoclassical-influenced guitar work, boundless solo work, Flamenco and clean guitar passages, proggy death metal bass work and a varied dual vocal approach. Captured at Humanoise Studios with Mathieu Marcotte (Augury, Humanoid) and mixed by Hugues Deslauriers (Augury, Defilementory, Vengeful etc.), the eleven-track offering features guest appearances from current and former members of Spawn Of Possession, Obscura, Inferi, Augury, and Elderoth, as well as artwork by Sam Nelson (Incandescence, Wayfarer, Stoic Dissention). [MORE…]

RINGS OF SATURN Announces The Space Slam North American Tour 2016 With The Browning And Lorna Shore; Coffin Dragger Tour Underway – While currently embarked on the massive Coffin Dragger Tour, with Fit For An Autopsy, Dark Sermon, and Thy Art Is Murder, RINGS OF SATURN announces a new headlining tour for May. [MORE…]

VIRUS: Norwegian Avant-Garde Rock Unit To Release Fourth Full-Length Via Karisma Records This June; New Track Streaming At Decibel – Norwegian avant-garde rockers/recent Karisma Records signees will release their fourth full-length on June 3, 2016. Titled Memento Collider, the mysterious record boasts six tracks of the band’s signature brand of experimentation with cover art by the Trine and Kim Design Studio. [MORE…]

WOLVERINE Issues Trailer And Info For Sensory Records-Bound Machina Viva Album Set For Early July Release – Sensory Records has locked the Summer release date for Machina Viva, the vast fifth studio album from leading Swedish progressive metal outfit, WOLVERINE. The band has created a brief trailer for the record, including the first sample of audio from the album as well as its cover art and more. View the trailer now at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

IDES OF GEMINI Announces New Lineup – Following a short slumber, IDES OF GEMINI are back and ready to bring their otherworldly odes to the stage once again on a weekend run of live performances this weekend. The short trek includes an appearance at Stump Fest in Portland, Oregon and will showcase not only some brand new psalms but also an updated line up featuring drummer Scott Batiste of Saviours and bassist Adam Murray of Deth Crux alongside veteran IDES man, guitarist J. Bennett, and vocalist Sera Timms . [MORE…]

ARCANA 13: Italian Occult Doom Unit Undrapes “Hell Behind You” Video At The Obelisk; Clip Spotlights Dario Argento’s Inferno + Danza Macabra Debut Out Now On Aural Music – Danza Macabra is the spellbinding debut LP from Italian occult doom rock collective, ARCANA 13. With Danza Macabra, the members of ARCANA 13 — whom collectively hail from such acts Mnemic, The Modern Age Slavery, Void Of Sleep, Stoned Machine, and more — carefully selected eight legendary horror classics from the ‘60s and ‘70s. These movies were meticulously chosen for their specific atmospheres, and based on each one, a corresponding song took shape. [MORE…]

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE: Collaboration Between Neurosis’ Scott Kelly And Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker Streaming In Its Entirety At Revolver; Record Out NOW On Neurot – MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE is the latest collaboration between Neurosis’ Scott Kelly and Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker. The band’s unsettling, soon-to-be-issued self-titled debut is the sonic manifestation of insomnia, complete with the tossing, turning, and perennial dread that comes with facing another shabby daylight. [MORE…]

RISING: Metal Injection Premieres “All Dirt” Video From Danish Metal Quintet; Oceans Into Their Graves LP Out This Week – With the release of Copenhagen-based RISING’s Oceans Into Their Graves out next week via Indisciplinarian, Metal Injection has premiered the video for the LP’s opening track, “All Dirt.” [MORE…]

INTERNAL SUFFERING: Long-Running Brutal Death Metallers To Release Cyclonic Void Of Power Full-Length On Unique Leader Records; Details Revealed – Long-running brutal death metallers, INTERNAL SUFFERING, will unleash their long-awaited fifth full-length this June via extreme metal power station, Unique Leader Records. [MORE…]

KATALEPSY: Moscow-Based Death Dealers Drop “Critical Black Mass” Lyric Video At No Clean Singing – “The pile-driving riffs, seething guitar leads, and ravenous growls in ‘Critical Black Mass’ are merciless manifestations of blood-lusting brutality, and the jet-fueled drum fusillades epitomize the sensation of high-caliber weapons on full auto.” – No Clean Singing [MORE…]

ARMORED SAINT Announces US Tour Dates With Metal Church – Starting this June, the mighty ARMORED SAINT will head back out on the road, playing to fans across the world this Summer! The first run of dates kicks off in the US, with the band joining Metal Church for a special West Coast trek. ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera comments: “We’re super excited to go back out for some select dates this Summer. The June dates with Metal Church are a fan-made match that is sure to be an amazing time!” [MORE…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@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.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – ABNORMALITY – ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGAINST THE GRAIN – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED – ANIQATIA – AMON AMARTH – ARMORED SAINT – AUROCH – AUTHOR & PUNISHER – BARDUS – BATTLCROSS – BEHEMOTH – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK WIZARD – THE BODY + FULL OF HELL – BORIS – CASTLE – CHILD BITE – COFFIN DUST – CONCLAVE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – DEAD TO A DYING WORLD – DIE CHOKING – DISTRICT 97 – THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYE – EYEHATEGOD – FEAR FACTORY – GOATWHORE – THE GOLDEN GRASS – GOROD – GRAVES AT SEA – GRIME – HISSING – IDES OF GEMINI – IMMORTAL BIRD – INCANTATION – INTEGRITY – INVERLOCH – KING DEAD – KING PARROT – LAMENT CITYSCAPE – LANGUISH – LIKE RATS – MAGIC CIRCLE – MANTAR – MARS RED SKY – MOTHER FEATHER – NATIVE CONSTRUCT – NECROT – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – OMOPHAGIA – ORYX – PELICAN – POWER TRIP – PYRRHON – RABID FLESH EATERS – RHIN – RINGS OF SATURN – SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST – SO THIS IS SUFFERING – SOON – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – SUNN O))) – SWOLLEN ORGANS – TELOCH VOVIN – TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES – THEOLOGIAN – TILES – TODAY IS THE DAY – VICTIMS – VISIGOTH – WAILIN STORMS – WHITECHAPEL – WHORID – WRVTH – THE ZENITH PASSAGE – ZEX

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