Roundup From The Compound – August 8th, 2016

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NEUROSIS Shares Sounds From Their Forthcoming Fires Within Fires Album Via New Video; Preorders Posted – On September 23rd, NEUROSIS take a dominant leap with their eleventh full-length, Fires Within Fires. Three decades in the making, and following 2012’s Honor Found In Decay, the album is a testament both to the history and future of NEUROSIS. [MORE…]

BLACK WIZARD: Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock FactionTo Kick Off Tour With Volbeat And Killswitch Engage – Canadian riff-wielding heavy metal/stoner rock faction BLACK WIZARD will take to the streets again later this week on a North American tour supporting Volbeat and Killswitch Engage. The near-month-long trek will trample its way through North America from August 6th through September 9th. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

CARNOPHAGE: Turkish Technical Death Metal Assassins To Unleash Monument Via Unique Leader Next Month; New Track Posted – Turkish technical death metal assassins CARNOPHAGE will release their sophomore full-length via Unique Leader Records this Fall. Titled Monument, the nine track punisher was recorded by Unsal Ozata at Studio Deep (Burial Invocation, Cenotaph, Decaying Purity, Inhuman Depravity etc.), mixed and mastered by Sasha Borovykh at TsunTsun Productions (Cerebral Effusion, Soils Of Fate, Epicardiectomy, Fleshbomb etc.), and comes adorned in the tormented, Baroque-era influenced cover art of Cihan Engin. Boasting an inexorable assault of jackhammering blasts, churning riffs, and inhuman death grunts, Monument is true exercise in controlled chaos and, following an eight-year dormancy, finds the band at the peak of their methodical and unapologetically diabolical ingenuity. [MORE…]

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD: Acoustic Pirate Metal Brigade To Embark On Lawful Evil 2016 North American Tour – California pirate faction, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD, will embark on the massive Lawful Evil North American tour late next week, which will see the band invading venues and Renaissance Faires across the US and Canada. THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD is going on the warpath in support of their fourth album, Lawful Evil, which was released earlier this year. The album showcases the band’s unique style of heavy mahogany, capturing their relentlessly energetic, dynamic, and entertaining sound in pristine audio, recorded at Seahorse Sound, mixed by Aksu Hanttu (Korpiklaani, Shade Empire). and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Korpiklaani, Dragonforce, Rammstein) at Chartmakers Audio Mastering. The record bears contributions from several guest vocalists, including Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), Admiral Nobeard (Swashbuckle), and others. The cover art for the album was created by Mark Gibbons (World Of Warcraft, League Of Legends, Warhammer). [MORE…]

ODDLAND: “Thanatos” From Sensory-Bound Origin Album Released; Preorders Available – Finland’s ominous progressive metal outfit ODDLAND presents a new art video for the track “Thanatos,” the song culled from the band’s second album, Origin, which is nearing release in September via Sensory Records. [MORE…]

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Announces Black Light Lounge Featured Artists Arik Roper, Dirty Donny Gillies, Skinner, And David D’Andrea; Festival To Invade Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Later This Month – In less than one month, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS will descend upon the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for four days of riffs, doom, and psychedelia! The property-wide, epic three-stage festival —  two main stages indoors, as well as a nighttime pool stage — will commence with a pre-party on August 25th and run through August 28th, 2016 playing host to nearly one-hundred acts from around the globe including Alice Cooper, Blue Öyster Cult, Converge, Down, Drive Like Jehu, High On Fire, Sleep, Pentagram, Yob, exclusive 2016 US performances from both Electric Wizard and Candlemass, and many more. [MORE…]

GATECREEPER Announces Sonoran Depravation Album Details; New Track Posted – Arizona death metal newcomers GATECREEPER have announced their savage debut album Sonoran Depravation. Having  devastated the underground since their formation less than three years ago, GATECREEPER now unleashes their first full-length, produced by Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, Black Breath) at God City Studios. Sonoran Depravation tears and chugs through more than thirty minutes of crusty, doom-soaked death metal at its most infectious and uncompromising with a massive sound that calls to mind the classic Swedish buzz-saw attack of Dismember and Grave mixed with the impeccable groove of Obituary and Bolt Thrower. The album’s lead track “Craving Flesh” can be heard now via Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE. [MORE…]

FRIEND OR FOE Releases Opening Track To Impending Foe EP Through Revolver Magazine; Preorders Released – Revolver Magazine is now streaming “Foe: Paid The Price,” the opening track to FRIEND OR FOE’s crushing third EP, Foe. With a confirmed street date of August 26th through Flatspot Records, the new release drops five new tracks from the Richmond-based act, this week issuing preorder packages alongside the new track. [MORE…]

PAIN Led By Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren Releases Coming Home Album Trailers; North American Preorders Now Available – PAIN, the Swedish industrial metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann), will unleash the followup to 2011’s You Only Live Twice this Fall. After the substantial success of his Lindemann project with Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann, Tägtgren retreated to his Abyss Studios to focus on writing yet another industrial metal masterpiece. Coming Home will be released on September 9th through Nuclear Blast and features artwork by Stefan Heilemann (Epica, Lindemann, Indica). [MORE…]

THE COMPANY CORVETTE: Never Enough LP By Hallucinogenic Philly Doom Trio Streaming At Metal Underground; Album Out Now – The gnarly Philadelphia-based hallucinogenic doom/sludge trio known as THE COMPANY CORVETTE will release the band’s third LP this Friday with the rotten fruit of their Never Enough LP, the entire album now soiling the airwaves through an advance stream at Metal Underground. [MORE…]

EIGHT BELLS: Experimental Doom Unit Announces Updated Lineup; November Shows With SubRosa Confirmed – Experimental doom unit EIGHT BELLS — featuring within their eclectic ranks guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space, the San Francisco psych rockers whose final album, released in 2009 on Crucial Blast, is the origin of the EIGHT BELLS name – is pleased to welcome SubArachnoid Space alumni Dan Barone and Melynda Amann of Portland’s Jamais Jamais to the fold. [MORE…]

HALSHUG: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Udskud” From Southern Lord-Bound Sort Sind LP; Danish Crew Announces First US Tour Dates – As Copenhagen-based HALSHUG prepares their second LP Sort Sind for release through Southern Lord in September, the band liberates the first single from the record with a premiere at Cvlt Nation, while simultaneously announcing their first East Coast live dates. [MORE…]

INTEGRITY: 25th Anniversary Remaster Of Iconic Those Who Fear Tomorrow Debut LP Streaming At Decibel – As Magic Bullet Records releases the 25th Anniversary Remaster of INTEGRITY’s iconic Those Who Fear Tomorrow debut album this week, the new version of this timeless piece of iniquitous malice is now streaming in its entirety through Decibel Magazine. [MORE…]

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: Black Metal Misery Makers To Kick Off Tour With Belphegor, Origin, And Shining + Headlining Dates Confirmed – Black metal misery makers ABIGAIL WILLIAMS are preparing to kick off a month-long live takeover this weekend supporting Belphegor and Origin. The Conjuring The Dead North American Raid Part II will trample its way through twenty-four cities from August 11th through September 4th. Additional support will be provided by Shining. Prior to and following the tour, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will be playing a handful of headlining shows with supplementary performances to be announced in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

HE WHOSE OX IS GORED: Atmospheric Progressive Sludge Collective Announces Tour With Retox And Silent – Atmospheric progressive sludge collective HE WHOSE OX IS GORED will bring their audio conjurings to the stage later this month for a run of live rituals with Retox, Silent and Netherlands (on select dates). The band’s latest trek well commence August 30th in Tuscan, Arizona and run through September 16th in Portland, Oregon. [MORE…]

CASTLE: West Coast Occult Rockers Unveil New Video; Band Announces European And Japanese Fall Dates + Epic North American Tour Continues – West Coast occult rockers CASTLE are pleased to unveil the official new music video for “Flash Of The Pentagram.” The tune comes by way of the band’s recently issued Welcome To The Graveyard full-length. Elaborates guitarist Mat Davis, “Our director for ‘Flash Of The Pentagram,’ Brian J. Davis (who also directed CASTLE‘s ‘Evil Ways’), mentioned he didn’t think anyone had ever captured what it’s like to watch CASTLE live, so his idea was to use the gig flyer as a the kind of perfect medium to do that. He filmed us in a studio and printed the frames out on a cheap photocopier. Then he re-photographed the photocopies on an animation table over a month. We think the result is close to CASTLE live: intense, raw, and trancelike.” [MORE…]

LÅNGFINGER: Gothenburg Power Trio Streams “Say Jupiter” From Crossyears Full-Length; Album To See Release This Fall Via Small Stone – Crossyears is the forthcoming full-length from Gothenburg power trio LÅNGFINGER. The ten-track offering was recorded by Johan Reivén and Olle Björck at Sweden’s Welfare Sounds Studio with additional recordings by LÅNGFINGER at Beduin HQ, mixed by Olle Björck, and mastered by Daniel Johansson. In advance of its release, New Noise Magazine is currently offering “Say Jupiter” for public consumption. [MORE…]

MARS RED SKY: Psychedelic Stoner Doom Trio To Kick Off North American Tour; Video Teaser Posted – Bordeaux, France-based psychedelic stoner doom conjurors MARS RED SKY are readying to kick off their North American tour later this month. Sponsored by The Obelisk, the sixteen-date journey will commence on August 19th in Boston, Massachusetts, run through September 3rd in Seattle, Washington, and includes stops at The Obelisk’s All-Dayer at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York, Doom Over Toronto Festival at The Smiling Buddha in Toronto, Ontario, and Psycho Las Vegas At The Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. [MORE…]

MOUNTAINEER: Cvlt Nation Hosts Track From New Outfit; First Tour Begins Today – MOUNTAINEER, a newly-created West Coast band, will begin a short West Coast tour today, the outfit’s very first live shows. The succinct trek comes in conjunction with the release of their debut recordings, the two-song Coma Fever/Siren Song 7” EP. [MORE…]

RISING: Danish Ensemble Announces New Live Performances, Continuing To Promote Oceans Into Their Graves LP – Danish metal ensemble RISING released its third album, the epic and crushing Oceans Into Their Graves LP, this past April, the first with the band’s new lineup. After two release shows and a successful performance at the esteemed Roskilde Festival, RISING now announces three Fall shows in Denmark. [MORE…]

HORSEBACK Premieres Fourth New Track From Dead Ringers Full-Length + Interview at Invisible Oranges – Metal hub Invisible Oranges has premiered a fourth new tune from Dead Ringers, the forthcoming full-length from North Carolina’s HORSEBACK, alongside an extensive interview with band mastermind Jenks Miller. In the interview, Miller elaborates, “on the connection between the cover art and sound of Dead Ringers, the album’s electronic influences, how his various musical projects fit together, and more.” [MORE…]

INVOKING THE ABSTRACT: Instrumental Tech Metal Architects To Release Aural Kaleidoscopes Full-Length Via Unique Leader Next Month; Gear Gods Premieres New Play-Through Video – Instrumental tech metal architects INVOKING THE ABSTRACT will release their long-anticipated debut full-length, Aural Kaleidoscopes, via Unique Leader on September 30th, 2016. INVOKING THE ABSTRACT is a four‐piece unit hailing from Columbia, South Carolina. Formed in 2010, guitarists Tyler Ivey and Evan Garner started composing music for their new project. After the release of their first EP in 2012, they joined forces with percussionist Ryan Meadows and bassist Joseph Carrabotta. The band recorded Aural Kaleidoscopes at The Basement Recording Studios with Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit). Priding themselves on utilizing various approaches to rhythm, phrasing, and playing styles that conveys a sound that traverses genres, INVOKING THE ABSTRACT’s broad style, containing both soaring guitar solos and groovy mixed meters, creates a blend of catchy hooks accompanied by churning technical metal. [MORE…]

THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA & BLEACH EVERYTHING: Heavy Metal Suicide Streaming At No Clean Singing, Featured At Fangoria – Magic Bullet Records will release the new Heavy Metal Suicide split 7” between nihilistic West Coast hardcore faction, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, and cross-country-based horror hardcore/punks, BLEACH EVERYTHING, pairing two intensely physical bands comprised completely of dyed-in-the-wool DIY punk lifers. [MORE…]

MANTAR: Infernal Metal Duo Prepare For North American Live Takeover- Germany-based infernal metal duo MANTAR are gearing up for a North American live takeover beginning this weekend at Heavy Montréal in Montreal, Quebec. The band will also make an appearance at Psycho Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada before joining forces with Cobalt for nearly two dozen dates from September 1st through September 24th including a stop at Shadow Woods Metal Fest September 15th in Whitehall, Maryland. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

EYEHATEGOD: Philip H. Anselmo To Fill In For Mike IX Williams On Two Special Shows Later This Month – hilip H. Anselmo (Down, Superjoint, Scour, Pantera et al) will be filling in for EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams on two upcoming shows: the first at Southport Music Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 19th and the second at the 2016 edition of Gwar BQ in Richmond, Virginia on August 20th. [MORE…]

BELLRINGER: “God Of Roosters” Streaming, Jettison LP Preorders Posted – BELLRINGER, the psychedelic Western rock experiment led by ex-Melvins/Clown Alley guitarist Mark Deutrom, has issued the new track “God Of Roosters” for streaming, the song culled from the Jettison LP they’ll release through Rock Is Hell later this month. Preorders for the album have also been released. [MORE…]

MOS GENERATOR’s Abyssinia Full-Length Out Now And Streaming Via Listenable Records – Today, Washington state volume merchants MOS GENERATOR drop their Abyssinia full-length upon North America shores via Listenable Records “Abyssinia is the continuation of an open relationship with many musical styles,” said hyper creative mainman and composer of more than one-thousand songs, Tony Reed, “This kind of exploration has always been a part of my writing but now I’m letting the flood gates open and I’m welcoming all of my musical influences to flow through the songs. ‘Strangest Times’ and ‘Red Canyons’ are very typical MOS GENERATOR style heavy rock songs but tunes like ‘Outlander,’ which takes a lot from the soundtrack era Pink Floyd, or ‘Catspaw,’ which sounds like something I would have written at age twenty under the influence of Husker Du and Voivod, move the band into a whole new area that I’m very excited to be moving towards.” [MORE…]

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