Roundup From The Compound – October 10th, 2016

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ULCERATE Shares Title Track To Shrines Of Paralysis; LP Rapidly Approaching Release Through Relapse Records Alongside US Tour – Progressive death metal pioneers ULCERATE have just shared the title track from their forthcoming opus Shrines Of Paralysis, out October 28th through Relapse Records. “Shrines Of Paralysis” can be streamed via YouTube at THIS LOCATION or Soundcloud HERE. You can also stream “Extinguished Light” and “Abrogation”, the first two singles from Shrines Of Paralysis, streaming HERE and HERE respectively. [MORE…]

FULL SCALE RIOT Issues Details For Eulogy Records-Bound empower Debut Full-Length Including Special Guest Appearances – NYC area-based hardcore quartet FULL SCALE RIOT has issued the details for their debut album, empower. Set for release through Eulogy Recordings this November, the album includes an all-star cast of guest musicians, with Ben Harper, Chris Rivers, members of Soulfly, Murphy’s Law, and more having taken part in the recordings. [MORE…]

FISTULA: Ohio Sludge Misanthropes Prepare For European Takeover With Grime; Trailer Posted – Ohio sludge misanthropes FISTULA will kick off their The Shape of Doom 2016 tour later this month beginning with a march through Europe. The journey, set to embark on October 13th in Brussels, Belgium, will rumble nineteen venues through October 31st. The band will be joined by the Italian misery-bringers in Grime. From there, FISTULA will take a brief pause before soiling the US with another stretch of dates from November 6th through November 20th with additional demolitions to be announced in the weeks to come. In the meantime, view the band’s European tour trailer below. [MORE…]

RISING Premieres “Death Of A Giant” Video Through Decibel Magazine; Writing Of Fourth Album Underway – Denmark’s RISING has just released a new video for “Death Of A Giant,” which comes of the band’s third album, Oceans Into Their Graves. The video is now playing exclusively through prime rock and metal portal, Decibel Magazine. Following the April release of their critically acclaimed third album Oceans Into Their Graves, RISING performed a string of dates in their homeland. The group’s performance at Roskilde Festival, one of Europe’s biggest of its kind, marked a natural peak of the band’s recent ascendance from their rebirth in a new lineup to the release of the album and their return to the stage after two years of absence. [MORE…]

ANAGNORISIS Issues Dates For Peripeteia Tour 2016; LP Nearing Release This Month – Just days after the maiden single from their impending third album Peripeteia was issued, Louisville black metal artisans ANAGNORISIS this week announce the dates for their first US tour in support of the album. The Peripeteia Tour 2016 will see ANAGNORISIS playing sixteen cities across the eastern half of the country in November, beginning in their hometown on November 3rd. From Louisville the band crushes through eastward, up the East Coast, and back into the Midwest on a counter-clockwise path, the final show hitting Detroit on November 18th, with sixteen shows planned. Direct support on all dates will be provided by Cryptic Hymn, another band of ANAGNORISIS’ bassist Josh Mumford. [MORE…]

CAPTAIN CRIMSON: Swedish Blues Rockers Stream “Black Rose” At The Sludgelord; Rewind Release Date Draws NearRemind is the forthcoming new full-length from Swedish blues rock unit CAPTAIN CRIMSON. Set for release on October 14th, 2016 on CD, digitally, and limited edition vinyl via Small Stone, CAPTAIN CRIMSON’s latest is nothing less than a testament to the timeless power of groove, of memorable choruses that take you back to when you felt such things deep in your soul, and indeed offer a reminder that you still can and that you still do. It is the kind of rock and roll that speaks to the essence of the form, and we think that when all is said and done, it’s one of the best records ever to arrive with a Small Stone logo on it. [MORE…]

VOID OMNIA: Vinyl Version Of Dying Light Due Through Vendetta Records In November; US Tour Looms – Following the initial release of Dying Light, the debut LP by Oakland-based cosmic black metal horde VOID OMNIA, Vendetta Records now prepares the album’s proper vinyl pressing for release. VOID OMNIA has spawned a cosmic, explosive black metal album with the intensity of a supernova which demands your attention for every minute. Dying Light presents a torrent of decimating black metal with searing melodies set ablaze by explosive rhythms and writing with a destructive multifaceted vocal delivery. With prime songwriting executed with relentless intensity, Dying Light delivers a supremely incinerating experience with the blackened arts. The album was recorded at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Necrot, Vastum, Graves At Sea), mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording, and fitted with artwork by Glenn Schonn. [MORE…]

GATECREEPER Arizona Classic Death Metal Faction Streams Sonoran Depravation Via Noisey; Tour With Skeletonwitch Underway – Recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER have just shared a full stream of their forthcoming full-length debut Sonoran Depravation ahead of its release this Friday. The record can be heard in its smoldering entirety via Noisey who hails an offering “raw with emotion and a pervasive ferocity.” [MORE…]

WANG WEN: Investigational Post-Rock Unit Premieres Sweet Home, Go! In Its Stunning Entirety At Scene Point Blank – “In the world of WANG WEN, that which on the surface appears to be simple, is often a multi-layered, complex construction designed to take the listener on quite the journey…” – Echoes And Dust WANG WEN’s music narrates stories of their inward journey, sometimes gentle and joyful, sometimes bitter and mournful. Sweet Home, Go! is the band’s forthcoming ninth studio album. Composed over the past three years and completed in early January under the supervision of producers Wouter and Lode Vlaminck, the new experience of working with external and European producers forged a fine balance between the creative yearning to explore new threads, contradictions, conflicts, and the producers’ desire for clarity. The resulting tracks — including an a cappella number recorded in an abandoned factory — sees WANG WEN continuing their seventeen-year-long journey to understand themselves and the outside world through sound and texture. [MORE…]

ALBEZ DUZ: Occult Doom Rock Alchemists Stream “Our Lord The Flayed One” In Advance Of Listenable-Bound Wings Of Tzinacan Full-Length – ater this month, occult doom rock alchemists ALBEZ DUZ will unleash the brooding fruit of their Wings Of Tzinacan full-length. As a precursor to its official unveiling, the band is pleased to share “Our Lord The Flayed One” for public consumption. [MORE…]

TERROR And HIGHER POWER Brand New Exclusive Tracks Streaming At Clrvynt; The Extermination Vol. 3 LP Preorders Posted Via Flatspot Records – As Flatspot Records prepares The Extermination Vol. 3 compilation LP for release in November, two of the most anticipated tracks of the record come hurtling forth as Clrvynt issues the exclusive songs from TERROR and HIGHER POWER. Los Angeles-based TERROR needs no introduction. With six full-length albums and a plethora of splits and EPs released through such labels as Trustkill, Victory, Reaper, Century Media, and more since their 2002 inception, and having toured virtually the entire planet, the band is undeniably one of the leading acts in the current worldwide hardcore scene. The Extermination Vol. 3 leads off with TERROR’s brutalizing “Other Worlds,” which surges with the monolithic metallic fury the band is notorious for, and sees lead vocalist Scott Vogel joined for a brief guest vocal spot by Mad Joe Black from WISDOM IN CHAINS. [MORE…]

CASTLE Premieres “Down In The Cauldron Bog” At The Obelisk; European Tour Underway – CASTLE, in cooperation with The Obelisk, is pleased to unveil their new video for “Down In The Cauldron Bog.” The hymn comes by way of the band’s Welcome To The Graveyard full-length issued earlier this year via Ván Records. Elaborates The Obelisk, “With death as the central theme for its imagery, the track offers hooks, shred, groove, and melody all in kind, all in a package of songwriting that most bands would collapse on themselves even trying to replicate. I’m sorry, but after seeing them live this Summer, I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to talk about CASTLE again without thinking of them as being woefully underappreciated and if you don’t believe me, just do yourself a favor and really dig into Welcome To The Graveyard and go catch them when they invariably roll through wherever you live, if not on this tour, then the next one or the one after that. They’ll get there sooner or later, no doubt.” [MORE…]

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH: Seattle Doom-Bringers Announce Final Show Of The Year; Band Welcomes New Member + Sophomore Full-Length In The Works – Seattle-based doom-bringers, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH, are pleased to welcome the addition of multi-instrumentalist Andrew McInnis to the fold to add atmospheric glaciers of resonance and texture. McInnis will appear with the band on their headlining show Saturday October 29th, 2016 at Seattle’s own premier underground venue, Substation. There are only 100 tickets available. The bill also includes Black Bone Exorcism who will be celebrating the release of their Crack The Bone, Break The Heart full-length (recorded, mixed, and mastered at Tad Doyle’s Witch Ape Studio in 2015) as well as Summoned By Giants and Guest Directors the latter of which features original TAD guitarist Gary Thorstensen. The performance marks the final BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH show of the year. [MORE…]

PG.LOST Swedish Instrumentalists Issue Live Studio Video Via New Noise; European Dates Supporting Alcest And Mono Drawn Near – PG.LOST have toyed with excellence, but they’ve achieved it finally with the impressive Versus.” – New Noise Magazine Long-running Swedish post-rock collective PG.LOST unveiled the awe-inspiring sounds of their fifth full-length, Versus, last month via Pelagic Records. A true post-rock masterwork, Versus is seething with melancholic depth, emotional heaviness, and catchy musical ideas delivered as one in an incredible mass of sound. It’s sometimes easy to forget that there are only four people creating these vast orchestral landscapes. [MORE…]

THOUGHT EATER / IRON JAWED GURU Vortex 6 Split Nears Release Via Grimoire Records; Two Tracks Streaming At The Obelisk – Grimoire Records is preparing for the release of Vortex 6, a full length instrumental split album with Baltimore’s THOUGHT EATER and West Virginia’s IRON JAWED GURU, a track from each band now playing at The Obelisk as preorders are made available. Both sides of the Vortex 6 split were tracked by Grimoire Records’ owner Noel Mueller in his Maryland-based home studio about a month apart from each other. While not originally planned as a split, the two recordings seemed like a great match, so the label introduced the two bands and the decision to unite the recordings was made immediately. [MORE…]

NO LIGHT: Gemini Debut LP To See Release On Indisciplinarian; New Track Playing At New Noise Magazine – After releasing their debut EP this past August, alternative rock quintet NO LIGHT is now set to release the debut album Gemini through Indisciplinarian in November– a record boasting with fine songwriting and intense musical performances from a team of competent musicians with urgent matters on their mind. The first single “I.R.W.M.A.M.W.T.O.” is now premiering exclusively via New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE: Musk Ox/The Night Watch Guitarist Premieres “Awaken” Performance Video Via Progressive Music Planet; Earth And Sky Double Album Available Now – “Earth And Sky is the work of an artist, not a performer. It’s pure art and showcases the abilities of a gifted composer.” – Progressive Music Planet Today, Musk Ox/The Night Watch guitarist NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE, in cooperation with Progressive Music Planet, offers up a performance video for the track “Awaken.” The serene hymn comes by way of Earth And Sky, LAROCHETTE’s elegant double solo album self-released this past Summer. Earth And Sky is made up of two distinct yet complimentary albums: Earth, a collection of solo classical guitar works which act as the stark acoustic counterpart to Sky, a layered, forty-minute ambient electric composition. The neofolk and post rock influences which inspired the creation of Musk Ox are each given their own space to breathe and evolve on Earth And Sky, creating an ever unfolding work of intimate vastness. [MORE…]

COKEGOAT: Chicago Death Doom Collective To Unleash Drugs And Animals Full-Length Next Month; New Track Streaming – On November 25th, Chicago-based death doom collective COKEGOAT will drop the torrential fruit of their latest full-length, Drugs And Animals, upon unsuspecting souls. Engineered, produced, and mixed by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats) at Bricktop Recording and mastered by Carl Saff (Unsane, Red Fang, Earthless et al) at Saff Mastering, the nihilistic sounds of Drugs And Animals displays the unit manifesting their own unique brand of heavy, sullen music. The post/doom/death/heavy metal sextet layers Jeff Wojtysiak, Ed Nudd, and Rebekah Brown on guitars, synths and vocals, while Chase Bentley, Tim Baldwin, and Jordan Schultz add mass with guitar, bass and drums respectively. Six members strong. Six years in the making. Six musical voices. [MORE…]

Cadabra Records Collaborates With Anthony D.P. Mann And Goblin’s Maurizio Guarini; Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven Streaming At Bloody Disgusting – Spoken Arts label Cadabra Records announces a new liaison with reader Anthony D.P. Mann and musician Maurizio Guarini of Goblin for two upcoming releases, the first of which comes in the form of a special 7” single for Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, a portion of which is now playing exclusively at Bloody Disgusting. [MORE…]

COGNITIVE: Brutal Death Metal Behemoths Premiere “Haunted Justice” Lyric Video At No Clean Singing; Track Features Guest Appearance By Misery Index’s Mark Kloeppel + Fall Tour Confirmed – “At the outset, it’s an overpowering torrent of vicious sound propelled by drumming that simulates a war zone and by slashing, meat-cleaving riffs operating at top speed, coupled with monstrous roars and hair-on-fire shrieking.” — No Clean Singing Deformity is the impending new full-length from Garden State-based death metal deviants COGNITIVE. Set to drop via Unique Leader later this month, the nine-track slab of inexorable brutality was captured at Full Force Studio by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized) and mastered at West West Side Studios by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Converge, Black Breath, Mastodon et al). [MORE…]

TEN EAST: Experimental Jam Rock Project Featuring Members Of Yawning Man And Automatic Sam Streams Skyline Pressure Title Track At Clrvynt; Release Day Looms – “Smooth guitars lull you into a state of relaxation while melodies reach out to varying distances and textures. The psychedelia casts a spell reminiscent of math rock, the soft spots in the riffs eventually coming back into focus for a harder ending…” — Clrvynt Desert legends and Dutch heavy rockers sometimes get together on stage and it turns out better than anyone could’ve possibly imagined. It was the case when guitarist/desert rock progenitor Gary Arce and drummer Bill Stinson of Yawning Man wound up playing with bassist Erik Harbers and guitarist Pieter Holkenborg of Automatic Sam at the Mañana Mañana Fest (which Harbers and Holkenborg also organize) in the Netherlands in 2014. [MORE…]

TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO: Debut LP Playing At Cvlt Nation And Metalitalia; Album Out Now – Italian hardcore horror punk quartet TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO will release their Initiation Into Nothingness debut LP this week, taking today to stream the full album early through an international partnership, with North American webzine Cvlt Nation and Italian site Metalitalia sharing early streaming duties. [MORE…]

KHEMMIS: “Beyond The Door” Revealed Through No Clean Singing; Hunted Album Nears Release Via 20 Buck Spin – Denver doom quartet KHEMMIS has released the powerful new anthem, “Beyond The Door,” hailing from their impending second LP, Hunted, as the album approaches its anxiously anticipated release through 20 Buck Spin on October 21st. No Clean Singing has debuted the new single, “Beyond The Door,” proclaiming in part of the song, “But in addition to the massive riffs, the skull-splintering impact of the rhythm section, and Pendergast’s striking voice, ‘Beyond the Door’ also provides a showcase for another quality that explains KHEMMIS’ rise: The song is loaded with scintillating guitar melodies. The second half of the track includes a glorious dual-guitar jam followed by a fiery solo that pierces, squalls, soars, and dives like some aural manifestation of the KHEMMIS wizard’s spellcasting. The song packs a hell of a finish, too, slowing and turning once again into a bruising crusher, this time accented by nasty snarls and growls and some narcotic guitar work.” [MORE…]

STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES: Dallas Death Industrial Outfit Streams “Cyclopia” From Malignant Records-Bound Calm Morbidity – As Dallas-based leading death industrial duo, STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES, prepares for the Malignant Records release of their caustic Calm Morbidity full-length at the end of October, a new track from the album has been posted. Stream STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES’ demoralizing “Cyclopia” at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

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