Roundup From The Compound – February 20th, 2017

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FORESEEN: Finnish Crossover Act To Release Second Album, Grave Danger, Via 20 Buck Spin In April; Spring US Tour Announced – Returning a few years and a few tours after their 2014-released Helsinki Savagery debut album set the world ablaze, Finland’s FORESEEN is back with the topically resonant savage crossover burst, Grave Danger, their second album for 20 Buck Spin. Additionally, the band is plotting their return to the US directly in conjunction with the album’s release. [MORE…]

ALL OUT WAR To Headline Bozzfest Benefit Show For Decibel Contributor D. Shawn Bosler – Over the Christmas holiday, longtime Decibel contributor David Shawn Bosler was in a serious car accident that left him with a horrific list of broken bones and injuries, requiring multiple surgeries and putting him on a long road to full rehabilitation. [MORE…]

COLD FELL: Manchester Black Metal Outfit Debuts “Bone Ceiling” Via Decibel Magazine; Irwell LP Nears Release Through Argento Records – “Bone Ceiling” is the harsh new single from Manchester, UK-based black metal horde, COLD FELL, and their Irwell debut LP, which is nearing release through Argento Records. Ahead of the album’s early March street date, the new track has been released through an exclusive at Decibel Magazine. [MORE…]

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN: Rolling Stone Premieres “Jungle Fever” Video; First US Tour In Nearly Five Decades Underway “When things around you look quite dim, try a little Zim Zam Zim.” – Arthur Brown Iconic UK heavy psychedelic progressive eccentrics THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN kicked off their Zim Zam Zim US tour. Marking their first run of live performances since 1969, the band’s monumental trek will commence on February 15th in Los Angeles and end on February 25th in Austin. Support will be provided by Ohio rockers Electric Citizen, and shows will feature generational sonic offspring like White Hills, Acid King, Pallbearer, Danava, and Jex Thoth. [MORE…]

MOLOCH: Argento Records-Bound Remastered Verwüstung LP From Ukranian Black Metal Act Streaming At Decibel Magazine – As Argento Records prepares to reissue of the out-of-print Verwüstung album by Ukrainian black metal act, MOLOCH, the entire newly-remastered vinyl repress is now streaming early at Decibel Magazine. Released in a one-time limited CD run in 2014, MOLOCH’s Verwüstung will now be reissued in a quality LP version, featuring the previously unreleased track “Große Geister Aus Dem Vergessenen Königreich Der Stille,” the entire album fully remastered for vinyl by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, bringing these fully analog recordings to a new level of intensity. [MORE…]

NECROMANCING THE STONE Serenades Fans On Valentine’s Day With New Video, “Bleed For The Night;” Band To Join Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon For Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary US Tour – To celebrate Valentine’s Day, NECROMANCING THE STONE – featuring current/former members of Arsis (guitarist James Malone), The Absence (drummer Jeramie Kling), The Black Dahlia Murder (bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams), and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist “Big” John Williams) – has launched a new video for the track “Bleed For The Night.” The tune comes by way of their latest album, Jewel Of The Vile. Filmed last year on tour with Battlecross and Allegaeon, “Bleed For The Night” will surely serenade fans with its epic vocals, gargantuan riffs, and pulverizing rhythms. Watch the video, which was shot and edited by Allegaeon’s Greg Burgess, below: [MORE…]

ALL HELL: North Carolina-Based Blackened Thrash Legion To Release The Grave Alchemist Via Prosthetic Records This April – Following up on last year’s critically acclaimed LP, The Red Sect, North Carolina’s ALL HELL returns with their Prosthetic Records debut, The Grave Alchemist. Produced by Kris Hilbert (The Body), who worked with the band on The Red Sect and mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), The Grave Alchemist will see a worldwide release on April 14th. Featuring twelve driving, raucous blackened thrash hymns, the album reveals a marked maturity and growth for these Asheville natives who previously wore their punk rock roots on their proverbial sleeves. The album is a narrative-driven horror concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries. It is a potent blend of violence, mysticism, psychology, and the occult, distilled into an aural elixir of Blood and Gold. [MORE…]

SUNLESS: Urraca Debut By Minneapolis Death Metal Trio Playing At Metal Injection; Album Sees Release Alongside Central US Tour Kickoff This Week – Minneapolis-based exploratory death metal trio, SUNLESS, presents their proper debut full-length, Urraca. The album has been unveiled early through an exclusive stream at Metal Injection as the band prepares to release it independently next week, which also kicks off their Central US tour. [MORE…]

SLOTH HERDER: MetalSucks Premieres “Inner Dissolution” From Grimoire Records-Bound No Pity, No Sunrise Debut By Frenzied Death/Grind Act – “Inner Dissolution” is the torrential new single from demented avant-death/grind outfit, SLOTH HERDER, and the band’s impending No Pity, No Sunrise debut full-length. With No Pity, No Sunrise nearing release through Grimoire Records in late March, “Inner Dissolution” has been released through an early exclusive at MetalSucks, who praises the band’s ability to, “switch seamlessly between power violence blast beats and buzzsaw guitars and the kind of thick, sloppy sludge that makes you feel like you need to take a shower after you’ve listened to it… and sometimes do so within the same song. Take, for example, ‘Inner Dissolution’… Is it for fans of Weekend Nachos, or for fans of Crowbar? Well… why can’t it be for both?” [MORE…]

WOE: Decibel Magazine Premieres “The Ones We Lost” From US Black Metal Unit; Hope Attrition Release Day Draws Near – US black metal unit WOE will release their long-anticipated Hope Attrition full-length next month via their new label home of Vendetta Records. In advance of its release and in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, today Decibel Magazine offers up “The Ones We Lost,” for public feasting. [MORE…]

THE DRIP To Support Kreator And Obituary On Seattle Show Of Decibel Tour + Additional Shows Supporting The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability Announced – Washington-based grindcore outfit THE DRIP has booked several new upcoming shows across the Pacific Northwest in support of their Relapse Records-released The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability debut album. THE DRIP‘s new shows include an opening slot at the Seattle date of the upcoming Decibel Magazine tour featuring Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, and Horrendous on March 28th. That set is followed by a headlining show in Olympia the following night, March 29th, and the weekend cones to a smoldering finale with a show in Portland March 30th, joining Nails, Toxic Holocaust, and Gatecreeper. Additional shows are to be expected. [MORE…]

FUCK YOU PAY ME Featuring Cleveland Hardcore Icon Tony Erba To Release Dumbed Down Full-Length On Tankcrimes; New Track Streaming At Clrvynt + Preorders Available – Cleveland, Ohio-based hardcore unit FUCK YOU PAY ME [FYPM], led by underground hardcore icon/wrestling aficionado Tony Erba (Face Value, H100’s, Gordon Solie Mother Fuckers, 9 Shocks Terror), will release their Dumbed Down full-length via Tankcrimes next month. Self-described as, “fast, negative, anthemic dark hardcore done correctly,” the band further elaborating, “economic desperation; the wrong color on a pregnancy test; dropping your phone into the shitter; 3:17 AM at Steve’s Hot Dogs… We sound a lot like that,” [MORE…]

SECT: Hardcore Outfit Featuring Members Of Cursed, Burning Love, Earth Crisis, Catharsis, And More Signs To Southern Lord; Band To Record Second LP With Kurt Ballou – Southern Lord has signed North American hardcore outfit SECT, the band comprised of an international cast of scene veterans hailing from the likes of Cursed, Burning Love, Earth Crisis, Catharsis, Undying, Day Of Suffering, and many more. The result of these musicians’ alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol. [MORE…]

GOATWHORE To Take Part In Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour Followed By Spring Trek With Amon Amarth; Special Album Preorders Announced – New Orleans’ GOATWHORE will return to the road later this month as part of Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour alongside labelmates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone. The band’s latest trek will stretch from February 21st through March 15th with various headlining dates scattered throughout. From there, the band will take a short break before joining Amon Amarth for two weeks’ worth of shows from May 1st to May 21st. Due to scheduling conflicts between the two tours, GOATWHORE will not appear on six of the Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour stops. See a full listing of dates below. [MORE…]

HORSENECK: Heavy Trip LP From Post Hardcore/Sludge Unit Featuring Current And Past Members Of Will Haven And Chelsea Wolfe Streaming At Decibel – Featuring within their ranks current and past members of  Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe, the ten-track Heavy Trip was captured by Lance Jackman (Will Haven) at The Dock, mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios, and mastered by Carl Saff (Big Business, Helms Alee, Russian Circles) at Saff Mastering, and will see release on February 17th, 2017 on CD, cassette, and digital formats. [MORE…]

REBEL WIZARD: New Video From Australian Negative Metal Act Now Playing At No Clean Singing; Triumph Of Gloom Release Day Nears“…an electrifying, high-intensity collection of absolutely masterful riffs and scintillating lead guitar pyrotechnics, organized into songs that are powerfully addictive from the very first listen.” — No Clean Singing Self-proclaimed negative metal project REBEL WIZARD will reissue the maniacal sounds of the Triumph Of Gloom full-length via Prosthetic Records. In advance of its release, today esteemed metal portal No Clean Singing offers a video for “Eat The Warlock” for public devourment. [MORE…]

EDENSONG: NYC Prog Act Confirms Several Festival Performances And Co-Headlining Spring Tour With Imminent Sonic Destruction – New York City-based progressive rock/metal storytellers, EDENSONG, have announced a co-headlining Spring tour with their cohorts in Imminent Sonic Destruction, as well as several other high profile festival and performance updates. [MORE…]

ARKAIK: Progressive Death Metal Collective Announces Tech Trek II Tour With Archspire; New Album Underway + Pre-Production Video Posted – Progressive death metal collective ARKAIK will kick off the Tech Trek II tour with Archspire next month. The tour will kick off on March 17th in Tacoma, Washington and coil its way through nearly two dozen cities across the country, coming to a close on April 6th in Boise, Idaho. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

ARTIFICIAL BRAIN To Release Infrared Horizon Via Profound Lore In April; “Synthesized Instinct” Single + Art And Preorders Posted – Long Island, New York-based sci-fi death metal quintet, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, will release their second album, Infrared Horizon, through Profound Lore Records in April, the label issuing an early stream of the track “Synthesized Instinct” alongside the album’s cover artwork, track listing, and preorders. [MORE…]

EXTREMITY: “Crepuscular Crescendo” From 20 Buck Spin-Bound Extremely Fucking Dead Album Playing At Invisible Oranges – Punishing Bay Area death metal cult, EXTREMITY – founded by scene veterans hailing from Vastum, Ludicra, Agalloch, Cretin, Repulsion, Trepanation, and many others – has severed a sample from their looming debut album, Extremely Fucking Dead, for an early stream of “Crepuscular Crescendo,” which is now on public display at Invisible Oranges. [MORE…]

MAYHEM: Norwegian Black Metal Icons Wrap Up North American Tour; Band Readies For European TakeoverMAYHEM are a band that remind us of the power of the live concert experience, morphing concert into macabre ceremony… “ – BeatRoute  Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in its entirety. The band is currently wrapping up their critically-lauded Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour with support from Black Anvil and Inquisition, with their final two performances – February 19th at the Gramercy Theater in New York, New York and a very special, intimate MAYHEM-only appearance on February 20th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York – now sold out. [MORE…]

WRVTH: Atmospheric Tech Death Wizards Announce US Tour Dates + SXSW Showcase – Atmospheric tech death wizardS WRVTH will traverse the US next month on a two-plus-week tour alongside Name [New Approach to Martyrs Expressions]. The journey will make its way through eight states with an included stop at this year’s edition of SXSW for a special showcase on March 16th. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE’s “Hostile Alchemist” Featuring Members Of Vastum, Wolvhammer, And More Playing At Decibel Magazine – As the experimental outfit recognizes one year of auditory disrupt this month, the first single from GRIDFAILURE’s Hostile Alchemy EP nearing release in March has been issued by Decibel Magazine. [MORE…]

XIBALBA Diablo, Con Amor… Adios Out Now And Streaming At Metal Injection – Southern California’s XIBALBA today releases their devastating new Diablo, Con Amor… Adios EP through Closed Casket Activities, streaming the record at Metal Injection…. [MORE…]

GOZU Announces Northeast And West Coast US Tour Dates – Massachusetts-based rock/metal outfit GOZU will embark on a short run of live dates next week, with shows in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Dover, and Portland. Following this northeast trek, GOZU will make their way to the west coast in April alongside Ape Machine. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

RIVERS OF NIHIL Begin US Tour With Darkest Hour – Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit RIVERS OF NIHIL will begin a month-long US tour tomorrow supporting Darkest Hour. The MetalSucks-sponsored journey will commence February 18th  in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania February 18th and run through March 21st in Cincinnati, Ohio. Additional support will be provided by Ringworm as well as Rotten Sound and labelmates Tombs on select dates. [MORE…]

BLACK ARMY JACKET: Remastered Closed Casket Album From NYC Powerviolence Unit Streaming At Noisey With Exclusive Interview – Magic Bullet is preparing to release two albums by infamous, deactivated NYC powerviolence outfit, BLACK ARMY JACKET, with remastered, digital reissues of the band’s 222 and Closed Casket albums on streaming and digital platforms. [MORE…]

CATTLE DECAPITATION Readies For Metal Blade 35th Anniversary Tour –  San Diego deathgrind unit CATTLE DECAPITATION return to the road for a near-month-long US jaunt as part of the Metal Blade Records 35th Anniversary Tour with labelmates Whitechapel, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone. [MORE…]

SCOUR: Extreme Metal Collaboration Uniting Current/Past Members Of Down, Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, Animosity, And Strong Intention Plays Debut ShowSCOUR – the extreme metal collaboration uniting Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Continuum, former Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention) – will play their first official show ever this weekend at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans! To purchase tickets point your browser to THIS LOCATION. SCOUR will also appear at this year’s edition of Hellfest in Clisson, France with additional live abrasions to be announced in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

DEATHWISH: Wisconsin Destroyers To Release Unleash Hell LP Via Beer City Records And Skateboards; Video Playing At Decibel Magazine – Wisconsin’s raging hardcore punk/thrash rock destroyers, DEATHWISH, are prepared to assault the public with their second LP, Unleash Hell, set for release on March 10th, once again through their cohorts at Beer City Music And Skateboards. [MORE…]

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