Roundup From The Compound – March 20th, 2017

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UNTIL RAIN Signs To Sensory For Spring Release Of Inure; Trailer + European Tour Dates Posted – Greek progressive/alternative metal outfit UNTIL RAIN has signed with Sensory Records for the release of their impending third full-length, Inure. The band has issued some insight into the album, releasing a dramatic trailer, as well as the album art, track listing, and more. Additionally, the band has scheduled both European mainland and Balkan tours in conjunction with the album’s release. [MORE…]

ORANSSI PAZUZU To Reissue Back-Catalog Stateside Through 20 Buck Spin; Band To Make US Debut At Maryland Deathfest – 20 Buck Spin will officially issue the back-catalog for Finnish cosmic black metal outfit ORANSSI PAZUZU in the US for the first time, confirming stateside editions of the band’s Muukalainen Puhuu MLP, Farmokologinen LP, and Kosmonument LP. All three records will be made available domestically in conjunction with the band’s debut and only confirmed US performance at Maryland Deathfest. [MORE…]

MAYHEM: Norwegian Black Metal Legends Prepare For European Takeover; Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII To Commence March 24th“MAYHEM 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 recently wrapped up their critically-lauded Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour with support from Black Anvil and Inquisition and will return to the road for a near-month-long European jaunt. [MORE…]

SNARES OF SIXES: Act Founded By Jason Walton Of Agalloch To Release Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass Via Crucial Blast; EP Features Members Of Winds, Lawnmower Deth, Musk Ox, Sculptured – Crucial Blast confirms the early May release of the debut EP by SNARES OF SIXES – a volatile and exploratory new entity created by Jason Walton, founding member of now defunct Agalloch – with Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass. [MORE…]

SLOTH HERDER: No Pity, No Sunrise By Avant-Grind Act Streaming At Metal Injection; Album Out March 24th Via Grimoire Records – The unhinged and devastating No Pity, No Sunrise debut album by Maryland grindcore cross-contaminators SLOTH HERDER sees release through Grimoire Records on March 24th, and as an early warning shot, Metal Injection is now streaming the entire album. [MORE…]

CLASSHOLE: Louisiana Hardcore Punk Unit Announces West Coast Tour – New Orleans’ hardcore punk misfits CLASSHOLE are pleased to announce their long-awaited West Coast tour. Slated to take place from March 27th to April 12th, the sixteen-date journey includes performances alongside Swedish hardcore punk miscreants, DS-13, and Cleveland, Ohio-based hardcore merchants, Fuck You Pay Me. Additionally, CLASSHOLE will be joined by drummer Jorge Herrera (Despise You, ACxDC) this run filling in for Paul Webb. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

ISENORDAL Black Funeral Doom/Neofolk Project To Unveil Shores Of Mourning Debut Full-Length; New Track Streaming + Record Release Show Announced – Black funeral doom/neofolk project ISENORDAL will unleash their debut full-length later this month. Titled Shores Of Mourning, the follow-up to the band’s 2014 demo recording, Imbolc MMXIV was record at Soundhouse Studios in Seattle, Washington, and is conjured from both old and new compositions. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE “Target Rich Environment” Playing At Toilet Ov Hell; Hostile Alchemy Out Next Week + Each March/April Preorder To Plant A Tree – Experimental/dark ambient project GRIDFAILURE will issue the politically-charged Hostile Alchemy record next week, deploying “Target Rich Environment” into the population early through a premiere at Toilet Ov Hell. “Target Rich Environment” features guest trumpet by Leila Abdul-Rauf and synth by Jeff Wilson in addition to the vocals, bass, guitar, percussion, electronics, field recordings, and more by GRIDFAILURE‘s David Brenner. [MORE…]

SILENCE EQUALS DEATH: “Peacemaker” From Eulogy Recordings-Bound End Times Debut Album Streaming At Decibel Magazine – The first single from New Jersey hardcore quintet SILENCE EQUALS DEATH and their End Times debut full-length is now playing at Decibel Magazine, as the record nears release via Eulogy Recordings. The opening track to End Times, “Peacemaker” surges with the energetic flow fans can expect for the duration of the album, as SILENCE EQUALS DEATH merges classic hardcore styles with energy and finesse. Charged-up gang chants back the empowering lead vocals, while elements of prime youth crew energy charge straight into a bruising groove-fueled breakdown. [MORE…]

DAMNATIONS DAY Premieres “The Witness” Video Through New Noise Magazine; A World Awakens Out Next Week Via Sensory Records – A World Awakens, the intense second album from Australian progressive metal outfit, DAMNATIONS DAY, will see release through the band’s new label home of Sensory Records next Friday. An official video for the album’s “The Witness” has been issued through an exclusive premiere at New Noise Magazine. Offers DAMNATIONS DAY on their new single, “Opening the album A World Awakens with a massive punch, ‘The Witness’ is the bridge between ‘Invisible, the Dead’ and ‘A World Awakens.’ It’s tough and heavy but melodic and with its own kind of emotive atmosphere.” [MORE…]

TOXIC HOLOCAUST And GATECREEPER Kick Off North American Tour Supporting Nails TOMORROW! – Oregon-based punk thrashers TOXIC HOLOCAUST and their Arizona-based, classic death metal labelmates GATECREEPER kicked off their long-awaited North American live takeover supporting Nails. The tour will commence on March 16th in Orlando, Florida and ravage eighteen cities through April 2nd in Los Angeles, California. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

PAIN TANK: 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills Full-Length By Washington, DC-Based Hardcore Grind Unit Playing At Decibel Magazine; Album Out NOW – As Washington, DC-based PAIN TANK preps their 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills debut for independent release this Friday, the entire raging album is now pummeling all in earshot at Decibel Magazine through an early stream. PAIN TANK declares, “97,901,726 Confirmed Kills is an album created by a band that clicked instantly. We all knew one another from the other bands we’re in and knew what each of us were capable of, but we didn’t know what direction we wanted to go with PAIN TANK. This album was written in about a week-and-a-half and recorded live in about a day-and-a-half. Any preconceived notions we had coming in went directly out the window and we played off one another until we reached what we felt was something important.” [MORE…]

BARDSPEC: Ambient Project Of Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved, Skuggsjá) To Release Debut Album, Hydrogen, Via By Norse June 23rdBARDSPEC is the ambient project/band led by Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. This June, By Norse will release the debut album Hydrogen. Having launched at Roadburn in 2015, BARDSPEC has since evolved into a fully-fledged band, with Steve Austin on guitars/effects, David Hall presenting the live visual aspect of the project, with the layout created by Josh Graham (Soundgarden, Neurosis, IIVII, etc.) [MORE…]

NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE: Musk Ox/The Night Watch Guitarist Announces First Ever Solo European Tour – Musk Ox/The Night Watch guitarist and Agalloch contributor NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE has announced his first ever solo European tour supporting mystical Galician neofolk ensemble Sangre de Muerdago as they celebrate their ten-year anniversary. The trek will run from March 23rd through April 14th. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

WHITE WILLOW: Ethereal Norwegian Prog Act Premieres “In Dim Days” Single Via Dread Central; From Future Hopes LP Nears Release Through Laser’s Edge – As eclectic and ethereal Norwegian progressive rock collective WHITE WILLOW prepares for the Laser’s Edge release of their seventh album, Future Hopes, major horror magazine Dread Central is hosting an exclusive early premiere of the album’s haunting, “In Dim Days.” [MORE…]

AMENRA Invited To Perform At Roadburn By Curator John Dyer Baizley – Roadburn Festival and the Church of Ra are certainly no strangers; and there’s no doubt they’ve left an impression on the wider music community. When Roadburn’s 2017 curator, John Dyer Baizley was so enthusiastic about having them as part of his event, they knew it was a no-brainer to have them return to the festival’s stage. [MORE…]

CONNOISSEUR: Decibel Premieres Forty-Five-Second “All Day Every Day” Lyric Video From California Stoner Violence Faction; Over The Edge Release Day Nears – “We set out to write a song that was the exact opposite of bands we love like Sleep. Who’s got an hour? We barely have a minute! … we got things to do, and this bong ain’t gonna smoke itself, ya know?” – CONNOISSEUR Over The Edge is the impending new full-length from California stoner violence faction CONNOISSEUR. Set for communal inhalation next month via Tankcrimes Over The Edge, flaunts fourteen resin-coated burners captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Iron Lung, Brainoil) and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (Spazz, Ghoul). [MORE…]

WOE: Hope Attrition Full-Length Out NOW Via Vendetta Records – “The passion, filth, and pure vitriol that USBM demands is all there, and especially given the state of our world in this moment, Hope Attrition is a required listen.” – Metal Bandcamp Out now on Vendetta Records, Hope Attrition is a dark, mournful work that draws from WOE’s darkest black metal influences while drawing out dormant death metal undertones, bolstered by the crushing production of renowned engineer Stephen DeAcutis (Evoken, Dim Mak) at Sound Spa Studios in Edison, New Jersey. Hope Attrition is a personal commentary on the chaos of the modern world that only WOE can offer. [MORE…]

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