Roundup From The Compound – March 27th, 2017

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GHOST BATH: Atmospheric Black Metallers Premiere “Ambrosial” From Forthcoming Starmourner Full-LengthStarmourner is the forthcoming full-length from atmospheric black metallers GHOST BATH. Set for release on April 21st via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the twelve-track offering and second was recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced by Josh Schroeder (Battlecross, Still Remains), and features cover artwork Luciana Nedelea (Enbilulugugal, Foehammer). In advance of its release, today GHOST BATH offers up “Ambrosial” for public consumption. Issues vocalist Nameless of the track, “’Ambrosial’ is one of the most surreal songs on the record. The end is near trance-inducing in its structure. If you make it out to one of our shows you can hear this beast of a track live.” [MORE…]

DISCIPLINE: Long-Running Detroit Prog Kings Sign With Laser’s Edge For Release Of Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea – Laser’s Edge confirms the signing of Detroit’s long-running progressive rock kings DISCIPLINE, for the June release of their newly-completed fifth studio full-length, Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea. DISCIPLINE has performed and recorded together since 1987, and remains one of the top bands in the American progressive rock scene. The band’s current lineup, including drummer Paul Dzendzel, bassist Mathew Kennedy, lead guitarist Chris Herin (Tiles), and vocalist/keyboardist Matthew Parmenter, worked with veteran music producer Terry Brown (Rush, Fate’s Warning) for the mixing of their newest opus, Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea, which Parmenter describes as, “an escape to ameliorate the workaday world.” [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN Issues Sixth Installment For Psalms Ov Khaos With “The Clear Light Ov The Void” For Vernal Equinox – New York City-based black/death coven TELOCH VOVIN unveils the sixth installment of their ongoing Psalms Ov Khaos singles series for the Vernal Equinox. The band declares alongside the debut of “Psalm Ov Khaos: The Clear Light Ov The Void,” “The lyrics are inspired by the Saturnian Working arching over TELOCH VOVIN’s entire existence. The title is a reference to the lyrics and the expressions: The White Light (Light Of Creation) which is broken up through the prism/prison of manifestation into the myriad of manifested forms. The Black Light (The Devouring Light Of Anti-Creation) which is the adversarial aspects ov the Khaos which is at the Heart ov all TELOCH VOVIN Psalms, and The Clear Light is the light of the void before and after creation and which is what will remain after Mahapralaya.” [MORE…]

REVOCATION’s “Communion” To Appear In Upcoming Power Rangers Movie; Tour With Morbid Angel Draws Near – After releasing their sixth full-length, Great Is Our Sin, to critical acclaim last year, REVOCATION will now also be featured in the upcoming Power Rangers movie with the album track “Communion.” US fans can hear the song when the film is released in theaters on March 24th; to listen online, please check out the Metal Blade SoundCloud page RIGHT HERE. For more information on the Power Rangers film, visit THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

ORM: Danish Black Metal Quartet Streams Self-Titled Debut LP At Decibel Magazine; Album Out NOWORM’s self-titled debut album clearly showcases the quartet’s brilliant and rocking take on epic melodic black metal, thematically illustrated by tales from a mythical cosmos of ancient times. The album consists of five grandiose and ambitious tracks produced by Lasse Ballade (Halshug, Solbrud) with artwork created by Italian artist Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Black Breath, Power Trip). The first reviews highly appreciate the album’s qualities; on the band’s homeland, Metalized writes that, “ORM hereby enters the elite of black metal,” GFR states that the album is a, “metallic masterpiece.” [MORE…]

UFOMAMMUT Announces New Album 8 Set for Release September 22nd Via Neurot Recordings; European Live Dates + Studio Video Posted – Purveyors of the endlessly heavy, masters of melding uncompromisingly psychedelic magic, the Italian juggernaut known as UFOMAMMUT will release their eighth album this September 22nd, aptly titled 8, once again via Neurot Recordings. [MORE…]

UNTIL RAIN: Greek Prog/Alt Metal Outfit Releases Video/Single For “Because Something Might Happen” From Sensory-Bound Inure LP – Thessaloniki, Greece-based alternative/progressive metal act, UNTIL RAIN, has released the first single for their Sensory Records-bound Inure LP, issuing the track “Because Something Might Happen” through all major digital platforms, as well as through an official video for the song. [MORE…]

Cadabra Records Presents ROBERT W. CHAMBERS’ The Yellow Sign Featuring Score By Maurizio Guarini of Goblin; Audio Sample Playing At Dread Central – The spoken/horror arts curators at Cadabra Records announce the label’s most ambitious project yet, with the upcoming release of ROBERT W. CHAMBERSThe Yellow Sign, the cult classic which inspired the acclaimed HBO series, True Detective. The story has here been professionally recited by popular filmmaker and actor, Anthony D. P. Mann, the LP featuring extensive notes by weird fiction scholar S. T. Joshi, and a brilliant and haunting score by composer Maurizio Guarini, of Italian prog/horror ions, Goblin. [MORE…]

ENSLAVED To Release Roadburn Live 2XLP For Record Store Day, April 22nd; “Death In The Eyes Of Dawn” PremieredRoadburn Live is ENSLAVED‘s first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of band’s headlining shows at the renowned Roadburn Festival 2015, an edition curated by ENSLAVED‘s guitar player Ivar Bjørnson. [MORE…]

HIGHER POWER: Leeds-Based Hardcore Outfit Premieres “Balance” At Metal Hammer; Soul Structure Debut LP Nears Release Via Flatspot Records/Venn Records – Leeds, UK-based HIGHER POWER advances their impending debut LP, Soul Structure – set for release through Flatspot Records/Venn Records in May — with an exclusive Metal Hammer premiere of “Balance,” and an interview with the band. [MORE…]

EYEHATEGOD: Mike IX Williams To Return To The Stage At Berserker Fest Next Month; Frontman Issues Update + Additional Performances Announced – EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike IX Williams will make his triumphant return to the stage next month following a successful liver transplant this past December. Williams, who hasn’t performed live in a year, will make his stage debut on April 14th at this year’s Berserker Fest in Pontiac, Michigan alongside Off!, Negative Approach, Gwar, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Brain Tentacles, and so many more. From there, the band will hit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York with future live encounters to be announced in the months to come. [MORE…]

MIRACLE DRUG: Louisville Hardcore Act With Members Of Mouthpiece, Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, and C.R. Signs With WAR Records; How Much Is Enough EP Coming Summer 2017 – WAR Records welcomes Louisville, Kentucky-based hardcore outfit MIRACLE DRUG to the label’s roster, and announces the upcoming release of the band’s newly-completed How Much Is Enough EP…It should come as no surprise that there is a subtle familiarity in the band’s sound, as the lineup is comprised of current and former members of notable hardcore acts Mouthpiece, Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, and C.R. After a well-received release of the band’s 2015 demo on New York record label Trip Machine Laboratories, MIRACLE DRUG returned to the studio in the Fall of 2016 to capture its follow-up. Recorded by Will Allard (Xerxes, Whips/Chains) at his studio Dot Complex in Louisville, How Much is Enough is a five-song blast of raw, aggressive, yet melodic-tinged hardcore that should satisfy both fans of the early Revelation Records catalog and late ‘80s D.C. hardcore. [MORE…]

FORESEEN Premieres “Fearmonger” At Invisible Oranges; 20 Buck Spin Release Of Grave Danger LP + US Tour Looms – Finland’s vicious crossover quintet FORESEEN has issued a new single from the rapidly approaching release of their second LP, Grave Danger. Invisible Oranges is now streaming “Fearmonger,” noting of the riotous assault, “FORESEEN feels like the tip of a new thrash spear… Re-thrash mark 2 seems less intent on aesthetic replication and more fixated on wrapping strong, cold fingers around my neck and shaking until there’s nothing left in me.” [MORE…]

VOMIT REMNANTS: Metal Injection Premieres New Track From Japanese Death Metal Collective; Hyper Groove Brutality Preorders Unveiled – Hyper Groove Brutality is the impending new full-length from long-running Japanese brutal death metal collective VOMIT REMNANTS. Set for release next month via Unique Leader, the band’s first studio output in twelve years was produced by Darren Cesca (Arsis, Vile, Goratory) of House Of Grind Studios and features guest appearances from vocalist Henrik Cranz of Soils Of Fate, guitarist Craig Peters of Deeds Of Flesh and Destroying The Devoid, and guitarist Paul Masvidal of Cynic/ex-Death. [MORE…]

ALL HELL: Decibel Premieres “I Am The Mist” From Blackened Thrash Trio; The Grave Alchemist Release Day Draws Near – “‘I Am The Mist’ is inspired by the dread inherent in the power of nature and within our own personal histories…” – ALL HELL As The Grave Alchemist, the impending new full-length from North Carolina-based blackened thrash trio, ALL HELL, draws closer to release, today Decibel Magazine is pleased to unsheathe the band’s lyric video for grim album closer, “I Am The Mist.” [MORE…]

HARVESTMAN: Music For Megaliths Lead Track “The Forest Is Our Temple” Playing At The Quietus; Album Due May 19th Via Neurot Recordings – As Neurot Recordings prepares to release the fourth full-length from HARVESTMAN – one of Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till’s solo ventures – the opening track from Music For Megaliths, “The Forest Is Our Temple,” has been premiered at The Quietus. Resonating like an instrumental drone scripture with ritualistic tones, textures and tempos, layers of gorgeous acoustic strings fuse and expand with ominous, distorted amplified undercurrents and a constant hurdy-gurdy hymn. In turn, “The Forest Is Our Temple” sets the tone for Music For Megaliths as a transformative passage of music, evoking realms of welcomed immersive introspection. [MORE…]

DAMNATIONS DAY: A World Awakens Playing At Metal Underground; Album Out NOW Through Sensory Records – Sensory Records this week unveils the second album from Australian progressive metal outfit, DAMNATIONS DAY, with the release of A World Awakens. Ahead of its release, the record is now playing in its entirety courtesy of Metal Underground. [MORE…]

ARTIFICIAL BRAIN Premieres Track To Profound Lore-Bound Infrared Horizon LP Featuring Trevor Strnad Of The Black Dahlia Murder Via Metal Injection – Long Island-based sci-fi death metal quintet ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has debuted the title track to their impending Infrared Horizon album, which is nearing release through Profound Lore Records in late April. “Infrared Horizon,” featuring Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Paulo Paguntalan of Copremesis and Gath Šmānê, has been premiered exclusively through Metal Injection. [MORE…]

HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Italian Death Metal Act Unleashes “Angel Of Revolution” From Forthcoming Adveniens Full-Length – “The breathtaking drum fusillade, the hair-raising howl, and the blazing riff storm that begin the song are an immediate adrenaline injection, and there is no relenting after that… a pure death metal firestorm.” – No Clean Singing on “Angel Of Revolution” Next month, Italian death metal unit HIDEOUS DIVINITY, which features within its ranks current and former members of Hour Of Penance and Aborted, will unleash the long-awaited Adveniens full-length via Unique Leader. In advance of its release, the band recently unveiled “Angel Of Revolution” for communal dissection. [MORE…]

FUCK YOU PAY ME: Decibel Premieres Dumbed Down Full-Length From Cleveland Hardcore Squad In Its Entirety; Record Out NOW Via Tankcrimes – “Dumbed Down is a wild and out of control shot of blistering hardcore. It rages and burns with an energy of a band half its age. This one kills. Don’t miss out…” – New Noise Magazine Dumbed Down, the forthcoming full-length from 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 drop TOMORROW via Tankcrimes. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE: Hostile Alchemy Out NOW And Streaming; All March/April Orders To Plant A Tree – NYC-area experimental project GRIDFAILURE has just released Hostile Alchemy, a nine-track soundtrack to a crumbling political world order, a dying ecosystem, and a worldwide race to thermonuclear apocalypse, the album constructed during the 2016 US election cycle. [MORE…]

MAYHEM: Norwegian Black Metal Icons Kick Off Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII Tour – “De Mysteriis… stands tall to this day. For one of the most prominent names in the black metal scene… it’s amazing how challenging and terrifying MAYHEM still feel and when channeling the energies of this record; the result is beautifully hellish.” – Distorted Sound Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM today kick off their Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour. Set to commence in Karlstad, Sweden and run through April 16th in Munich, Germany, the band’s latest trek includes stops at the Vienna Metal Meeting and Dark Easter Metal Meeting. Support is provided by Dragged Into Sunlight on select shows. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

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