Roundup From The Compound – May 8th, 2017

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OBELYSKKH: H. P. Lovecraft-Inspired The Providence LP By German Sludge Quartet Streaming At Echoes And Dust – The Providence, the fourth LP by German doom/sludge quartet OBELYSKKH, is out now in Europe and approaching US release through Exile On Mainstream. Echoes And Dust is now hosting a stream of the entire album. [MORE…]

SACRED REICH Announces 30 Years Of Ignorance North American Tour With Support From Byzantine – This year, Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album, Ignorance. To commemorate this milestone, the band is bringing their 30 Years Of Ignorance tour around the world, which kicks off in Europe in July. Following the European run, the trek will make its way through in September. Support will be provided by Byzantine as support. See below for all dates! [MORE…]

NY IN 64 Premieres “50 Lbs. Of Ash” Through New Noise Magazine; The Gentle Indifference Of The Night LP Due In Late May Via Magic Bullet Records – New Jersey-based instrumental hardcore outfit NY IN 64 has released the first single from their impending second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night, which is nearing release later this month through Magic Bullet Records. The first example of the record’s lush riffs and tones is on display with “50 Lbs Of Ash,” which sees its debut through New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

BISON MACHINE Michigan Heavy Rockers Sign To Small Stone; New Album Coming Soon + Burnin’ Turf II Fest To Be Held June 3 – Michigan heavy rockers BISON MACHINE have signed to American heavy rock institution Small Stone Records. The Hamtramck-based volume dealers have been on a this-time-it’s-personal quest to hand-deliver their riffs across the country since the 2015 release of their debut album, Hoarfrost, on Kozmik Artifactz, and with tours throughout the US under their belt, they’re ready to take their game to the proverbial next level. [MORE…]

ANIMA NOSTRA: Industrial/Doom Duo Including Nordvargr Founder To Issue Atraments Full-Length Through Malignant Records – Catastrophic Sweden/UK-based industrial/doom duo ANIMA NOSTRA has completed their second full-length album, Atraments, set for a June 16th release through Malignant Records. Initially the name of a collaborative CD between Henrik Nordvargr Björkk and Margaux Renaudin released on Cold Spring in 2016, the duo has now relabeled and solidified themselves under the ANIMA NOSTRA moniker, and in turn, broadly expanded their sonic palette, taking the more intimate ritual ambient aspects of the debut, and incorporating them as part of towering constructs that blur the line between death industrial, doom metal, and neo-classical. [MORE…]

BARDSPEC: Ambient Project Led By Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved, Skuggsjá) Shares “Bone” From Debut Album; Hydrogen Incoming June 23rd – Today we are pleased to share another audible insight into the debut album Hydrogen, by BARDSPEC, the ambient project/band featuring Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin. “Bone” in Bjørnson’s words is “a song that is a meditation upon the concepts of strength and endurance, in the micro and the macro. How evolution has made us upright and made to be on the move – and how hard it can be to adapt those features into the realms of our psyche – so that we can undergo the mental evolution that is dormant within us.” [MORE…]

TYRANNOSORCERESS: “Haunting Black Infinity” From Tofu Carnage Records-Bound Shattering Light’s Creation Debut Streaming At Decibel Magazine – “Haunting Black Infinity” is the name of the tormented new blackened assault by Dallas-based TYRANNOSORCERESS and the band’s Tofu Carnage Records-bound Shattering Light’s Creation debut LP, as the track is premiered at Decibel Magazine. [MORE…]

SATANARCHIST: Portland Metal/Punk Duo To Release Second Album, First Against The Wall; Track Streaming + May/June Canadian Tour Booked – Boiling forth from the inner depths of the Portland punk/metal scene, manic duo formed by two former members of Spectral Tombs, SATANARCHIST, arises with the band’s second album, First Against The Wall, set for independent release as the band sets out on a cross-Canada tour. [MORE…]

SNARES OF SIXES: Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass Debut Streaming At Decibel Magazine; EP Out NOW On Crucial Blast – Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass, the debut EP by SNARES OF SIXES – the newest investigative musical outlet of Agalloch’s Jason Walton – will see release through Crucial Blast this Friday, and Decibel Magazine has hosted an exclusive early stream of the record. [MORE…]

BLACKOSH: New Track From Black Metal Project Led By Former Root/Current Master’s Hammer Member Streaming At Cvlt Nation; EP To See Release Via Eternal Death Later This Month – BLACKOSH – the project led by Petr Hosek, original guitar player for iconic Czech black metal band Root and current member of the legendary Master’s Hammer – will release the two-track Řvoucí Vichry seven-inch later this month via Eternal Death. [MORE…]

STILLBIRTH: German Death Metal Legion Joins Unique Leader Records; European Tour Underway – Long-running German death metal legion STILLBIRTH is the latest addition to Unique Leader Records’ expansive family of brutality. The band will unleash their fifth full-length, Annihilation Of Mankind, through the label later this year. The follow-up to their 2015-issued Global Error full-length (Rising Nemesis Records/Deafground Records) finds vocalist Lukas Swiaczny at his most versatile… [MORE…]

SAMOTHRACE To Embark On US Tour With He Whose Ox Is Gored – Seattle doom metal merchants SAMOTHRACE are preparing to embark on a full US tour later this month. Following the trek, the band will focus on the completion of two new recordings, including their third LP. [MORE…]

GOATWHORE To Release Vengeful Ascension June 23rd Via Metal Blade Records; New Track Playing, Preorders Available + Tour Underway – GOATWHORE will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan. [MORE…]

THE DITCH AND THE DELTA Streams “Sleeping Dogs” From Battleground Records-Bound Hives In Decline Debut LP – With the release of Salt Lake City-based trio THE DITCH AND THE DELTA’s debut LP, Hives In Decline, set for release through Battleground Records next week, Echoes And Dust offers the track “Sleeping Dogs” for public consumption. [MORE…]

INTERNAL BLEEDING To Carry On Following The Passing Of Drummer And Veteran FDNY Firefighter Bill Tolley; Strike Of The Empire US Tour With Vader Draws Near – “…we think it’s only appropriate that we do this tour, continue with the band, and continue to release music in Bill’s memory, and in the memory for all those metalhead men and women who have fallen.” – INTERNAL BLEEDING On April 20th, INERNAL BLEEDING drummer and veteran FDNY firefighter Bill Tolley passed away after falling five stories from a rooftop while battling a two-alarm apartment fire in Queens, New York. The tragedy touched family, friends, his bandmates, the city of New York, and the worldwide metal community. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS Adds Second Brooklyn Show To Summer Tour With Converge And Amenra; Tickets For All Shows AvailableNEUROSIS has released tickets for all shows on their upcoming North American Summer tour with Converge and Amenra, and announces a second Brooklyn show to the trek. Continuing to perform the works from their acclaimed eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, the upcoming tour will find NEUROSIS bringing their immersive live experience to the East Coast and Midwestern US, and Southeastern Canada. [MORE…]

SILENCE EQUALS DEATH Releases Lyric Video From End Times; Debut Album Out Now Through Eulogy Recordings – New Jersey-based hardcore outfit SILENCE EQUALS DEATH has issued a new lyric video for the title track to their debut album, End Times, which was released in April through Eulogy Recordings.See SILENCE EQUALS DEATH’s “End Times” lyric video at THIS LOCATION. A new full live set from the band is also playing HERE. [MORE…]

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 Confirms Mastodon As Final Headliners; Tickets Available NOW + Hotel Discounts Available – PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 – set to take place from August 18th through August 20th, 2017 with a pre-party August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada – confirms Mastodon as its final remaining headliner. For over 15 years, Mastodon have set the course for an entire generation of metal that’s progressive and still unbridled in its heaviness. This August, they’ll take their rightful place among the headliners at PSYCHO LAS VEGAS. [MORE…]

BILL & PHIL: Revolver Premieres Official “Dirty Eye” Video From Project Uniting Horror Icon Bill Moseley And Metal Legend Philip H. Anselmo; Record Out Now On Housecore – his past January marked the release of BILL & PHIL’s Songs Of Darkness And Despair, the collaborative release between horror icon Bill Moseley – most notable as Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Otis in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects – and extreme music legend Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.). [MORE…]

STRIFE: Iconic California Hardcore Act Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of In This Defiance With Limited LP Through WAR Records; Preorders Launch Tomorrow – Iconic Los Angeles hardcore warriors STRIFE this year celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark second LP, In This Defiance, with a special extremely limited run of the record. This one-time limited pressing of STRIFE‘s In This Defiance is limited to only 100 copies on pink marble vinyl packaged in a hand silkscreened and hand numbered cover, and is joined by a limited edition longsleeve shirt. [MORE…]

NECROT: Decibel Streams “Shadows And Light” From Oakland Death Dealers’ Forthcoming Blood Offerings Full-Length – “This track will make you put your head in the oven and throw your phone in the microwave.” – NECROT Blood Offerings is the imminent new full-length from Oakland, California-based classic death dealers NECROT. [MORE…]

LLNN: “The Guardian” Video From Forthcoming Split With WOVOKA Playing At The Sludgelord; Marks/Traces Preorders Available – “Copenhagen’s LLNN return with wavering drone synths and raw hardcore driven darkness on ‘The Guardian.’” – The Sludgelord LLNN and WOVOKA will release the audio punishment of their Marks/Traces split this June via Pelagic Records. In celebration of its release, today The Sludgelord offers up LLNN’s video clip for opening track “The Guardian.” [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE: Scathed Album Finalized For June Release Through Darker Days Ahead; “Gaze Of Aversion” Streaming – New York solo outfit GRIDFAILURE purges forth some of its most tortured output yet, with Scathed, which will see release in early June with DIY/experimental label Darker Days Ahead. The record’s “Gaze Of Aversion” is now streaming. [MORE…]

Cadabra Records Presents Bleak December’s Adaptation Of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’s The Hound Of The Baskervilles With Sir Derek Jacobi As Sherlock Holmes; Sample Playing At Dread Central – “They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!” Spoken arts label Cadabra Records presents Bleak December’s adaptation of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’s classic mystery, The Hound Of The Baskervilles. An early audio sample of the record has been premiered exclusively at Dread Central. [MORE…]

ORANSSI PAZUZU: US Pressings Of Kosmonument 2xLP, Farmakologinen MLP, and Muukalainen Puhuu LP/CD Out Today Via 20 Buck Spin – 20 Buck Spin today issues three back-catalog titles from Finnish cosmic black metal alchemists ORANSSI PAZUZU, releasing the band’s Muukalainen Puhuu LP/CD, Farmakologinen MLP, and Kosmonument 2xLP on US soil for the first time. The reissues see release as ORANSSI PAZUZU is currently out on the extensive Mental Possession MMXVIII European tour, which includes the band’s maiden voyage to the US for a one-off performance at Maryland Deathfest. [MORE…]

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