Roundup From The Compound – May 15th, 2017

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SHADOW OF DOUBT Premieres “No Mercy” At New Noise Magazine; Debut From Outfit With Former Members Of Bitter End And Hardside To See Release Through WAR Records – No Mercy, the debut EP by Texas hardcore outfit SHADOW OF DOUBT – founded by former core members of Bitter End, Hardside, and more – is approaching early June release through WAR Records, and the title track has been issued through a premiere at New Noise Magazine as preorders are unveiled. [MORE…]

THOMAS ANDREW DOYLE (TAD) To Release Incineration Ceremony LP Via Yuggoth Records; New Tracks Streaming – Spawned from the dark and dreary recesses of DOYLE’s psyche comes an immense sound of textures, rhythms, and material suitable for film and standalone listening, disquieting all who are within an earshot. Multi-instrumentalist, song writer, and audio engineer THOMAS ANDREW DOYLE (TAD, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Hog Molly) will unveil the cinematic sounds of his Incineration Ceremony full-length via Yuggoth Records. Set for release May 16th, the adventurous nine-track offering is a return to roots of sorts for DOYLE. [MORE…]

BISON: Vancouver Metal Veterans To Release You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient Full-Length Via Pelagic Records; Teaser Posted, Preorders Available + Tour Dates Announced – Vancouver metal veterans BISON are making a devastating return with their brand-new album, You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient. Set for release in Europe on June 23RD followed by a North American release on July 7TH, the crushing new offering follows the band’s 2014-issued 1000 Needles EP and serves as their first full-length to include bassist Shane Clark, former lead guitarist of 3 Inches Of Blood, who joined the band following their Lovelessness full-length (2012, Metal Blade). [MORE…]

DEATHWISH To Embark On Unleash Hell Tour 2017; Second LP Out Now On Beer City Skateboards And Records – Wisconsin-based punk/metal shredders DEATHWISH – enlisting members of Wartorn, In Defence, False, and more within their ranks – are preparing to embark on their first official tour supporting their second LP, Unleash Hell, which was released in March through Beer City Skateboards And Records. The DEATHWISH Unleash Hell Tour 2017 will begin in Kenosha, Wisconsin on May 19th, with shows booked in Appleton, Minneapolis, Bremerton, Seattle, Portland, Eureka, San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno, and Salt Lake City, leading up to the finale on June 3rd at 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Graves At Sea, Samothrace, Phobia, and tons of others are slated to perform. [MORE…]

ENSLAVED: Decibel Streams “Isa” From Roadburn Live; Black 2xLP, CD, And Digital Formats To See Release May 19th Via By Norse Music – Roadburn 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. The 2xLP set was initially released in limited and exclusive Record Store Day color editions and as Roadburn/ENSLAVED-Webshop Gold edition. The record will now be available on black 2xLP, CD, and digital formats on May 19th! [MORE…]

CORMORANT: Progressive Black/Death Metal Collective To Unleash Diaspora This August; Album Trailer Posted – Progressive black/death metal collective CORMORANT are readying to release the long-awaited fourth LP Diaspora this August. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Vastum, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush, Brainoil) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California in late 2016, Diaspora serves as the follow-up to 2014’s critically-lauded Earth Diver full-length and sees CORMORANT take their unique style of progressive metal in an expansive, and adventurous direction. With four songs that total sixty-one minutes, the album features the band’s longest, most detail-oriented compositions to date—the collective result of two years of collaborative writing. Musically, Diaspora features familiar elements of black, death, prog, and folk metal, but pronounced psychedelic and funeral doom influences can be heard throughout as well, particularly on the twenty-six-minute closing epic, “Migration.” [MORE…]

THE RUINS OF BEVERAST: Entire Exuvia LP Now Streaming; Album Out Now In Europe And Nearing US Release Through Ván Records – Exploratory, renowned German black metal unit, THE RUINS OF BEVERAST— the expansive work of one Alexander Meilenwald, drummer from such former entities as Nagelfar, Truppensturm, Verdunkeln, and others — presents the outfit’s latest output, with the grand Exuvia LP. [MORE…]

WITCH VOMIT: 20 Buck Spin To Release Poisoned Blood MLP By Portland Death Crew; “Doomed In The Realm Of The Dead” Streaming + Preorders Posted – 20 Buck Spin welcomes Portland, Oregon-based death metal coven WITCH VOMIT to the label’s ever-expanding roster of wrath, confirming the band’s Poisoned Blood for late June release. An advance stream of the track “Doomed In The Realm Of The Dead” has been issued alongside the record’s art, info, preorders, and more. [MORE…]

SATANARCHIST: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Tempest Of Sorrow” From Portland Metal/Punk Duo; First Against The Wall Album And Canadian Tour Looms – Decibel Magazine has debuted the crushing “Tempest Of Sorrow” from Portland, Oregon-based shred duo SATANARCHIST. The band’s impending second album, First Against The Wall, will see an unruly independent release in early June. Recorded and mixed by Fester at Haywire Studios (Usnea, Rabbits, Stoneburner) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Integrity, Nails), First Against The Wall will lure diehard blackthrash worshippers and devotees of crust/d-beat punk and social activism into its unrelenting attack. In addition to nine searing SATANARCHIST anthems, First Against The Wall comes to a finale with a cover of the macabre ballad “Silver Ships Of Andilar” by Texas country legend Townes Van Zandt. [MORE…]

THE DITCH AND THE DELTA: Hives In Decline Debut LP Streaming At Metal Underground; US Tour Begins – Hives In Decline, the crushing debut LP by Salt Lake City-based THE DITCH AND THE DELTA, sees release through Battleground Records this Friday, and long-running Metal Underground is now hosting an early stream of the entire record. Engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa, Hives In Decline shows THE DITCH AND THE DELTA exploring further aspects of sound design within their unique take on doom/sludge metal. Employing different tunings, and modal centers, every song the band writes manages to avoid many of the usual doom trappings of excessive feedback, static harmony, and exploratory riffs, and features a guest spot from guitarist Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn). Lyrically, the album deals with the resentment and disdain for the mono culture these three men from Mormon-dominated Utah exist in daily. [MORE…]

CYTOTOXIN: Chernobyl-Themed Death Metal Unit To Release Gammageddon Full-Length On July 21st Via Unique Leader; New Track Streaming – During the night of April 26th, 1986, a world-changing accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. A catastrophic meltdown befell Reactor No. 4, resulting in core explosions and open-air fires. Copious quantities of radioactive materials and airborne isotopes were consequently dispersed into the atmosphere and surrounding lands. The disaster has been widely regarded as the worst accident in the history of nuclear power globally. As a result, Reactor No. 4 was destroyed and is being enclosed in a concrete and lead sarcophagus to prevent further escape of radioactivity. Large areas of Europe were affected by the accident. The radioactive cloud spread as far as Norway. [MORE…]

GOLD: Optimist Full-Length From Dutch Rock Outfit To See US Release Via Ván Records; Full Stream Available – Following the artistic success of 2015’s No Image – which united journalists, musicians, music lovers, and even a pro-wrestler in its appraisal – Dutch rock outfit GOLD returns with its successor, Optimist. Together with producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Ash Borer, Marissa Nadler), GOLD has put their angular drive, blackened guitar textures, and the composed yet vulnerable vocal delivery of Milena Eva in an even broader context. GOLD has created an almost unlimited space for their unique unity of beauty and cruelty to crush and confuse even more. [MORE…]

MEATWOUND: Largo LP From Caustic Florida Crew Playing At New Noise Magazine; Album Out NOW Through Magic Bullet Records – MEATWOUND — the outfit forged out of the Florida swamps by a cast of scene vets hailing from Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and more — will release their second LP, Largo, through Magic Bullet Records this Friday, and New Noise Magazine has taken the opportunity to stream the entire record early. [MORE…]

CIRCLE To Release New Studio Album, Terminal, Via Southern Lord June 23rd; “Kill City” Now Playing – CIRCLE is the very definition of genre-defying; a rare feat for any band, but effortlessly achieved by this prolific Finnish collective. CIRCLE‘s latest album Terminal, confirmed for release June 23rd through Southern Lord, is pure hedonistic pleasure. [MORE…]

ANIMA NOSTRA: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Anima Nostra” By Duo Featuring Nordvargr Founder; Atraments Nears Release Via Malignant Records – ANIMA NOSTRA – the Sweden/UK-based industrial/doom duo founded by Henrik Nordvargr Björkk and Margaux Renaudin – will release the devastating works of their second full-length album, Atraments, through Malignant Records in June. [MORE…]

TODAY IS THE DAY: Extended Trailer For The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself Posted; Documentary To Premiere At International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema – A new trailer for The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, an intense documentary film on TODAY IS THE DAY’s iconic founding frontman Steve Austin, has been posted. The new trailer sees release ahead of the film’s premiere at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Nice, France this week. [MORE…]

HARVESTMAN: Music For Megaliths By Neurosis’ Steve Von Till Streaming At Noisey; Album To See Release Next Week Through Neurot Recordings – Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till will release Music For Megaliths — the anxiously-anticipated fourth album under the banner of his solo outfit, HARVESTMAN — next week through Neurot Recordings. Advancing the album’s public release, Noisey is hosting an early listen to the exploratory album in its lush entirety. [MORE…]

GODHUNTER: “Cocaine Witches & Lysergic Dreams” Now Playing At No Clean Singing; Codex Narco Proceeds To Benefit Planned Parenthood – No Clean Singing is now streaming the new single from GODHUNTER’s impending, guest musician-strewn Codex Narco – from which the proceeds from the album will be donated to Planned Parenthood – with the head-rush of the EP’s “Cocaine Witches & Lysergic Dreams.” [MORE…]

UNTIL RAIN: Inure Album By Greek Prog/Alt Metal Act Released In The US Today Through Sensory Records; Video For “This Solitude” ReleasedInure, the epic third album by Greek alternative/progressive metal act, UNTIL RAIN, is out in the US today through Sensory Records. The stateside street date for Inure follows the album’s recent European release in late April, which was tied into UNTIL RAIN’s European tour supporting Laser’s Edge Group labelmates Wolverine and Oddland. UNTIL RAIN is currently still out on the road, on their second tour in support of their new album, this time through the Balkan countries with Poem, the final three shows happening in Bucharest tonight, Belgrade tomorrow, and the band’s hometown of Thessaloniki on Sunday. Additional tour dates will be announced in the weeks ahead. [MORE…]

NY IN 64: Metal Injection Debuts “The Endless Spiral” From Magic Bullet-Bound The Gentle Indifference Of The Night LPNY IN 64, the instrumental act formed by members of 1990s screamo champs You And I, and contemporary prog metal heavies East Of The Wall, present a new single from their Magic Bullet Records-bound second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night. The new song comes forth through an exclusive premiere of “The Endless Spiral,” hosted by Metal Injection. [MORE…]

HE WHOSE OX IS GORED: Ethereal Progressive Sludge Collective To Release “Paralyzer” Seven-Inch; First Ever Video Revealed + Tour With Samothrace Draws Near – Ethereal sludge unit HE WHOSE OX IS GORED will unleash their brand new “Paralyzer” seven-inch this weekend via Chain Letter Collective and the band’s own label Void Assault Records [MORE…]

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