Roundup From The Compound – June 5th, 2017

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GOATWHORE To Serve As Direct Support To Venom Inc. On North American Fall Tour; Vengeful Ascension Release Day Looms – GOATWHORE will serve as direct support to UK-based metal icons Venom Inc. on a North American tour this fall. Slated to commence on September 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Blood Stained Earth Tour will ravage a total of twenty-eight cities, coming to a close on October 2nd in Baltimore, Maryland. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. The tour will follow GOATWHORE’s recently-announced headlining trek with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

WOVOKA: “Traces” From Forthcoming Pelagic Records-Bound Split With LLNN Streaming At Decibel – “Conceptually, and on a thematic level, ‘Traces’ deals with loss, and the process of grief.” — WOVOKA LLNN and WOVOKA will release the audio punishment of their Marks/Traces split this June via Pelagic Records. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming WOVOKA’s crushing, near-eighteen-minute contribution, “Traces” [MORE…]

MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS: Politically-Charged “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” Video Released – “Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics are like the love child of Tito Puente and The Chemical Brothers.” – The Huffington Post NYC-based experimental, Latin-infused jazz/noise outfit MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS has issued a politically-charged new video for “What Could Possibly Go Wrong,” which was directed by Michael Baumann. [MORE…]

INTRCPTR: Los Angeles Duo To Release Debut Via Magic Bullet Records In July; Band Founded By Pelican And 5ive Veterans – INTRCPTR is the impossibly brilliant pairing of guitarist Ben Carr and drummer Larry Herweg. Longtime veterans of ungodly catchy riffs within the framework of all things heavy, the duo does not disappoint in the slightest when it comes to one’s preconceptions of what becomes possible when collaborative inspiration between mutually-respected friends persists and persists. [MORE…]

HORSENECK: Post-Hardcore/Sludge Unit Featuring Current And Past Members Of Will Haven And Chelsea Wolfe Announces Mini-Van Hell Ride Tour; Trailers Posted – “This tour is going to be so loud, you can hear us from the next venue.” — HORSENECK California post-hardcore/sludge eccentrics HORSENECK — featuring within its ranks current and past members of Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe — will kick off a short West Coast tour late next month. The Mini-Van Hell Ride trek will commence on June 24th in Los Angeles, California and run through July 1st in Reno, Nevada. Additionally, the band will play a special show this Saturday with Whores in Sacramento, California with future live exhibitions in the plotting stages. [MORE…]

GRAVES AT SEA: The Cold Dead Hands Tour 2017 Underway – Portland sludge/doom quartet GRAVES AT SEA is currently embarked on The Cold Dead Hands Tour 2017. The tour kicked off yesterday evening in Boise, Idaho and closes on June 16th on their home turf  in Oregon. The trek includes performances at 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, Washington. See all remaining dates below. [MORE…]

GOLD: Optimist Full-Length From Dutch Rock Outfit To See US Release This Friday Via Ván Records; DesertFest Berlin Footage Posted – This Friday marks the official US release of Optimist, the latest full-length from Dutch rock outfit GOLD. 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…]

SHADOW OF DOUBT’s No Mercy Debut Streaming At IDIOTEQ; EP Out NOW Through WAR Records – As WAR Records prepares to issue the No Mercy debut from Texas hardcore outfit SHADOW OF DOUBT tomorrow, popular punk/hardcore site IDIOTEQ has issued a stream of the entire EP alongside an interview with the band and a track-by-track breakdown of the record. [MORE…]

IIVII: Terrorizer Premieres “You Die” Video From Space-Themed Solo Project Led By Josh Graham (Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, A Storm Of Light); Invasion Release Draws Near – June 23rd marks the official unveiling of Invasion, the captivating new full-length from IIVII. An enigmatic, intergalactic solo project conjured by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Josh Graham. The follow-up to 2015’s critically-lauded Colony debut was captured entirely by Graham and centers itself on an invading species of alien origin. Focusing on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge, IIVII (pronounced “ivy”) transcends genre confines exploring elements of drone, classical, ambient, electronica, and vaporwave. As a founding member of Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, and A Storm Of Light, IIVII has allowed Graham to strip away the bombast and distorted guitars, and channel the intensity and dread through subtle orchestration and manipulation of dense sonic atmospheres. [MORE…]

WILDERNESS DREAM: Decibel Magazine Premieres “The Observer” Off Paralysis Rise EP From Bay Area Metal Crew; Preorders + Tour Dates Posted – As San Francisco’s molten metal quartet WILDERNESS DREAM prepares their second EP Paralysis Rise for release through Creator-Destructor Records, Decibel Magazine is now streaming “The Observer,” the devastating closing track to the new record, as the band begins to announce preorders and tour dates for the record. [MORE…]

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017: Day-To-Day Lineups Announced + Single Day Tickets On Sale TODAY – “…the whole weekend had the feel of a heavy-metal family gathering meets The Big Lebowski; a laid-back get-together with an ensemble cast of far-out characters, from gray-haired dudes in Captain Beefheart T-shirts to Yeti-shaggy heavy-metal epicureans…” – Las Vegas Journal In less than three months, the 2017 edition of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Set to commence on August 18th and run through August 20th, 2017 with a peparty to be held on August 17th, the event flaunts a jaw-dropping lineup that includes headlining sets from Atlanta goliaths, Mastodon, psychedelic rock legends, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and heavy metal icon King Diamond performing the zenith Abigail opus in its entirety as a US-exclusive. Recent additions, reunited UK doom icons Warning, will also grace the fest alongside cult stoner/desert rock unit Slo Burn, fronted by Kyuss’ John Garcia, Sleep, Wolves In The Throne Room, Ace Frehley, Neurosis, Gojira, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pelican, Chelsea Wolfe, Carcass and over seven dozen of the scene’s most groundbreaking, eclectic, and plainly ruling acts. PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is already – and rightly so – being hailed as one of the best heavy lineups ever put together for an American festival. [MORE…]

THOMAS ANDREW DOYLE (TAD) Issues Making Of Incineration Ceremony Video At The Obelisk; Record Out Now And Streaming – “[TAD] essentially takes the noise and intensity for which he’s known and reshapes it into an entirely new form. Cinematic and classical in its influence, Incineration Ceremony works in a scope and with a different instrumental context than anything he’s done before.” – The Obelisk Incineration Ceremony is the cinematic solo offering from multi-instrumentalist, song writer, and audio engineer THOMAS ANDREW DOYLE (TAD, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Hog Molly). A musical journeyman’s expression that is genuine, heartfelt, honest, uncompromising, and authoritative, the adventurous nine-track recording is a return to roots of sorts for DOYLE. Spending his formative years in music playing in jazz clubs while attending school studying classical and jazz music at Boise State University, DOYLE comes forth with a symphonic take on what is going on in his head. 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. [MORE…]

SLOW DEATH: Hardcore Punk Noise Rock Faction Featuring Former Members Of Cable, Empty Flowers, And Disappearer Unleashes Hate-Filled World Debut Via Corpse Flower Records; Full Stream Available – Hailing from Connecticut and Massachusetts, SLOW DEATH is the brand new sonic assault featuring Randy Larsen, former bassist and singer for seminal noise rockers Cable and Empty Flowers, drummer Matt Spearin of Disapperer, guitarist Jeremy Medeiros, and bassist Jesse Sherman. In August of 2016, the band entered Dead Air Studios with Will Killingsworth (Vaccine, Orchid, Laceration, Ampere, Bucket Full Of Teeth) to track their first record which was recorded and mixed in just two days. Just as quickly as the record was recorded, Corpse Flower Records agreed to release the record as a one-sided 12″ with a screen-printed B-side created by renowned illustrator Mark Rudolph (Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross etc.). [MORE…]

WEAPÖNIZER Deploys Track From 20 Buck Spin-Bound Lawless Age LP Via No Clean Singing; Band To Play Gathering Of Shadows This Weekend – Denver-based WEAPÖNIZER has deployed a fresh single from their impending Lawless Age LP, which is slated for release via 20 Buck Spin in late June. “Malefactor” is now playing at No Clean Singing as the band prepares to assault the masses at Gathering Of Shadows this weekend. WEAPÖNIZER has existed in the extremely fertile Denver metal scene alongside the likes of Khemmis, Blood Incantation, Spectral Voice, Nekrofilth, Primitive Man, and many others since their 2009 formation, in that time unleashing several releases including a self-titled debut full-length in 2012. In 2017, everything comes together for the band on their wild and unbound second album Lawless Age, their first in collaboration with 20 Buck Spin. [MORE…]

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