Roundup From The Compound – July 10th, 2017

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NEUROSIS To Reissue Out-Of-Print Second Album The Word As Law In August – NEUROSIS will reissue the band’s second LP, The Word As Law, in August, the album having remained out-of-print since the 1990s. While listening to NEUROSIS’ discography in chronological order, their sound gradually shifts in a very steady and somewhat seamless progression with each record, though their first few albums are undoubtedly cut from their 80s punk influences and surroundings. The Word As Law was initially released on vinyl only in 1990 through Lookout! Records, alongside the likes of Operation Ivy, Green Day, Screeching Weasel, and other Bay Area punk acts of the time. Upbeat rhythms and enraged vocals fuel The Word As Law, the record picking up where their Pain Of Mind debut’s ripping punk sound left off, while the band simultaneously began experimenting with more dissonant, melancholic, and demoralizing tones that would carve the foundation for their next few albums and their signature sound. [MORE…]

ALL OUT WAR Embarks On Brief European Tour Advancing Give Us Extinction LP; Trailer Posted – ALL OUT WAR begins their five-city European raid today, with shows in Belgium, Germany, France, and a set at the huge Resurrection Fest in Spain. The brief tour precedes the band’s impending Give Us Extinction LP, which will see release in August via Organized Crime Records. The label has issued a short trailer leaking a segment of the album’s metallic wrath. [MORE…]

NECK OF THE WOODS: Vancouver Progressive Death Act To Release The Passenger Full-Length In September; “Bottom Feeder” Streaming At Decibel Magazine – Vancouver, British Columbia-based NECK OF THE WOODS has completed their debut album, The Passenger, capturing the band’s crushing blend of progressive, death-inspired, technical, and groove-laden metal through nine engaging tracks. The Passenger will see release through Basick Records in mid-September, and an early dose of the record has been issued through a Decibel Magazine premiere of the lead track, “Bottom Feeder.” Delivered through an animated art video, the band describes the premise of “Bottom Feeder” as, “Recognizing recurring patterns in relationships that lead to imminent failure and learning to break free from these tropes.” [MORE…]

DRAGONFORCE: Kicks Off North American Summer Tour – Long-running metal goliaths DRAGONFORCE will kick off a near-month-long North American tour this Friday with support provided by Once Human. Slated to run through July 29th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the tour includes a stop at Chicago Open Air in Chicago, Illinois which features Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Amon Amarth, Megadeth, and Clutch, among many others, as well as Rise Above Festival in Bangor, Maine with Korn, Stone Sour, Seether, Crobot, and more. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

WARBEAST: Decibel Magazine Streams “Maze Of The Minotaur” From Texas Thrash Unit’s Housecore-Bound Enter The Arena Full-Length; Bruce Corbitt Benefit Shows Announced – “He’s a warrior, a fighter, and best of all, for the better of the genre, one of the most recognized voices in all of heavy metal. Well done, Big Brother.” – Philip H. Anselmo on WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt Enter The Arena is the impending new full-length from Texas thrash metal behemoths WARBEAST. Set for release on August 4th via Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Records, the punishing, ten-track production was captured at Anselmo’s famed Nodferatu’s Lair, mixed by Mike Thompson at the Riff Factory, and mastered by Lee Russell. The record features newest WARBEAST recruits, guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud, and stands among band’s most potent, volatile, and unrepentantly powerful offering yet. [MORE…]

BLK OPS – CAVE BASTARD Split LP To See August Release Via Accident Prone Records; Southwestern US Tour Dates Booked – Portland, Oregon-based DIY label Accident Prone Records declares the impending August unveiling of a brutalizing new split between Austin, Texas’ BLK OPS (with ex-members of Kill The Client and others), and San Diego, California’s CAVE BASTARD (with ex-members of Cattle Decapitation and more). [MORE…]

GATEWAY TO HELL: Maryland Doom Metal Collective Streams “Tin Roof” At The Obelisk – “‘Tin Roof’ is our take on the dread conjured every time you turn on the TV news or pick up a newspaper. There’s an overwhelming sense that society as we know it is on a downward curve and that the ones up top are just completely oblivious as the world crumbles around them.” — GATEWAY TO HELL on the track, “Tin Roof” Maryland doom collective GATEWAY TO HELL will unleash their debut EP, Clovers, via Unholy Anarchy Records later this month. [MORE…]

TAU CROSS Shares “Bread And Circuses” Via Cvlt Nation; Pillar Of Fire Release Day Draws Near – “…A citizenry gorged on excess and mesmerized by the spectacle of entertainment has lost its will and its way…” — Rob “The Baron” Miller Today, multinational punk/heavy metal collective TAU CROSS has shared their latest single, “Bread And Circuses” via Cvlt Nation. The tune comes by way of the band’s impending Pillar Of Fire full-length set for release via Relapse Records later this month. [MORE…]

THE MUNSENS: Denver Doom Trio Kicks Off Plague Of Shit 2017 Western US Tour – Colorado-based dynamic doom metal trio THE MUNSENS embark on their fourteen-city Plague Of Shit 2017 tour through the American West tomorrow. THE MUNSENS kickstart the Plague Of Shit 2017 with a hometown kickoff show in Denver tomorrow, Friday July 7th with their local cohorts in Oryx. The tour then pummels through Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona through July 22nd, and includes, a performance at Crawfest X in Powell Butte, Oregon – an outdoor festival in the Oregon high desert – and a set at the Transworld Skateboarding movie premiere in Oceanside, California. [MORE…]

GOATWHORE Crushes Billboard Charts; Vengeful Ascension Serves As Band’s Highest Charting Album To Date – GOATWHORE’s latest album, Vengeful Ascension, released on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records, toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release earning the #4 spot on Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Album Sales chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, #18 on the Rock Album Sales chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Albums chart making it the band’s highest charting album to date! In Canada the record was met with equal accolades debuting at #19 on the Hard Music chart and #145 on the Top Albums chart. [MORE…]

DARKEST HOUR To Embark On East Coast Tour; Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora LP Out Now On Southern Lord – In the wake of their acclaimed ninth studio album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora – released earlier this year via Southern Lord – Washington, DC-based metal outfit DARKEST HOUR is preparing to embark on a new wave of East Coast tour dates in support of the record. [MORE…]

ONE MASTER: Decibel Magazine Streams New Hymn From Occult Black Metal Practitioners – “Utilizing cacophonous production and unrelenting instrumentals, ONE MASTER harness a piercing auditory assault on the title track of their new record, Lycanthropic Burrowing.”  – Decibel  Next week, occult black metal practitioners ONE MASTER will unleash the rabid fruits of their Lycanthropic Burrowing full-length. Set for release via Eternal Death Records, the unhallowed offering was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, comes shrouded in the commanding artwork of Dave Fogg of Fog Palace, and delivers thirty-five unrepentant minutes of cursed and dismal fury. [MORE…]

WILDERNESS DREAM: “No Light” From Paralysis Rise EP By San Francisco Thrash Act Streaming At Metal Injection – Stream and share WILDERNESS DREAM’s “No Light” at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE. San Francisco thrash/hardcore outfit WILDERNESS DREAM has leaked a new single from their crushing Paralysis Rise EP, nearing release via Creator-Destructor Records next week. The track is unveiled through an exclusive stream of the bludgeoning “No Light,” which has been debuted through Metal Injection. [MORE…]

DISCIPLINE: Epic Fifth Full-Length, Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea, Out NOW Through Laser’s Edge; Entire Album Streaming – Detroit progressive rock icons DISCIPLINE excitedly present their epic fifth studio full-length, Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea. The band’s first release through leading prog label, Laser’s Edge, is out today worldwide today on CD, LP, and all digital formats. DISCIPLINE has performed and recorded together since 1987, and remains one of the top bands in the American progressive rock scene. Captured by veteran producer Terry Brown (Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Rush, Fate’s Warning, Voivod), DISCIPLINE’s Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea flows with more than forty-five minutes of polished, theatrical, classic but modern progressive rock, and will reside amongst the year’s best releases of the genre. [MORE…]

AMENRA Announces Details Of Mass VI; Record To See Release Through Neurot Recordings This October + Release Show Revealed – Contrasts have always been deep, and at the very heart of AMENRA‘s music, ever since they started uttering their Prayers and holding their Masses, almost eighteen years ago. Tormented darkness has always coexisted alongside luminous beauty, thunderous impacts instantly followed by frail, delicate subtleties. Songs that seem to engulf everyone in the world at once suddenly feel like they are being whispered to you inside the isolation of your solitary womb. [MORE…

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH: Stream Remain Defiant By Brutal Florida Hardcore Outfit In Its Entirety; LP Out Today Through 1732 Records – Remain Defiant, the damaging new LP from South Florida metallic hardcore outfit LOYAL UNTIL DEATH, is now streaming in its entirety, as the album sees release through guitarist/vocalist Nakia Romero’s 1732 Records today. Decibel Magazine hails a band that brings, “a dose of negativity and reality with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.” No Echo offers, “Pompano Beach, Florida might sound like an ideal place to go for a little rest and relaxation, but don’t tell that to the guys in LOYAL UNTIL DEATH. The metallic hardcore power trio specialize in the kind of aural violence that has more in common with the ugly sounds of Hatebreed and Sworn Enemy than it does with anything even remotely close to ‘beach music.’” [MORE…]

BENEATH: Decibel Magazine Premieres New Track From Icelandic Death Metal Unit; Ephemeris Preorders Available – Next month, Icelandic death metal unit BENEATH will unleash their third full length, Ephemeris. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.) at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016, Ephemeris features new recruit Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) at the drum stool. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination. [MORE…]

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