Roundup From The Compound – July 31st, 2017

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces US Tour With Power Trip And Gatecreeper; Band Completes Work On Upcoming Full-Length Due Out This Fall – This November, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off a US tour in support of their upcoming, as-yet-untitled full-length, due out this fall. The tour will commence on November 3rd and run through December 8th. Support will be provided by Power Trip and Gatecreeper. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 Marks Final Regional Appearance Of SWANS’ Current Incarnation + Event Earns Best Festival Accolades From Las Vegas Weekly – In less than one month, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Set to take place from August 18th and run through August 20th, with a special peparty to be held on August 17th, the event boasts one of the best heavy lineups ever put together for an American festival, with headlining sets from Atlanta behemoths, Mastodon, psychedelic rock heroes, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and heavy metal legend King Diamond performing the zenith Abigail opus in its entirety as a US-exclusive. Additionally, reunited UK doom icons, Warning, will 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, Dark Castle, Jex Thoth, and over seven dozen of the scene’s most groundbreaking, eclectic, and plainly ruling acts. [MORE…]

SILENCE EQUALS DEATH Debuts “Peacemaker” Video At No Echo; End Times Out Now On Eulogy Recordings – New Jersey hardcore outfit SILENCE EQUALS DEATH has just issued their first official video from their Eulogy Records-released debut album, End Times, with the album opening “Peacemaker,” which makes its public entrance through a premiere at No Echo. [MORE…]

VATICAN Debuts “Slit Of Creation” Anti-Suicide Video At New Noise Magazine; Preorders For Ache Of Eternity EP Posted – As Savannah, Georgia-based VATICAN prepares for the August release of their brutalizing Ache Of Eternity EP through Sorrow Carrier Records, an official video for the track “Slit Of Creation” has been issued through an exclusive premiere at New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER KickS Off Summer Slaughter Co-Headlining Tour With Dying Fetus This Week – On Thursday, July 27th, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will return to the road co-headlining this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour with Dying Fetus. The US trek — which runs through August 26th with various off dates scattered throughout — will also see THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER perform Nocturnal in its entirety in honor of the album’s ten-year anniversary! Support on Summer Slaughter will be provided by The Faceless, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter To Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, and Lorna Shore. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

DAYDREAM XI: Brazilian Outfit Signs With Sensory Records; The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn Due In September + Band To Play ProgPower USA – Laser’s Edge branch Sensory Records confirms the label’s signing of Brazilian outfit DAYDREAM XI, issuing the info for the band’s second album, The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, which is now set for release in September alongside their performance at ProgPower USA. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP To Support Cannibal Corpse For Fall US Tour; Band To Perform At Loudwire Awards + Live Footage With Volbeat Posted – Road warriors POWER TRIP have added another massive tour to their 2017 itinerary, as the band will support Cannibal Corpse this fall. POWER TRIP will be out on the road supporting Obituary and Exodus on their massive North American tour from September 14th through October 14th, with Dust Bolt confirmed as the opener. That month-long venture is followed by a set at the Monster Energy Houston Open Air in Houston, Texas on October 15th, where they’ll share the stage with Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Prophets Of Rage, and many others. October 22nd will see POWER TRIP at the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California, alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, and tons more. [MORE…]

THE POD: Vinyl Version Of Self-Titled Solo Debut By MAKE Frontman To See Release Through Accident Prone; Preorders Posted – Accident Prone Record presents the vinyl version of the self-titled debut solo album by THE POD, the solo project of MAKE frontman Scott Endres. After the fantastic success of MAKE’s most recent album, and first for Accident Prone, Pilgrimage Of Loathing, label head Gary Bahen and Endres started conversations about a continued relationship, and possible Pod release. Citing influences from the likes of Gary Numan, Lungfish, Vangelis, Killing Joke, Godflesh, Aphex Twin, and even Casio keyboards, the self-titled debut from THE POD is worlds away from the harsh and bombastic doom metal of MAKE, yet the album still possesses an atmospheric and mesmerizing quality. Encompassing elements of black metal, synthesizers, and sampled beats, the album is dark and twisted journey of highs and lows, dark and light – a thrilling, yet challenging, ride with truly engrossing results. [MORE…]

ARKAIK: Progressive Tech Death Collective To Release Nemethia Full-Length Featuring Guest Appearances From Members Of Psycroptic, The Kennedy Veil, And More This Fall; New Track Posted + US Headlining Tour Announced – Progressive tech death collective ARKAIK will unleash the anticipated Nemethia, this fall via Unique Leader Records. A continuation on the conceptual saga of the two previous releases, on Nemethia the journey of Cyrix expands into new landscapes, as does the band’s technical prowess and creativity. [MORE…]

Cadabra Records Presents Bleak December’s Adaptation Of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’s The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Featuring Sir Derek Jacobi As Sherlock Holmes – Spoken arts label Cadabra Records presents Bleak December’s adaptation of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’s classic mystery, The Hound Of The Baskervilles. Featuring a full cast audio play by the same team that delivered Cadabra’s recently-released rendition of Bram Stoker’s, Dracula, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’s The Hound Of The Baskervilles showcases top-tier audio delivery with professional stage and screen actors including Sir Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, The King’s Speech, Underworld: Evolution, Frazier, Dr. Who) as Sherlock Holmes. [MORE…]

SPOOK THE HORSES: New Zealand-Based Atmospheric Metal Unit Joins Pelagic Records Roster; Teaser Video Posted – Pelagic Records is pleased to welcomes New Zealand-based atmospheric metal collective SPOOK THE HORSES to their expanding roster of eclectic sounds. With their upcoming album, titled People Used To Live Here and slated for a November 10th unveiling, SPOOK THE HORSES manifests an atmosphere of quiet desolation; raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live… at one point in time, long ago. [MORE…]

NO FUNERAL + LIVID: Two Of Minneapolis’ Finest Doom/Sludge Units To Release Split On Live Fast Die Recordings; EP Streaming – Minneapolis, Minnesota-based DIY sludge/doom/crust label, Live Fast Die Recordings, will unleash a demoralizing split release between two of The Twin Cities’ finest doom/sludge exports: NO FUNERAL and LIVID. [MORE…]

BIG|BRAVE Shares New “Sound” Video Through NPR; Ardor Due In September Via Southern Lord – Montreal three-piece BIG|BRAVE shares an official video for “Sound,” a new track from their forthcoming third album, Ardor, due out September 15th via Southern Lord. The video, which features vocalist/guitarist Robin Wattie and was created by guitarist Mathieu Ball, is a powerful demonstration in the art of balancing silence and noise. [MORE…]

DYSCARNATE: Decibel Magazine Unleashes “Iron Strengthens Iron” Video From UK Death Metal Legion; With All Their Might Preorders Available – With All Their Might is the impending third full-length from UK death metal trio DYSCARNATE. Set for release via Unique Leader Records on September 15th, the eight-track offering was captured by Stu McKay (Ingested, Acrania et al) at Studio 6 in England and mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Ancient, Aborted, Volbeat, Evergrey et al) at Hansen Studios in Denmark.In advance of its release, Decibel Magazine today unveils the band’s Tom Bohan-directed performance video for first single “Iron Strengthens Iron” [MORE…]

KING PARROT: Australia’s Unhinged Extreme Metal Villains To Release Ugly Produce This Fall Via Housecore Records; New Video Posted, Preorders Available + US Tour With Superjoint And DevilDriver Confirmed – Australia’s unhinged extreme metal villains KING PARROT return with their third and finest long player to date in the form of Ugly Produce. Set for release in North America on September 22nd via Housecore Records, Ugly Produce is a ten-track feast of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems. Recorded at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller, this is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Ugly Produce is a twisted, cantankerous ride through an outback graveyard, high on PCP, wreaking of animal feculence. [MORE…]

COGITIVE: Brutal Death Metal Unit Joins Booking Agent Joe Occhuti’s Roster At Artery Global – Brutal death metal unit COGNITIVE and Joe Occhuti of Artery Global, are proud to announce their new working relationship. Occhuti will be taking over booking duties for the band henceforth. [MORE…]

AFTERBIRTH: The Time Traveler’s Dilemma Debut From NY Death Metal Unit Featuring Members Of Helmet, Artificial Brain, And Buckshot Facelift Out NOW And Streaming – “The Time Traveler’s Dilemma is compelling, toying with tech death tropes, and invading boundaries; across the album’s eleven tracks you’ll hear trace elements of jazzy time signatures, spaced out fuzz, and bizarre melodies.” – Toilet Ov Hell The Time Traveler’s Dilemma, the long-awaited debut from New York-based death metal unit AFTERBIRTH, is out NOW via Unique Leader Records. [MORE…]

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AMENRA – ARKAIK  – ARTIFICIAL BRAIN – BEHEMOTH – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLOODCLOT – BYZANTINE – CANNIBAL CORPSE  – CASTLE – CATTLE DECAPITATION – CHILD BITE – CORMORANT– DEAFKIDS – DIE CHOKING – DISCIPLINE – DORO PESCH, THE VOICE OF WARLOCK – EYEHATEGOD – FIRST  FRAGMENT – GATECREEPER  – GATEWAY TO HELL – GOATWHORE – HARMS WAY – HIGHER POWER – KING PARROT – LACES OUT – MAYHEM – MEATWOUND – MIRACLE DRUG – NECK OF THE WOODS – NEUROSIS – ONE MASTER – ORANSSI PAZUZU – PAGENINETYNINE – POWER TRIP – PSYCHO LAS VEGAS – REVOCATION – SACRED REICH – SILENCE EQUALS DEATH – SLEEP – SUPERJOINT – SYK – TAU CROSS –THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – THE COLD STARES – THE CONVALESCENCE – TOXIC HOLOCAUST – UFOMAMMUT – UNSANE – USNEA – VATICAN – WARBEAST – WILDERNESS DREAM – WOLFBRIGADE – YOB

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