Roundup From The Compound – September 5th, 2017

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SPIRIT ADRIFT: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Starless Age (Enshrined)” From Curse Of Conception LP; Album Nears 20 Buck Spin Release – Arizona’s psychedelic desert doom troupe SPIRIT ADRIFT – featuring members of Gatecreeper, Goya, and others – offers a crushing new sample of the band’s impending second LP, Curse Of Conception, which is nearing October release through 20 Buck Spin. [MORE…]

HUMANS ETCETERA: China-Based Experimental Rock Soloist To Dispatch Intelligent Skeleton Via Nefarious Industries; “Silkworm” Video Now Playing – Nefarious Industries confirms the October release of Intelligent Skeleton by China-based solo outfit HUMANS ETCETERA, offering an early glimpse into the album with a video for the opening track, “Silkworm.” HUMANS ETCETERA is an experimental rock outfit founded by West Virginia native, Christopher Henry, also a member of Fuck Your Birthday, and formerly of Clean Dirty Clean. The outfit’s output unifies ‘90s alternative rock and post-hardcore and modern experimental rock elements into a mellow but engaging mix of styles and influences within the album’s forty-minute lifespan. [MORE…]

WHITECHAPEL Announces North American Tour With Carnifex, Rings Of Saturn, Entheos, And So This Is Suffering – This fall, WHITECHAPEL will embark on a North American tour to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Somatic Defilement. The A Decade Of Defilement tour will see WHITECHAPEL’s set list feature select tracks from The Somatic Defilement, some of which have not been played since the album’s release. Support will be provided by Carnifex, Rings of Saturn, Entheos, and So This Is Suffering. See below for all confirmed dates. [MORE…]

BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS: “Meth Tooth” Video By New Zealand Death Metal Outfit Debuted At Metal Injection; Modern Adoxography Nears Release – As Christchurch, New Zealand-based brutal death/grind faction BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS prepares for the October release of their Modern Adoxography album, Metal Injection has debuted the band’s intense new video for the demented track, “Meth Tooth,” the second single to be released from the record. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Masked Villains Of Creepsylvania Announce Mammoth North American Fall Tour With GWAR – The planet’s most beloved villains of Creepsylvania, GHOUL, will take to the streets again this fall on a mega live takeover supporting GWAR. The infiltration begins October 20th in Richmond, Virginia and will decimate nearly four dozen cities through December 10th in Detroit, Michigan. Additional support will be provided by US Bastards on all dates, as well as Doyle and He Is Legend on select dates. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

ZUD: Portland, Maine Outfit Announces Completion Of Sophomore album; A Wilderness Left Untamed To See September Release – Portland, Maine-based rock-empowered black metal outfit ZUD has completed their long-awaited second album, and is preparing to independently unleash A Wilderness Left Untamed in September. [MORE…]

B R I Q U E V I L L E: Decibel Debuts “Akte V” From Enigmatic Ensemble; Pelagic Records-Bound II Full-Length To See Release This Month – On September 29th, the enigmatic ensemble known as B R I Q U E V I L L E will unleash their stunning, three-track II full-length. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine reveals the first audio from the offering in the form of opening psalm “Akte V.” [MORE…]

HAEMORRHAGE Shares New Studio Video For “Transporting Cadavers” Via Decibel Magazine – Spanish goregrind stalwarts HAEMORRHAGE have shared a new track, “Transporting Cadavers,” off the band’s impending seventh studio album We Are The Gore. The track is delivered through an intense in-studio video, created from clips captured during the album’s recording process at Mpire Studios in January 2017. [MORE…]

DYSCARNATE: Invisible Oranges Unveils “Traitors In The Palace” From UK Death Metal Squad; Band To Appear On Bloodletting North America Tour With Origin, Archspire, And More – As the release of With All Their Might, the impending third full-length from UK death metal trio DYSCARNATE, inches closer to release, Invisible Oranges offers up “Traitors In The Palace” for public feasting. “‘Traitors In The Palace’ smoothly transitions from its thundering, brooding introduction into a climactic thrash-core riff festival,” writes the esteemed blog. “Mood: Sullen, indignant, desperate… but rightfully pissed off about it all. Production: crystal, modern, some bass boost where needed, for effect, but not overdone. ‘Weaker begets weak begets strong begets stronger / All born equal shall remain as such no longer.’ This is all about power, absolute might; DYSCARNATE delivers raw force through groove, carried on gigantic, down-tuned riffs and bombastic drumming.” [MORE…]

ALLEGAEON Announces North American Tour With Ne Obliviscaris – This Fall, ALLEGAEON will embark upon a North American tour as direct support to Ne Obliviscaris. The month-long journey will run from November 1st through December 4th. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

OMOTAI: Houston Quartet Premieres “Last Of The Green Vial” At Treble; A Ruined Oak Nears Release Through Tofu Carnage – “It’s a furious yet melodic track that blends an intense metal power with an abrasive punk sensibility, the end result not unlike some of the heavier experiments of KEN Mode or Inter Arma. It’s a bruiser.” – Treble While their hometown sits underneath an epic and unfathomable amount of rain water left by Hurricane Harvey, Houston-based OMOTAI arises through the catastrophe with a new single from their impending A Ruined Oak full-length, issuing “Last Of The Green Vial” through a premiere at Treble. [MORE…]

ATRIARCH Announces US Headlining Dates – The apocalyptic death rockers in ATRIARCH will embark on a short US headlining tour this October. Set to begin October 4th in Oakland, California and conclude October 14th in Boise, Idaho, the journey will include support from Pinkish Black, Spirit Adrift, and Fotocrime on select dates. [MORE…]

5IVE: Magic Bullet Records’ Ongoing Five Weeks Of 5IVE Continues With Reissue Of The Telestic DisfractureMagic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE continues, as the label digitally reissues the entire back-catalog from defunct Boston riff/math/doom rock act 5IVE. The 5IVE reissue series includes the titles 5ive, The Telestic Disfracture, The Hemophiliac Dream, Versus, and Hesperus, as well as the self-titled album from The Theory Of Abstract Light, a solo release by the band’s Ben Carr. [MORE…]

LÅNGFINGER: Gothenburg Power Trio Announces European Fall Tour – Gothenburg power trio LÅNGFINGER will kick off a European tour next month. The mini tour – which runs from September 28th through October 7 — serves as a momentary writing break for the band who are in the midst of composing their fourth album. And the band will be test driving some of those new tunes live. Issues LÅNGFINGER in a collective statement, “It’s gotten to the point where it’s becoming this thing, where the buildup and what we’ve been planning is finally coming together. It’s maturing into a heavy record with a whole lot of energy. It’s a perfect thing for us to head out and try some of the new material live, as well as jamming our older songs.” [MORE…]

USNEA: Portland Doom Quartet Shares “Eidolons And The Increate” Via Decibel Magazine – “‘Eidolons And The Increate’ ebbs from a murkiness in the future where humanity has fallen from a technological grace, the sun is dying, and callous brutality is the way of the land.” — USNEA Portland doom quartet USNEA has unveiled “Eidolons And The Increate” off their impending Portals Into Futility full-length. [MORE…]

MAJORITY RULE: Reunited Band Prepares For Local Arts, Refugee, And LGBT Benefit Tour With Pageninetynine, European Tour, The Fest, And More – Newly reactivated Washington, DC-based outfit MAJORITY RULE is preparing to embark on a massive run of tour dates in the late summer/early fall months. Thirteen years after calling it a day, conditions locally, nationally, and globally have exposed a fertile patch toward the resurrection of MAJORITY RULE, if for nothing else but to return to many of the stages and spaces they’ve performed in prior, and under the same exact ethics they held then and now, to raise awareness, funding, and goodwill toward individualized, local causes in each and every town they are set to perform in. [MORE…]

ALL PIGS MUST DIE Returns With Hostage Animal; “A Caustic Vision” Premiered At Revolver Magazine – ALL PIGS MUST DIE is preparing for the release of their third LP, Hostage Animal, due through Southern Lord on October 27th. The bludgeoning new track, “A Caustic Vision,” is now playing at Revolver Magazine. Four years since the release of their last full-length, ALL PIGS MUST DIE has returned with Hostage Animal, a ten-song album that distills aggressive music to its purest tenets. The band, now a five-piece with the addition of Brian Izzi (Trap Them) on guitar, is comprised of some of the most well-seasoned musicians on the eastern seaboard — Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods (Bloodhorse), and Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse). Hostage Animal is their most dynamic collection of work thus far, and the album’s first single, “A Caustic Vision,” is an aural representation of the record as a whole; concise, intense, aggressive, and carrying a bleak world view. [MORE…]

CASTLE: Heavy Doom/Metal Road Warriors To Kick Off Endless Graveyard Fall Tour; “Black Widow” Video Now Playing “Skulking like wraiths in a blackened landscape, the band charges through eight fairly short songs… that grab you, rough you up, and leave you battered and bruised.”  — Metal Bandcamp Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE will return to the road next week for their Endless Graveyard fall expedition. Slated to begin September 7th in Riverside, California and come to a close on September 30th in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the band’s latest trek includes performances at Shadow Woods Metal Fest and Stoned Meadow Of Doom. [MORE…]

LO!: Treble Streams “Glutton” From Australian Post Metal/Sludge Faction; Vestigial Full-Length To See Release Via Pelagic Records This October – Vestigial is the impending third full-length from Sydney, Australia-based post-metal/sludge faction LO!. Set for release via Pelagic Records October 6th, the songs comprising Vestigial are truly next level. Well-crafted with a larger scope both musically and thematically than previous outings, the band is simply  tighter than ever before boasting a sound that’s seismically heavy yet organic, with a mammoth harmonic density behind their stupefying heavy riffs. [MORE…]

BIG MESS: Indisciplinarian To Release Try To Enjoy It LP From Copenhagen Melodic Punk Act; “Pick Ur Queen” Video Playing At New Noise Magazine – Copenhagen based melodic punk rockers BIG MESS has set the release of their second album, Try To Enjoy It, for September 29th via Indisciplinarian. Advancing its release, the band has issued a new single called “Pick Ur Queen” accompanied by an amusing DIY music video which is now playing at New Noise Magazine. In 2016, BIG MESS released their debut LP You Know I Care, which caused punks to hum along throughout Copenhagen. It’s hard not to – the band’s music is melodic, unpretentious, and personal. BIG MESS’ follow-up record, Try To Enjoy It, takes that catchiness to new heights. The album consists of twelve melodic, energetic songs about heartbreak, illness, and gender identity. [MORE…]

UFOMAMMUT Premieres “Babel” From Their Upcoming Album Through Kerrang; 8 Nears Release Via Neurot Recordings – UFOMAMMUT shares “Babel,” the opening track from their upcoming eighth studio album, 8 – set for September 22nd release via Neurot Recordings – through an exclusive premiere at Kerrang. About the new song “Babel” the members of UFOMAMMUT offer, “The track is based on Babel as Babylon, a biblical myth that explains why we all speak different languages. After the great flood, a united humanity speaking a single language reunite in Babylon and they built a tower to reach heaven. God, as usual, scattered all the people around the world giving them different languages…The tower of Babel represents the perfection that goes against God. And that’s why the title of our new album resounds in 100 different ways.” [MORE…]

KING PARROT: Australian Grind Machine Unleashes “Disgrace Yourself” From Upcoming Ugly Produce Full-Length; US Tour With Superjoint And DevilDriver Looms – In just a few short weeks, Australian grind machine KING PARROT will unleash the maniacal fruit of their Ugly Produce full-length. Slated for release on September 22nd in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records, and in Australia via EVP Recordings, 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…]

ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Rock Sect To Release Fourth LP 33 Digitally Via Magic Bullet Records; “Light Of Lucifer” Streaming + Preorders Posted – Magic Bullet Records confirms the digital release of 33, the new LP by occult rock sect, ANCIENT VVISDOM. The album’s second track, “Light Of Lucifer,” has been issued alongside preorders for the album. 33 is the fourth studio album from Cleveland, Ohio’s ANCIENT VVISDOM. This time around, the perennial nucleus of brothers Nathan “Opposition” Jochum (vocals, acoustic guitar, kick drum) and Michael Jochum (guitar, backup vocals) is rounded out by new band member Connor Metsker on bass. [MORE…]

THE CONVALESCENCE: This Is Hell Full-Length Out Now And Streaming; Tour With Venom Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust Underway – Today marks the official release of the THE CONVALESCENCE’s This Is Hell full-length via Unique Leader Records. The ten-track offering was produced by John Burke (Forever In Terror, Captain Kid, etc.) at Vibe Studios, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Beyond Creation, etc.) at The Grid, and comes wrapped in the macabre cover art of Coki Greenway. Notes Moshpit Nation of the record, “Haunting, dark, and brutal are all words that describe this full-length album by this hard-touring band. Mixing death metal with elements of black and symphonic metal, THE CONVALESCENCE sows dread, anger, and healing deep into your psyche, but in the end lead those along for the ride to redemption.” [MORE…]

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ALL OUT WAR – ALL PIGS MUST DIE – ALLEGAEON – AMENRA – ARKAIK – ARTIFICIAL BRAIN – ATRIARCH – BELL WITCH – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BIG MESS – BLACK MARE – BLEACH EVERYTHING – BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS – BRETT NETSON – BYZANTINE – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CASTLE – CATTLE DECAPITATION – CAVE BASTARD – CHILD BITE – CLITERATI – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – DEAFKIDS – DEMON EYE – DIE CHOKING – DISCIPLINE – DORO PESCH, THE VOICE OF WARLOCK – EYEHATEGOD – FIRST FRAGMENT – GATECREEPER – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – HARM’S WAY – INTERNAL BLEEDING – KING PARROT – LANGFINGER – MAJORITY RULE – MAYHEM – MEATWOUND – MIRACLE DRUG – NECK OF THE WOODS – NECROT – NEUROSIS – OMOTAI – ONE MASTER – ORM – PAGENINETYNINE – POWER TRIP – PRIMITIVE MAN – REVOCATION – SACRED REICH – SOLBRUD – SPIRIT ADRIFT – SUPERJOINT – TELOCH VOVIN – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – THE COLD STARES – THE CONVALESCENCE – TOXIC HOLOCAUST – UFOMAMMUT – UNSANE – USNEA – VATICAN – WHITECHAPEL – WILDERNESS DREAM

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