Roundup From The Compound – September 18th, 2017

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GNAW To Release Third LP, Cutting Pieces, Via Translation Loss In October; “Septic” Playing At Decibel Magazine – New York City-based experimental/noise metal outfit GNAW has completed the harrowing third album, Cutting Pieces, securing the record for late October release through Translation Loss Records. The LP’s “Septic” is now playing at Decibel Magazine as the label issues preorders and more. [MORE…]

NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available – NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it’s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the outcome. Australian one-man band NEKRASOV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal, but the singular focus on otherworldliness remains consistent, and while the experience is challenging to the utmost, it is also ultimately rewarding. [MORE…]

BLACK MARE: Cvlt Nation Hosts Exclusive Stream Of “Ingress To Form” From Sera Timms’ Dark Ambient Outfit; Death Magick Mother Out NOW On Magic Bullet – Later this week, Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE will unleash the consuming bounty of Death Magick Mother. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures driving force, Sera Timms, amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup. [MORE…]

THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA: No Clean Singing Premieres “Vengeful Flavors” Video From French Death Metal Legion; Resurrect Preorders Available – Resurrect is the forthcoming second full-length from French death metal legion THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA. In advance of its release next month via Unique Leader, No Clean Singing is hosting the official premiere of the visual accompaniment to fourth cut, “Vengeful Flavors,” issuing, “Flames play a prominent role in the eye-catching video you’re about to see, along with vistas of smoke-belching factories and pine-shrouded mountainsides. But given the nature of the music, you might expect to see those factories battered into rubble, the mountains fragmented into gravel, and the timber scythed to the ground like stalks of wheat.” [MORE…]

HUMANS ETCETERA: New Noise Magazine Debuts “Exam” Video From China-Based Solo Act; Intelligent Skeleton Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – HUMANS ETCETERA — the solo project of one China-based US native, Christopher Henry – prepares for the October release of Intelligent Skeleton, the band’s first release through Nefarious Industries. Advancing its release, a new video for the record’s “Exam” has been premiered through New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP North American Tour Including Dates With Obituary, Exodus, Cannibal Corpse, And More UnderwayPOWER TRIP kicks off their massive North American tour tonight in Little Rock just before they hop on supporting Obituary and Exodus throughout September and October. In November, the road warriors continue touring through the end of the year with Cannibal Corpse and Gatecreeper, all still in support of their latest critically acclaimed album, Nightmare Logic. [MORE…]

NECK OF THE WOODS: The Passenger Playing At Metal Hammer; Album Out This Week Through Basick Records + Canadian Tour Underway – “Merging the power and technicality of Opeth, Gojira, and Between The Buried And Me, the Vancouver five-piece’s debut album is sure to set the minds of prog-metalheads ablaze.” – Metal Hammer The Passenger, the debut full-length release from Vancouver, British Columbia’s NECK OF THE WOODS, is now playing in its entirety through an exclusive stream at Metal Hammer, advancing its official release through Basick Records this Friday. [MORE…]

OMOTAI: Houston Quartet Provides Track To Hurricane Harvey Benefit Compilation; A Ruined Oak LP Nears Release Via Tofu Carnage – While their hometown struggles to clear the carnage left by Hurricane Harvey, Houston-based OMOTAI has provided a new track to a benefit compilation to help their community rebuild. Making Waves: A Benefit Compilation For Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey is available digitally through Miss Champagne, featuring fifteen Houston artists including Football, etc., Cool Moon, VODI, Ruiners, The Wheel Workers, Astragal, Dollie Barnes, Greg Cote & The Real Life Friends, Tee Vee, Lace, El Lago, Miears, Fight Me, Rose Ette, and OMOTAI, who provides the track “A Cruel Weight, Thy Wound.” All proceeds from the sales of this album will be donated directly to United Way Of Greater Houston’s Hurricane Relief Fund. [MORE…]

CASTLE: Heavy Doom/Metal Unit Announces Stone Thrones West Coast Dates; Endless Graveyard Tour Underway – “…an irrepressible combination of ‘70s doom, NWOBHM, musty-yet-in-your-face production courtesy of famed Neurosis/Melvins producer Billy Anderson, and the smoky, whiskey-stained vocals of Liz Blackwell…” – Metal Hammer Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE — currently in the midst of their Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west coast Stone Thrones tour. The trek begins November 24th and runs through December 2nd winding its way through nine cities spread across Washington, Oregon, and California. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

KARAMAZOV: Self-Control EP : 23:28 Debut Out Now; New Material And Live Lineup Under Construction – Newly-founded Minneapolis-based electronic/rock project KARAMAZOV is already in the process of constructing new recorded material and a live lineup for the outfit, in the wake of the August release of its debut, the Self-Control EP : 23:28. [MORE…]

HAEMORRHAGE Issues Video For Title Track To New Album; We Are The Gore LP Nears Early October Release Through Relapse Records – Spain’s long-running purveyors of gore, HAEMORRHAGE, present a new official video for “We Are The Gore,” the title track to their impending seventh LP, approaching release through Relapse Records in early October. Founding HAEMORRHAGE guitarist/vocalist Luisma states of the new video, “How to capture the essence of the album in one video? A difficult challenge. We talked about this with the director and he managed to answer this question with images. Our best video so far. Sick and dark…” [MORE…]

SPIRIT ADRIFT: Revolver Magazine Premieres “To Fly On Broken Wings” As Curse Of Conception LP Nears Release Via 20 Buck Spin – Psychedelic desert doom/metal outfit SPIRIT ADRIFT has issued the new single “To Fly On Broken Wings,” through an exclusive premiere hosted by Revolver Magazine, as their Curse Of Conception LP nears release through 20 Buck Spin. SPIRIT ADRIFT – featuring members of Gatecreeper, Goya, and others – has taken their craft to an ascendant new level on Curse Of Conception earning their rightful place among the top tier of modern metal bands clawing their way above and beyond the underground scene. Now more than at any time metal has become the lifeblood of rock music and SPIRIT ADRIFT offers Curse Of Conception as an embodiment of that perseverant vitality. [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN To Issue “Psalms Ov Khaos – Tenebris Est In Sanguinem” On Autumnal EquinoxNew York-based TELOCH VOVIN will issue “Psalms Ov Khaos – Tenebris Est In Sanguinem” – the eighth single in the band’s ongoing Psalms Ov Khaos series – on the Autumnal Equinox. TELOCH VOVIN began the Psalms Ov Khaos singles series on the 2015 Winter Solstice, having released a new song in the sequence on each changing of the seasons since. The intent of the series is to shed further Black Light upon the electronic and ambient instrumentation and ritualistic elements of the band’s primal, occult black metal attack. The Psalms Ov Khaos series will continue, with new tracks being issued on the current quarterly seasonal shift schedule throughout the coming months until all eleven individual Psalms are released. This is when TELOCH VOVIN will amass the works onto a physical package, which will include individual pieces of art work for each Psalm for a disorientating dance with divine madness. [MORE…]

UFOMAMMUT: “Core” Now Playing At Decibel Magazine; Eighth LP 8 Sees Release This Week Via Neurot Recordings – With the release of UFOMAMMUT’s eighth LP, 8, nearing release through Neurot Recordings next week, the band presents a visual accompaniment for the album’s thundering “Core,” which is now playing at Decibel Magazine. Recorded at Crono Sound Factory in Vimodrone, Milano, Italy, 8 is a major turning point in the heavy alchemic arts, with the elements of UFOMAMMUT’s recording constellation being re-aligned. Although the musicians within the collective remain unturned, a change in recording approach saw the trio playing and recording live together in the same room, even utilizing their live sound engineer Ciccio and his project Femore for production purposes, with Fabrizio San Pietro on mixing duties. Overdubs were used only for vocals, synth sounds, and minor details, with the result of the endeavor being a stricter focus on the soul, darkened groove, and overall cohesion of the music and themselves as musicians. In turn, 8 clarified to UFOMAMMUT who they are as a unit now and their new sonic path… [MORE…]

SACRED REICH: 30 Years Of Ignorance North American Tour With Support From BYZANTINE Underway – Currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album, Ignorance, Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH kicked off the North American leg of their 30 Years Of Ignorance tour! The trek runs through October 7th. Support will be provided by labelmates BYZANTINE. See below for all dates! [MORE…]

BIG MESS: No Echo Debuts “Still S.A.D.” From Copenhagen Punk Act; Preorders For Indisciplinarian-Bound Try To Enjoy It LP Posted – No Echo is now playing the new single “Still S.A.D.” by Copenhagen-based melodic punk outfit BIG MESS, as the band prepares for the release of their Try To Enjoy It LP through Indisciplinarian at the end of September. Alongside the “Still S.A.D.” single, No Echo conducted an interview with BIG MESS vocalist Tobias Bendixen, in which he issues of the song, “The title is a reference to the Dr. Dre song, ‘Still D.R.E.’ The first line is also taken from that very same song! I’m not sure how that reference popped up, except that Dr. Dre was a childhood favorite of mine. I guess, it’s also a way of injecting some humor into a song that deals with trying to make it out of a bad place, but also having trouble with your friendships, relying on sleeping pills, and things like that.” [MORE…]

COBALT: Progressive Apocalyptic Metal Duo Announces North American Tour With The Obsessed – Colorado-based progressive apocalyptic metal duo, COBALT, will return to the road next month supporting doom rock legends The Obsessed. The band will join the tour on October 8th and level over a dozen cities through October 27th with a final hometown headlining show on October 30th. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

BIG|BRAVE Streams Entire Ardor LP, Out NOW Through Southern Lord + New  Tour Dates Announced – Montreal three-piece BIG|BRAVE will release their sophomore LP, Ardor, this Friday through Southern Lord. With just three songs that clock in for a forty-minute-long album, BIG|BRAVE has adopted a nearly unbearable level of urgency and intensity that weaves throughout Ardor. Chock full of swirling static, booming guitars, powerful drums—all the hallmarks that have made them one of experimental rock’s most exciting acts today—the album can be streamed in full today, featured on Bandcamp Daily, alongside an interview with the band. [MORE…]

OVERDOSE SUPPORT: Try Dying LP By Finnish Punk/Noise Crew Streaming At Stereokiller; Album Out NOW Via Kaos Kontrol – Try Dying, the debut LP by Finland’s crushing noise rock/hardcore punk outfit OVERDOSE SUPPORT, is now streaming in its entirety through Stereokiller, as the record closes in on its official release thorough Kaos Kontrol tomorrow. Founded by members of Dark Buddha Rising, Sokea Piste, Baxter Stockman, Katakombi, and other Finnish acts, OVERDOSE SUPPORT delivers a hammering blend of noise rock obsessed with the ills of society and the self. No stone will be left unturned to discover the seediest filth and imaginative form of self-abuse out there, all the while maintaining a steady rock’n’roll groove only disturbed by razor sharp electronics. [MORE…]

LOINCLOTH: New Single + Interview Posted At Alternative Press; Final LP, Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, Nears Release Through Southern Lord – Alternative Press has interrogated Virginia/North Carolina-based LOINCLOTH as the instrumental metal cult prepares to issue their final album, Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, via Southern Lord at the end of September. The interview is posted alongside an exclusive premiere of new single “Ibex (To Burn In Hell Is To Refine).” [MORE…]

ANCIENT VVISDOM: Decibel Magazine Premieres “The Great Beast” From Occult Rock Practitioners; 33 To See Release Via Magic Bullet Records – 33 is the impending new long player from occult rock practitioners ANCIENT VVISDOM. On the band’s fourth studio offering, 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…]

ZUD: A Wilderness Left Untamed Playing At No Clean Singing; CD Out NOWNo Clean Singing is now streaming A Wilderness Left Untamed, the second album by Portland, Maine-based metal cult ZUD. The band will release the CD independently this week as they make their return to Shadow Woods Metal Fest. No Clean Singing is hosting an early stream of the album, alongside a massive dissection of the album, noting in part, “ZUD’s A Wilderness Left Untamed is a big album, and not just in its nearly hour-long length. It’s brimming with ideas and bursting with energy. It’s fiendishly clever, but never comes off as calculating or manipulative. It’s ambitious, but not in the sense that, in the case of some other bands, could mean overreaching or even pretentious. It’s just hugely effective in tapping into primal urges in the untamed way that the best of the devil’s music always does, and it does that in very distinctive fashion.” [MORE…]

NECROT: Bay Area Death Cult Prepares For North American Live Takeover With The Black Dahlia Murder; Blood Offerings Out NOW On Tankcrimes – “Fans of genre forefathers Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Benediction, and Master will be in familiar territory with NECROT’s back-to-basics brutality and the relentless hammering of solid, headbanging groove and trademark brutal yet articulate vocal style of masters Ingram, Willets and Greenway. Each track contains the perfect amount of dexterity without losing any of its vitality and it’s clear that a six-year period of honing their material has perfectly streamlined the band’s vision.” — Team Rock Bay Area death cult NECROT will take to the streets again this fall beginning with three one-off headlining shows before joining a month-long-plus live takeover supporting The Black Dahlia Murder on their Nightbringers North American Tour. Set to begin October 5th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the band will level nearly three dozen venues through November 12 where the tour will draw to a close in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional support will be provided by Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Wormwitch, and Exhumed on select shows. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

5IVE: Versus Out NOW As Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE Continues – Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE continues, as the label digitally reissues the entire catalog of defunct Boston riff/math/doom rock act, 5IVE. Today, the reissued Versus gets its digital rebirth. Originally released as a three-song micro-release in 2004 on guitarist Ben Carr’s Odd Halo imprint limited to 200 pieces on CD format, 5IVE’s Versus originally bridged the gap between The Hemophiliac Dream and 2008′s Hesperus full-length. This expanded edition now features two additional tracks in the form of a dual-stage remix from courtesy of Godflesh and Jesu’s Justin Broadrick. All of this material has been out of print for many years, with some of it having never been offered before digitally. For most people, this is the long-awaited wide release of some of the most difficult 5IVE material to track down historically. [MORE…]

ANAGNORISIS Announces Midwest Fall Tour Dates And Impending Lineup Shift – Louisville orchestral black metal outfit ANAGNORISIS announces a new run of live shows for the fall season, as well as an upcoming lineup shift in the band. ANAGNORISIS will take part in Louisville Deathfest on September 29th, joining the likes of Brutality, Dehumanized, Morbid Saint, Morta Skuld, Pyrrhon, Arkaik, and many others. This show will see the band performing their latest LP, Peripeteia, in its entirety for the first time. A month later, ANAGNORISIS will embark on a newly-booked Midwestern tour, which will see them out from October 26th through October 29th, with the final show taking place in their hometown of Louisville. [MORE…]

BIONATOPS: Toilet Ov Hell Debuts New Track By Quirky Prog/Tech Metal Duo; Voices Full-Length Nears Release Via Nefarious Industries – Toilet Ov Hell is now hosting a premiere of “The Great Pancake Massacre Of 1957,” the latest burst of auditory madness from BIONATOPS and the outfit’s curious Voices debut. Voices sees BIONATOPS creator/instrumentalist Joseph Spiller (ex-System Divide, Caricature, The Binary Code, Too Late The Hero) and drummer Jeff Willet (ex-Black Crown Initiate) delivering boldly bizarre mutation of progressive, technical, and overall plainly odd metal. [MORE…]

UNSANE: Revolver Magazine Premieres “The Grind” From NYC Noise Kings; Sterilize LP Nears Release Through Southern Lord – As Sterilize, the eighth album by NYC noise rock trio UNSANE, bulldozes towards release at the end of the month, newly-relaunched Revolver Magazine has just debuted a new single from the album, with “The Grind.” Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of the Alternative Tentacles-issued Wreck LP, UNSANE makes a vicious return with Sterilize, a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band’s seminal albums, surging with their unrelenting singular sound created by guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran, and drummer Vinnie Signorelli. Sterilize showcases the group sounding as dense and damaging as ever, and sees them remaining as necessary as ever, nearly three decades since they began. [MORE…]

B R I Q U E V I L L E: Disturbing New Video From Mysterious Collective Now Playing; Pelagic Records-Bound II Release Draws Near – “This is disturbing sorcery to be sure, but resistance is futile. B R I Q U E V I L L E know how to get control of your pulse. And they know where you try to hide your nightmares too.” — No Clean Singing On September 29th, the mysterious collective 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, No Clean Singing is currently hosting the alarming visual accompaniment to “Akte VI.” [MORE…]

SCOUR: Decibel Premieres Brand New Track From Extreme Metal Legion Uniting Current/Past Members Of Down, Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Cattle Decapitation, Animosity, And Misery Index; Red EP To See Release Via Housecore This November – “The track shows Phil’s versatility, and perhaps some of his best screams in years; a total rip fest.” — John Jarvis, SCOUR An extreme metal supergroup with a pedigree covered in viscera, SCOUR is the brainchild of Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index). Forged in 2015, the band’s punishing mix of black metal, grindcore, and thrash made its debut with the ferocious single “Dispatched.” The band’s debut EP, Grey, was released the following year via Anselmo’s own Housecore label. Just before a crushing performance at Hellfest Open Air, which featured a cover of the Pantera classic “Strength Beyond Strength,” the band recorded their Red EP at Nodferatu’s Lair with Steve Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.) at the helm. The record was once again mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt, Khemmis) at Flatline Audio. [MORE…]

DEMON EYE: Prophecies And Lies Full-Length Out Now; Fall Live Dates Loom + Mini Documentary/Live Footage Playing – Prophecies And Lies is the latest release from North Caroline-based cult metal group DEMON EYE. Released in Europe earlier this summer and out now in North America, Prophecies And Lies was captured by Corrosion Of Conformity’s Mike Dean and finds DEMON EYE’s fusion of heavy classic rock, proto metal, and traditional doom at its most intense to date. A monolithic display of mighty riffs, haunting melodies, and fist-raising anthems, DEMON EYE conjures vintage, heavy darkness for modern day evils. Hailed Hellbound of the offering, “As far as the retro-rock/proto-doom spectrum is concerned, you might not hear a better album this year.” [MORE…]

CROSSS Debuts Video For “Descent” Featuring Brett Netson At Treble; SNAKES/CROSSS Split LP Nears Release Via Netson’s Scavenger Cult Label – Treble is hosting a new video by CROSSS, created by the band for “Descent,” the closing track their upcoming split LP with SNAKES, the latter of which was founded by Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin, Earth), who supplies guitar to “Descent” as well. [MORE…]

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