Roundup From The Compound – September 25th, 2017

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SUPERJOINT: US Tour Underway; VIP Meet & Greet Tickets AvailableSUPERJOINT will kick off the third leg of their US live invasion TONIGHT beginning with a warmup show in New Orleans, Louisiana. From there, the band will be joined by DevilDriver where they will ravage nearly two-dozen venues across the country including a performances at this year’s edition of Rock ‘N’ Shock in Worcester, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Housecore labelmates Child Bite and King Parrot as well as Cane Hill. [MORE…]

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU: West Coast Mini-Tour Underway; Band To Play Knit Ball 2017 – Texan instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will kick off a West Coast mini tour this week with Glassing. The near week-long journey will run from September 19th in San Diego, California through September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona. In November, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will take to the streets again for an East Coast jaunt beginning November 12th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and running through November 18th in Teaneck, New Jersey. The trek features support from Sannhet and includes a performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York as part of Knit Ball 2017, a week-long series of shows celebrating the historic venue’s 30th anniversary. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

BLACK MARE: Death Magick Mother Out Now And Streaming Via Magic Bullet; Tour With Junius Underway – “…a moving, shadowy record that not only sounds amazing but should have like-minded people rising up and fighting alongside her.” — Meat Mead Metal Death Magick Mother is the latest studio offering from Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE. 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…]

VATICAN To Embark Tour In Support Of Ache Of Eternity Including Set At Hope For Shelter Fest – Savanna, Georgia-based VATICAN announces more upcoming tour dates supporting their Ache Of Eternity EP, which was issued through Sorrow Carrier Records at the end of August. The vicious straight edge outfit will take their crushing metallic hardcore wrath into the southernmost regions of the country on a week-long massacre surrounding their performance at Hope For Shelter Fest in San Antonio alongside Homewrecker, Sworn Vengeance, Die Young, Greg Bennick (Trial), and many others. The first four shows, including the festival see VATICAN touring alongside Purity, Trust Issues, and Dwell, the final two shows with Strengthen What Remains and Dwell. Expect additional tour dates to be posted in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

THE OCEAN: Revolver Premieres “Turritopsis Dohrnii;” Pelagic Records’ In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth – A Compilation Of Contemporary Post Rock And Metal Draws Near – Pelagic Records — founded in 2009 by The Ocean guitarist Robin Staps — will release In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth this fall; a compilation of one-hundred-eighty minutes of contemporary post rock, metal, and experimental rock music. The release showcases the entire Pelagic Records roster and includes bands such as Mono, Pg.Lost, Klone, Wang Wen, and many others as well as previously unreleased tracks by THE OCEAN and new signing Spook The Horses. [MORE…]

KING PARROT: Australian Grind Practitioners Unveil Hilarious “Piss Wreck” Video – This Friday, Australian grind practitioners 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…]

GRIDFAILURE: I Shall Not Survive Another Winter Streaming At No Echo; Record Out NOW – From amidst the forests just north of New York City, the cult of GRIDFAILURE continues to spew its discordant brew of off-kilter experimental terror with the release of I Shall Not Survive Another Winter this Friday for the Autumnal Equinox. No Echo is now streaming the whole recording early alongside a short interview. [MORE…]

NATVRE’S: MetalSucks Premieres Title Track To Early Cvlts; New LP By Greek Black Metal Act Nears Release Through Argento Records – MetalSucks is offering an exclusive early stream of “Early Cvlts,” the title track to the second LP by Thessaloniki, Greece-based black metal trio, NATVRE’S, as the record nears release through Argento Records. Combining mid-tempo, over-saturated riffs with feral blast beats and lacerating vocals, NATVRE’S create a hateful maelstrom of terror and controlled chaos that is impossible to forget. The Hellenic commandos now offer the torrential maelstrom of their second proper full-length, Early Cvlts, the album showcasing the band’s terrorizing yet supremely infectious ‘90s-inspired blackened arts through eight methodical songs recorded at Stelth Sound Studios and completed with artwork by Luca Devinu…. [MORE…]

THE OBSESSED Announces Reissue Of Legendary Self-Titled Debut Album + Concrete Cancer Demo – Originally released in 1990 and out-of-print for almost two decades, the now legendary debut album from doom godfathers THE OBSESSED will once again see the light of day in multiple deluxe formats. Now completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the highly sought-after Concrete Cancer demo, expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos, and extended liner notes from frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich, this is the definitive edition of THE OBSESSED‘s self-titled debut, a true piece of doom history! [MORE…]

KOHTI TUHOA To Issue Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta LP Through Southern Lord In North America; Tracks Streaming As East Coast Tour Dates Approach – Helsinki, Finland’s hardcore/punk squad, KOHTI TUHOA, returns with the by-the-throat second LP, Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta. With two tracks now available for early streaming, the new album will see North American release through Southern Lord in November, with Svart handling the European release. [MORE…]

OBLIVION To Unleash The Path Towards… Full-Length Via Unique Leader This November; Album Features Guest Appearances From Members Of Nile, Suicide Silence, Hideous Divinity, And Connoisseur + New Lyric Video Playing At Decibel – Focused on crafting music to transcend time and genres, OBLIVION features a compelling lineup with internationally-acclaimed composer and Antagony founder Dr. Nick Vasallo on vocals and bass, All Shall Perish and Antagony founder Ben Orum on guitar, thrash metal veteran guitarist Ted O’Neill, and drum virtuoso Luis Martinez (formerly of The Zenith Passage), trained by renowned jazz funk musician Ndugu Chancler. Their songs are masterfully composed by Vasallo using material from all the band members. Each album is highly unified conceptually and musically. Their debut album, Called To Rise was crowned, “the must-own album of 2013,” by Metal Injection and a “progressive metal masterpiece,” by Sputnik Music, who furthered, “the band’s eleven song display of nothing more than pure aggression with more musical depth than many bands can find in their entire discography.” [MORE…]

CHILD BITE: Tour With Superjoint And DevilDriver Underway; Dates With Unsane Announced – Detroit noise rock unit CHILD BITE will take to the streets again this week on a month-long journey supporting Housecore labelmates Superjoint along with DevilDriver. Additional support will be provided by Cane Hill and Housecore’s King Parrot. The trek will commence with a one-off show in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 21st and includes various one-off dates throughout. In December, CHILD BITE will join legendary noise rock trio Unsane and experimental trio BigIBrave for a week’s worth of live dates with additional onstage abrasions in the plotting stages. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

FRIENDSHIP: Japanese Outfit To Issue Hatred LP Through Southern Lord In October; Tracks Streaming – Southern Lord has teamed up with their cohorts at Japanese label Daymare Recordings for the impending vinyl release of Hatred, the unrelenting debut LP by Japan’s mysterious FRIENDSHIP. While FRIENDSHIP’s identity remains an enigma, those who have encountered their antagonistic, loud, and murky sonic world, can testify to the sheer power of the auditory torture the band creates. FRIENDSHIP has previously self-released two CD EPs which sold out in a month since reissued as I & II vinyl and cassette version through Sentient Ruin. For their Hatred LP, the band delivers twelve caustic tracks in just over twenty-five minutes, the album recorded in their home city of Tokyo, the album then mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. [MORE…]

UFOMAMMUT Streams 8 LP In Its Entirety At The Obelisk; Album Out NOW Through Neurot Recordings – For the trio, the album is particularly symbolic, as they reflect, “8, seen as the infinite symbol, is for us representative of time tracing around an eternal line. More than ever, the process of writing, recording and realizing 8 with the visuals of the artwork, inlay and videos, has led us to step back and observe the continuing evolution of UFOMAMMUT in the past, present and future. Tracing our own line, and thinking about the possibilities.” [MORE…]

ALL PIGS MUST DIE Premieres “Blood Wet Teeth” At Metal Hammer; Hostage Animal Due October 27th Through Southern Lord – ALL PIGS MUST DIE shares the punishing new track “Blood Wet Teeth,” the second single from their upcoming album Hostage Animal, due out through Southern Lord October 27th. The band offers, “Hostage Animal is the most dynamic but efficient of our albums. The idea was to get to a wider spectrum without meandering along the way. We enjoy playing together and making music that is as heavy as possible. Getting that feeling like you’re about to break apart when you are making violent music is something we chase after any time we are putting together new material.” [MORE…]

BIONATOPS: Voices Full-Length By Bizarre Metal Duo Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Album Out NOW Via Nefarious Industries – As BIONATOPS prepares for the release of their Voices debut through Nefarious Industries this Friday, Decibel Magazine is displaying the entire conceptual escapade to the masses ahead of schedule. BIONATOPS creator/instrumentalist Joseph Spiller (ex-System Divide, Caricature, The Binary Code, Too Late The Hero) is joined by drummer Jeff Willet (ex-Black Crown Initiate) delivering boldly bizarre mutation of progressive, technical, and overall plainly odd metal on Voices. [MORE…]

SNAKES: New Noise Magazine Debuts “Old, Like Hell” Video By Brett Netson-Fronted Outfit; Preorders For Split LP With CROSSS Posted + US Tour Continues – SNAKES, the outfit founded by Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin, Earth), has released a new video for the track “Old, Like Hell,” which hails from the band’s split LP with CROSSS, approaching early October release. If you’re the kind of person that may have a cassette with Electric Wizard on one side and early ‘70s Pink Floyd on the other, this record is to be trusted and eaten for long lasting results. The new SNAKES video was created by Susie Parish, and makes its public debut through an exclusive premiere at New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

DYSCARNATE: With All Their Might Full-Length From UK Death Metal Unit Out Now And Streaming; Bloodletting North America Tour With Origin, Archspire, And More Nears – With All Their Might, the third full-length from UK death metal trio DYSCARNATE, is out now via Unique Leader. The eight-track brutalizer 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. [MORE…]

ATOLL: Phoenix-Based Slam Metal Crew To Release Fallout Frenzy Via Gore House Productions; “Bikini Atoll Fallout Frenzy” Lyric Video And Preorders Released – Phoenix slam metal crew ATOLL is back with their anxiously anticipated sophomore album, Fallout Frenzy, confirmed for November release through Gore House Productions. Advancing its release, an early single has been issued by way of a lyric video for the album’s “Bikini Atoll Fallout Frenzy” alongside preorders and more. [MORE…]

ACEPHALIX: Decreation LP By Bay Area Death Crew Streaming At Decibel; Album Out NOW Through 20 Buck Spin – As 20 Buck Spin prepares to release Decreation, the third LP from California’s Bay Area brutalizers ACEPHALIX, Decibel Magazine is now streaming the album early, alongside an interrogation with the gang. Abnormally deceased since the band’s Southern Lord-released Deathless Master five years ago, ACEPHALIXDecreation was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Necrot, Ghoul), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Adam Burke (Occultation, Loss, Gatecreeper, Artificial Brain). [MORE…]

LO!: Invisible Oranges And BrooklynVegan Premiere “Locust Christ” Video From Australian Post Metal/Sludge Unit; Pelagic-Bound Vestigial Full-Length To Drop Next Month“…a tightly composed tasting menu of the many delights that have been prepared in LO!’s blood-soaked slaughterhouse of a kitchen…” — Invisible Oranges/ BrooklynVegan on “Locust Christ” October 6th marks the official unveiling of Vestigial, the impending third full-length from Sydney, Australia-based post-metal/sludge unit LO! Well-crafted with a larger scope both musically and thematically than previous outings, Vestigial finds the band tighter than ever before boasting a sound that’s seismically heavy yet organic, with a mammoth harmonic density behind their stupefying heavy riffs. [MORE…]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Duo Announces November Tour; Trek Marks The Temporary Return Of Founding Drummer JJ Anselmi – Denver doom duo IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will bring their rituals to the stage this November on a mini West Coast tour with Phoenix, Arizona stoner metallers Goya. The journey will run from November 10th through November 21st with IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS playing a warm up show on November 9th. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

BLOODMOON And TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY: Decibel Magazine Streams Punishing New Two-Song Split; Live Dates Loom – The powerful forces of BLOODMOON and TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY have coalesced to co-create something crushing and otherworldly. Both units have been mastering their craft of aural alchemy for nearly a decade now. Their respective approaches are unique, though on their upcoming spit — set for release via Midnite Collective on October 1st and LP through Black Voodoo Records later in the month — a mutual intention is demonstrated: the piercing of the veil through the transmutation of darkness into creativity. [MORE…]

ALL OUT WAR: Hear Exclusive New Song “Accept No Masters” Via Decibel Flexi Series; Give Us Extinction LP Out Now – Metallic hardcore heavyweights ALL OUT WAR have officially joined the Decibel Flexi Series! The band’s exclusive new recording, “Accept No Masters,” does not appear on the New York stalwarts’ recently released Give Us Extinction LP. So, if you want to complete your ALL OUT WAR discography, you’re in luck because an extremely limited number of issues containing the 83rd installment in the Decibel Flexi Series are available HERE. Miss out and be condemned to suffer without it. [MORE…]

5IVE: Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE Concludes With Reissue Of HesperusMagic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE – the label’s mission of reissuing the entire back-catalog from defunct Boston-based riff/math/doom rock act 5IVE into the digital universe – concludes today with the reissue of the band’s Hesperus full-length. 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-jams release by 5IVE’s Ben Carr. [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN: “Psalms Ov Khaos – Tenebris Est In Sanguinem” Released For Autumnal Equinox – TELOCH VOVIN presents “Psalms Ov Khaos – Tenebris Est In Sanguinem” – the eighth single in the band’s ongoing Psalms Ov Khaos series – releasing the new single today for the Autumnal Equinox. Of the newest movement, TELOCH VOVIN offers, “’Tenebris Est In Sanguinem’ is a voyage through that which is in us all: blood… and darkness. The one – critical in all of us. The other – inherent in all of us. Here they are presented inseparable to one another. The exploration of this path may lead you to places you have never known… but have always been there within you.” [MORE…]

KING PARROT: Ugly Produce Full-Length From Unhinged Australian Grind Unit Out NOW And Streaming; US Tour With Superjoint Underway! – Unhinged Australian grind unit KING PARROT today drop the maniacal wares of their Ugly Produce full-length upon the masses. Out now in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records, and in Australia via EVP Recordings, Ugly Produce was captured at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller. Fittingly crowned, “…deranged and exceptionally catchy…,” in an 8/10 review by Decibel Magazine, Ugly Produce is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It’s is a twisted, cantankerous ride through an outback graveyard, high on PCP, wreaking of animal feculence and it slays! [MORE…]

ELM: Treble Streams “Lamb” From Noisy, No-Frills Rock Legion; Dog Full-Length To See Release Via Bronson Recordings – Dog is the impending new full-length from noisy rock collective ELM. Captured live at the band’s rehearsal studio in April 2017, the record includes a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Holed up in their den, they used no outside producers or studio trickery. Dog is dirty, sharp, crushing, no-frills rock ’n’ roll, constantly overloaded  but never underestimated. [MORE…]

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