Roundup From The Compound – October 23rd, 2017

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AMENRA: Mass VI Streaming In Full At The Independent; Record Out NOW Via Neurot Recordings – “…AMENRA push the boundaries of extreme music by being heavy in practically every conceivable way; sonically, emotionally and spiritually.” – The Independent AMENRA is streaming their phenomenal new album Mass VI in full through a worldwide exclusive at The Independent ahead of release this Friday through Neurot Recordings. [MORE…]

MAMMOTH GRINDER: Magic Bullet Records’ MAMMOTH GRINDER MONDAYS Series Continues; “Obsessed With Death” Out NOW – Magic Bullet Records continues its ongoing MAMMOTH GRINDER MONDAYS series, reissuing the band’s back-catalog into the universe, today offering the “Obsessed With Death” single. In 2010, MAMMOTH GRINDER released a limited edition 7” called Obsessed With Death on Hell Massacre Records. The A-side was an original song by the same name and the B-side was a cover of Venom’s “Welcome To Hell.” The original edition (and subsequent repress in 2012) was rather limited and featured an excellent DIY silkscreened foldover cover. The MAMMOTH GRINDER lineup on this recording was: C. Ulsh on guitars/vocals, B. Boeckman on drums, and J. Hammontree II on bass. [MORE…]

BELL WITCH: Noisey Premieres Mirror Reaper From Seattle Doom Duo; North American Tour With Primitive Man Draws Near – Seattle doom metal duo, BELL WITCH, will unveil their stunning Mirror Reaper full-length via Profound Lore this Friday. Engineered and mixed by veteran producer Billy Anderson (Swans, Sleep, Neurosis), the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass, vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums, vocals, organ) have pushed the band’s sound further beyond their landmark 2015 LP, Four Phantoms offering up one continuous, eighty-three-minute piece unfolding as a single track. While retaining the colossal heaviness of their previous releases, Mirror Reaper sees the band explore the more meditative, melancholy, and introspective aspects to their sound through the introduction of long, lonely organ passages and the return of vocalist Erik Moggridge (Aerial Ruin), offering a prominent presence. [MORE…]

ELM: The Obelisk Premieres “Mayhem” Video From Noise-Strewn, No-Frills Rock Collective; Dog Full-Length Out NOW Via Bronson Recordings This Friday! – ELM will release their new full-length, Dog, this Friday via Italy’s Bronson Recordings. 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…]

UNTIL THE SKY DIES Premieres “VII” At Svbterranean; The Year Zero Blueprint LP Nears Release Via Cimmerian Shade Recordings – Avant-metal duo UNTIL THE SKY DIES offers “VII” – the seventh track on the band’s dystopian concept album, The Year Zero Blueprint – through an exclusive premiere at Svbterranean, as the LP nears release through Cimmerian Shade Recordings. [MORE…]

OBLIVION: Metal Injection Premieres “Concrete Thrones” Featuring Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish); The Path Towards… Full-Length To See Release Next Month Via Unique Leader – The Path Towards… is the anticipated new full-length from extreme metal unit OBLIVION. On the eleven track recording, OBLIVION — featuring within its ranks internationally-acclaimed composer and Antagony founder Dr. Nick Vasallo on vocals and bass, All Shall Perish and Antagony founder Ben Orum on guitar, thrash veteran guitarist Ted O’Neill, and drum virtuoso Luis Martinez formerly of The Zenith Passage — has composed a record that’s darker, heavier, and even more eclectic than critically-lauded debut, Call To Rise. [MORE…]

ANCIENT VVISDOM: 33 Full-Length From Occult Rock Practitioners Out Now And Streaming Via Magic Bullet – “Their mix of gently sung vocals, acoustic guitar with heavy backing rhythms, and subtle percussion results in a somber desert vibe similar to Alice In Chains’ acoustic EPs or the 2000s works of Earth.” — Indy Metal Vault 33, the latest full-length from occult rock practitioners ANCIENT VVISDOM is out now via Magic Bullet Records. [MORE…]

MARZI MONTAZERI Featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS: Vinyl Edition Of The Uprising EP Out NOW Via Crunchy Western Records – The long-awaited vinyl edition of The Uprising, the debut EP from Heavy As Texas guitarist MARZI MONTAZERI featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS on vocals, is out NOW and streaming via MONTAZERI’s recently-launched Crunchy Western Records. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE: New Track Released On Free Svbterranean Compilation + New Video Posted; When The Lights Go Out Vol. I To See Release On Halloween – Directly in the wake of releasing I Shall Not Survive Another Winter on the Fall Equinox, less than a month later experimental horror outfit GRIDFAILURE issues more new material in several forms. “Vultures Amassing Through The Night” is an original new track GRIDFAILURE created in recent weeks specifically for Svbterranean.net, and their new Razor Blades & Chocolate compilation; a free digital collection curated by Svbterranean that compiles various noise, drone, darkwave, industrial, experimental and generally spooky sounding acts for the Halloween season. The release features tracks from Small Craft, Malicious Wonderland, SlugChewer, Asucré, Guillermo Pizarro, Lament Cityscape, Crowhurst, Opul, Ehnahre, Many Blessings, Michael Ellingford, White Suns, Never Presence Forever, Derelict Satellite, Megalophobe, and GRIDFAILURE. “Vultures Amassing Through The Night” delivers seven-and-a-half-minutes of harrowing and brutalizing tones recorded in creeped-out overnight sessions, both indoors and out. [MORE…]

BATUSHKA: Polish Black Metal Legion Joins The Metal Blade Records Roster; Litourgiya Reissue To See Release November 3rd + Track Streaming – Polish black metal legion BATUSHKA is the latest addition to Metal Blade Records’ US roster. Pronounced “Batjushka,” the band’s Cyrillic name Батюшка means “father” and is used to address an Eastern Orthodox priest. Despite their themes and imagery, they are not a Christian act. The identities of the members are unknown, but they are involved with other bands. Their live lineup contains eight members. [MORE…]

BLK OPS And CAVE BASTARD: Both Working On New Albums In Wake Of Split LP Out Now Through Accident Prone – In the wake of their newly-unleashed split LP through Accident Prone Records, Austin-based BLK OPS and San Diego’s CAVE BASTARD are both independently working on new LPs for release in 2018. The BLK OPS / CAVE BASTARD split, delivering four tracks from each band, boasts a dominating pairing of extreme acts, unloads a barrage of purely devastating grinding, explosive and experimental mayhem, and is one of the year’s most explosive head-to-head pairings of extreme metal acts to keep an eye on into the new year. [MORE…]

EXHUMED: Matt Harvey Featured On Relapse Records’ Podcast #52; Death Revenge Out NOW And Streaming – The Relapse Records Podcast returns just in time for the Halloween season with special guest Matt Harvey of EXHUMED. Harvey discusses writing the band’s first-ever concept album, Death Revenge,  horror movies and more. Also on the podcast are upcoming Relapse tracks from Myrkur, Iron Monkey, Primitive Man, Haemorrhage, S U R V I V E, Death, and more! Download, plug in, and turn up! [MORE…]

MAGMA To Release Volume I & II And III 3xLP Collection Via Southern Lord November 24th; Group To Appear At The Southern Lord Showcase Evening In Amsterdam On October 29th – MAGMA, one of the most influential of all French bands, will release the Retrospektïẁ 3xLP collection, including Retrospektïẁ Volume I & II and Retrospektïẁ Volume III via Southern Lord on November 24th. The collection will be made available as a limited pressing of 1500 hand-numbered copies, remastered by Brad Boatright, including original artwork by Eva Nahon, also including the classic comic strip by Solé, Dister, and Gotlib depicting MAGMA‘s trials and tribulations. [MORE…]

DEAFKIDS Shares Nightmarish New Video For “Propagação” From Configuração Do Lamento Out NOW Via Neurot Recordings – Brazilian trio DEAFKIDS share their nightmarish new video for “Propagação,” taken from Configuração Do Lamento, their unique new album out now Neurot Recordings. Reflecting on the idea behind the video, the band remarks, “This video is a more crude and literal imagery of the interferences of the forces of evil both inward and outward who guides us through our darkest paths throughout our personal and social life. Programmed, perpetuated and propagated by the mechanisms of power and fear and by the negative roots of permanent dystopia that we live in.” [MORE…]

THE OBSESSED Shares Bonus Track Off Soon-To-Be Reissued, Self-Titled Full-Length via MetalSucks; US Tour Underway – Doom rock legends THE OBSESSED have shared the bonus track “Mental Kingdom” off their soon-to-be-reissued, self-titled full-length album. “Mental Kingdom” was originally recorded in 1984 for the highly-sought after Concrete Cancer demo. [MORE…]

ALL PIGS MUST DIE: Hostage Animal LP Streaming At Noisey; Album Out October 27th Via Southern Lord – Ahead of its release through Southern Lord October 27th, ALL PIGS MUST DIE’s bludgeoning new Hostage Animal LP is now streaming at Noisey, as the band kicks off a trio of East Coast shows in Brooklyn tonight. Four years since the release of their last full-length, ALL PIGS MUST DIE return with Hostage Animal, an 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, with 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 is an aural representation of the record as a whole; concise, intense, aggressive and carrying a bleak world view. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Masked Villains Of Creepsylvania Kick Off Mammoth North American Tour With GWAR – The planet’s most beloved villains of Creepsylvania, GHOUL, are readying to kick off 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…]

GNAW Issues “Extended Suicide” Through No Echo As Cutting Pieces LP Approaches Release Via Translation Loss Records – New York City-based avant/experimental metal outfit GNAW – with members/alumni of Khanate, OLD, Enos Slaughter, Ike Yard, Insect Ark, and more — has exposed another cinematic sample of audio abuse from their impending Cutting Pieces LP, as the record’s release through Translation Loss next week creeps in. [MORE…]

IRON MONKEY: 9-13 Out NOW And Streaming Via Relapse Records – 9-13 reeks like Amphetamine Reptile’s men’s room after a particularly brassy office party while simultaneously maintaining that unsettling whiff of warped Grief and Sabbath vinyl these Nottingham gents peddled in the ‘90s” — 8/10 Decibel Today marks the official unveiling of 9-13, the latest full-length from cult UK doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY. [MORE…]

THE KENNEDY VEIL: Imperium Full-Length Out NOW And Streaming Via Unique Leader; Bloodletting North America Tour Underway – “This time around, THE KENNEDY VEIL have created a work that bursts with a sense of terror, raging with ferocity, and technicality. The shift in focus on song structure has allowed for the band to explore more territory, and craft an overall work that rings with doom and death.” — Metal Injection Imperium, the newest full-length from brutalizing California death metal unit, THE KENNEDY VEIL, is out now via Unique Leader Records. [MORE…]

MAYHEM Added To Decibel Metal And Beer Fest 2018; European Tour Underway + North American Takeover With Immolation And Black Anvil Looms – MAYHEM are a band that remind us of the power of the live concert experience, morphing concert into macabre ceremony…”  – BeatRoute Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM will take part in the latest edition of the Decibel Metal And Beer Fest set to take place on March 31st-April 1st, 2018 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania. For nearly a decade, Decibel has fostered the brotherhood between the craft beer and metal worlds with its monthly “Brewtal Truth” column written by award-winning beer writer Adem Tepedelen. With their Metal And Beer Fest, the two worlds unite in one magnificent weekend of extreme sound and suds in Philadelphia. MAYHEM will perform on April 1st alongside Carcass, Repulsion, Dream Death, and more. [MORE…]

DYSCARNATE: UK Death Metal Unit Kicks Off Bloodletting North America Tour With Origin, Archspire, And More; With All Their Might Out NOW Via Unique Leader – DYSCARNATE have most certainly created some of the most hard hitting and infectious tracks of their tenure so far. The energy never wavers and even when the band decide on a more methodical pacing it just makes the entire arrangement sound all the more devastating.” — Distorted Sound  UK death metal trio DYSCARNATE will kick off the Bloodletting North America tour featuring Origin, Archspire, Defeated Sanity, Visceral Disgorge, and The Kennedy Veil tonight! The trek — sponsored by MetalSucks and Indiemerch — kicks off in Kansas City, Missouri and will run through November 18th in Denver, Colorado. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

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