Roundup From The Compound – October 30th, 2017

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POWER TRIP Wins Big At Loudwire Awards And Performs Motörhead Track With Hatebreed Vocalist; Band Chosen For WWE NXT Takeover: Wargames + Tour With Cannibal Corpse Begins – Texas crossover outfit POWER TRIP had a crushing week. Following their performance at the massive Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, and tons more, the band winning the massive Best Metal Song Of The Year for “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)” at the massive Loudwire Awards in Los Angeles this week. POWER TRIP also stormed the awards show by performing Motörhead’s “(We Are) The Road Crew” with Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta. [MORE…]

MAMMOTH GRINDER: Magic Bullet Records Reissues Tracks From Split With Hatred Surge As MAMMOTH GRINDER MONDAYS Continues – Magic Bullet Records continues its ongoing MAMMOTH GRINDER MONDAYS series overtaking October surrounding the label’s reissuing of the band’s back-catalog into the universe, today releasing Split. Split is comprised of the MAMMOTH GRINDER side of a split LP with fellow Austin-based outfit Hatred Surge. Recorded in late 2010, these three songs captured the band almost fully transitioned into the style of death metal that they are currently known and regarded for. Swedish influences are strong, while dashes of Venom also permeate the execution. Tempos are fluid without stepping on the overall devastating vibe of MAMMOTH GRINDER’s sound. [MORE…]

BELL WITCH: Seattle Doom Metallers Kick Off North American Tour With Primitive Man; Mirror Reaper Full-Length Out Now And Streaming Via Profound Lore – “Mirror Reaper bleeds profusely with misery, crushed by its own incredible weight, and locks eyes with you… blankly staring you down as it slowly perishes from all existence.” — Invisible Oranges Seattle doom metallers BELL WITCH will kick off a North American tour with Denver doom trio Primitive Man this week. The journey begins on October 24th in Salt Lake City, Utah and runs through November 19th in Mesa, Arizona. From there, the band will take a short break before joining French doom metalists/labelmates Monarch! for a stretch of live dates from December 1st in Vancouver, British Columbia through December 7th in Los Angeles, California with more performances to be announced in the coming days. Additionally, BELL WITCH will bring their devastating odes to the stages of Roadburn Festival 2018 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The band will perform two sets, the first on Saturday April 21st at the 013 venue and Sunday, April 22nd at Het Patronaat recreating Mirror Reaper in its crushing entirety. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

IGORRR Announces Debut North American Tour In 2018 – France’s IGORRR will take on a brief North American tour early next year in support of their latest album and Metal Blade Records debut, Savage Sinusoid. The trek includes stops in Montreal, New York, Mexico City, and more. See all confirmed dates. [MORE…]

SPOOK THE HORSES: Decibel Premieres “Crude Shrines” From New Zealand-Based Atmospheric Metal Unit – People Used To Live Here is the haunting new full-length from New Zealand-based SPOOK THE HORSES. In advance of its November 10th release via Pelagic Records, today Decibel is hosting the official US premiere of “Crude Shrines” noting of the latest hymn, “rumbling bass is met by sad guitar melodies and restrained percussion paired with a mysterious video. The atmosphere is ultimately similar to that of SPOOK THE HORSES’ previous releases, despite its quieter nature.” [MORE…]

HANGMAN: Decibel Debuts “Abandoned” Featuring Brian Zoid From Neglect; A Vile Decree EP Nears Release Via Flatspot Records – Decibel Magazine is exclusively streaming “Abandoned,” the new single from Long Island-based hardcore ac, HANGMAN, advancing the release of their A Vile Decree debut EP through Flatspot Records. Running with the mew track, the magazine has posted commentary from the band on connecting with Brian Zoid – vocalist of legendary Long Island hardcore brutes Neglect, who supplies guest vocals to the track – as well as from Zoid himself. Decibel issues in part, “Long Island hardcore bruisers HANGMAN are one of the many exciting, newer hardcore bands to be watching right now. With their latest EP, A Vile Decree, HANGMAN have made it clear that they can deliver on the same level as their labelmates Mizery and Backtrack.” [MORE…]

PRIMITIVE MAN: Tour With Bell Witch Underway; Caustic Full-Length Out Now And Streaming – “…one of the most hateful sounding bands out there…” — Metal Injection The nihilistic Denver-based doom-bringers in PRIMITIVE MAN will kick off a co-headlining North American tour with Bell Witch this week. The tour commences October 25th in Denver, Colorado and ends November 17th in Fort Worth, Texas. A full list of confirmed dates is available below. [MORE…]

KROSIS: North Carolina-Based Death Metal Unit Joins Unique Leader Records – North Carolina-based death metal unit KROSIS is the latest addition to the Unique Leader Records roster. The band will release their forthcoming full-length in 2018. [MORE…]

AGUSA: Eponymous Third Album Streaming In Its Entirety; Agusa Out NOW On Lasers Edge: Swedish psychedelic prog rock explorers AGUSA will issue their self-titled third LP through Laser’s Edge this Friday. Stream the hi-res digital version of the entire Agusa LP now at THIS LOCATION. The follow-up to 2015’s Agusa 2 (Två ) sees the AGUSA circle expanding their kaleidoscopic output which conjures images of nature and the cosmos, their extensive passages again leading the listener into fantastic realms of a possibly supernatural or parallel existence. The record is completed with fantastic artwork by Danilo Stankovic and design by Peter Wallgren. [MORE…]

SECT Issues “Open Grave” Via Exclaim!; No Cure For Death LP Nears Release Through Southern Lord – North American straightedge/vegan hardcore/crust outfit SECT — featuring scene lifers hailing from Cursed, Left For Dead, Catharsis, Undying, Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Day Of Suffering, Racetraitor, and more — has issued the devastating “Open Grave,” the lead track their impending second album, No Cure For Death. The new song is now playing at Exclaim! Magazine as the LP nears November release through Southern Lord. [MORE…]

GNAW: Entire Cutting Pieces LP Streaming At Invisible Oranges; Album Out NOW Through Translation Loss – As Translation Loss Records prepares for this Friday’s release of Cutting Pieces, the immersive third LP by New York City experimental/noise metal collective, GNAW, the entire album is exclusively streaming early at Invisible Oranges. GNAW, containing members/alumni of Khanate, OLD, Enos Slaughter, Ike Yard, Insect Ark, and more, employs an extensive arsenal of instrumentation on Cutting Pieces, with guitars, bass, drums, voice, lap steel guitar, Chinese cello, Weevil, conga, sawed off Kramer, Drone Thing oscillator, Alto sax, homemade light oscillator, micro cassette recorder, chain link fence, a small child, 2002 Toshiba laptop, voice dictator and space bar, and more infused into the madness. [MORE…]

EYE OF NIX: Seattle-Based Avant Doom Collective To Release Black Somnia Full-Length Via Scry Recordings; Sample Tracks Posted – Following up their critically lauded debut full length Moros, Seattle-based avant doom bringers EYE OF NIX recently completed their sophomore opus, Black Somnia. Captured by legendary sound sage Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot), Black Somnia will see release December 15th, via newly-launched Scry Recordings. [MORE…]

CANNIBAL CORPSE To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Power Trip And Gatecreeper This Week – CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off their US headlining tour in support of their upcoming Red Before Black full-length next week. The tour will commence on November 3rd and run through December 8th with support provided by Power Trip and Gatecreeper. See all confirmed dates below. Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black, the band’s fourteenth album, serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. [MORE…]

HAEMORRHAGE Shares “Gore Gourmet” Drum Playthrough Video Via Sick Drummer Magazine – Spain’s long-running purveyors of gore, HAEMORRHAGE, present the official drum playthrough for “Gore Gourmet” off the recently released We Are The Gore full-length album. Watch drummer Erik Raya blast through “Gore Gourmet” via Sick Drummer Magazine HERE. [MORE…]

KOHTI TUHOA: “Hajota Ja Hallitse” Streaming At Cvlt Nation As Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta LP Nears Southern Lord Release; Full Live Set Posted – The lead track to the new Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta LP by Helsinki, Finland’s KOHTI TUHOA, “Hajota Ja Hallitse,” is now streaming at Cvlt Nation, as the album nears release through Southern Lord in November. With the debut KOHTI TUHOA offers, “It’s one of the fastest songs on the album, and one of the last ones we finished writing before the studio. The machine gun drum roll is a perfect way to start the new album.” [MORE…]

NEKRASOV: No Clean Singing Premieres The Mirror Void Title Track; Record To Drop Next Month Via Prosthetic – “…unquestionably uncomfortable, nightmarish, shudderingly evocative, and intensely gripping…” — NEKRASOV Next month, mysterious one-man black metal army NEKRASOV will unleash the audio punishment of latest full-length The Mirror Void. With The Mirror Void, founder NKSV 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…]

GOATWHORE Kicks Off US Tour Dates With 1349 And Tombs – GOATWHORE will join 1349 and labelmates Tombs for a short run of live dates leading up to their performance at this year’s edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, California. The band will kick off the journey with a warm up show Lafayette, Louisiana Friday, October 27th before joining 1349 and Tombs in Memphis, Tennessee for six shows, including three supporting Kreator. [MORE…]

BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER Debut Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Needle Driver EP Out NOW Via Nefarious Industries – Decibel Magazine is now streaming the Needle Driver debut by BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER – the newest project of avant-jazz guitarist Brandon Seabrook – which sees release tomorrow via Nefarious Industries. The material on the Needle Driver EP was written and sharpened over a two-year period of ceaseless rehearsing and steadfast guerrilla tactics. Damaged skronk, asymmetric time signatures, fractured guitar blasts, and hulking bass are the hallmarks of this trio. Incredibly diverse tones run deep through the record, with jaw-dropping musicianship bursting forth from each member, with unfathomably complex arrangements shining through gleaming, ethereal soundscapes, resulting in a unique, immersive, and impressive listening experience. Needle Driver was recorded, mixed, and mastered by legendary engineer Martin Bisi (Swans, Sonic Youth) in the cavernous BC Studios. [MORE…]

UNTIL THE SKY DIES: No Clean Singing Debuts “IV” As The Year Zero Blueprint LP Nears Release Via Cimmerian Shade Recordings – No Clean Singing is now streaming “IV” from The Year Zero Blueprint — the debut LP by doom/avant-metal experimenters UNTIL THE SKY DIES – preceding the album’s release through Cimmerian Shade Recordings next Friday, November 3rd. UNTIL THE SKY DIES’ Clint Listing describes the track’s sound and place in the dystopian storyline of The Year Zero Blueprint, “Surf rock meets avant-metal…This is our Dick Dale-meets-Melvins moment. The story continues 2,500 years into mankind; the Creators lose track and forget to imprint one soul with its place in society and free will begins.” [MORE…]

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