Roundup From The Compound – November 6th, 2017


MAMMOTH GRINDER: Magic Bullet Records’ Digital Reissue Series Concludes With “In & Out” b/w “See Me Hang” + Amebix Cover – Magic Bullet Records concludes its MAMMOTH GRINDER MONDAYS series of reissuing the band’s back-catalog into the universe, today releasing the “In & Out” b/w “See Me Hang” single. “In & Out” b/w “See Me Hang” was originally a 7” that was self-released on April Fools’ Day in 2012 by Austin, Texas death/grind/d-beat outfit MAMMOTH GRINDER. 100 were issued on clear vinyl for the Chaos in Texas Festival with the rest being issued on black. As a special bonus for the digital version, the band offers up a scorching cover of Amebix’s “Arise!” on top of the two originals. Long out of print since its release, 2017 marks the first time that these songs have been officially offered via all streaming and digital service providers. [MORE…]

CENTURIES To Release Second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, Through Southern Lord In January; “Bygones” Now Streaming – CENTURIES announces the band’s incoming second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding. The album is now set for January release through Southern Lord Recordings, and the track “Bygones” has been released early as the band begins to book live actions for the upcoming year. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE’s When The Lights Go Out Series Launched For Halloween; Vol. I EP Downloadable For FREE – GRIDFAILURE begins a new EP series under the collective title When The Lights Go Out, releasing the first installment of the series for free download today for Halloween. The When The Lights Go Out series has been formed in order to broadcast the more ethereal, ambient, and abstract soundscapes of GRIDFAILURE’s sound, attempting to hone-in on the otherworldly horror from which the outfit metastasized in early 2016. The passages within the series will bear sparse percussion or distinct lyrical and vocal elements, rather focusing on atmospheric horror soundscapes and supernatural auras, invoking one’s childhood fears while aiming at creating new ones within the listener. [MORE…]

INFINITE SPECTRUM Releases Lovecraft-Inspired “The Stranger Things I’ve Learned” Lyric Video Via Svbterranean – New York City progressive rock/metal outfit INFINITE SPECTRUM has issued a new lyric video from their H. P. Lovecraft-inspired Haunter Of The Dark album, out now on Sensory Records. The captivating new video was created for the band by Wayne Joyner for the track “The Stranger Things I’ve Learned.” Offers INFINITE SPECTRUM, “This track is roughly at the halfway point of the album and has a very melancholy feel. It’s at this point in the story that our narrator finds himself longing for the innocence he once knew and simultaneously overcome with anxiety from the occult knowledge he has attained. It’s a rather introspective and haunting track. ‘The Stranger Things I’ve Learned’ is one of a few low-key numbers on Haunter Of The Dark where we went for more of a classic prog feel. The arrangement slightly veers into the orchestral, but in a way the supports the main instrumentation of the band. It’s sonically open and ebbs and flows musically in a very dreamlike way.” [MORE…]

STRIFE To Issue Live At The Troubadour DVD And Album Through WAR Records For Record Store Day; Trailer + Preorders Posted – Los Angeles hardcore quintet STRIFE will release a special Live At The Troubadour DVD and album through WAR Records on Record Store Day. A trailer and preorders for all formats have been released. [MORE…]

OBLIVION: New Video From Extreme Metal Unit Featuring Current/Past Members Of All Shall Perish, Antagony, The Zenith Passage Now Playing; The Path Towards Preorders Available – November 17th will see the anticipated release of The Path Towards… full-length from OBLIVION, the extreme metal unit featuring within its ranks vocalist/bassist Nick Vasallo (ex-Antagony), guitarists Ben Orum (All Shall Perish, ex-Antagony) and Ted O’Neill (ex-Alchemicon), and drummer Luis Martinez (ex-Antagony, ex-The Zenith Passage). In advance of its release, the band is pleased to unveil the visual accompaniment to the track “Mechanistic Hollow.” [MORE…]

HANGMAN: A Vile Decree From Long Island Hardcore Act Streaming At New Noise Magazine; EP Out NOW Via Flatspot Records – New Noise Magazine is now streaming the entire A Vile Decree debut EP by Long Island hardcore outfit HANGMAN, days before the record drops through Flatspot Records. HANGMAN delivers five high-impact hardcore anthems on their proper debut, A Vile Decree surging with upbeat energy interjected with slamming grooves and vicious breakdowns. The EP was recorded and mixed in spring 2017 at Silver Bullet Studio in Connecticut with Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud, Recycled Earth) and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering, and features guest vocals from Neglect’s Brian Zoid on the track “Abandoned.” [MORE…]

TREPANERINGSRITUALEN: Kainskult LP By Swedish Industrial Act Dubbed Album Of The Day At Bandcamp – The new Kainskult LP by Swedish ritualistic death industrial outfit TREPANERINGSRITUALEN was declared Album Of The Day at Bandcamp Daily early this week. “Kainskult is a ferocious album, one that often feels like a portal into the very human heart of hell,” Bandcamp’s intense review of the new album includes. “Songs crumble and fall in thick slabs, leaving nothing but agony in their wake. But for all its ferocity, the album’s most startling moments are the delicate ones—the silence that comes after a violent storm. Even amidst the industrial chaos of Kainskult, there is still beauty to be found.” [MORE…]

ELM: Dog Full-Length From Italian Noise Rockers Out NOW And Streaming Via Bronson RecordingsDog is the latest full-length from Italian noise rockers ELM. Out now via Italy’s Bronson Recordings, the record was captured live at the band’s rehearsal studio in April 2017 and 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…]

GOATWHORE Records Exclusive New Track For Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series – GOATWHORE returns less than six months since the release of their critically-adored Vengeful Ascension full-length with a new track, “Command To Destroy,” available exclusively via Decibel Magazine’s renowned Flexi Series. [MORE…]

ALLEGAEON: North American Tour With Ne Obliviscaris UnderwayALLEGAEON kicked off a month-long North American tour supporting Ne Obliviscaris in San Francisco, California. The journey will run through December 4th in Anaheim, California. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

ATOLL: Metal Injection’s Dank Slams Debuts “Battlestar Gonorrhea” Video From Gore House Productions-Bound Fallout Frenzy – As Gore House Productions prepares to release Fallout Frenzy, the second album from Phoenix-based ATOLL, Metal Injection has debuted an official video for the record’s “Battlestar Gonorrhea” alongside an interview with the band through its Dank Slams sessions. [MORE…]

KOHTI TUHOA: Entire Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta LP Streaming At Noisey Ahead Of Southern Lord North American Release – Noisey is now streaming the entire Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta full-length by Helsinki, Finland hardcore punk warriors, KOHTI TUHOA, ahead of the LP’s North American release through Southern Lord in November. Recorded in May 2017 at V.R. Studio in Turku, Finland, Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta was engineered by Jussi Vuola, mixed by Jussi Vuola and KOHTI TUHOA, mastered and cut by Jukka Sarapää at Timmion Cutting, and finalized with artwork by returning artist Jaakko Karjula. The album crushes twelve relentless tracks of socio-political unrest, including a cover of Painajainen’s “Saatanan Lampaat.” [MORE…]

IRON MONKEY Shares New Video For “Toadcrucifier – R.I.P.PER;” 9-13 Out Now On Relapse Records – Cult UK doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY is pleased to unveil the official video for “Toadcrucifier – R.I.P.PER.” The track comes by way of the band’s recently-issued 9-13 full-length out now on Relapse Records. [MORE…]

MAYHEM: North American Takeover With Immolation And Black Anvil UnderwayMAYHEM’s live set is palpably evil, guided by the deranged vocal presence of Attila Csihar, who gave an unnerving performance on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas…” — Loudwire Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM will descend upon North America for a month-long live takeover from November 3rd to December 2nd. Support will be provided by Immolation and Black Anvil, the latter of which appeared with the band on their last stateside expedition. The tour follows the band’s recent Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum trek. Additionally, 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. MAYHEM will perform on April 1st alongside Carcass, Repulsion, Dream Death, and more. [MORE…]

GATECREEPER: US Tour With Cannibal Corpse And Power Trip Underway – Arizona death dealers GATECREEPER will kick off a month-long US tour supporting Cannibal Corpse. The journey begins with a warm up headlining show tonight in New Orleans, Louisiana. From there, the band will join Cannibal Corpse for a run through December 8th. Additional support will be provided by Power Trip. The band’s latest journey follows their recent European tour with Ratlord. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

KHEMMIS To Join Decibel Magazine Tour With Enslaved, Wolves In The Throne Room, And Myrkur; Band Receives New Endorsements + Third Album Due In 2018 – Denver’s KHEMMIS has been confirmed to take part in the 2018 installment of Decibel Magazine’s annual tour, joining Enslaved, Wolves In The Throne Room, and Myrkur. [MORE…]

SCOUR: Red EP From Extreme Metal Collective Featuring Members Of Down, Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, And More Out NOW And Streaming Via Housecore Records – Today marks the official release day of Red, the blistering new EP from extreme metal supergroup SCOUR. SCOUR is the brainchild of Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index). Their latest manifestation serves as part two of a three-part EP series. [MORE…]

UNTIL THE SKY DIES: The Year Zero Blueprint LP By Avant-Metal Duo Now Playing; Album Out NOW Via Cimmerian Shade Recordings – “…the beefy, distorted riffing has a ghoulish, night-dark atmosphere, and the lead-guitar harmonies are slithery and demented… the voices sound like monstrous cannibals gnawing bones and spitting acid caustic enough to etch glass.” – No Clean Singing The Year Zero Blueprint — the debut LP by doom/avant-metal duo UNTIL THE SKY DIES – is out today through Cimmerian Shade Recordings. Now available on CD, LP, and all digital platforms, the dystopian metal experiment can be streamed in its entirety. [MORE…]

FRIENDSHIP: Hatred LP By Japanese Harsh Hardcore Act Now Available Through Southern Lord; Album Streaming – Hatred, the corrosive debut full-length onslaught from Japan’s mysterious harsh, doom-fueled crust/hardcore outfit FRIENDSHIP, is now available through Southern Lord, the LP streaming in its cruel entirety. [MORE…]

SIGNS OF THE SWARM: The Disfigurement Of Existence From Pittsburgh Death Legion Out NOW And Streaming Via Unique Leader – “…a record that tears away with absolute carnage and raw brutality…” — Metal Injection The Disfigurement Of Existence full-length from Pittsburgh death legion SIGNS OF THE SWARM is out now via Unique Leader. [MORE…]

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